10 Reasons a Trip to Disney World Is a Total Waste of Money

Saturday, March 17, 2018 10:05 PM

Hot garbage, but hysterical.

https://www.cheatsheet.com/money-career/reasons-disney-world-is-a-t...money.html

“4. Your kids will have just as much fun camping“ 😂

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Saturday, March 17, 2018 10:40 PM

Ye gods, how whiney. If you want to go someplace where children can frolic and build sandcastles, go there.

Spending thousands of dollars to go to a theme park and then complaining that there's a theme park there is, well, insane.

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Sunday, March 18, 2018 7:15 PM

But in the other article (about the Disney cruise) the author complained that the daughter did go to the "frolic and building sandcastles place" (beach to you and me) and was incorrectly dressed. Clearly, Disney's fault again!

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Sunday, March 18, 2018 9:00 PM

The first half of this has gotta be the same article from the college student. It's the same intro, and the first 5 reasons are the ones from the other article.

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Thursday, March 22, 2018 2:51 PM

The credibility disappears at "I've never been to Disney World".

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Thursday, March 22, 2018 9:33 PM

Even "Brass Tax" stayed the same.

It's obviously clickbait, and appears to be formatted for "slideshow" use. The ultimate form of clickbait.

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Friday, March 23, 2018 1:29 PM

I think the whole point of what this article is trying to share is that you have to be the type of person that really gets into Disney to find value in a Disney vacation, if you're not you are better off going elsewhere.

I can kind of relate as I'm not into the "tell a story" and show based attractions that Disney does so we'll. To me, there are much better places to go to ride coasters, there are much better places to go for a summer or beach vacation and there are just as good or better places to go in a city for dining where you don't pay a theme park admission to enter a restaurant.

So, would I find value in dropping 4K or more on a Disney vacation? Not so much. A day or two at a Disney park is enjoyable. But, I'm with the author where dropping a lot of money to stay on property for a week and getting immersed in Disney IP would be a waste for me.

Last edited by Pete, Friday, March 23, 2018 1:31 PM
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Friday, March 23, 2018 2:02 PM

No, the point of the "article" is that it's linkbait, and we're falling for it. Again, the author hasn't even been there.

And Pete, trust me, the Food & Wine festival is your scene. :)

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Friday, March 23, 2018 11:18 PM

Pete said:

there are just as good or better places to go in a city for dining where you don't pay a theme park admission to enter a restaurant.

No admission required to eat at V&A. :)

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Monday, March 26, 2018 8:28 AM

I think we need to start a GoFundMe to send Pete to Disney World during Food & Wine.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018 8:20 PM

That would be cool! And if it happens, I promise not to spill any alcohol!

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018 11:43 AM

I so want to go during Food & Wine Fest (moreso for the wine) but I'm not spending that kind of money for that. I'll just go do the Erie wine trail a couple hours from my house at a 10th of the cost. That way I can buy more wine and enjoy it at home.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018 11:51 AM

Flower and Garden is pretty awesome now, too. In all the years I've been going, there were never dedicated food and alcohol booths like there are now. It's pretty much Food and Wine Lite.

And if I'm starting to see the benefit of an AP, even on a 7-day trip because I can make a short weekend of it for IAAPA or the final showing of Reflections of Earth when it happens, etc..

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018 11:54 AM

Ditto for the arts festival. There is basically a festival with the food/beverage stands up now almost 7 months out of the year.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018 7:31 PM

I don't know how DCA's Food and Wine compares, but I wasn't impressed. Then again, I am easily satisfied with a large McDonald's fries, so maybe I'm not the target audience? It seemed like really poor value, though.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018 9:32 PM

The Epcot festivals feature a lot of food that frankly is reasonable in portion, if "small" by American standards, but it's all really, really well prepared. Pricing varies from $4 to $7, and it's totally worth it to me. Right now at Flower & Garden, I'm fond of the Honey Tandoori Chicken Flatbread, Tropical Mousse Cake and a wonderful cider flight. If I ate red meat and seafood, I'd probably eat everything there. Just the smells around World Showcase are insane.

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Thursday, March 29, 2018 6:54 AM

I still have no shame in saying that the La Vie En Rose is my favorite drink during Flower and Garden.

I’m in a pretty close knit adult-centric Disney group called “3 sheets to the mouse” that focuses a lot around this stuff, and someone was talking up the cider flight yesterday. They had it with a piece of the honey cheesecake, and it sounded and looked really good.

The Jamaican food booth with the coconut shrimp, braised short ribs and jerk chicken was a favorite of mine last year, too. Tons of flavor and the price point is really spot on as you said. There’s 3 of us, and each booth generally has 3 main offerings. Luckily the child is a really adventurous eater, and we usually get to try all 3 things. Naturally, we can’t do it all one one trip, but we are adding on each time

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Thursday, March 29, 2018 10:46 AM

ApolloAndy said:

I don't know how DCA's Food and Wine compares, but I wasn't impressed. Then again, I am easily satisfied with a large McDonald's fries, so maybe I'm not the target audience? It seemed like really poor value, though.

Actually the best thing about Epcot festivals is the small size of each item at the booths. I have been to many "food festivals" where portion size is much larger and you get one item and that's all you can fit which totally defies the purpose of a food festival in my eyes. As far as value, it is about the same or just slightly more for me to eat dinner or lunch at the various stands as it would be to go to a sit-down somewhere else on site.

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Thursday, March 29, 2018 11:28 AM

Raven-Phile said:

I’m in a pretty close knit adult-centric Disney group called “3 sheets to the mouse”

Do you guys have matching jackets? :)

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Thursday, March 29, 2018 11:52 AM

Patch vests, actually.

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