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Doctor Q
May 24, 2003, 03:02 PM
Share your interesting experiences from Disneyland, Disney World, Disneyland Paris, or Disneyland Tokyo.

Mine, all from Disneyland:

No license

When I was 3 or 4, I remember being worried about going on Mr. Toad's Wild Ride because I didn't know how to drive. My parents didn't seem to know that I didn't have a driver's license and I thought you really had to know how to steer!

Attacked by a wild animal

I was sitting on a bench in one of the walkways through Sleeping Beauty's Castle when one of Three Little Pigs costumed characters walked by. I had one leg crossed over the other. The pig playfully knocked my leg off my other leg. I looked up and laughed. To this day, I'm the only one I know to have been kicked by a Disney costumed character.

Not killed at high speed

My friend didn't want to go on the Matterhorn bobsleds, so I went by myself and was paired with strangers. In the middle of the ride, our bobsled zoomed down and around a corner, making a sweeping right turn to a slight incline, then slowed down and stopped. I looked around and saw that other bobsleds were still moving, including the one behind us! Employees appeared out of nowhere (they must live in the walls like gnomes!) and for a second I thought we were going to be hit by the bobsled behind us. But it slowed down too and stopped while making the sweeping turn. The employee ("cast member" in Disney parlance) said "it's number 10 again" into a radio, pushed our car (#10) a little, and soon all the bobsleds started up again.

People Notmover

The People Mover ride, which was later replaced by Rocket Rods, stopped once while my family was in a car approaching the end of the ride. After a 10 or 15 minute wait, employees came walking along the elevated walkway where the track runs and escorted us off. We got to walk around the last turn on the platform. It's plenty wide, but it made some people nervous since there were no handrails and no fence to keep us from falling off the edge if we didn't watch our step.

chewbaccapits
May 24, 2003, 03:27 PM
I have a year pass, so I'm there almost too much...not much has happened when I've been there... Except when we took our niece (I'm married) to the park and made her go on the HAUNTED HOUSE....She pissed her pants......That was way fun!...Luckly it didn't go on me or my wife, since she sat between us...

That's it though, I think, although, I know there is more...probably nothing that great though...Oh, wait, has anyone here ever ate or been inside CLUB 33???

wdlove
May 24, 2003, 07:24 PM
I was at DisneyWorld more than 10 years ago, but don't remember any interesting experinces to pass along. Had a great time! ;)

melchior
May 24, 2003, 08:26 PM
Originally posted by chewbaccapits
I have a year pass, so I'm there almost too much...not much has happened when I've been there... Except when we took our niece (I'm married) to the park and made her go on the HAUNTED HOUSE....She pissed her pants......That was way fun!...Luckly it didn't go on me or my wife, since she sat between us...

That's it though, I think, although, I know there is more...probably nothing that great though...Oh, wait, has anyone here ever ate or been inside CLUB 33???

i say you're sick on two counts. #1 you have a year pass to disneyland. what's wrong with you?! #2 you made a little girl piss her pants. you bad bad man.

at DisneySea in Tokyo, they have row-boats, i saw a poor little japanese kid fall in the water. he could swim surprisingly. so it was just funny. poor drenched kid.

Doctor Q
May 24, 2003, 08:30 PM
Yesterland (http://www.yesterland.com/) is a nice web site with photos and descriptions of former Disneyland rides. Here's their photo of the People Mover. The part I walked on is where the orange cars are.

http://www.yesterland.com/images-tomorrowland/peoplemover.jpeg

janey
May 24, 2003, 08:34 PM
nothing interesting happened at disneyland (btw is this because i went the day before yesterday for a magic music days workshop?!)
but...one woman and her two kids were waiting in line in front of me and some of my friends for autopia and i was saying something about how i got drunk on new years and something about how much hangovers sucked (while we were singing Get This Party Started applemusic style complete with new iPod and the earbuds that it comes with :) )...she was trying to move away from me really fast, she almost fell down the stairs (if you've been there...you know the stairs down to the place where they tell you which car to get in). i tried to make one of my friends take a pic of me talking on my cell phone in the "car" :p

however, something interesting happened to robert, one of my friends. He was on splash mountain and the ride broke down while he was in one of those log things...mere inches away from the big drop :eek:
luckily he got passes that let him jump to the front of the line if he was interested in coming back after the ride was fixed.

job
May 24, 2003, 08:38 PM
when i was living in england i took the eurostar bullet train to disneyland paris.

great stuff. us americans think our freeways are the best in the world. you haven't travelled well until you've been on the eurostar.

props to all the british and french engineers out there who designed the best rail system in the world.

i didn't care too much for the park itself, but the train was excellent.

