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Old 02-18-2013, 09:19 PM   #61
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Sooooo funny! We have brought our girls once (planning another trip with them December 2013), but we have taken lots of trips by ourselves (no kids). So many times we are asked, "Isn't Walt Disney World just for kids? What do you even do?!"

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Old 02-18-2013, 11:54 PM   #62
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Sometimes when I told people I was stationed in Korea they would ask "North or South?" Well, at least I should give them credit for knowing there are two.
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My youngest daughter is adopted from S. Korea (dh and I are both caucasian). I get the "oh is she from North or South?" a lot.
I can only hope the people that ask this are not adults. If they are, our country is in deep, deep trouble.

People not knowing the difference between Disney World and Disneyland bugs me. But, hearing that people don't know the serious difference between North and South Korea is truly frightening.
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:45 AM   #63
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Oh, and another favorite to overhear in the parks..."Are those real ducks or are they animatronic?
I was once sitting behind a family on the Safari at AK. The little boy made a comment about the hippos and alligators. The grandmother explained to him that they weren't real. She said Disney has these things called "animaltronics" that they use in place of real animals. She actually said animaltronics, not animatronics. I wonder what she would have said if one of those hippos or gators had actually moved or made a noise and if she thought the wandering giraffes, antelopes, and elephants were also 'animaltronics'.

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Old 02-19-2013, 03:04 AM   #64
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Totally love this thread!! Before we went to WDW in 2011 a colleague decided to impart some of her wisdom to me to make my trip better (I'd been to WDW once before and Disneyland Paris 5 times so was ok with how it all worker!). She said to go to Walmart if I wanted buy souvenirs because there weren't any shops in Disney! To make sure I watched the fireworks because Cinderella abseiled down the castle at the end of them!!
Another friend went to Disney Paris for the first time and came back complaining that no one had told her it was a theme park! Still not sure what she was expected!
My cousin is going to Paris next month for the first time, he has said he'll be really cross if Mickey doesn't sit at their table in Cafe Mickey after they have paid so much for the the meal.
My sisters DMil was really cross when they got to 1900 Park Fare for dinner and there were other people there, she thought it was a private meal!!
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:09 AM   #65
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OMG...i would love to see Cinderella rappelling down her castle. Seriously, how awesome would that be?
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:44 AM   #66
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OMG...i would love to see Cinderella rappelling down her castle. Seriously, how awesome would that be?
I know!!! It's a bit of a joke at work now whenever I mention disney someone always says how cool it be to see Cinderella abseiling!!
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:31 AM   #67
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Not a Disney, but I used to be a Reservationist for Delta Airlines (one of the ppl who answered the 800 number, and yes, I rarely actually made a new reservation.) and one afternoon an older lady called and the computer screen had NO info for me (they usually put at least a destination into the automated system first). When I asked how could I help her today she responded very seriously 'Does Delta fly south?'

I was on the phone with her for an entire 12 minutes (which doesn't sound long, I know) and I have no idea where she was or where she wanted to go to, other than she did NOT want to go south and west, that's why she didn't call Southwest Airlines!

As for the FP's being free, I was excited to find that out. We have a similar program at our nearby amusement park, but it costs almost an extra hundred dollars to add it onto your regular ticket price. I am a Disney rookie, but I am really trying hard to do my own research so I don't end up being quoted on one of these boards!
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:42 AM   #68
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I went with my friend and her family. We were waiting in a line where only one side was open. After waiting about 5 minutes my friends husband says "lets go in this OTHER line there is no one in this line. He hopped the rail and promptly returned.
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:19 AM   #69
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I was on the phone with her for an entire 12 minutes (which doesn't sound long, I know) and I have no idea where she was or where she wanted to go to, other than she did NOT want to go south and west, that's why she didn't call Southwest Airlines!
I have always wondered how Southwest does round trips. I see how they can get me from PA to AZ, but how would I get back? Do the keep flying south west around the world? What happens when we get to the South Pole? Eventually we have to go north again? Is northwest ok, as long as they don't go east? Or is my return trip through Eastern Airlines or Far East? Are either of those still operating? Help!

I'm sure it was the longest 12 minutes of your career!
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:25 PM   #70
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Ha...when I was a flight attendant, we were flying on an MD-80, which has rear-mounted engines. So if you're sitting in the back, your window is blocked by the engine. A passenger asked me if the engine would be there for the whole flight. I just kind of looked at her and said, "I certainly hope so."
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:27 PM   #72
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People not knowing the difference between Disney World and Disneyland bugs me. But, hearing that people don't know the serious difference between North and South Korea is truly frightening.[/QUOTE]

I bet if they visited both North and South Korea they would have no problem remembering the difference then!
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:35 PM   #73
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Old 02-21-2013, 03:49 AM   #74
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I remember when we were in the fast pass line for BTM, as we passed a family in the stand by line the daughter asked her dad how come there was another line that was going so much quicker then their line, he answered it was the line for people who had just ridden and liked the ride and wanted to go straight back on!! Hope the daughter wasn't disappointed when she got off the ride and wanted to go through the special line to ride again!!
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:37 AM   #75
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Not everybody who asks the questions in this thread is "stupid". Stupidity is different from ignorance. I have two very intelligent friends who are university professors who told me in all seriousness that they had gone to Disney World, but had never been to Florida. I thought, of course, that they had meant they had gone to Disneyland, in California, since she is from S. Korea, and they both had worked as research scientists at Clorox, which is in the San Francisco area. But, asking more questions, I was able to determine that they had been to Magic Kingdom and Epcot. Not sure how to reconcile that Disney World is not in Florida; I give them the benefit of the doubt, and think they mean that they have never gone sightseeing in the rest of Florida, because the context was when I was discussing a trip we made to Sanibel.

People say funny, ignorant things to me, also. I am a family physician, and occasionally, I think I should have been keeping a list of things people have said/done in my office. The most ignorant scenario that I can recall (takes the prize for the past several years) was when I received a call from a nurse from a specialist's office in February telling me that a patient's family had returned an Apnea monitor the preceding October, and wanted to be sure the baby was OK. Well, I actually hadn't seen the child since the preceding August. So, my office contacted the family and learned that the family had moved from Indiana to Gainesville, Florida in October, and the child was being seen at Shands Hospital, which is the University hospital at the University of Florida. So, I assured her that the patient was under good, competent care. Her reply was "what is Shands hospital?". This story is incredible on so many levels, start with checking on a child with apnea issues 6 months after the fact.
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