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Old 09-27-2013, 12:49 PM   #31
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-Rides that speak in both English AND Spanish (This is America)
When I went to India 4 years ago, I connected in Frankfurt Germany. When I was walking through the terminal, I heard other languages and it hit me that I was a "foreigner". I would have been up the creek if they had the attitude that they would only make announcements in German (this is Germany). Obviously, WDW attracts alot of people speaking Spanish and they want to accomodate.
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Old 09-27-2013, 12:50 PM   #32
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Old 09-27-2013, 12:50 PM   #33
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Then why not just say

"people not shutting up during attractions that you need to be listening to."

If they were blonde Americans talking who she have said " blonde people not shutting up during attractions that you need to be listening to."?

I somehow doubt it
If someone speaks some language other than English and is on an attraction such as RnR or ToT, talking will be at a minimum and screaming will be more common. Screaming is a common language.

In an attraction such as CoP, there is a LOT of narration and you are essentially just sitting there listening to a great deal of English being spoken with almost no action. If you understand English, maybe you enjoy it or maybe you are bored. If you do not understand English, you're just sitting there only minimally involved, as you do not understand the language and spoken language (English) is a HUGE part of CoP.

You then have a choice. Keep quiet and let the ones who do understand the language enjoy the attraction. Or deal with your boredom by having a lively conversation in whatever language you speak.

I've been the person in the attraction/tour who understood only a word here or there. I chose to keep quiet. If DH and I had instead carried on a conversation in English since we were clueless about what the guide/narration was saying, we would have been rude. Just rude. And I promise you, someone would have been complaining about "those foreigners/Americans" and they'd have been right.
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Old 09-27-2013, 12:51 PM   #34
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You know we all have at least one, or more. So, what's yours?

Mine is foreign people (people from other countries, nationalities, whatever is the politically correct way of saying it ) not shutting up during attractions that you need to be listening to. Carousel of Progress has always been my favorite Disney attraction, and this time I took my adult DD with me who had never been to Disney before so it was her first time to experience this attraction.


Wow. So if my Mom, who is from Germany, was behind you and talking, but in English ( she's since become a citizen) would that be bothersome or not??

I think a better way convey this would be, "People who talk during rides."

Or you could go sit on a bench with the poster who doesn't like announcements to be in any other language. 'Cause you know Disney rarely has tourists from other countries.
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Old 09-27-2013, 12:52 PM   #35
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-Rides that speak in both English AND Spanish (This is America)
How do you feel about visiting a foreign country and being addressed in English? For example, France -- every waiter and every hotel clerk will speak good English. Signage and brochures at tourist attractions are printed in multiple languages, including English. It's just good business.

FWIW, the United States doesn't have an official language.
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Old 09-27-2013, 12:56 PM   #36
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Never been, although there was one time I was thinking about it. What's it like? I understand there's lots of walking involved. That and the sweltering Florida weather during the summer (which I have experienced before). If I had any pet peeves those would probably be it.

I've learned that rude people are found everywhere, so it doesn't become a pet peeve as long as you don't let it bother you.
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Old 09-27-2013, 12:57 PM   #37
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How do you feel about visiting a foreign country and being addressed in English? For example, France -- every waiter and every hotel clerk will speak good English. Signage and brochures at tourist attractions are printed in multiple languages, including English. It's just good business.

FWIW, the United States doesn't have an official language.


I will say, I was so pleasantly surprised at how many people spoke English in Seoul. We were clueless and appreciative at how much help we had despite our own helplessness . We even had help in the subway when we got lost - twice. We were embarrassed to get back to Dulles airport and see how disrespectfully the Koreans were treated in America.

On the other hand, we would never visit Korea and chant loudly in a group at their tourist attractions .
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Old 09-27-2013, 01:08 PM   #38
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We had a 10-day trip last month. Come to think of it, nothing really annoyed me that's not common to any place that attracts tons of people. Sure, people block the walkways, let their kids climb on railings, etc. But I've seen the same things happen at the supermarket. It's just more pronounced at WDW because of the sheer number of people and the length of time we spend there (I don't generally spend 12 hours straight at the supermarket). We stayed offsite, rented a car, and did things on our own schedule. Good times!
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Old 09-27-2013, 01:26 PM   #39
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My pet peeve is entitled, jingoistic Americans who get angry when someone dares to speak a foreign language in their presence. God, they're all over the parks, and they're SO loud, and there are just so many of them. It really aggravates me to be stuck in lines behind them. I wish Disney could do something about it.
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Old 09-27-2013, 01:44 PM   #40
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My pet peeve is all you "furriners" who just don't seem to understand that we Flori-duh residents are more important than any of you "turrists!" After all, you know what they say about furriners - they're not from around here! (Now removing tongue from cheek.)

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Edited to add: I'll bet if I thought about it long enough, I could write that post in Spanish!
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Old 09-27-2013, 02:25 PM   #41
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Old 09-27-2013, 02:27 PM   #42
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Wow, I just read through this thread and my little pet peeve may cause hysterical laughter but here goes. I've always been a little annoyed that we travel to WDW and there are only a limited amount of characters available at any given time to see. I mean it is where all of the characters should live right? Why should all of the 7 dwarfs & Jiminy Cricket only be around during "special" occasions? Just my little pet peeve or thing that always kind of bothered me. Not a deal breaker but more of a "This is McDonalds what do you mean you are out of hamburgers?" Kind of thought.
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Old 09-27-2013, 02:29 PM   #43
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You know we all have at least one, or more. So, what's yours?

Mine is foreign people (people from other countries, nationalities, whatever is the politically correct way of saying it ) not shutting up during attractions that you need to be listening to. Carousel of Progress has always been my favorite Disney attraction, and this time I took my adult DD with me who had never been to Disney before so it was her first time to experience this attraction.

We had a family (4 adults/3 children) speaking Spanish the entire time directly behind us. They were not quiet about it either. Everyone else was being quiet, except for a child now and then but that is to be expected.

Now, I don't know if they could not speak English, but please...if you don't understand the English language and you still go into an attraction where people would want to be listening to it, please for the love of all that's holy...shut up!!!
If that annoys you so much, maybe WDW is not the best vacation for you. Maybe you can find a quieter, more isolated place or a place where they only yell in 'merican so you can have a more enjoyable time
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Old 09-27-2013, 02:36 PM   #44
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