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(The New Republic)   You've just been fired and have nothing else to do? Why not spend the next 366 days straight at Disneyland?   (tnr.com) divider line 81
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2012-10-05 07:06:38 PM

zabadu: My second to last trip to Disneyland started with this...
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Oh, my. I haven't seen those since about , what, '83?
D-World, though. I grew up in central Fla. We'd always come away with a bunch of the crap-level (D&E?) tix and then scrounge for them next time we went. The off-season passes for Florida residents were awesome and those three months got Disney out of your system for the whole year.
 
2012-10-05 07:10:36 PM

Honest Bender: zabadu: Honest Bender: Why not? Because I don't hate myself. And I don't have, like, eleventy billion dollars to waste.

Why not have some real fun and make a tour of US amusement parks?

Agreed. Just get fired and spend almost $700. Very foolish.

So that $700 covers food and drinks? Because you can't take your own into the park.


Actually, yes you can. As long as its not a giant ice-chest, you can bring your own food and drinks into disney (Disneyland and DCA for sure, at least).

/former cast member
//hates Disney with a passion
///DLR is still good times though
 
GBB
2012-10-05 07:12:22 PM
Dude needs to just get a job AT disney.
 
2012-10-05 07:14:55 PM

macadamnut: Oh, my. I haven't seen those since about , what, '83?
D-World, though. I grew up in central Fla. We'd always come away with a bunch of the crap-level (D&E?) tix and then scrounge for them next time we went. The off-season passes for Florida residents were awesome and those three months got Disney out of your system for the whole year.



They weren't sing them in '82 at WDW (my first trip I was 9), I went to college near Orlando and I remember the Spring Break $25.00 park entrance and cover charge to Pleasure Island deal, great weekend fun, Ride Space Mountain, haunted mansion, and Pirates then go party all night when Pleasure Island was nothing but bars, co-eds, and Jaegermiester Ice Blocks.
 
2012-10-05 07:22:04 PM
I haven\t even been to Disneyland once :(
 
2012-10-05 07:24:16 PM
If they're unemployed and know so much about the park... why don't they try to find a job in it?

Disneyland Interviewer: "What makes you qualified to work at disn..."
Them: "I've been here everyday for the past year, I know this park inside out, every hole, every brush tree, every attraction, know every single employee, I know more of what happens in the park and most of your employees"
Disneyland Interviewer: "You're hired!"
 
2012-10-05 07:24:40 PM
Way to blow an opportunity. They could have found out all the little trivia, the ins & outs etcetera and published a damn book about it. Promote the book on YouTube and such, make some money.
 
2012-10-05 07:24:51 PM
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2012-10-05 07:32:06 PM

MaritimeGirl: I haven\t even been to Disneyland once :(


Me neither. Haven't even been to Six Flags Great America since 1998.
 
2012-10-05 07:32:36 PM
You'll run out of food money on day 6.
 
2012-10-05 07:35:09 PM

fred_chan: Honest Bender: And I don't have, like, eleventy billion dollars to waste.

So Cal premium pass (no blockout dates) is only ~$600. And if you're going to go a lot, it's totally worth it. I never had a premium pass, but even getting a lesser annual pass changed forever the way I went to Disneyland, and for the better. It stopped being an all-day family ordeal and became a something I did on Friday nights for a couple of hours until I was tired. I was able to go when most of the smaller kids weren't out anymore, ride only the rides with short lines, check out all the side shows and stuff I never got to see while waiting in line all day for rides, etc. Best $250 I ever spent in So Cal.

/Living only 20 minutes from D-land is one of the only things I miss about Orange County


I did the same thing with Cedar Point and my Cedar Fair Platinum Pass. It was $170 bucks, but when you consider an all day admission now is $52.99, and Starlight (admission after 6p for 10p closes) is $32.99- and you spend most of that time in the park waiting in lines...it's totally worth it. You don't feel as if you need to cram EVERYTHING in on one trip. You just get to what you can that night, knowing that in a few days or the next week- you'll be back.

I'd recommend an annual pass to anybody who's seriously interested.
 
2012-10-05 07:38:18 PM

AnyName: It's a fun place but every day for a year?


From the sounds of it they weren't there all day every day but just nipping in for a bit here and there. The wife and I tend to go to Orlando at least a couple weeks every year; while you do start feeling like "OK, no need to hop on Space Mountain just one more time," there's still other things to do. If we lived in proximity to the place we'd be likely to stop by at least every couple weeks for an evening or so. Maybe hit one ride, grab a dessert, and head out; that's what I understand these folks as having done.

GBB: Dude needs to just get a job AT disney.


And yeah, I was thinking this too. If you like going there enough, you may as well try to work there. There's a ton of jobs that a person never sees; not everybody works the rides or is a visible "cast member." Heck, I'd think the overnight cleaning crew might not be a bad gig.
 
2012-10-05 08:12:14 PM
akula There's a ton of jobs that a person never sees; not everybody works the rides or is a visible "cast member." Heck, I'd think the overnight cleaning crew might not be a bad gig.

At the Florida parks, the fireworks are set up by firefighters who work for the WDW company towns (or were; I had a "back of the house" tour several years ago). At Epcot, they patrol the lake at daylight looking for any duds.
 
2012-10-05 08:40:14 PM
We are off to Disney world in the am. Never been and looking forward to it.

They have it right at Hong Kong Disney. It's a 30minute subway ride. You can pop out and ride Space Mountain on your lunch hour.
 