Doctor Q
May 24, 2003, 08:45 PM
Originally posted by übergeek
btw is this because i went the day before yesterday for a magic music days workshop?!I was planning to tell my Disneyland stories and see what others had to say sometime, and your mention of it reminded me that I hadn't gotten around to it. So yes, it's your fault. :)

Did you get to go behind the scenes for your workshop? I played in a school band that performed at Disneyland, and the best part was getting to go in the employee's entrance. We followed our hosts around in the areas you normally can't get to. We were led through a fence gate and we found ourselves on Main Street.

janey
May 24, 2003, 09:08 PM
Originally posted by Doctor Q
I was planning to tell my Disneyland stories and see what others had to say sometime, and your mention of it reminded me that I hadn't gotten around to it. So yes, it's your fault. :)

Did you get to go behind the scenes for your workshop? I played in a school band that performed at Disneyland, and the best part was getting to go in the employee's entrance. We followed our hosts around in the areas you normally can't get to. We were led through a fence gate and we found ourselves on Main Street.
hehe mmd totally ruined disneyland for me. for my entire life i loved disneyland because it gave me a magical feeling...until i saw backstage disney. it's horrible...if only i could take pictures there...

shadowfax
May 24, 2003, 09:26 PM
i have a question to tack on to this. how many of you have never been to disneyland/disneyworld? i for one have not.

vniow
May 24, 2003, 09:56 PM
Originally posted by Shadowfax
i have a question to tack on to this. how many of you have never been to disneyland/disneyworld? i for one have not.

Me neither.

mymemory
May 24, 2003, 10:01 PM
I'm sick of Disneyworld, actually Epcot.

When I was studing Multimedia in Orlando we had 2 days of class in a big warehouse in Epcot, in the brakes we were allow to enter the atractions. That was in November I think and it was cold and no lines, so, I got in almost every attraction in less than an hour.

shadowfax
May 24, 2003, 10:31 PM
did i just have a doublethink, or did paulwhannel's post just get deleted?

TimDaddy
May 24, 2003, 10:46 PM
All I really remember is the Dumbo The Flying Elephant ride. I didn't know how to get the damned thing to go up. (I think my button was stuck.) The girl in the back seat finally hit her button, and as I was not expecting it, I just about pooped my pants. My parents still have a picture of me looking terrified!

Doctor Q
May 24, 2003, 10:50 PM
Originally posted by Shadowfax
i for one have notOriginally posted by vniow
Me neitherWhat a shame that you never got the chance. I'll pick you both up at 7am tomorrow and we'll go. (Unless you're afraid of huge mice and have been avoiding going on purpose.) Six Flags over Texas and Six Flags over Highway 9 just don't compare.

shadowfax
May 24, 2003, 10:52 PM
Originally posted by Doctor Q
What a shame that you never got the chance. I'll pick you both up at 7am tomorrow and we'll go. (Unless you're afraid of huge mice and have been avoiding going on purpose.) Six Flags over Texas and Six Flags over Highway 9 just don't compare. i'm game. you'll find me asleep in Rockport, TX, in a golf club suburban home owned by my grandparents. don't dent my car when you pull up.

Doctor Q
May 24, 2003, 10:57 PM
Announcer: Hey Shadowfax! Somebody who drove all night from Los Angeles and fell asleep at the wheel just crashed into your car. What are you going to do next?

Shadowfax: I'm going to Disneyl... on second thought, I'm going to sue for damages!

