Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney Trip Reports > Completed Trip Reports
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


 
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 04-29-2013, 08:29 PM   #331
jecskc
DIS Veteran
 
jecskc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 4,488

I am so glad you are sharing your GKTW experience with us !! I listen to Pete and the gang every week on the way back and forth to work and I just love them all.

So much fun to read about. I mea, you are fun anyway, but THIS is awesome. Looking forward to reading more !!

PS - I love your Miss Piggy socks - Hi YA !!!
jecskc is offline  
Old 04-30-2013, 03:08 PM   #332
LifeIsDis
"It's kind of fun to do the impossible."
 
LifeIsDis's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Where dreams come true ♥
Posts: 1,897

Quote:
Originally Posted by leopardmickeyears View Post
NYC and traffic go hand and hand

reasons why I always use public transit when I go....

We seriously should’ve taken the train in or something. I hate traffic, especially in NYC.

"And then some guy was in the middle of the road selling Beats headphones.

I’m sure they were real."

BAHAHAHAHAHHSIAFJSAILHFIAJDSF

I thought he was going to get run over…

LOL the team name omg

Yes, we are awesome. I know

wait, purdy sure I know those truffles. Can make
YOU SHOULD AND TAKE PICS OF THEM.

Quote:
Originally Posted by melmar136 View Post
Ah yes, the oh so wonderful GW Bridge. I forgot to make sure it didn't take us that way. I really wanted to go over the Tappan Zee....oh well. Instead, we sat in traffic. Although, I have to say, once you get to Jersey on 95, they have those great gas stations where gas is sooo much cheaper AND they really scrub your windshield and get it nice and clean! Full service! Don't have those at home.
Lucky for us we were only about 10 minutes late, so we didn't miss anything...except being able to eat dinner! All of those Oreo balls made up for it!

Hmm, Bunco...don't even know. The instructions seemed way too confusing. Eating was better!

Ok, those Tastycakes...never had one, and what was worse is that these were butterscotch. Not a flavor I like, so this was making me feel really sick. But they all did great. You didn't mention how Kim, the only girl who entered, was dunking them into water like the professional eaters do. She was good, and got in 8! Bleech. Fun to watch though!
I don’t understand why you love those gas stations SO much. Yeah I know the gas is cheaper and all, but still.
THOSE OREO BALLS SHOULD BE DINNER EVERY NIGHT.
Eating > everything else.
That’s right! And then Pete made her drink it…. EWWWWW.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jecskc View Post
I am so glad you are sharing your GKTW experience with us !! I listen to Pete and the gang every week on the way back and forth to work and I just love them all.

So much fun to read about. I mea, you are fun anyway, but THIS is awesome. Looking forward to reading more !!

PS - I love your Miss Piggy socks - Hi YA !!!
I LOVE the DISunplugged. We listen to it all the time!
Well thank you very much!
OH THANKS. AREN’T THEY COOL.
LifeIsDis is offline  
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 04-30-2013, 04:54 PM   #333
LifeIsDis
"It's kind of fun to do the impossible."
 
LifeIsDis's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Where dreams come true ♥
Posts: 1,897

NJ DISMEEET for GKTW - PART 2!

FOR SOME ODD REASON, I woke up at six am.

I don’t even know why.

I didn’t sleep that well and plus the beds were super uncomfortable. They had this dial thing on the side of the bed and I turned it all the way to soft. Yeah, it felt firm. Not cool, dudes.

So I went on Twitter and all that fun stuff until Mum woke up, or until I woke her up. I don’t know which one. I probably woke her up cause let’s be real now.

Once we actually got out of bed, Mum hopped in the shower and I spun around in the chair. For like 20 minutes until I was so dizzy I was about to fall over. And plus I almost fell over in the chair about 10 times. I’m surprised I don’t have bruises or anything.

I’m nuts.

After Mum got out of the shower, I took one, put my makeup on, and all of that fun stuff.

Once we were all finished (and no it didn’t take 3+ hours. Foreshadowing for the November part…) we headed downstairs to the lobby. They didn’t have a free breakfast, but there was one for like nine bucks per person and you could get fruit, beverages, omelets, pancakes, waffles, etc. The usual breakfast stuff. So we did that!

