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(Fox News)   Magic Kingdom's 50th year anniversary will last 18 months   (foxnews.com) divider line
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2021-02-20 1:38:26 AM  
Whatever you feel about Disney, do yourselves a favor and don't read the comments.
 
2021-02-20 3:42:59 AM  

Mugato: Whatever you feel about Disney, do yourselves a favor and don't read the comments.


Whew boy, you weren't kidding.
 
2021-02-20 5:29:05 AM  
I think I'm the only nerd who preferred EPCOT.
 
2021-02-20 6:00:10 AM  

Ragin' Asian: I think I'm the only nerd who preferred EPCOT.


I was 15 during my last visit...but now I want to go back as an adult and cross an activity off my bucket list:

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2021-02-20 6:23:24 AM  

Mugato: Whatever you feel about Disney, do yourselves a favor and don't read the comments.


All I can say is "yikes"
 
2021-02-20 6:27:46 AM  
That's less than they spent on recording it
 
2021-02-20 6:42:15 AM  

Mugato: Whatever you feel about Disney, do yourselves a favor and don't read the comments.


I know I'm not the world's happiest person and all, but damn it must suck to be *that* miserable all the time.
 
2021-02-20 6:44:18 AM  

The_Sponge: Ragin' Asian: I think I'm the only nerd who preferred EPCOT.

I was 15 during my last visit...but now I want to go back as an adult and cross an activity off my bucket list:

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I hate theme parks, but my wife loves them (::grumble:: stupid Kennywood and Cedar Point). She'd never been to Disney World so I booked a trip for Christmas and smiled through gritted teeth while enjoying her enjoyment most of the time. The "drink around the world" tour at EPCOT was genuinely fun.
 
2021-02-20 6:53:46 AM  
Why not?  Cedar Point is planning on celebrating their 150th anniversary for the second straight year
 
2021-02-20 8:54:38 AM  

schmez: Mugato: Whatever you feel about Disney, do yourselves a favor and don't read the comments.

Whew boy, you weren't kidding.


It's the gays and the Muslims and censoring Son of the South and taking the rape out of Pirates of the Caribbean and firing that poor Mandalorean woman and did I mention the gays?

Fox News is so toxic. And people boast that it's the only place they get their news. People like my sister. We don't talk much.
 
2021-02-20 9:19:24 AM  
Huh, I don't have an account at foxnews.com, but I can still upvote all the liberal comments and downvote the conservatives. Neat.
 
2021-02-20 10:03:17 AM  

Mugato: schmez: Mugato: Whatever you feel about Disney, do yourselves a favor and don't read the comments.

Whew boy, you weren't kidding.

It's the gays and the Muslims and censoring Son of the South and taking the rape out of Pirates of the Caribbean and firing that poor Mandalorean woman and did I mention the gays?

Fox News is so toxic. And people boast that it's the only place they get their news. People like my sister. We don't talk much.


Disney World was consistently overcrowded even before the capacity was lowered. I hope to god those types decide to stay away.
 
2021-02-20 11:29:36 AM  
Their "anniversaries" are always more than a year. They wouldn't want to miss getting money from disappoint their biggest fans, would they?
 
2021-02-20 1:06:49 PM  
I love this and agree, Disney is horrible.  Everyone should boycott the parks so I don't have to deal with assholes when I'm there, I mean, because Disney doesn't need your money.
 
2021-02-20 1:10:06 PM  
I went to Disneyland during their 60th anniversary and it was horrible.  I think everyone should boycot both Disneyland and Disney World.  Hurt Disney in their pocketbooks.  I'll take one for the team and go to both parks and get video so you can see how horrible things are.  I do this for you because I care.
 
2021-02-20 2:27:23 PM  

Ragin' Asian: I think I'm the only nerd who preferred EPCOT.


Is it still possible to get absolutely shiatfaced at EPCOT by "touring the world"?

/If they cut you off now, you can probably thank me for that!
 
2021-02-20 2:54:08 PM  
Mrs. Poet and I went to WDW for our honeymoon. It was their "ten-cennial"; EPCOT hadn't quite opened yet. Should have bought the commemorative tickets.. grumble grumble.
Maybe we should plan a revisit for the 50th. I heard it's too crowded there so nobody goes any more.
 
2021-02-20 4:44:18 PM  

WhippingBoi: Ragin' Asian: I think I'm the only nerd who preferred EPCOT.

Is it still possible to get absolutely shiatfaced at EPCOT by "touring the world"?

/If they cut you off now, you can probably thank me for that!


You can.  A friend of mine and I got to Italy before we stopped.  We were doing pretty good but there were a bunch of people that were shiatfaced and I think that helped our decision.
 
2021-02-20 4:45:23 PM  

VogonPoet: Mrs. Poet and I went to WDW for our honeymoon. It was their "ten-cennial"; EPCOT hadn't quite opened yet. Should have bought the commemorative tickets.. grumble grumble.
Maybe we should plan a revisit for the 50th. I heard it's too crowded there so nobody goes any more.


Magic Kingdom is crazy busy.  The other three parks aren't bad.  EPCOT seems to be the least busy the last few times I've been there.  Stay on site and use the extra magic hours if they still do them.  Cuts the crowds quite a bit.
 
