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    There are two things that drive me absolutely crazy at Disneyland. The spanish safety spiels that pop you right out of the ride's atmosphere and bad kids. Honestly it seems that kids today are just plain spoiled. I went to Disneyland recently and saw so many children crying and throwing fits in the Disney Store. The parents began buying them whatever they wanted to simply make the child stop. Way to go champ, you sure are teaching your kids that they don't always get what they want!

    I remember a specific time on the Haunted Mansion. There was a 10 year old boy who didn't want to go in. I went into the first room before that family, and they were the last. The kid was already freakin' out, but when the closed the door and we all prepared to get in the elevator, the kid lost it. He screamed to the top of his lungs, yelling to be let out. He started banging on the door, and when his mother stooped to comfort him, he began kicking her and punching her in the face! These lasted through the whole spiel and we all walked into the elevator. But the kid NEVER STOPPED. He kept saying he wanted to get out, and I shouted "LET HIM OUT THEN!". He was so loud that you couldn't even hear the narration in the elevator. Common sense would dictate that if a child doesn't want to go on a ride, and is TERRIFIED of it, then take him off. It's not like he has to go on the ride. It's not a shot or anything! The lights went out, the dead man was hanging, and there was the scream, and the kid screamed like someone stabbed him. HE NEVER SHUT UP. He yelled and pulled at the everything until the got to the ride vehicles. He grabbed a wall and never let go. I heard him almost all the way Madam Leota's room...

    Why are kids so freakin' bad! I was never like that as a kid. If I started misbehaving, boom, Disneyland trip was over. Even if I wanted to throw a fit for not being able to get a toy, I knew if I did I was going to have to go home. Kids need discipline, and today's parents sure aren't doing their job. From the kids poking your butt, to the ones that cry, to the ones that run around the park recklessly knocking into you, to the ones that do stupid stuff on attractions, something needs to be done. What do you think? Any similar stories of the Devil's Hellspawn creating a problems at the park?
    Last edited by Soulquarian; 05-01-2005, 12:21 AM. Reason: More specific title

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    I have to say that I have had that happen to me. We were just getting on Splash and all was fine until the last upramp before the big drop. The kid infront of me started freaking out and was literally standing up and everything! Well, BOOM the ride stopped and we sat on this hill for five minutes until a CM came and escorted the entire family off the ride. I was the only person left in the log though so that was kind of cool. but it definitely took me out of the ride and really pissed me off at the time.
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    • #3
      Well, Not every kid is like this, and not all parents are spoiling their kids either. But there is always those who do. I never acted up in Disneyland either when I was younger, If I did my dad just got mad at me and told me I couldn't get what I wanted... I'm glad he did this too. Made for a more enjoyable trip.

      Any parent that would force their child screaming bloody murder on to a ride needs help! Wait with him or her outside, this makes the kid more happy, the adult more happy, and everyone else on the ride more happy! My little brother was scared of everything when we were little going to the parks. We got him on Thundermountain if we were lucky, My parents always gave him the choice of going on the ride or not, they never 'forced' him on Anything!

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      • #4
        I think the title of this thread should be Bad Parents not Bad Kids.

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        • #5
          You see, that's part of the problem. No one holds kids responsible for anything anymore. "They're just kids, they don't know any better." There comes a point when you are able to choose between right and wrong and it's ridiculous to think that a 10 year old is incapable of that...

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          • #6
            Yeah, actually. I agree that bad kids are a problem, but your specific example is bad parents. RUDE parents, no less, making 50+ people suffer because THEY want their kid to ride HM. No wonder the poor kid's a wreck, the parents are a poor example.

            But I agree about bad kids. Like kids who throw stuff off high rides.

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            • #7
              I am a Mom and a Grandma and it sounds to me like it was the parents problem not the child. If you were scared to death and someone was making you do something what would you do? I know I would be kicking and screaming the whole way. That is not a bad or spoiled kid but a very scared one. The parents on the other hand have something wrong with them.

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              • #8
                But there are PLENTY of examples of bad kids at the park... I have HUNDREDS of stories.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by KTHoover
                  I am a Mom and a Grandma and it sounds to me like it was the parents problem not the child. If you were scared to death and someone was making you do something what would you do? I know I would be kicking and screaming the whole way. That is not a bad or spoiled kid but a very scared one. The parents on the other hand have something wrong with them.
                  I totally agree!!



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                  • #10
                    I don't know. I think it's 50/50. It's bad parents AND just plain bad KIDS.

                    I mean, I've seen kids acting HORRIBLE and the parents are totally reprimanding them (like they should) and trying to act with authority and basically doing everything by the book and the stupid kid is STILL acting...STUPID!!

                    I swear, some kids these days need to be smacked around or something. I was NEVER like this.

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                    • #11
                      I'm not saying they are no bad kids don't get me wrong, but the above mentioned case sounds like a kid that was just that freaked out. The parents should have had enough common courtesy and common sense to remove him! It's ridiculous to try and force kids on rides when they are that scared.



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                      • #12
                        Sometimes it's a case of too little, too late, and other times it's a matter of failing to follow through with things.