We saw Julie and Finley in the lobby and Finley looked ADORABLE in her little sparkly skirt. OMG I want that kid as my sister.

We found a table and then went up to the line to get omelets and pancakes.

Kathy and Teresa were in line with us and they just crack me up. Oh my god. They didn’t notice the huge sign that read what was for breakfast and Teresa turned to Mum and said “Was that there before?” And Mum said “Oh no. They JUST put it up.”

Maybe it was funnier in person…

All of the cooks talked in Spanish and Teresa kept asking me “WHAT ARE THEY SAYING?!” I told mum after and she said she should be used to that, due to living in Florida and all.

Once we got our food, we headed back to our table.

I got an omelet with cheese, ham, peppers, onions, and who knows what else. I am an adventurous eater to say the least. And those are potatoes next to it.


I also got some fruit and a pastry thing that I thought was a chocolate croissant. Not so much. It was hard and not good.


Everything else was great! Mum got pancakes, fruit and some other breakfasty stuff. She enjoyed everything, I’m pretty sure.

After we finished breakfast, we decided to go back up to our room and get our things we would need for the day.

We still had about two hours to kill till the main event, so we headed over to the mall! I think it was called Bridgewater Commons, and it was SUCH a nice mall.

Once we got there (it was only several miles away), we found a parking spot and went to CRUMBS first, and at least I think we did.

Twin, get excited.

Everything looked amazing in there and I was about to die. I had been to Crumbs before, but we never got anything. Little different this time around!

I got a red velvet cupcake (I blame my twin) and we got a box of 12 mini cupcakes to bring to bowling that night.

LOOK AT IT.


AND THE BOX OF CUPCAKES.


Heaven. That is all.

After we stocked up on sweets, we headed to Sephora because I wanted to check out the Jasmine collection! I had seen pictures of it before but not in person. All of it was really cool, except the perfume. I am not a perfume fan as it is, and this was just horrendous. YUCK. In there, I also saw this really cool nail polish that looked like a chalkboard and then you could draw on it. I didn’t get it, but I thought it was really cool.

After Sephora, I forget where we went exactly, but we went into Forever 21 where I found a black and white checkered dress. I wanted to get short leggings with it, but they had none.

Then we checked out Hot Topic where I got this light vest with a skull on the back.

We also checked out the Thomas Kinkade store where there were SO many Disney paintings and I just wanted them all. UGH SO PRETTY.

It was almost 11:30 at this time and we needed to go back to the hotel to drop off our cupcakes, so that is what we did.

After that, we headed to the main event, which was about 5 minutes away.

Since we already checked in for everything the night before, we didn’t have to do anything except wait until the doors opened. While we were in the lobby, we bought 30 more raffle tickets. We already had 10 each but we needed more!

Once they opened the doors, we found a table (the Wishes table!) and met our tablemates.

The program, I guess you could call it.


We headed up to the FOUR tables filled with the raffle items. There were about 140 of them! They also had about two tables filled with silent auction items.

Some of the items. AND EWW IT IS DUFFY.


Snow White stuff!


I wanted this SO CRAPPING BAD. I put about 30 tickets in there, and I didn’t even win it! It was an opening day map, buttons, AND THAT POOH PLUSH.


Cute little bags!


Mum made some items for the raffled and everyone loved them! She has been making park map bracelets lately and necklaces with images she finds on the computer. She has been thinking about making an Etsy shop with stuff like that. I’ll let you guys know if that happens!




This was one of the silent auction items. I LOVED IT.


Awesome Aulani stuff!


Loved these photos from Kathy!


Teresa’s daughter Stella drew this. She did a really good job! It went for over $200 and Corey got it!


Then we went up to play Where in the World after we looked at all the raffles and auction items.

Some of them were really hard and then some I knew right off the bat. Then Mum decided to FLIP THE PICTURES OVER for some odd reason and there were the answers! Oh Mum… She only flipped one over so we just didn’t put that on our sheet. You had to pay a dollar to play and that money went to GKTW, of course!

Some of the pictures.


Before lunch, we played DIS bingo and we had to go around to a bunch of people and ask them if they did… for example, if they have played golf at WDW, or have been on the Disney Magic. Stuff like that! One of them was if you went to the 1964-65 World’s Fair and there was guy who actually went! He said you had to pay $7 to get into the fair and then another dollar to ride Its a Small World. Really cool!

