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  • #81
    Originally posted by DisquietingMetamorphosis
    I turned to the jerks and said very sternly, "Silencio!"

    ...and I didn't hear another peep from any of them for the rest of the night.
    Muy bueno! :bow:
    "The old man's gonna knock on the sky. Listen to the sound."

    AP'er since 2004. Yup.....I'm one of THEM.

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    • #82
      Originally posted by Ortizmo2000
      - He was ready and willing to fight me right then and there, and he let me know by shoving me several times.
      - Thinking that if I engaged him, I would surely lose. If I didn't end up in a hospital, the day would be over regardless knowing the park's policy about people fighting: You fight, You go.
      Another thing to consider: Had you thrown the first punch, you could have been legally charged with assault (shoving doesn't count).

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      • #83
        Originally posted by fkurucz
        Another thing to consider: Had you thrown the first punch, you could have been legally charged with assault (shoving doesn't count).
        I dunno about you, but I wasn't about to throw a punch at Blade himself. I'm not joking....he really looked like him.
        "The old man's gonna knock on the sky. Listen to the sound."

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        • #84
          You know I have been at the BB also when yellers have been on, (Not as awful as the story here) and I heard CM's over a loud speaker tell them to stop. The boats were halted also. after the loud boat exited, they sent everyone else around again. Has anyone else seen this?
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          • #85
            I'm usually pretty tolerant when it comes to "Disney nerds" and the fans you see frequenting the park everytime your there. I guess I have to be seeing as how I'm posting here and have a PAP.

            But anyway, on Sunday I was riding the train when a large older man in a dirty railroad engineer's cap with greasy matted hair sat in front of me. Also sitting by us was a group of asian tourists. Said APer proceeded to have a conversation with the tourists which I found rather cringe inducing. Maybe I just don't like people intruding on my day, but I felt kind of bad for the tourists to get stuck in a conversation like that.

            I'm all for APs and I generally defend us, but sometimes I see the CMs point. As a whole, we are one scary bunch! Now, don't even get me started on the pin traders!

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            • #86
              Originally posted by travelmom
              You know I have been at the BB also when yellers have been on, (Not as awful as the story here) and I heard CM's over a loud speaker tell them to stop. The boats were halted also. after the loud boat exited, they sent everyone else around again. Has anyone else seen this?
              Thanks for the post and your experience with "Young Yellers" on POTC. I originated this thread but my tale happened probably 10 years ago. Glad to hear the CM's have more control over situations like that and are curbing such behavior. It was also a nice gesture to send the boatloads of other affected guests around again.
              "America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between." Oscar Wilde

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              • #87
                Originally posted by ah schucks
                ACLU baby! Freaking saintity of individualism cripples the ability of an instituation to do anything that singles anyone our for bad marks.

                Used to be that "Gay Days" were unsupported by Disney because it intially seemed to fly in the face of the family values that Disney supports. After enough complaints and facing the fact that a large portion of male CMs are in fact themselves gay, Disney began support for the program.

                It goes the same with all behavior, our letigious society has gone so far we are crippled by our own law system and we cannot refuse the right to refuse service anymore. Customer is always right. Its sick but if a guest pushes a CM that CM cannot defend him or herself legally. You must be made to suffer the insults and taunts of guests because that guest paid for admission an deserves the right to heckle you.
                I just want to see if I can get some clarification on this post, because I'm certain you didn't intend to imply that Gay Days was responsible for the rude behavior you experienced from a single rowdy bunch of young men and women. Obviously, many park visitors have experienced similarly rude behavior from young men and women on unGay Days at Disneyland and the implication that sexual orientation is a factor in appropriate behavior is irresponsible.

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                • #88
                  I have a serious problem with people walking in crowded areas of the park walking right into me ( or my daughter), or sometimes even pushing their strollers right into us. I'm the kind of person who will automatically say "Excuse me" or "Sorry" when bumped into, but it drives me crazy that people don't even acknowledge that they've done it! They just keep walking like we're invisible. What ever happened to common courtesy?
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                  • #89
                    I have issues with people that just stop in the middle of the walkway for no apparent reason and then get upset when people crash into them. That is a big one. Another is the people who insist on talking through a ride to let their guests/companions know what is coming next or trying to throw in bits of trivia that is just plane wrong. That really irks me.

                    I once had the misfortune of being on Indy with a guy who video taped the whole thing with his camera light on. That was really annoying. Later that day we saw him on POTC and he was doing the same thing. A person who was sitting behind him (I am assuming he was just as peeved as I was) kept laughing and sneezing throughout the whole ride towards the direction of the camera. The guy finally got a clue and turned the light off and the other person miraculously stopped laughing and sneezing. Hmmmmm.....
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                    • #90
                      This happened during our very first ride on ToT. After we were seated in our "elevator" the CM bellboy began his creepy/humorous spiel. One of the riders was a young man in his late teens accompanied by two girls the same age. After each statement made by the CM, this guy would shout a stupid question or make an inane comment. It went kind of like this:
                      CM: Welcome to the Hollywood Tower Hotel.
                      Jerk: Thank you, John!
                      CM: I hope you find your stay pleasant.
                      Jerk: You didn't say that the last time, John.
                      CM: (struggling to remain unperturbed) Have a good time.
                      Jerk: That wasn't very funny, John.
                      etc.etc
                      I don't have the correct words but you get the idea. It seemed like this guy and his posse had been recirculating all day on this ride and harrassing the CMs over and over. What a waste of time.

