Discussion in 'Gay and Lesbian at Disney' started by chwgmjay, Jan 10, 2011.
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my name is Lars, 31 years old and I live in Berlin, Germany.
Its always hard for me to introduce myself in a forum because I never know what to write so I write a short text.
I choosed Epcotmaniac as my username because Epcot Center is my favourite park and I love Spaceship Earth.
During the 90´s my parents and I spent almost every vacation in Orlando and Tampa.
My first solo trip to WDW was in 2006 for Gay Days and I had a really great time. My last trip to WDW was two years ago when I spent two weeks at the Pop Century resort.
I hope to return to WDW for the gaydays in 2013 or for a marathon weekend.
My favourite Disneymovie is Lion King and my favourite shows on TV which are also known in the USA are Glee, King of Queens, Lost, Queer as Folk and Kid vs. Kat.
In my free time I work as a volunteer in the gay scene in the field of HIV prevention.
I will post a pic of me when I´m able to.
Sorry in advance for grammar and spelling mistakes but I must get used to write in english again.
You will find that there are lots of Epcot fans here at the DIS, myself included. Ok, now I've just made myself hungry just thinking about what meals I could be having if I was touring the World Showcase.
Berlin is near the top of places I'd like to visit. You never know when I might be coming over for a visit. I have a good friend who lives in Oberammergau. While that is quite a bit south of you, if I am going to visit him I would be doing a fair amount of exploring around Germany. I think it is so incredible that we live in this digital age where people from around the world can connect so easily and discuss common interests.
So I've been nosing around here for a few days and it's totally taking me back to my high school days when I was the unofficial leader of the Tori Amos boards on Prodigy! (Ten points if you even know what Prodigy is, kids.) I thought it would be fun to try to jump back into the game on here!
My name is Anthony and I live in NYC with my adorable husband Tom. We are both unabashed Disney geeks. (I even proposed to him in the stretching room of the Haunted Mansion!) I am a bit of a hoarder, with what some might call too large collections of Disney stuff...CDs, movies, vinyl, pins, books, etc. You name it. Except vinylmation. I just don't get those little buggers. We try to get to our home parks (mine is WDW, his is DLR) at least once per year. I am about 99% sure that by the end of the year I will have escaped the Big Apple and defected to either Orlando or Southern California. I'm afraid that if I let myself hit the ten year mark in the city my soul will turn into concrete. ---shudder---
Our next trip to Orlando is just weeks away and we will also be visiting Universal in addition to Magic Kingdom and Epcot. It'll be my first time back at Universal since I went with my drama club back in high school and they still had the King Kong ride. I would get all excited because I thought that that was what New York was really like. Minus the giant ape. Tom and I finally broke down and watched all of the Harry Potter movies for the first time over the course of two weeks last month, so we are super stoked to go to the Wizarding World. Plus I have a big ole crush on Daniel Radcliffe. I'm allowed to. He's legal now. Don't judge.
I am obsessed with Mary Blair, the Orange Bird, Hayley Mills, the Haunted Mansion, park history, Stitch, Dole Whips and mint juleps, Rolly Crump, and Kathryn Beaumont, just to name a few. I fully intend that my next tattoo will be the five-legged goat. I have been blogging my Disney thoughts for a while now. I spend a lot of time giving queer readings to Disney stuff, relaying stories (including the engagement) from my life, and ranting about anything and everything Disney adjacent that tickles my fancy.
Part of why I started blogging was to reach out to others in the LGBT community with a love for the Mouse. I have met some really fascinating folks who shared my passion and I am hoping to meet even more through the DIS boards. I hope I haven't broken any rules yet. I can see that one must be mindful of what one says and does up in here. That's OK. I can keep it family friendly. When we meet up and have a drink or two, I'll let it fly! I look forward to getting to know some of you!
Good Lord, you make me feel old. (I was a group leader on the LGBT section of CompuServe in college...)
Did you catch him in Equus or How to Succeed? (I saw both.) That kid is so damned talented.
I'm a Mousophile, but my partner is not so much. (He doesn't mind going once a year or so, but isn't a HUGE fan like I am.) Our next trip to Orlando will be in October for Epcot Food & Wine. (We're going to San Diego in March and to Virginia Beach/Williamsburg in September for a wedding.)
We are also New Yorkers (last stop northbound on the #2!) and always happy to make new friends and meet up for drinks or dinner. We're both foodies and eat out in Manhattan often. I'm a physician at a medical school in the suburbs north of the city, and David is a bartender at a catering hall on Park Avenue. Shoot me a Private Message, and maybe we can meet up soon.
