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  • [Chat] "How I Will Make Disneyland More Enjoyable Next Time I'm There"

    This is my first post ever guys so please don't tear into me for being a "goodie-goodie" !

    (I can take it though , I played college football).

    What are you willing to do to make your next Disneyland trip more enjoyable for not only you and your party, but for other Guests in the park? How can you contribute to making the atmosphere more positive and enjoyable for everyone?

    I'll start out.... I am going to be aware of any opportunities to help others, such as helping someone who is carrying something heavy. I always have more fun and better memories if I treat people as best as I can.

    Your turn... I'd like to hear your ideas on what you would like to do to, what actions you will take, to contribute to the "MAGIC" when you're at Disneyland!

    What do you think??


    This is my first post and I want it to be a big one, with lots of great ideas from all the cool people here whom I've been reading posts from since last year....


    And if you're not a member here, maybe this is a good post to help you kick it off and become a member of MICECHAT
    Last edited by jonkenneth; 11-16-2012, 02:04 PM.

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    Re: "How I Will Make Disneyland More Enjoyable Next Time I'm There"

    If it was just about making it more enjoyable for me, I would plow through the crowd at my own pace without regard as to who I hit with my stroller.

    However, since this is about making the vist more enjoyable for me and others, I believe just basic courtesy should do it. This means, being aware of those around me when choosing my actions. This includes, but is not limited to:

    Controlling my language

    Not reciting dialogue on the rides (this is annoying to everyone around you including those in your own party)

    Making sure that I pull to the side if I need to stop.

    Paying attention to the line moving forward and not the Angry Birds on my iPhone

    Respecting the personal space of others

    Using table space at a restaurant for food I actually purchased there and not a picnic meal that I brought from home.

    Not laying a blanket down for Fantasmic hours before and then walking away only to come back at the start of showtime.

    Holding my children at eye level during the fireworks and not on my shoulders to block the view of others.

    Picking up after myself.

    Returning at the time of my fastpass or within the 1 hour grace period so not to extend the fastpass wait of others later in the day.
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    • #3
      Re: "How I Will Make Disneyland More Enjoyable Next Time I'm There"

      Originally posted by jonkenneth View Post
      This is my first post ever guys so please don't tear into me for being a "goodie-goodie" !

      (I can take it though , I played college football).

      What are you willing to do to make your next Disneyland trip more enjoyable for not only you and your party, but for other Guests in the park? How can you contribute to making the atmosphere more positive and enjoyable for everyone?

      I'll start out.... I am going to be aware of any opportunities to help others, such as helping someone who is carrying something heavy. I always have more fun and better memories if I treat people as best as I can.

      Your turn... I'd like to hear your ideas on what you would like to do to contribute to the "MAGIC" when you at Disneyland!

      What do you think??


      This is my first post and I want it to be a big one, with lots of great ideas from all the cool people here whom I've been reading posts from since last year....

      What a lovely idea for a post.

      I will;

      Keep a smile on my face & in my heart and behave accordingly.

      Obey the 'Golden Rule' with other guests and the CMs

      NOT try to decide who has a 'valid' GAC & who does not (I wouldn't do this anyway)

      Thank the CMs who make my day a truly 'Disney Day' & let City Hall know.
      "Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.​"

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      • #4
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        a few months back, there was a thread about what people wear at the park. that discussion has always stuck with me. i don't think i've ever worn anything inappropriate at the park, but i know i've never actively thought "would this make anybody uncomfortable?" in fact, it's usually along the lines of "is this cute?", which usually doesn't coincide with family-appropriate.

        so, for my next trip, with each outfit i'm planning, i stop and think "is this too short? will my bra show? will getting in and out of rides potentially show my under-garmets?" not a big step towards making it a better experience for everyone, but i'm trying.

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        • #5
          Re: "How I Will Make Disneyland More Enjoyable Next Time I'm There"

          Originally posted by calsig31 View Post
          Controlling my language
          You know this is a BIG problem lately, I've noticed. I will be standing in line and all I hear from the teens behind me is FBombs every other word.

          It blows my mind because if I ever spoke that way around any adult when I was a teen...I would have my face slapped and no one would blink. I said the F bomb to my mom once...ONCE...never..EVER did I do it again because..well, I like my legs right where they are.

          I will never forget how I got told off my a 15 year old girl while waiting in line to check the pictures after you get off of Buzz Blasters. She cussed me out, with my 4 year old standing right next to me, simply because I said there was a line to view the photos. All this, while HER own father stood by with an embarrassed look on his face. I was appalled. Great Disney memory there...sheesh.

          So yes, this would be my #1.
          Last edited by clara; 11-16-2012, 01:22 PM.

