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Do you ever feel like people just don't get it?   Or do you think that they think we're weird because we love Disney so much?

I, mistakenly, got into a conversation with a few women on a discussion board and they were complaining that a ticket is almost $100.   I was like "but if you go for over 4 days, then the cost barely goes up by day" and they responded by saying they'd be lucky if they even went one day!   OMG, how could they only go one day?   This does not compute in my brain!   But even so, do they really think that a ticket is $100, so if you went for a week it would cost $700????

Don't get me wrong, I know that some of us go for shorter trips based on circumstances, but it just doesn't make sense to me that someone would be in Florida and wouldn't want to go.   One of the ladies has a son living in Orlando and she doesn't go.    (blows my mind).    


LOL!

I had to come here to chat about it because I needed to be around people who truly understood.   It takes a Disney fanatic to know one.   

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I know what you mean. Bearing in mind we're from the UK so go to Fl for a longer trip, I was speaking to a woman who said she hadn't thought much of Epcot. But as we were carrying on and I said 'Well did you see the 360 film in China?' and 'Did you see the show in the US?' it became clear she'd just walked round and hadn't really looked into anything, seen the films etc.

She'd totally missed the whole point and hadn't really seen anything. No wonder she hadn't thought much of it!! 

It's possibly more educational than the other parks but I've always loved it :)

My DH loves Florida and to go to the parks but does  get Disney overload and on our next trip we have agreed once he feels he's done the parks he will drop me and kids at park for the day and go off to a beach, wherever, to chill out and do his own thing!!  I can't imagine getting fed up of the parks and always feel there is something new to see or do.  I nowhere near feel we've done everything.  He does agree on that point but gets crowd overload. 

As for Epcot I have to admit the first time we went we did not realise how much was 'inside' the countries and we walked round without realising you can 'go into them'!!   So had I not known Disney fanatics who put me right about what we'd missed I too might have given Epcot a miss on future visits. Now we know we love it.

That always blows my mind when people say they didn't like it, but they didn't look into half (or more than half) or what's there to see.    There are a lot of people who don't care about a lot of the little extras either - like the shows in the different countries, the pearl lady in Japan, etc...      

On that subject, Epcot is one of the fave parks for everyone in my family (my boys are 12 & 15).   I have a friend who's big into Disney and they don't like Epcot.   I just don't understand.    Does not compute in my brain, but I know it's a "to each his own" situation. 



Cris Gray said:

I know what you mean. Bearing in mind we're from the UK so go to Fl for a longer trip, I was speaking to a woman who said she hadn't thought much of Epcot. But as we were carrying on and I said 'Well did you see the 360 film in China?' and 'Did you see the show in the US?' it became clear she'd just walked round and hadn't really looked into anything, seen the films etc.

She'd totally missed the whole point and hadn't really seen anything. No wonder she hadn't thought much of it!! 

It's possibly more educational than the other parks but I've always loved it :)

My DH is the same way - he doesn't want to tour the parks all day long and that's one of the reasons why we love staying at  a Disney resort so he can just take whatever form of transportation there is back to the hotel and the boys & I can keep on keeping on!   LOL.    It's good for everyone in the family to know what's best for them.



Sarah Beeley said:

My DH loves Florida and to go to the parks but does  get Disney overload and on our next trip we have agreed once he feels he's done the parks he will drop me and kids at park for the day and go off to a beach, wherever, to chill out and do his own thing!!  I can't imagine getting fed up of the parks and always feel there is something new to see or do.  I nowhere near feel we've done everything.  He does agree on that point but gets crowd overload. 

As for Epcot I have to admit the first time we went we did not realise how much was 'inside' the countries and we walked round without realising you can 'go into them'!!   So had I not known Disney fanatics who put me right about what we'd missed I too might have given Epcot a miss on future visits. Now we know we love it.

TOTALLY get it.  When people tell me they are going and then say only 2 days, I'm like WHAT!!!!!

If we could drive we would go 2-4 times a year.   I just can't explain the feeling every time I walk into the first park on the first day of our trip.  So nice to talk to other people who "get it".

I get the EPCOT (or AK) thing too.  Our first trip we really only LOVED Magic Kingdom.  We barely walked through the others and we're like, that's it!  We so missed the boat on all the little extras like the shows and the street entertainers etc.  Even when you school people they are still not totally interested in the parades or shows or live entertainment.  Sometimes they just want to know about the "rides".  Hello, it's not Universal!  I just have to keep my mouth shut and only give them the information they ask for!

