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Do you still feel a loyalty to Disney?

Discussion in 'WDW Parks General Discussion' started by POLY LOVER, Sep 2, 2017.

  1. Big Phil

    Big Phil Well-Known Member

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    As far as being loyal, I think of being loyal to my wife, or kids or friends or family. I never have thought about it with a theme park. Disney is the best place I have ever visited, but I don't even think about it if I am doing another trip. It never crosses my mind.
     
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  2. John park hopper

    John park hopper Well-Known Member

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    My younger brother had a 58 caddy in high school in 1967 wish he still had it, did it ever suck gas
     
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  3. ford91exploder

    ford91exploder Resident Curmudgeon

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    They are classics, i'm a truck guy but caddys you cannot help but admire the lines
     
  4. Goofyernmost

    Goofyernmost Well-Known Member

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    I owned a 2005 Cadillac DHS. It costs $57000.00 new and had every imaginable perk, bell and whistle on it. I loved the car and I bought it with the hopes that it would last me through my retirement. Last year I had to sell it because I could no longer afford to own it. It only had 120K on it. The interior and exterior was like brand new. When I purchased it, it had a 5 year, 100,000 mile bumper to bumper warrantee on it. Even with the big V-8, on the highway it got about 29 miles per gallon. As soon as the warrantee ended (at the 5 year mark) it was a continuous major problem month after month. In just 3 years I spent over 14K on it in repairs alone. Not counting regular maintenance, etc. It's final breath was the discovery of the need for new head gaskets. $6000.00 repair on a car the booked for $900.00 by then. Bye, bye, Caddy, hello leased VW. 40 miles per gallon, full warrantee, and piece of mind since that day. So, cost and value do not ever have a solid connection.
     
  5. ford91exploder

    ford91exploder Resident Curmudgeon

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    I think you are making my point for me GM in 2005 was in the fast lane to bankruptcy ...
     
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  6. grnflash

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    While Disneyland still captures my heart and soul, no matter how many times I pass through the tunnels, it's never had an exclusive loyalty from me. We enjoy and even have annual passes at other theme parks. As for other travel, if the choice was between giving up DL to travel elsewhere or keeping DL but limiting other destinations, DL would be gone in a heartbeat.

    Interestingly it was our first trip to WDW that while enjoyed, increased my loyalty to DL but decreased it for Disney as a company. The "corporate" feel of WDW does not engender my loyalty.
     
  7. Minnesota disney fan

    Minnesota disney fan Well-Known Member

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    When I was a teenager, Dad had a 60 caddy convertible with white leather seats. It was that metallic blue that I haven't seen since. I got to drive it and you could turn the wheel with one finger. Loved it. It had the fins too. Wish he would have kept it! sigh..........................
     
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  8. larryz

    larryz Well-Known Member

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    You never forget your first love, and for many, Disney was their first theme park experience.

    That said, how many of us married our first loves?
     
  9. John park hopper

    John park hopper Well-Known Member

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    Great point I did and it didn't last very long
     
  10. JudyHopps

    JudyHopps Well-Known Member

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    I've been going to WDW since 1997, I've been back many times ever since (I became an AP in December 2015 with my pass activated in February 2016)! Universal I will admit I haven't been since the late 1990s, back "Ride The Movies" really meant it, not the hunk-a-junk Screen based attractions that we are seeing nowadays. I have to admit, every once in a while, a visit to SeaWorld or Busch Gardens is good in moderation.
    If I ever do go to Universal again, it'll just be for the Harry Potter stuff (and not much more).
     
  11. Seanual757

    Seanual757 Well-Known Member

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    We are with 4 young girls, we are invested in several DVC properties, annual passes for years we continue to come back, we rarely visit SeaWorld, LEGOLAND, and I have not been to Universal for over 10 years. Will we open to other theme parks sure but while the lids are young it will be Disney I do see Universal in our future as the two older girls will want more roller coasters, until Disney opens the 5th Gate "Florida Adventure" and load it up with thrill rides :D
     
  12. Florida_is_hot

    Florida_is_hot Well-Known Member

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    Do you really think you would get an accurate response here? Read the name of the forum everyone that takes time to register and log in are fans. (extremists)

    I like going to WDW when it is convenient but I generally find for the price I rather go somewhere else. Been doing a lot of cruises and not Disney cruises either.
     

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