What Time Is The 3 O'clock Parade?

Discussion in 'Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies' started by McLaughlinS, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. McLaughlinS

    McLaughlinS Earning My Ears

    Apr 29, 2012
    I have been planning a first trip to Disney World :yay: for my 2 DDs (4 and 6) as well as 9 other friends and family :rolleyes1. I was "elected" to be in charge I guess because 8 of the other 9 are sort of tagging along or piggybacking off of my trip. Let me tell you, these people have asked me some hard questions :confused3. I've come here to find many of the answers.

    They also have asked some of the most newbie questions possible. I'm not hating, but some of them really made me :rolleyes2 and :bitelip:. These questions would be easily answered if they put any effort into researching their trip.

    A couple examples:
    1. My uncle asked me if the Tree of Life was a live tree.
    2. He also insisted he got the best deal in the world at UC because the tickets he bought came with FREEEEEE Fast Passes.
    3. He also has been looking at ways to save money and was very excited to learn that everywhere he goes he can get FREEEEEEE Valet Parking because of his handicapped grandson.
    4. He also decided to go to Branson and buy a timeshare last spring so that they could trade it out to stay on Disney property for FREEEEEEEEE. :rotfl2:
    5. Someone asked if Small World goes upside down.
    6. Another was really blown away and upset that we are not going to Universal and Sea World when she is really quite certain that she and her husband bought Park Hoppers.
    7. Uncle wanted to know if we made a meal reservation for 12 to have breakfast with the princesses, would they know to seat us at a table with enough room for the princesses also. He doesn't want to have to ask for more chairs.

    Okay, maybe it's just my uncle for the most part. But, what are some of the oddest questions you've encountered when going to or being at Disney?
  2. imLissy

    imLissy Mouseketeer

    Dec 30, 2005
    Lol, nothing that silly. Though yesterday we told my mom that our seaworld tickets came with a free meal and she asked, "at seaworld?"
    After our first trip together, my husband kept telling people how we didn't have to pick our luggage up at the airport, how Disney transported it to the room for us because we were vacation club members. Even though I kept correcting him, I guess it was too unbelievable that Disney did that for all its guests on property.
    We were on a business trip in ft lauderdale last year and my friends considered driving to Disney for a day until they found out how much park tickets were. Actually several people were surprised I didn't go to disney. Even if I had an annual pass, that's still a long drive for a couple of hours, on a weekend, in the spring and considering I was just there a few months before.
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  4. Foxxie52

    Foxxie52 Mouseketeer

    Oct 20, 2005
    Ooooh, I love this!

    I actually kept a list of "dumb guest questions" from my CM days. Some of them really taxed my skills because I couldn't say the things I wanted to.

    "Are The Beatles Disney characters?"

    "Are you a real person?"

    (I'm standing in full UK pavillion costume with a name tag when I was asked) "Do you work here?"

    Guest: "Did Disney teach you to use that when you got here?"
    Me: "What?"
    Guest: "A pen."
    Me: "Noooo, we have pens in England."
    Guest: "Oh, I thought you used those feather things!"

    "What language do you speak in England?"

    (Overhead in the France pavillion)
    Guest 1: "Is that the real Eiffel Tower?"
    Guest 2: "Don't be ridiculous! The real one is in Vegas."

    "What country is UK? Is it Ukraine?"

    "Does Disney fly you guys over every morning?" (It's a nine hour flight!)

    We always used to say people check their brains at the gate. My Norweigan friend got asked if he was scared of trolls back home. My Japanese roommate got asked if she found it weird wearing shoes! It was never spiteful but I did used to worry about some people's ignorance!
  5. kpapiezjhbk7211

    kpapiezjhbk7211 Mouseketeer

    Sep 30, 2012
    Omg - are you joking right now? I can't believe people sometimes! I love the Eiffel Tower one. Amazing.
  6. ckrisie

    ckrisie Mouseketeer

    Jan 21, 2009
    That was my favorite question. Once my coworker said "no i just like to wear this outfit" granted not the right answer but it had been the 5th time that day.

