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 4777.5 #16 (DL Qual #132

January 23, 2012 10:00 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Those contemplating on quitting: Don't. Believe me, I was in the same position as you, but I reached out in a meetup and made some friends for LIFE. Yes, LIFE! Just last night, after the buzz meetup, I spoke with a MWer last night and he told me that the app has changed his life and made DL a much more enjoyable place to hang out. There are people, here, with common passions for Disney. 13 or 40,   More...
I am breaking my month-long silence with this reply. That was very well said. The problem is...first impressions made with bad humor or sarcasm, chastising a new member because they saturate the rooms with photos, or they ask the wrong question. Repeatedly, veteran members will reply to these posts with "oh, lawdy!" Or "pass the popcorn". That is a huge put off the the newer members. As for the folks that haven't been on very long AND don't get to the parks as often as most, the attitude is "Your not us, so don't speak to us" or you don't come to the meet-ups, so you have no idea about us". Well guess what, with attitude, I don't want to know you. I have not met one single solitary MW member, yet some I love like a sibling. Others, eh, not so much. The air of Disnobbery some folks have is just too much to stomach, and that is a major turn off for ALOT of folks. If people stop participating on MW, there will be no reason for MW. I don't want to see it, you don't want to see it. People need to understand we are all in this together. Humor, if correctly passed on, is great. Sarcasm and mean spiritedness is not. Thank you! - SorcererBHhaha  409.0 #463 10:20PM
"Assume positive intent." - John  312.1 #725 10:24PM
Great points and Disnobbery is now my new favorite word! - cynDOLEwhip  1175.5 #112 10:27PM
I liked your comment. Well said. :) - L0VECINDERELLA  10.7 #8704 10:32PM
Your concerns are noted. Some people convey their words differently than others. - BCC  4777.5 #16 10:34PM
really good points! it's the "strong personalities" that made me nervous about attending my first meetup last night, especially because i get shy (and awkward) when meeting new people. but i'm glad i went because nyghtngale, latruce, sassie_cass, and ashleylynn22 were so welcoming and friendly! couldn't have met ya'll without MW :D - thinkhApPytHoughts  223.8 #1543 10:56PM
I'll divulge you a secret. When we were taking the photo, who was the one that said "Do something funny!!!" and started jumping around like a coffee bean? - BCC  4777.5 #16 10:57PM
A theme park? - Alicewhoareyou  1021.8 #145 11:15PM
Amen BHhaha! - Disney4ever55  205.0 #1798 11:25PM
Great points! Awesomely well put. - USCVivian  193.6 #1938 1:56PM
It is good to see your name again :) - BooEve123  800.9 #191 1:58PM
Amen!!! - NurseKatey  325.9 #663 2:26PM
It was nice meeting you too Thinkhappythoughts! 😊 You're so sweet! The way you walked up to us and said hi I'm new was awesome! Hope you had fun! - Nyghtngale  558.0 #304 2:31PM
Thank you :) - disneyfan46  334.9 #626 10:38PM
I think that BCC was trying to say something positive and encouraging, and your reply BHhaha just fuels the divide. There are many, many people on this app. Everybody is not going to get along, or like each other, or have the same sense of humor. You don't find sarcasm funny, I do, the world won't end. And what happens in this lounge is off putting, if you aren't capable of being on an online forum. And pointing fingers at the veterans of this app is old. I've met many of them, and they are some of the nicest, most genuine people I've met. And for the record, the "oh lawdy" and "pass the popcorn" comments are not all from veterans. This lounge is customizable. Use the block feature, use the RP feature and move on. Drama is found were you look for it. And the friendships I have made here, are what keeps me coming back. - DisneyFanZoe  1106.9 #129 11:03PM
Exactly what I was going to say! The veterans are barely posting anymore, and I prefer to think of it as witty banter anyway. - Missshelly  692.9 #226 11:08PM
Back then was a lot worse. You remember. - BCC  4777.5 #16 11:09PM
Yes. - Spoonful_O_Sugar  526.3 #335 11:10PM
Right. And I don't see any of them posting threads and complaining about the new people and how annoying they are, or they're such cry babies and they do this, and that. Everytime you turn around there is someone who is not capable of logic, complaining about how mean people are, how horrible the OGs are... It's a ridiculous double standard. - DisneyFanZoe  1106.9 #129 11:13PM
Actually, my intent was not to fan any flames. If that is what you took from it, I am sorry. I was trying to convey the frustrations new members, and some older ones, feel when making a posting faux pas. People, of all rank levels, say things they think are funny, but come across as mean spirited, but the newer members, for the most part, are only doing to curry favor of those with a higher ranking. By the way, how is the MW cookbook coming along? - SorcererBHhaha  409.0 #463 7:47AM
I'm sure it's not intentional, but it inevitably causes more issues. I'm surprised you remembered! Nobody else seems too... It's stalled, I recieved very little. I'll try again soon, since we have a new crop of people. Thank you for asking! 😊 - DisneyFanZoe  1106.9 #129 12:36PM
DZF you are so right! Plus the ranks do no make someone a veteran... These days it's so easy to get a high rank!! - UrsulasTwin  321.4 #692 2:13PM
CONFESSION: I had no clue what MW was when my hubby dragged me to our first meet up, had no clue what to expect. But I can tell you that I am so happy my hubby did. I have met some wonderful people here and some I consider friends. Ya there are some people here who go past sarcasm, but I just block them, I'm to old to deal w childish stuff like that. I refuse to be a 31yr old with a bully :) but honestly you guys make DL a whole lot better for me, its always fun :) -The Wife - HanLostLeia  1096.2 #131 11:11PM
I love this! I definitely want to go to a meet up when I have the chance to go back. Hopefully during spring break! I would love to meet some nice Disney fanatics =) hope to meet you! - kayceeb  166.3 #2309 11:14PM
I love this! I definitely want to go to a meet up when I have the chance to go back. Hopefully during spring break! I would love to meet some nice Disney fanatics =) hope to meet you! - kayceeb  166.3 #2309 11:14PM