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2012-10-05 09:00:40 PM
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2012-10-05 09:34:19 PM

macadamnut: We'd always come away with a bunch of the crap-level (D&E?) tix and then scrounge for them next time we went.


Just the opposite. An E ticket was required for top-tier ride like Space Mountain or Pirates of the Carribean. D Ticekts were slightly crappier stuff like the teacups. Their were really limited C and B rides (I think theskyride was a C) and A tickets were just for junk like the tour bus and the air-rifle shooting range. The end of the day was always a mad scramble to get rid of the leftover tickets.

Then there was the free stuff, like If You Had Wings above. If you were cheap, you could spend jalf a day just doing that over and over.
 
2012-10-05 09:45:07 PM

Uzzah: Meh. Call me when you spend 365 days straight riding "If You Had Wings" all day.

"Eastern Airlines. We're your wings."


God, I loved that! Free and air conditioned! Thirty-five years later, I still think about the Hispanic lady with the maracas singing, and my friend Maureen saying, "She poses an interesting question. What if Jews had wings?" 

Remember the free Monsanto 360 degree movie? Also air conditioned and entertaining, but you didn't get to sit down.
 
2012-10-05 09:49:08 PM

Honest Bender: Why not? Because I don't hate myself. And I don't have, like, eleventy billion dollars to waste.

Why not have some real fun and make a tour of US amusement parks?


That might cost money.
 
2012-10-05 09:53:35 PM
 
2012-10-05 09:54:39 PM

ConConHead: Disney seems to be trying to squeeze out the college locals and other non-desireable people paying for healthcare for all their temporary workers by jacking the prices up a LOT. A bunch of my friends have given up their annual passes because they can't shell out 500+ anymore.

 
2012-10-05 10:04:35 PM

MaritimeGirl: I haven\t even been to Disneyland once :(


You and billions of other people.
 
2012-10-05 10:22:32 PM
ThighsofGlory: MaritimeGirl: I haven\t even been to Disneyland once :(

You and billions of other people.


And the funny thing is that a lot of us don't see that as a bad thing.

I've lived my whole life in LA County and I've never been to Disneyland. I don't feel like I'm missing out. Let's keep things in perspective. It's an amusement park.
 
2012-10-05 10:32:50 PM
Last time I went my wife and I went on Small World. 3 rows of seats, 3 couples, all on the right side of the boat. Soon as we hit the first corner the boat tipped to the right and water started to flood in. Yeah we got a little wet. I didn't think it was possible for the boat to tip, but there it was.
 
2012-10-05 11:24:42 PM

zabadu: Honest Bender: Why not? Because I don't hate myself. And I don't have, like, eleventy billion dollars to waste.

Why not have some real fun and make a tour of US amusement parks?

Agreed. Just get fired and spend almost $700. Very foolish.

But I would have done it to see ALL the parks, not just Dismalland.


FTFA: "Reitz and Mickesh are friends,not a couple,who go to Disneyland every day. They do it because,at the end of 2011,both received holiday gifts of a $649 annual pass to the park,and both had no job."

Reading is fundamental.
 
2012-10-06 12:05:40 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Not if I have to do it straight


blackthespian.com

It's Friday 2012, you ain't got no job, you ain't got shiat to do!
 
2012-10-06 12:24:27 AM

whidbey: KingPsyz: whidbey: Wow, I can't even imagine spending another day there. One was enough.

so you're gonna be THAT one eh?

It's a stupid place. So much natural beauty in the State of California and you choose to go to McMickeyland and waste a bunch of money there?

M'kay...


You can enjoy both things, you know.
 
2012-10-06 02:58:20 AM
WARNING: SITE INSTALLS A TROJAN
 
2012-10-06 01:02:13 PM
I'm writing this at 77 comments without having looked at the thread. My initial reaction is "it's worth it for the MAXIMUM REAL-LIFE TROLLING they're about to inflict on a thread full of HURRRRRR GET A JOB Farkers." Let's see how I did!

...huh, hardly anything like that.

Oh, Fark. How you manage to keep our relationship fresh after all these years, I'll never know!

/oh, and hurrrrrr get a job
 
2012-10-06 01:46:51 PM

speciaal: Honest Bender: zabadu: Honest Bender: Why not? Because I don't hate myself. And I don't have, like, eleventy billion dollars to waste.

So that $700 covers food and drinks? Because you can't take your own into the park.

Actually, yes you can. As long as its not a giant ice-chest, you can bring your own food and drinks into disney (Disneyland and DCA for sure, at least).


and if they ask you about the food you're bringing in, just tell them you have food allergies. that always works for friends of mine that get passes every year.

/i get a pass about once every 5 years
//if i can afford it
 
2012-10-07 11:44:28 AM

highwayrun: whidbey: KingPsyz: whidbey: Wow, I can't even imagine spending another day there. One was enough.

so you're gonna be THAT one eh?

It's a stupid place. So much natural beauty in the State of California and you choose to go to McMickeyland and waste a bunch of money there?

M'kay...

You can enjoy both things, you know.


No., Disneyland sucks. I don't want to give my money to those people. Ever.
 
2012-10-07 08:56:17 PM

sandi_fish: Disney to me is hours of waiting in line, filled by moments of terror on the rides. The only saving grace is that the California Adventure has wine.


Next time hit the Grand Californian Hotel. They have a great full bar there. After a visit there Disneyland becomes much more enjoyable.
 
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