Are Adult Disney Park Fans Weird? :-)

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Gods know I'm a yooooge* Disney Parks geek, but I thought this College Humor video was hilarious.

*I typed "yooge", which iPad auto-corrected to "yooooge"; I found that amusing.


Life is something that happens when you can't get to sleep.
--Fran Lebowitz

I think everyone that has their own hobby or intense interest seems "weird" to those who don't follow the same interest.

That said - spending six years as a WDW Cast Member, many of the "diehards" come in with a sense of entitlement and attitude that is on a whole new level compared with some of the worst you see at an event like Coastermania. How they are even having fun is beyond me, all they do is complain about every aspect of their park experience. I would never want to spend any time with them in a park.

And back to the video, it is fantastic and pretty darn accurate.

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All you have to do is take a brief look at any of the Disney park boards, and it becomes very evident that these people take the Mouse to a whole other level of OCD. The use of flame retardant undergarments is a must if you choose to put your paltry two bits worth in.

On our Magic Kingdom day we all went Disneybounding as the cast of Peter Pan.

Umm... does that put me in?

Ah, okay........

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BrettV said:

...many of the "diehards" come in with a sense of entitlement and attitude that is on a whole new level compared with some of the worst you see at an event like Coastermania. How they are even having fun is beyond me, all they do is complain about every aspect of their park experience. I would never want to spend any time with them in a park.

Yeah, I hear ya. Doesn't seem like much of a hobby or any fun for that matter. I still have a CF platinum pass, making multiple visits to Cedar Point each season, but haven't been to any enthusiasts events in 10 years. My interests have shifted, by mainly taking in the park atmosphere and just relaxing. A Trail Tavern drink in hand while sitting in a rocking chair on Thunder Canyon observation deck is a new favorite of mine!

Last month, I made a trip to Florida visiting relatives. During my time down there, I stopped at Busch Gardens and Sea World (both very nice parks BTW). Crowds were super light at both parks, and could've easily had coaster marathons. Walk-ons for everything. But, once or twice was enough for each ride, with the exception of several laps on the super fun Mako. Funny how personal interests change as time passes. Sorry to get off subject!

I think what you need to realize is that those Disney fan's aren't happy unless they're not happy.

(Quote originally from John Bacon on a different topic, but it applies here)

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slithernoggin's avatar

True that. I dip into a few Disney park chat boards and the comments often seem to revolve around 'Disney, you haven't done the exact thing that would make me happy, so you're horrible.'

Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to go complain about how Club 33 has been ruined by allowing more people in and how adding Star Wars land to Disneyland devastates Walt's vision.... :-)


Life is something that happens when you can't get to sleep.
--Fran Lebowitz

I spent all my money on an iPhone, Disney should let me into Club 33 for free!!!!

If only some of those mouse-forum people would keep their word and stop going. I think Disney has added some nice little extras of late, but some of these folks will never be satisfied. We made great use of the new member lounge at Epcot back in January. Having a place to sit down, re-charge the phone, grab a complimentary drink from the Coke freestyle or Keurig machines, and let a little one burn off some energy while rain blew over was great.

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Yes, I'm weird. But real life is stressful! And Mickey Mouse isn't.


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Isn't "Disney Fan" just another word for "Stepford Wife"?

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