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Old 11-28-2012, 09:21 PM   #31
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First of all to the lady in the scooter, we should have a thread of who and who shouldn't have scooters, during my last trip I was hit by people in scooters because they were everywhere. I had a lady hit me and continue to hit the accelerator, wow thanks for making me run the Half Marathon with a swollen ankle..... About getting to your spot early, we (DD 12, DS12, & DM ) arrived to see wishes 3 hours early on the train station just so we can get a good seat, by the time the fireworks started I had my kids sitting on our lap because some rude adults had pushed them out of the way. Really what was that. How rude, get there earlier.
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:25 PM   #32
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We are here for our first time and found this same issue to be rampant last night at MVMCP. There were a lot of kids sitting down at a tree in Liberty Square and adults came up at the last minute and walked right up in front of them, literally standing in front of their face. My husband couldn't stand it any longer and said something loud enough for everyone to hear. As you can expect, nobody moved. But people seem to be so rude when it comes to the parades and it's always the ones that show up in the last few minutes.
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:29 PM   #33
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I prefer to sit to watch the parades, if there is a curb like along Main Street. If not, then I prefer to stand. It's a comfort thing. But if I'm planning to sit, I get to Main Street very early and get my spot. If I'm planning to stand, I'll grab a spot closer to parade time back in Frontierland or Liberty Square. I don't watch the parades all that often, but when I do, I sometimes wait more than an hour in my chosen seated spot. In fact, once when I planned to video the parade, I sat in my perfect chosen spot for three hours before it started (and I did get a great video out of it).

While I don't think standing in general is ruder than sitting, I do think it's kind of rude to sit waiting for the parade only to stand once the parade starts. Anyone who comes up behind you while you're seated thinks they have a chance at seeing the parade, and they may not have time to locate another spot once they realize you're standing up to watch. They picked their spot based on one set of information that's changed at the last minute. It's the same with the parents who put their kids on their shoulders when the show starts. If you are going to do that, do it from the time you arrive at the venue so others know in advance to not stand behind you. It's not so much what people are doing, but how and when they are doing it, that crosses the line between considerate and inconsiderate.
So if they get their spot an hour before the parade they should stand and wait the whole time?
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:30 PM   #34
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First of all to the lady in the scooter, we should have a thread of who and who shouldn't have scooters, during my last trip I was hit by people in scooters because they were everywhere. I had a lady hit me and continue to hit the accelerator, wow thanks for making me run the Half Marathon with a swollen ankle..... About getting to your spot early, we (DD 12, DS12, & DM ) arrived to see wishes 3 hours early on the train station just so we can get a good seat, by the time the fireworks started I had my kids sitting on our lap because some rude adults had pushed them out of the way. Really what was that. How rude, get there earlier.
OMG!! Reminds me of my scooter experience. A lady in a scooter and her adult daughter arrived behind us at the Tiki Room. I in my wheelchair, DH and DD9. We got there 5 minutes prior. We were waiting just as the cast member told us to do.
The lady in the scooter inched the scooter on purpose and hit me. I turned around and said "oopsie".
Her daughter then told us to move the #?*! out of the way. Scooter mom began to push us out of the way. Rather than get hurt we moved.
They sat beside us inside the Tiki Room. lol
And after all that they left mid show
What made it funny was both were wearing DIS buttons. :/

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Old 11-28-2012, 09:39 PM   #35
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Bottom line--you want a front row seat, get there early enough to secure one. You cannot dictate to others whether they can sit or stand.
Have to second this. My mom and I always show up super early to get a good spot for the parades.
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:53 PM   #36
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I have let small children in front of me, and the next thing I knew the parents were squeezing their way in and blocking my family's view. This has happened several times, so I no longer do it. I agree if you want to gurantee a good view of the parade for your family, then you need to find a spot early. As an adult I enjoy the parade as much as my children, and I also enjoy sharing that experience with them.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:11 PM   #37
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I'll agree with most of the posters here that if someone happens to get a spot in front of me to watch the parade, they should be able to sit or stand as they choose. I'll also agree that one of the most annoying things ever was to get to a spot early, be as close to the curb/rope as I possibly could, and still have people try to shove their way in front of me and my family. It's bad enough to have adults trying to cut in front of me, but then to try and put themselves in front of my four-year-old niece as well? Oh heck no. There were several people on my last trip that got a few choice words along with the evil eye.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:17 PM   #38
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So if they get their spot an hour before the parade they should stand and wait the whole time?
I stand the whole time.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:21 PM   #39
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I have let small children in front of me, and the next thing I knew the parents were squeezing their way in and blocking my family's view. This has happened several times, so I no longer do it. I agree if you want to gurantee a good view of the parade for your family, then you need to find a spot early. As an adult I enjoy the parade as much as my children, and I also enjoy sharing that experience with them.
This! People will squeeze into the smallest space and next thing you know, you can't see! We just had a family try this at the Studio lights last week. We had a bench and they wanted it. They plopped themselves on our feet and tried everything to squeeze us out.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:40 PM   #40
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I don't mind standing if you were standing and always standing and being considerate to those around you. I do mind if you squeeze yourself in and stand in front on the curb and block the view of everyone around you. Or like what happened to us at the Halloween parade: about 45 minutes before we sat behind people who were sitting on the curb. Second row so to speak. It was a good spot, so we didn't feel the need to try to find something better. I had two kids, 2 and 4, with me. Five minutes before the parade starts, all the people in front of me stand up and then REMAIN standing for the entire parade so we really couldn't see. At this point people were about four or five rows thick behind us and moving to a different spot was not an option. We never would have sat behind them if we knew they were going to stand! I think everyone behind and around us were not too pleased either! Yes, they had a right to stand. But if they knew they were going to stand up and knew we were behind them with young kids (which they did) I wish they would have mentioned they might stand so I could go find a different spot. I think that is common courtesy.

