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Avoid Walt Disney World

Avoid Walt Disney World during July. Too many tour groups especially the South American ones. They don't come in small groups, they come by the hundreds and chant/sing. Plus it rains everyday.

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Yes, the tour groups are most annoying. Not just at the parks, but at the resorts too. We stayed at POR back in January and our room was in Acadian House. The first night we were there, I discovered our room was in the middle of a huge tour group. At 1 am, there were about 15 teenagers sitting right outside our door (one leaning against it) and going in and out of the room next to us constantly.

Next morning, I asked to me moved and the cast member knew exactly why. We moved into Alligator Bayou and enjoyed peace and quiet at night for the rest of the week.

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We just got back on Sunday. We were there from July 5 to July 12. Yes the tour groups were there, but it only rained twice the whole week.

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My hubby just texted me the wait time for Test Track 140 minutes! Yikes! I am spoiled now going in early May without the crowds and massive heatstroke! haha

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Does anyone know how the first 2 wks of September are crowd wise? The rainy season should be drying up by then too.

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My DH and I went the second week of Sept the very first year they rolled out the dining plan and offered it for free. It was not crowded at all and we waited no more than 15 minutes. Now, since it is FREE dining again and F&W festival, it may be more crowded.

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Poppet wrote:
Does anyone know how the first 2 wks of September are crowd wise? The rainy season should be drying up by then too.

September is one of the slowest months of the whole year so you should be pretty good then.

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Mandy, it sounds like you had a rough day!

I think our next adults only Disney trip is going to be in mid-September. mickey Heat or crowds, I can do one or the other.

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Becks534 wrote:
Mandy, it sounds like you had a rough day!

I think our next adults only Disney trip is going to be in mid-September. mickey Heat or crowds, I can do one or the other.

Are you planning a September Disney trip because the man ticked you off this morning!? I can see it all now .... ::fade in on Becks Driving like a Maniac to work, she laughs maniacally:: MMuuuhahahaha... I'll show him, I'll make him take me to Disney in September!!

wink My heart breaks...

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Kristen K. wrote:
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Mandy, it sounds like you had a rough day!

I think our next adults only Disney trip is going to be in mid-September. mickey Heat or crowds, I can do one or the other.

Are you planning a September Disney trip because the man ticked you off this morning!? I can see it all now .... ::fade in on Becks Driving like a Maniac to work, she laughs maniacally:: MMuuuhahahaha... I'll show him, I'll make him take me to Disney in September!!

wink My heart breaks...

Nope, I started thinking about it when we got back from the wedding!

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September is a good month come. January is also another good month to come. Most of our guests this month have been South American tour groups that chant and leave destruction behind. Plus the go into lines as a huge group of like 50 at a time. I just want them to leave.

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Now, now, everyone deserves a little Disney Magic! biggrin

I do know what you mean though, the groups were very big last week. We saw some of 150 or more.

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I experienced a few of these groups on my late June trip, but not as much of the "pushiness" or disregard for others as last year. I did have to wait a LONGGGGG time to order a salad at Tomorrowland Terrace because a large group was in front of me. Bless their hearts, the language barrier was at work too, and it just took longer to slog through the Disney dining plan details for EVERY kid.

But I patiently waited, as 1) I wanted my delicious mandarin shrimp salad, and 2) the electrical parade was going to start in 45 minutes, and 3) it was a kind of interesting view of the kids.

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I was there in February and dealt with a very large Argentinian tour group of 15 year old girls who somehow ended up at the same parks as us every single day taking all the fast passes. And they stayed at the Pop, where I was, making the food court busy during off park times. sad Lots of singing and chanting then, too! So you have to deal with them all through the year, but at least in February there's no heat and not as much rain. laugh

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I haven't seen many tour groups while visiting in November. Only two I can think of and they were during the same trip (2011). I passed one while walking through Animal Kingdom. The second was on the bus from DHS to Pop Century. I never saw them again after that. They must have been finishing up their trip as mine was starting.

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SpamGoddess wrote:
I was there in February and dealt with a very large Argentinian tour group of 15 year old girls who somehow ended up at the same parks as us every single day taking all the fast passes. And they stayed at the Pop, where I was, making the food court busy during off park times. sad Lots of singing and chanting then, too! So you have to deal with them all through the year, but at least in February there's no heat and not as much rain. laugh

Yea I was there for that!! I remember standing outside the food court when the first batch came in and all I could do was just shake my head and say "poor food and beverage". There were only 100 of them the first night. They had a total 1,000 for that Fifteen group.

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mrhub wrote:
Now, now, everyone deserves a little Disney Magic!

Yes I do understand that but the groups have been practically non-stop this month.

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I experienced a few of these groups on my late June trip, but not as much of the "pushiness" or disregard for others as last year. I did have to wait a LONGGGGG time to order a salad at Tomorrowland Terrace because a large group was in front of me. Bless their hearts, the language barrier was at work too, and it just took longer to slog through the Disney dining plan details for EVERY kid.

