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    Last night, a friend and I stopped in the park for a few hours around 9 or 10 PM. We rode a few rides and decided that we had time to hop in line for one more thing before the park closed. We both agreed on Peter Pan's Flight and headed that way from Adventureland.

    On the way over, I mentioned to him about "The Andersons" - an older couple that comes into the park every night and rides Peter Pan last as the park is closing. I had heard about this here on MiceChat, but had never actually seen the couple. I went on to explain to him about how they will let everyone pass them in line, and if someone tries to get behind them after the fact, they may not be too kind to said person. Sure enough after about 5 or 10 minutes of waiting in line, in came the Andersons. They proceeded to chain themselves inside part of the queue so that others could pass them while they waited for the Cast Member to close the line off for the night.

    Following them, a group of three got in the queue right as the line was being closed off. They were waiting for a fourth member of their group, and insisted (politely, I may add) that the Andersons go first. As their section of the line reached closer and closer to the loading area the Mrs. starting complaining and was trying to get the group to go ahead of them. This was happening as I was getting on the ride, so I just caught a second of it but she was starting to get a little angry and was causing a scene. The group was being polite and was extremely well mannered as they explained that it was important to their friend that they rode last for the night, opposed to the older couple who were acting like school children.

    Needless to say, we got off the ride and waited near the exit to see what the final verdict was. The group got to ride last, and the couple seemed none to happy about it as they stormed off of the attraction and out of the park. I guess my point to this story (if any) is that there is nothing wrong with traditions, but there is no need to become irate and treat others with disrespect if you don't get your way.

    Sorry for the novel. Has anyone else had any experiences with this at Peter Pan?



  • #2
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    No. But if I were Disney I would confiscate their passes and not allow them back in just because of their attitudes.

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    • #3
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      I've never heard of the Andersons but I love this kind of dirt. If anyone has any more, I'm more than willing to read about it.

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      • #4
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        I guess everyone goes a little mad now and then....definitely eccentric behavior, if you ask me.
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        • #5
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          Totally eccentric and silly!

          Peter Pan is my favorite ride and I would laugh my butt of if I saw that.
          ―George Darling

          It seems to me that we have a lot of story yet to tell. ― Walt Disney

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          • #6
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            The idea of it is lovely. The execution sounds lacking.

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            • #7
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              Aaahhh, the Andersons. Seriously, their behavior is ridiculous. I used to work at Disneyland, particularly Fantasyland in attractions and I saw them all the time. Like I said, ridiculous.
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              • #8
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                It's people like that who end up giving APers a bad name. We don't own the park, and aren't owed anything other than admission into the park.

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                • #9
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                  I shall investigate this tonight...
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                  • #10
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                    That's pretty sad that people who are obviously in the park so often get the Disney spirit and magic so little. I mean obviously these people are in the park a lot, it wouldn't kill them to have a little grace about it.

                    It reminds me of my first job, at a fast food restaurant. A couple who were probably in their early 50's came in and ordered a hot dog, and unfortunately as sometimes happens, once they had paid the kitchen told me we were out of hot dog buns and they'd have to put it in a hamburger bun. It had happened before and never been an issue, but when I politely informed this couple - hoooo boy! "No, it's not okay that it's on a hamburger bun!" they spat at me spitefully. "We ordered a hot dog, it has to be on a hot dog bun!" I told them there was nothing I could do, they demanded a refund (which I was unable to do, and there was no manager on duty at the time - not really necessary, in the 2+ years I worked there that was the only time I ever heard someone ask for a refund, doesn't come up much in fast food) and they were not pleased. They promised to never come back. Can't say I was sorry to hear it.

                    I mean seriously... it's just a different shaped bun. Grow up. I felt ridiculous being like, 17, and knowing I was more mature than these people who were older than my parents. Sounds like they might get along with these Andersons.
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                    • #11
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                      I guess I'm riding Peter Pan last, next time I go.

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                      • #12
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                        I don't understand why both groups wanted to go last.
                        As for this couple, it is cute that they have a tradition, but it seems rude to deny others the experience (whatever is special about going last) just so they can have fun. What if that foursome had never been to Disney before and had traveled so far, they would unlikely be there again? Give other people a chance.

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                        • #13
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                          yeah i don't get the last thing

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                          • #14
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                            Originally posted by brenden View Post
                            I guess I'm riding Peter Pan last, next time I go.
                            Me too! I don't get how 2 people out of 35,000+ daily think that they can just control who goes last on Peter Pan! This is a ridiculous assumption on their part. No one guest can claim ownership on anything in the resort, yet these 2 obviously feel entitled in some way. I will be so happy to burst their bubble on my next trip!
                            "I do not like to repeat successes. I like to go on to other things." - Walt Disney

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                            • #15
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                              Originally posted by 4th Gen Disney Fan View Post
                              I will be so happy to burst their bubble on my next trip!

                              I felt like a jerk for having the same idea in mind, glad I'm not the only one!
                              Last edited by brenden; 07-11-2012, 12:42 PM.

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                              • #16
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                                I'm all for traditions and whatnot, but not the ones which indicate that someone deserves entitlement over others. This couple quite honestly needs to get a life. I mean, are they going for the Guinness World Record? Most times to ride very last on Peter Pan consecutively? Jeez.


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                                • #17
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                                  Next time I go I will definitely serve them, respect is earned not deserved


                                  Just a trip through memory lane, here is the original thread containing even the penguin lady's story

                                  http://micechat.com/forums/disneylan...-question.html
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                                  • #18
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                                    Here's the thing...I'd of let them go because honestly its makes no darn difference...I mean really do you gain mystical powers if you go on last?

                                    Now getting rude and upset about it is different...If I was them I'd of kindly asked and explained why they did it and hopefully the party would let you on last if not then ohh well they have been doing it for years...and I'm sure they will for years to come...I'm sure they'll do it last 1,000 more times in there life...
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                                    • #19
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                                      Is the behavior of being rude to other guests on the part of this couple unfortunate? Of course. Doubtless management and front of line CM's have strict policies and knowledge about handling them without escalating situations. It's a tricky issue, without persecuting them, but not allowing them to walk all over other guests. This attitude they would seem to have is not fair, if they truly do get verbally abusive to others.

                                      That being said, confronting another guest deliberately over their actions is only making it worse and choosing to escalate a situation. Not at all recommended or responsible, the way I see it. It may well be these people do act unreasonably, from all stories I've heard before. But calling them out on it publicly or causing them to be argumentative deliberately/setting up a situation where they'd argue with you is hardly helpful or a good idea. Two wrongs don't make a right.
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                                      • #20
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                                        I've heard about the Andersons before...so do they go to the park EVERY night to do this or what? I wonder if they've ever missed being last before...

                                        At any rate, you catch more flies with honey than vinegar. If these people would be more polite and willing to explain what they do and why it means so much to them, then perhaps people would be more willing to let them be last when situations such as these arise. But the Andersons just seem so standoffish and rude that it's no wonder some people who know about them have the desire to purposely throw them off their game.:whistling

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