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Old 04-23-2014, 06:57 PM   #1
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Holding hands in the parks?

I was wondering. I'm planning a vacation with the bf, but we are not doing the gay days thing. How comfortable is it to be able to hold hands like other couples do? We're not going to be making out all over the place. Maybe a quick peck now and then. Has anyone experienced any uncomfortableness?
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Old 04-23-2014, 07:04 PM   #2
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I was wondering. I'm planning a vacation with the bf, but we are not doing the gay days thing. How comfortable is it to be able to hold hands like other couples do? We're not going to be making out all over the place. Maybe a quick peck now and then. Has anyone experienced any uncomfortableness?
Honestly, I haven't even noticed gay couples in the park. Either they're very nonchalant about it, like most hetero couples are, or they're not doing it.

I'd say treat it like everyday life. If you wouldn't be comfortable holding hand walking through the mall or down the street, you probably wouldn't be comfortable doing it at Disney. Most people don't mind; those who do would be like those in your town that have a problem with you.
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Old 04-23-2014, 11:57 PM   #3
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Honestly, I haven't even noticed gay couples in the park. Either they're very nonchalant about it, like most hetero couples are, or they're not doing it.

I'd say treat it like everyday life. If you wouldn't be comfortable holding hand walking through the mall or down the street, you probably wouldn't be comfortable doing it at Disney. Most people don't mind; those who do would be like those in your town that have a problem with you.
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Old 04-24-2014, 12:10 AM   #4
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My dgf and I are planning on holding hands, I don't think anyone will really notice or comment. I'd consider disney to be a safe space since so many cast members are family.

Go and enjoy yourselves and know that if anyone does raise a stink that CMs will be there to assist you.
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Old 04-24-2014, 12:27 AM   #5
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Doesn't bother my family at all. Enjoy your vacation
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Old 04-24-2014, 05:35 AM   #6
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Respect if you do hold hands, I am still a bit nervous about it ( reserved Brit lol ).
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Old 04-24-2014, 09:37 AM   #7
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I just wanted to say that I'm sorry that you even have to ask this question...

There is always someone, somewhere who will judge something.

I hope you have a great vacation...and not let people who would otherwise have an issue with it, stand in your way...
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Old 04-24-2014, 03:41 PM   #8
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I've walked down Main Street holding a female and male friends (both platonic) hand as well as on a date. Didn't get any different reaction between the occurrences.
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Old 04-24-2014, 07:40 PM   #9
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I have seen gay couples holding hands at WDW and no one seemed to even notice. Same thing with DL. I wouldn't worry!

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Old 04-24-2014, 07:49 PM   #10
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I agree that it is sad that you feel you have to ask this question.

I think anything that's acceptable for a straight couple is acceptable for a gay couple too. I wouldn't feel uncomfortable seeing a man and a woman holding hands or having a quick peck, why should it be any different for a gay couple
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I agree that it is sad that you feel you have to ask this question.

I think anything that's acceptable for a straight couple is acceptable for a gay couple too. I wouldn't feel uncomfortable seeing a man and a woman holding hands or having a quick peck, why should it be any different for a gay couple
This. I have been in line at both WDW--Soarin' and Universal-- Poseidon's Fury behind couples who have been attempting to remove each other's tonsils with their tongues, along with some pretty serious butt rubbing to go along with. Seriously, not something I need to witness while "trapped" in the confines of a line. I didn't mention whether the couples were gay or straight because it doesn't matter. Inappropriate is inappropriate.

So, hold hands, have your quick kiss, otherwise, Get a room!
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Old 04-25-2014, 02:03 AM   #12
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My gf and I have been many times, sometimes hold hands, sometimes don't... Just like everyone else... And last time we wore "just engaged" buttons and received only positive comments from cast and other guests... Was absolutely great... Never a negative. Be yourself... Be respectful and have a great time. We are actually having a disney wedding in October!
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Old 04-28-2014, 04:15 PM   #13
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My DW and I hold hands all the time and we've never even gotten so much as a second look. We also sometimes steal quick pecks and while it makes her nervous ("What if there are parents who don't want their kids to see?" She always asks), we've never had a single negative reaction at all.

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Old 04-29-2014, 03:13 PM   #14
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I doubt anyone will draw any attention towards you guys as a couple. When my girlfriend and I went, some Disney photographers insisted that we kiss, hug, and hold a baby (they would later add simba into my arms). Everyone seems to be very inclusive, so I wouldn't worry about it.
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Old 05-10-2014, 05:55 PM   #15
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We held hands from time to time and even stole a kiss here and there. No one seemed to care if they even noticed. As was mentioned before, a couple displaying joy and love is normal and acceptable to most, but there is a time and a place for everything.
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