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Old 09-10-2012, 09:39 AM   #76
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This gem came from my DBF, 23 at the time (Jan 2008) waiting in line for his first-ever attraction on his first-ever Disney trip. I noticed he was huffing and puffing, and was worried he was overheating but didn't want to ruin the ride for us. We were in Test Track the Sunday night before all the kids went back to school, and it was unseasonably hot. We were all sweaty, and I was afraid he was dehydrating because he didn't want us to get out of the ridiculously long line. When I finally got him to admit why he looked so uncomfortable...

"I didn't know there were going to be lines here!!"

I busted out into hysterical laughs thinking surely he was joking. I've been a Disney nut my whole life, and definitely warned him of the lines! I said something along the lines of "of course there are lines, it's a separate attraction called the Line Ride! Only a few million people come here each year....don't worry, there will be less by the morning." Thankfully I was right and we've had many successful queues since! Also, the TT queue is so loud, and we're both jumpy people, so it truthfully was a bit of a long, unnerving wait.
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:46 AM   #77
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I've had two friends who've been to Disney once in the past tell me recently, "It's too expensive to ever go back." Family #1 spent over $6000 on a six day stay at POR and Family #2 spent (PLEASE SIT DOWN BEFORE READING) $10,000 on a one week stay in which they only spent four days in the parks.

Family #1 also told me, "All we did was run everywhere trying to get on as many rides as we could until our feet and backs hurt. It was no fun at all." Well NO kidding, LOL!
Holy crap we are close to the $6000 mark BUT that includes 13 days, auto train(with family bedroom) MNSSHP, sea world, 2 days at universal, horror night, kidsn night out for one night, water parks, legoland, and spending money.
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Old 09-10-2012, 10:06 AM   #78
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I have heard lots of the "why are you going back so soon" and "must be nice to be able to afford Disney EVERY year" um I went 11 years between trips and this time 13 months..hardly every year. My response to that is "must be nice to get your nails done every week and go out to dinner 3 times a week..just different ways of spending money people!

We had people we know spend 5 or 6 days a AKL in Feb..spent $10k! 2 adults, one kid. They had the reg dinning plan free and upgrading to the deluxe when they got there ( um sureee) because there just wasn't enough food. They made NO ADR's, walked around aimlessly,and declared they are never going back because and I quote" Luke is into sports not Disney characters".. he was 9.5.
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Old 09-10-2012, 10:26 AM   #79
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Last year my wife's boss (a doctor) asked my wife 1 week before they were leaving "how do we get reservations to eat in the Castle?".....
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Old 09-10-2012, 10:55 AM   #80
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Some of my inlaws went to MK for the day with 2 kids (6 & 3) when they were visiting family. They didn't plan for it at all. Meanwhile we were in countdown mode for our highly anticipated week long trip to WDW. The inlaw got back & my DS (12) immediatly started asking questions about the trip. Nothing too geeky, just knowledgeble and appropriate. After a couple of blank stares and "silly answers" (ie: it was expensive to eat there, fastpass?, we liked Sea World so much better, etc) DS just gave up and we continued on with planning without their input....
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:15 AM   #81
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I just took a survey for Universal and there were several questions along the line of "Now, you know Universal isn't affiliated with Disney, right?" Crazy! Maybe people think Disney owns everything in Orlando?!


Oh, Universal even spoofs itself with this. A few years back my wife and I were at Halloween Horror Nights at the live Bill and Ted show. Long story short, the opening part of the skit had Hellboy on the jumbo screen being told he was needed at Universal Orlando Resort. His response: "Universal? Which Disney park is that?"
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:20 AM   #82
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My brother wanted to take his 6 year old twins for the first trip for all of them. He called me, and said , "So, do you think we will need 2 full days? Would we be able to see everything in a day and a half?? The end result of that conversation is that he is now taking his big sister(me) with him and the kids. He pays for me to go( I am broke, and he is a doctor), and I am planning the entire trip. He is thrilled, because he hates planning anything, and I am thrilled because---well----no need to tell you folks why!!
And how many days are you going for?
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:40 AM   #83
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Why are you taking your kids already? (2.9 and 17 mo). They won't remember it.