    I worked at nemo with the moving side walk at station 2 we had to make sure the clams **** which required walking in place. " how far do you walk a day? Or do you ever feel like youre not getting anywhere"

    How far do i walk. My answer was always about 3 feet. :)
  7. LaurenT

    LaurenT DIS Veteran

    May 27, 2009
    Not Disney, but when I was a flight attendant I had one very claustrophobic passenger who was upset because she couldn't open her window. I tried to diplomatically explain what decompression was, but she just didn't get it.
    I heard the attendant call button while in the galley and looked down the aisle to see who needed me....
    The passenger had pushed the button (which was on the armrest), had pulled the armrest up and was speaking into it. I guess he thought it was an intercom like you have in the drive thrus...
  8. ses1230

    ses1230 DIS Veteran

    Aug 10, 2006
    That made me lol.
  9. Northern Disney Girl

    Northern Disney Girl DIS Veteran

    Feb 26, 2008
  10. magicaldisney

    magicaldisney DIS Veteran

    Sep 8, 2005
    This gave me a good laugh for the day. Thanks to all of you for sharing.:rotfl2:
  11. Micday

    Micday DIS Veteran

    Apr 10, 2007
    My family and I


    love it..............
  12. tinks_1989

    tinks_1989 <font color=teal>need a <b>like</b> button<br><fon

    Jan 31, 2007
    This is very funny. I haven't got anything to add though. X
  13. Dizzytime

    Dizzytime DIS Veteran

    Apr 6, 2008
    That is sooooo funny! Thanks for posting that, McLaughlinS, it sure made me laugh!

  14. hobbs6799

    hobbs6799 Earning My Ears

    Jan 22, 2013
    I have a mental picture of someone talking into an airplane armrest now. :rotfl2:
  15. ThreeBeans

    ThreeBeans Now with FOUR Beans

    Jul 10, 2010
    A masseuse at the spa on the Disney Wonder 10 years ago from S. Africa told me she had an extended conversation with a man who firmly believed that she lived in a mud hut and it must have been very difficult for to habituate to wearing clothes on the DCL. He was not rude or condescending about it, very genial and clueless and genuinely sympathetic about her emotional ordeal :lmao:
  16. eeyoresmom

    eeyoresmom Guest

    On a bus to Epcot I overheard a middle aged couple discussing the details of the attractions they wanted to hit first. He seemed really confused until it dawned on the wife that he thought ALL the attractions were inside the Epcot ball.:rotfl2:
  17. danicaca

    danicaca Mouseketeer

    Jul 16, 2012
    I used to think that WHEN I WAS A SMALL CHILD :) I had seen the Epcot ball being built on my first trip, and for a long time thought that was all there was there. I imagined all of the countries and restaurants inside that giant ball. Not until that glorious invention called the internet did I realize I was quite mistaken...Amazing what a little research can do for ignorance... :
  18. k5thbeatle

    k5thbeatle DIS Veteran

    Jul 22, 2005
    You're saying It's a Small World doesn't go upside down? I could've swore it did last time we were on it!;)
  19. mommypenguin29

    mommypenguin29 Mouseketeer

    Feb 10, 2011
    Thanks for the laughs!
  20. DisneyDude71

    DisneyDude71 Mouseketeer

    Jan 18, 2013
    1500 hours
  21. oasispaul

    oasispaul Mouseketeer

    Jan 26, 2004

    Uh-oh. Confession time: Every year a few friends and I meet up in Orlando for a weekend that includes "Beers Around the World" at Epcot. We love chatting with the CM's in the World Showcase pavilions and talking to them about their home countries - a lot of interesting stories. But we also love messing with them and playing up the "ignorant American" routine. We ask some ridiculously stupid questions to give the CM's something to laugh about with their friends/co-workers. And before you say anything, yes, I realize we should probably seek mental help.

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