Discussion in 'Community Board' started by MIGrandma, Sep 27, 2013.
Flash photography on dark rides.
South American Tour Groups who chant, clap, sing, etc in the parks.
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Unfortunately, I don't think there are any extremely low crowd times. Our best luck has been the week right after labor day (though I haven't been during that time for two years). I have been the first week of Feb., and I still think early Sept. is the best. Though it is nice to get away from winter in Feb.!
It's a tourist attraction that attracts people from all over the world.
I forgot a big one - "free" dining.
People who scream for the sake of screaming.
For instance, HM stretching room. Many kids hate the room and are scared by it, adults screaming incessantly only makes it worse.
Just about every peeve falls under the general heading of "people who are rude", be it pushing in front of kids at parades or not saying please and thank you, general rudeness annoys me.
I'm Canadian though, polite is bred into us.
Walkway stoppers. People who just stop in the middle of the walkways.
Flash photo takers.
Ipad/cell phone screens.
Kids on dad's shoulders.
People who don't appear to be disabled abusing the GAC.
Ugly American tourists.
You know we all have at least one, or more. So, what's yours?
Mine is people 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 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.
If you go into an attraction where people would want to be listening to it, please for the love of all that's holy...shut up!!!
Sorry! DH is always yelling at me for doing that.
To add to the OP's complaint, we were on Journey into Imagination once and the man behind us spent almost the whole ride conducting business (loudly) on his cell phone. He was alone, probably at WDW for a convention, and it sounded like he was yelling at the home office. DH, who'd usually the biggest workaholic I've met, finally turned around and complained to him.
And I always laugh when people complain about spiels in both English and Spanish. Where we live, Spanish is so common that it's Option #1 when you call our local library, and English is Option #2. I've met so many people who've lived here in the US for 25 years or so, and still can't speak English-and they don't have to around here!
When I went to India 4 years ago, I connected in Frankfurt Germany. When I was walking through the terminal, I heard other languages and it hit me that I was a "foreigner". I would have been up the creek if they had the attitude that they would only make announcements in German (this is Germany). Obviously, WDW attracts alot of people speaking Spanish and they want to accomodate.
If someone speaks some language other than English and is on an attraction such as RnR or ToT, talking will be at a minimum and screaming will be more common. Screaming is a common language.
In an attraction such as CoP, there is a LOT of narration and you are essentially just sitting there listening to a great deal of English being spoken with almost no action. If you understand English, maybe you enjoy it or maybe you are bored. If you do not understand English, you're just sitting there only minimally involved, as you do not understand the language and spoken language (English) is a HUGE part of CoP.
You then have a choice. Keep quiet and let the ones who do understand the language enjoy the attraction. Or deal with your boredom by having a lively conversation in whatever language you speak.
I've been the person in the attraction/tour who understood only a word here or there. I chose to keep quiet. If DH and I had instead carried on a conversation in English since we were clueless about what the guide/narration was saying, we would have been rude. Just rude. And I promise you, someone would have been complaining about "those foreigners/Americans" and they'd have been right.
Wow. So if my Mom, who is from Germany, was behind you and talking, but in English ( she's since become a citizen) would that be bothersome or not??
I think a better way convey this would be, "People who talk during rides."
Or you could go sit on a bench with the poster who doesn't like announcements to be in any other language. 'Cause you know Disney rarely has tourists from other countries.
How do you feel about visiting a foreign country and being addressed in English? For example, France -- every waiter and every hotel clerk will speak good English. Signage and brochures at tourist attractions are printed in multiple languages, including English. It's just good business.
FWIW, the United States doesn't have an official language.
Never been, although there was one time I was thinking about it. What's it like? I understand there's lots of walking involved. That and the sweltering Florida weather during the summer (which I have experienced before). If I had any pet peeves those would probably be it.
I've learned that rude people are found everywhere, so it doesn't become a pet peeve as long as you don't let it bother you.
I will say, I was so pleasantly surprised at how many people spoke English in Seoul. We were clueless and appreciative at how much help we had despite our own helplessness . We even had help in the subway when we got lost - twice. We were embarrassed to get back to Dulles airport and see how disrespectfully the Koreans were treated in America.
On the other hand, we would never visit Korea and chant loudly in a group at their tourist attractions .
We had a 10-day trip last month. Come to think of it, nothing really annoyed me that's not common to any place that attracts tons of people. Sure, people block the walkways, let their kids climb on railings, etc. But I've seen the same things happen at the supermarket. It's just more pronounced at WDW because of the sheer number of people and the length of time we spend there (I don't generally spend 12 hours straight at the supermarket). We stayed offsite, rented a car, and did things on our own schedule. Good times!
My pet peeve is entitled, jingoistic Americans who get angry when someone dares to speak a foreign language in their presence. God, they're all over the parks, and they're SO loud, and there are just so many of them. It really aggravates me to be stuck in lines behind them. I wish Disney could do something about it.
My pet peeve is all you "furriners" who just don't seem to understand that we Flori-duh residents are more important than any of you "turrists!" After all, you know what they say about furriners - they're not from around here! (Now removing tongue from cheek.)
Edited to add: I'll bet if I thought about it long enough, I could write that post in Spanish!
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