3rdpath
May 24, 2003, 11:15 PM
didja know that there is a private club in disneyland? "club 33"" is located right next to the entrance to the pirates of the caribbean restaurant. its marked by a small sign and a doorbell...its the only place in the park where you can get alcoholic beverages. nothing like watching the parade with a good buzz going.

also there are hidden apartments on the grounds for the really big shots to stay in...how cool would that be.

mim
May 24, 2003, 11:20 PM
Originally posted by job
when i was living in england i took the eurostar bullet train to disneyland paris.

great stuff. us americans think our freeways are the best in the world. you haven't travelled well until you've been on the eurostar.

props to all the british and french engineers out there who designed the best rail system in the world.

i didn't care too much for the park itself, but the train was excellent.

You should know that the Brits still haven't finished the tracks their side. It's much faster once you leave england :rolleyes:

I've never been to any of the disneylands ever. As a kid, it's all I wanted to do (until I discovered how cool girls were....).

shadowfax
May 24, 2003, 11:40 PM
Originally posted by job
when i was living in england i took the eurostar bullet train to disneyland paris.

great stuff. us americans think our freeways are the best in the world. you haven't travelled well until you've been on the eurostar. man, i've always thought the Europeans had much better transit system. ours looks like it was thrown together by someone who wanted to facilitate weapons transportation for a nuclear war... oh, wait, i wonder why that is? :rolleyes: ;)

seriously, "advisory speeds" on freeways. how badass is that? that way, when no one is there, you can go 90, 100, 120 mph, whatever, and nobody cares--the same is true in america, unless you find a cop, but still. i would like to be able to travel at those speeds legally when it is safe to do so, and quite honestly, there really are those situations. i travelled 3 hours on Friday from Austin to Rockport. there were multiple 10 mile stretches of highway where i saw absolutely nothing. sure, i was going 90-100, but i would have felt better if i didn't think i was breaking the law.

on a side note to a side note, has anybody seen krossfyter? i should go meet up with him.

tazo
May 25, 2003, 12:29 AM
Not any really interesting experiences, but I had one hell of a time going there on all the rides :) It was fun :p I love splash mountain and the matterhorn. The Haunted House was awesome too, I went there for the first time during August, and everyone knows what Southern California is like in August, 90 degrees at 7am, anyway, when i went to the Haunted House, and there is that air conditiioner, right as you walk through the doors, that was one of the greatest feelings I have ever had-true refreshment. Disneyland was awesome :)

-tazo

vniow
May 25, 2003, 01:33 AM
Originally posted by Shadowfax
did i just have a doublethink, or did paulwhannel's post just get deleted?

He's a demi, they can delete their own posts.

shadowfax
May 25, 2003, 01:41 AM
Originally posted by vniow
He's a demi, they can delete their own posts. POWER! i want a MUG! damn. i never knew that. i should really get one.

Stelliform
May 25, 2003, 03:02 PM
Originally posted by vniow
He's a demi, they can delete their own posts.

I think that just sold me. :)

jelloshotsrule
May 25, 2003, 03:08 PM
Originally posted by Stelliform
I think that just sold me. :)

i'll believe it when i see it. ;)

rainman::|:|
May 25, 2003, 04:03 PM
Originally posted by Shadowfax
did i just have a doublethink, or did paulwhannel's post just get deleted?

lol i was hoping no one saw that. i was forbidden to post what i posted, got in trouble for it... by my partner.

the story... his dad pooped himself at disney world once. his mom was rushing to get them out of the park, and his dad is in a wheelchair... he kept telling her to stop, he had to stop (he's not retarded or anything-- she was just ignoring him)... finally, on the monorail, he just let loose.

:)

see why i deleted it? ;)

pnw

wdlove
May 25, 2003, 04:22 PM
Originally posted by Stelliform
I think that just sold me. :)

I love your new Avatar! :cool:

Doctor Q
May 25, 2003, 05:28 PM
Originally posted by paulwhannel
he kept telling her to stop, he had to stopToo bad his mom wasn't listening to his dad. And they should have checked out The Happiest Potties on Earth (http://www.mouseplanet.com/potties/index.htm). How many other amusement parks have a site dedicated to their restroom facilities? Trivia fact: Disneyland uses over a quarter million rolls of toilet paper per year.

e-coli
May 25, 2003, 06:05 PM
I heard they have a difficult time finding people to be Mickey / Goofey, etc. And I guess they have to pay them really high because it's a "hazardous job". I guess people go to the park, drag the characters to a more remote area, and beat the crap out of them.

