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Old 29 Jun 22, 10:24 AM  
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Iím another who doesnít really watch Disney films, doesnít buy merchandise, and sees the cultism that WDW seems to have manifested itself.
I do like the resorts and until last trip liked going to the parks but that is now waning.
I am waiting to see if we go Xmas 2023 and will re-assess but my love for WDW has definitely taken a tumble. A low point was when we were in MK at Xmas and I just thought we and the other guests were largely being taken advantage of with such a poor product for the money and taking its customers for granted.
Therefore we were fans, but not so much that our fandom cannot be broken and we decide never to return. Some are very obsessive.
We have not got anything Disney in the house, aside from some DVC and AP magnets on the fridge in the garage.
This is how we feel too. We have been watching the vlogs where people wander round the shops, chatting excitedly about all the overpriced merchandise. It seems many people are eager to blow a LOT of money on stuff they don't really need because it says "Disney" on the label.

We are not the type to decorate our house with Disney stuff and I must admit I find it slightly tacky. My brother in law has Disney dťcor in every room of the house. They are obsessed. Although it's not my style at all, it makes them happy, so what's the problem?

What I did like about Disney World as a holiday was that they seemed to genuinely want people to come and have the best time, without stress, e.g. being whisked away at the airport on the Magical Express, staff making the extra effort to create special memories and experiences.

We have not been recently, but it seems most of that special magic is gone and has been replaced by a strong sense of corporate greed. Everything now has a price sticker and it sounds like standards have slipped.
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Old 29 Jun 22, 11:11 AM  
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I wouldnít say I love Disney , nor do I hate it .

But if it wasnít for our granddaughter who at 3 loves all things Disney , I doubt we would ever do the parks again.

My husband and I went to Disneyland without the kids a few years back , We didnít queue for characters and didnít do any of the rides like Dumbo .

I also donít own Disney clothing .

But each to their own. , Doesnít affect me if adults want to spend all their time and money with all things Disney.
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I genuinely don't care what people choose to do but I did feel very uncomfortable about a single man "flirting" with the not at all ugly sisters. But I was probably irritated because we were next in queue and he went on and on. We had the same at Frozen when having queued for ages the adults in front sort of cut back into our session and the cast member didn't seem to be able to deal with that and tried to rush the children along instead.

On the other hand I have seen many on here be very snobby about AI holidays so perhaps we should all be more tolerant.
I totally agree about the AI holidayís on here , Iíve seen some awful posts from people asking why youíd spend all that money to lay on a beach .

I donít mind a week in somewhere like Tenerife , its no less enjoyable than the USA just different
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I love a bit of merchandise. I do have Disney decor in my kitchen and I love it. It makes me smile and it makes a change from a clinical look that lacked personality from what I had before. I have a couple of photo frames and a Tinks ornament that my children bought me .
Our house number is Disney. I have Disney Christmas ornaments. If itís not for you it doesnít mean itís tacky itís a different taste. I wouldnít call anyoneís style or what they are into tacky. Many of us have loved Disney long before some people were born and long before the media of today. Maybe social media and so many videos etc takes away some of the magic . Too many people were constantly glued to their phones last week. Itís didnít matter whether it was the parade or a show blocking others as they held their arms up.
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Old 29 Jun 22, 11:21 AM  
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What surprises me about Dibb is the lack of desire to travel around the USA. Thereís some notable exceptions, but so many just stick to Disney or Orlando, then so many will branch out to Florida, then another group will go to NYC, Vegas or Disneyland. But itís an amazing country, very easy to navigate and you know the standards youíll get at a chain hotel or whatever, the food is similar throughout but the different areas of the country can be very different but with a familiarity.
I know CFB is always advocating this, but seriously, if you like Orlando get out and see other states including the ones not on the obvious tourist lists, youíll likely have a fantastic time all over.
Thereís much more to the USA than Disney and I think some people on here are actually fans of just visiting the USA but donít realise what they would gain from wider travel in the USA. Yes Disney is Ďeasyí and ultra familiar to many, but it doesnít really deserve our business at the moment.
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Old 29 Jun 22, 11:33 AM  
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Originally Posted by daytonababe View Post
I totally agree about the AI holidayís on here , Iíve seen some awful posts from people asking why youíd spend all that money to lay on a beach .

I donít mind a week in somewhere like Tenerife , its no less enjoyable than the USA just different
That was my point but you convey it better. There is so much snobbery about the AI holidays, the week in Turkey, but some those same people will go nowhere but Florida.
I like to go everywhere but love a cruise.My inlaws like to go to Benidorm. My Dad likes France/Belgium and a cottage in the UK, my sister alternates between Mexico and Tenerife. If it makes people happy go for it
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People spend far too much of their time worrying about how other people spend their money and time.

I don't care where you go on holiday as long as I'm not paying for it. When your paying for my holiday you can comment.
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But isnít that it ? People have choices they can explore the rest of the USA if they choose to do so .
If someone chooses to go to Disney every year thatís their choice. We went to DLP last week havenít been to Orlando since 2017 and New York 2018. We are looking at California for 2024. We do go to other places.loved Barbados, several Greek Islands. Have done AI in Cape Verde in 2019 . love Italy Venice,sorrento and Rome . We have krakow, kefalonia and return to Cape Verde although a different island next year.
Itís our choice and we are happy with where we choose to go .

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Old 29 Jun 22, 12:13 PM  
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People spend far too much of their time worrying about how other people spend their money and time.

I don't care where you go on holiday as long as I'm not paying for it. When your paying for my holiday you can comment.
Exactly - I dont care what people think about my vacation plans.

The folks that know me know I have travelled the world (and with work so paid to do so) so where I choose to spend my £/$ is no ones business as I have seen it all and choose what I like and what I dont.

We all have different tastes - currently my Partner is in Vegas, I hate Vegas but he loves it. Shortly I am going to Margate with a friend - not his bag. Neither of us like AI type holidays but we do like "getting away(from UK weather)" so nothing much is ruled out.

I dont really care where others go but am interested to hear about their experiences and see their snaps.
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You get an awful lot of that on here. Will only contemplate going to the US, usually Florida but might try Cali. I find it very strange too, but then I want to go to (nearly) all the countries in the world
Oh Iím not judging or calling them strange, it was just an observation! Like I say, a week in turkey every year twice a year isnít for me, but I have absolutely nothing against it. Itís not my money, not my holiday.

As I said in my post before that one, I really donít care where people holiday, everyone likes different things and the world would be boring if we didnít!

I quite often do a few nights on a beach holiday, not all inclusive because I have coeliac disease, but I do go to holiday resorts in Spain etc.

I mainly stick to Europe and USA and people probably think Iím odd as well.
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