I hate the workers at Disneyland!

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  1. PrincessScarlett

    PrincessScarlett Earning My Ears

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    Maybe not all of them..but MOST of them are not very nice. To work at a Disney park your are supposed to go out of your way to be nice. Everytime I would ask someone who worked there a question, they acted annoyed and snobby. And the photographers don't know how to take pictures. We bought our cd of pictures but a lot of good ones were ruined because of fingers in the way. I spent a week at Disney World then 2 weeks later a week at Disneyland and it was such a huge difference. Disneyland needs to take a lesson from WDW.
     
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  3. pumpkin5156

    pumpkin5156 DIS Veteran

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    Oh boy


    I can feel the heat from the flames on this one...


    LOL
     
  4. TheAmazingSpidey

    TheAmazingSpidey 1934 - 2009

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    I think you highly, highly exaggerate.
     
  5. LaurenLC

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    Hate is a pretty strong word.....
     
  6. PrincessScarlett

    PrincessScarlett Earning My Ears

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    Trust me, I don't. At WDW everyone was so friendly and helpful but a lot of the employees at Disneyland are young. They gave me the impression they didn't want to be there and all the ones I talked to never smiled. Why would I find the need to exaggerate about that. It's highly noticeable. I guess everyone was just having a bad week when I was there!
     
  7. JenDisneylandlver

    JenDisneylandlver DIS Veteran

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    Yikes! Well that hasn't been our experience. A few pictures I haven't liked, sure. Mostly because of the face we were making though. Never had a finger or anything. We've encountered a few CM's that were having off days. So what, they are human right? When I worked I wasn't happy go lucky every day either.

    It's okay, we all have preferences. Just leaves DL less crowded for the rest of us when others choose WDW. :)
     
  8. PigletGurl

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  9. Casey's Mommie

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    I want to see some of the pictures ruined by fingers. If that's true I think you should complain and try to get your money back!
     
  10. jemilah

    jemilah <font color=navy>Dreaming of Disneyland every nigh

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    I agree if there are fingers in the frames you are due a full refund.
    I have not had a problem with cast members, but things happen , I can't control the moods of my employee's either.
    I have never bought a cd of my photos because I always look bad in them , but I will gladly if I get even one keeper!
     
  11. bonofreak

    bonofreak <font color=deeppink>Has really cute toes<br><font

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    :sad: Wow, that is too bad that you had such a bad experience at the Happiest Place on Earth. :sad1: I really am sorry about that. I cannot think of a time when that has happened to me there. I can see why you must feel sad about it. I must admit, one of my niece's used to work there and when I found out, :confused3 I was shocked because to call her a people person, well, that would be a huge exaggeration, so I could never for the life of me figure out why she would want to work there! :snooty: I hope you will not let this one experience ruin Disneyland for you. That would be a real shame. Better luck next time. :cheer2: By the way, I love your name, :thumbsup2 I named one of my Dalmations Scarlett. :dogdance:
     
  12. bumbershoot

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    With the kind of cameras the Photopass photogs have, it would be almost impossible to have a finger in the way. They aren't little square point and shoots, they are big heavy cameras.

    I want to see those pictures!!!


    I've only experienced very nice CMs there, so we're meeting different CMs, most definitely.
     
  13. Babystitch

    Babystitch Earning My Ears

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    Yeah..no. :guilty:



    I live in SoCal and my parents live in an hour from Orlando. So I've done both Disney resorts a bit. And, in my opinion and experience, the folks at Disneyland are more laid back and sweeter overall than the ones at Disneyworld. WDW is so crowded and hectic that most of the time employees are just trying to get through their day, so I don't fault them for it at all, I'm just saying. I've had much more positive experiences at DL, which is why I choose to make that park my regular destination instead of the one in Florida.

    Sorry you might of had a bad trip, but just don't agree with you :confused3I can type out lots of examples from horrible CM experiences at WDW. I'm still waiting for some bad ones from DL.
     
  14. jemilah

    jemilah <font color=navy>Dreaming of Disneyland every nigh

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    Gosh Bumber your right , I own a camera store I should have thought of that! I could not even if I tried get my finger in the frame with my SLR !
     
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    I agree. I would think it hard to mess up a picture with the cameras they have. If they did mess up a picture did they take another one with no objects in the way? Can you crop out the objects in the way?

    I've also only experienced really helpful and nice CMs.

    That's too bad you had such a bad experience, I know how frustrating it can be.
     
  16. tiggr33

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    OP your title is a little harsh, but it got my attention. putting on my flame suit, but to an extent I have to agree with you. Last year (July) I did notice a difference in the attitudes of CM's at DL and WDW. I was traveling with a WDW CM(hourly), and visiting with a DL friend(salaried). I mentioned this to both of them, and they agreed their is a huge difference in the two in terms of CM attitudes. I was shocked by some of them.

    I can't speak about photopass perse, but with an autofocus nikon dSLR and the standard setting and poses they are supposed to use, it is near impossible to get a finger in the shot, UNLESS they were using the manual focus or something.

    unless blurry a photo is rarely ruined. one word, photoshop.
     
  17. DevilDuckie

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    It is unfortunate that you were so unhappy. At least now you know you hate them and you don't ever have to go back top a place you feel so poorly treated. Silver lining to everything.
     
  18. Silly Little Pixie

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    I'm sorry you didn't meet people that seemed to go out of their way for you. You're right, you expect a certain "Disney-ness" to your experience. I have never had a CM that gave me any warm fuzzies at WDW, so while I met polite people- nobody you'd ever remember. And I have had the good fortune to have some good ones at DL that have made a day or a wait something special, for me or my kids. I hope you won't take this as any indication of what your typical Disney Experience is at Disneyland.

    Hopefully you enjoyed the parks and our lovely Southern California weather!
     
  19. dizneekrazee

    dizneekrazee Fullfilling my bucket list, one vacation at a time

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    I am sorry you had a bad time at DL. I personally have only experienced 1 or 2 grumpy CM, and yes, it was on the same trip. Nothing is impossible, I hope that 1 bad trip wont ruin DL for you forever, there are many well meaning CM there. I for one would love to be a CM there someday, and I would love to have you back when I am there!!

    Feel better soon.
     
  20. mommaU4

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    Really, wow. That's too bad. I'm sorry to hear that. That's completely opposite of most of the experiences I read about here on these boards.

    So you were there for week? And they were annoyed and snobby the whole time? Did you go to City Hall/Guest Relations to report some of those CMs?
    I sure hope so if they were so awful to you. I'm sure management would want to know if someone was not doing their job with a proper attitude.

    I have to say I've been going to Disneyland since I was 7 years old, and I'm now 36. I've only had one bad experience in all those years and it was with a CM in parking who was very rude and nasty.
    I got his name and immediately went and reported him, and was told they would make a note of it in his file. I was then given free lunch for my entire group to make up for it. That was totally unexpected, but just one of the ways they go above and beyond to really make each person's experience a magical one.

    I'm sorry yours wasn't.
     
  21. bumbershoot

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    You own a camera shop....you are my hero. :goodvibes Note to self, visit jemilah if I ever get back to Nevada....
     
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