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Unmagical Day at the Magic Kingdom

JohnD

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I noticed we're coming up on the 5 year anniversary of this thread (March 6). Coincidentally, that is also Ash Wednesday this year. Don't know if that means anything. Just an observation.
 

nesboy43

Well-Known Member
For those interested here is her follow up post on disboards from when she originally posted the thread:
I can't believe that some of you are defending some of the stupid "new" rules that Disney has implemented and just accept them. I have not been to the Magic Kingdom in at least five years because I recently had two babies so yes I was unaware of the changes. Perhaps if you had been to Disney ten years ago before the economy crashed and they let go of all their good cast members you would realize how much it sucks now. You never had to wait in line for an hour to see a princess. They were strolling in the park. They were not locked up in the "Princess Fairytale Hall". I was at the park for twelve hours and it was my 40th birthday and NO cast members even said happy birthday! Three! I've gone on my birthday or kids birthdays before and we got fastpasses for the day, free dessert at the restaurants, a happy birthday autograph picture from Mickey. Um, do you guys not remember this stuff. It's wrong that nobody is complaining especially when Disney set such a high standard of customer service. Are you all in La La Land? "It's okay. Disney can do no wrong even if they are making me wait in line and pay up the a** for everything!" And don't tell me I'm a bad mother for "not doing a little planning". This was an improptu trip. Hubby said, "Hey it's your birthday. Surprise we're going to Disney!" So I had no time to plan "180 days" in advance. Now you have to prompt the cast members to be nice to you? The CM's are very good now at saying "NO". Seriously! I'm through trying to defend myself. Below is a list of things that suck now. Go ahead and try to come up with more lame excuses about why it's okay.


Pleasure Island - Gone - That sucks
NO ADVENTURERS CLUB - REALLY, REALLY SUCKS
Toon Town and Mickey and Minnie's house - Gone - That sucks
Having to wait in line for over an hour to see characters - That sucks
The new Fastpass system - only 3 for the whole day - That really sucks
Having to give a credit card to make a reservation at a restaurant - sucks
Not letting a mother with two small kids sit down at a restaurant while her husband purchases food from the restaurant - sucks
No McDonald's french fries - sucks
Running out of pineapple Dole Whips - only had orange - that really sucked
Both Splash Mountain and Pirates were broken - sucks
Nobody to trade pins with - or very few cm's - sucks
Cinderella Castle Closed - sucks
TERRIBLE customer service - sucks
No variety in food (only burgers) - sucks
Highest Ticket Prices EVER for a TERRIBLE experience - sucks
A 'LOCKED UP' Mickey Mouse (REALLY!?!?) - Totally SUCKS

I find it horrible that everyone on this board seems to defend Disney. Responses from people on here who claim that if we cant afford the prices then don't go, it's not whether we are able to afford the prices it's the value and the experience that we are supposed to get from it. Further more Walt Disney created Disney World to give 'EVERYONE' a magical experience not just the super rich.

"Do what you do so well that they will want to see it again and bring their friends." -Walt Disney

"You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes PEOPLE to make the dream a reality." - Walt Disney

"You reach a point where you don't work for money." - Walt Disney

"I only hope that we don't loose sight that it all started with a mouse." - Walt Disney

"To all that come to this HAPPY place: Welcome; Disneyland is YOUR land. Here age relives fond memories of the past, and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future. Disneyland is dedicated to the ideals, the dreams, and the hard facts that have created America... with hope that it will be a source of joy and inspiration to all the world." -Walt Disney

"I don't want the public to see the world they live in while they're in the park. I want them to feel they're in another world." -Walt Disney

"We believed in our idea... a family park where parents and children could have fun together." - Walt Disney

"Disneyland is a work of love. We didn't go into Disneyland just with the idea to make money." - Walt Disney


Changes and improvements to the park are fine but making it such a corporate experience rather than a magical guest oriented experience is ridiculous. The prices at every other park in the Orlando area are much less expensive sometimes by half so you can bet that my money will not be going to support a non-existent mouse. You all may be willing to roll over, hand over your cash and say "thank you sir may I have another?" but for me and my family we will not willing to roll over. As a travel agent as well, I will not be recommending any Disney Parks to my clients their time and money are better spent elsewhere. When I took my teenagers ten years ago, it was a much different, better and easier experience. I'm not mad because I didn't get my way. I'm mad because Disney's way of doing things now is sub-standard.
 

RustySpork

Oscar Mayer Memer
She is absolutely delusional.
Well, to be fair she makes some good points...I mean it sounds like Sam really didn't do anything.

Toon Town and Mickey and Minnie's house - Gone - That sucks

This had been the highlight of many trips to Disney World for millions of people.

The new Fastpass system - only 3 for the whole day - That really sucks

Can you imagine only having three fast passes for a whole day? The sheer and utter incompetence of Disney managers to think that guests like Katiebug wouldn't need more. Do they know how much she paid for her vacation?!

Having to give a credit card to make a reservation at a restaurant - sucks

I'll admit that this one really does annoy me, but I know why they do it.

Not letting a mother with two small kids sit down at a restaurant while her husband purchases food from the restaurant - sucks

Again, do they know how much she paid for her vacation?! I can't believe they'd block her from sitting so someone who has food in their hands can sit and eat it. THAT'S WHAT TRASH CANS ARE FOR!

No McDonald's french fries - sucks

Children at the parks have been demoralized for years over this one, HOW DARE THEY!

Running out of pineapple Dole Whips - only had orange - that really sucked

I'd be annoyed if they only had orange. I'm still waiting for many of my favorite snacks to make a come-back. I've written countless letters to the management and posted them on various forums around the internet.

A 'LOCKED UP' Mickey Mouse (REALLY!?!?) - Totally SUCKS

This one gets me the most, Mickey Mouse should not be locked up! FREE MICKEY!

/s :joyfull::hilarious:
 
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