I heard it's becoming a real problem.

Doctor Q
May 25, 2003, 06:11 PM
If you drop a gumwrapper on the ground, a cleaning person picks it up so fast you can't believe it. That's why the place is always so clean. With all those attendants around, how can you find a remote corner to which you can drag the Big Bad Wolf?

tazo
May 25, 2003, 07:27 PM
Originally posted by e-coli
I heard they have a difficult time finding people to be Mickey / Goofey, etc. And I guess they have to pay them really high because it's a "hazardous job". I guess people go to the park, drag the characters to a more remote area, and beat the crap out of them.

I heard it's becoming a real problem.

I guess I contrubuted to the problem when I tripped goofy :)

tazo
May 25, 2003, 07:38 PM
:::::double post:::::

shadowfax
May 25, 2003, 07:52 PM
Originally posted by tazo
:::::double post::::: is that kind of like doubethink?
Originally posted by paulwhannel
lol i was hoping no one saw that. i was forbidden to post what i posted, got in trouble for it... by my partner.

the story... his dad pooped himself at disney world once. his mom was rushing to get them out of the park, and his dad is in a wheelchair... he kept telling her to stop, he had to stop (he's not retarded or anything-- she was just ignoring him)... finally, on the monorail, he just let loose.

:)

see why i deleted it? ;)

pnw yeah, that was an odd post, but didn't strike me as all that bad, which is why i mentioned it. sorry for drawing unwanted attention to you!

tazo
May 25, 2003, 07:53 PM
Originally posted by Shadowfax
is that kind of like doubethink?

I don't get it. :confused:

shadowfax
May 25, 2003, 08:00 PM
Originally posted by tazo
I don't get it. :confused: sorry, it's from Orwell's 1984, definitely worth the read, but you wouldn't otherwise get the joke.

tazo
May 25, 2003, 08:16 PM
I have read it, I did not make the connection though. I use the term 'thought police' quite frequently, albeit in a different context.

3rdpath
May 25, 2003, 08:39 PM
Originally posted by e-coli
I heard they have a difficult time finding people to be Mickey / Goofey, etc. And I guess they have to pay them really high because it's a "hazardous job". I guess people go to the park, drag the characters to a more remote area, and beat the crap out of them.

I heard it's becoming a real problem.

there is no such thing as a remote area of the park and those characters are guarded by disney's own form of secret service...disney even has its own undercover " shoppers" who try to enrage the suited employees.

disneyworld( florida) has its own government( it is legally its own city) and has been known to abuse the power.

read: Team Rodent.

as much as i love disneyland, the company itself is aligned more with the ethical behavior of the large tobacco companies.

:eek:

tazo
May 25, 2003, 08:45 PM
There is something terribly sinister about a company that is evil but everyone trusts. Note Disney could be put in this sentence, as could Microsoft.

Stelliform
May 25, 2003, 11:31 PM
Originally posted by wdlove
I love you new Avatar! :cool:


<OT> Thanks, it is borrowed from somewhere. I personally like yours, vniow does good work. :D</OT>

Stelliform
May 25, 2003, 11:32 PM
Originally posted by jelloshotsrule
i'll believe it when i see it. ;)

Tomorrow or Tuesday. I am too tired to spend money today and I probably will be cramming in too much fun tomorrow......

applemacdude
May 26, 2003, 12:43 AM
i've never been to disneyland:(

voicegy
May 26, 2003, 01:22 AM
Disneyland, and the lore associated with it, is fascinating as heck. A must-have book is "Mouse Tales: A Behind-The-Ears Look at Disneyland", which speaks of, in lurid detail, the deaths of workers and visitors alike that have occurred at Disneyland, California, and all sorts of amazing, behind the scenes trivia.

Club 33 in the French Quarter is very exclusive, but surprisingly not that difficult to belong to. Just have 7,000 bucks or so and put yourself on a 3 year waiting list, and you, too, will be sipping wine above the Pirates of the Caribbean.

