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  • Sorry guys. I like Disneyland and California Adventure.

    I grew up in Anaheim. I still live off Katella. My family have been passholders for many many years, my son is almost 20 now. We have dream keys. We watch Disney+.We spend money on merchandise and food when we go to the parks.

    We trade pins. We wear Disney berets and ears. We watch Davey Crocket movies and Loki. Black Spire Outpost is absolutely AMAZING. Cars Land is OUTSTANDING. Pixar is great.

    We enjoy the offerings of Disney. If you don’t, just sing along and “let it go” maybe the parks aren’t for you anymore. There’s literally millions of us that still love Disney.

    Millions of us still love the parks and the movies.

    if you don’t like Disney anymore then maybe these aren’t the droids you are looking for and it’s time to “move along”.

    Everyone here is so angry, so frustrated. For me and my family It’s still the happiest place on earth. Maybe take some time to find your new happy place.

    Edit. If you read this and get offended you might want to go outside and breathe. Just a thought. Sorry I complained about the constant complaining about what is quoted to be “The happiest place in cyberspace” because most people here aren’t happy. Sorry for the intrusion. May the force be with you.
    Last edited by disneywarcrafts; 11-11-2021, 05:11 PM.

  • #2
    Originally posted by disneywarcrafts View Post
    I grew up in Anaheim. I still live off Katella. My family have been passholders for many many years, my son is almost 20 now. We have dream keys. We watch Disney+.We spend money on merchandise and food when we go to the parks.

    We trade pins. We wear Disney berets and ears. We watch Davey Crocket movies and Loki. Black Spire Outpost is absolutely AMAZING. Cars Land is OUTSTANDING. Pixar is great.

    We enjoy the offerings of Disney. If you don’t, just sing along and “let it go” maybe the parks aren’t for you anymore. There’s literally millions of us that still love Disney.

    Millions of us still love the parks and the movies.

    if you don’t like Disney anymore then maybe these aren’t the droids you are looking for and it’s time to “move along”.

    Everyone here is so angry, so frustrated. For me and my family It’s still the happiest place on earth. Maybe take some time to find your new happy place.
    I completely agree with you, We are a once or twice a year visitor being out of state but my family still feels the magic of Disney and love the time we spend their together. I am worried about the direction of the current leadership but it has not turned me off yet.
    BGood! It's not just my motto its my name!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by mickdaddy View Post

      I completely agree with you, We are a once or twice a year visitor being out of state but my family still feels the magic of Disney and love the time we spend their together. I am worried about the direction of the current leadership but it has not turned me off yet.
      Yesterday I walked in from Monorail red. Past a closed and not thinking about preserving the magic Nemo submarines. Past the old boats that aren’t there anymore. Towards a closed small world and past a closed Theater to the left. I walked into toontown and was greeted by a bunch of construction on the new Mickey train ride. Roger rabbit was down. The old train still wasn’t running. Mickeys and Minnie’s house were closed and Gadgets go coaster was down.

      I didn’t get on the internet and complain about how Disney ruined my experience because of Chapek.

      I went to Black Spire Outpost, had a Ronto wrap and used my data pad to trigger some droids instead of emotions on the internet. People need to ease up and enjoy themselves.

      I appreciate your love of Disney, although I doubt Chapek will do anything other than invest in the shareholders.
      Last edited by disneywarcrafts; 11-11-2021, 09:28 AM.

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      • #4
        I also grew up not far from Disneyland (Long Beach), went there annually for as long as I can remember. My family never had passes, but that doesn't mean we didn't love Disneyland any less than the OP, or the next person. I too still love Disneyland, and its because I do love it that I am upset at the current way things are being ran. It's okay to be upset at things that you care about, and vent, take time away, etc. Right now I am finding it hard to see/visit them right now, so I'm taking a break.

        Big Thunder Ranch > Galaxys Edge

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        • #5
          There's a lot to still love. Whether or not the price point or other issues some might have with the way the company is trending is enough to offset that first sentiment is up to each Guest. I've cut back myself down to about 2 or 3 strategically chosen visits a year so that I can enjoy other things life has to offer. But I still like to go too and understand why many folks still want to keep going as much as they do. One can fully realize that something like Pixar Pier isn't all that great but still recognize that Haunted Mansion remains to enjoy. Much of what made the parks so great is still there, for now. My thinking is, enjoy it while it's there but don't overdo it. Nothing lasts forever.
          Last edited by Blurr; 11-11-2021, 04:19 PM.

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          • #6
            To be quite honest, I don't think I have much to complain about. The one thing that bothered me was the mobile ordering . But that's almost feeling like its normal now. Yeah prices are going through the roof at DL & DCA... but everything around us is.

            Its unfortunate that things are playing out the way they are. I've actually gone more times this year than I have ever (7 times since they re-opened). And it makes it difficult for some families to attend the parks nowadays. Whether its for financial reasons or sold out date- its something that we're going to have to adjust to. Don't let that cloud all the happy memories you once had at the parks. Its easier said than done, I know.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Blurr View Post
              Nothing lasts forever.
              Indeed. Especially when it's being actively eroded by a customer-unfriendly management that is focused on profits at any price.

