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Unread 15 Oct 09, 08:09 AM  
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We had a bad trip yes but others will also...

How can you 'join in' pushing to get your 1 year old daughters picture taken...you cant unless you want to risk them getting hurt.

This also upset them because we couldnt 'join in'...

As for the smoking - even my 1 year old was coughing and complaining (crying) as the smoke was getting in her eyes...what gives the grotty europeans the right to do this to my kids?

In Florida we hardly had anyone smoking and if they did they where quickly told they couldnt smoke...

If people read this thread and it makes them think twice because of the points I have mentioned then hopefully they will thank us as Florida is SO much more Disney and SO much better in all respects
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Originally Posted by baldybouncer View Post
Just wanted to post this to anyone thinking about wasting their money travelling to DLP.

We spent 7 days 6 nights at the davy crocket ranch the last week in September.

The cabin stank of smoke even though we told them we would not accept a smoked in cabin - they refused to move us and just left the windows open ...

While the windows where open all you could smell and breathe was smoke from the other cabins...

While in the parks we had to try and dodge the hot ends of these cigarettes let alone not breathing the digusting smoke...

There is 2 reasons why we will never return to DLP:

As I have said the smoke. The french and spanish dont breathe air they just chain smoke...to a point that I lost my temper with some of them and told them what I thought of them poisoning the air that my family and myself where breathing...Because of Disneys lack of enforcing the no smoking in the the park and only in smoking areas I will only be doing disney properly this time

Secondly - Pushing in...The spanish where the worst for this... While waiting for a parade we would find a decent spot early enough to be at the front - however the spanish think they can just push their spawn infront of you and yours - this time my partner told the parents of these brats where to get off...the last time when a 9 year old pushed infront of my 1 year old in her pram and made her cry because she couldnt see the characters!...

This is nothing compared to the pushing and shoving when a character arrives - the only way your going to get your kids picture taken is by pushing back at the idiots that have no concept of waiting...I have lost count of how many pictures where ruined by peoples arms etc being pushed into the frame...

So to be honest my family and myself feel cheated due to the fact the week was mostly spent fighting and coughing...

So Disney if you read this - sort out the Smoking and BAN IT and make people que for characters as fighting to get your picture taken is not fun...

Roll on Florida next year ! DLP never again
both reason why despite how much i want to try DLP ( and i really want to give it a go for a few days ) we will just go to WDW every 18 - 24 months depending on school and money
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As many bad trips as there are, there are many more great trips. I went to DLP for my first time last week and had a superb time. I guess everyone is different, but I would say it's worth trying once - as long as you don't expect it to be Florida (it isn't) or go with any anti feeling towards people who don't speak Englsih (lots don't, but then it's France).
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Unread 15 Oct 09, 11:31 AM  
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Originally Posted by baldybouncer View Post
We had a bad trip yes but others will also...

How can you 'join in' pushing to get your 1 year old daughters picture taken...you cant unless you want to risk them getting hurt.

This also upset them because we couldnt 'join in'...

As for the smoking - even my 1 year old was coughing and complaining (crying) as the smoke was getting in her eyes...what gives the grotty europeans the right to do this to my kids?

In Florida we hardly had anyone smoking and if they did they where quickly told they couldnt smoke...

If people read this thread and it makes them think twice because of the points I have mentioned then hopefully they will thank us as Florida is SO much more Disney and SO much better in all respects
i completely agree with you. for what it costs to go and stay in DLP you can go to orlando for not a lot more and with the euro as rubbish at the min it makes everything like food so expensive - not like the US!
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To be honest looking at some of the replies the only people who disagree with me I would imagine are smokers... And if they like being around smokers thats fine but to me a holiday for kids (big and small) should not be under clouds of Carcinogenic smoke.

For our family now we will save longer and go to florida and have a better holiday
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I have to agree with everything you said, I wouldnt either go back even if we won it as a prize.

I said to the DW a few days ago, maybe we should go backagain, a few mins later I completely retracted what I said

I would rather go once every 2 years to WDW than once a year to DLP. It really isnt the Disney experience they charge for.



Originally Posted by baldybouncer View Post
To be honest looking at some of the replies the only people who disagree with me I would imagine are smokers... And if they like being around smokers thats fine but to me a holiday for kids (big and small) should not be under clouds of Carcinogenic smoke.

For our family now we will save longer and go to florida and have a better holiday
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I am not a smoker and am vehemently anti smoking.

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Never been to DLP, and after your post, don't think I'd want to.

Can't stand smoking, and if I arrived to find my accomodation stank of smoke, I would want to turn around and go home!

I am quite good at 'biting my tongue' in certain situations, but if someone is smoking near my children I can't help but show my disgust!

I am so glad there are designated smoking areas in WDW, it makes such a difference.

Sorry you had a bad holiday.

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