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2013-01-20 02:16:10 AM  
18 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 04:50:52 AM  
9 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 06:23:35 AM  
3 votes:
I've never seen so many fat fatties in the world as when I went to disney world

I saw fat parents pushing around their fat 9 year old kids in fat kiddie carts. seriously. 9 year olds. fat 9 year olds

if I had the money I'd scour to globe to find some backwards cannibal tribe out of some jungle just to send them to Disney World and they really would be in their Magic Kingdom.

tasty.
2013-01-20 05:56:17 PM  
2 votes:

WhippingBoy: killeroflight: I enjoyed taking my kids to the health and fitness side of the Disney. It was decent infotainment. Going in the off season removed most of the long waits as well.
In regards to Fat people hating on people who lose weight. My experience dropping 60-70 pounds was the same as the person up thread. people wanted to know how I did it, and when they found out it was "eat less...Move more" , they could not have gotten away fast enough. I was told several times that I needed to stop losing weight "for my health" and that I looked like a holocaust survivor, from someone that looked like they ate a holocaust survivor. 6'7" 205#. Would like to put on more muscle...Working on that.

I had a similar experience. At one point in my life, I lost about 60 pounds (and was still just *barely* in the range of my ideal weight). Some people were openly very angry with me. I guess if you use the excuse that "fat is just how I am", it can be quite unsettling to see evidence to the contrary.


My SIL did that to me (she's 5'6 pushing 360). When I said I modified my eating and walked everywhere her comment was "It wouldn't work on me, I'm big boned". My husband piped up "Your spine must be massive between your ribs and pelvis."

He's an asshole but I love him. He's always got my small boned back.
2013-01-20 04:41:58 AM  
2 votes:
farm1.staticflickr.com
Those Mickey Mouse ice cream bars aren't gonna eat themselves you know.
2013-01-20 04:07:32 AM  
2 votes:
i.imgur.com
2013-01-21 04:13:32 PM  
1 votes:

ohnonotfloridaagain: Never have seen the tiki birds


FFS, you've never seen the birds sing words and the flowers croon in the Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Room?!
2013-01-21 09:40:34 AM  
1 votes:

EngineerAU: two towns over: TV's Vinnie: Those Mickey Mouse ice cream bars aren't gonna eat themselves you know.

One thing I didn't notice til now: Fatso is Canadian. That's a Roots bag, only sold up here...Huh

I don't know if Roots has stores in the US any more (they use to have on in Salt Lake City) but they do have a website that targets Americans. Link They also made the uniforms for Team USA in the 2002 Olympics.


I have a Roots backpack - they're available at gift shops conveniently located all over North America.

Canadian, but have lived amongst your people for many years. Have no fear, I always obey the Prime Directive.
2013-01-20 12:00:41 PM  
1 votes:
Most people that blindly hate fat people are assholes. But, go right ahead and make fun of the scooter whales at Disney. Most are just lazy slobs. I'm a fatass with a bad back. Know what I do while at Disney? Walk everywhere! I have the teensiest shred of self respect left, so I could never be caught dead in one of those things. And the story about the land whale family up above is 100% accurate. You'll see it all day on their buses. Fat people get out of their scooters and walk to a seat on the bus, and the driver has to hook up their scooters and drive the bus off, while all the regular folks stand around and wait. These people aren't disabled, they're lazy as shiat. I'd be surprised if more than 10% of the people using the scooters actually need them.

Luckily as a fat person, I can yell at them without feeling bad. It's like black people using the N-word.
2013-01-20 10:33:25 AM  
1 votes:

Epstein's Mother: doloresonthedottedline: Disneyland has the original Tiki Room and a Nemo version of the submarine ride. I forget if it has Mr. Toad's Wild Ride still.

Disneyland still has Mr Toad.

What irks me as much as the scooters is the double-wide strollers. You shuffle through adventureland like a herd of cattle then WHAM! a double-wide coming the opposite direction parting the flow of people like a wedge!


My plan is to buy a triple-wide stroller, stock it with sacks of flour, and then watch the crowds part like the Red Sea as I sanctimoniously shout "Children coming through, please make way. Children!"
2013-01-20 10:31:26 AM  
1 votes:
There's no hate quite like fat hate.
2013-01-20 10:19:25 AM  
1 votes:
I really miss the Bear Country Jamboree
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 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 07:38:16 AM  
1 votes:

REO-Weedwagon: [pixti.me image 700x500]


How Wall-E esque.

I wonder if Disney will give that "The Song of the South" treatment now?
2013-01-20 07:17:58 AM  
1 votes:

ModernLuddite: I used to work with this HUGE woman. 500 pounds easy. She literally ate a jar of mayonnaise for lunch. fark it was gross.


Did you catch her TotalFark handle?
2013-01-20 06:24:03 AM  
1 votes:

arghyematey: 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.

Sadly, after you've lived in Orlando for a while you realize that Disney's restaurants really are some of the best in town. One notable exception is the Ravenous Pig in Winter Park. That restaurant gives me hope for Orlando. Pricey but worth checking out if you want to experience "real" Orlando.

/still miss living in Charleston SC... there is an amazing amount of great restaurants for being a small city.


"real Orlando" ... lol

Sorry, nothing personal, but that made me LOL
2013-01-20 04:26:03 AM  
1 votes:

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  :)
2013-01-20 04:24:35 AM  
1 votes:
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
2013-01-20 04:06:58 AM  
1 votes:
I happen to be the founder of the National
Association to Advance Fat
Acceptance Acceptance League. So there.
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.
2013-01-20 02:11:07 AM  
1 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?
 
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