Interesting day at the park yesterday


#1

Ok, first thing, my sis and I go to Disneyland quite often, so we even visit the less desired attractions like Innoventions. (Very crowded and one the only places that didn’t have over an hour wait) Well anyways, my sis and I go to play this Xbox game and while we are playing we met this guy from Singapore. Really nice guy, we had fun, after the game we played, my sis and I decide to leave after losing to him by a mile, but he decided to stay and play. (He was apparently waiting for his family who were in California Adventure.) Well, this older man I guess didn’t seem to appreciate him staying to play the game, because he wanted to play with just his kid. There are 4 controllers mind you, and after resisting to leave, the older man begins to yell, and the young man from Singapore wanted no part of him. Confused as to why the man was upset, he left, but the older man would not drop it, he literally got in the young man’s face and begins to scream. Fortunately, a man stopped the encounter before any violence part took, but it was enough to frighten the young man from Singapore to tears. I felt so bad. My Sis and I apologized for this enraged individual for ruining his Disneyland experience, and informed him that not every American is like that. It was supposed to be the happiest place on Earth, but it wasn’t for this young man. :frowning: Fortunately, security did escort the man out of the park. Just a little story I thought I would share.

In other news, when watching Fantasmic that night, we noticed that Murphy Malfunctioned. It didn’t move at first, and then when it finally did move the jaw moved irregularly. Once the scene was over, we noticed behind the projection screen, that Murphy was still there. Disneyland officials decided to keep water screens up during the waiting period of the Remember the Holiday Magic firework show and the second showing of Fantasmic. I just thought everyone should know, if you decide to see Fantasmic, be aware, that Murphy might not be there. However, if wish to see Fantasmic, you got to do it soon, because in a little under 2 weeks, the show will be gone for a couple of months due to major refurbishments to the Rivers of America. I believe May is when it will return.

One last thing, :slight_smile: Sorry I know it is a really long post, but I didn’t want to make other threads. Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln also did return to DLR for the first time yesterday, and it did not disappoint. It is definitely something you gotta to see at least once. That is all. Happy Holidays everyone. :slight_smile:


#2

Sorry to hear about the UnDisney experience. :pinch:

Glad to hear that Great Moments is back. They were still doing the finishing touches when I was there ten days ago… :pirate:


#3

Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln is back! Great news. Wasn’t up when i took my mom and were going in about 3 weeks so she can see it. This news makes my day.


#4

Whoa, that’s really weird. Some people… :glare: I don’t know why someone would start a fight over that.


#5

the firework show is called “Believe…In Holiday Magic”, haha I am SO anal, how horrible am I? :blush: On another note, it really is too bad that the young man had to have a bad encounter with your typical rude american, thats just too bad americans have to be so selfish and rude :nonono2:


#6

LOL! It’s cool Tim. I don’t usually remember some of the names completely, but it is better to correct me so that the people that don’t go often are not misinformed.


#7

[QUOTE=Fearthereaper;1008996]Ok, first thing, my sis and I go to Disneyland quite often, so we even visit the less desired attractions like Innoventions. (Very crowded and one the only places that didn’t have over an hour wait) Well anyways, my sis and I go to play this Xbox game and while we are playing we met this guy from Singapore. Really nice guy, we had fun, after the game we played, my sis and I decide to leave after losing to him by a mile, but he decided to stay and play. (He was apparently waiting for his family who were in California Adventure.) Well, this older man I guess didn’t seem to appreciate him staying to play the game, because he wanted to play with just his kid. There are 4 controllers mind you, and after resisting to leave, the older man begins to yell, and the young man from Singapore wanted no part of him. Confused as to why the man was upset, he left, but the older man would not drop it, he literally got in the young man’s face and begins to scream. Fortunately, a man stopped the encounter before any violence part took, but it was enough to frighten the young man from Singapore to tears. I felt so bad. My Sis and I apologized for this enraged individual for ruining his Disneyland experience, and informed him that not every American is like that. It was supposed to be the happiest place on Earth, but it wasn’t for this young man. :frowning: Fortunately, security did escort the man out of the park. Just a little story I thought I would share.

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That kind of stuff happens more then we all would like to think. Why people can’t just relax and have a good time at the parks :cool:

It was great that you stepped up and spoke to the guy afterwards. We (as Disney enthusiast) really do have a little control over the magic. I don’t think we should step in like CM mind you but little things like you did make a big difference.

We have gone to the parks so much in the past 4 years that we usually don’t ride a lot of rides but if I am there early an near a popular FP I will pick up a pair. I will return later and try to spot the people that look like newbies and confused and disappointed and give them my FP (best story was EE. I was at the park with 3 other people and had convinced them to get FP and then ride standby. Later in the day I found a family of 4, line was close to 90 minutes, they were debating standing in line or making there dinner reservations. I was able to let them do both. Oh it was their first day on property and hadn’t been to AK or ridden EE. They were shocked, elated, and happy…which made it all worth it).

I don’t know what bigger results small things have but I tend to believe that they have a multiplier effect in the general mood in a larger group…in other words I think kindness is infections and highly contagious :mickey:

I bet your words to that guy helped soften the moment and brought the magic back to him.


#8

Well, I won’t say that this kind of stuff doesn’t happen all the time, because I’m sure it does, but part of the reason my sis and I like Disneyland so much is because of the people. Almost everyone seems like they are in a good mood; it is nice to mingle with people around the area or out of state, and sometimes, out of country. Even generation gaps are fun to talk to. People are even polite! Something you can’t find at Six Flags. Disneyland is just the supreme park in California.


#9

[QUOTE=tigger;1009073]That kind of stuff happens more then we all would like to think. Why people can’t just relax and have a good time at the parks :cool:

It was great that you stepped up and spoke to the guy afterwards. We (as Disney enthusiast) really do have a little control over the magic. I don’t think we should step in like CM mind you but little things like you did make a big difference.

We have gone to the parks so much in the past 4 years that we usually don’t ride a lot of rides but if I am there early an near a popular FP I will pick up a pair. I will return later and try to spot the people that look like newbies and confused and disappointed and give them my FP (best story was EE. I was at the park with 3 other people and had convinced them to get FP and then ride standby. Later in the day I found a family of 4, line was close to 90 minutes, they were debating standing in line or making there dinner reservations. I was able to let them do both. Oh it was their first day on property and hadn’t been to AK or ridden EE. They were shocked, elated, and happy…which made it all worth it).

I don’t know what bigger results small things have but I tend to believe that they have a multiplier effect in the general mood in a larger group…in other words I think kindness is infections and highly contagious :mickey:

I bet your words to that guy helped soften the moment and brought the magic back to him.[/QUOTE]

Whenever I try to give people FPs, they’re always afraid to take them. Like it’s going to cost them something. As if there must be a catch… :laugh:


#10

That is so true. I had Expedition Everest fast passes, and it actually became almost a chore to give them away, as everyone I encountered seemed suspicious of me. I’m thinking maybe not everyone knows what a fast pass is.

And, by the way, I truly believe that some people are ticking time bombs, as far as the yelling incident. I had a lady yell at me when we were in line to go into MK. I was in front and my Mom was right behind me with her scooter. A lady cut right in front of my Mom, like her and that big machine didn’t exist. When I calmly told her that she cut in front of my Mom, the screaming started, out of the blue. I’m not one to back down, so a cm had to come over and ask what was going on. The women said I started it. I tell you, it festers then all day long. She was able to inflict her misery on me, when she was the one in the wrong, and truly had no clue.


#11

I’ve never had a problem giving away FP. Don’t stop trying they will find the people they are meant for.