Then it was time for lunch! They had pasta, potatoes, salad, vegetables, bread, and chicken. Everything was REALLY delish and cooked well.


After lunch, we had time to chill and we talked to the people at our table.

Before the podcast, they announced the winners for Bingo and the Where in the World contest. AND GUESS WHAT! I was one of the two people that won the Where in the World contest! GO MOI! SO I won a GKTW bag and bracelet, which reminds me on Minnie.


Then, the live podcast started! And we had a front row view. We were right behind Craig and Dustin. It was a little hard to see Shaun and Teresa sometimes, but that was ok.




Like always, the podcast was great. It is a VERY different experience seeing it live. And it is going up today if you want to go listen, but it seems like they are—or were—having some technical problems, so I’m not really sure.

EDIT: I just checked and it looks like they will be going “live” at 7pm!

EDIT PART 2: IT IS UP NOW!

They talked about the whole Monstrous Summer thing that just got announced and the changes coming to the Magic, which I CANNOT believe they are doing in six weeks. And have you guys seen the AquaDUNK?! I will not be going on that. That seriously looks terrifying. If you haven’t seen the video, here it is: https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.ph...type=3&theater

HOW SCARY DOES THAT LOOK!!??? I will not be going anywhere near that thing. The podcast team was saying how you stand up and then after the count of three, a door opens up below you and you basically fall. So basically it is Tower of Terror: Sea Edition. And then you go 20 feet over the side of the ship. Excuse moi while I puke. I have been on the AquaDUCK, and that was fine, but I couldn’t do this. AT ALL.

And of course, there was much crying going on on one side of the table aka TERESA. And I have no clue what was up with her and the M&Ms. Go watch the video of the podcast. Oh my God.

After the wrapped up the show, they announced the raffle prizes, which took forever because there were so many.

Let’s just say I won several prizes.

Not braggin’ here, but I am a lucky duck sometimes. If only I won that Animal Kingdom one…

So I won FOUR prizes.
1. The Snow White one! It came with a 60th anniversary poster from the movie which is so cool, the DVD, and two stuffed animals which are ancient. The Queen has the OLD Disney Store logo!
2. A snow globe from hallmark that is from Walt’s 100th birthday. It plays When you Wish Upon a Star!
3. A really old Disney board game, and I am way too lazy to see what the name of it is right now. (pics will some ASAP).
4. And last but not least, the little lime green park bag I included a picture of!

I WAS SO LUCKY. OMG.

And then Mum won a Five Guys gift.

That you could only use at one certain location.

In NJ.

So we had to give it back. Nice job reading, Mum!

After I got all of my prizes and such, the main event was then over, so we headed out to get some dinner.

Mum put the wrong address into the GPS and we got to some random house on some random street. Sadly, they weren’t home to serve us dinner. SO SAD.

I found the RIGHT address and we drove to the restaurant. It was called the Chimney Rock Inn or something along the lines of that. The food was pretty good. I just got a burger. Mum got a chicken caeser wrap. For dessert, I got this thing called Rocky the Bear, which was a scoop of chocolate gelato with a bear face on it. It was so cute and yummy!

After dinner, we headed back to the hotel and got the cupcakes and then headed to the BOWLING ALLEY! We got there a little after seven and like no one was there. We sat down with Kevin (who won the tasycake contest!) and his fiancée Kaelea. They are getting married soon and they are going to Disney for their honeymoon so we talked about their trip, DVC, and our upcoming trip. They were SO nice!

Once more people got there, we got our lane and shoes and decided to be on a team with Kevin and Kaelea. Linda, who helped organize the whole event, was also on our team. And we had a special guest join our team after.





Of course, we got the lightest balls there were because we don’t like heavy balls……..

Here are the balls.


SOOOOO, we got our names on the screen thingy and we got to pick a theme for our screen so we went with vintage, DUH.

I am AWFUL at bowling, so I didn’t do very well at all. I think I got a 65 first game. That just shows how awesome I am.

Meanwhile next to us, Mr. Corey Martin broke the lane like two times because he got a strike almost every single time.

Skill, my friends.

Before we started our second game, we asked if anyone else wanted to join in and Teresa came over!