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Old 11-28-2012, 10:58 PM   #41
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it costs me nothing to take 5 seconds to make sure i'm not blocking someones view or in the way. i either sit down or move. Disney is a once in a lifetime trip for some people. some people may never get the chance to see that parade again. yes, while i may have the "right" to stand there and be a huge jerk, i'd rather be kind and thoughtful to those around me. if everyone thought about those around them, there'd be little need to fight to get yours.
I fully agree with you though I'm not sure if I would have used the term "jerk" to define someone who isn't as considerate as you are, actually they are basically being normal....while you on the other hand are being extremely considerate. I ran into someone like Mesaboy last night at Illuminations (easy Mesa, this isn't a dig, keep reading). He and his Wife and two kids had a primo spot along the railing between Mexico and Norway...we got there late, about 10 min before the show, and were standing behind them. I was going to pick my 5 yr old up so she could see but the man turned and said that my two youngest were more than welcome to move up and stand beside his kids and he and his Wife stood behind them. I really appreciated it and if he or his Wife is reading this .... you made my children's night which made MY night.
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:00 PM   #42
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I don't mind standing if you were standing and always standing and being considerate to those around you. I do mind if you squeeze yourself in and stand in front on the curb and block the view of everyone around you. Or like what happened to us at the Halloween parade: about 45 minutes before we sat behind people who were sitting on the curb. Second row so to speak. It was a good spot, so we didn't feel the need to try to find something better. I had two kids, 2 and 4, with me. Five minutes before the parade starts, all the people in front of me stand up and then REMAIN standing for the entire parade so we really couldn't see. At this point people were about four or five rows thick behind us and moving to a different spot was not an option. We never would have sat behind them if we knew they were going to stand! I think everyone behind and around us were not too pleased either! Yes, they had a right to stand. But if they knew they were going to stand up and knew we were behind them with young kids (which they did) I wish they would have mentioned they might stand so I could go find a different spot. I think that is common courtesy.
Did you really think someone would stand for 45 min waiting for parade? You could ask them if it was important to you.
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:12 PM   #43
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I went through the opposite last Wednesday during the Electric Parade. We were seated 35 minutes early in the handicap section. I sat in my chair, my 6 ft hubby behind me and my 21 year old niece behind my DD17 on my right side.
My DD9 was on my left side next to the rope
Only 2 other families were in this section so plenty of room.
When the parade started the cast member opened the section to anyone.
This family of adults ran into the space which had plenty of viewing space and stood in front of my DD9.
I asked them politely to move. They said no.
I made my child sit in my lap
A woman from that same party tried to get in from of us. I kicked her. Sorry but I did.
She moved but she thought my chair was hers to lean on. RUDE!

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First of all to the lady in the scooter, we should have a thread of who and who shouldn't have scooters, during my last trip I was hit by people in scooters because they were everywhere. I had a lady hit me and continue to hit the accelerator, wow thanks for making me run the Half Marathon with a swollen ankle..... About getting to your spot early, we (DD 12, DS12, & DM ) arrived to see wishes 3 hours early on the train station just so we can get a good seat, by the time the fireworks started I had my kids sitting on our lap because some rude adults had pushed them out of the way. Really what was that. How rude, get there earlier.


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Old 11-28-2012, 11:42 PM   #44
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I don't like to sit on the cement, and I have a bad knee so getting up and down isn't always easy. I'll stand during a parade. Besides, if sitting was the expectation then there would be chairs. People chose to sit on a sidewalk because they don't want to stand, but I really don't see someone standing on a sidewalk as being rude. Standing in a theater on the other hand is definitely rude.
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I fully agree with you though I'm not sure if I would have used the term "jerk" to define someone who isn't as considerate as you are, actually they are basically being normal....while you on the other hand are being extremely considerate. I ran into someone like Mesaboy last night at Illuminations (easy Mesa, this isn't a dig, keep reading). He and his Wife and two kids had a primo spot along the railing between Mexico and Norway...we got there late, about 10 min before the show, and were standing behind them. I was going to pick my 5 yr old up so she could see but the man turned and said that my two youngest were more than welcome to move up and stand beside his kids and he and his Wife stood behind them. I really appreciated it and if he or his Wife is reading this .... you made my children's night which made MY night.
i know i would feel like a jerk if i stood there knowing i was blocking the view of everyone behind me and all i had to do was sit down to give everyone a chance to see, while still getting to see everything as well. considering the age of most of the excited attendees, my height would certainly pose a problem for them. yeah, i get that it's not normal.
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