What's Your Disneyworld Pet Peeve?

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  1. MIGrandma

    MIGrandma Lives in the middle-of-the-mitten.

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    You know we all have at least one, or more. So, what's yours?

    Mine is foreign people (people from other countries, nationalities, whatever is the politically correct way of saying it ;)) not shutting up during attractions that you need to be listening to. Carousel of Progress has always been my favorite Disney attraction, and this time I took my adult DD with me who had never been to Disney before so it was her first time to experience this attraction.

    We had a family (4 adults/3 children) speaking Spanish the entire time directly behind us. :( They were not quiet about it either. Everyone else was being quiet, except for a child now and then but that is to be expected.

    Now, I don't know if they could not speak English, but please...if you don't understand the English language and you still go into an attraction where people would want to be listening to it, please for the love of all that's holy...shut up!!! :)
     
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  3. LJSquishy

    LJSquishy DIS Veteran

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    -Flash photography on rides
    -Talking on rides
    -Adults who intentionally cut in line
    -Disney Resort prices
    -Rides that speak in both English AND Spanish (This is America)
     
  4. Janepod

    Janepod <font color=royalblue>The new dinning plan is out.

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    "Foreign people" are not the only people who speak during attractions.
     
  5. EMom

    EMom <font color=red>Comes from a long line of all fork

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    No, but they were the ones in this case who yakked during the attraction. To point it out is not prejudice, just a fact.

    I have been on many tours in other countries where not a word of English was spoken and I understood precious little. I kept my mouth shut, listened in case I could catch a word or two, watched the scenery and let others who could understand have their time to enjoy the experience.
     
  6. ilovemk76

    ilovemk76 DIS Veteran

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    The entitlement mentality of the guests.
     
  7. Sorsha

    Sorsha <font color=royalblue>People, don't be like the ch

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    Oh for the love of Pete. We get visitors for other countries - heaven forbid. And they might need to know the safety regulations - oh the horror.
    "That's right, you fell out of the ride because you didn't realize how to keep yourself safe. WELL TOO BAD FOR YOU! If you had just learned the entirety of the English language before your vacation, this wouldn't have happened, now would it... quit whining, it's just an arm, you have another."

    Ok, Pet Peeves.

    1. The HUGENESS of the resorts. If you should happen to get a room out in the north 40 somewhere it will take you 45 minutes to hike to breakfast or the bus stop. I love the theming but for how much it costs, they ought to drive around with those little luggage carts giving rides to the food court. ;)
    2. Parents who can be heard in the parks yelling at and berating their exhausted, sun-burned little kids... "I don't care if your feet hurt! I paid 10,000 for this vacation, and you WILL HAVE FUN!"
    3. Mandatory gratuity. How much I tip is my business.
    4. When I have carefully picked out my spot for parade/fireworks viewing and held it down for an hour beforehand, and then someone shows up 5 minutes before and stands directly in front of me.
    5. At park closing time, waiting for a bus to YOUR resort, only to have buses for every other resort on property show up before yours. By that time the line is so long 3 buses are required.

    I am sure there are more...
    But I still love it. :)
     
  8. EMom

    EMom <font color=red>Comes from a long line of all fork

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    The OP's post reminds me of the time we were watching Wishes and a French family stood behind us. You have to imagine a LOUD, heavy French accent saying in loooooooong drawn out fashion, "OH.......MY.......GOD!!!!!!" And she said it every five seconds. With every single flash of fireworks, we heard, "OH.....MY........GOD!!!!!" It was really getting on my nerves, as it was right in my ear.

    Eventually, I started saying in an equally drawn out, dramatic fashion, "OH........MON........DIEU!!!! OH.......MON......DIEU!!!! OH........MON.......DIEU!!!!" DH was :lmao:. She got the hint and stopped with the OMG!!!!!
     
