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Old 09-22-2012, 05:52 PM   #316
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Well last time we went to WDW the only ADR we made was CRT breakfast. if we were hungry and came upon a restaurant, we would put our names in at the podium and not have too long of a wait. One time we walked up to LTT and got in right away. We needed something quick and close by because my dad was feeling funny. it wasn't until we were already seated that we realized it was a character meal.

DH excepted it to be no different this time, even though our last visit was 10 years ago. He didn't understand why I felt the need to plan for every dinner.
Hmm. I suppose many years ago that might have been the case, but I'd have been pleased as punch to do that. Today, with free dining being advertised heavily (especially in the uk) I assumed people knew not to expect walk in times to be there. Hope, fine but to expect to be able to do it, seems risky to me. I guess it varies. i just know that my fave local formal resteraunt is pretty much fully booked 2 weeks in advance, and that gets a lot less traffic than WDW :P
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Old 09-22-2012, 06:07 PM   #317
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Hmm. I suppose many years ago that might have been the case, but I'd have been pleased as punch to do that. Today, with free dining being advertised heavily (especially in the uk) I assumed people knew not to expect walk in times to be there. Hope, fine but to expect to be able to do it, seems risky to me. I guess it varies. i just know that my fave local formal resteraunt is pretty much fully booked 2 weeks in advance, and that gets a lot less traffic than WDW :P
Well I know that and you know that thankfully when it was all said and done , he appreciated my efforts.
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Old 09-22-2012, 06:27 PM   #318
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A friend told me after seeing "Great Momenets with Mr. Lincoln" at DL, "It was really good but the guy playing Lincoln was a bit stiff." After I explained the animatronic truth he refused to believe me.
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Old 09-22-2012, 06:36 PM   #319
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A friend told me after seeing "Great Momenets with Mr. Lincoln" at DL, "It was really good but the guy playing Lincoln was a bit stiff." After I explained the animatronic truth he refused to believe me.
Someone posted on one of these kinds of threads that she heard someone say as they were leaving how nice it was for Disney to hire so many older gentlemen to work in HOP.
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Old 09-22-2012, 09:32 PM   #320
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Someone posted on one of these kinds of threads that she heard someone say as they were leaving how nice it was for Disney to hire so many older gentlemen to work in HOP.
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Old 09-22-2012, 10:44 PM   #321
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Some of the dumbest question I've ever heard/read are about 90% of the questions asked on these boards.
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Some of the dumbest question I've ever heard/read are about 90% of the questions asked on these boards.
But if people don't ask, how are they ever supposed to learn?

It's better that people on here are doing their research rather than showing up to the parks without a clue.
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Old 09-23-2012, 12:00 AM   #323
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Some of the dumbest question I've ever heard/read are about 90% of the questions asked on these boards.
The thing is, these people are smart enough to know that they need information. And they are smart enough to ask questions in the right places (like here).

Some of the dumbest comments I've read on these boards are the one's commenting on the intelligence of other posters.
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Old 09-23-2012, 12:07 AM   #324
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The thing is, these people are smart enough to know that they need information. And they are smart enough to ask questions in the right places (like here).

Some of the dumbest comments I've read on these boards are the one's commenting on the intelligence of other posters.
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Old 09-23-2012, 01:45 AM   #325
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The thing is, these aren't just research problems. On all our trips we did Little to no research and planning, but we still had a great time even if we didn't do everything we could have. Many of these problems are also due to, and exacerbated by, expectations and lack of common sense.

Use a map. Ask for help. Don't be naive and expect to get into resteraunts at a really busy theme park with no wait or reservations, especially ones with a Disney character in their name. These things are common sense, or at least they are to me. A lot of people don't know anything on their first trip (we didn't) but common sense ensures some have a better time than others. Plus the state of mind people have plays a huge role. Pride + entitlement (I'm always right, I want to eat there therefore you should make room for me as opposed to oh well, I should have made a reservation, lets find somewhere else, for example...) + crankiness + lack of common sense is far more deadly than lack of research IMO.

I suspect that no matter where some of these people go they will encounter problems due far more to the above factors than lack of specific research. Can you imagine some of the more stubborn, I'm always right, I won't ask for advice or take it, people in a huge city? These are the types of people who go down one way streets, because no that sign must be wrong because I say so etc etc. :P
There is absolutely nothing common about common sense!!
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Old 09-23-2012, 01:27 PM   #326
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The thing is, these people are smart enough to know that they need information. And they are smart enough to ask questions in the right places (like here).

Some of the dumbest comments I've read on these boards are the one's commenting on the intelligence of other posters.
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so when you pass by people and they say snarky things about affording fast passes do you correct them? what do they do? This seems to be a common thing isnt it well marked that the passes are free? I think i might have to say "they are free!" and keep walking. the not a zoo thing was so funny! besides whats wrong with a zoo? id still go!
You learn to enjoy the fact that they are PO'd. I used to try to tell people in line that the FPs are free, but they were nasty, so I stopped.

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"Someone posted on one of these kinds of threads that she heard someone say as they were leaving how nice it was for Disney to hire so many older gentlemen to work in HOP."

I am wracking my brain and for the life of me I canNOT figure out what HOP is!! Help!
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I am wracking my brain and for the life of me I canNOT figure out what HOP is!! Help!
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