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Old 06-27-2011, 01:16 PM   #61
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I'm glad to see I'm not alone in my Curmudgeonry. I love Disney Cruises.However I find alot of things just plain cheesy. The way the announcer says our name when we come on the ship is embarrasing. The sail away party...cheesy. Pirate Night Party....cheesy. I don't care who the cruise director is, I'snt he really just an announcer?. I really don't care about meeting the captain. Good to see I'm not the only one
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Old 06-27-2011, 01:23 PM   #62
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I'm with everyone on the cheesy dining room "shows". It was more like torture for those poor cm's! Does anyone really think they enjoy doing that twice a night every night!?
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Old 06-27-2011, 03:15 PM   #63
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Now that you mention it, I've never quite understand the whole pillow case thing either. I can understand (sort of) getting the character to sign an autograph face to face, but not the whole back room pillow case deal.

I have visions of some crew member, sitting in a t-shirt, smoking a stogie and taking swigs from a whiskey bottle sitting there signing, "(heart) Snow White."
Totally in agreement about the pillow case signing and I coughed soda on my keyboard when I read your vision.
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Old 06-27-2011, 03:49 PM   #64
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When I first saw this thread I thought 'aw, c'mon - it's Disney, have a little fun, get into the spirit.' then... I started reading. HILARIOUS!!!

We haven't even been on a cruise yet, and I'm almost excited to giggle at what everyone has said is cheesy and over the top. While I've been stuck in Disney Delight, gotta give props to "The Curmudgeon" for this humorous take on DCL.

Thanks for a funny thread - and the image of a scruffy cigar smoking Snow White won't soon leave my head!!!
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Old 06-27-2011, 03:55 PM   #65
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Totally in agreement about the pillow case signing and I coughed soda on my keyboard when I read your vision.
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Old 06-27-2011, 03:58 PM   #66
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My issues are with the parents who think that just because we are on a cruise ship and they are contained, and they can just completely leave their little angels alone.
I watched numerous parents leave their kids at the family pool telling them that Mommy & Daddy were going over to the adult pool and that they should come and get them if the needed them.
And then two minutes later the little angels would turn into devils because nobody was around and then made the pool un enjoyable for the rest of us.
That's my complaint.
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Old 06-27-2011, 04:06 PM   #67
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This past cruise during our last show, I asked the little boy behind me to please stop kicking my seat (serious kicking...my head was moving!). His mother basically told me that since we were on a Disney Cruise, I should just deal with it.
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Old 06-27-2011, 04:18 PM   #68
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Adults?

OK, OK, I know that many adults consider themselves Disney fanatics. I'm sure they are lovely people, but I just don't get the adults (OK, women) that walk around the ship all day carrying a Disney stuffed toy, mostly Mickey. They have them at the pool, at shows, on excursions, at dinner, everywhere. I know some even go to Build-A-Bear to buy their Mickey appropriate clothes for any occasion--tuxedos, swimwear, raincoats, etc.

It kinda freaks me out...

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Old 06-27-2011, 04:22 PM   #69
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I loathe the cheerleading cast members. That much perkiness must addle the brain. I also despise being spoken to like I'm am a rather dimwitted 2 year old.

At the last pirate party insanity descended om me and I queued for cake. It took forever to wind my way to the table, and they were out of forks. I asked the cast member for a fork and she made a hand gesture tomme that I should eat the cake with my hands. I wanted to make a finger gesture back at her but opted to just snarl politely.

I finally found a fork and went up to deck 10, where promptly a strong gust of wind came and blew my piece of cake off my plate and over the railing. It would have been poetic justice had the wind-launched cake hit the fork gesturing cast member in the face. I would have then considered the evening a great success.
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Best thread in awhile! I needed a good laugh.
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Old 06-27-2011, 06:17 PM   #71
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I'm glad to see I'm not alone in my Curmudgeonry. I love Disney Cruises.However I find alot of things just plain cheesy. The way the announcer says our name when we come on the ship is embarrasing. The sail away party...cheesy. Pirate Night Party....cheesy. I don't care who the cruise director is, I'snt he really just an announcer?. I really don't care about meeting the captain. Good to see I'm not the only one
I agree completely about the sail away party. It is cheesy. I like the act of sailing away but the party is much ado about nothing. Other than an opportunity for the cast members to whip themselves up into a Splenda induced frenzy.
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OK, OK, I know that many adults consider themselves Disney fanatics. I'm sure they are lovely people, but I just don't get the adults (OK, women) that walk around the ship all day carrying a Disney stuffed toy, mostly Mickey. They have them at the pool, at shows, on excursions, at dinner, everywhere. I know some even go to Build-A-Bear to buy their Mickey appropriate clothes for any occasion--tuxedos, swimwear, raincoats, etc.

It kinda freaks me out...

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Those aren't stuffed toys. They're familiars.
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Old 06-27-2011, 07:13 PM   #73
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Does anyone really think they enjoy doing that twice a night every night!?
I've been a cast member. Not on the cruise ships, but in MK at WDW. Some of us don't mind doing things like that at all. Some of us love it.

If only you all knew what some cast members go through to make your vacation as magical as they can ... It's impressive, and there's a reason we all come back, cheese or no ...
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Old 06-27-2011, 07:41 PM   #74
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OK, OK, I know that many adults consider themselves Disney fanatics. I'm sure they are lovely people, but I just don't get the adults (OK, women) that walk around the ship all day carrying a Disney stuffed toy, mostly Mickey. They have them at the pool, at shows, on excursions, at dinner, everywhere. I know some even go to Build-A-Bear to buy their Mickey appropriate clothes for any occasion--tuxedos, swimwear, raincoats, etc.

It kinda freaks me out...

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Old 06-27-2011, 08:11 PM   #75
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Totally hilarious. I do love watching the grandchildren enjoy all the cheese though. Just call me Grandma
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