 335.7 #624 (DL Qual #922

January 16, 2012 9:20 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
There have been a lot of Disney fact posts lately-so why not do a Disney fact thread! They are always fun when new people enter the lounge....so what's your favorite Disney fact?
The fact that the old man playing the banjo in Pirates is not some random old man. He is actually A pirate named Jean Laffite. He hid in the Lousiana swamp lands and that's also why the loading dock is called "Laffite's Landing" 😊 - AshleyLynn22  791.2 #194 9:43AM
Learn something new everyday! - Mouseketeer.for.Short  335.7 #624 9:47AM
=) - UncoolBunny  71.0 #3809 11:30AM
And the ride, well before they put all the movie stuff in, is a journey through his memories of being a pirate. When you go down the first drop, you are supposed to be descending into his mind and he appears several other places during the ride. The story is also tied in with Haunted Mansion, that's why the weather vane is a ship. - CMJenKWorth  125.0 #2935 11:36AM
Oh my gosh! So cool. Where else does he appear in the ride? - BlackCanary86  51.2 #4278 11:48AM
Between these two rides there was supposed to be a crypt. You can still see the top arch of the would be doorway along the wall/bench/sidewalk dividers (don't know how to describe it) between potc and hm. it has a date on top of the arch - Pixarprincess  539.3 #319 11:50AM
I did not know that. Cool - cesium55  531.6 #329 11:51AM
Absolutely correct. It was going to be a tunnel walkway thing linking the attractions into one story. The date is the birth year of the imagineer who came up with it minus 200 years I believe. Every attraction in the parks has a story tied to it. The mansion one is very interesting. - CMJenKWorth  125.0 #2935 11:53AM
I've read so much into Pirates! This has to be my favorite thing! I love it!! - AshleyLynn22  791.2 #194 12:13PM
Really?! I had no idea! He still creeps me out, there is banjo music but no banjo.... Also I alway feel like he is watching me like a crazy stalker.... - tiggertwin  329.5 #649 12:58PM
I'd love to hear the haunted mansion story! Can anyone send it to me? - AshleyLynn22  791.2 #194 1:48PM
The Haunted Mansion story goes that The pirate Capt. Blood built the mansion for his wife and she made him promise to never go out to sea again. He told her that he had to go one last time and he was gone for a long time. When he finally came back they got into a big argument and he ended up killing her. Not sure if he killed her accidentally or out of rage. Well, he was so distraught over her death that it's rumored he hung himself in the gallery.. This is why there is a ship weathervane and the picture of the ship in the portrait hall, and also obviously the hanging man in the gallery is Capt. Blood. =) Disney has added stuff with the bride in the attic and killing her husbands and stuff.. but this is one of the original stories. Enjoy! - CMJenKWorth  125.0 #2935 2:00PM
Very cool :-) - LAFDWifey  81.5 #3626 2:05PM
WOW!! CMJenKWorth will you be my new best friend?! - AshleyLynn22  791.2 #194 2:08PM
Haha.. Sure! I used to be a Mansion Maid.. Loved every second of it. I miss it sometimes. - CMJenKWorth  125.0 #2935 2:12PM
Yup I'm claiming you as my new BFF! I want to hear all your stories! Lol - AshleyLynn22  791.2 #194 2:18PM
I've always wondered if there was something going on with that guy! Thanks for sharing! - DisneylAndy  205.6 #1784 4:19PM
