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2007-08-03 10:31:39 PM  
AirForceVet: I submitted this with a funnier headline. :-(

Lately, my Fark greenlight rate has been like my dating life.


Wow. And you're even a TotalFaker. I know priests who get more action that I get greenlights. Or something like that.
 
2007-08-03 10:32:36 PM  
Norad: Maybe that will keep the riffraff out.

See my post about Six Flags. The riffraff somehow manage to come up with the cash and let their little trashlings annoying the rest of us all day.
 
2007-08-03 10:36:17 PM  
Drummer: It cost me $1000 for my family (wife and 2 kids) to stay 2 nights at the Disneyland Hotel, and 1 day at the Park in Anaheim.

I think if you spend two nights at their hotels, they should give you one day passes to the park for free.


I grew up in Florida. Spent about 1/3 of my life there. People where I work save for a year or two to spend a week in Orlando. It costs them at least $3,000 sometimes more. I tell them over and over their vacation is going to suck. It's going to be hot and humid. That part of Orlando is trashy (what part isn't). They're going to stand in line all day. The restaurants will be backed. The roads will be packed. No, no, no, they're going to the happiest place on earth. I'm nuts.

They get back and tell me I was right and they don't plan to set another toe in that godforsaken state.
 
2007-08-03 10:40:24 PM  
And Walt Disney spins in his grave like a lathe at this news. This is NOT how he wanted it to be.
 
2007-08-03 10:40:34 PM  
portscanner: The only people who go to Disney go there for the same reason that Mickey filed for divorce from Minnie.

/ obscure?


Did it involve Goofy? :-)
 
2007-08-03 10:42:00 PM  
carnifex: blondiegrrl007: /Why is Disney World two words but Disneyland one word?

Because it's Walt Disney World.

Been twice in the past year, and going back twice more before January. Love the place.


How much is your therapy bill every month? Just wondering.
 
2007-08-03 10:43:40 PM  
WhyteRaven74: And Walt Disney spins in his grave like a lathe at this news. This is NOT how he wanted it to be.

I thought he was in a cryogenic chamber somewhere outside L. A.?
 
2007-08-03 10:46:49 PM  
Its just a way to steer you into the less costly 3-10 day packages.
 
2007-08-03 10:47:06 PM  
nogames2k4: I am riffraff so I am really getting a kick out of these replies.

Ummm......excuse me nogames2k4, you may be riffraff but you are not getting a kick out of these replies. I am.

/that.
 
2007-08-03 10:47:12 PM  
sir_nose Quote 2007-08-03 08:57:48 PM
I paid $25 for student discounts to Cedar Point. Best park in the country, too. If you can get there on a good day. Some weekdays have a low attendance so no waiting on rides due to date and or overcast. They have a lot of good rides in general, and they are 50% the cost then the Disney exploiters.


FTFY

/Enjoyed a number of trips to Cedar Point, and does not cost an appendage.
// The RipCord ride on the outside of the park to the rear (by soak city) is worthwhile also, even if it's an additional charge.
 
2007-08-03 10:48:13 PM  
itsfullofstars: Does anyone go for one day?

If you live in California/Florida, you do.
 
2007-08-03 10:49:01 PM  
Getting a kick out of these replies: nogames2k4: I am riffraff so I am really getting a kick out of these replies.

Ummm......excuse me nogames2k4, you may be riffraff but you are not getting a kick out of these replies. I am.

/that.


www.tartfromhell.com

I know riffraff. You don't!
 
2007-08-03 10:49:16 PM  
jmayson: How much is your therapy bill every month? Just wondering.

Not a penny. I'm a happy, well-adjusted family guy.

What can I say? I have a 5 year old girl who loves it. We've been once with extended family, once just my wife and the little one. We're going back for the little one's birthday in October, and for a huge family trip in December.
 
2007-08-03 10:49:59 PM  
CraicBaby: itsfullofstars: Does anyone go for one day?

If you live in California/Florida, you do.


If I had to go to WDW two days in a row I wouldn't eaten a 9 mm Tootsie Roll.
 
2007-08-03 10:51:20 PM  
Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio isn't exactly cheap. Yet when I go there, the place is filled to the gills with white trash and trash of other colors. They arrive with their seven kids who just roam the park. No idea how they afford it. Maybe they skip a trailer payment or have finally paid off their used Kia.

Sounds like my relatives...always complaining about how poor they are and how they need to borrow to make their bills....then find out the whole fam went to Fiesta Texas the week before. They also fly Southwest alot.
 
2007-08-03 10:52:12 PM  
So in other words:

Happiest Place On Earth = No poor people?
 
2007-08-03 10:53:15 PM  
carnifex: jmayson: How much is your therapy bill every month? Just wondering.

Not a penny. I'm a happy, well-adjusted family guy.

What can I say? I have a 5 year old girl who loves it. We've been once with extended family, once just my wife and the little one. We're going back for the little one's birthday in October, and for a huge family trip in December.


