Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 05-15-2013, 02:40 PM   #121
Lindymagoo
Earning My Ears
 
Lindymagoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Northwest Ohio
Posts: 57

We were there from 7th-12th, staying at the cabins at Ft. Wilderness. I brought a ton of bug spray, and to be honest, I think I sprayed our deck area one night, and that was it. I did not notice the swarms of flies that everyone has been talking about while we were there. But then again, I was not looking for them either.

We did see some love bugs, and several hundred tried to hitch a ride on our car for the ride back north, but I am pretty sure, none of them made it out of Florida alive. Lol.
__________________
Lindymagoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2013, 05:23 PM   #122
FortForever
Disney since Day 1
 
FortForever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Florida - Home of the Mouse
Posts: 924

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lindymagoo View Post
But then again, I was not looking for them either.
Oh, believe me, you would not have to be looking for them. If you hit a pocket, you would surely notice.

Many posters seem to be missing the fact that they are not everywhere. They are in isolated pockets within the parks and some resorts. Of the swarms that I encountered, only two were near food places.

I have spent 12 days in WDW in the past three weeks. I didn't run across the flies every day. The majority of all the parks were fly-free. Then, out of nowhere, I would be in the middle of a swarm. The swarms were not always located in the same locations day to day.

It's hard to describe to people who have not been unfortunate enough to run into them. You could spend a week at the parks, and if you were never in the wrong place at the wrong time, you would never encounter them.
FortForever is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 05-15-2013, 06:37 PM   #123
dawgem
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 18

What a terrible thing to read while planning a trip.

More meals at the condo.

dawgem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2013, 06:38 PM   #124
dawgem
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 18

I read the one post about applying deet online.

Does anyone have a tip about what to use to deter evil flies?
dawgem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2013, 06:43 PM   #125
Kimbysmom
Mouseketeer
 
Kimbysmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 256

We flew home on the 3rd, and I'm grateful after reading this thread. Although, we were in MK on the 2nd, and my dd and I both noticed a small swarm of flies in front of Cinderella's Castle. One thing that did gross dd out though, were the numerous dead ants floating in the Cars pool at AOA
__________________
Me DH DD(9) Jimmy Lelo

Kimbysmom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2013, 06:53 PM   #126
FortForever
Disney since Day 1
 
FortForever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Florida - Home of the Mouse
Posts: 924

Quote:
Originally Posted by dawgem View Post
I read the one post about applying deet online.

Does anyone have a tip about what to use to deter evil flies?
You will not need it. The flies are easy to get away from. They are not everywhere. If you run across a swarm, just walk away from it. For some reason, they stay together.
FortForever is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2013, 07:00 PM   #127
ChrisnKim913
DIS Veteran
 
ChrisnKim913's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: 2 hours from the mouse
Posts: 630

Touring Plans just posted on Twitter that the doors of the Liberty Tree Tavern were closed for dinner. When they asked a CM, they said its due to the flies. Nice to see WDW is aware of the problem
ChrisnKim913 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2013, 07:50 PM   #128
MyHappiestPlace
Mouseketeer
 
MyHappiestPlace's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Hop, skip and jump from The Happiest Place on Earth
Posts: 214

We noticed the fly situation this past weekend as well. We went to DTD and visited The Basin - tons of flies!! Of course the doors were open but I have never seen flies like this before in this store even w/ doors open. The next day we went to Blizzard Beach and again more flies!! I live about 20 min from WDW and I have never seen anything quite like this. Its annoying! I mean lovebugs are annoying to a point; but these werre SUPER annoying.
MyHappiestPlace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2013, 08:15 PM   #129
TwinkleKS
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 315

I must live a fly infested life because I didn't think the bugs seemed that horrible.