Another not very well known fact are the brazen attempts, in earlier times, of gals "exposing themselves" on Splash Mountain during its initial opening. Since you could purchase a picture of yourself as you go screaming down the waterslide, patrons soon got hip to the fact that they could have a little "fun" on the way down. Suffice it to say, the technology changed quickly, and such attempts don't get past the workers and are deleted immediately, much to the chagrin of the perpetrator and their unknowing guests. But, in the old days, a few of these pics, and others, got out. Check it out...it's a laugh riot!

(WARNING! The following URL contains partial nudity..)

http://www.flashmountain.com/

And as for MY personal experience, many years ago my friend and I showed up at Disneyland with our hair dyed green. While waiting to get onto Space Mountain, we were surrounded by their police squad, and escorted to their little "jail" on Main Street. I know it sounds tame by today's standards, but back then we were considered "not family oriented" and were asked to leave, with a full refund. We countered with the offer that we could go to our car and get hats...baseball caps, actually. They accepted the compromise, and we enjoyed the rest of the day.

wdlove
May 26, 2003, 10:44 AM
Originally posted by applemacdude
i've never been to disneyland:(

I'm in the same boat with you! :p

Doctor Q
May 26, 2003, 11:28 AM
Originally posted by voicegy
Club 33 in the French Quarter is very exclusive, but surprisingly not that difficult to belong to. Just have 7,000 bucks or so and put yourself on a 3 year waiting list, and you, too, will be sipping wine above the Pirates of the Caribbean.Description and photos of Club 33 at MousePlanet.com: Part 1 (http://www.mouseplanet.com/chef/ck010514.htm), Part 2 (http://www.mouseplanet.com/chef/ck010515.htm)

tazo
May 26, 2003, 12:09 PM
Originally posted by voicegy
Disneyland, and the lore associated with it, is fascinating as heck. A must-have book is "Mouse Tales: A Behind-The-Ears Look at Disneyland", which speaks of, in lurid detail, the deaths of workers and visitors alike that have occurred at Disneyland, California, and all sorts of amazing, behind the scenes trivia.

Club 33 in the French Quarter is very exclusive, but surprisingly not that difficult to belong to. Just have 7,000 bucks or so and put yourself on a 3 year waiting list, and you, too, will be sipping wine above the Pirates of the Caribbean.

Another not very well known fact are the brazen attempts, in earlier times, of gals "exposing themselves" on Splash Mountain during its initial opening. Since you could purchase a picture of yourself as you go screaming down the waterslide, patrons soon got hip to the fact that they could have a little "fun" on the way down. Suffice it to say, the technology changed quickly, and such attempts don't get past the workers and are deleted immediately, much to the chagrin of the perpetrator and their unknowing guests. But, in the old days, a few of these pics, and others, got out. Check it out...it's a laugh riot!

(WARNING! The following URL contains partial nudity..)

http://www.flashmountain.com/

And as for MY personal experience, many years ago my friend and I showed up at Disneyland with our hair dyed green. While waiting to get onto Space Mountain, we were surrounded by their police squad, and escorted to their little "jail" on Main Street. I know it sounds tame by today's standards, but back then we were considered "not family oriented" and were asked to leave, with a full refund. We countered with the offer that we could go to our car and get hats...baseball caps, actually. They accepted the compromise, and we enjoyed the rest of the day.

I have a similar story, I was at disneyland at august, extremely extremely hot, and I was wearing shorts, and umm they were sagging quite a bit. I was interrupted by one of their 'masked men' and asked to either by a belt at the gift shop or leave :p So I ran away into a crowd :P

Zeke
May 26, 2003, 12:33 PM
I have a somewhat funny story that may be offensive to any homosexuals. Just a note, I'm not gay bashing I just found this to be very very funny.

So my wife and I went while we were in California and we wanted to go on the Pirates of the Carribbean. Well, we get there and lo and behold is a very openly gay guy wearing a pirate's outfit (Yes, he was a DisneyLand employee). He's explaining how the pirates are having "technical difficultieth" (yeah, sure) and could we all come back later. Well, if I have to explain why this is funny then I'm sorry but I have to say this made for a lot of joking for the rest of the trip.

