What Disney Park Has Given You The Most Bad Experiences?

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mandyandriley wrote:
TMI, but...as far as worst experience, probably when I got really bad diarrhea at Cali Grill (not a result of Cali Grill, some airport food) and on the way "home" the monorail got stuck. I thought I was going to poop in the monorail, for real.

rolling , Sorry Mandy , rolling

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mrhub wrote:
mandyandriley wrote:
TMI, but...as far as worst experience, probably when I got really bad diarrhea at Cali Grill (not a result of Cali Grill, some airport food) and on the way "home" the monorail got stuck. I thought I was going to poop in the monorail, for real.

rolling , Sorry Mandy , rolling


Way to sympathize mr. hub!! lololol!! laugh

OOOHhhhhhh. . . . that definitely tops my any of my worsts. I think you win mandy.

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Yup, I too had a horrible experience with a bus driver, to the point that I actually had to call Disney Transportation and report him. He had definitely lost his Pixie Dust by the end of the day and was so rude.

Seriously still amazed to read that someone threw a baby at a bus driver. WTHeck people?

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The news story about the baby throwing is on YouTube. WOW

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ocean134 wrote:
Yup, I too had a horrible experience with a bus driver, to the point that I actually had to call Disney Transportation and report him. He had definitely lost his Pixie Dust by the end of the day and was so rude.

Seriously still amazed to read that someone threw a baby at a bus driver. WTHeck people?

Nice to know I'm not the only one. Most of the cast members are friendly but there are the odd few who really shouldn't be working at Disney because they're attitude sucks. I know we all have good days and bad days but with a brand like Disney relying a lot on the idea that everything is "hunky dory" and you're in the middle of fantasy world.... rudeness and a bad attitude is just not acceptable to me.

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I always try to make it a point to make them smile or laugh or just flat out thank them when I get on the bus and off the bus. I would think besides picking up trash... that would be the most hectic, annoying, tedious jobs Disney has to offer. So I always try to at least thank them when I get on and off the bus. Just doing that could turn someones bad day dealing with people, bad drivers and such into a good one.

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i had a bad experience which left me in tears at MK in the guest relations at town hall. I dont want to go into it but it was to do with a GAC and me being given one that didnt help me but the guy told me it was the only 1 they did but i knew it wasnt true as i always had a different one, he obviously thought i was tryig it on and it left me crying in guest services Sad never really gotten over that Sad

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Mase wrote:
I always try to make it a point to make them smile or laugh or just flat out thank them when I get on the bus and off the bus. I would think besides picking up trash... that would be the most hectic, annoying, tedious jobs Disney has to offer. So I always try to at least thank them when I get on and off the bus. Just doing that could turn someones bad day dealing with people, bad drivers and such into a good one.

Mase I have to agree on the most part about your statememt, However I must disagree on one part, No amount of greeting the bus driver or no amount of praising him will EVER turn a bad driver into a good one.Short of remedial driving school nothing will turn him into a "good" driver.

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I hate to jump on the bus driver bashing bandwagon...and yet I must. My bad experience - at DHS - was actually in the parking lot. I was driving, had the right of way, and the bus driver almost caused me to wreck. I could see his expression clearly, and it was "bad attitude-y." Now...I get that it's a hard job, dealing with lots of people and sitting for long periods of time. Still, basic road rules and friendly attitudes are a requirement. And no amount of "you have a hard job" excuses almost plowing into me when I have the right of way. To this day, I wish I would have reported him.

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Vettelover wrote:
Mase wrote:
I always try to make it a point to make them smile or laugh or just flat out thank them when I get on the bus and off the bus. I would think besides picking up trash... that would be the most hectic, annoying, tedious jobs Disney has to offer. So I always try to at least thank them when I get on and off the bus. Just doing that could turn someones bad day dealing with people, bad drivers and such into a good one.

Mase I have to agree on the most part about your statememt, However I must disagree on one part, No amount of greeting the bus driver or no amount of praising him will EVER turn a bad driver into a good one.Short of remedial driving school nothing will turn him into a "good" driver.

I didnt say it would turn them into a good driver, but turn a bad day into a good day.