We were there last week, and yes there were love bugs around, but I wasn't really bothered by it. Sure they swarmed near trash cans, so I stayed away from the trash cans unless throwing away trash. Plus, I think the love bugs are pretty harmless. They don't do anything to you, unlike mosquitos. So we didn't use any bug spray and I can remember maybe a handful of times in seven days when one of my kids squeeled because the bug was actually on them.
TwinkleKS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2013, 08:52 PM   #130
lillykat
DIS Veteran
 
lillykat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Too far from WDW
Posts: 1,506

Quote:
Originally Posted by FortForever

You will not need it. The flies are easy to get away from. They are not everywhere. If you run across a swarm, just walk away from it. For some reason, they stay together.
They have been pretty bad. The flies seem to have been everywhere at the magic kingdom yesterday. There was no gwtting away from them there. Everyone was commenting on them.

But not sure bug spray will do much. They are everywhere and annoying but other than all over they haven't bothered us.
__________________
May 2014 POR Girls' Birthday and our 10 Anniversary Trip!!!!!!!
May 2013 POR Princess Trip! May 2010 POLY DD#2's 1st birthdaySept 2008 POLY - DD#1's 1st tripApril 2004 - AKL honeymoonJanuary 2002 at AKL
lillykat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2013, 09:17 PM   #131
BoardWalkBelle
DIS Veteran
 
BoardWalkBelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 873

Love bugs and flies have been very few the past two days. Hopefully they will be completely gone. I know the love bugs will be gone very soon. The flies have been nuts!
BoardWalkBelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2013, 09:21 PM   #132
AddiesDad
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Pottstown, PA
Posts: 9

swarms of flies

We just got back today, the flies were out of control. One cast member did tell us it was from the new "organic fertilizer" they were using and that the management was aware of the issue. They seemed to be most attracted to strollers, as there was always a bunch on the canopy when we came back to where we parked it. The area around The Lunching Pad was especially infested. There were huge patches of flies under tables - even tables people were eating at. Kids were jumping trying to squash a few.
AddiesDad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2013, 09:49 PM   #133
Feralpeg
Diet coke lover
Can now visit the parks anytime
My DD, the movie star
Sean Bean...is he related to Mr. Bean?
 
Feralpeg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Windermere, FL
Posts: 18,169

Quote:
Originally Posted by AddiesDad View Post
We just got back today, the flies were out of control. One cast member did tell us it was from the new "organic fertilizer" they were using and that the management was aware of the issue. They seemed to be most attracted to strollers, as there was always a bunch on the canopy when we came back to where we parked it. The area around The Lunching Pad was especially infested. There were huge patches of flies under tables - even tables people were eating at. Kids were jumping trying to squash a few.
The flies are bad all over the area. They are bad at my home and I haven't used any new fertilizer. I was swarmed at Winter Garden Village which is at least ten miles from Disney property. It's just a bad year for flies!
Feralpeg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2013, 09:54 PM   #134
bwang123
Posts: 1,457,177,981
 
bwang123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Location: Location
Posts: 782

we are here now and while eating my frankfurter in germany a group of flies snatched half of it and took off when i wasn't looking. when i chased after them a few of their friends flew off with my beer. i complained and disney gave me free captain eo fast passes.
__________________
OCT '15 | MAY '15 AKL | OCT '13 VWL (MNSSHP) | MAY '13 BWV | DEC '12 SSR/AKV | MAR '12 ASM/ASSp/BLT | MAR '11 POFQ/CBR | MAY '08 CS | '95 DL Offsite | '93 & '94 DW Offiste

bwang123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2013, 09:57 PM   #135
FortForever
Disney since Day 1
 
FortForever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Florida - Home of the Mouse
Posts: 924

Quote:
Originally Posted by lillykat View Post
They have been pretty bad. The flies seem to have been everywhere at the magic kingdom yesterday. There was no gwtting away from them there. Everyone was commenting on them.

But not sure bug spray will do much. They are everywhere and annoying but other than all over they haven't bothered us.

Ack! Then they're getting worse. I was at MK on Saturday and you could still get away from them at that time.
FortForever is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:16 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

You Rated this Thread: