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Post by elizabethswann » Dec Wed 10, 2008 4:23 am

I never did the autograph thing so much myself. I only have one book with very few autographs. I don't know, I was never too interested in it. I was more into the rides than interacting with the characters.

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Post by sherabby » Dec Wed 10, 2008 9:47 am

We do character meals to get our autographs and photos. I don't like to waste park time standing in lines to meet the characters. I know we give up park time to sit down and eat but to us that is a great experiece too! My son has food allergies and he is always treated special....well more like a normal kid.
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Post by Donalds1Fan » Dec Wed 10, 2008 9:06 pm

I wasn't an autograph fan when I was younger. But now I enjoy it with the non-face characters. I only get in line for a few characters per trip, but I do enjoy it. I was giddy when I got Jiminy Cricket's autograph in May. And I'm 25! :lol:

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Post by Soarin08 » Dec Thu 11, 2008 2:47 pm

Donalds1Fan wrote:I wasn't an autograph fan when I was younger. But now I enjoy it with the non-face characters. I only get in line for a few characters per trip, but I do enjoy it. I was giddy when I got Jiminy Cricket's autograph in May. And I'm 25! :lol:

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I might collect autographs during my CP, but on a family vacation with a tight schedule- IN JUNE- doing so is out of the question. I wish WDW would do this- have two of each character stationed at separate ends of the park. One does autographs only, the other pictures only with noe autographs. That would work so much better.
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Post by agingerbugg » Dec Thu 11, 2008 3:43 pm

Soarin08 wrote: I might collect autographs during my CP, but on a family vacation with a tight schedule- IN JUNE- doing so is out of the question. I wish WDW would do this- have two of each character stationed at separate ends of the park. One does autographs only, the other pictures only with noe autographs. That would work so much better.
Except that ruins the magic. How can Mickey be in Tomorrowland taking pictures and Adventureland signing autographs. Add a nominal fee of $30 for each, and that is the exact kind of thing Eisner would have come up with.
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Post by js3901 » Dec Thu 11, 2008 6:27 pm

just a reminder, this thread is about pet peeves, not just about autographs...
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Post by Mr.ToadWildRider » Dec Fri 12, 2008 9:09 am

js3901 wrote:just a reminder, this thread is about pet peeves, not just about autographs...
People are really peeved about autographs. :wink:


I'm very peeved about foreign travelers who clearly know cutting a line is wrong but do so anyway then act like either a) they can't hear you when you say something or b) say something like "No English". I realize Americans cut too, but the biggest percentage of cutters I've seen are the Brazilians and French :evil: At least MOST people will at least acknowledge their act when you confront them but not these folks :(

I'm most peeved about the people who abuse the heck out of Disney's wheelchair/disabled party policies. I've seen more kids sitting indian-style in wheelchairs get wheeled up to the front of the line only to literally jump out of the chair and run to the ride. I've even seen families where the kids switch off being in the chair. I'm sorry, but a wheelchair isn't there to be a FastPass nor is it there to act as a stroller.

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Post by agingerbugg » Dec Fri 12, 2008 9:27 am

Mr.ToadWildRider wrote: People are really peeved about autographs. :wink:


I'm very peeved about foreign travelers who clearly know cutting a line is wrong but do so anyway then act like either a) they can't hear you when you say something or b) say something like "No English". I realize Americans cut too, but the biggest percentage of cutters I've seen are the Brazilians and French :evil: At least MOST people will at least acknowledge their act when you confront them but not these folks :(
Along these lines, the foreigners who sit walfway across a row at a show and then pretend like they don't understand when the CM says "move all the way down." It is especially a problem with the newer shows, because it seems that the rows are narrower to increase capacity. I nearly saw a fight over this once at Muppet 3-D. This family stopped halfway down the row and sat, the family in front of me continued down the row past them and accidentally(?) stepped on the foot of the wife of the sitting family. The husband got up and started yelling at the man who was passing, thankfully a CM saw the scene and stopped it, forcing the sitting family to move. This situation turned out better than it could have, but it really is annoying to have to climb over people because they want the "best seat in the house." Just do what I do, and time it better.
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Post by js3901 » Dec Sat 13, 2008 10:56 am

agingerbugg wrote: Just do what I do, and time it better.
or just pick a row where not alot of people are going. That seems to work fairly well for me... :wink:
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Post by Mr.ToadWildRider » Dec Mon 15, 2008 11:25 am

agingerbugg wrote: Along these lines, the foreigners who sit walfway across a row at a show and then pretend like they don't understand when the CM says "move all the way down." It is especially a problem with the newer shows, because it seems that the rows are narrower to increase capacity. I nearly saw a fight over this once at Muppet 3-D. This family stopped halfway down the row and sat, the family in front of me continued down the row past them and accidentally(?) stepped on the foot of the wife of the sitting family. The husband got up and started yelling at the man who was passing, thankfully a CM saw the scene and stopped it, forcing the sitting family to move. This situation turned out better than it could have, but it really is annoying to have to climb over people because they want the "best seat in the house." Just do what I do, and time it better.
Oh man I hate that but I have to say that that's pretty evenly split between foreign guests and the domestic variety. One time, and I know this is bad, I kicked someones bag as though I hadn't seen it and was just walking by. The guy said something like "Watch it" and I said "Oh I'm sorry. I guess that's why they tell everyone to move all the way in." They had already been called out by the CMs once and did the whole not talking to me/can't hear you routine. I was secretly hoping he had bought something made of glass... :oops:

I really should've faked tripping over it and just land on the thing. :roll:

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Post by Dr. Ravenscroft » Dec Mon 15, 2008 1:03 pm

agingerbugg wrote:Along these lines, the foreigners who sit walfway across a row at a show and then pretend like they don't understand when the CM says "move all the way down." It is especially a problem with the newer shows, because it seems that the rows are narrower to increase capacity. I nearly saw a fight over this once at Muppet 3-D. This family stopped halfway down the row and sat, the family in front of me continued down the row past them and accidentally(?) stepped on the foot of the wife of the sitting family. The husband got up and started yelling at the man who was passing, thankfully a CM saw the scene and stopped it, forcing the sitting family to move. This situation turned out better than it could have, but it really is annoying to have to climb over people because they want the "best seat in the house." Just do what I do, and time it better.
Ok if you want to annoy these people, just try to sit uncomfortably close to them. Especially if you have kids, let the kids move violently around when singing with the music. I usually like the pass gas at this point........just sayin'
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Post by jenhen27 » Dec Mon 15, 2008 5:25 pm

Hmmm, pet peeves.... Really I just want Disney to have lanes. There should be a lane for going one way and a lane for going the other. Oh and there should be fast and slow lanes. I hate getting trapped behind a crowd going slowly in the direction I want to go in or pushing my way through a crowd going against me.

Other pet peeves include people discussing things when they have no idea what they are talking about, and sometimes I'll correct them. Like "this is the ride they made after the Pirates movie came out" :shock:

Another one of my pet peeves, which you don't see much anymore, because Disney doesn't do a lot of spontaneous character appearances lately, is... when a character appears or for some reason there is no line and you can't get to the front to either take a picture or get an autograph or a hug etc... because people have decided to shove their five year olds in front of you. Um, just because I am an adult doesn't mean I'm a second class Disney citizen, I have just as much right to hug a character as your kid does and if I was here first I shouldn't have to feel guilty about it. I also think Disney should have a moment for people who just want a picture. You get screamed at for trying to take "in between" pictures while the guests are transitioning in line. Can't they just take a moment after every five guests or so and pause while everyone can take just a picture, then move on. Would that hurt anything? I mean I guess that would probably work out to be about 5 less people who get actual time with the characters but still I hate waiting in line just so I can get a clear shot. When you think about it, it might actually clear out the lines.

OK, this one doesn't really hurt anybody but inappropriate clothes and footwear just bothers me. First, do not wear a black see through guazy pant with a thong underneath, and second don't wear high heels. Just what were you thinking exactly? I guess the shoes don't really hurt anybody but the wearer, but the see through pants and thong, well, that just hurt my eyes.

Oh, I have one more, enormous children in rented strollers. When you are so old (and tall) that your knees touch your chin when you scrunch yourself into one of those rented strollers then you are too old to be in a stroller. Seriously, we all have to walk A LOT in WDW and we would all like to ride around in a stroller but if you are old enough to be able to read a Harry Potter book you are old enough to propel yourself through the parks.
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Post by Len90 » Dec Tue 16, 2008 1:10 am

Dr. Ravenscroft wrote:
agingerbugg wrote:Along these lines, the foreigners who sit walfway across a row at a show and then pretend like they don't understand when the CM says "move all the way down." It is especially a problem with the newer shows, because it seems that the rows are narrower to increase capacity. I nearly saw a fight over this once at Muppet 3-D. This family stopped halfway down the row and sat, the family in front of me continued down the row past them and accidentally(?) stepped on the foot of the wife of the sitting family. The husband got up and started yelling at the man who was passing, thankfully a CM saw the scene and stopped it, forcing the sitting family to move. This situation turned out better than it could have, but it really is annoying to have to climb over people because they want the "best seat in the house." Just do what I do, and time it better.
Ok if you want to annoy these people, just try to sit uncomfortably close to them. Especially if you have kids, let the kids move violently around when singing with the music. I usually like the pass gas at this point........just sayin'
That is hysterical. I think I will try that last one out next time we go WDW. Only problem is we might end up having the whole show to ourselves as everyone would move across the rows and out the exit doors!
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Post by PopCentury2007 » Dec Tue 16, 2008 8:49 am

Along with the flash, one that comes to mind is when people sit on the rails or floor during the 360 movies at Epcot after they clearly ask not to... :roll:
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Post by Mr.ToadWildRider » Dec Tue 16, 2008 9:09 am

PopCentury2007 wrote:Along with the flash, one that comes to mind is when people sit on the rails or floor during the 360 movies at Epcot after they clearly ask not to... :roll:
That one doesn't bother me so much. If they fall it's on them. I guess it can disrupt your view but in a 360 it's so high and I can turn and see unobstructed screens anyway.
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