Were You A Disney Park Fan Before The Internet?

In relation to Disney Parks but not specific to a single resort

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Re: Were You A Disney Park Fan Before The Internet?

Post by Mr.ToadWildRider » Apr Wed 06, 2011 12:59 pm

Yes, I was. Probably not as in tune until the internet though. We used to go for 2 weeks every other year (time share: save a week every other year for a long trip on the other years).

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Re: Were You A Disney Park Fan Before The Internet?

Post by MmeLeota » Apr Wed 06, 2011 1:06 pm

Oh yes! I was 2 when my parents first took me to DL...and that was it. My tastes have definitely changed over the years, but mom tells me that I was never scared of the HM...go fig.
(My first trip to WDW (EPCOT and MGM only) was in the 8th grade as part of an educational trip arranged through the school. (lots of fundraising for that one) My first time to MK (2nd WDW trip) was on our honeymoon.)

We didn't have cable when I was growing up, so basically whenever one of the tv show families went to the parks or a holiday special was on, that was it. I always liked looking at books in the library even though they usually were outdated. But I didn't learn about the Disney Magazine until much later...I had no clue that anything like that existed. Once I was old enough to conduct my own trips, I began going to DL more. (I took (my future) hubby on his first trip to DL)
Once I discovered the wonderful world of the web and the great info at my fingertips, well then it snowballed from there....

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Re: Were You A Disney Park Fan Before The Internet?

Post by kcarts » Apr Sat 09, 2011 7:58 am

I'll have to check with Al Gore to when he actually invented the internet, but I'm pretty sure I was. I went for the first time in 1982. I've been smitten since.

Now, as far as being a fan before the "planet had a fever".... I'm not sure. :roll:

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Re: Were You A Disney Park Fan Before The Internet?

Post by ericpabear » Apr Sat 09, 2011 9:32 am

kcarts wrote:I'll have to check with Al Gore to when he actually invented the internet, but I'm pretty sure I was. I went for the first time in 1982. I've been smitten since.

Now, as far as being a fan before the "planet had a fever".... I'm not sure. :roll:
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Re: Were You A Disney Park Fan Before The Internet?

Post by jlpeaches255 » Apr Sat 09, 2011 2:19 pm

Perhaps the question should be worded..."Were you a Disney Park Fan before you realized that the main purpose of the internet was to keep you in constant contact with anything and everything related to Disney!"

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Re: Were You A Disney Park Fan Before The Internet?

Post by mindflipper » Apr Sat 09, 2011 4:22 pm

kcarts wrote:I'll have to check with Al Gore to when he actually invented the internet, but I'm pretty sure I was.
Yeh, he did it after he discovered America and invented electricity. Al Gore has been a very busy man. :wink:

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Re: Were You A Disney Park Fan Before The Internet?

Post by Len90 » Apr Sat 09, 2011 11:15 pm

For me it is kind of tough to judge since I was born in 1990. The internet has pretty much been around my entire life and I have grown up with the internet. I know for a fact that I was a Disney fan way before I started using the internet. I still have a couple of Disney vacation planning VHS' and tried to always watch as many Disney shows or movies.
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Re: Were You A Disney Park Fan Before The Internet?

Post by horizons1 » Apr Sun 10, 2011 7:55 pm

mindflipper wrote:
kcarts wrote:I'll have to check with Al Gore to when he actually invented the internet, but I'm pretty sure I was.
Yeh, he did it after he discovered America and invented electricity. Al Gore has been a very busy man. :wink:
With all this inventing, I must've missed the Al Gorenamatronic in American Adventure. Maybe he's being repaired.
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Re: Were You A Disney Park Fan Before The Internet?

Post by momeja » Apr Tue 12, 2011 10:30 am

horizons1 wrote:
mindflipper wrote:
kcarts wrote:I'll have to check with Al Gore to when he actually invented the internet, but I'm pretty sure I was.
Yeh, he did it after he discovered America and invented electricity. Al Gore has been a very busy man. :wink:
With all this inventing, I must've missed the Al Gorenamatronic in American Adventure. Maybe he's being repaired.
Didn't someone post American Adventure on the Disney attractions that need renovating? It's not too late! :lol:

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Re: Were You A Disney Park Fan Before The Internet?

Post by figmentaholic » Apr Tue 26, 2011 7:59 pm

Yes, for sure. I got to go to Disney for the first time in 1986, long before I knew about the internet, I was hooked then!!!!!
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Re: Were You A Disney Park Fan Before The Internet?

Post by DearlyDeparted » Apr Wed 27, 2011 12:10 pm

For me, before there was the Internet, there were the Birnbaum Official Guides. I used to buy one every year to keep up on what was new at the parks. (They were better when Steve Birnbaum was still alive.) I still have them all on a bookshelf as sort of a yearly time capsule.
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Re: Were You A Disney Park Fan Before The Internet?

Post by figmentaholic » Apr Wed 27, 2011 12:40 pm

DearlyDeparted wrote:For me, before there was the Internet, there were the Birnbaum Official Guides. I used to buy one every year to keep up on what was new at the parks. (They were better when Steve Birnbaum was still alive.) I still have them all on a bookshelf as sort of a yearly time capsule.


I get Len Testa's Unofficial Guide every year. I am also always on the lookout on Ebay and Amazon for older guides. I have a few from the late 80's on thier way to my house as I type this :)
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Re: Were You A Disney Park Fan Before The Internet?

Post by Amy » Apr Wed 27, 2011 12:59 pm

figmentaholic wrote:
DearlyDeparted wrote:For me, before there was the Internet, there were the Birnbaum Official Guides. I used to buy one every year to keep up on what was new at the parks. (They were better when Steve Birnbaum was still alive.) I still have them all on a bookshelf as sort of a yearly time capsule.
I get Len Testa's Unofficial Guide every year. I am also always on the lookout on Ebay and Amazon for older guides. I have a few from the late 80's on thier way to my house as I type this :)
We always bought the Birnbaum guides too ~ but only when we were going. And I don't think we kept them. That is an interesting idea to look for old ones online!

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Re: Were You A Disney Park Fan Before The Internet?

Post by mindflipper » Apr Wed 27, 2011 1:07 pm

DearlyDeparted wrote:For me, before there was the Internet, there were the Birnbaum Official Guides. I used to buy one every year to keep up on what was new at the parks. (They were better when Steve Birnbaum was still alive.) I still have them all on a bookshelf as sort of a yearly time capsule.
I remember seeing him on TV one week promoting his guide books and then suddenly it seemed he was dead. It was really quick... :shock:

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Re: Were You A Disney Park Fan Before The Internet?

Post by figmentaholic » Apr Wed 27, 2011 8:25 pm

Amy wrote:
figmentaholic wrote:
DearlyDeparted wrote:For me, before there was the Internet, there were the Birnbaum Official Guides. I used to buy one every year to keep up on what was new at the parks. (They were better when Steve Birnbaum was still alive.) I still have them all on a bookshelf as sort of a yearly time capsule.
I get Len Testa's Unofficial Guide every year. I am also always on the lookout on Ebay and Amazon for older guides. I have a few from the late 80's on thier way to my house as I type this :)
We always bought the Birnbaum guides too ~ but only when we were going. And I don't think we kept them. That is an interesting idea to look for old ones online!


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