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          • #6
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            LOVE this post. When I go to the parks, I try to keep this attitude, so I'm glad you posted this. We go at Christmas, and I try to keep up the Christmas spirit even as the crowds grow and the park gets really crowded. To maintain a happy attitude, and wishing people a Merry Christmas helps.

            We also add battery powered LED Christmas lights to our stroller, people get a kick out of it and my kid likes rolling along in his Christmas mobile.

            Thanking people at every opportunity and holding doors even longer than usual. It's easier for me to do these things at the Happiest Place on Earth, cause I want people to feel that.

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            • #7
              Re: "How I Will Make Disneyland More Enjoyable Next Time I'm There"

              Well its Christmas time....so Ginger beard men...and hot coco...in cold weather...mmmm the best
              Happy Halloween!!!

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              • #8
                Re: "How I Will Make Disneyland More Enjoyable Next Time I'm There"

                I really like these ideas....Brittney that is really unselfish of you...Seems a lot of girls would not even consider that...

                Pirate, I wish everyone will have that attitude....I guess you will be the lead-off hitter and get it going!

                Stormy, you get some serious points for that!

                OK... I will love to hear more ideas....WHAT will YOU actively do(what actions will you take) to make your next Disney trip a better one for you and other Guests?)

                It could even be a suggestion on how to make it more fun, more memorable, or happier

                And it's ok to start something new, a new behavior, maybe you've never done before.......maybe let someone go ahead of you in line, just to be gracious and make somebody smile....
                Last edited by jonkenneth; 11-16-2012, 02:05 PM.

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                • #9
                  Re: "How I Will Make Disneyland More Enjoyable Next Time I'm There"

                  Nothing really new here. Like others have said, I'll make it a concious effort to be polite and helpful when I can. It costs nothing and makes others (and me) feel good.
                  When appropriate, I will give compliments to the hard working cast members whom I encounter. Sometimes it's nice to hear a kind word now and then.
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                  • #10
                    Re: "How I Will Make Disneyland More Enjoyable Next Time I'm There"

                    Respectful individuals never walk across your photo, you never take photos on a dark ride when others are present, you do not cut in line, you do not stop abrubtly in front of people, you speak in a voice that only their party can hear and avoid all the ignorant cursing, you wash their hands after using the bathrooms, you do not run into ankles with Strollers and ECV's, you do not put kids on your shoulders blocking others view of the fireworks, you do not talk during shows or kick the backs of seats, And the biggest thing I wish people would do is watch your children and make sure they behave.

                    I follow these guidelines and if you do I love yah and am glad to share the parks with you. That is what I will continue to do to make everyones experience in the parks a little better.
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                    • #11
                      Re: "How I Will Make Disneyland More Enjoyable Next Time I'm There"

                      I will do the same types of things I always do. Being a pin trader I try to help out the kids if I see them trying to get some sort of pin. Usually I have a pocket full of pins of the popular characters and will let them pick from my stash.
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                      • #12
                        Re: "How I Will Make Disneyland More Enjoyable Next Time I'm There"

                        Originally posted by jonkenneth View Post
                        I really like these ideas....Brittney that is really unselfish of you...Seems a lot of girls would not even consider that...

                        Pirate, I wish everyone will have that attitude....I guess you will be the lead-off hitter and get it going!

                        Stormy, you get some serious points for that!

                        OK... I will love to hear more ideas....WHAT will YOU actively do(what actions will you take) to make your next Disney trip a better one for you and other Guests?)

                        It could even be a suggestion on how to make it more fun, more memorable, or happier

                        And it's ok to start something new, a new behavior, maybe you've never done before.......maybe let someone go ahead of you in line, just to be gracious and make somebody smile....

                        ok. How about this. In every line, at some point I will let the party behind me go in front of me. Even if it's a large group.
                        "Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.​"

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                        • #13
                          Re: "How I Will Make Disneyland More Enjoyable Next Time I'm There"

                          Originally posted by biggsworth View Post
                          I will do the same types of things I always do. Being a pin trader I try to help out the kids if I see them trying to get some sort of pin. Usually I have a pocket full of pins of the popular characters and will let them pick from my stash.
                          Oh I used to do this to when I was into pin trading. Kids really lite up when they would see how many I had and some they liked.

                          Also, I will give the plushie toy prizes at the Boardwalk Horse Racing game to other children when I win. I am really good at that game and usually win 9 outta 10 times so I have all of the plushies that game offers and certainly don't need anymore. I usually just hand the plushie to a kid that was playing against me.

                          Ta Da!

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                          • #14
                            Re: "How I Will Make Disneyland More Enjoyable Next Time I'm There"

                            Originally posted by calsig31 View Post
                            If it was just about making it more enjoyable for me, I would plow through the crowd at my own pace without regard as to who I hit with my stroller.