                      Anyway...as soon as that thing dropped the first time, we pretty much forgot about him!
                      "Yesterday, a man walked up to me and said, 'Isn't it a shame that Walt Disney couldn't be here to see this?' and I said, "He did see this, that's why it's here."
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                      • #91
                        You guys are listing some great examples.

                        I really dislike when guests are super-rude to the CMs who are working hard to help us have a great day. How many times have you seen a rude guest treat a CM like a dog? I was once behind a rude, nasty guest and I told him to chill out, the CM didn't make the rules. This guy was a freak, but he turned around and all of a sudden he didn't want to lip off when his target could speak freely, unlike the CMs. After he left the line, the CM was cool, and I apologized that those kind of things could happen.



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                        • #92
                          Re: DL Experience Soured By Other Guests

                          On one of our trips to DL we decided to eat at Redd Rockets and waited in line forever...so after we ordered i took my son and my niece to a table to sit cause it was packed inside. Then I left for 30 seconds to go get my daughter who was with my husband who was just about to get our food. When I got back to the table there was a large woman sitting there with my kids. I politely said that they were my kids, and we were planning on sitting there and she said "NO". I said "yes we were here first" and she said something I would not care to repeat...and said she "saw the table first"! What the :!$#%: I couldn't believe a grown woman was arguing over a table and stole it from 2 little kids!
                          Shocked.. I found another table and we moved, but not before I told her my opinion of her.

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                          • #93
                            Re: DL Experience Soured By Other Guests

                            Originally posted by ah schucks
                            See my biggest problem was always ankle biters- small children, freakishly small hands. As I would dash to Fantasmic for crowd control, as a reasonable pace, some little knee popping sononvagun would dash below my 6ft radar and in order to avoid the munshkin, I did a cartwheel into a bush by the entrance to Frontierland-

                            Dang kids, what do they think this is Chucky Cheese? Rats and mice are not the same(this is where my sarcasim button on my keyboard would be just lovely)
                            Your post made me LOL picturing you dive into a bush! I have three kids and I have had to dodge those little suckers when they come barreling down the hallway and have hurt myself several times so I feel your pain.

                            We have a rule that the kids have to either sit IN the stroller or keep one hand on it at all times. So far its worked and I have never hit anyone with my stroller (not even once!) and my kids haven't caused anyone to dive to avoid trampling them either. :o)

                            Once when my middle child was 4, we bought one of those wrist tethers so he wouldn't dodge between people in a crowd and some old lady walked up to me in front of Space Mountain while we were waiting for my husband and daughter to come out. She said, "That is disgusting! He is not a dog! How cruel." ??? All I could do was chuckle and say, "Yeah, he's at DISNEYLAND and I am SO cruel." (Granted they do resemble a dog leash but heck, I didnt want him getting lost, stepped on or causing someone to dive into a bush to avoid him!)

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                            • #94
                              Re: DL Experience Soured By Other Guests

                              Originally posted by sunnygirl
                              I have a serious problem with people walking in crowded areas of the park walking right into me ( or my daughter), or sometimes even pushing their strollers right into us. I'm the kind of person who will automatically say "Excuse me" or "Sorry" when bumped into, but it drives me crazy that people don't even acknowledge that they've done it! They just keep walking like we're invisible. What ever happened to common courtesy?
                              People that walk right into my kids sends me over the edge with anger. I will say, "EXCUSE ME, you just hit my child" I dont get how someone could knock into a child and not apologize! Grrrr. My kids always say, "Excuse me" and apologize and they seem hurt when others do it and don't apologize.

                              Also, it is NOT hard to push a stroller around and not hit someone. I have NEVER hit anyone with my stroller, ever. I am starting to think these stroller nazis are hitting people on purpose! (BTW, I have been hit with them too, its like they are trying to shove you along and use that thing like a makeshift cattle runner!)

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                              • #95
                                Re: DL Experience Soured By Other Guests

                                i WAS WAITNG TO GET ON THE TRAIN WITH MY KIDS AT MAIN STREET, WHEN MY SON PUSHED HIS SISTER INTO A LITTLE BOY WHO WAS CLIMBING ON THE GATE TYPE FENCE INSIDE THE STATION. NEEDLESS TO SAY THE KID FELL OFF AND GOT HURT (NOT SERIOUSLY) BUT ENOUGH FOR HIS MOM TO TELL ME TO GET CONTROL OF MY CHILDREN. WELL I TOLD HER THAT HER SON SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN CLIMBING AROUND AND SHE GOT UP IN MY FACE AND CALLED MEEVERY NAME IN THE BOOK. EVEN CALLING MY SON(WHOS 6) A . ANYWAY I DIDN'T RETALIATE I JUST PACKED UP MY KIDS AND LEFT THE STATION. UPON LEAVING I WAIVED TO THE LADY AND SAID C U Next Tuesday! sHE LOOKED AT ME CONFUSED WHILE WE WALKED OFF.
                                BOO!

