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Old 12-06-2012, 01:32 PM   #61
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Whatever word you use for the way she made that request, it's still an odd thing to do and is not done.
At Walt Disney World it's done all the time and people expect it, especially if they've used Disney's system for declaring that this meal is a celebration for something. Whether or not they should always expect it is another question, but it's Disney itself that's responsible for those expectations. And no call for the server to be rude. We also don't know what the tone of the request was, since the group had already seen others in the restuarant getting the birthday treatment and wanted to know where theirs was. Maybe the server herself misunderstood the request and thought she was being asked to deliver a solo performance.
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:26 PM   #62
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Maybe the server herself misunderstood the request and thought she was being asked to deliver a solo performance.
Which is what I am saying is not done anywhere. From what the poster clarified, it seems like the server should not have thought they were requesting a solo performance since she was referencing what was going on at other tables when making the request.
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:46 PM   #63
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This thread is hilarious.

Seriously.
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:42 PM   #64
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Enough with happy birthday.
My question is how are the decorations this year? Better, the same or less than previous years? No one seems to be mentioning this anywhere out here.
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:03 PM   #65
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Enough with happy birthday.
My question is how are the decorations this year? Better, the same or less than previous years? No one seems to be mentioning this anywhere out here.
Pretty much the same.
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:31 PM   #66
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It was hot hot hot today. Ate at tusker for lunch and was very disappointed. When I reserved it we were supposed to get tickets to get into the nemo show. I did not receive a notification that it is now a character lunch where the price is higher and the food quality has gone WAY downhill. This is on our never do again list now. So not worth the money. Our server was decent though.
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:31 PM   #67
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Enough with happy birthday.
My question is how are the decorations this year? Better, the same or less than previous years? No one seems to be mentioning this anywhere out here.
I think it's lighter than past years. Seems like the walkways immediately inside the main entrances are decorated and then not much otherwise. I've also noticed that many of the decorations not at the entrance are quite a bit faded. My overall observation is that the secondary decorations are showing some age, being retired, and not replace.
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:33 PM   #68
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Enough with happy birthday.
My question is how are the decorations this year? Better, the same or less than previous years? No one seems to be mentioning this anywhere out here.
The same really...although we forget it is Christmastime while we are in AK. It does not really look or feel it at all.
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[QUOTE=Senator Tressel;46864668]Huh? The grandmother requested that the server sing Happy Birthday. Whatever word you use for the way she made that request, it's still an odd thing to do and is not done. None of us know whether the grandma asked in the nicest way possible or was being demanding, so lets not get into something that is unknowable.



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Enough already!!
Amen. If I ask everyone to quit arguing about whether or not to ask is to order, would I be out of order?

Or is it this thread that's out of order?
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Decorations were definitely lighter than in years past. I noticed some things were missing, like the wreaths and garland over Main Street. However, we were there the morning after the parade was filmed, so maybe they took those down for the filming?

My mom also complained that the decorations look outdated. Sad!
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Thought I'd chip in with my thoughts....

I've been here since 11/27, the crowds have been light and extremely manageable in my opinion. For example, on Wednesday I never saw Toy Story go over 60 mins all day, it was mainly 45-55mins. ToT and Star Tours were both 10min posted waits, but was more like 5. ToT only had 3 lifts in operation and one side of the pre show before entering the boiler room. To me, that is quiet. RnR had short waits too. MK has been perfectly fine and extremely manageable aswell. PP seemed to peak at 45mins ETWB 20-30mins.Apart from Big thunder, everything else 10-15 mins most of the time. Space Mountain was 10-15mins most of the days aswell!
Tour Groups are slowly increasing each day.
I spent 12/6 at US/IOA and crowds were very, very light. Forbidden Journey never went over 15mins, never seen that before and everything else was walk on. Again, several rides (Mummy Returns) only half of the carts.
Haven't encountered any rude people. There's still the select few who think its ok when exiting fantasmic/main street just before wishes to just stop in the middle and turn around-so annoying.
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I'm here now too and I agree with these completely - especially the pin trading.
When it comes to pin trading, you have to realize something. Disney gives CM's a lanyard (or pouch) of 12 pins to wear to trade. CM's usually go to a pin trading window in their respective work location to get pins. Sometimes they get a good batch but often they get a bunch of boring duds. This of course means that if someone trades a cool, rare or interesting pin, the CM will invariably keep it and continue trading the boring ones to newbies, etc. This is just the way it goes. Many times guests get extra pins that are part of a set and CM's (many of whom collect pins just like guests) will be looking for this missing piece and will pocket it placing a boring one in its spot.

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Old 12-07-2012, 01:10 AM   #75
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Decorations were definitely lighter than in years past. I noticed some things were missing, like the wreaths and garland over Main Street. However, we were there the morning after the parade was filmed, so maybe they took those down for the filming?

My mom also complained that the decorations look outdated. Sad!
Seems I've read they do take the wreaths and garland down for filming. Something about obstructed view and/or camera cranes needing the space to operate.
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