By the way, the "pirate" had mascara on. Nothing to do with pirates I just thought it was amusing...

Doctor Q
May 26, 2003, 08:05 PM
http://www.performingartsregister.com/images/CA/CA0154head.jpg

A jazz group called the Side Street Strutters (photo above) performs at Disneyland regularly. One of the members of the group was once stuck on the It's a Small World ride for over an hour, listening to the catchy tune, in German, all that time. He says he never wants to hear that tune again. So, of course, his bandmates regularly sneak some of the song in when playing Jazz elsewhere, just to tease him. They did that today when the group performed at the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee (http://www.sacjazz.com/) (a friend of mine was there), before they flew to Anaheim to perform at Disneyland this evening.

Doctor Q
Jun 1, 2003, 01:16 PM
I heard on the news last night that Disney World has raised their admission prices again. Ouch!

But it's still free to read about Disneyland on the Internet, so I suggest that anyone interested in Disneyland lore look at this page about urban legends involving Disneyland:

http://www.snopes.com/disney/parks/parks.asp

MacFan25
Jun 1, 2003, 01:19 PM
Originally posted by applemacdude
i've never been to disneyland:(
you should go someday. i have been to disney world 3 times. you dont have to be a kid to go either. i think that some of the adults enjoy it more than the kids! :D

wdlove
Jun 1, 2003, 03:38 PM
Originally posted by MacFan25
you should go someday. i have been to disney world 3 times. you dont have to be a kid to go either. i think that some of the adults enjoy it more than the kids! :D

I agree with your statement about adults enjoying Disney World. My wife & I went about 12 years ago, had a great time. We have no children, at least not human! Would like to go again, from what I could tell they are always updating and adding new features! :)

What is the new admission price Doctor Q?

Doctor Q
Jun 1, 2003, 04:00 PM
New prices are $52 for adults and $42 for children, if you get the plain ol' one-day pass for Disney World only.

Which reminds me of an annoying experience. We took a 3-year-old to Disneyland on the day of his birthday. They asked how old the toddler was and we said "turning three today". They charged us for his admission. I realized that the sign said "children under 3 free", not "children 3 and under free" and, as a programmer, I certainly had better know the difference between < and <=, but I was surprised that Disneyland didn't cut the birthday kid any slack. Maybe they should have asked what time of day he was born!

wdlove
Jun 1, 2003, 08:54 PM
Originally posted by Doctor Q
New prices are $52 for adults and $42 for children, if you get the plain ol' one-day pass for Disney World only.

Which reminds me of an annoying experience. We took a 3-year-old to Disneyland on the day of his birthday. They asked how old the toddler was and we said "turning three today". They charged us for his admission. I realized that the sign said "children under 3 free", not "children 3 and under free" and, as a programmer, I certainly had better know the difference between < and <=, but I was surprised that Disneyland didn't cut the birthday kid any slack. Maybe they should have asked what time of day he was born!

Prices have gone up quite a bit since I was there. I think is was about $30 for adults!

funkywhat2
Jun 1, 2003, 09:41 PM
My dad had just gotten into a car accident a year before we went, and he was having walking issues, so he rented one of the electric scooter cart things. He's a young guy now (36) and was around 33 at the time, so, needless to say, he kept getting the weird glances and stares from all the old people. One couple that was on them gave him a collective evil eye. Later, he drove it into the dining table in our room and knocked a bunch of food over with it (we have a large family and at the time, things were good - Abassador Suite!!!:D )

Fun times in Disney World.

janey
Jun 1, 2003, 09:58 PM
Originally posted by Doctor Q
New prices are $52 for adults and $42 for children, if you get the plain ol' one-day pass for Disney World only.
wow. for magic music days it was like $42. then again we got to sing with this cool guy who was some Disney composer, got a free t-shirt and other stuff with it. :eek: :) :p :D

Doctor Q
Jun 1, 2003, 11:03 PM
You had to pay to perform there? We got in free when our band played on Main Street.