Because she joined at the end of our game, we had to put her name in, but she never scored anything. So what happened was, Kevin had to manually go in and put a strike every single time for her. AND SHE WON WITH A 299! GO TERESA!

We then started our second game and I don’t think Teresa had every bowled before. She did pretty well, and A LOT better than moi. And for some reason, she got a KICK out of the dudes that would show up on the screen. Those dudes were funny. And weird…

Teresa didn’t finish the game with us, but we had a lot of fun with her!

Mum, Linda, and moi didn’t feel like playing a third game so we sat on the sides and talked about how Linda’s son works for Disney as a character attendant in MK and was on the opening team for Brave! SO COOL. She also told us how they might be moving to Florida soon! Sending good vibes her way!

During our games, we got pizza, which was normal bowling alley pizza. Not like AMAZING or anything.

Kevin and Kaelea started another game but then our lanes shut down because or time was up.

We said goodbye to them and then we went around offering people cupcakes because like NO ONE ATE THEM. I don’t even know.

I offered one to Dustin and he took the red velvet one and said “¡Gracias senorita!” and did a little bow.

…………………

(:

ANYWAYS…. Then I offered one to Shaun and he said no thank you and then he goes “I know you from Instagram!”

And I was like “…wait. WHAT?!”

That made me so happy! He doesn’t follow me, but he looks at my pictures and KNOWS MOI! Like, come on now. HOW COOL IS THAT.

And then Craig came up and said “You’re Meg, right?!”

WHY YES YES I AM.

CRAIG LOOKS AT MY PICTURES TOOOOO!!!!!!

And then COREY joined in on the conversation! I told him Julie follows me (cause she does) and he started looking me up on Instagram.

I felt so special and so crappin’ happy!

And then Craig took a cupcake.

So.

Yeah.

Just a little excited about that!!!!!

We then left the bowling alley and headed back to the hotel. They were having an after partay in the lobby, but I was EXHAUSTED so we just went up to the room and fell asleep.

GOOOOOOOD NIGHT PEEPS!

LAST DAY TOMORROW ):

Last edited by LifeIsDis; 05-01-2013 at 11:10 AM.
LifeIsDis is offline  
Old 04-30-2013, 07:19 PM   #334
MyPrinceWillCome
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 99

Quote:
Originally Posted by D29 View Post
You were quite disrespectful to the performers that were playing Eric and Ariel. For someone that loves Disney and wants to be a CM surely you should support people who are living their dream, rather than bashing people on what they look like. Performers work their whole life to achieve working with a professional show.
I agree with this.

For the most part Meg, I enjoy reading your trip reports. I think you are definitely a funny girl. But at times I find how you refer to others, your aunt, uncle, grandmother, teachers, to be unnecessary. Not everyone is always going to act exactly how you want them to, it's just a fact of life. When you travel with others not everyone is going to want to do exactly what you want to do. And that's okay. I think you would have had a much more enjoyable trip, if you had rolled with the punches a little bit more.

Your aunt wants an alcoholic drink with dinner? She's an adult, that's her choice, so don't sweat it. The "other people" go to a different park? I'd just have said, "Okay, well we're at Hollywood Studios. If you want to meet up with us, text me," and gone about having an awesome time without them. It was their vacation too, they wanted to do their own thing sometimes? Cool. See you later. Were they annoying? Probably. Was it your problem? Only because you let it be.

Not trying to attack you, I like you and think you're a fun girl. Just don't let these things and people that you can't control ruin your good time.
MyPrinceWillCome is offline  
Old 04-30-2013, 07:41 PM   #335
Christy13
Earning My Ears
 
Christy13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Missouri
Posts: 16

Just started reading it. Enjoying it so far
Christy13 is offline  
Old 04-30-2013, 09:10 PM   #336
melmar136
DIS Veteran
 
melmar136's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Mass.
Posts: 700

Quote:
Originally Posted by D29 View Post
You were quite disrespectful to the performers that were playing Eric and Ariel. For someone that loves Disney and wants to be a CM surely you should support people who are living their dream, rather than bashing people on what they look like. Performers work their whole life to achieve working with a professional show.
Quote:
Originally Posted by MyPrinceWillCome View Post
I agree with this.

