Only my fellow DISers will understand this

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by Minky, Nov 10, 2004.

  1. Minky

    Minky Mouseketeer

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    My cousin and his wife and 3 children just returned from the world (for those interested they said it was crowded) but I was eager to hear where they stayed and find out how they liked it. I asked them where they stayed.....and THEY REPLIED "I DUNNO....BEACH, OR THE SOMETHING BEACH OR THE BEACH SOMETHING" Well, immediately my right hand stopped my left hand from boppin them on the head, I regained composure and used probing questions...turns out it was THE BEACH CLUB and they had a great time. Just had to vent!:crazy:
     
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  3. Tink

    Tink So whats the sitch?

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    Isn't it incredible? I work in a public library, so I get the questions about the Disney guidebooks. It amazes me how people just let the planning go to the last minute.

    Then there's me, who keeps up on everything. They probably think I'm the strange one! Please.. don't let me get started on the "you're going to Disney World again? comments.
     
  4. ciera321

    ciera321 DIS Veteran

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    If they didn't even know the name of the hotel, I can't imagine all the things they missed out on. My sister-in-law and her family went down - didn't matter where they stayed and they just wandered around the parks at their leisure. Now they've seen it and they will not be going back - go figure.......:rolleyes:
     
  5. llij

    llij <font color=blue>I love my house<br><font color=re

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    :laughing: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

    Too funny!!!
     
  6. DepCor0311

    DepCor0311 <font color=red>KUNGALOOSH!!<br><font color=purple

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    Now I understand that not everybody is a WDW fanatic (like us)...But my only question would be, How did they know which bus to get on to get back to their resort? :p
     
  7. stemikger

    stemikger DIS Veteran

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    No one on my wife's side of the family can understand my love for Disney. I was talking to my brother-in-laws mom and she was going with her other son and wanted some tips. I went into my view on the attractions how to use fast pass, the resorts and the bus system (pretty basic stuff) and my other brother-in-law started laughing at how I knew all this stuff and made the remark that if I put this energy into college I would have had my PHD by now.

    Another funny one is when we went last August my father-in-law said: Your going again, didn't you go 4 years ago.

    My mother's friend said I don't understand how people can go back after seeing it once, what is there to do?

    Most of my friends get a kick out of my Disney love, but totally don't understand it. During my last trip I went for 10 days and all my friend's wife kept saying was how could you stay for 10 days, there isn't that much stuff to do. Can't you see it all in a couple of days.

    I already said I'm going back this year and everyone had a baffled look on their faces. They all think I'm a little crazy about how much I enjoy this place, and all I can say is if this makes me crazy, then put me in a looney bin because crazy is great. Disney is a state of mind and being a good parent means never forgetting what it's like to be a kid.

    Disney forever.::MinnieMo ::MickeyMo :earsboy:
     
  8. Mickey_loves_Minnie

    Mickey_loves_Minnie DIS Veteran

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  9. missypie

    missypie <font color=red>Has an outlet for romance<br><font

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    We've been to DL in CA and DL in Paris but haven't been to WDW yet (I was there in the 70s). So DH thinks it's totally creepy when I talk to people who've just returned from the World and I'm asking them all of these DETAILED questions about their resorts and generally knowing more about the place than the people who just returned!
     
  10. 140905

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    I remember when my Uncle and his family went to Disney - he said the only reason he was going was because over the years he had got fed up of hearing from us how great it was and decided to see for himself.

    So anyway, when he got back we were really excited to hear everything - his wife said 'we know you might like it but it's not all that' ...yes, i could feel myself getting really angry until we asked what they'd actually done, to which there response was 'it was too hot most days so we stayed in the pool at the villa' .... enough said!
     
  11. MUFFYCAT

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    My friend and her family said they did Magic Kingdom in 4 hours! :rolleyes:
    When I tell her we spend many days there and still haven't seen everything , she doesn't get it.

    My feeling is, it's their loss!:D
     
  12. Lou-Ann

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    All I can sy is it is their loss............More available rooms for those of us who appreciate it.........LOL......
     
  13. ashleyrm

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    My husband and I just got back, and I am amazed that with all of the information available in books, on the internet, etc. that we still see so many people standing right inside the turnstiles looking at a map with that confused look on their faces!

    We first went as a family over 10 years ago armed only with Birnbaum, a very early edition of the Unofficial Guide, and the early beginnings of RADP on the net. While it was commando style for the first few trips, at least we were prepared!!!!
     