Dr. G, I want to go to Broadway shows and have drinks and dinner!
Come visit! We have a very nice sleeper sofa... NYC Pride is June 24...
A good family friend has promised to take DS to New York when he is a senior, but I don't think I am invited. I would love to fly out and see you guys, but all of my vacation time for this year is allocated. I will keep the offer in mind, though!
Thank you for the lovely welcome, Dr. G! I am certainly lucky to have a man who's as big a fan as I am (cough*enabler*cough). We're big, dorky kids anyway, so it feels like being in the parks makes it socially acceptable for the time that we're there. It seems like the boards are smidge slow, but I'm sure there are some good times to be had around and about!
I actually did see Daniel in H2S. I was kind of amazed by him. And this was before I'd seen any of the Harry Potter films. I missed him (and his wand) in Equus, though. I think he's got quite a career ahead of him. Plus anyone who plays a year in a show on the Broadway without calling out gets a gold star in my book. Have you seen his interview with Susan Blackwell where he sorts her laundry? If not, get thee there now! It's brilliant!
We live in Astoria and for the most part are big ole stinkin' couch potatoes. Tom's actually been a good influence on me since he doesn't drink. My alcohol intake has slowed to a trickle, but the upside is it only takes two drinks to get tipsy! I've met up with a few other local Disney bloggers (at Earl of Sandwich, natch!) and it's been a blast to talk about Princess Tiana and the 64-65 New York World's Fair and other Disney miscellanea. I think NYC Mouse Meet-ups are in order! Especially since I probably won't be here terribly much longer!
Welcome to the boards! I am hitting WDW in 13 days!!! I went to Universal last year and if you like thrill rides, you will LOVE The Wizarding World. The ride in Hogwarts is truly amazing. I don't think there's anything else in the world like it. The Spiderman ride was the best and it's still great, but this ride surpasses it by miles.
Well, nuts! We will be like two ships passing in the night...er...or something like that. Bottom line is we'll just miss each other! I have the sinking feeling that the Spiderman ride is still going to be closed for rehab. It's supposed to open back up in March, but they haven't announced a date. Considering we're going to be daring souls trying to conquer the highlights of both UO and IOA in one day, one less e-ticket is probably more of a blessing than a curse! Luckily the hubby and I are very good parkgoers with similar tastes (though I'll never convince him to ride Mission: Space again...not even the non-spinning version) and are visiting during the off-season. Thanks for riding on the welcome wagon!
If it's not a crowded day, you can do both UO and IOA in one day.. Start in IOA and go directly to Harry Potter Land at rope drop.
I did the major rides in IO by noon and was in UO right after that. However, I made the mistake of riding the roller coaster in UO and when I got off, I thought I was going to die. I was sick to my stomach with a major migraine. I think it was because, being a big bear, I was packed in and couldn't breathe properly, but it killed the day for me and left shortly after that. I have been packed it to coasters before and have never gotten sick. So, it might be the coaster.
I am not making fun of your Rah, you poor deprived soul. There are a number of adult fans of Disney theme parks. In fact, I recently started on a web site that is aimed specifically at adults called Disney For Grown-ups.
My best friend and his boyfriend are also in Astoria; we were there for New Year's.
My sister is also planning to move down there no later than summer...
We did both parks in one day in June, the week following GayDays - so not exactly SLOW. (Though it was a Thursday, the first week of June, so not as busy as it COULD have been.) I don't think there's anything we wanted to see at Universal we skipped. I'm not a roller coaster rider - The Mummy is about as wild as I'll tolerate (though David did get me on both Rockin' Roller Coaster and Tower of Terror, which I'd never been brave enough to do before), so we skipped the monster coaster at UO (I forget the name).
Put Disney For Grown-ups in my address bar and viola! I joined...great site!!
When I lived there, we would hit both parks in one day. There were a few less attractions then there are now, but it was still feasible.
I went back with some friends a couple years back and we did UO & IoA for four days. They took a lot of cigarette breaks. I don't know how else we didn't die of shear boredom.
Phew! I feel much better about our two park/one day approach to Universal. It was looking from some of the other areas on this board like we were on a fool's mission. There are all of these folks saying that we needed at least a day per park. Thanks to my new squirrelfriends here for letting us know that it's doable!
The trip is so close that I'm getting a severe case of pre-Disney anxiety disorder (P-DAD?). My iPod is shuffling my all Disney mix, I'm listening to all of my park audio internet radio stations all day at work and spending even more time than usual on Disney-related websites. (Really, though I'll take any excuse to mentally escape from my job.) I feel like I'm crawling out of my skin!
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