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well I've definitely have had some drivers that were.. not so magical.. and I told you about that CM at Magic Kingdom that maybe needed a break, but this past trip I had a Cast Member that blew my mind lol..

the CONCIERGE at my resort was awful! I couldnt believe it.. this is like the story about the Guest Services CM leaving someone in tears--how does this happen??? Concierge and Guest Services are supposed to MAKE magic for guests--not make things horrible!
Anyway, I went to the desk to pick up my Hoop Dee Doo tickets. Because when you book, they are very clear about picking up early rather than waiting to pick them up at the venue. So I happened to be at the hotel store, so I figured hey while I'm here, I'll get my tix. So I wait in line and get up to the girl and tell her what I need. She asked for the reservation number and I realized I didnt have my cheat sheet with me, and I asked if she could look it up by my name (which I knew she could because when I stay at Old Key West, they never take the res# from me). So she has me spell my name and asked for the area code of the phone number it was booked with. I give her all that and she says it's not there. So, I ask her if she could try again (my Italian last name is easily misselled--what with all the consecutive vowels and such). She does and says it's not there. Then I said, well can you look it up with the whole phone number? She says no. So I said, "Oh, I'm a Cast Member.. maybe it's somewhere else?" Then she says, "oh well then you cant pick it up here--Cast Members cant. You have to get it at the venue"
So now I KNOW that's false and I start to get irritated. So I tell her, "that's funny, the Cast Member reservation line went on this WHOLE list of just how I should pick up the tickets at my resort and NOT to wait to get them there. hmmm" So then SHE says "I guess you'll just have to find that number then."
So I take a step aside and I scroll furiously through my emails with my phone HOPING that I still had the confirmation email.. and I did! in the Trash bin! haha! So I got back in line and went to a different girl... and got my tickets.

The funny part is that my name on the reservation was spelled wrong which is probably why she couldnt find it if she entered my name correctly!!

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Hum...I'm torn between DHS and MK...But I guess I'd have to go with the former. The problem is that the park is kind of small, so it always seems REALLY CROWDED! And everytime I go it seems 20 degrees hotter than the others! At the end of the day you just feel like murdering somebody (I swear to god, I thought my mom was gonna smack the hell outta me). Fortunately, we have Fantasmic to calm everybody down...

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I got two. First one happened a few years ago at MK. Mom, dad and I went on Jungle Cruise and the Skipper we got just didn't seem all that enthused about it. She had a monotonous tone and didn't "steer" the boat (which took part of the magic out for me Sad). She was just so horrible that I wanted to grab the mic and take over (I know how the ride goes and I'm not even a CM laugh). Experience number two happened at HS. I was waiting in line for Rock 'n' Roller coaster, and right when I'm about to get on (along with others, of course), the ride breaks down. But, at least they were nice and gave us fast passes (not sure if they gave one to everyone waiting in line or just to the people about to get on, but knowing Disney, they probably gave everyone one). Other than those two experiences, I've never really had a bad experience in a particular park.

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Can't say we had a "bad" experience but HS was just missing the "magical" something. The shows were okay but nothing I would say are a "Must Do" if you are coming to Disney. We could skip HS and not feel bad at all...Loved "Toy Story Mania" but everything else was a let down, unfortunately. If you are coming to Disney definately go to MK,AK, and Epcot but HS, eh... My kids were disappointed there weren't a lot of rides.

Our bus driver on the way back to our Disney resort must have gone to the "Mr. Toad Driving Academy". It was INSANE!! Shocked we didn't get into an accident. He stopped so fast that people who were sitting were falling forward and those standing up were jerked around - many fell onto the passengers sitting down. Felt like we were back on Thunder Mt. when he would turn a corner......

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When I was 20 I spent two and a half hours sitting on the Main Street curb waiting for the Easter parade. It was the televised version before they admitted that anything was ever recorded, when Regis was just "the man on the street". That Easter was gray and overcast, even raining on and off. I chatted with several cast members, who knew what I was waiting for and why, but no one ever thought to mention that they had pre-recorded the parade on a sunny day. Ultimately they canceled the entire parade an hour before it was supposed to run. I was bored, wet, and very disappointed.

They ran the parade on TV, and my grandma call to say how beautiful the weather looked at Disney and that she had looked for us o the corner I said I would be on. I told her it was storming and the parade had been canceled, she almost didn't believe me.

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Bella wrote:
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My worst experience was at Hoop Dee Do (not the place..but coming back from it an angry old man took out his frustrations on us after what I assume had been a long day).

