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warp daddy warp daddy
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JTG : no worries lad . No offense taken You know the drill about opinions and well ya know

OH btw never ever paid anywhere near a a C note for skiing , hell us old bastages  get season passes for C note and a half and in some local markets twas a freebie .

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Over priced , little. To no value added , transitory benefit , over hyped schlock that preys on parental guilt and c aters to unrealistic expectation.

The entire ambiance is worthless IMHO

Again Simply Much better and lasting values to be had with other activities .
I agree, Warp. I used to like Disney until I went last year with my girlfriend, her daughter, son-in-law, and 2 & 4 yrs old.
It is over priced, overcrowded, and just a relentless marketing machine. I'm amazed at how many people don't even realize how much they are being "sold". And now you see so many of those Jazzy scooters clogging the place up. Some for people who are incapacitated but most who are just grossly obese and too fat and lazy to walk.

In other news, Disney Skyliner Gondola Malfunctions

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Junior’s senior trip is to Disney, later this month. 150-200 teenagers + 30 chaperones sounds like a nightmare to me but they’ve been running this trip for years so I guess they know what they’re doing.
"You want your skis? Go get 'em!" -W. Miller
raisingarizona raisingarizona
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Brownski wrote
Junior’s senior trip is to Disney, later this month. 150-200 teenagers + 30 chaperones sounds like a nightmare to me but they’ve been running this trip for years so I guess they know what they’re doing.
Anything Disney World sounds like a nightmare to me.
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raisingarizona wrote
Brownski wrote
Junior’s senior trip is to Disney, later this month. 150-200 teenagers + 30 chaperones sounds like a nightmare to me but they’ve been running this trip for years so I guess they know what they’re doing.
Anything Disney World sounds like a nightmare to me.
You should take your daughter there once. Once is enough but every kid should go at least once. I have taken each of mine there when they were in grade school, 3 days is plenty and they will remember it.
Don't ski the trees, ski the spaces between the trees.
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Disney is best for ages 5-12 IMHO.  There are many reasons Ages 4 and under are free.  I certainly never forgot my day at Disney Land when I was six long ago as part of travels driving around the west with my family.

More fun with a couple of compatible kids than a solo kid.  Since we only have the one kid, we went to Disney with my niece who likes theme parks (my brother hates them) or one of my daughter's friends.  Only 1 day each trip.  Did other stuff in the area while staying at my husband's timeshare resort, often just hanging out at a resort pool.  She ended up liking Sea World a lot more.

Can't imagine being a chaperone for 150-200 high school seniors anywhere!  If anything, Disney might be easier because they have to leave well before midnight.  No matter what lodging, it's a long walk from Disney so there is an incentive to find the free transportation that's part of the group arrangements.
raisingarizona raisingarizona
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The Moms have taken her to Disney Land. I’m off the hook. I can’t afford those sorts of trips really so we prioritize and go skiing. Crowds and lines give me anxiety. I prefer quiet and solitude on my free time.

You guys/gals sometimes forget that I live a different lifestyle. The things that are routine and normal in your world aren’t a thing in mine.
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If I never go to a Disney Park again I would be happy and I’m from a family that has fully bought into the Disney culture. My memory of our first visit was thinking that the rides weren’t any better then what was at Storytown but my parents dragged me back a bunch of times after that. The last time I was to celebrate a big anniversary when I was in my 20s so it just turned into a pool/water park and heavy drinking trip. Lots of Mai Tais and single malt.
I did get both my kids there at least once- felt obligated.  Junior is more looking forward to their one day at Universal then Disney. After all the scary big roller coasters he’s been on, It’s-a-small-world doesn’t impress.
I’m sure going with his class will make it fun though. Hopefully they all stay out of trouble.
"You want your skis? Go get 'em!" -W. Miller
Harvey Harvey
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I resisted but finally went.  Kids who dont go are fine, and possibly better off.  Parents  certainly.
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
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Harvey wrote
I resisted but finally went.  Kids who dont go are fine, and possibly better off.  Parents  certainly.
I was going to say, I went as a kid and basically went fishing for bass the whole time.

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