For the most part Meg, I enjoy reading your trip reports. I think you are definitely a funny girl. But at times I find how you refer to others, your aunt, uncle, grandmother, teachers, to be unnecessary. Not everyone is always going to act exactly how you want them to, it's just a fact of life. When you travel with others not everyone is going to want to do exactly what you want to do. And that's okay. I think you would have had a much more enjoyable trip, if you had rolled with the punches a little bit more.

Your aunt wants an alcoholic drink with dinner? She's an adult, that's her choice, so don't sweat it. The "other people" go to a different park? I'd just have said, "Okay, well we're at Hollywood Studios. If you want to meet up with us, text me," and gone about having an awesome time without them. It was their vacation too, they wanted to do their own thing sometimes? Cool. See you later. Were they annoying? Probably. Was it your problem? Only because you let it be.

Not trying to attack you, I like you and think you're a fun girl. Just don't let these things and people that you can't control ruin your good time.
So, normally I don't comment on things where it may seem like I am getting into it with someone, or on posts I don't like. However, I feel like I have to say something.
In some cases, people read posts or TRs on the boards and can come to feel like they "know" the writer, and therefore feel comfortable saying things to them that they maybe should keep to themselves instead.

Meg writes like she is older, and looks older. However, she is 13. I think that is one thing to keep in mind here. Also, in much of her writing she tries to take a comedic tone. I know how it can come across and tell her so, as in the case of the comments about Ariel and Eric.
However, she has somewhat of a point also. Any performer would also be able to tell you that looks come into the picture when auditioning for parts. Disney does it all the time for face characters. They have a certain look. Plain and simple. It is what it is. And when face characters don't look like who they should, people comment. I read comments very often, from adults saying things about it.
I told her it wasn't nice to comment what she did about their looks. But I don't think someone needs to use their very first post on the boards to tell someone that. Or, perhaps they needed a new screen name in order to do it.

As far as commenting on her family, well, I was almost as annoyed as she was for much of the trip. You don't know them, or all of the details, but let me assure you, it wasn't pleasant at all at times, and I can normally get along with, or at least tolerate a lot. When you have an ADR on Thanksgiving for everyone, and they decide to go to another park because they don't listen, then yeah, it becomes everyone's issue. Or when you let them know getting to the park at opening will be much better as far as being less crowded, and they show up at 11 and complain to you about everything, and how long the lines are....yes, it affects our trip as well.
It certainly would have been better to let them go off on their own, but that is not what they wanted to do, not knowing where anything was.

Of course I am biased, being Meg's mom and all, but I know what a great kid she is. She is smart, funny, and sweet. She would never be disrespectful to a teacher, or any adult in person, and really, if she says "oh, my stupid teacher gave us homework..." well, do you know many kids who don't say stuff like that? She's not saying it TO the teacher!
She loves Disney, and with all of her knowledge about it, and passion for it, I think she will make a great CM someday.

So, she says a few things on her TR that sound negative to some. Just today, we read another TR where the girl was "called out" for being too positive. My thought is, in either case, and in general, if you don't like what someone is writing, just stop reading it.
melmar136 is offline  
Old 04-30-2013, 09:47 PM   #337
jecskc
DIS Veteran
 
jecskc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 4,488

OK. Wait a minute ... she's only 13 ?? I thought she was older - maybe 15 or 16. Not that that is problem, but Wow. Meg, you are so smart and your writing is amazing for your age. You have better grammar and spelling than most adult people here.

I think you are hilarious and precious and I like you a whole bunch. And just like everyone ..... you are entitled to your opinion and if you want to express it, that is just fine. If someone disagrees with you, that is fine, too. But in the end, that is THEIR problem and not yours. Keep on keeping on, girl !!

Thanks for the Dismeet update. I can't wait to listen to the podcast on the way to work tomorrow.

How cool that you got to met all the Podcast peeps. Someone pass the bread, because I am jelly !! Thanks for sharing this with us !!
jecskc is offline  
Old 04-30-2013, 09:56 PM   #338
MyPrinceWillCome
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 99

Quote:
Originally Posted by melmar136 View Post
So, normally I don't comment on things where it may seem like I am getting into it with someone, or on posts I don't like. However, I feel like I have to say something.
In some cases, people read posts or TRs on the boards and can come to feel like they "know" the writer, and therefore feel comfortable saying things to them that they maybe should keep to themselves instead.

