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Old 05-19-2013, 03:55 PM   #226
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We just got back and they were more prevalent than in the past.

This is pure speculation, and it is coming from a CM that we met and chatted with in line for a while, but he and his wife (both CM's) said that they heard it was because WDW had changed over to a more natural fertilizer recycled from AK.

Like I said, it was purely speculation, although we did notice a lot more pungency from the fertilizer even before this conversation.

Take it for what it is worth, afterall, my source was a CM, and they aren't any less susceptible to misinformation than anyone else.
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Old 05-19-2013, 04:27 PM   #227
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We just got back and they were more prevalent than in the past.

This is pure speculation, and it is coming from a CM that we met and chatted with in line for a while, but he and his wife (both CM's) said that they heard it was because WDW had changed over to a more natural fertilizer recycled from AK.

Like I said, it was purely speculation, although we did notice a lot more pungency from the fertilizer even before this conversation.

Take it for what it is worth, afterall, my source was a CM, and they aren't any less susceptible to misinformation than anyone else.
Seems very unlikely considering locals in the area have commented (in this thread!) that they've had fly problems, too, and they aren't using Disney's new fertilizer.

I think it's just a theory someone came up with, which is making the rounds because it sounds plausible until you actually dig into it.
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Old 05-19-2013, 09:51 PM   #228
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Forgive me if I'm repeating something-I haven't completely read through the thread. We're here now and so far haven't noticed any flies or other bugs. We've been to HS, AK, and MK. This is just our second full day, but no problems as of yet.
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Old 05-19-2013, 10:58 PM   #229
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I was there yesterday and was at DHS and AK. Didn't have any real issues. I had a few issues a few weeks back, but it was fine yesterday. Just a fly or two here and there, no "swarms" or anything.
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Old 05-20-2013, 07:42 AM   #230
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One of the locals here that posted recently about the common housefly assault We've had some rain, I think this may have helped I still see one or two but nothing like originally reported Was at AK yesterday and the same thing saw one every now and then no big deal not hovering over food or landing on us So hopefully this is the end of it until the next onslaught...which would be mosquitoes maybe ?
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:09 AM   #231
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I was worried about this after reading this thread! We were there Thurs - Sunday and had no fly issues at all. I saw a fly land on a woman's leg while waiting on line at Splash Mt and this thread came to mind. I had a moment when I feared a swarm or mothra-like giant fly attack... But... Only one fly.
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:40 AM   #232
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I saw this thread before going to WDW late last week and Sat. I definitely did notice more flies than normal at both EPCOT and MK (esp around Adventureland). While noticeable, it wasn't too annoying and it didn't ruin our stay.
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:15 AM   #233
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Spent the weekend at WDW and the problem is solved. No more fly swarms or love bugs! No need to worry about it, they are both gone!!
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Old 05-21-2013, 02:17 PM   #234
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Spent the weekend at WDW and the problem is solved. No more fly swarms or love bugs! No need to worry about it, they are both gone!!
Thank you so much for posting this update! We are leaving in just a few days and I have been following this thread and stressing a bit about the flies. My DD is seriously phobic about any and all flying insects. Yes, even flies So now I can relax (and find some other detail to stress about...)
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Spent the weekend at WDW and the problem is solved. No more fly swarms or love bugs! No need to worry about it, they are both gone!!
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So now I can relax (and find some other detail to stress about...)
That shouldn't be to difficult with all the details on this board. Forty years of Disney trips and I still find new things to stress over.
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Old 05-21-2013, 04:39 PM   #236
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Great to hear!
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Old 05-21-2013, 05:35 PM   #237
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That's funny how quickly they got it resolved. We were there May 11-19 and it was crazy (especially early on in the visit). In the Peter Pan line, all you saw were people constantly swatting or waving their hands. The CMs said Disney was aware and was spraying to try and alleviate the problem. We did not notice it as bad near the end of the trip. I guess it worked.
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Great to hear... didn't realize my thread was going to go this long lol. Glad the problem is solved and everyone is enjoying themselves at the parks
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We ate breakfast in The Land pavilion at Epcot on Monday and all we did was swat at flies. Lol!
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Great to read on the day of my single digit dance!

Thank you to everyone who provided updates. I really appreciate it.
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