Ok... I really want want to know what happened... If that's ok... Lol

It wasn't really that bad..just annoying! We were coming back on the boat from FW to MK. We had to stand on the boat..but it was no big deal to us. As we were getting off the boat the captain asked for the standing people to get off first and the sitters to wait. We walked off and suddenly a woman, who was sitting, popped up out of her seat and grabbed her son in the seat behind us and said "Sometimes you just have to go for it"..dead to my face. Whatever..I didn't care. So we kept walking and then the woman's father (I am assuming..he was much older but it was just the 3 of them) pushed me out of the way to get up to his family and then yelled at me for cutting off his son. Literally he said "He's just an 8 year old boy..what should we do leave him behind?" Then he proceeded to call me a "real piece of work". Now..please remember these people were sitting and were told NOT to get off the boat til we did. Also, I love kids. I teach 2nd grade I let kids cut me off at least 18283 times a day. I really did not care. I told him to "chill out because he was at Disney World".
He had some choice words for me about my suggestion. Which made Dave very..um..very..angry. It wasn't pretty.
Unfortunately the whole thing kind of tainted my view of Hoop Dee Do.

On consecutive days at different parks (HS and MK) older people on scooters nearly ran over my son, not due to him jumping out (what I would expect) but because they just stopped caring about being safe. I get it that at times the parks are hard to navigate on those things. But that's the price of using them. I'm just glad they were near misses, and I simply gave the offenders a piece of my mind. If someone hit my son with a scooter, I might have gotten banned from Disney.

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I think Disneyland has given me the most trouble because I speak French on the phone. Don't let nosy parents listen to your call to someone talking about little seals. You get a whole swarm of attention very quickly.

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Hello Courtney and welcome!. I've been away for a week so I'm trying to catch up on the threads. Now, I'm a little confused on your post, I could understand you speaking French maybe someone would have a hard time understanding someone, but what does "Don't let nosy parents listen to your call to someone talking about little seals. You get a whole swarm of attention very quickly" have to do with it? Just a little confused here.

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dontthrowsand wrote:
I think Disneyland has given me the most trouble because I speak French on the phone. Don't let nosy parents listen to your call to someone talking about little seals. You get a whole swarm of attention very quickly.

Yes, phoque means a whole different thing in English.

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Ah, I understand now!

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I too can stop scratching my head wondering what was meant by that post. wink

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Takes us old farts wheelchair a little while, but we catch on eventually!

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When I was at DHS, my husband I decided to just grab quick food at Pizza Planet. I grabbed a table and he got on line for food. An English woman came up to the table and sat down with her infant in the carriage with me without even asking if the seats were taken. I'm not usually rude so I didn't say anything. She then proceeds to say watch my baby- gets up- and walks to get food. I almost had a heart attack- who does that?! When he came back with food I told him and she returned shortly. She then did not move her baby from next to us and sat eating her food on the other side of the table. We saw another table open up and we moved- worse when she was scooping stuff and he napkins she scooped up my fast pass card, too. I was just upset that she would leave her baby with a complete stranger!

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I still havent caught on what that meant..... sad

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RobynPrincess wrote:
I still havent caught on what that meant..... sad

If you are referring to my post, seal = phoque which is pronounced the same as the f-word
Small=petits but often you when speaking, especially quickly you drop the pe- so you would say -tits so you can possible imagine what that sounds like to a raging mother who is tired and overheated and how hard it is to explain to a group of cast members without giving an entire French lesson.

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MK has given us the most challenges just because more kids, more harried adults, generally equal more frayed nerves.

Have had adults invoke special "kid rights" and cut us off, try to push by or around us, and/or accuse us of being mean to their child for mysterious reasons. Not often, but more at MK than other parks. sad

Kids aren't the only victims of melt downs, that is for sure!

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Not come across "kids rights" before, but some people definately feel they are entitled to do whatever they want regardless of the impact on others because they have paid to get in. Well guess what buddy, so have I, and I want a good time too, but I'm trying to do it without having too much impact on others enjoyment.

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"kids rights" in your dreams.

I am just as much of a [insert attraction, character, act] fan as most people are. Your kids can learn to wait their turn just like everyone else.

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The worst experience my DH and I have had was at MK but only because of those that invoke "kids rights" and feel like their child needs the best view of a parade or whatever. I paid my ticket just the same and I love Disney World so I truly get annoyed when people push themselves and their kids into my space or in front of me. I'm short and stake out a good viewing spot for a reason. My DH was especially annoyed at the scooters. Not at the people who obviously needed them and were careful, but those who don't really need one and drive around like everyone has to give them the right of way.

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I'm not sure I would class this as "bad experience", but I really don't like HS. Or at least the maps of HS. I usually have a really good sense of direction, but when I'm there, I'm always not where I want to be! The map will seem to show that we can get from point A to point B a certain way, but when we try it, we always end up in a dead end. It means lots of backtracking, and on a hot day, makes us cranky. sad This is the only park we have that trouble with.

I'm not the only one that feels that way - on our recent trip, we ran into someone else who was cursing the map too! I guess I need to visit more often so I can find my way around easily. I'll have to run that idea by DH! laugh

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