This time we have "Super Greeters" for all the groups. They are cast members who are from Brazil that know how to speak Portuguese and can talk with the groups easily and can explain stuff to them in a more timely manner. You'll find them at Attractions and Shows. Not sure if they go to restaurants and shops.

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Mandy wrote:
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I experienced a few of these groups on my late June trip, but not as much of the "pushiness" or disregard for others as last year. I did have to wait a LONGGGGG time to order a salad at Tomorrowland Terrace because a large group was in front of me. Bless their hearts, the language barrier was at work too, and it just took longer to slog through the Disney dining plan details for EVERY kid.

This time we have "Super Greeters" for all the groups. They are cast members who are from Brazil that know how to speak Portuguese and can talk with the groups easily and can explain stuff to them in a more timely manner. You'll find them at Attractions and Shows. Not sure if they go to restaurants and shops.

I wonder if those super greeters try to explain social graces, or is that just too much to expect of groups? eek

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I hate to sound like a resort snob, but that is one reason I like the DVC or deluxe resorts. Usually, a large touring group, especially students will not spend that much money on a room.

One of the reasons I try to avoid All-Starts, but I've stayed there at least 3 times...and bc it's significantly cheaper! laugh

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When I opened this post, I thought it was going to be about the whole Trayvon Martin thing. I've seen some tweets saying don't go to Florida and especially Disney World because of that whole thing. But let's not get into that subject. wink

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argentina tours were annoying evry one on the monorail with there spanish chants Stare

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The issue is that most "families" that go to WDW are exactly that... A handful of kids accompanied by the parents. The tour groups are completely a different ball game with hundreds of kids and 3 adults. And they go everywhere as a huge group or mob. If they all split up into small groups, it would be fine. Kinda like when the guy in front of you in line at a coffee shop orders 20 coffees to go. Not fun.

I now avoid the "tour group seasons".

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Eeyore wrote:
I hate to sound like a resort snob, but that is one reason I like the DVC or deluxe resorts. Usually, a large touring group, especially students will not spend that much money on a room.

One of the reasons I try to avoid All-Starts, but I've stayed there at least 3 times...and bc it's significantly cheaper! laugh

I agree with you on this Eeyore! I also find that you avoid some rowdy types in the DVC resorts, though not always. Case in point: Mr. Hub. Smile

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disneydoc wrote:
Eeyore wrote:
I hate to sound like a resort snob, but that is one reason I like the DVC or deluxe resorts. Usually, a large touring group, especially students will not spend that much money on a room.

One of the reasons I try to avoid All-Starts, but I've stayed there at least 3 times...and bc it's significantly cheaper! laugh

I agree with you on this Eeyore! I also find that you avoid some rowdy types in the DVC resorts, though not always. Case in point: Mr. Hub. Smile

Excuse me?

yeah banana banana stars stars yeah
Ready for that Speedo yet, huh ? are ya are ya huh?

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mrhub wrote:
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I hate to sound like a resort snob, but that is one reason I like the DVC or deluxe resorts. Usually, a large touring group, especially students will not spend that much money on a room.

One of the reasons I try to avoid All-Starts, but I've stayed there at least 3 times...and bc it's significantly cheaper! laugh

I agree with you on this Eeyore! I also find that you avoid some rowdy types in the DVC resorts, though not always. Case in point: Mr. Hub. Smile

Excuse me?

yeah banana banana stars stars yeah
Ready for that Speedo yet, huh ? are ya are ya huh?

rolling rolling rolling rolling

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Eeyore wrote:
I hate to sound like a resort snob, but that is one reason I like the DVC or deluxe resorts. Usually, a large touring group, especially students will not spend that much money on a room.

One of the reasons I try to avoid All-Starts, but I've stayed there at least 3 times...and bc it's significantly cheaper! laugh

I agree with you on this Eeyore! I also find that you avoid some rowdy types in the DVC resorts, though not always. Case in point: Mr. Hub. Smile

Excuse me?

yeah banana banana stars stars yeah
Ready for that Speedo yet, huh ? are ya are ya huh?

rolling rolling rolling rolling

Bring it baby. wink

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Tease!

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I viewed this with one hand partially covering my eyes just in case.... eek

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disneydoc wrote:
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I experienced a few of these groups on my late June trip, but not as much of the "pushiness" or disregard for others as last year. I did have to wait a LONGGGGG time to order a salad at Tomorrowland Terrace because a large group was in front of me. Bless their hearts, the language barrier was at work too, and it just took longer to slog through the Disney dining plan details for EVERY kid.

This time we have "Super Greeters" for all the groups. They are cast members who are from Brazil that know how to speak Portuguese and can talk with the groups easily and can explain stuff to them in a more timely manner. You'll find them at Attractions and Shows. Not sure if they go to restaurants and shops.

I wonder if those super greeters try to explain social graces, or is that just too much to expect of groups? eek

It's too much to expect. They just leave their trash where they were sitting, especially when it rains. Some of them get in line at like 6 pm for the 9 pm Fantasmic.

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mrhub wrote:
Tease!

Ok, I am ready. And by the way, you guys are so cute. muchlove

And don't you just love staying at BWV?

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