Silliest question/comment you've heard about Disney?

Discussion in 'Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies' started by Radiorox, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. Radiorox

    Radiorox Live from the city of Magic.

    Aug 13, 2011
    This came to mind after an, at length, conversation with a frequent Disney vacationer about Swan and Dolphin being the best hotels that Disney has.

    Me: "They aren't Disney Hotels."
    CoWoker: "But, they are on Disney property."
    Me: "Yes but, still, they are not Disney owned hotels." Then came the looking around the Internet to prove me wrong. LOL!

    My other favorite. "Is it true that all of EPCOT is inside the big golf ball?" :lmao:

    I mean, that would be cool and there are plenty of amusement parks around the world that are INDOORS but... no... LOL!

  2. kristainohio

    kristainohio Mouseketeer

    Aug 23, 2009
    I seriously had a friend/coworker argue with me for about 20 minutes that alcohol is served at MK. When I tried to nicely explain that it has never been served there, she got more and more belligerent even telling me that "her brother bought a beer across the street from its a small world" when they were there last month. I finally had to drop it since she was getting so irate. She's a person who can never be wrong!
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  4. TandLMommy28

    TandLMommy28 DIS Veteran

    Jun 7, 2010
    My favorite is people who don't understand that the per-day ticket price gets cheaper the longer you stay. I've been told, "Must be nice to be able to afford eight days at WDW. We can't afford that, so we are doing one day at Sea World, one at Disney, one at Universal, one at Legoland..."
  5. GoofyNewfie

    GoofyNewfie DIS Veteran

    May 31, 2010
    I had the strangest conversation with someone who normally knows more than I about stuff that everything in Orlando is owned by Disney. They wanted to visit Seaworld, Universal, etc and expected to get it all in a Disney package including Disney buses.

    They were so adamant I just had no idea how to approach the conversation...
  6. MouseBrayden

    MouseBrayden Walt Disney World YouTuber (MickeyViews), WDW Ride

    Sep 9, 2012
    Once when I was walking off the monorail at Magic Kingdom to enter the park, I heard someone say quite loudly and angrily to a cast member, "What do you mean the monorail doesn't go to Sea World?" I got quite a laugh out of that. :rotfl: :)
  7. herewego1

    herewego1 Mouseketeer

    Jun 7, 2010
    When I told my BIL he really didn't need a rental car while staying on Disney property, he angrily told me he wanted to do the safari at Animal Kingdom, and how would he "be able to drive through it if he didn't have a car?" :rotfl2:
  8. Bama_C

    Bama_C Artful DISer

    Jun 30, 2006
    So funny... this one gets me every time. Since 2005, we have gone for 11-12 days on average. By the time you buy a 5 day ticket, you might just as well get the 10-day ticket because it's only a few dollars more. It averages out so much cheaper. Then we have added free dining. So basically, the latter half of our 12-day trips we have only been paying for the hotel room. :thumbsup2 If you're staying at a Value, it is less than staying at a Hampton Inn (and who really cares what the room is like... you're never in it :laughing:). We have access to all the parks, have a table service, a counter service, and a snack per person, per day... and -- big-time bonus --my kids get to order whatever they want at every meal. :thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2

    But, people just don't see it this way... "I don't see how you afford 12 days at Disney" or "Disney's great once, but I'd rather see all the other great places our country has" or "How do you stand staying at Disney that long?" :confused3 I just smile to myself knowing there's no place on earth our family of 5 would rather be. ::yes::

  9. firecracker725

    firecracker725 DIS Veteran

    Apr 12, 2010
    :drive: Move over rhinos!

  10. FantasiaMagic

    FantasiaMagic DIS Veteran

    Jun 11, 2012
    I like this one lol. :rotfl2:

    And as this post and others have said. I know a family that thinks universal is owned by disney??? but I don't think that is uncommon! lol. ;)
  11. kellyg403

    kellyg403 <font color=green>She changes friends like she cha

    Aug 20, 2005
    I met someone who swore she paid extra to have front of the line fastpasses at WDW. When I mentioned Universal she said she had never been there...:confused3

  12. Cafeen

    Cafeen DIS Veteran

    Jul 24, 2009
    While your coworker was probably wrong in this case, MK DOES serve alcohol. Just not during normal operation. There have been several private events held there in which they do open up the taps ;). (Well, the boxes...since the alcohol isn't on tap there there'd be nothing to open). It's a bit outside the norm though.

    I did have people plan to go over major holidays thinking that it wouldn't be busy... after all, who spends Christmas/Easter at Disney? Other than that, nothing very interesting.
  13. robin19871

    robin19871 DIS Veteran

    Aug 19, 2010
    My next door neighbors went to Florida last summer and I asked her if they were going to Disney.. She said that her boys who are 6 and 11 are too old for Disney because it is for little kids.. :rotfl2: Really?
  14. TwistGrl101

    TwistGrl101 DIS Veteran

    Aug 1, 2011
    Rent a wheelchair so you can get on all the rides with no line!!
  15. Granny square

    Granny square Always planning a trip!

    Feb 10, 2012
    "there aren't any rides in epcot."
  16. tiki23

    tiki23 Able to leap a double stroller in a single bound!

    May 15, 2005
    OUCH! :crazy2:

    Wow...just wow.... :rotfl:

    LOL! :car: :simba:

    I just took a survey for Universal and there were several questions along the line of "Now, you know Universal isn't affiliated with Disney, right?" Crazy! Maybe people think Disney owns everything in Orlando?! :scratchin

    Woohoo! More room for us! :woohoo: I hope their "big kids" get to make a trip sometime though; that's sad.
  17. GrahamOrlando

    GrahamOrlando Mouseketeer

    Aug 31, 2012
    The silliest comment I hear all the time is "Disney is just for kids".
  18. DebbieB

    DebbieB DIS Veteran

    Aug 24, 1999
    An older couple was arguing with a CM on the monorail platform at MK that the last time they were there it went to All Stars! It goes everywhere they said!
  19. Nixie

    Nixie DIS Veteran

    Jan 8, 2010
    When telling family members we were going for a 9 day/8 night trip last year we were asked, "Why so long? Is there really that much to do down at Disney World?" :lmao:
  20. andyman8

    andyman8 DIS Veteran and WDW Passholder

    Mar 17, 2011
    It does in my dreams! I would love Disney to expand the monorail to at least cover the other theme parks (don't mind if it doesn't go to the values), but that's another discussion because it's not feasible.

    Anyways, I'm not really a fan of these types of threads, as it doesn't really bother me if someone is "misinformed" about Disney.

    That being said, since everyone else is doing it, I'll just add my story.

    We were getting FPs and a man at the machine next to us tapped me and asked me why the FP machine was not accepting his dollar bill. I politely pointed to the sign below the machine and explained to him that FPs are free and all your park ticket is supposed to go in there. He proceeded to tell me that his friend told him that each FP costs $1 and was made that he had brought all these singles.
  21. TheAceOfAces

    TheAceOfAces That's the biggest Shih Tzu I've ever seen!

    Jun 5, 2010
    I can do you one better: I have a friend who is absolutely convinced that there aren't any rides at all anywhere in WDW. He's never been there, and he's used to places like Six Flags, so when he sees pics of the Disney parks and doesn't see roller coaster tracks everywhere, he takes that to mean there aren't any rides. I've told him it's because the rides are inside buildings or otherwise concealed by theming, but he just doesn't get that. :confused3:

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