Hit the nail right on the head zippitydoodah.
Hit the nail right on the head zippitydoodah.
Because we love it. There always has to be a positve and a negative, good and evil, and so on.
I do get how some people could not like Disney World though. I can't stand sitting on a beach or a pool chair. Bores me to pieces! But I really do understand that for some people, vacation means parking it and not moving for a week, and the thought of a hot, sweaty lineup and tiring yourself out with long hours is the opposite of a good time. as far as "Disney" the company goes, the more I learn about it the more I love it, and the parks are what made me get into the company. I'm sure for a lot of people who aren't into the parks, the company is nothing more than something from their childhood at the best, and a money-****ing evil corporation at the worst. Why waste your time and energy trying to convince everyone in the world otherwise?
I am truly blessed to have family, at least on my side, that "gets it". My mother is even bigger a Disney freak than I (if that's possible) in that she has done things I haven't had the opportuntiy to yet (she's been to DL, is a DVC Member, is going on an ABD trip to Italy in September, has been cruising and has taken behind the scenes tours).
I dont get people who hate Disney at all (obviously) but my aunt can't stand anything Disney. She has 4 kids who are all younger than my brother and I and everytime we go, those kids are so jealous and she is constantly making sarcastic comments about it. But then she was raised by a strict English family who did not own a TV and thought theme parks were evil.:no:
I thank my lucky stars for my parents who couldn't wait to take my brother and I!
I totally agree with the sentiments being shared about the problem really coming down to why people who hate Disney feel they need to be mean to people who don't. I love cultural things like museums, literature, etc as well nd when my friends want to do that, I gladly go along or if I really don't want to, I politely decline but don't get mean. Heck, I even went to a HUGE exhibit about chairs once. (Sorry, I learned I have to draw the line at furniture since I am a writer, not an artist) However, I am to the point with the Disney stuff that I rarely bring it up any more and just enjoy my buddies on this board, twitter, etc to share the love. I have a few friends who get it and we can chat about it, but mostly not at all. I hate football (people are obsessed and no one's supposed to ? that). I hate skiing and people go nuts. I hate horror movies and therefore I just "don't get it." You get the point. The bottom line is: Disney Haters! Stop being mean! ;)
There's thinking Disney is just a kids thing...and then there's avoiding it like the plague. Most of the reasons I've heard usually tend to either be about "canned vacation experiences" and "Disney Princesses are a horrible influence on little girls".
Different stokes...I'll be the first to admit that Disney tries to be a well oiled machine. But you don't get those experiences anywhere else canned or not. As for Princess movies being all about looking pretty and getting married, my first thought is usually "What movie did YOU watch?" When I was a tot I didn't learn that you must be beautiful to get a happy ending from Princess movies. I learned you must be a good person to get a happy ending. Bad people don't get happy endings. :P
Family-wise it's not a big issue. I have a cousin that considers it the plague (much to his mother's disappointment as she's dying to take her grandson to the World). But all of my siblings are fans and my godparents, their children (and grandchildren) are big Disney fans too. It was kinda funny when we found out their family vacation overlapped with our honeymoon. :P
Almost everyone I know who has professed to dislike WDW...has actually never been there.
As for the Beatles, I've heard enough of their commercial garbage to recognize them for the hacks they are. Fortunately, life dictates that I don't have to start listening to classic rock for at least another 15 or so years. But even then, at no point will "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" come on the radio and I will ever go, "Wow, I love this song..." and leave it on. It's just not going to happen.
As far as Disney goes, if they're not into animated movies or kids' rides, then they're not going to be a fan of Disney, not the parks, the company, or whatever. You can be a fan of amusement parks and thrill rides and not set foot into Disney and still be fine. If Harry Potter doesn't apeal to you, then Universal Studios' new area isn't going to be a draw for you. Hate aquatic sea life? Stay away from Sea World. It's simple. People don't gravitate to things they don't like. As you said, you don't have to experience something to know it doesn't appeal to you. I've never met a dolphin personally, but that isn't what keeps me from spending $300 to go swim with one. And if an animated show or movie from Disney couldn't hold my interest, I'm sure as heck not going to spend over a grand on a trip to Florida or California.
I don't poo poo things i think are nonsense, neither do i feel the need to tell people what i think. I guess i'm a try before you hate kinda person