              "Disneyland is often called a magic kingdom because
              it combines fantasy and history, adventure and learning,
              together with every variety of recreation and fun,
              designed to appeal to everyone."

              - Walt Disney

              "Disneyland is all about turning movies into rides."
              - Michael Eisner

              "It's very symbiotic."
              - Bob Chapek

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Mr Wiggins View Post

                Indeed. Especially when it's being actively eroded by a customer-unfriendly management that is focused on profits at any price.
                YEP....Disney have become unfriendly company ,long with there parks ,
                that has focused on profits at any price.
                Disney has ruined many experience , because of Chapek IMO
                Soaring like an EAGLE !

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                • #9
                  *Sigh* Of course the two ever complaining members above HAVE to chime in with how utterly terrible the management is...
                  We just returned from DL after two years and I will say that everything seemed well, normal, expensive, crowded but still the DL that we remember and love.
                  Nothing seemed unattended or poorly managed, cast member were their usual semi friendly, semi unfriendly selves, food was the same and while some menu items were absent it's not like we were dying to eat them anyway.

                  We even repurchased the AP and plan on returning within the next few months.

                  So to the above mentioned curmudgeons, please lay off the constant harping, it gets old real fast. K? thanks

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                  • #10
                    Question to the OP - if Disney were to buy Montezooma’s Revenge from Knott’s Berry Farm and stick it down the middle of Main Street would you complain in that case? It seems you are old enough to notice that Disneyland is a mere shadow of its former self, and while admittedly the scenario I proposed is absurd it isn’t too far off of what potentially can happen and arguably has happened to Walt’s original park.

                    And by the way I’ve lived my entire life in Orange County not far from Harbor Blvd. Not in Anaheim but close enough. And my work is just 7 miles away.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by DisneyIPresume View Post
                      Question to the OP - if Disney were to buy Montezooma’s Revenge from Knott’s Berry Farm and stick it down the middle of Main Street would you complain in that case? It seems you are old enough to notice that Disneyland is a mere shadow of its former self, and while admittedly the scenario I proposed is absurd it isn’t too far off of what potentially can happen and arguably has happened to Walt’s original park.

                      And by the way I’ve lived my entire life in Orange County not far from Harbor Blvd. Not in Anaheim but close enough. And my work is just 7 miles away.
                      I AGREE.......Disneyland is a mere shadow of its former self-SADLY
                      IMO
                      I also have lived my entire life in Orange County,
                      with both Disneyland and Knott's in my back yard........
                      So both place's is have been part of Life.....since I was a baby
                      Soaring like an EAGLE !

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by DisneyIPresume View Post
                        Question to the OP - if Disney were to buy Montezooma’s Revenge from Knott’s Berry Farm and stick it down the middle of Main Street would you complain in that case? It seems you are old enough to notice that Disneyland is a mere shadow of its former self, and while admittedly the scenario I proposed is absurd it isn’t too far off of what potentially can happen and arguably has happened to Walt’s original park.
                        I feel like that scenario is what happened at Knotts Berry Farm: they have a really detailed and well thought out Ghost Town and Calico Mine, but at some point park management just started plopping rollercoasters and drop rides anywhere regardless of how it made the park look. I don't think that will happen at Disney, but they arguably did move in that direction with the Collector's Fortress at California Adventure.

                        While I haven't been in a few years, I, personally, am still a big fan of Disney parks, as there's just far more to love than to dislike. I'm prepared for my feelings to sour should Splash Mountain's successor suck, however.
                        Brian the Pooh

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by disneywarcrafts View Post

                          Yesterday I walked in from Monorail red. Past a closed and not thinking about preserving the magic Nemo submarines. Past the old boats that aren’t there anymore. Towards a closed small world and past a closed Theater to the left. I walked into toontown and was greeted by a bunch of construction on the new Mickey train ride. Roger rabbit was down. The old train still wasn’t running. Mickeys and Minnie’s house were closed and Gadgets go coaster was down.
                          And you enjoy paying ever-increasing amounts of money for such experiences?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Mr Wiggins View Post

                            Indeed. Especially when it's being actively eroded by a customer-unfriendly management that is focused on profits at any price.
                            And there you go ladies and gentleman.
                            "And yes, we implore EVERYBODY to follow the park rules. Having off-ride footage is great, but any still photo's or video's taken ON the coasters at SFMM are strictly against the rules. They are there for your (and everybody's) safety." "Six Flags doesn't allow ANY loose articles on their coasters, and they don't allow video taping on their coasters. " BUT, "​ This is not true. Six Flags does not allow ANY On-Ride video or pictures on the rides. The ONLY way is if you get explicit permission from Park Management." ???

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by CHL2T View Post
                              *Sigh* Of course the two ever complaining members above HAVE to chime in with how utterly terrible the management is...
                              We just returned from DL after two years and I will say that everything seemed well, normal, expensive, crowded but still the DL that we remember and love.
                              Nothing seemed unattended or poorly managed, cast member were their usual semi friendly, semi unfriendly selves, food was the same and while some menu items were absent it's not like we were dying to eat them anyway.

