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    So my boss and I were talking about DVC and what it costs. His comment was "Disney's just another amusement park anyway" He might have said it to get me going because he knows what a Disney freak I am. Still I had to bite my tongue and not go into the thousands of reasons Disney is not JUST an amusement park. He and his wife have no kids and have never been to WDW, but he is huge on customer service done right and I really think he would enjoy it there.
    My defence is now up and I feel compelled to try and convince him it is more than an amusement park. Any suggestions short of dragging him to Florida with me?
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    Re: "Just another amusement park"

    It's their loss really. For those who get it, no explanation is necessary. For those who don't, no explanation will do. Save yourself the heartache and don't worry about it lol.
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    Re: "Just another amusement park"

    Who cares what he thinks? Why try to change his mind? That's one less family to clog the park. It's not for everyone.

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    My boss is great really, their kind of vacation is going to other countries and staying in quiet areas and sight seeing - "not that there is anything wrong with that" to quote Seinfeld. It's just when I believe and enjoy so strongly in something I can't understand how someone else can't see what I do.

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    You can't convince someone to like it. They either get it or they don't. My parents are the same way. They never took us to WDW as kids and they say "I've been to the 1964 Worlds Fair, That's all EPCOT is I don't need to see it". I don't even argue, it's not worth it. See the last line of my signature.
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    I have actually been successful in turning people into WDW nuts. Then again, a few I have crashed and burned on. I don't waste precious breath on them....once you go, you know!



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    Re: "Just another amusement park"

    Recommend to your boss to read Inside the Magic Kingdom by Tom Connellan. It is a business book he might enjoy.

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    Re: "Just another amusement park"

    I suggest you quit and find a new job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Tom Morrow View Post
    I suggest you quit and find a new job.
    HA!! I like that!



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    Re: "Just another amusement park"

    Quote Originally Posted by NC_WDW_Daddy View Post
    Recommend to your boss to read Inside the Magic Kingdom by Tom Connellan. It is a business book he might enjoy.
    Actually I did just that! He also read Be Our Guest which is a little more business and less entertaining than Inside the Magic Kingdom. He liked them and see's the great customer service side of Disney - that's one of the main reasons I was hired, I'm a former CM. He just needs to see the fun side of Disney also.
    My boss and his wife own both the Tim Hortons stores I work at and are wonderful people to work for. They just like vacations a different way I guess. To each his own.

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    Re: "Just another amusement park"

    Agree and disagree. It's more of a theme park than an amusement park. But yes, it's Busch Gardens with better theming and more costumed characters.
    Really, Walt? Disneyland is MY land? Why would I want a silly little land when I can have the WORLD.


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    I always think it is really funny when people who have never been to WDW tell others that they think it is just another amusement park. How do they know? I can at least deal with a person who has been there and did not like it saying something. To quote Jimmy Buffett, "Do try to describe a KISS concert if you've never seen one!"
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    Outdated music played by over-aged men in forty-year-old make-up. Oh, and pyro.

    I've never been to a Kiss show, but that's how I'd describe it. And fairly accurately. So no, you don't need to be somewhere to describe it. Hawaii, Alaska, Egypt... all conjure up images and descriptions pretty well.
    Really, Walt? Disneyland is MY land? Why would I want a silly little land when I can have the WORLD.


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    Re: "Just another amusement park"

    Thank god for the above post supernova! I had to hold back the vitriol because I hate kiss so much. If they didn't wear that makeup no one would have ever heard of them. Their music is so forgettable and lame.

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