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                        • #13
                          Kids are only as good as the parents. There is an old saying that in order to train a dog, you have to be smarter than the dog. Let's face it, without propper guidance the kids are going to act out or in the aforementioned example, his fears were disregarded. Unfortunately, no ome needs to take a class to become a parent and no licensing is required. Anyone wth the right equipment can do it. Do we blame the kids or the breeders?
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                          • #14
                            ^I have to agree with you here. Not all kids are bad, but usually if a child is bad, it is because they were not taught proper manners by their parents (or whomever raised them). I have some neighbors that have thier boy jump on top of them violently and the kid laughs manically and thinks it's funny. Oh and he pulls their hair, too. I had to babysit him, it was a nightmare.

                            What parents (or whomever) need to know is to enforce the word "no".

                            As for that kid on HM, the parent should have let the kid off the ride. Getting a shot at the doctor's is one thing (necessary) but a ride is not.

                            I can relate though. Although this had to do with kids who MEANT to annoy everyone on HM. My friend and I went one day, and this group of pre-teen girls were screaming the entire time. I mean this wasn't regular screaming...they were trying to knock out everyone's ear drums. I doubt anyone enjoyed that ride. By the time we got to the graveyard, I'd had enough. I knocked on the backside of their doombuggy...after that they shut up. :lol:




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                            • #15
                              The majority of bad kids out there are the result of bad, lax or non-existant parenting. Sometimes the best parenting in the world will not help and kids just turn out bad. Can't say why, just that sometimes it happens, although i don't believe it's the norm.
                              I'm sure that many pre-teens do not know the true difference between right and wrong, because the parent or parents don't take the time and necessary discipline to teach them so.
                              When you love your kids more than anything in the world, discipline can be a hard thing to have to do, but it must be done. Remember that kids don't have the years of life experiences that adults do. All they know is what they've learned in the short amount of years they have had. That is where raising them with morals and such comes in. It is the parents duty to raise them right. Unfortunately it seems that many parents don't, don't try or just don't care. It's the last one that i think is a big problem. Not caring. Period.

                              Off soapbox now.

                              Al

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                              • #16
                                I agree I have seen plenty of bad kids, but at Disneyland I think parents need to be smart on how much kids can handle. Its exciting for us how do you think little ones feel about Disneyland? Pushing kids to stay longer and go on rides, etc., is just asking for a melt down. Don't get me wrong plenty of kids are just brats but the majority of them are just tired, scared and just over excited. After all they are at the Happiest Place

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by KTHoover
                                  I agree I have seen plenty of bad kids, but at Disneyland I think parents need to be smart on how much kids can handle. Its exciting for us how do you think little ones feel about Disneyland? Pushing kids to stay longer and go on rides, etc., is just asking for a melt down. Don't get me wrong plenty of kids are just brats but the majority of them are just tired, scared and just over excited. After all they are at the Happiest Place
                                  hahahaha, When I was a little tot (not the ride) I was the one that didn't get tired and pushed my parents to a melt down. I wanted to stay all day and all night and all day and all night etc. etc. It was hard for my parents to wear me out. :lol:

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                                  • #18
                                    I really believe there are no bad children, or at least no child is born bad. I work with preschoolers, and I've seen hundreds at this point, and I have yet to meet a 3-4 who is bad. They are all bright, sweet, and innocent. Adults are what turn innocent little kids into bad teenagers.
                                    My overall conclustion about kids from DLR is that there are a lot of parents who are clueless about the nature of children. They just don't stop to think about how stressful it is on a 5 year old to be in such a stimulating enviroment, hence the spectacular afternoon meltdowns we've all seen. They don't understand that a 3 year old if fundamentally incapable of putting anyone before themselves, they just don't understand the mom is going to go nuts if she has to ride IASW again. They don't understand that even a 8 year old doesn't have fully developed impulse control yet, and will do things like smacking their little brother when he's anoying them. Kids are not miniture adults, it's not just a matter of teaching them morals, because a 3 year old's brain just isn't developed enough to be truely altrustic. The frontal cortex in children is not fully developed until their late teens, and the frontal cortex is responsable for higher reasoning, impulse control, predicting consiquences of behavior etc. Parents spend way too much time punishing children and far too little time trying to explain things to them in a way they understand.

                                    Enough of the soapbox...

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                                    • #19
                                      Families go to DL, they go all day, eat lots of sugar and junk food, try to see as much as they can in a day - after a while a small child is going to lose it. If you notice you start seeing a lot more crying kids in the park starting about 3 or 4 in the afternoon. My husband and I always say "we are reaching breaking point time" because you start to see lots of meltdowns.

                                      As far as the kid on the Haunted Mansion - those parents should be ashamed of themselves. The child obviosly had a true fear and they discounted it. That is just plain mean.

                                      And those of you who say that you never acted like that...give me a break, every child has had a meltdown or two in his life. It's how the parents react that makes a difference.

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                                      • #20
                                        I probably acted like that ONCE.

                                        And then my parents smacked the #(*$~! outta me and that was the end of that!

                                        ahahaha

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