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Where to people-watch?

When you're taking it slow at the world, I always enjoy sitting around and watching the people. Where are the best places to chill and watch people?

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The Boardwalk is always a good spot. Lots of benches and lots of foot traffic.

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Great question; people watching is one of my favorite activities.

I like to sit on a nice, shady bench in the World Showcase and watch people. Also like to snag a rocking chair in Liberty Square in MK (there are a couple scattered around on the porches).

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I like to go to Downtown Disney. You get a great mix of locals and tourists from all over the world. Plus there's great places to sit outside and eat.

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The benches just outside Pirates of the Carribean in the MK are great. Lots of traffic and rarely in high demand so you can hang out there for quite a while.

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I love people-watching in the Animal Kingdom--especially outside of Kali River Rapids where you can just watch the sopping wet riders wander around shocked and amazed at exactly how sopping wet they have become. Wink

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There are many places in World Showcase in EPCOT that are good too.

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World Showcase is great because you can mix people watching with street performer watching.

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Ugh, dose it make me a bad person to say the bottom of any fast water slide?

(This is WDW for adults...)

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marzyar wrote:
Ugh, dose it make me a bad person to say the bottom of any fast water slide?

(This is WDW for adults...)



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Its always nice to sit near Spoodles at the Boardwalk and watch the sea gulls dive down on some unsuspecting walkers and steal their pizza right out from their hands laugh it actually happened to my wife during our last visit. and believe me they are bold!!

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Its always nice to sit near Spoodles at the Boardwalk and watch the sea gulls dive down on some unsuspecting walkers and steal their pizza right out from their hands laugh it actually happened to my wife during our last visit. and believe me they are bold!!

That's hilarious. Any suggestions on the best time for seagull attacks? silly

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Vettelover wrote:
Its always nice to sit near Spoodles at the Boardwalk and watch the sea gulls dive down on some unsuspecting walkers and steal their pizza right out from their hands laugh it actually happened to my wife during our last visit. and believe me they are bold!!

Reminds me of how bold those ducks are who swim right in the hotel pools!

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Vettelover wrote:
Its always nice to sit near Spoodles at the Boardwalk and watch the sea gulls dive down on some unsuspecting walkers and steal their pizza right out from their hands laugh it actually happened to my wife during our last visit. and believe me they are bold!!

I think we need to come up with a name for this sport. Gull baiting? Pizza trapping? I'll work on it. It may be my new favorite Disney activity.

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SpaceAce wrote:

Reminds me of how bold those ducks are who swim right in the hotel pools!


Like these guys?? laugh

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As far as I know those guys are not potty trained nor housebroken and I really have to wonder why I have never seen any of the lifeguards on duty shoo them away. At least I haven't,seen it, maybe someone else could say if they have ever seen these pool hoppers chased away.

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As far as I know those guys are not potty trained nor housebroken and I really have to wonder why I have never seen any of the lifeguards on duty shoo them away. At least I haven't,seen it, maybe someone else could say if they have ever seen these pool hoppers chased away.

You know...I had never considered the potty training issue. You see everyone going "aww ducks" as the ducks come and pay a visit, without worrying about what bodily functions they might be up to. Of course who knows about a lot of those kids in the pool by the same token. Public pools really aren't exactly clean at the best of times, so I suppose maybe duck pee isn't any worse than kid pee.

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cdub wrote:
Vettelover wrote:
As far as I know those guys are not potty trained nor housebroken and I really have to wonder why I have never seen any of the lifeguards on duty shoo them away. At least I haven't,seen it, maybe someone else could say if they have ever seen these pool hoppers chased away.

You know...I had never considered the potty training issue. You see everyone going "aww ducks" as the ducks come and pay a visit, without worrying about what bodily functions they might be up to. Of course who knows about a lot of those kids in the pool by the same token. Public pools really aren't exactly clean at the best of times, so I suppose maybe duck pee isn't any worse than kid pee.



The kids have to wear plastic diapers, however, so we've at least got that... crossfingers

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Vettelover wrote:
As far as I know those guys are not potty trained nor housebroken and I really have to wonder why I have never seen any of the lifeguards on duty shoo them away. At least I haven't,seen it, maybe someone else could say if they have ever seen these pool hoppers chased away.

I have seen at both CSR and WL the ducks hang out for hours without anyone chasing them away. They seem particularly well set in the Wilderness Lodge pool. I always worry the kids (ducklings?) are going to get lost.

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Not sure I've ever seen ducklings...OR duck "refuse" in Disney pools.

How did we start talking about this? Laughing out loud

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Just past Canada in Epcot there are some benches that are usually covered with those big umbrellas. Good place to sit and watch people. Also, just past Mexico there are some shady areas with benches. One of my favorite places is at the Rose and Crown in England. Sit outside and you can watch the water and the people while sipping on a nice cold pint.

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wdwfan wrote:
Just past Canada in Epcot there are some benches that are usually covered with those big umbrellas. Good place to sit and watch people. Also, just past Mexico there are some shady areas with benches. One of my favorite places is at the Rose and Crown in England. Sit outside and you can watch the water and the people while sipping on a nice cold pint.

Beer is a fine addition to any people watching to be sure!

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I could people watch anywhere. I think wdwfan is right tho - In World Showcase you have the added perk of watching & sipping.

I've done alot of people watching outside of Mission:Space & ToT since I don't ride them & DS does. I love watching people's expressions when they come off those. laugh

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Leota wrote:
I could people watch anywhere. I think wdwfan is right tho - In World Showcase you have the added perk of watching & sipping.

I've done alot of people watching outside of Mission:Space & ToT since I don't ride them & DS does. I love watching people's expressions when they come off those. laugh



Any of them slightly green? yuck

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Yup - Unfortunatly, I saw a puker the first time Max rode M:S.... Hence, I have never ridden. I also saw someone pass out. It confirmed my decision that I will never ride the wild side.

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Leota wrote:
Yup - Unfortunatly, I saw a puker the first time Max rode M:S.... Hence, I have never ridden. I also saw someone pass out. It confirmed my decision that I will never ride the wild side.

have you ever tried the green side?

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I suspect that people-watching is more exciting than the green side! laugh

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My DW wants to do MS when we go in 2 weeks, I personally have no interest in getting sick, and considering Cloverfield made us both ill we will be chucking. Maby some people watching at the Orange exit will convince her to reconsider.

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considering Cloverfield made us both ill we will be chucking.


laugh Yikes.

Maybe you try the green side once and see if you want to graduate to the orange side.

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SpaceAce wrote:
marzyar wrote:
considering Cloverfield made us both ill we will be chucking.


laugh Yikes.

Maybe you try the green side once and see if you want to graduate to the orange side.

Green side is a good way to test out your claustrophobia before you test out your motion sickness I guess. yuck

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My "people watching" tends to gravitate to the lobby of the Poly or the Contemporary.

Nice and cool, good seating and cocktails close by, PLUS a rotating supply of people to check out. (Everyone that comes in the Contemporary HAS to walk down by Chef Mickey's....turn around and walk back. It's Buena Vista law!)

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