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    Yesterday we got on Star Tours I have to admit I was a curious to see how they incorporate it into the ride and looked forward to seeing what was ahead. I enjoy Star Tours and was there the first summer it opened and I still have my black Star Tours ball cap from back them but I also do not put it as a must ride every time I go. In the end it wasn't the new scenes that made one of my favorite times ever riding the ride, I wasn't Rebel spy this time nor was anyone in my party (we've had that happen numerous times) and I have probably ridden the ride over a hundred times since it opened, no it was the guests in our group. They cheered with glee and oooh and awed laughed at all the humorous quips and then we landed applauded as if it was a Broadway show. I actually felt like just experienced something special. It reminded me of how guests reacted when the ride first opened. in recent years I have not experienced guests ever seeming so appreciative of the experience like I did on that ride yesterday. Upon exit a CM asked me if I enjoyed surviving the battle of Exegol to which I replied "Sure...yes I did" She then gave me one of those buttons celebrating ( written in Aurabech ) " Surviving Battle of Exegol" which was a nice lil capper for the moment.

    I have also had the opposite where being on a POTC boat full of young adults who couldn't stop being obnoxious and pretty much ruined the entire ride until I began starring at them in a tone that let them know I was over their immaturity. Or being next to a doom buggy with an idiot who thinks they have every right to use a flash repeatedly throughout the ride.

    Has anyone else had a dramatic improvement of their ride experience come from other guests being in a positive mood? I am sure there have been several rides ruined by bad guests as well.
    Last edited by Starcade; 01-28-2020, 09:32 AM.

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    yes, all the time. seems to be a recurring theme with this latest generation.
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    • #3
      Yep- happens daily. You'd be surprised how many downtimes (even on a certain brand new attraction) are caused by guests trying to do stuff they shouldn't, or drop things in ride path. Also when CM's have to speil over show scenes it ruins the scene for guests who actually know how to act.

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      • #4
        Yes I have had plenty of positive experiences due to fellow riders. it is awesome when it happens. Star Tours does bring out the good in the riders I have had great experiences on that particular attraction a lot.
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        • #5
          Many years ago, I owned and flew a small plane. I took a number of families to DL, often it was their first time.

          If I live to be 1,000 I'll never forget the look of awesome wonder in their faces upon entering the park. It could be seen even in the adults but the kids didn't hold back one bit. They were almost in a trance with all the beautiful scenery.

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          • #6
            When we rode Soarin' for the first time ever (it was Soarin' over CA at that time), we sat in the front row in the B section. I oo'd and ah'd the entire time, said a lot of "Oh wow!" and "OH MY GOSH!" and "Oh look at that!" And when the golf ball scene happened with the golf ball flying at you, I yelled out really loud "AAAH!" followed by hysterical laughter.

            The lady sitting next to me kept giggling the entire time. When the ride ended, she said, "Let me guess. This was your first time on it, right?" I told her that it indeed was my first time on Soarin'. She laughed and said because of all of my reactions, that had been some of the most fun she'd had on an attraction in a long time. LOL!

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            • #7
              For the most part, people are polite enough to keep the experiences enjoyable. Then again, I don't let other people bother me or define my experience. Sure every once and a while there will be negative experiences due to Guests, but that's so uncommon overall that it's silly to obsess over it or blame it on a group.

              People are too sensitive. If you're defining your experience by everyone else around you, you need to lighten up.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Theme_Park_Insider View Post
                Then again, I don't let other people bother me or define my experience. Sure every once and a while there will be negative experiences due to Guests, but that's so uncommon overall that it's silly to obsess over it or blame it on a group.

                People are too sensitive. If you're defining your experience by everyone else around you, you need to lighten up.
                There was no obsession and nobody is looking for others to define their experience. I was just wondering if others felt or experienced the same and had any stories to share. Most everyone can often ignore any and all guests, I never said the experience is dependent on guests just that they can enhance or even hinder a perfectly enjoyable experience which will make that ride stand out in memory. If you can enjoy HM with a strobe of flashes going off next to you or find others cheering and clapping at the right moments something that does not effect on you then we experience things much differently then each other.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Theme_Park_Insider View Post
                  For the most part, people are polite enough to keep the experiences enjoyable. Then again, I don't let other people bother me or define my experience. Sure every once and a while there will be negative experiences due to Guests, but that's so uncommon overall that it's silly to obsess over it or blame it on a group.

                  People are too sensitive. If you're defining your experience by everyone else around you, you need to lighten up.
                  However don't complain if you're ever stuck in an hour long non-moving line due to a guest acting up on an attraction then. I don't think anyone here is letting others "define" their experience... but it can make a huge difference especially if you're a single day ticket holder, positive or negative, as you may not have another chance to ride for years.