                            However, since this is about making the vist more enjoyable for me and others, I believe just basic courtesy should do it. This means, being aware of those around me when choosing my actions. This includes, but is not limited to:

                            Controlling my language

                            Not reciting dialogue on the rides (this is annoying to everyone around you including those in your own party)

                            Making sure that I pull to the side if I need to stop.

                            Paying attention to the line moving forward and not the Angry Birds on my iPhone

                            Respecting the personal space of others

                            Using table space at a restaurant for food I actually purchased there and not a picnic meal that I brought from home.

                            Not laying a blanket down for Fantasmic hours before and then walking away only to come back at the start of showtime.

                            Holding my children at eye level during the fireworks and not on my shoulders to block the view of others.

                            Picking up after myself.

                            Returning at the time of my fastpass or within the 1 hour grace period so not to extend the fastpass wait of others later in the day.
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                            • #15
                              Re: "How I Will Make Disneyland More Enjoyable Next Time I'm There"

                              I don't have any kids, so I try to interact with the kids I find while waiting in line. Sometimes I just wave because they are cute and little. Sometimes I give them a pin if I see their lanyard is sparse. I also buy lots of glow sticks and bracelets from Target or the Dollar store and I pass them out to kids after it gets dark when we are waiting in line or for fireworks/ shows. I try to make sure I am not blocking the view of kids during shows and parades. I also talk to kids who seem scared of the rides. I tell them what the ride is like and what I think might be scary so they know what's coming. Especially if it's their first time on the ride. Since I have an annual pass I also try to let out of town visitors have the better seats or experiences since I know I can always come back later.

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                              • #16
                                Re: "How I Will Make Disneyland More Enjoyable Next Time I'm There"

                                Originally posted by ratoncitaloca View Post
                                I don't have any kids, so I try to interact with the kids I find while waiting in line. Sometimes I just wave because they are cute and little. Sometimes I give them a pin if I see their lanyard is sparse. I also buy lots of glow sticks and bracelets from Target or the Dollar store and I pass them out to kids after it gets dark when we are waiting in line or for fireworks/ shows. I try to make sure I am not blocking the view of kids during shows and parades. I also talk to kids who seem scared of the rides. I tell them what the ride is like and what I think might be scary so they know what's coming. Especially if it's their first time on the ride. Since I have an annual pass I also try to let out of town visitors have the better seats or experiences since I know I can always come back later.

                                That is very thoughtful of you! If there was a MiceChat City Hall, I would go write a comment card.
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                                • #17
                                  Re: "How I Will Make Disneyland More Enjoyable Next Time I'm There"

                                  You guys are really thoughtful....it's good to know there are some people with their priorities straight, and are unselfish ... have winning attitudes...

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                                  • #18
                                    Re: "How I Will Make Disneyland More Enjoyable Next Time I'm There"

                                    If I see someone taking a pic of a family, usually a mom, I ask if she would like to be included in the photo and offer to take it for them.

                                    I try and not let the heavy exit gates close on someone coming right behind me.

                                    We try and chat with cast members whenever they have a moment and say thanks. I usually ask on Pinocchio or Snow White if they have the loop installed yet.

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                                    • #19
                                      Re: "How I Will Make Disneyland More Enjoyable Next Time I'm There"

                                      Wear whatever you want, just not what you would wear to a night club. If its ok in High School its probably Ok at DL?

                                      I am pretty open minded but at Disnelyand I saw a girl in a revealing bra (with open wife beater T-shirt) that had to be barely 18 Whaaa? Not good. Not sure how she got in, maybe ticket taker couldn't see side view. To be honest, I was torn as I have no kids just yet and found the view "interesting" but probably would have complained it I had a kid old enough to notice.

                                      If its sweltering, I wear t-shirt and shorts. If its colder I wear Polo and bring a nice jacket. Colder I wear a nice shirt and sweater and bring a really nice coat just because I'm getting older (39) and like to try to look good and want better service in the restaurants. Dont kid yourself, unless a regular they will judge you by your clothes. Maybe not so much in LA, but the rest of the world, Yes.

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                                      • #20
                                        Re: "How I Will Make Disneyland More Enjoyable Next Time I'm There"

                                        yeah brian 11811, high school clothing wearing has come a long way. i may be old ( 33) and or old fashioned but if it's super revealing like tiny shorts and see thru shirts i just think stuff like that should not be worn to disneyland. If i had a kid i wouldn't want him to get a nice eye view of someone's butt hanging out of their shorts..it has no place in disneyland, that has place at a night club or the beach, but not a family place like Disneyland!

                                        and everytime i am at Disneyland or DCA if i see a family or a group or a couple even struggling to take their "together" shot, i will ask if they want me to do it for them with their camera.. sometimes yes and sometimes no and the no's i am sure they think i am going to steal their camera, but oh well! i was just trying to help them get a nice photo!



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