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Old 11-26-2012, 03:20 PM
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Disney World is closer to me than Disney Land, but I've never been. I'd still like to go, but I have some skepticism about the potential stress level involved.
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Do disneyland on acid. It'll bring it right back for you.
Dude, I'm not saying I did that. But I did do that back in the day it probably would account for why I like the Ralph Stedman drawings so much.
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:26 PM
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:27 PM
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$87 for one park, $125 park hopper. That's kind-of expensive but your kids will like it. Have a good time, make some nice memories.
I get a slight discount at work but not much. Not worth it. My gf wanted to go last weekend. I asked her if she was on drugs.
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Yes. Yes I do

Man these days come 8:00 or so I'm already yawnin
Shouldn't this be in the "Things that happen when you grow old" thread?
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haha!

I was just thinkin the same thing
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I loved it as a kid. My mom used to take us there once every year. It's not about kids though, it's about parents buying stuff for kids. Kinda like HP printers. Not about the piece of crap printer, it's about buying toner for it. That said, on the rare occasions I do go there anymore I still enjoy it. If I went on a regular basis it would get old pretty quick.

I have in the past caught many a good live show at Downtown Disney House of Blues and look forward to continuing to do so. Very conveniently located to me, reasonable ticket prices, good artists and not a bad seat in the house. Yeah, I dig that.
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I loved it as a kid. My mom used to take us there once every year. It's not about kids though, it's about parents buying stuff for kids. Kinda like HP printers. Not about the piece of crap printer, it's about buying toner for it. That said, on the rare occasions I do go there anymore I still enjoy it. If I went on a regular basis it would get old pretty quick.

I have in the past caught many a good live show at Downtown Disney House of Blues and look forward to continuing to do so. Very conveniently located to me, reasonable ticket prices, good artists and not a bad seat in the house. Yeah, I dig that.
Ever seen Brother Yusef who plays in the street at Downtown Disney? Me and my grandson really like him.

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Ever seen Brother Yusef who plays in the street at Downtown Disney? Me and my grandson really like him.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jz3q8...eature=related
No, I haven't seen him. I'll keep a lookout next time though. I also seem to recall seeing a good band once in the lounge of the "Jazz Kitchen" as well.
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No, I haven't seen him. I'll keep a lookout next time though. I also seem to recall seeing a good band once in the lounge of the "Jazz Kitchen" as well.
I haven't been there in two years, I don't know if he still plays there. He said he was a regular at the time.
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ggaarrwrrwrwrwr!! I get free fireworks every night, whether I want it or not. Sometimes it keeps me from falling asleep
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$87 for one park, $125 park hopper. That's kind-of expensive but your kids will like it. Have a good time, make some nice memories.
I get a slight discount at work but not much. Not worth it. My gf wanted to go last weekend. I asked her if she was on drugs.
Meanwhile I can grab a 2013 Season Pass for Six Flags that also allows me the rest of 2012 for $65, no blackout dates.
Im buying one for me and my gf as Xmas presents.

Disneyland? I cant stand the place. I only ever go if Ive been given free passes.
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My big memory of Disneyland was almost blindly running straight into Ed McMahon, He had some kids with him that I assumed were his grandchildren. My sister pulled me out of the way to avoid an embarassing and potentially suprising mishap. Oh and space mountain was fun too.

That steadman book looks cool, will have to check that out.
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I lived around the corner from Disneyland as a child, we went quite a bit. This was back when you had to buy tickets for the rides, and the tickets were A, B, C, D, and E. E was the best rides and the most expensive. We would save up and buy a book of tickets. Last trip there was about five years ago, I loved it.

People are trying to make money everywhere you go....movie theaters, sports venues, zoos, waterparks, etc. I'm not bothered by Disney doing the same thing.

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My grandfather took us to Disneyland about once a month when I was growing up. I've been there well over a hundred times. I love the place and I don't think it's changed that much over the past 30-something years. When I was a kid (early '80s), an adult ticket was $45, so if you account for inflation that price really hasn't gone up much, if at all.

It's kind of like Vegas in that your perception of the place will have a lot to do with who you're with. You can have a blast there or you can complain about this and that and not have a good time. It depends on your attitude.

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I lived around the corner from Disneyland as a child, we went quite a bit. This was back when you had to buy tickets for the rides, and the tickets were A, B, C, D, and E. E was the best rides and the most expensive. We would save up and buy a book of tickets. Last trip there was about five years ago, I loved it.

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A little surprised at the pounding the Rat is taking up in here, especially from the locals. But then I guess not either. I have a love/hate with the Rat for many of the reasons stated. But in he end, I have found this to probably be where I am at with it.

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It's kind of like Vegas in that your perception of the place will have a lot to do with who you're with. You can have a blast there or you can complain about this and that and not have a good time. It depends on your attitude.
I have daughters 9 and 11, and we have gone for a couple of days once a year for the little one's birthday the last 4 years, and we all have a blast. Went just last month in fact, and we all agreed it was the best time yet. We try to go at the best times to avoid the hordes of mouth-breathing a-holes, but they are as inevitable as the cost. My kids are old enough now to appreciate and help with the challenge of dealing with the "issues" some have raised. It's really become a fun bonding time we look forward to each year.

I'll say my experience with staff is that it is at the same very high standard. I could offer many examples. My latest: oldest kid spent her allowance money on a new baseball cap, but did not secure it on the new Cars ride, and lost it. My wife asked if there was any chance to retrieve it, and they said maybe, they do collect up stuff when the ride is down, check back later, or file claim with lost and found. So we file claim with L&F, but sure enough, check back at end of night, they check the basket of stuff collected up that day, and kid gets hat back. Turned that frown upside down. Left park but never informed lost and found that it was found, week later in the mail, second hat shows up. Those peeps deal with a boat load of crap, and I don't recall ever seeing them be rude, even in the face of totally douchey behavior. They can get hamstrung by some of the inane corporate rules from time to time. But rude, no way.
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Meh. It's all about the kids for me. I went as a kid and loved it. I can't wait to take my daughters. I live through them when it comes to stuff like that. I don't observe the theme park itself. I watch my kid laugh, smile, gasp, etc. I don't think the Disney parks are really designed for the average adult. We're too hard to impress.

But I'll go along with you on one point. For me personally (kids notwithstanding) a walk in the woods is the best. When I get a few hours of just me time, I find the nearest patch of trees and take off walking.
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Around here we have "Hershey Park"

of course when I was a kid I loved the place, now, not so much. What seemed like a huge park when I was young seems so small now.

but we still have the free "chocolate world ride" and zoo america.
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i have been to los angeles it wasnt even on my list of things to do, mind you i travelled around the planet for nearly 4 years and mostly just visited bars
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