  9. jrmasm

    jrmasm Last time I checked, it was still

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    When you're waiting for a parade to start and ding dongs sitting near you start throwing popcorn to feed the birds. :headache: And children that swing on line ropes.
     
  10. Tinkermommy

    Tinkermommy <font color=deeppink>Not too exciting but we all c

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    That WDW is too far away!
     
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  12. souris

    souris Mouseketeer

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    People who complain about things that don't really matter.... Or what my DH likes to call "first world problems". I count my blessings everyday.. I have a beautiful family, we have a home, can bring my family on vacation and I'm slowly winning my battle against cancer. I find it sad when people don't take the time to see the beauty around them and appreciate the time they have with their loved ones! I think the key is to respect one another and appreciate what we have :).
     
  13. Conservative Hippie

    Conservative Hippie You seem somewhat familiar. Have I threatened you

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    People who think their money is worth more than anyone else's.

    People who think they should get more in-park perks for staying on-site.

    People who think they should get more in-park perks for staying at a deluxe rather than a value.

    People who will nudge their way to stand directly in front of small children at parades.

    People who will let the tiniest thing "spoil their magic."

    "Brazilians." ("Brazilians" don't always come from Brazil, and not all people from Brazil are "Brazilians.")

    People wearing wildly inappropriate clothing for a family environment.

    Sent from me.
     
  14. grassmower

    grassmower Earning My Ears

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    biggest pet peeve is how freakin expensive Disney has become!
     
  15. msjprincess

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    Then why not just say

    "people not shutting up during attractions that you need to be listening to."

    If they were blonde Americans talking who she have said " blonde people not shutting up during attractions that you need to be listening to."?

    I somehow doubt it
     
  16. KristaTX

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    From guests? People who talk during shows/fireworks, especially if they are talking on their cell phones. And also humongous strollers bug the heck out of me.

    From Disney? The bus service. It's gotten awful, and I didn't ride a single bus on our September trip because of it. We drove, walked, or took the monorail. The rental car is worth every penny, and I never would have said that ten years ago.

    There's no good excuse I can think of for Disney to not have improved the bus service and how buses are called out to the parks or resorts. We had seven Animal Kingdom buses and several DTD/TL buses come to our resort bus stop one day in June before a single Magic Kingdom bus ever came. Part of the billion they just spent on Fastpass+ etc. can surely go to fix the bus call-out issues.
     
  17. Topper

    Topper The One True Duck

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    :rolleyes:
     
  18. cluvsdisney

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    The super loud pool parties.
     
  19. minnie mum

    minnie mum Unapologetic Disney Fan(atic)

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    Foreigners. Seriously? ONLY foreigners talk during attractions? You really haven't been paying attention then. 9 times out of 10 when I have felt the need tell someone to shut the hell up it has been someone speaking perfectly fluent English. Usually with a pronounced American regional accent.

    My biggest pet peeve are those guests who are simply inconsiderate. And this displays itself in multiple ways. Littering. Taking flash photos on dark rides. Talking in attractions. Trying to muscle their way in front of me at a parade. Acting like self-entitled jerks :-)drinking1 Kungaloosh) with CMs. Line jumpers. Ad nauseum.
     
  20. skater

    skater <font color=blue>Change sometimes stinks.. doesn't

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    The tour groups who behave badly.

    The occasional rude CM.

    The occasional uninformed CM (not their fault) who knows less than I do.

    Crowds :goodvibes.
     
  21. Sorsha

    Sorsha <font color=royalblue>People, don't be like the ch

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    Yeah, that too. I should have included this one in my list.

    We have always traveled end of September/first of October. Always been low-crowd season, very pleasant weather and crowd conditions.

    Now, with the advent of Free Dining (don't get me wrong, I appreciate and use Free Dining myself, so this complaint is a bit hypocritical) that time of year is getting perfectly horrid. Last time I visited it was an early October trip, and I could hardly move. I HATE crowds, and it was pretty much a vacation-spoiler.

    I think next time I may shoot for January/early February.
     

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