2021-02-20 4:51:15 PM  
Just like my post-50th Mid-Life Crisis!
 
2021-02-20 6:37:46 PM  
A co-worker and I took a business trip to Cape Canaveral when Thriller was the thing on every TV and radio channel (early-mid 80s).  It was a 1 day job, we figured to hit Disney World and Epcot to make a vacay out of it.

Sad to say, we were dealing with NASA and a huge government bureaucracy.  tldr, we both maxed out our credit cards in the next week without ever completing our assignment.

Day 1 (Sunday):  We fly into Orlando, get a room and a rental car.  Next day off to Cape Canaveral, meet Dave, our contact.  Dave:  "Um, where is your stuff?"  Us:  "We sent it last week".  Off to shipping and receiving we go.  Our stuff was on hold, seems the invoice had 1 each NRE, which wasn't in the box.  NRE is non recurring engineering, which is the software we were there to train them on.  I wrote it, Bill was my boss.  Did NASA S&R think to notify the person the box was addressed to (Dave) of the issue?  Really, you have to ask?  Of course not, they put it on a shelf never to be heard from again unless someone asked about it.

Dave told us to go back to our hotel room and he'd straighten it out.  We found a hotel for the same price 10 miles from Cape Canaveral, the hotel our department secretary had booked us in Orlando was an hours drive away.  But our new hotel was right on the beach, which got us flack.

Day 2-5 (Tues-Fri).  Once thing after another, we never spent more than an hour a day at Cape Canaveral.  I remember 2 things.  First time going into where our equipment was installed.  I had a top secret clearance, my boss the same.  2 marine guards with medals for "10 foot pistol marksman", "20 foot pistol marksman" "100 yard rifle marksman", "600 yard marksman", etc etc etc.  2 of them, with M-16s (don't think A-4s were a thing then).  Neither took their eyes off us, finger on the trigger, while some flunky checked our credentials.  I was torn between "you kidding me?" and butt pucker life highlight.

We got inside and plugged our unit in (regular 120V 2 prong deal).  Safety guy comes in, says "you can't do that, it's a trip hazard".  So we go back to our hotel (and the beach) after less than an hour while Dave arranges for a new outlet to be wired.

Anyway, it gets to be Friday, Bill and I have yet to spend an hour at a time in the NASA building, and our credit cards are maxed.  Back in the 80s AFAIK it was normal to bill business travel to your credit card and the company would reimburse you (it's why I got my first credit card).  By the 90s this had changed.

Anyway, Friday morning, visions of Disney World and Epcot long gone, we told Dave "we're broke, this was supposed to be a 2 day trip and we're on day 6.  We're leaving tonight".

Never did do the training I was supposed to do.  Never got to Disney World, nor Epcot.  Took 6 months of shiat for moving our hotel from the middle of swampland to beachfront, never mind it was the same price and saved us an hour each way travel.

Note 1:  I got to be in the building where they built up the shuttle, including attaching the solid rocket boosters.  But the shuttle was on a launch pad at the time.

Note 2:  By the 90s the company would buy the airfare, hotel, rental car, conference fees, etc.  I only had to charge meals, taxis and such to my own credit card.

Note 3.  The hotel at the beach, eating dinner in the hotel restaurant.  Bill, my (married, to a co-worker no less) notices a woman next to us.  Turns out he went to high school with her (in San Diego, where we were from but she had moved away from), and he spent the night with her.  I really liked his wife (did I mention co-worker?)  Awkward.
 
2021-02-20 6:51:39 PM  

HeadbangerSmurf: I went to Disneyland during their 60th anniversary and it was horrible.  I think everyone should boycot both Disneyland and Disney World.  Hurt Disney in their pocketbooks.  I'll take one for the team and go to both parks and get video so you can see how horrible things are.  I do this for you because I care.


I'm not their accountant but I don't think Disney's doing too good right now. They were on top of the world with Star Wars and Marvel last year. But now no one's going to the movies and Disney World is at minimum capacity, Disney Land isn't even open. They have The Mandalorian but they make a half assed stab at 10 episodes a year, they can only sell so many Baby Yoda dolls. It's a sad state of affairs.
 
2021-02-20 8:27:26 PM  

WhippingBoi: Ragin' Asian: I think I'm the only nerd who preferred EPCOT.

Is it still possible to get absolutely shiatfaced at EPCOT by "touring the world"?

/If they cut you off now, you can probably thank me for that!


It's possible ... but it's costly.  Just took my kid there for his 21st last month ... cost me a damn fortune.
 
2021-02-21 6:08:43 AM  

Ragin' Asian: The_Sponge: Ragin' Asian: I think I'm the only nerd who preferred EPCOT.

I was 15 during my last visit...but now I want to go back as an adult and cross an activity off my bucket list:

[Fark user image image 425x427]

I hate theme parks, but my wife loves them (::grumble:: stupid Kennywood and Cedar Point). She'd never been to Disney World so I booked a trip for Christmas and smiled through gritted teeth while enjoying her enjoyment most of the time. The "drink around the world" tour at EPCOT was genuinely fun.


Adults should always go in the fall, during the food and wine festival. Expensive but soooo worth it.
 
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