I went probably twice a year from 1978 until the mid 80's. One time the "It's a Small World" ride stopped for about 10 minutes (seemed like 143 years). I so wanted to climb out of the boat and go medieval on the miniature robotronic pygmies from Hell.

I went back in 1994 or so and felt like I was in Hell. I haven't been back since.
 
2007-08-03 10:54:15 PM  
jmayson: CraicBaby: itsfullofstars: Does anyone go for one day?

If you live in California/Florida, you do.

If I had to go to WDW two days in a row I wouldn't eaten a 9 mm Tootsie Roll.


I meant I "would've". I cannot type tonight!
 
2007-08-03 10:54:31 PM  
i192.photobucket.com
 
2007-08-03 10:55:19 PM  
I'm cheap - for almost the cost of one and a half trips to Disneyland, I get a year pass to Knotts Berry Farm - no block out dates. I get passes for my kid and friends that like to go.

Knotts still has a lot of great childhood memories for me, and I still enjoy it - it's always less crowded, and it's not as hot, for whatever reason.

I can't take the lines and the crowds at DL, compounded by the price, it's not worth it.
 
2007-08-03 10:56:07 PM  
HempHead: Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio isn't exactly cheap. Yet when I go there, the place is filled to the gills with white trash and trash of other colors. They arrive with their seven kids who just roam the park. No idea how they afford it. Maybe they skip a trailer payment or have finally paid off their used Kia.

Sounds like my relatives...always complaining about how poor they are and how they need to borrow to make their bills....then find out the whole fam went to Fiesta Texas the week before. They also fly Southwest alot.


Southwest. The official airline of riffraff. :-)

Airfares never make any sense. We could get to my inlaws in New Hampshire $88 each away on Southwest yet flights to Florida are always $200 to $250 each way. The majors are cheaper. Maybe no one wants to GO to New Hampshire? Hmmmm...
 
2007-08-03 10:56:16 PM  
Maybe that'll keep the riffraff out
 
2007-08-03 10:58:10 PM  
Never mind the riff-raff, what about the hoi-polloi?
 
2007-08-03 10:58:46 PM  
jmayson: I went probably twice a year from 1978 until the mid 80's. One time the "It's a Small World" ride stopped for about 10 minutes (seemed like 143 years). I so wanted to climb out of the boat and go medieval on the miniature robotronic pygmies from Hell.

I never went as a kid, so going with my daughter last Oct. was my first time. I loved it - the 'how it all works' fascinates me. I've read (most recently) "Behind the Mouse" and some of the other rabid anti-Disney books, and while I see the point, I still want to go there.

I do hate Small World though - it's my daughter's favorite. I'm of the opinion that you should get at least 3 softballs when you go in.
 
2007-08-03 11:03:25 PM  
carnifex: jmayson: I went probably twice a year from 1978 until the mid 80's. One time the "It's a Small World" ride stopped for about 10 minutes (seemed like 143 years). I so wanted to climb out of the boat and go medieval on the miniature robotronic pygmies from Hell.

I never went as a kid, so going with my daughter last Oct. was my first time. I loved it - the 'how it all works' fascinates me. I've read (most recently) "Behind the Mouse" and some of the other rabid anti-Disney books, and while I see the point, I still want to go there.

I do hate Small World though - it's my daughter's favorite. I'm of the opinion that you should get at least 3 softballs when you go in.


My son has never asked to go. He's content with the San Antonio (90 miles away) theme parks.

I remember back when they had the tickets. Cheesy rides were "A" ticket rides. Riffraff usually rode those. The good rides were "E" ticket rides. Ah yes, here we go. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E_ticket_ride

Maybe it's because my parents' idea of a vacation was the whopping 60 miles drive to WDW that I hate the place so much. I would rather have gone to the mountains or somewhere. Great, now my dad is going to read this and hate me. :-)
 
2007-08-03 11:03:52 PM  
jmayson: Airfares never make any sense. We could get to my inlaws in New Hampshire $88 each away on Southwest yet flights to Florida are always $200 to $250 each way. The majors are cheaper. Maybe no one wants to GO to New Hampshire? Hmmmm...

Southwest flies from my area airports (BWI, Philly or Dulles) for $73 one-way, provided you get in early enough.
 
2007-08-03 11:04:49 PM  
I used to have a season pass for Disneyland and we would go every Saturday night. That was up until about 3 years ago. Nowadays <i>you gonna get raped</i> on the annual passes as well. It's insane. I refuse to go anymore.

/we call California Adventure "California Disaster"
 
2007-08-03 11:10:00 PM  
I lived in central Florida when EuroDisney opened in France. The local TV station showed how it was cheaper for a British family of four to spend a week at Disney World in Orlando than a week at EuroDisney. I thought that was insane given how expensive WDW was even then.
 
2007-08-03 11:12:56 PM  
Maybe that'll keep the riffraff out.
 
2007-08-03 11:17:52 PM  
radicalmuslim.blogsome.com

Farfur is not amused
 
2007-08-03 11:17:53 PM  
owlywowly: Disneyland is a totally human controlled environment, like something out of "The Stepford Wives," and the employees are weirdly happy, but the same time harboring horrible fantasies of destruction both towards the company and the folks who attend the park.

