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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
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16943 clicks; posted to Main » on 05 Oct 2012 at 5:06 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-10-05 03:02:21 PM  
2 votes:
Shenanigans! You can't spend 366 straight days at Disneyland; they're always interrupted by Gay Days weekend.
2012-10-05 07:24:40 PM  
1 vote:
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 07:24:16 PM  
1 vote:
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 07:12:22 PM  
1 vote:
Dude needs to just get a job AT disney.
2012-10-05 06:50:13 PM  
1 vote:
My wife and I saved up a bunch of $ and were able to take a year off to travel and just enjoy life. We got a season pass to Disney World and went four times for about a week each time**. At the middle of the fourth trip I told my wife "I've had about enough Disney as I can take". She immediatly agreed. It's a fun place but every day for a year?

BTW, I recommend living in a smaller house, driving an older car, cooking meals at home and saving up for putting reality on hold for a year. This was the greatest year ever. I've actually built up the cash to do it again, but my wife is having a parade of major medical issues and we can't go anywhere. Live life while you're still young and healthy.

** Yes, we went a bunch of other places I wont mention because this is a thread about Disney.
2012-10-05 06:24:28 PM  
1 vote:

meanmutton: The point, though, is that they are way more expensive than parks which (if you like roller coasters) are way better.

The various Cedar Faire parks and Six Flags parks certainly are better for people who like rides more than costumed characters.

The annual passes to Disney Parks are indeed much more expensive than one to Six Flags or a similar park with more thrill rides.

HOWEVER, my annual pass at Walt Disney World (no, not the California parks, but for comparison)...
- Covers parking at no charge. At Six Flags it's $10 per throw. Or another $20 for the parking pass that needs to be stuck to the vehicle. At Disney I flash the pass and I'm through the gates.
- Works for an entire year. Six Flags is open daily for three to four months and weekends for another couple. For half the year the place is closed.
- Covers four parks, not one.
- Gets me into a park that doesn't look like it's falling down. The general condition of ANY Disney park is far better than Six Flags; I've seen rot on buildings at Six Flags that would have had people being hung from the battlements on Cinderella's Castle at Disney. Six Flags may have more thrill rides but it's a hole by comparison. In my own opinion, the Disney pass costs more because it's worth that much more (but then again, the annual pass for WDW ran me about $400 or so with my DVC discount).

Oh, and prices on things in a Disney park are more reasonable than the average Six Flags. Two crappy burger meals at Six Flags is pushing $25-30 and the quality sucks. At most counter service locations at WDW I can get more choice with better quality at a lower price.

Thrill rides are fine if that's your thing, but Disney (while they do have some of those) tends to go more for the immersive experience than for just throwing a bunch of rides with wild G forces in the same general area. Six Flags will keep you entertained for one day, MAYBE two. You can spend a full week or more at WDW and not exhaust the range of things to do.
2012-10-05 06:02:47 PM  
1 vote:
I'm impressed. I had a pass when I lived nearby and usually went once or twice a week. Didn't cost $650, tho. I think I paid $450. It was pretty sweet. Lots of times, I'd go after work, grab a corn dog, hit a ride or three, and head home. I love living out in the country now but I miss having fun things like Disneyland available on a whim. Now it's 20 minutes each way just to get to a decent grocery store.

Just checked the pricing. I paid $439. Then it was increased to $499 after I left and to $649 this year. That's nearly a 50% increase in 2 years. You magnificent bastards. I tip my hat to you. FWIW, I'm mostly okay with that. There were a lot of times (mostly weekends) when the park was way too crowded. Higher prices keep the riff-raff out.
2012-10-05 05:51:29 PM  
1 vote:
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.
2012-10-05 05:46:16 PM  
1 vote:
If I was forced to spend 3.66 days in Disneyland I'd be forced to spend the rest of my life in prison as the greatest mass murderer in US history.
2012-10-05 05:38:11 PM  
1 vote:
Disneyland sucks, I don't know how you could even do one day there. Disney World is like way better.

And holy farking shiat on a stick, $650 for a season pass? That would buy like 5+ years worth of passes at practically any other park on the planet.
2012-10-05 05:35:15 PM  
1 vote:
I remember doing it's a small world with my xgf bout 15 years ago... after we were done she said
"y'know, that'd be a hell of a lot more fun if they gave everybody a twelve gauge and a box of shells"
Funniest thing she ever said over the seven years we were together...
2012-10-05 05:28:58 PM  
1 vote:

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

so you're gonna be THAT one eh?
2012-10-05 05:25:10 PM  
1 vote:

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
2012-10-05 05:08:47 PM  
1 vote:
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?
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