CMillerERAU
Jun 1, 2003, 11:59 PM
Originally posted by Shadowfax
seriously, "advisory speeds" on freeways. how badass is that? that way, when no one is there, you can go 90, 100, 120 mph, whatever, and nobody cares--the same is true in america, unless you find a cop, but still. i would like to be able to travel at those speeds legally when it is safe to do so, and quite honestly, there really are those situations. i travelled 3 hours on Friday from Austin to Rockport. there were multiple 10 mile stretches of highway where i saw absolutely nothing. sure, i was going 90-100, but i would have felt better if i didn't think i was breaking the law.

I'm there with ya Shadowfax, but then again the enviromentalists and safedy advocates would blow their tops. Sometimes I wonder if they've ever heard of overdrive...(that's for the enviromentalists, as for the safety folks, I'd like to know why the autobon has such a low death rate). Ahh well, for we Americans with teh need for speed, I suggest moving to Arizona or, even better, Montana where you can go 85 mph in some areas.

shadowfax
Jun 2, 2003, 01:13 AM
Originally posted by CMillerERAU
I'm there with ya Shadowfax, but then again the enviromentalists and safedy advocates would blow their tops. Sometimes I wonder if they've ever heard of overdrive...(that's for the enviromentalists, as for the safety folks, I'd like to know why the autobon has such a low death rate). Ahh well, for we Americans with teh need for speed, I suggest moving to Arizona or, even better, Montana where you can go 85 mph in some areas. stupid american environmentalists. why should they bitch? environmentalism is much stronger in europe, and they don't have near as many issues with car safety like we do, plus they have much looser speed regulation. hmmmm....

Doctor Q
Jun 2, 2003, 01:32 AM
And they use the metric system, which proves that they know how things should be done.

wdlove
Jun 2, 2003, 10:25 AM
Originally posted by Doctor Q
You had to pay to perform there? We got in free when our band played on Main Street.

What instrument do you play Doctor Q? Would you like to see the metric system used in the US?

bousozoku
Jun 2, 2003, 07:05 PM
Originally posted by funkywhat2
My dad had just gotten into a car accident a year before we went, and he was having walking issues, so he rented one of the electric scooter cart things. He's a young guy now (36) and was around 33 at the time, so, needless to say, he kept getting the weird glances and stares from all the old people. One couple that was on them gave him a collective evil eye. Later, he drove it into the dining table in our room and knocked a bunch of food over with it (we have a large family and at the time, things were good - Abassador Suite!!!:D )

Fun times in Disney World.

Your dad was probably getting dirty looks because locals often take Grandma and her wheelchair by force to the attractions so they don't have to wait in line.

I had a friend with various forms of arthritis and she often used a wheelchair in the parks. We often saw other people taking advantage of an elder who obviously had no desire to be there, especially as they argued that they all had to stay with the person to take care of her/him. :(

On the other hand, perhaps the admission price went up to pay for Disney World's becoming protected airspace--protected from advertisements and news helicopters, that is.

mactastic
Jun 2, 2003, 08:01 PM
Most interesting experience at Disneyland involved a little "messin around" in It's a Small World while on a trip with my senior-in-high-school class trip. Thats about as descriptive as I feel like getting about it, and probably more than you want to know, since most of you have probably ridden in those boats!:D

janey
Jun 2, 2003, 08:06 PM
doctor q: it was a MMD workshop, not performance.
that dude we got was brilliant but went on and on about visual energy for one and a half hours :rolleyes:

Doctor Q
Jun 2, 2003, 08:33 PM
Originally posted by wdlove
What instrument do you play Doctor Q? Would you like to see the metric system used in the US? So many questions, all at once! I play trumpet. I played piano before that. But I'm best on kazoo.

http://graphics.encoremusic.com/2150003.jpg

And yes, I think we've got to somehow get over the hump and switch to the metric system like the rest of the world. Here's my proposal: Everyone born in the 21st century should be taught the metric system as their primary system of measurement for K-12. The "english" or "imperial" system should be taught as a secondary, less-preferred method. These kids (the "Nisei") will grow up bilingual, able to speak to each other and their teachers metrically while speaking to their parents and other elders in the old system. Then they can teach their children (the "Sansei") only the metric system and PRESTO! we're all speaking meters instead of inches/feet/yards/miles, liters instead of pints/quarts/gallons, and grams instead of ounces/pounds/tons!