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                                • #96
                                  Re: DL Experience Soured By Other Guests

                                  Ok! This is going to be a long post but I have to tell it like it is! When I worked at Small World, I had encountered LOTS of bad eggs that came to the attraction:

                                  A family that refused to ride with another group becuase they spoke a different language Can you say, RACISTS? (God help them)

                                  Kids and idiots splashing water on themselves and the other guests. We punished them by making them dry the boat with towels and they had to whether the liked it or not!:evil: Also, they talked loudly, threw things and did others rotten things to spoil the fun. Where are the wire hangers when you need them?

                                  When I was in the dispatch tower, I looked oevr to see a group of old goats protesting because they would be in the same boat as a gay couple. Simply because they looked different! GET OVER IT, PEOPLE!!!!

                                  :verymad: Now, when I visit DL, DCA or any theme park, I experience a lot that gets my blood boiling like flash pictures on dark attractions like Small World and Pirates.
                                  Rude remarks from other patrons
                                  IDIOTS THAT WALK IN FRONT OF MY CAMERA WHEN I AM FILMING PARADES AND SHOWS.
                                  IMMATURE AND CLULESS TEENAGERS
                                  ENBARASSING BEHAVIOR FROM GAY PATRONS (No offense but I must speak out as one that NEVER acts that way!)
                                  AND RUDE AND DUMB Cast Members, particularly those I worked with!

                                  As far as bratty kids goes, I would punish them like Joan Crawford did to her kids and send them to boot camp or a boarding school run by nuns.

                                  I have NEVER behaved like these people and never felt that I have to have special treatment! I treat everyone the way I want to be treated which is civol and kind. However, I will retaliate if anyone gets my goat! After reading all of these messages, I have experienced all of this in all my years going to Disneyland! Isn't it sad that we have spoil sports to ruin our Disney day?

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                                  • #97
                                    Re: DL Experience Soured By Other Guests

                                    Let's all remember that some, not all, people are stupid. Eventually, these jerks are going to say or do the wrong thing to the wrong people. They'll get theirs in the the end. Muggings, car accidents, pestrian hit and runs, keyed cars in Mickey and Friends, fire, impalings, homicide, bombings, itchy sheets, broken cameras, locusts, ingrown toenails, food that's been in contact with bodily fluids, all sorts of things can happen to that jerk when they leave the park at midnight and need to get back to their hotel room, get a bite to eat, or head to the airport. Justice.

                                    I can't stand to see people behave in such a rude manner. Let's see...a jerk offends people around them. Let's see them act all tough and cool when a hundred people in line gang up on them on put them in their place.

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                                    • #98
                                      Re: DL Experience Soured By Other Guests

                                      Man just reading this thread is getting me all riled up! If I were a CM and had someone saying profane words or harassing others, I would try to kick them out of the park or atleast out of a ride/queue line.

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                                      • #99
                                        Re: DL Experience Soured By Other Guests

                                        Originally posted by pirategirlscully
                                        Also, it is NOT hard to push a stroller around and not hit someone. I have NEVER hit anyone with my stroller, ever. I am starting to think these stroller nazis are hitting people on purpose! (BTW, I have been hit with them too, its like they are trying to shove you along and use that thing like a makeshift cattle runner!)
                                        I know this must happen all the time, but I was at the park on a Saturday or Sunday evening, and this woman with a stoller bunged me on the ankles from the side. Our eyes met eye as if there was a mutual acknowledgement. She backed up. And she jammed me again. It was like she was prodding me out of the way but there was nowhere for me to go!
                                        :captain: double the powder and shorten the fuse?

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                                        • Re: DL Experience Soured By Other Guests

                                          I have many stories, but I'll share my most recent. My relatives and I went to go line up for fireworks early on main street. As we're waiting this extremely tall group went in front of us and not only am I very short, but these people were easily around 6ft if not taller. Then I turned around one second to talk to my aunt and when I turned back around this lady who was clearly taller than me somehow moved from next to me, to in front of me.

                                          Then during the fireworks, this lady in the group next to us decides to shout out every ride the music is from. And once the Haunted Mansion part started she decided it would be really funny to shout out all the dialogue. My little cousin was finally awake to see the fireworksthis time, but unfortunetly her shouting was so loud he was distracted by her. I understand some people like to hum or sing along, but do you really need to shout...and recite the dialogue? That goes for the rides too (i.e. HM). Just had to get that out.

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