  14. PamNC

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    It's amazing isn't it?

    Get this, I asked a friend who just went to Epcot for the first time how he liked it. He said, and I quote: "I didn't like it. All you do is ride through these buildings and see these exhibits."

    And I'm friends with this guy because??????..........

    I'm glad I GET IT.

    PamNC
     
  15. salbythec

    salbythec DIS Veteran

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    We went in July and in August and now are going again in April. My SIL said "What is wrong with you can't you go anywhere esle? LOL
    Some people just don't get the magic!!:hyper:
     
  16. vicb

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    My family thinks of WDW as the ultimate "all inclusive" resort. We never leave Disney property, we don't even rent a car! We always stay at one of the deluxes so we can "feel the magic" 24/7! WDW is the easiest vacation we go on because they make it sooooo easy for families (kid friendly food, tons to do, great pools, shows, rides, shopping.....)

    We do non-Disney vacations on our off year (we go every other year to WDW) which we always enjoy and think it is important to show our country to our children but when the Disney trip rolls around I give a big sigh of relief.... so easy.

    Have a nice day fellow dis'ers!:sunny:
     
  17. WDWDennis

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    My friend went for the first time ever. So weeks before, I wrote him a list of all of my favorites and must do's. I also took the time to explain everything to him about the transportation and fast passes and so on. Anyway, when he came back, he hadnt done anything. He waited in line for an hour and a half for the tommorow land cars (whatever they are called). I was stunned!! I asked if he did ToT, R&RC, MS, things like that, "NOPE" :earseek: He did hit SM and SM, but still didnt enjoy himself. He didnt hit PI at all, or even DD for that matter. He just stayed in his hotel and swam in the pools. This is on a 6 day trip!!

    I wanted to smack him in head!:yo-yo:
     
  18. DisneyNut_34

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    Yep, believe or not there are folks out there that don't get the Disney Magic :earseek: My MIL and FIL are prime examples. My DW, kids and I have been to WDW 5 times in the past 4 years including twice this year and they always comment... you're going AGAIN :crazy:

    Oh well, some people can't get enough of the beach, we can't get enough of the mouse! :p
     
  19. tinkerbell81284

    tinkerbell81284 Got Pixie Dust?

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    I know the same feeling! My aunt and uncle are going for their kids (my cousins' (5 & 7)) first trip. Once I heard they were staying on property and booked thru Disney I had to teach them everything! They are staying at the Pop Century! They just left today! :) I may get to see them on Sunday, too! Can't wait to see them on Wednesday!

    Tink
     
  20. professorandmom

    professorandmom My favorite girls!

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    Yes, there are those that get it and those that don't. Someone once told me "don't know why you don't like DCL, there is no casino" Ah, but THAT is a great reason to like DCL

    Best analogy - trying to impress inlaws years ago, got them Ambrosia chocolate - imported choc, special nuts (heavenly) - waited for their response as they tasted it...MIL says "tastes like a Hersey bar"

    I think this whole thread explains why some people post that they have a terrible time, but when you read the details it doesn;t seem that obvious
    Barb
     
  21. ribbot

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    Now I'm nervous.....

    My last trip to Disney was in 1990 (honeymoon) and to be honest with you all--neither one of us really liked it that much. BUT---we this was before the internet for us and we had no previous knowledge of the place. We went to WDW, Epcot and MGM and felt we saw pretty much everything there was to see. We did not stay on property.

    Sooooooooooo, to make a long story short---we are going this April with our 4 year old son, staying on property and after reading this post I'm having anxiety.

    I purchased a couple of the 2005 Disney books--like the unofficial guide I think it is and another one and have read one completely and half way through the other one----but am I going to be able to remember all of this information when I get there?

    Right now I am at the point where I am feeling overwhelmed and basically just want to go and enjoy ourselves without killing ourselves trying to do and see everything (or as much as we can).

    A couple posts on here said that they helped first timers with lists of things to do and see. Would you be able to fix me up with a list of must see things to do and see? I'm afraid now that just after reading these books that I really don't know where to start.

    I picture all of us standing in the middle of the park all in a fluster and not knowing which way to turn---and I also picture us coming home and being bummed out that I had forgotten to add certain things to the list. Does anybody know where I'm coming from on this??

    Thanks for any help.
     

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