Doctor Q
Jun 2, 2003, 10:04 PM
Originally posted by übergeek
doctor q: it was a MMD workshop, not performance.
that dude we got was brilliant but went on and on about visual energy for one and a half hours :rolleyes: Now I understand: http://disney.go.com/disneyyouthprograms/mmd/mmd_featured.pdf

wdlove
Jun 4, 2003, 08:42 PM
Originally posted by Doctor Q
So many questions, all at once! I play trumpet. I played piano before that. But I'm best on kazoo.

http://graphics.encoremusic.com/2150003.jpg

And yes, I think we've got to somehow get over the hump and switch to the metric system like the rest of the world. Here's my proposal: Everyone born in the 21st century should be taught the metric system as their primary system of measurement for K-12. The "english" or "imperial" system should be taught as a secondary, less-preferred method. These kids (the "Nisei") will grow up bilingual, able to speak to each other and their teachers metrically while speaking to their parents and other elders in the old system. Then they can teach their children (the "Sansei") only the metric system and PRESTO! we're all speaking meters instead of inches/feet/yards/miles, liters instead of pints/quarts/gallons, and grams instead of ounces/pounds/tons!

Being in medicine, it would be easy for me to switch. I think that full emersion is the only way to go. Students who are not native English speakers learn much quicker that way.

clubmedia
Jun 10, 2003, 01:34 AM
i was about 8 and was with family at disney in orlando. we were in the Dumbo line that was huge, and we were waiting forever.

i wanted to see the ride better so i stuck my head through the metal fence to get a better look. my head got stuck for over an hour while the line went past us. the disney people tried everything to get me out. they ended up having to put some sort of butter around my neck and ears to get me out.

i don't have big ears, but i still feel like i am the real dumbo...

wdlove
Jun 10, 2003, 10:57 AM
Originally posted by clubmedia
i was about 8 and was with family at disney in orlando. we were in the Dumbo line that was huge, and we were waiting forever.

i wanted to see the ride better so i stuck my head through the metal fence to get a better look. my head got stuck for over an hour while the line went past us. the disney people tried everything to get me out. they ended up having to put some sort of butter around my neck and ears to get me out.

i don't have big ears, but i still feel like i am the real dumbo...

I actually have to have large ears. My mother tried to get my ears to lay flat with no success! I'm sorry to hear about your embarassing incident. Are you able to look back now and laugh?

Doctor Q
Jun 10, 2003, 05:49 PM
Originally posted by clubmedia
i wanted to see the ride better so i stuck my head through the metal fence to get a better look. my head got stuck for over an hour while the line went past us...A friend of mine did that when he was little, but it was at Marineland of the Pacific (http://www.warriorville.com/marineland.htm), a marine-themed amusement park that is no longer there. Maybe once you stick your head through the bars, it swells with embarrassment, which is why it won't come back out!

Elvis at Marineland:

http://www.dolphintrainer.com/images/BWElvis61001b_small.jpg

voicegy
Jun 14, 2003, 07:01 PM
Originally posted by wdlove
My mother tried to get my ears to lay flat with no success

Now THIS I've got to hear about. Please, details...I can think of all sorts of psychotic repercussions from such an action, especially if conducted over a period of time, along with verbal repremainds of having a son with too big an ear size. I'm sure that wasn't the case with you, 'cause your conduct has always been most friendly...but I am curious, to say the least. Care to share?

wdlove
Jun 14, 2003, 08:21 PM
Originally posted by voicegy
Now THIS I've got to hear about. Please, details...I can think of all sorts of psychotic repercussions from such an action, especially if conducted over a period of time, along with verbal repremainds of having a son with too big an ear size. I'm sure that wasn't the case with you, 'cause your conduct has always been most friendly...but I am curious, to say the least. Care to share?

My mother tried to position my ear carefully as a baby. She hoped that they wouldn't stick out so much. My mom was an RN so she realized that it was genetic. My ears never caused any psychological problems. I've always been an empathetic type of person. It's a good character quality to have being a nurse. My ears look similar to this! I'm sorry I got a too large message! :(