OMG Millennials at teh Disney!!11!

Monday, July 29, 2019 10:01 AM

This isn't news, but wow...

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/2019/07/28/should-adults-visi...851035001/

Seems par for the course for Twitter. Also, I don't find that any group of people are particularly ruining WDW.

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Monday, July 29, 2019 6:27 PM

Lots of kids never get to Disney at all so I can't really sympathize with her little darling's lack of pretzel while in the park. My oldest just recently got to spend half a day at Disneyland as part of a school trip he earned by placing to compete in a national competition that happens to be held in Anaheim. I suppose according to her (lack of) logic he didn't deserve to be there.

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Monday, July 29, 2019 6:30 PM

Amazing that this troll is getting this much attention, still. I guess it’s exactly what she wanted, and exactly what she’s getting. I guess it’s all over the radio, too.

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Monday, July 29, 2019 10:52 PM

I can't imagine anything worse than visiting a Disney park WITH children. A visit to a Disney park is all about me :-)

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019 11:20 AM

slithernoggin said:

I can't imagine anything worse than ... children.

FTFY.

Disney is the ultimate birth control. Walk around those parks a few days and you are all set!

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019 3:01 PM

Weird. My wife and I found urgency in parenthood by visiting WDW. Maybe it's just you.

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019 4:04 PM

Obviously not as there’s a whole subreddit on people who want to be child free and many say the same as Steve.

I tolerate children in small doses. I never want one of my own.

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019 5:34 PM

Can't say it's directly due to Disney but children are not in my future.

Last edited by eightdotthree, Tuesday, July 30, 2019 5:34 PM
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Tuesday, July 30, 2019 6:02 PM

Jeff said:

Weird. My wife and I found urgency in parenthood by visiting WDW. Maybe it's just you.

Definitely not just me. People who share my opinion are far more common than you think.

Tekwardo said:

Obviously not as there is a whole subreddit on people who want to be child free and many say the same as Steve.

I tolerate children in small doses. I never want one of my own.

Exactly!

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019 6:15 PM

Don’t get me wrong, several of my closest friends have very young children whom I adore and they love being around me, but still, it’s not a thing I do often. I don’t dislike kids, I don’t want any kids, and I like being in control about how and when I’m around them in most cases.

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019 6:43 PM

Plus, if you think Disney is expensive...

Monthly trips to the orthodontist are even worse.

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019 7:06 PM

Raven-Phile said:

Monthly trips to the orthodontist are even worse.

Great, My kid is 2.5 years old and I'm already saving for his college and now because of this statement an orthodontist. Lol

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019 8:22 PM

One of the better response pieces

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/childless-millennials-aren-t-walt-214617201.html

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019 9:52 PM

Given the birthrate, its not surprising there are a lot of people with no interest in having kids. Has broader societal issues but that's a different issue.

I don’t dislike kids, I don’t want any kids, and I like being in control about how and when I’m around them in most cases.

Sounds like you want grandkids. :)

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019 1:33 AM

You can have both. Full disclosure; both our kids go to the orthodontist ;)

On our first family trip with two (very) little ones in 2014, there were plenty of times when dear-old-dad here found himself choking up at some of the moments we were experiencing together. Honestly...there is nothing remotely close in life to those experiences with your kids (and no, it has nothing to do with Disney, exclusively...just fill in the blank with anything remotely meaningful).

But on that same trip, there were plenty of times when my wife and I both had the same idea at the same time..."damn...I cant wait to come here alone with you without them".

That's parenting. It's the greatest thing and the hardest thing to ever happen to you at the same time.

That's why on every vacation we take, a separate bedroom (if possible) is a must.

And wine. Lots of really good wine.

Last edited by OhioStater, Wednesday, July 31, 2019 1:40 AM
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Wednesday, July 31, 2019 6:17 AM

Tekwardo said:

I don’t dislike kids, I don’t want any kids, and I like being in control about how and when I’m around them in most cases.

That.

On the one hand, I've spent many, many pleasurable hours with wonderful children (hello, baby Smoothie!).

On the other hand, I almost ran into two children with my shopping cart yesterday because they were running wildly around the store.

I suppose it's a part of my autism: I'm not comfortable with uncontrolled situations.

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019 7:29 AM

I’m having a hard enough time being a dog parent.

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019 7:32 AM

It's really not that different. Toss a ball to them, give them food, and tell them they did a good job if they poop in the correct place.

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019 8:48 AM

OhioStater said:

And whiskey. Lots of really good whiskey.

Fixed that one for you. :)

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019 8:59 AM

OhioStater said:

And wine. Lots of really good wine.

I've graduated to liquor. But only on weekends, because otherwise, I'd have a problem.

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