On the other hand, I have a friend who goes every year for 9-11 days.  How  she experiences WDW  and how we do are totally different.  She stays at her resort most of the day, cooks in her villa, rarely eats out and never ever makes ADR.  She has quite a few days when she doesn't even go to a park.  She  has gone  at least 17-18 times and  I can't believe how many little details and tips that "I" have given her!  She has only gone in the summer  except last Fall when we went together for F&W.  She couldn't believe how many more rides and attractions she could experience because of  how small the crowds were.  She treats her trip more like a relaxing stay at a beautiful resort.  She has also only stayed at about 4 different resorts too. I've stayed at 6 in the last 6 trips LOL!  I still want to try a few more too.

Different strokes for different folks.

Cindy that is funny.... it is true that many Disney enthusiasts do it differently, which is kind of the beauty of it.   We tend to "go go go" but have learned to stop and take some time out.    I've only stayed at 4 different hotels (Poly for our honeymoon, PORiverside, Wilderness Lodge and Beach Club).    I'm kinda a creature of habit, but my family wants to try something new one of these days. 

I hear ya on talking to people when they ask for advice, too.    It's like well I have to figure out what kind of person you are and/or what kind of vacation you want to take before I give you advice because WDW is so vast.   

Ummmm... I actually had someone ask me today what I meant about there being 4 parks.   They've been to WDW and didn't know there are 4 different parks.   I'm gonna go faint now.     ROFL

My DH is from Florida. His family is in Florida (though several hours from Orlando -- some in Ft Lauderdale, some in Tallahassee) ... we go to Florida occasionally but to Disney rarely... and only for a few days on any trip. DH is NOT a Disney fanatic and I have to take what I can get ;)  I'd go anby time I had the chance but I don't always get that chance.

Plus his family are NOT Disney fans. His mother says "It's just Disney" and his brother and kids are more thrill seeker types - so Sea World and Universal are more their speed.

I got such a chuckle reading through everyone's comments here today!!!!   While we here appreciate the vast diversity of Disney properties, and all they have to offer, I have not met a lot of people around me who feel the same way I do.  Although there is one neighbor who is a DVC member, and he is a wealth of info on using points etc.  But like everything, 'differen't strokes for different folks', right?   Like I don't particularly like cruising....my Bro and SIL do it every year!   

My ideal vacation would be 3 weeks in Orlando, at a Disney property, with a 10 day ticket.  That , to me, would be perfect!  A couple days with a car rental, and I would be in heaven!   My family can't get why we sunk money into DVC.....but it works for us.  

I was just reading some of the DIS boards, and there is a lot of different thoughts there too on how to 'best' do Disney.  I think each of us does it our own way, but we all seem to love it!  And that, to me, is the MAGIC of Disney!!

When we come over, we try to make it for 3 weeks or as near as we can. We buy a 14 day pass which lets us into other Disney attractions like the water parks and some others (can't remember them all) and we aim for 2 days in each park and a day in each water park (more if we get rained out) and then go shopping and to other parks etc the rest of our stay. Last time in 2011 we went to Sea World, Gatorland (not impressed) and 1 day at Universal Islands of Adventure. WE also had a 1/2 day doing wake boarding/surfing on a lake attached to a zip wire to pull you along. Makes a fun (but expensive) trip :)

I hear you, Cris......lots of fun activities, but those extras can really add up!   Just eating for 3 weeks, along with airfare and park tix and hotel is an huge expense all by itself!!!

Once we realised what we'd missed and how to 'do' Epcot better it's now one of our favourite parks (or is HS my favourite or MK or is it AK , OK they're all my favourites) and now we love to find out what else there is to see like inside Mexico is brilliant and the drummers in Japan are so skilled. BUT we have never stayed in a Disney hotel or resort.  Partly due to the cost and partly cos my DH NEEDS to be able to leave the crowds behind so we always book a villa. But this year I'm going to do a bit of Disney better by visiting some resorts for a peep.

Cris with two little boys in tow we loved Gatorland and treated it as a chill out day but I can see it wouldn't appeal to everyone. 

I'm looking forward to seeing the new Fantasyland next year when we go but what's the bet we get home and find something we missed looking at - still it makes for a great excuse for DH to have to take me back!!

We didn't like Gatorland because of the way they were treating the animals. DS2 who was 10 was very upset with the way they were treating the little gator you could have your photo taken with and the large one they were 'fighting' with.

They did enjoy the feeding experience with the Gators in the lake :)

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