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  • Why? (Light up drumsticks)

    What is with these light up drumsticks that Disney is now selling. I have witnessed numerous occasions of children "banging" away on anything that they please. Rockwork, Haunted Mansion windows and walls, hand rails...everything!

    I went to check a few of the spots used to drum on and there were marks left over from these rock stars. My question is: Since Disney is actively selling these items everywhere in the park, is it acceptable for these young musicians to use the park as their instrument? Or should the parents control their children from using them in/on the park?

    Either way, it's extremely irritating to be within 10 feet of these drummers and I wanted to know if I was the only one or if there are other individuals who share the same thoughts.
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    Re: Why? (Light up drumsticks)

    Because flashing necklaces were not obnoxious enough. By adding the possibility of drumming on trash cans and such or people can be even more annoying to other guests. I am sure there are plenty of people who hate the drum sticks since there are plenty of people who detest the flashing necklaces.
    Originally posted by SummerInFL
    Jesus, even I wouldn't eat that.

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    Turtle, the dorks are going to take upskirt robot pics.

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    • #3
      Re: Why? (Light up drumsticks)

      I remember going to DL on band trips and half our percussion would buy them

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      • #4
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        Cool merchandise idea, terrible idea in a theme park. And DarthDucky, I can assure you that half of the half of the percussion section that bought them constituted a quarter of the worse half of the percussion section.

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        • #5
          Re: Why? (Light up drumsticks)

          ^Actually I think you're right

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          • #6
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            The light up drum as annoying as the flashing necklaces, but still as annoying as heck!! Why does Disney sell these things?

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            • #7
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              I know exactly what you're talking about... I BOUGHT A PAIR!!!

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              • #8
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                I have a pair somewhere. They're realy cool but I wouldn't do the stuff that those kids are doing.

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                • #9
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                  Originally posted by Dan - Tasmic! View Post
                  The light up drum as annoying as the flashing necklaces, but still as annoying as heck!! Why does Disney sell these things?
                  Because they make alot of money. The Flashing Necklaces make a ton of money. All of those lightswords, and lightchasers (the light up things with 3 little arms that spin around) make a TON of money.

                  Disney sells obnoxious stuff, because that is what people buy.
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                  • #10
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                    Originally posted by Dan - Tasmic! View Post
                    The light up drum as annoying as the flashing necklaces, but still as annoying as heck!! Why does Disney sell these things?
                    Because quite frankly TWDC could care less whether or not these light up drum sticks are annoying to you or anyone else. As long as it keeps those registers cha-chingin' then its perfectly fine to sell them in the parks.
                    Class of 2005...

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                    • #11
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                      Originally posted by Abominable Snowman View Post
                      I know exactly what you're talking about... I BOUGHT A PAIR!!!
                      I knew that was you!
                      "If you build it right, they will come." - Bob Iger

                      "I'm not a literary person. As far as realism is concerned, you can find dirt anyplace you look for it. I'm one of those optimists. There's always a rainbow." - Walt Disney



                      "I don't care about critics. Critics take themselves too seriously. They think the only way to be noticed and to be the smart guy is to pick and find fault with things. It's the public I'm making pictures for." - Walt Disney

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                      • #12
                        Re: Why? (Light up drumsticks)

                        The lightsaber stuff is annoying too. I have been hit way too many times by one of those being flung around by an out of control child.

                        I realize that Disney makes a lot of money off these things, but I wish Disney would take the other guests into account.
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                        • #13
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                          I would not allow my child to use them in the park. They would be a wait until we get home toy.

                          My daughters 17 year old friend would always do annoying things in the park. I spent all day disciplining him and he's not even my child. I have no idea what his issue was. However, I'm not in the mindset of , "we're at DL. Do whatever you want."

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                          • #14
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                            I understand that these new toys bring in lots of cash for Disney but am I out of line in expecting the parents to help control their child from drumming on the property?

                            I witnessed one parent purchase the drumsticks at the Magic Shop and tell her child, "Ok, we are going to put those away until we get home." That impressed me and I hope that this is not a rare occurance with guests.
                            "If you build it right, they will come." - Bob Iger

                            "I'm not a literary person. As far as realism is concerned, you can find dirt anyplace you look for it. I'm one of those optimists. There's always a rainbow." - Walt Disney



                            "I don't care about critics. Critics take themselves too seriously. They think the only way to be noticed and to be the smart guy is to pick and find fault with things. It's the public I'm making pictures for." - Walt Disney

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                            • #15
                              Re: Why? (Light up drumsticks)

                              Each time Disney sacrifices show quality and the guest experience for a few extra dollars, the company risks breaking the proverbial camel's back.

                              When do guests start losing interest in Disneyland because Disney is not providing a premium experience anymore?

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                              • #16
                                Re: Why? (Light up drumsticks)

                                I think those drumsticks are left over from the "old" days, when Blast! was playing at the Hyperion in DCA. At least back then it was a merchandise tie-in that made sense. Now they don't have any meaning, except being obnoxious!
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                                • #17
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                                  I as a parrent would not let my kids beat on anything with these, and I wouldn't think that most parents would let their children do that ... but as we have all seen from time to time at DL - there are alot of parents out there who probably shouldn't be parents, or need to take a class or two.

                                  With that said, is it really worth complaining about this - those parents that are going to let their kids do these kinds of things probably are not going to change their minds based on this post.

                                  I would like to site strollers as an example - that situation has not, and probably never will change.

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                                  • #18
                                    Re: Why? (Light up drumsticks)

                                    Originally posted by bloodnswash View Post
                                    The lightsaber stuff is annoying too. I have been hit way too many times by one of those being flung around by an out of control child.

                                    I realize that Disney makes a lot of money off these things, but I wish Disney would take the other guests into account.
                                    They do take you into account. They offer you the same merchandise so that you may defend yourself against unruly children. For a small fee they will provide you with your own lightsaber to attack. For a little more they offer you your own light chaser to block and parry the blows of your opponents. And for those who are victorious they offer light up drumsticks so you may tap a victory tune on the opponents forehead!
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                                    • #19
                                      Re: Why? (Light up drumsticks)

                                      Originally posted by chadb14 View Post
                                      I would like to site strollers as an example - that situation has not, and probably never will change.
                                      Okay, let's not go there again. This is apples and oranges.
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                                      • #20
                                        Re: Why? (Light up drumsticks)

                                        Originally posted by SusieP. View Post
                                        Okay, let's not go there again. This is apples and oranges.
                                        Yes indeed flashing necklaces and lighted drumsticks are the new chat board equivalent of the stroller threads.
                                        Originally posted by SummerInFL
                                        Jesus, even I wouldn't eat that.

                                        Originally posted by Wanda Woman
                                        Turtle, the dorks are going to take upskirt robot pics.

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