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2013-01-20 09:53:29 AM
3 votes:

doczoidberg: Disney World is a blast...if you enjoy standing in line all farking day.


If you are like most idiots and don't do any research before you go, then you deserve to stand in line all day with your whiny kids and biatchy wife.

The last 10 times I've gone, I've never stood in line longer than 15 min. I have stood in line longer only because we were waiting for a show to open, or we saw/did everything and decided to do something again.
2013-01-20 04:50:52 AM
3 votes:

TheManofPA: No one in that picture is riding a rascal so I don't think that picture was really DisneyWorld


My most vivid Disney memory is the END of the day my wife and I did Epcot -- all of Epcot...every ride, every show -- in a single day. We were there for "rope drop" and thanks to the extended hours for on-site hotel guests we managed to get it done.

Needless to say by the end we were exhausted, and the massive line for the shuttle bus back to our hotel was brutal enough until...an entire family of ham beasts rolled up on a parade of straining rental scooters. There were five of them ranging in ages from teenage to elderly. The elderly woman was the only one who looked like she could really need the scooter, yet she was the slimmest by far --  was kind of like being the member of Aerosmith who did the least heroin in '79.

These shambling land manatees rolled their scooters past the entire line to the "Handicapped" area, where they all dismounted their scooters with enough ease to belie the concept of being actually handicapped with anything more than an unquenchable longing for fried mozzarella.

The next shuttle bus arrived and the Corn Syrup Clan sat by and watched as the bus driver -- a small woman -- was forced to load the scooters into the bus alone. By the time all five scooters were loaded and the human pork rinds climbed aboard that was it. An entire bus -- a bus as large as a city bus -- was full. With a single family and their rental scooters.

I wonder if that family are the ones who complained about this new ride, except it was clear that this family and shame were as well-acquainted as this family and the production of lactic acid.

/Capital Yarn, Old Sod.
2013-01-20 02:16:10 AM
3 votes:

BarkingUnicorn: It's good that unhealthy habits are no longer portrayed as a problem only of fat kids.  Fit kids shouldn't think "Cheetos only make fat kids fat."

But seriously:  a National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance?


We're here! We're huge! Get around it!
2013-01-20 10:56:56 PM
2 votes:

sleeps in trees: doczoidberg: Disney World is a blast...if you enjoy standing in line all farking day.

I want to take my boys but the youngest has autism. Could you imagine the hell that would ensue with waiting in line. I'd have to get drunk and stoned to deal with that.


What you need is a Guest Assistance Card - you can get them at any guest services window at any of the parks. Just go up and let them know you need one and they will ask you what kind of accommodation you need. Tell them you need an alternate entrance, shaded line and/or quiet place to sit while waiting.  They will then give you a card listing the accommodations you require for you to use during your visit. Just show the card to the cast member at attraction entrances and they will take care of you from there. In some cases you will be taken through the exit and be  placed on the ride there. If available they will give you and your child a quiet place to sit while you wait.

If you want to talk more about taking a child with special needs to Disney drop me an email; address is in my fark profile.  Depending on how your child does with noises/crowds/etc you will want to plan out what to see and more importantly what to avoid. I can also refer you to a forum where you can talk to other parents of autistic children that are planning or have planned a trip to Disney .
2013-01-20 07:48:54 AM
2 votes:

ohnonotfloridaagain: gingerjet: Perhaps Epcot could start with fixing its horrible food at its park.

/the worst French food I ever had was at the French restaurant at Epcot

Disney food is weird. Even in their top-of-the-line restaurants their food is just ok IMO (although I haven't yet tried Victoria and Albert's). We recently ate at Artist Point in the Wilderness Lodge and had yet another baffling experience. Lovely, detailed menu - fresh, unique ingredients and preparation -> blah on the plate. I don't get why this happens. Is it because they are trying to cook for palates from all over the world (and kids too), so purposely make everything bland and somewhat flavorless? Don't know, but if I'm gonna pay those kind of prices for a meal I will go somewhere local and independent from now on.


Good luck with that...
2013-01-20 04:07:06 AM
2 votes:

ohnonotfloridaagain: TheManofPA:  /though I'd rather have Horizons, I loved that ride

Horizons was great, I miss it too.

I'm starting to wish there was some kind of retro/preserved Disney that kept the old rides as they were. Was on Pirates of the Caribbean recently for the first time in years and freakin Johnny Depp pops up throughout it, as do sounds and music from the movie (which I haven't even seen). Completely ruined it for me.

The Carousel of Progress is kind of fun in that way, though, as is the Hall of Presidents. The older hokey parts of those are still there, they just add on.


I hate the updated Tiki Bird show. I also miss 20,000 Leagues and Mr. Toad's Wild Ride.
2013-01-20 02:48:49 AM
2 votes:
TheManofPA:  /though I'd rather have Horizons, I loved that ride

Horizons was great, I miss it too.

I'm starting to wish there was some kind of retro/preserved Disney that kept the old rides as they were. Was on Pirates of the Caribbean recently for the first time in years and freakin Johnny Depp pops up throughout it, as do sounds and music from the movie (which I haven't even seen). Completely ruined it for me.