Meg writes like she is older, and looks older. However, she is 13. I think that is one thing to keep in mind here. Also, in much of her writing she tries to take a comedic tone. I know how it can come across and tell her so, as in the case of the comments about Ariel and Eric.
However, she has somewhat of a point also. Any performer would also be able to tell you that looks come into the picture when auditioning for parts. Disney does it all the time for face characters. They have a certain look. Plain and simple. It is what it is. And when face characters don't look like who they should, people comment. I read comments very often, from adults saying things about it.
I told her it wasn't nice to comment what she did about their looks. But I don't think someone needs to use their very first post on the boards to tell someone that. Or, perhaps they needed a new screen name in order to do it.

As far as commenting on her family, well, I was almost as annoyed as she was for much of the trip. You don't know them, or all of the details, but let me assure you, it wasn't pleasant at all at times, and I can normally get along with, or at least tolerate a lot. When you have an ADR on Thanksgiving for everyone, and they decide to go to another park because they don't listen, then yeah, it becomes everyone's issue. Or when you let them know getting to the park at opening will be much better as far as being less crowded, and they show up at 11 and complain to you about everything, and how long the lines are....yes, it affects our trip as well.
It certainly would have been better to let them go off on their own, but that is not what they wanted to do, not knowing where anything was.

Of course I am biased, being Meg's mom and all, but I know what a great kid she is. She is smart, funny, and sweet. She would never be disrespectful to a teacher, or any adult in person, and really, if she says "oh, my stupid teacher gave us homework..." well, do you know many kids who don't say stuff like that? She's not saying it TO the teacher!
She loves Disney, and with all of her knowledge about it, and passion for it, I think she will make a great CM someday.

So, she says a few things on her TR that sound negative to some. Just today, we read another TR where the girl was "called out" for being too positive. My thought is, in either case, and in general, if you don't like what someone is writing, just stop reading it.
That was not my first post on the boards, and I didn't create this account to respond. I have enjoyed the trip report for the most part, and Meg's enthusiasm for Disney World and all things Disney. I tried to make that clear in my post. But at any age, if you post on an open forum, you're opening yourself up to commentary - both positive and negative, and I believe it's important to learn to use the Internet responsibly. Can you imagine if your family member stumbled across this forum, saw their names and pictures posted and read multiple posts calling them idiots? I tried to frame my comments in a constructive way, without the intent to offend. However, it seems I have and for that I am truly sorry. I will not comment further in this thread.
MyPrinceWillCome is offline  
Old 04-30-2013, 10:08 PM   #340
leopardmickeyears
The Lost Princess
 
leopardmickeyears's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Rapunzel's Tower
Posts: 451

Quote:
Originally Posted by MyPrinceWillCome View Post

That was not my first post on the boards, and I didn't create this account to respond. I have enjoyed the trip report for the most part, and Meg's enthusiasm for Disney World and all things Disney. I tried to make that clear in my post. But at any age, if you post on an open forum, you're opening yourself up to commentary - both positive and negative, and I believe it's important to learn to use the Internet responsibly. Can you imagine if your family member stumbled across this forum, saw their names and pictures posted and read multiple posts calling them idiots? I tried to frame my comments in a constructive way, without the intent to offend. However, it seems I have and for that I am truly sorry. I will not comment further in this thread.
I believe she is aware that a public forum is just that. Public.
I'm pretty sure she wrote and posted what she did knowing that they potentially could find it and read what she wrote about them.
I think she took this risk as a calculated one.
leopardmickeyears is offline  
Old 04-30-2013, 10:34 PM   #341
melmar136
DIS Veteran
 