                              We even repurchased the AP and plan on returning within the next few months.

                              So to the above mentioned curmudgeons, please lay off the constant harping, it gets old real fast. K? thanks
                              You nailed it. I thought at one time Matt was going to do away with the Chapek posts.
                              "And yes, we implore EVERYBODY to follow the park rules. Having off-ride footage is great, but any still photo's or video's taken ON the coasters at SFMM are strictly against the rules. They are there for your (and everybody's) safety." "Six Flags doesn't allow ANY loose articles on their coasters, and they don't allow video taping on their coasters. " BUT, "​ This is not true. Six Flags does not allow ANY On-Ride video or pictures on the rides. The ONLY way is if you get explicit permission from Park Management." ???

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by CHL2T View Post
                                *Sigh* Of course the two ever complaining members above HAVE to chime in with how utterly terrible the management is...
                                We just returned from DL after two years and I will say that everything seemed well, normal, expensive, crowded but still the DL that we remember and love.
                                Nothing seemed unattended or poorly managed, cast member were their usual semi friendly, semi unfriendly selves, food was the same and while some menu items were absent it's not like we were dying to eat them anyway.

                                We even repurchased the AP and plan on returning within the next few months.

                                So to the above mentioned curmudgeons, please lay off the constant harping, it gets old real fast. K? thanks
                                You can just not read the threads where people criticize the park management, you know. Or maybe start your own thread for discussing why you still like Disneyland...without kicking it off by taking an adversarial tone toward the posters who are unhappy with the current direction, which is what OP did and almost certainly why the "complainers" felt compelled to weigh in.
                                Like this post? Read more like it at The Disneyland Dilettante!

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                                • #17
                                  Might I suggest that OP take breaks from Micechat or find their community, like the Disneyland Reddit, where criticisms of the park are downvoted to invisibility?

                                  It seems like the post came from a place of frustration rather than the latter. Regardless, happy you’re a Disneyland fan, OP…? Welcome to the club.

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                                  • #18
                                    Thank you OP for pointing out what I have felt reading this blog. I think maybe the people here that complain should move permanently to the yesterland section of the site where they can reminisce about how good things used to be back in the good old days before mobile phones, magic keys, etc.
                                    Please realize that you have something awesome that you enjoy, that it is still awesome even though it is different than what you had. This especially goes to those who live close by to the park and go again and again. Grow up and see the fact that Disney is not there to make you alone happy. It is here for the entire world as Walt intended. As far as the complaints on this site please tone it down on EVERY thread, to use Karalora logic maybe start your own complaining thread and I will gladly avoid it. There are still many that come here to enjoy the fine updates that are given by the people running this site to which I say thank you.

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                                    • #19
                                      Thank you OP, I agree completely!

                                      Our opinions are the correct ones and the naysayers are just wrong. I only want to hear positivity and opinions that match my own 100% of the time. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one. If I read someones opinion and it doesn't match my own, I flip out, start hyperventilating, and run to my safe space and get in my hug box until I stop shaking, vomiting, and crying.

                                      I think criticising Disney in any way should be a bannable offense. Mods can we do that please?

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                                      • #20
                                        I grew up in Anaheim. I still live off Katella. My family have been passholders for many many years, my son is almost 20 now. We have dream keys. We watch Disney+.We spend money on merchandise and food when we go to the parks.

                                        We trade pins. We wear Disney berets and ears. We watch Davey Crocket movies and Loki. Black Spire Outpost is absolutely AMAZING. Cars Land is OUTSTANDING. Pixar is great.

                                        We enjoy the offerings of Disney. If you don’t, just sing along and “let it go” maybe the parks aren’t for you anymore. There’s literally millions of us that still love Disney.

                                        Millions of us still love the parks and the movies.

                                        if you don’t like Disney anymore then maybe these aren’t the droids you are looking for and it’s time to “move along”.

                                        Everyone here is so angry, so frustrated. For me and my family It’s still the happiest place on earth. Maybe take some time to find your new happy place.

                                        Edit. If you read this and get offended you might want to go outside and breathe. Just a thought. Sorry I complained about the constant complaining about what is quoted to be “The happiest place in cyberspace” because most people here aren’t happy. Sorry for the intrusion. May the force be with you.
                                        I was on board with you at first, because everyone has the right to love something that people hate (as do people who hate what people love). I'm glad that your seeing a lot of good where others aren't. But...when you tell naysayers to leave, your unfortunately part of the problem. It would be like me telling those who like everything I don't like to go away. It's just trading one kind of negativity for another.

                                        I don't hate Disney. Not at all. in fact, theres plenty that i still love. It's just I've had issues with the current management and the decisions they've made that I dislike. I'm not afraid to voice my opinion, to let others know whats wrong with the way things are. I would never tell people who are having fun that "they're wrong!!".

                                        So no, I won't "Let it Go". I'm gonna be keeping my eye on Disney, see how things keep going and hope that they come up with things that I'm interested in.

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