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  • #21
    Re: No disrespect DLR vistiore, But ...

    Haha wow I offended some people. Well I won't apologize because I have said nothing wrong at all. I have just personally noticed a lot of minorities at six flags that's all. And as I have said I don't know why that is. You people figure this out because frankly I couldn't give a crap what the demographic is at a park. This thread is useless and not worth having to tip toe around a subject that doesnt need to be discussed in the first place. Im out.
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    • #22
      Re: No disrespect DLR vistiore, But ...

      Originally posted by DARTH MAUL View Post
      if they are, that's incredibly offensive. My race has nothing to do with my every day choices. Especially entertainment. I don't go outside and say "let's see, I'm black. what do I want to do today?". Target me as a male, or someone in their twenties, or a college student. Those are the things actually make a difference or that I've chosen for my life and define who I am, not the physical characteristics. I hope to God, they're not that ignorant.
      That's a good point, in that folks of different ethnicities can have similar interests, and Disney fans regardless of race probably love the exact same things about Disney.

      However, Disney does target their marketing to tap new markets,

      Disneyland Ads Aim for Latino Families - Los Angeles Times

      The article says that in 1988 30% of LA's market was Latino, and yet only 15% of Disneyland guests were Latino. A lot has changed since 1988, and obviously Disney reached out to the Latino market and now more than 15% of Disneyland guests are Latino, it is probably closer to 50%, IMHO.

      Similarly, blacks and whites may have similar or pretty much identical tastes, but Disney may be less visible in predominantly black communities, or they may be "targeting" their marketing to black communities in a way that is (naively) different from that in the mainstream that perhaps turns some off of Disneyland.

      Beats me. I don't underestimate Disney's marketing department's ability to make faulty assumptions, though in an increasingly multi-racial/multi-cultural society, it makes sense just to make a good product.

      It is wrong to stereotype a single person and make assumptions based on their race, but choices in recreational activities exist among different racial/ethnics groups,

      http://abcnews.go.com/Travel/story?id=8341029&page=1

      This article mentions that less than 1% of visitors to national parks are black. I find this really surprising, but it illustrates that while America is a cultural melting pot, there are still some cultural differences between racial/ethnic groups. Ironically, the article is from ABC, owned by Disney, and says that there are plenty of blacks at Disney parks.
      Last edited by chesirecat; 07-01-2012, 02:07 PM.

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      • #23
        Re: No disrespect DLR vistiore, But ...

        As loaded as this question is, when I visit the parks I'm not worried whatsoever about the percentage's of what colors of skin are their (because let's be honest that's all that is being discussed here). I'm on vacation when I visit the parks and to be honest I never noticed any difference in the amount of a specific race their might be. I'm there to enjoy myself, not to conduct a census poll that doesn't determine my level of satisfaction with the parks themselves.

        I find this question to be borderline offensive because in its origin it utilizes stereotypes and profiling to gauge why certain individuals of a certain race(s) may or may not parktake in the parks. I don't like this question at all.
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        • #24
          Re: No disrespect DLR vistiore, But ...

          Originally posted by DARTH MAUL View Post
          if they are, that's incredibly offensive. My race has nothing to do with my every day choices. Especially entertainment. I don't go outside and say "let's see, I'm black. what do I want to do today?". Target me as a male, or someone in their twenties, or a college student. Those are the things actually make a difference or that I've chosen for my life and define who I am, not the physical characteristics. I hope to God, they're not that ignorant.
          There is no way that they DON'T track that information. It's a very basic component of market demographics. It has nothing to do with ignorance. In fact, it's probably the exact opposite of that.

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          • #25
            Re: No disrespect DLR vistiore, But ...

            I'm Iranian? Does that count? Haha, but seriously, that's because Disney's raked up the cost for admission twice and they'll do it again. Before you know it, the crowds will lessen until there isn't anyone there.
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            • #26
              Re: No disrespect DLR vistiore, But ...

              Wait, why the hell are we talking about race for? Is this what OP ment by "minorities"?
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              • #27
                Re: No disrespect DLR vistiore, But ...

                Minorities don't go to DLR because they are POOR? I find that statement extremely offensive and ignorant.
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                • #28
                  Re: No disrespect DLR vistiore, But ...

                  This whole conversation is bass-ackwards if you ask me. I thought we were supposed to stop noticing the color disparities and just see everyone as the same.


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                  • #29
                    Re: No disrespect DLR vistiore, But ...

                    I don't really notice how many people of each racial group I encounter at Disneyland. I know I've seen people of every race and culture, but numbers, percentages, whatever, I couldn't begin to tell you.
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