melmar136's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Mass.
Posts: 700

Quote:
Originally Posted by MyPrinceWillCome View Post
That was not my first post on the boards, and I didn't create this account to respond. I have enjoyed the trip report for the most part, and Meg's enthusiasm for Disney World and all things Disney. I tried to make that clear in my post. But at any age, if you post on an open forum, you're opening yourself up to commentary - both positive and negative, and I believe it's important to learn to use the Internet responsibly. Can you imagine if your family member stumbled across this forum, saw their names and pictures posted and read multiple posts calling them idiots? I tried to frame my comments in a constructive way, without the intent to offend. However, it seems I have and for that I am truly sorry. I will not comment further in this thread.
It was the quote that you commented on that had the first post. And trust me, when Meg decided to write this, and include her family's pictures and names, I discussed with her how they would feel, and the consequences if they did by chance see this. With other things that have happened with them, I'm not sure she would mind at this point. Sad, but true.
You're entitled to your opinion, just as anyone else. But, I guess our feelings are different about posting in an open forum...I know quite a few people who have left the Dis because they were tired of bickering, and negative comments, etc. on many threads, so personally I try just not to even comment on something I don't like. Me pointing out something is most likely not going to change a stranger's behavior. While I realize that you were trying to be constructive by saying good things as well, many kids don't see it that way; they just hear the negative.
melmar136 is offline  
Old 04-30-2013, 10:38 PM   #342
lisatav
Mouseketeer
 
lisatav's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 248

It sounds like you had a really great time at the meet! What's your instagram name? I would love to follow you too, if that's not creepy or anything...
__________________
Lisa
Our Vacation Video- July 2013- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnZb5ySFhB8
WDW Trip Count:16
Next Trip: January 2015- Port Orleans- French Quarter
lisatav is offline  
Old 05-01-2013, 09:20 AM   #343
cheekypoppins
DIS Veteran
 
cheekypoppins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: C eh N eh D eh
Posts: 1,412

Meg I love it ,that dismeet sounds super awesome!! I'm glad you had a great time.
To your mom-YOU GO GIRL!!
To be honest if someone was being negative to my kids I would"ve went seriously Momma bear on them and it wouldn't be good.

Here is what I think-a TR is meant to be your story so you tell it your way,if people don't like it they don't have to read it that simple.No one I don't care who they are or where they are has a right to judge you like that.My gran used to say "sweep your own porch before you look at mine" Everyone in their life says or does something that others won't like,it happens.I really don't think that makes you a bad person at all.Meg has a mom and if she sees something wrong with whats being said or done,then I'm sure she'll handle it.

Meg I think you're hilarious and I used to pick on my mom too,It's clear to me that you n your mom have an awesome relationship.Don't let others get to you because there are far worse things you could be doing.Keep up the good work girl!
P.S
chocolate croissants forever!

__________________
Simply having a wonderful christmas time!!

cheekypoppins is offline  
Old 05-01-2013, 10:42 AM   #344
MyPrinceWillCome
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 99

I said I wouldn't post again but I feel the need to stick up for myself and clarify my remarks. I wasn't trying to be negative with Meg, hurt her feelings or judge her. I actually posted that I like her and think she's funny. I appreciate and enjoy reading how excited she gets over all things Disney .My remarks were only meant to be helpful and I apologize if it comes across otherwise.

I've dealt with my share if unpleasant vacation partners and learned that I have a much better time if I focus on having fun and try to ignore the "other people." At 13 (and I did think she was closer to 16-17) I can see how that might be a difficult thing to do. I don't think my original post attacked her. But Meg, if you felt attacked, I'm sorry. Back to lurkdom.

Hakuna Matata everyone.

Last edited by MyPrinceWillCome; 05-01-2013 at 11:21 AM.
MyPrinceWillCome is offline  
Old 05-01-2013, 11:10 AM   #345
rachelmarisa
chase the morning, yield for nothing
 
rachelmarisa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: the lamest place in the world
Posts: 136

Quote:
Originally Posted by jecskc View Post
OK. Wait a minute ... she's only 13 ?? I thought she was older - maybe 15 or 16. Not that that is problem, but Wow. Meg, you are so smart and your writing is amazing for your age. You have better grammar and spelling than most adult people here.
Yayaayayayayay ageism!! No just kidding.. I totally agree - Go Meg! ~ a fellow grammar enthusiast

PS I'm also super jealous of your trip! Missing school for Disney is essential some/most times.
__________________
+ 1995-2002 Multiple trips to WDW as a child
+ 2008 Fall WDW
+ 2009 Food & Wine fest WDW
+ 2010 WDW for Christmas
+ 2011 16th birthday present: first trip to DL
+ 2013 WDW Spring Break with my best friend
+ 2014 One day at WDW


rachelmarisa is offline  
 



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:09 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

You Rated this Thread: