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(Orlando Sentinel)   Disney World trying to determine how to deal with the "scourge" of homeless families that have taken root near the Magic Kingdom   (orlandosentinel.com) divider line 61
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2014-01-23 11:17:36 AM

LemSkroob: Uzzah: Mugato: tricycleracer: Or Celebration.

"Hey, I've got an idea!  Let's base a housing development off of the neighborhood from Edward Scissorhands!"

Or the Stepford Wives. That's a creepy farking place.

I don't know that Celebration is materially worse than dozens of uber-restrictive HOA subidivisions/"covenant-controlled communities" I've seen.

Celebration does have a bit of a creepy vibe, and maybe thats because of the ties to Disney and their image of ultra-clean living, but Celebration and other towns like it, like Seaside, FL, are examples of "New Urbanism", which has some very valid points to make. Mainly, the goal is to create towns that are walkable and multi-zoned/mixed-use, much like how old-world towns use to be. The idea being, you could walk to and from work and all the shopping you would need to do.


You must not have been to Celebration lately. It's kinda ghetto now... More chain restaurants and shops, lots of early-2000 model cars, graffiti. It's definitely not the pristine Disney subdivision it was in the mid-90's.
 
2014-01-23 11:22:04 AM

Langdon Alger: Play "It's a Small World" on loop at high volume where they stay. They'll crack eventually.


Ahhh, "The Noriega". Good call.
 
2014-01-23 11:25:32 AM
Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom:

You must not have been to Celebration lately. It's kinda ghetto now... More chain restaurants and shops, lots of early-2000 model cars, graffiti. It's definitely not the pristine Disney subdivision it was in the mid-90's.

Yeah, i havent been lately, no.

"chain" isnt so bad so long as the people who work there are local residents. The system still works as intended. If however, they had to 'farm-out' those jobs to other areas of the county and they have to drive in to get to work, then it has failed its goal.
 
2014-01-23 11:37:26 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: LemSkroob: Uzzah: Mugato: tricycleracer: Or Celebration.

"Hey, I've got an idea!  Let's base a housing development off of the neighborhood from Edward Scissorhands!"

Or the Stepford Wives. That's a creepy farking place.

I don't know that Celebration is materially worse than dozens of uber-restrictive HOA subidivisions/"covenant-controlled communities" I've seen.

Celebration does have a bit of a creepy vibe, and maybe thats because of the ties to Disney and their image of ultra-clean living, but Celebration and other towns like it, like Seaside, FL, are examples of "New Urbanism", which has some very valid points to make. Mainly, the goal is to create towns that are walkable and multi-zoned/mixed-use, much like how old-world towns use to be. The idea being, you could walk to and from work and all the shopping you would need to do.

You must not have been to Celebration lately. It's kinda ghetto now... More chain restaurants and shops, lots of early-2000 model cars, graffiti. It's definitely not the pristine Disney subdivision it was in the mid-90's.


That must be super recent. I was there august 2012 and it was still boutique shops (aside from Hello Kitty store) and non chain restaurants. No graffiti anywhere.
 
2014-01-23 01:25:37 PM
Poor farms?
 
2014-01-23 01:33:12 PM

yagottabefarkinkiddinme: I had no enjoyment at Disney World. The sheets and blankets were worn and torn, the hall smelled like a gym. Inside the park, so many people that they had to close the park entrance. No places to eat due to the crowds. The first thing they ask you at the gate is if you want to finance your tickets. Think about that. Inside the Contempary time share selling. Everything is so expensive, I vow never to go back. The mouse has found his way into your wallet and that is a greedy little FARKInG mouse.


Co-worker took out a $5K loan to take her kids to Disneyland this year.

/ True story.
 
2014-01-23 01:57:58 PM

Uzzah: Mugato: tricycleracer: Or Celebration.

"Hey, I've got an idea!  Let's base a housing development off of the neighborhood from Edward Scissorhands!"

Or the Stepford Wives. That's a creepy farking place.

I don't know that Celebration is materially worse than dozens of uber-restrictive HOA subidivisions/"covenant-controlled communities" I've seen.


Well  haven't been charged yet.
 
2014-01-23 04:17:15 PM

yagottabefarkinkiddinme: I had no enjoyment at Disney World. The sheets and blankets were worn and torn, the hall smelled like a gym. Inside the park, so many people that they had to close the park entrance. No places to eat due to the crowds. The first thing they ask you at the gate is if you want to finance your tickets. Think about that. Inside the Contempary time share selling. Everything is so expensive, I vow never to go back. The mouse has found his way into your wallet and that is a greedy little FARKInG mouse.


And you were surprised by this because... ?

I was just at Disney. We stayed nearby in a decent hotel with a nice pool. Awfully expensive IMHO but about 1/3 the cost of a WDW hotel. Disney is a rapefest for your wallet. Such is life.
 
2014-01-23 08:10:26 PM
Stop using keys, start using key cards that stop working when payment stops.  Add inwall speakers that emit high pitched noise into units, turn of utilities, pump in fowl odor... etc..
 
2014-01-23 10:43:31 PM
Try a nice drive down OBT from ORL. The panorama of human depravity will amuse/dismay you.
That being said, the children of the motel squatters at least have a warm place to sleep, and many are actually in school during the day.
I'm for making it possible for the kids to have a better life than their parents.

/don't have a plan; taking suggestions
 
2014-01-23 10:54:52 PM
This is a problem only a $15/hr minimum wage could fix!
 
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