No probably not. But they will love it. And mom and dad will too!!!! (and you gotta go once while they are free!!!!)
This is one of my favorites. They won't remember their first birthday either but that doesn't stop parents from going totally overboard.
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:47 AM   #84
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I had someone tell me Shrek was Disney and the (show/ride? I have never been to universal so I do not know which it is) was at the front of the park in Magic Kingdom after a few minutes of trying to tell them Shrek is a DreamWorks movie and not related to Disney at all and them getting angry I dropped it but I knew I was right!
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:37 PM   #85
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I've heard a few times from folks who are convinced there's a monorail to SeaWorld. Since I've heard it from different sources, my best guess would be that someone got confused about SeaWorld Gold Coast's famous monorail in Australia.

Maybe they thought it was Gulf Coast, instead of Gold Coast? In any case, the rumour seems to have spread pretty far.
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:45 PM   #86
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I've heard a few times from folks who are convinced there's a monorail to SeaWorld. Since I've heard it from different sources, my best guess would be that someone got confused about SeaWorld Gold Coast's famous monorail in Australia.

Maybe they thought it was Gulf Coast, instead of Gold Coast? In any theask rumour seems to have spread pretty far.
One of the monorail CM at the TTC was teasing me & my sister telling us that it was the monorail to Universal Studios. I teased back & asked if it stopped by Sea World also. Another person thought we were being serious & asked if he could get to Universal from there LoL.
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:50 PM   #87
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I've had two friends who've been to Disney once in the past tell me recently, "It's too expensive to ever go back." Family #1 spent over $6000 on a six day stay at POR and Family #2 spent (PLEASE SIT DOWN BEFORE READING) $10,000 on a one week stay in which they only spent four days in the parks.
IDK. That doesn't shock me. Family of four: POR for the week $1500. Plane tix $2000. 5-day hoppers $1500. Food & souvies = more. Even with free dining you are over $5k.

A good customer service rep will get you to buy into a suite for more $. For many folks this is once in a lifetime and IT IS too expensive to go back. I feel bad for them.
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My brother wanted to take his 6 year old twins for the first trip for all of them. He called me, and said , "So, do you think we will need 2 full days? Would we be able to see everything in a day and a half?? The end result of that conversation is that he is now taking his big sister(me) with him and the kids. He pays for me to go( I am broke, and he is a doctor), and I am planning the entire trip. He is thrilled, because he hates planning anything, and I am thrilled because---well----no need to tell you folks why!!
Wow, what a deal!!
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I have heard the "must be nice to be able to afford FPs" several times while walking past the stand by crowd. Usually I am willing to help out when someone is confused, but almost without exception the above line is said to us just dripping with sarcasm and I figure Disney's FP program is not a secret and even a small amount of research will discover it.
Yep...have heard that one more than once. And it depends on my family's agenda as to whether or not I will stop and get into a discussion. For heaven's sake, it's Disney World... Hello! it's not like there is a shortage of information about any of it! "Google is your friend."

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Once while staying at the Pop Century we were talking to a woman who had just bought into DVC. We had also gone to a DVC presentation and for attending we were given 3 FPs each. The woman and her family had also gotten the FPs but she was convinced that they were lifetime FPs since they had bought DVC.
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Wise owl, you are. He created it because he thought there should be a place where families, both young and old, could go and enjoy doing things together. Thanks, Walt!

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I've never been to WDW but I'm been spending a lot of time planning our trip for this fall. I have a friend that just got back from a week long trip with her kids. I asked her if she had any tips. She said I would only need 1/2 a day in Epcot because there's nothing to do there but eat and shop, especially in World Showcase. She had no idea that there were rides in Mexico and Norway and movies in a few other countries. She also didn't know that there was a ride inside the Epcot ball.

I guess that's what happens when you let your travel agent do all the research and planning for you.

How very sad for them. I just can't believe people pay to go and then don't research all there is to do once they're there.

EPCOT = for our family of 5. We spend probably 40-50% of our 10 day park tickets there each year. It's really two parks and so large that I can't imagine trying to get it all done in one day. Good for you for planning ahead!
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