Huh. I always heard that the bride's death was caused by her overprotective father. When the sailor was gone at sea, he came in as she was trying on her wedding dress. He lied to her, telling her that the captain died at sea. She killed herself, then when the captain came back and heard of the news, he hung himself. - snowwannab  674.2 #243 8:19PM
Wow I love both these stories! Thanks for Sharing guys! #extremequality. - NeverlandTink  422.5 #442 9:12PM
Right Tink! I love all this info! - AshleyLynn22  791.2 #194 9:34PM
Thanks CMJen for the info! - Jacqueline  580.0 #293 10:32PM
Woah! Never knew that - DisneyVillain  356.0 #567 11:48PM
http://longforgottenhauntedmansion.blogspot.com/2010/09/jean-lafitte-and-mega-theme-temptation.html this is one of probably a few different blogs about the Jean Lafitte story. this one really gets in depth on the story, even more so than what you have learned thus far. check it out!!!! - littleoysterz  242.3 #1315 1:06AM
Wow! Very interesting article! - AshleyLynn22  791.2 #194 2:17AM
Walt passed before the POTC attraction was complete, this was one of his babies and he took pride in it. - GoofyJoe  1906.6 #64 10:38AM
Goofy that is why I love it so much! - AshleyLynn22  791.2 #194 10:50AM
Mine is the one in which iasw opened any Walt had children from different cultures represented and they all poured one gallon of water into the attraction, now when they drain the water they take a gallon of water out to keep the "culture" πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨ - Mouseketeer.for.Short  335.7 #624 9:23AM
I didnt know this! Cool!! - vanGoghsStarryNight  37.1 #4812 9:44AM
Really?!?! That's awesome - kateluvskev  184.4 #2052 9:58AM
That's awesome I didn't know this! - ingridd  15.5 #7115 11:33AM
You can find a video of it on YouTube! It's really cool to see walt and all the kids from around the world! - kritomiester  333.1 #632 11:42AM
My mom was actually one of the kids who opened IASW, she poured the water and met Walt, she was about seven years old. - CM_LionGeek  352.7 #575 12:28PM
That's amazing @lion geek! What an awesome thing for yor culture and family - Mouseketeer.for.Short  335.7 #624 12:43PM
That is a really cool fact! - proudcanuck  478.5 #379 1:02PM
That's a very cool fact! - LAFDWifey  81.5 #3626 2:04PM
I did not know that. thank you for the info!! - nikole31  240.4 #1337 4:05PM
Neato! - Tom  6575.7 #10 4:50PM
@Lion your like MW Royalty! That's so awesome your mom got to meet the beloved Walt! - NeverlandTink  422.5 #442 9:15PM
And I heard some of them can talk - Mouse4life  1150.2 #118 12:45PM
Who knows where Mineral King is besides me and shadowgamer? - DebbyMouse7531  428.7 #15 5:43PM

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 4777.5 #16 (DL Qual #132

October 1, 2011 1:19 AM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
Intro to Halloween Screams
Wow! Clean video! Thanks for posting! I'm so glad I got to see this when it was still part of the regular Disney day & not exclusive to Mickeys party :) - ponyboy  22.7 #5928 2:42PM
awesome... ill be there today. i just wish it was one of Mickeys Halloween nights :( lol - Southcaluguy87  7.4 #11140 5:25AM
Your killing me here.... I am determined to be surprised when I see this for the first time in 14 days..... MUST......NOT.....WATCH..... :) - Disneylove21  44.6 #4495 6:08PM
I'm not going to make it out to see this live so thank you for posting it! Great video! - LAFDWifey  81.5 #3626 11:02PM

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