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Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by Boardwalk529, May 4, 2013.

  1. jc040404

    jc040404 DIS Veteran

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    I've been living in Florida for nearly thirteen years and I've only seen ONE. I never thought they were as bad as this thread makes them out to be. :confused3 All of our Disney visits have been free of them. Hope the OP doesn't have any more visitors!
     
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  3. disney1990

    disney1990 <font color=royalblue>Wow, it make my heart skip a

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    Unfortunately, yes on some threads people are passionate and over the top. If you love Disney, this is the place to be. You just have to learn to ignore some people and walk away from those threads.
     
  4. disney1990

    disney1990 <font color=royalblue>Wow, it make my heart skip a

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    If one Palmetto bug was too much, don't ever hang out at the parks late at night when they start to get quiet. My DD was a College CM at the Studios. She said that they literately come out from everywhere.
     
  5. LisaRae87

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    I had this happen on a visit in 2011..

    I just let them know at the front desk as I was checking out. I wasn't overly concerned since I am from FL and know they are EVERYWHERE... I just wanted to let them know in case they wanted to check it out..

    After checking out I went to grab some breakfast at the resort and before I even sat down a manager had called my cell phone and offered to comp 50% of my stay (only 1 night).. I wasn't going to argue but made sure they knew that I wasn't looking for compensation, just wanted them to know.
     
  6. hgeisler

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    Yup!:crazy2:
     
  7. dansamy

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    Pretty much. Some folks are pretty rabid in their defense of all things Mouse.
    Palmetto bug is just a polite way to say big freaking flying cockroach!
     
  8. maxiesmom

    maxiesmom The Mean Squinty Eye Works

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    I'm only seeing one post that could be described as remotely hostile. :confused3 Everyone else is just sharing the fact that bugs are a part of life in Florida. Florida is still a huge hunk of swamp land, there is no getting rid of all the bugs and other creatures that call it home.
     
  9. WDW in Pearls

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    They do a pretty good job though. My one encounter was the only one I've ever had. I'm highly allergic to bug bites and bugs seem to love me. Most vacations I come home looking like I have the chicken pox, and I can honestly say I've never been bitten EVER at Disney. I have no idea how they do it, but I'm eternally grateful because my reactions are unpredictable and sometimes very, very bad.
     
  10. Polydweller

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    This thread hasn't been hostile at all. The OP did ask if there should be compensation and people are just relating the facts of life in Florida. Nothing more, just info.
     
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    Example: "I can't believe what ppl think they should get compensation for". Not fact, it's a personal attack, their own editorial at best. Give OP the facts; they don't need your opinion on their character and morals.
     
  12. WDW in Pearls

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    My experience has been very mixed. The passion for Disney has supplied me with good advice and information, but then there's the personal attacks and the holier than thou nonsense that I suppose comes with any Internet forum. People say some stuff on here that I find to be pretty stupid, but I'd rather stick to what Thumper's mom says :)
     
  13. GaBelle

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    I agree. The biggest majority of folks I have personally encountered here have been friendly and wonderful. But a few bad apples just get plain nasty and demeaning.
     
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    yep.. I am a native Floridian (we are rare!) and when I was a kid, we had a new home built. I would always see "10 ft roaches!!" as I called them when I was a kid. My mother would frequently talk about the nasty German cockroach my parents would find in my dad's rental properties that indicates a dirty house, but Florida, those Palmetto bugs will get into anything. They like glue and water. Every year she would make my dad take our Christmas tree out of the box in the driveway because one would always be in there.
     
  15. Polydweller

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    I agree mostly with this and people do state things badly sometimes. It's also very easy for the emotional tone of things to be misunderstood from just written words. I still don't see that as personal attack. To me that's just personal frustration of seeing requests for compensation over and over. Could it have been stated better, likely, but its more about the writer than the op. Which one of us is right, who knows, its a matter of how we perceive it.
     
  16. bumbershoot

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    If you had been offered compensation, though, wouldn't you feel a bit different? Just because you weren't offered it (and my goodness I think you should have been) doesn't mean that others shouldn't.

    At the very least, however, management at the restaurant needed to be informed just like management at the resort needs to know.
     
  17. Seahunt

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    Sorry that the OP was introduced to this nasty pest on her vacation. MY FIL always tells me Florida's State BIRD is the palmetto bug ;)

    I know I'm always shocked when I have one in my (clean! Honest!) house, but my DH tells me that they can hitchhike in on packages, bags, etc. that we bring in, so there's no way we'll ever be 100% completely clear.

    As bad as they are though, I like them better than the dinner plate sized spiders I've seen hanging around outdoors :scared1:

    Tourists need to remember this Florida saying when they come down to see us LOL:

    If it grows, it'll stick ya.
    If it crawls, it'll bite cha.


    :beach:
     
  18. brettb

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    We were at a value resort (can't remember which) and walking from the parking lot to the building. All of a sudden my wife went, "OMG, is that a RAT?!? AAAAAAH!"

    It was pretty close to the building and VERY large (for a rat.) I got a better look at it and realized it was an armadillo. Then my wife was all like, "REALLY? OMG, how CUTE! Let's get a better look!" :rotfl:
     
  19. shyjade

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    Better than a snake in the room.... ;)
     
  20. elaw

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    We had the same thing happen to us a couple years ago (GF RPC). I didn't think too much of it since it was just a Palmetto bug.:confused3 I just smushed it and flushed it down the toilet. No further incedents occured and we didn't even mention it to the staff. It probably came from the bathtubs vent.
     
  21. Karbase8

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    I don't like to be a negative person but really this is really a real post? Orlando is swamp land and in heat and humidity you may see a roach or water bug, there is no need to complain or get compensation.
     

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