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                  • #10
                    when you are on an attraction of entertainment, behavior that takes from the experience, does effect the experience...



                    we waited for 45 minutes with out of town friends to ride POTC then rode behind a boat full of men in suits with professional cameras flashing brilliant light the entire time and a loud speaker telling them not to
                    I would have preferred them stop the ride and take deal with it, a friend told of seeing two teens removed from the boat for acting up...
                    when we reached the end I talked to the cast members saying we should be allowed to ride again, they didn't care...
                    the guys left with no one approaching them to talk to them about the behavior
                    I tried to get the friends to complain, they just left unhappy about it

                    i was on Haunted Mansion when what looked like a school group from over seas who had chanted and clapped all through the entry, continued to do it during the ride... they stopped the attraction to talk to the kids and their escorts, but, no one was offered a chance to actually enjoy the attraction riding again...

                    the fact of increasingly loud, rude behavior, pushing in line or at events like shows and fireworks, and being aggressive when asked to behave

                    loud conversations during attractions and shows... from the histrionic personality disorder crowd, who are also defensive when asked to be considerate

                    does effect the experience


                    "lighten up you are too sensitive" is the defense to so many bullies





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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by CM08 View Post

                      However don't complain if you're ever stuck in an hour long non-moving line due to a guest acting up on an attraction then. I don't think anyone here is letting others "define" their experience... but it can make a huge difference especially if you're a single day ticket holder, positive or negative, as you may not have another chance to ride for years.
                      Meh.

                      If it's a safety issue that's one thing (and that should be the only Guest related reason a ride is "stopped"), but what I mean is if someone talking a little louder than you like at the time, or flashing a picture here and there, ruins your experience... yeah, it's a crowded place, crowd stuff is going to happen.

                      It's all in your mindset. If you go in to Disneyland convinced you're going to have a good time, then you probably will, no matter what.

                      If you are consistently bothered by what everyone's doing around you...maybe theme parks aren't your thing...

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by GwenRowan View Post

                        ... from the histrionic personality disorder crowd, who are also defensive when asked to be considerat

                        and have some idiot with a flash, a loud voice... spoil the effects Disney spent millions creating...
                        or show up on "bat days" or gay days... so their Disney experience is hijacked by some other agenda

                        when all goes well Disneyland is the most Amazing experience... truly a fantasy...
                        ...bullying indeed...

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by GwenRowan View Post
                          "lighten up you are too sensitive" is the defense to so many bullies
                          Amen. Unfortunately, complaints about rude guest behavior ruining ride experiences are often met with ridiculous "blame the victim" responses from a certain segment of MiceChatters.


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                          • #14
                            When the attendance of the LGBT community, goth community, and those with mental disorders is considered "detrimental" to the Disneyland experience, your arguments are all invalid. It was implied that "all is well" when none of those people are there

                            It's really discouraging that users with this outdated thinking are tolerated here.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Theme_Park_Insider View Post
                              When the attendance of the LGBT community, goth community, and those with mental disorders is considered "detrimental" to the Disneyland experience, your arguments are all invalid. It was implied that "all is well" when none of those people are there

                              It's really discouraging that users with this outdated thinking are tolerated here.
                              Though I agree with your sentiment regarding it being outdated thinking to scorn several of the external communities and group days, I am not sure however why you mention people with mental disorders? Nobody had said anything in that regard? I am hoping I am correct in assuming you are not insinuating Bat and Gay days are filled with "those with mental disorders"

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by Starcade View Post

                                Though I agree with your sentiment regarding it being outdated thinking to scorn several of the external communities and group days, I am not sure however why you mention people with mental disorders? Nobody had said anything in that regard? I am hoping I am correct in assuming you are not insinuating Bat and Gay days are filled with "those with mental disorders"
                                when you are on an attraction of entertainment, behavior that takes from the experience, does effect the experience...



                                we waited for 45 minutes with out of town friends to ride POTC then rode behind a boat full of men in suits with professional cameras flashing brilliant light the entire time and a loud speaker telling them not to
                                I would have preferred them stop the ride and take deal with it, a friend told of seeing two teens removed from the boat for acting up...
                                when we reached the end I talked to the cast members saying we should be allowed to ride again, they didn't care...
                                the guys left with no one approaching them to talk to them about the behavior
                                I tried to get the friends to complain, they just left unhappy about it

                                i was on Haunted Mansion when what looked like a school group from over seas who had chanted and clapped all through the entry, continued to do it during the ride... they stopped the attraction to talk to the kids and their escorts, but, no one was offered a chance to actually enjoy the attraction riding again...

                                the fact of increasingly loud, rude behavior, pushing in line or at events like shows and fireworks, and being aggressive when asked to behave

                                loud conversations during attractions and shows... from the histrionic personality disorder crowd, who are also defensive when asked to be considerate

                                does effect the experience


                                "lighten up you are too sensitive" is the defense to so many bullies
                                Talking about this ^^ in bold.

                                I'll say it again, if other people around you affect your experience, theme parks aren't for you, chief.

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                                • #17
                                  The fact that someone compares smaller, marginalized groups like LGBTQ community to guests ruining their day tells me they are actually the rude guest with their own prejudice. I’d rather be stuck in line with Goth than a bigot.

                                  Inconsiderate guests are horrible (and no you don’t just have to get over it, they suck and you have every right to complain), but it has little to do with those groups.
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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by Theme_Park_Insider View Post
                                    Sure every once and a while there will be negative experiences due to Guests,

                                    Originally posted by Theme_Park_Insider View Post
                                    I'll say it again, if other people around you affect your experience, theme parks aren't for you, chief.
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                                    • #19
                                      Now you're getting it! XD

                                      (Negative experiences happen) + (Don't let it bother you attitude) = Not actually a negative experience!

                                      Therefore, no, your fellow guests make no difference if you have the proper mindset.

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by Theme_Park_Insider View Post
                                        Now you're getting it! XD

                                        (Negative experiences happen) + (Don't let it bother you attitude) = Not actually a negative experience!

                                        Therefore, no, your fellow guests make no difference if you have the proper mindset.
                                        If only that is what you had said.

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