Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by Edlover, Apr 5, 2013.
Good guess.....but no...not Greek.
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HHHMMM Very interesting...as a Puerto Rican woman I also tend to notice things like this. However, I am a Christian mother first, not a Puerto Rican woman. Christ does not see our skin color and my main concern is that my child is happy. With that said, I would never force him to stay on line for something that does not interest him (other than family portraits lol)...
Also, it's all a matter of how we approach people and situations. If I walk in to a room thinking "I'm the only Puerto Rican woman in this room" it may show in my body language or I may misinterpret what someone says or how they look at me.
When I go to WDW or DCL I may notice our physical differences but our love for Disney out-weights any differences. I see other families with the same love for Disney that we have...I see one big Disney family...
Through DisBoards we've met some pretty wonderful people on our cruises...some we consider like-family...from across the nation and even in Austria.
Exactly !!God only see our hearts not our skin color.. jmho..God bless you !
Proud Army wife and ESL Teacher..
A cruise is a fantastic opportunity to meet various diverse groups you might not otherwise ever meet.
Say hi to everyone and chat with as many people as possible....cruises are great vacations and a great way to learn about various cultures and ethnic backgrounds without spending tens of thousands of dollars on various trips around the world!!!!!
Enjoy each other and the opportunities!!!!
We love Princess and the Frog in our house. Tiana is probably a close second to Rapunzal if my DS (7) was willing to admit he likes princesses. Maybe people didn't recognize her since she is a frog for most of the movie.
I find that the 'classic' princesses merchandise is everywhere. Little kids want to she the princess that they recognize. I would love to see Tiana, especially since we have never seen her in the parks. We have more pictures with Mulan and Pocahontas because we are unwilling to stand in long lines. A short line for Tiana would have made our day.
Longest character line I have ever waited in was Tiana's at WDW. almost 2 hours.
Yes! That's why we opt to sit with other families...
Being leery of situations when you are a minority doesnt make you a racist. Even being racially motivated doesnt equate either. Treating someone differently based on your race does. A lot of black people have the same issues with good reason. Would you call a woman that knows rape victims a sexist because she doesn't automatically trust all men? The OP didn't mention anything about treating white people a certain way. She just had a concern.
This reminds me a time we were at DHS. Mulan is our favorite princess so we were meeting her and taking pictures with her. Pocahontas was standing near her and no one was trying to meet Pocahontas. Mulan said to everyone within earshot and with a sweeping hand gesture in the direction of Pocahontas: "Here is Pocahontas!" She was looking out for her friend.
We were thrilled to meet Pocahontas, too, and the glad there was no wait to do so. Our DD received a Pocahontas outfit for Christmas one year complete with the matching boots and wore that costume every day for weeks!
We love ALL the Princesses and Disney Characters and are happy to meet them all, the shorter the lines the better, but sadly, our DDs are at the age when they don't care for the interaction as much as they use to. *sniff* Still, loads of pictures and memories from when they did!!
Rape victim??? hhhmmm
In JRHS I was jumped by 3 african american girls from my school in Queens NY. They stumped on me and kicked me under a parked car while they called me names due to my race. It was a cold winter day with 2 feet of snow...I'll never forget it. Should I automatically not trust african americans because of my experience? I'm sorry, I dont agree...we see the world differently.
Those that have malice in their hearts is not because of their race.
And to make such comparisons to this thread...IDK...I'm leaving this thread.
Nice chatting with everyone...
Here is what I find the most funny about this thread.
Phychology of a child:
All the kids are over there. That must be the cool princess! I am going over there!
Physchology of an adult:
OMG! My favorite princess is FREE!!! I'm going to go get tons of pictures and we'll pose and get some awesome photos. Maybe if no one is in line behind me we can chat for a bit!
I would be estatic if my line was short and laughing at all the suckers in the long line.
Kids. Who can understand them?
You obviously missed my point. Your post illustrates one of the reasons this topic of discussion is taboo. Emotions cloud thinking. I didn't equate a rape victim to a short line. I gave an example of how history(even if it isn't your own) can affect your outlook. I never feel uncomfortable around white people, but I do notice if I'm the only black person around. The way that I live my life makes this a common occurrence. I live in a city where a disproportionate percentage of the crime is committed by young black men. That means that I have a smaller chance of a crime happening to me if I'm in a certain part of the city. A lot of the time that puts me around a lot of white people. Obviously, if I had distrust toward white people, I would stay away. But, in this case I trust them more than some people that look just like me. In closing, I will say that I have these conversations with my best friend of 20 years who is guess what? A white man who, with his family will be cruising with us next month.
And OP, please change the title.
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I think this boils down to not being able to and shouldn't be making decisions for our children on what they like. My daughter has red hair like Merida (no wig needed; seriously) and I thought for sure that this would be the princess (and by the way if anyone should feel put out; its this poor princess who didn't even get on any list by any previous posts in this thread) my daughter would want to be for Halloween. Guess what? Nope! Wanted to be Tinker Bell. For me, it was all about the hair. For my daughter, all about the sparkly short green dress and wings. And then I realized that it shouldn't be about me; we were doing this for her.
So, for me, whatever line my daughter wants to get in is fine by me. (though I definitely would like her to get in a shorter line/ where's the fast pass for seeing princesses?! )
Don't know if this was posted, but Disney says Sofia is not Latina.
They initially said she was and then backpedaled on that statement.
excerpt from the article:
. The new Disney princess is not Hispanic and not historic. About this, a lot of Hispanics -- 52 million Americans who don't like being played with -- are going to be, well, not happy.
Disney defiantly stepped in it when they rolled out Princess Sofia!!
Lol I stand corrected, I must have missed the backpedaling part haha!
bingo...the other princesses have been around forever and Ariel kind of brought the whole princess thing back into focus back...the lines for Mulan are usually shorter than the rest and i dare say is has nothing to do with her being Asian...
Personally, I didn't care for "The Princess & the Frog" at all, so I wouldn't care to get pictures. I SOOOO wanted to like it given it was done "old style" animation. I just didn't. I also don't have a daughter, so that's another reason. It has zip to do w/ skin color. I think the ladies they have had playing Tiana have been GORGEOUS!
I agree, I don't really feel it is to do with race I personally feel that it is to do with popularity of her and the movie.For some reason it was not as popular, I would think it would be similar for Rapunzel. I personally love Tiana (and her character in The Princess and the Frog) so I would have been first in that line.
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