Ok, I'll give you that one.
 
2007-08-03 11:18:49 PM  
Has anyone considered that this might be happening to keep the riff-raff out? Just wondering.
 
2007-08-03 11:20:13 PM  
jmayson: I thought he was in a cryogenic chamber somewhere outside L. A.?

well played!
 
2007-08-03 11:22:10 PM  
bahaha reading about someone getting stuck on "it's a small ride", that has got to be one of my biggest fears in the world, seriously....no matter i still grew up in the state with its own tag and have been to that place at least 10 times...

personally my two fav. parks in orlando are Islands of adventure and Wet and Wild....although i havent been to either in like 3-5 years, does wet and wild still have the lake with kneeboarding? that's farking awesome.

Busch Gardens is the best for FL residents though...or always was when i was there...

Weeki Wachi in the best small FL park hands down. Although again, i haven't been there in like 10 years...it's probably more fun to rent a boat down Weeki wachi river. If you want to see a Manatee for sure go to Crystal River.

If you are vacationing in FL look up the FL fresh water springs...they are the coolest feature of real Florida, not counting the nice beaches. You can just go right into the spring water, its crystal clear and 72 degrees year round.

If you are into history go to Miami or St. Augustine, or the Dry Tortuga if you go to Key West (fort jeferson i want to say)

I think I miss those springs more than anything else.
I also miss being able to buy beer in gas stations and supermarkets and good cheap fireworks, I also miss Yuengling, I am now less than 6 hours from where it was originally brewed, yet can't get it, I think Sam adams somehow keeps it out of Massachusetts...but thats just my own personal conspiracy and i have no proof.

I guess the mountains and the legal weed in Maine and almost legal weed here make up for those things though.
 
2007-08-03 11:26:04 PM  
Whatever.

Definition of value: "what people will pay"

Move along.
 
2007-08-03 11:26:19 PM  
I live somewhat close to Orlando, and with FL resident discount can get a seasonal pass for $200, which gets me in something like any of 250 or so days of the year, a few blackout dates, no big deal really. I can get in on Oktoberfest, Gaydays, my birthday (which is close to oktoberfest), the wine tasting festival, and it lets me bounce between all three parks via either the monorail or the Disney bus system, plus also I get discounts on staying on Disney property, like the Coronado resort, the All Star resorts, etc. That's the way to go.
 
2007-08-03 11:27:54 PM  
They should double it or even triple it. It will keep out the riff raff and shorten the lines for the rest of us.
 
2007-08-03 11:40:22 PM  
Maybe that will keep the riff raff out.
 
2007-08-03 11:46:00 PM  
www.digitalvoodoo.de
 
2007-08-03 11:46:17 PM  
AlmightyChallenger: Disneyland > any Disneyworld park > California Adventure

They seriously should just close California Adventure and make it Disneyland part 2.



They're about to spend $1 billion to bring California Adventure up to speed.

//seriously.
 
2007-08-03 11:55:25 PM  
I haven't been in 20 years. My kids have never been. And at the rate it is going, they never will.

What else can you say about a company where their information line is a toll call? I understand they are also looking at making their website a paid service as well.
 
2007-08-04 12:02:40 AM  
I don't see the problem here...that's the cost of a large soda and popcorn at the movies.
 
2007-08-04 12:08:41 AM  
I'm riff raff, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies
 
2007-08-04 12:23:07 AM  
Disney is popular. This is FARK.com. Therefore, DISNEY SUCKS!

Disney World is still great value for money when you consider the amount and QUALITY of the attractions and rides within the parks.
 
2007-08-04 01:15:53 AM  
went to epcot recently after not having been for 20 years. it's hardly changed at all. the african "exhibit" international area just has shopping and ads for Coke.

it wasn't worth $20 to go to Epcot, and we were there on a very slow day so we got to go anywhere and everywhere.

and could the servers at the French pavilion's "bistro" be ANY more snotty ? sheesh.

you want some semblance of value, go to universal and get the line-jumper thing, it's almost $100 per person but at least there's stuff to do.

/used to LOVE epcot
//childhood puppy died too
 
2007-08-04 01:27:14 AM  
www.fun.tophersworld.com
Multi-Pass
 
2007-08-04 01:28:50 AM  
A one-year pass to all the national parks and monuments is still just $85 -- for as many people as you can fit in your automobile. And what you see is real.

Though hey, if people are willing to pay that, more power to 'em.
 
2007-08-04 01:35:16 AM  
Disney World sucked for me, but I went about 5 years too late - I was 14. I wouldn't pay $71 for a ticket, unless I had a couple of young children. There are a few rides there that everyone should ride at least once in their lifetime. Space mountain was totally worth the hour and a half wait.
 
2007-08-04 01:39:11 AM  
www.encyclopediadramatica.com
 
2007-08-04 01:40:23 AM  
Minnie better be providing some farky sucky for that 71 bucky.
 
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