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To wish the constant Disneyland adverts would feck the feck off?

(54 Posts)
AngiBolen Wed 25-Jan-12 19:22:47

What's with the constant guilt trip?

I really don't want to go to Disneyland. Neither does DH (Not enough to part with our hard earned cash, anyway) Our children do. Luckily they don't seem to be exposed to quite as much Disney advertising as I am. Or maybe they have learned not to ask for things they know they won't get.

But why do I feel like a crap parent because my children haven't been? Am I just really gullible to advertising? I think I need therapy to help me get over this (which would probably cost more than taking them to Disneyland).

SwedishEdith Wed 25-Jan-12 19:26:05

I laugh every time this ad comes on now because of mn. "Disneyland Florida. In America" grin

I have no desire to go there ever and I just don't understand why anyone would ever feel"guilty" about this confused Doesn't cross my mind.

janelikesjam Wed 25-Jan-12 19:26:44

KnowWhatYouMean. Its called "creating a need". My son also burst out the other day "Why can't we go to Disneyland!" (He could have said the Moon and I'd be less surprised but, like you, I felt a bit guilty).

MuckyCarpet Wed 25-Jan-12 19:40:54

It's shit. Your children are missing nothing and you have nothing to feel guilty about.

It's too hot, the queues are ridiculous, the food is disgusting and overpriced, the toilets are weird and to top it off - you get grown men prancing around acting like twats and adult dickheads with micky mouse ears on their heads eagerly awaiting their turn on the fucking carousel.

Nightmare of a place. The adverts just make me shudder.

AngiBolen Wed 25-Jan-12 19:58:56

Thank you, MuckyCarpet. I may print out your post and stick it next to my computer screen.

Tell me more about the weird toilets. grin

TwoIfBySea Wed 25-Jan-12 20:03:41

Yes! Luckily dts have no interest in Disney thanks to the amount of girl's stuff they sell in their stores.

It's the way smug mum interjects with the fact that not only are the kids going to Disneyland but it is in Florida, in America. Just in case anyone thought she was taking them to France or anything.

Argh! Irrational but I hate it!

Sparklingbrook Wed 25-Jan-12 20:05:22

I went to Disneyland California ( in America) in 1990. I was all Disneyed out then. I remain that way to this day. smile

dixiechick1975 Wed 25-Jan-12 20:15:07

It's Disneyworld in Florida grin

smoggii Wed 25-Jan-12 20:17:06

I want to go and i love the adverts it gives me incentive to save.

Each to their own IMO

hairypotter Wed 25-Jan-12 20:21:07

Another Disneyland lover here. Horses for courses and all that. My dd's want pretty much everything advertised on tv I just ignore them most if the time

Scheherezade Wed 25-Jan-12 20:25:00

Sorry, Disneyland Paris is one of mine and DPs fave places grin

Sparklingbrook Wed 25-Jan-12 20:27:57

Has it got less naff since 1990?

StealthPenguin Wed 25-Jan-12 20:30:00

Disneyland Paris is great, except it's full of the bloody French!

I've been three times. Every single bloody time I will be in a queue for a ride, someone will inevitably jump the queue. I will confront them because I'm a gobby caah because I can't stand it when people push in. And every time I will get a haughty look and the immortal words...

"Oh, zorree, but I h'am Freeennnch!"

...and they'll carry on pushing through to the front of the queue!


I'm actually serious! If it happens again I'll punch someone!

Then again... I've been to the Florida one once. And if one more person said "Oh, you're from Wales?! That's in England right??" I would have smacked them into submission.

PlayEatSleep Wed 25-Jan-12 20:36:45

Yeah right, Penguin.

Whatmeworry Wed 25-Jan-12 20:38:35

I wonder if websites can track the negative impact of overplayed Ads smile

StealthPenguin Wed 25-Jan-12 20:41:31

PlayEatSleep - True story. Every time.

PlayEatSleep Wed 25-Jan-12 20:42:28

There are definitely a lot of queue jumpers here. And I could imagine people saying that, but 3 times??!

ReindeerBollocks Wed 25-Jan-12 20:43:22

DS was crying about not going.

His dad offered to take him a few months later and DS (who had forgotten about the advert by this stage) said he'd rather visit relatives instead. Relatives live abroad too, but it's not nearly as costly as Disney. That made me smile.

AngiBolen Wed 25-Jan-12 20:45:18

I did go through Disney phase once. I wore Mickey Mouse leggings (when I was old enough to vote). I actually purchased a checked shirt from the Disney store, with a Micky Mouse logo on the pocket. I went to Disneyland Paris (3 times) and on one occasion bought a Disneyland Paris ashtray (bet they don't sell those these days). And yes, I owned a pair of those ears. I must have looked a right eejit.

But life happens, I grew up, and I really don't want to return to than insanity. Maybe I'm scared that my 6yo will delight in a pizza in the shape of Micky Mouses head, and pizza express will never quite seem the same again.

StealthPenguin Wed 25-Jan-12 20:45:39

I'm honestly not kidding or exaggerating. I've not been in a few years, but have been to DisneyLand Paris three times in my life. And it's happened three times.

It's always a woman as well...

wherearemysocks Wed 25-Jan-12 20:46:45

We took dd1 to disneyland Paris when she was 5, she has since been saving all her pocket money, and christmas and birthday money so we go again and take dd2.

I don't remember the toilets being weird? But yes the food was crap and pretty much everything was over-priced but we had great fun. smile

I watch pretty much everything on sky + so I never watch any adverts so I don't really know what the problem with them is.

Sparklingbrook Wed 25-Jan-12 20:49:18

Crap food, overpriced, weird toilets, queue jumpers, adults pratting about wearing ears. What's not to like. confused

whereismymind73 Wed 25-Jan-12 20:53:17

Aw I love that advert but then I love Disneyworld - we're going for the 7th time this year and cant wait. Have to say though I don't really fancy Disneyland Paris -not sure why though.
For those that say the queues are awful - you're not doing it right ;) there is definitely a knack to it - the longest queue we've ever waited in is 20 mins.

AngiBolen Wed 25-Jan-12 21:01:32

Can none of you see the Disneyland banner at the top on MN? It's constantly there, whispering to me "go on, take your children to Disney, you know you ought to"

Sparklingbrook Wed 25-Jan-12 21:03:06

Sounds like it would be a cruel thing to do Angi. grin

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