The Carousel of Progress is kind of fun in that way, though, as is the Hall of Presidents. The older hokey parts of those are still there, they just add on.
2013-01-20 02:11:07 AM
2 votes:
It's good that unhealthy habits are no longer portrayed as a problem only of fat kids.  Fit kids shouldn't think "Cheetos only make fat kids fat."

But seriously:  a National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance?
2013-01-20 12:25:50 AM
2 votes:
No one in that picture is riding a rascal so I don't think that picture was really DisneyWorld

Also, we didn't have as bad of an obesity problem when Wonders of Life was still around. Bring it back Epcot, bring it back.

/though I'd rather have Horizons, I loved that ride
2013-01-20 05:50:11 PM
1 votes:

gingerjet: Perhaps Epcot could start with fixing its horrible food at its park.

/the worst French food I ever had was at the French restaurant at Epcot


I went to Epcot with my girlfriend last year and we ate at Teppan Edo (Japanese restaurant). Great food, great service. I think your problem was the "french" part.
2013-01-20 01:37:57 PM
1 votes:

wjllope: doczoidberg: Disney World is a blast...if you enjoy standing in line all farking day.

We worked the hell out of that fastpass system. There is no time limit on when you need to use a pass, but there is a limit on when you can request another pass. Those limits are like an hour first thing in the morning, and grow longer throughout the day.
If you do it right, by the time the park is filling up in the early afternoon, you have several passes for your favorite rides, and breeze right through 90% of the line for each just when the lines are getting long. We really loved that feature.


I thought the Fast Pass only has a one hour window when it can be used. After that window is closed it is not supposed to be valid, although it really is up to whoever is taking the passes at the ride.
2013-01-20 01:19:20 PM
1 votes:
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2013-01-20 10:31:26 AM
1 votes:
There's no hate quite like fat hate.
2013-01-20 10:11:49 AM
1 votes:

MaxSupernova: The only disney world food that I found to be good was Ragland road in downtown disney. All the other food was just kinda meh. The counter service at morocco in epcot was pretty tasty as well.


I can tell how hard you tried to find the good food if you stopped with that tasty Irish food. *cough*
2013-01-20 09:01:11 AM
1 votes:

Lershac: We went recently (thanksgiving 2012) and were amazed and disgusted at the scooter crowd. One of them ran over my heels, it was blindingly painful. I accidentally threw an elbow and caught her in the nose when she didn't even slow down or stop. Land manatees is accurate.


That was my experience a few years back. Had a good time, but the scooter people were out of control.

Angry scooter lady:
http://youtu.be/KjSwL-9Bzf8
2013-01-20 08:49:25 AM
1 votes:
Disney World is a blast...if you enjoy standing in line all farking day.
2013-01-20 08:16:32 AM
1 votes:

ohnonotfloridaagain: Mock26: I hate the updated Tiki Bird show. I also miss 20,000 Leagues and Mr. Toad's Wild Ride.

Never have seen the tiki birds, but do also miss 20,000 leagues. Best memory of Mr. Toad was waiting in a long line (2+ hours) for it during spring break with some family, including my BIL, who fumed the entire time and was even more pissed after we got off the ride cause it was short and kinda cheesy (in his opinion). Later when they closed the ride they put parts of it up for auction. I generously offered to buy him something from it, but he vehemently refused. He has still never gotten over that experience  :)


I am still trying to come to grips with the after effects of It's A Small World.
2013-01-20 07:38:17 AM
1 votes:
I'm going to Disney World with the family for the first time ever this week, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies.

/Day 1 today: Magic Kingdom
2013-01-20 07:18:40 AM
1 votes:
fark'em. Disney should have left the movie as is. People biatch about illegal immigrants flooding ER's and driving up the cost of healthcare. It's these blobs of American fat that increase the cost of healthcare. Diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, kidney failure. Hell, their sugary diets and the resulting dental care is expensive. Lose some goddamn weight already.
You choose to be fat, and I choose to be disgusted by the sight of you.
2013-01-20 06:23:53 AM
1 votes:

BarkingUnicorn: It's good that unhealthy habits are no longer portrayed as a problem only of fat kids.  Fit kids shouldn't think "Cheetos only make fat kids fat."

But seriously:  a National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance?


It makes the whole story sound like a satire of some kind.
2013-01-20 05:23:36 AM
1 votes:
Hh.

Would Mickey's Mousercise be considered hate-speech programming now?
2013-01-20 05:13:15 AM
1 votes:
Believe me, they already do subby. I used to be annoyed by that, but now I just feel sorry for them. As irritating as it can be (see fat scooter bus post above) I am happy and grateful that I can still get around under my own power and still manage to drink my way around the world with ease.
2013-01-20 03:32:45 AM
1 votes:

BarkingUnicorn: But seriously:  a National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance?


 For a tense few seconds I couldn't decide whether to lol or punch my screen after reading that. Eventually I took the lol option.
 
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