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to not understand grown adults squealing with excitement over Disneyland?

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GwendolineMaryLacey · 05/05/2011 08:58

I just don't understand it. Perfectly lovely, sane, normal people. I have FB friends who are as described above, yet are making themselves sick with excitement, counting down the hours and not sleeping because they are off to spend a fortune standing in queues for hours to see an oversized stuffed mouse with a bored student inside or some silly woman dressed as a 'princess'. They are squealing about booking meals with these creatures fgs.

I can understand the children being excited but the children in this case are three and couldn't give a toss! The fuss is all about the adults.

Explain it to me please!

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Tryharder · 05/05/2011 09:05

I thought like you and then went to Disney. It was brilliant! Grin


valleyqueen · 05/05/2011 09:07

Because it's the happiest place on earth :)



CJCregg · 05/05/2011 09:09

Do you get excited about Christmas? Or is it just a day when you stuff yourself with food and spend ridiculous amounts of money on presents for people you don't much like? Grin

I went to Disneyland last year with my DCs (7 and 4) and my mother (72) and we were all thrilled with it. Yes, it's expensive and parts of it are a rip-off, but imo there's something very special about Disney that - very cleverly, admittedly - taps into children and the child in adults. I didn't 'squeal' but I was excited about going - mainly for the DCs but also because there's still a part of me that wanted to go when I was little.

Disneyland totally delivered and I would be as excited about going again. Legoland, however, was disappointing - it felt like a rip-off and wasn't worth the money. (A shame, as I spent my Tesco vouchers on annual passes.)


Bananamash · 05/05/2011 09:09

I am one of those adults who finds it super exciting. Blush


HecateQueenOfTheNight · 05/05/2011 09:09


because other people do?

because they think it's what you do when you go to disneyland?

to draw attention to the fact they are going to disneyland?

because they think you'll think they're cute?

because they think it's cute?

when you say adults you mean female adults, don't you?

How many men have you heard squealing with excitement about going to disneyland?


Crevix · 05/05/2011 09:10

i used to have a manager who loved everything disney. he had accessories dotted round the office and a photo of him with the mouse. made me more than a little uncomfortable. he was a vile, passive-agressive bully as well but it was the disney obsession which really made me loathe him.


2rebecca · 05/05/2011 09:10

I went to Eurodisney with the kids. Would never want to go without kids, the nonstop tinny happy music and huge queues for 3 minute rides aren't my thing. Would far rather amble round Paris. After 2 days the kids had had enough so we used our 3rd day of the pass a year later.


SeymoreButts · 05/05/2011 09:11

I was cynical too and very Hmm at the prospect of people in cartoon suits prancing about like idiots.....

But I went last and month and squeeeeeeaaaal it was brilliant!! Tower of terror, anyone?


Quenelle · 05/05/2011 09:11

I agree Gwen. I went to Disneyland Paris with DH and two friends, pre-DC. They were all so excited but I was just 'meh...'. I did enjoy a couple of the rides but I loathe all that sugary, plastic stuff.

But I imagine DS will absolutely love it so I will take him, and be excited for him. It won't keep me awake at night though.


GwendolineMaryLacey · 05/05/2011 09:13

I agree, Legoland is pure shite! :o

Er, Christmas, yes I guess I get excited, not hyper like I did as a child but pleasant anticipation.

Bananamash, why? Why do you get excited? I want to understand!

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mrsravelstein · 05/05/2011 09:13

i wouldn't be squealing with excitement about going, but i must admit when i went 7 years ago with a 3year old ds1, he loved it so much that my cynical hard heart melted and i did find myself loving every minute of it, it was quite magical (florida not paris though, i wonder if that makes a difference)


FoofffyShmoofffer · 05/05/2011 09:16

I could live my life without going to Disneyland/world and not feel like I'd missed out but the idea of my kids faces and their excitement would have me squealing I think.

(In my own home not on bloody Facebook)


TheVeryAngryMumapillar · 05/05/2011 09:17

What Hec said!


BoattoBolivia · 05/05/2011 09:22

I really never wanted to go, but we took dd to Paris when she was 6 and I really enjoyed it, to my surprise. But squealing on Facebook, no


Morloth · 05/05/2011 09:23

Well I don't squeal over anything, but I fucking love Disney.

I liked to ride rollercoasters until I am dizzy, just love them, I also enjoy the 'Disney Bubble', everything is just so nice.

The trick to Disney is the 'off' season, last time I went the rides were all walk ons, no lines whatsoever.

Love the service, love the rides, love the hotels, all of it, and why not? I have done all the cultural holidays, I have seen all of the scenery I want to. I don't want to look at any more ruins or bloody art museums. I want to lie by a pool while someone brings me margeritas and then I want to wander over to California Screamin' and get whizzed about at crazy speeds...


oxocube · 05/05/2011 09:24

Have never been, my kids have never wanted to go, and are now thankfully too old to care, we don't do rides and rollercoasters and none of us is into Disney at all.

I'm with you Gwen - I just don't get it! We would all rather have a week in Provence, eating lovely food, reading good books, chilling in the sunshine. Each to their own I guess


SingingTunelessly · 05/05/2011 09:24

It is fantastic that's why! I am ashamed to say I was a bit sniffy about it before we went but absolutely loved every minute. Seymour yes - Tower of Terror - yay!


gawdblimey · 05/05/2011 09:25

you should go on the Disney forums - blimey they are hard work lol


Curiousmama · 05/05/2011 09:26

I've been to disney world a few times and loved it but didn't squeal Grin Tbh I prefer just going to Spain or camping nowadays [old fart emoticon]


gawdblimey · 05/05/2011 09:26

It is magical though, you couldnt understand if it you have never been

its not just about rides and rollercoasters - its the whole experience! We went with my mum and dad and they loved it as much as the 10 year old kids did


CJCregg · 05/05/2011 09:28

Exactly, gawdblimey - my 72-year-old mum was knackered but got up early with us to make the most of the early pass and had a fantastic time. She was the one who persuaded nervous DS to go on Big Thunder Mountain and turned him at one stroke from timid mouse to rollercoaster devil Grin


thaigreencurry · 05/05/2011 09:31

I don't get it.

Years ago when we were in LA we went to Disneyland and it was ok a bit of fun but not anything to write home about.

If I am ever in the position of being able to afford to go I wil take the kids to the one in Paris because all children want to go to Disneyland but it will be for them not me.

I don't understand it when grown adults spend thousands upon thousands of pounds off to Orlando each year. Why? Do they enjoy spending hours in queues to go on a log flume and eat rubbery hamburgers?

My brothers daughters have grown up and this is the first childfree holiday they will have and they are going back to Orlando to do all the theme parks like they do every year. Confused

Do they not realise there is a grown up world out there?


HecateQueenOfTheNight · 05/05/2011 09:32

there's a difference between being excited and squealing with excitement.

imo, a grown woman - squealing with excitement - affectation.


Firawla · 05/05/2011 09:36

i would be excited if i was going tbh. wouldn't squeal about it on facebook but i would be really looking forward to it, i would have liked to go as a child but i never got the chance so one day hopefully will get to go with the kids


CJCregg · 05/05/2011 09:39

Quite honestly, I don't find much to squeal with excitement over these days, so a Disney trip is manna from heaven on all levels Grin.

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