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    Walk, don't run, to your next destination

    The most flagrantly *ignored* request at the resort.

    really... do you HAVE to be the VERY FIRST rider of that ride you are "running toward"?

    Think of the safety of the other guests, especially the children.

    If I was a CM, caught someone running, I would tell them they have to go all the way back to the hub and walk. Ok, not really.

    But dang it, slow down!!


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    Talking Re: Walk, don't run, to your next destination

    Quote Originally Posted by Sorcerer's Apprentice View Post
    The most flagrantly *ignored* request at the resort.

    really... do you HAVE to be the VERY FIRST rider of that ride you are "running toward"?

    Think of the safety of the other guests, especially the children.

    If I was a CM, caught someone running, I would tell them they have to go all the way back to the hub and walk. Ok, not really.

    But dang it, slow down!!
    I agree -- there is no need to run. It's like drivers who race around me so they can get to the red light first and sit there longer.

    Of course, it's always wise to step lively to Peter Pan! I'm convinced people are sleeping in the bushes all night so they can pop up out of nowhere and instantly create a 30-minute queue LOL

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    Re: Walk, don't run, to your next destination

    Running is nothing compared to the kids (and the parents that let 'em) who wear those sneakers that have roller blades in them.
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    Re: Walk, don't run, to your next destination

    Juat this last Sunday when I entered the park there were these 4 college age young men running at break neck speed. And I mean running at break neck speed like they were in a 100 yard dash. I was going to tell them to slow down but I couldn't get to where they were running beforethey were gone.

    On a similar topic that same day I saw a teenager rolling around on heelies. The only thing is that this kid must have been at least 16 or 17. Eeryone else I've ever seen was maybe 10 to 13 years old. Not that big of a deal I guess but I just thought that was weird.

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    Re: Walk, don't run, to your next destination

    Quote Originally Posted by ttrocc7007 View Post
    Running is nothing compared to the kids (and the parents that let 'em) who wear those sneakers that have roller blades in them.
    Those shoes (with wheels out) should be banned at DLR. The Woodland Park Zoo here in Seattle has had that policy for years.


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    Re: Walk, don't run, to your next destination

    Quote Originally Posted by Sorcerer's Apprentice View Post
    Those shoes (with wheels out) should be banned at DLR. The Woodland Park Zoo here in Seattle has had that policy for years.
    They are. They're made to remove the wheels at the front gate.


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    Re: Walk, don't run, to your next destination

    I am a little guilty of this.
    I am naturally a fast walker and am lovingly(hopefully) nicknamed motor butt by my family :P
    But I try my best to slow it down and not knock people over as I power through


    I am also a too old owner of heelys, but I would never wear them to Disneyland or some place lie it

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    Re: Walk, don't run, to your next destination

    this thread reminded me of a time at DL 30 years ago when I was in junior high with a group of friends. We wanted to get to Haunted Mansion, so we were running around groups to get there. When we got there, we noticed that our running somehow caused everyone else to run and created a running mob (I guess everyone else thought that since we were running, they'd better too). Crowd dynamics are funny.

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    Re: Walk, don't run, to your next destination

    Last time I went with some friends they both were constantly trying to run to our next ride. I kept on walking behind, but they wouldn't listen. No matter how many times I told them to stop running, they'd just be like "Ugh, it's not that big of a deal..." It got so annoying!
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    Re: Walk, don't run, to your next destination

    I've seen a little kid do a faceplant right into the cement right after opening at DCA trying to run. I went, "HA!" out loud.


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    Re: Walk, don't run, to your next destination

    This past January when I went to WDW, we were at Hollywood Studios for morning opening right along the rope. (I rarely get into the parks that early so we are usually too far back to see how the actual rope drop goes.) It was so bizarre. They had CMs slowing marching backward up Hollywood Blvd. with the mob marching behind them, slow releasing the crowd into different sections of the park. When a father motored around a front line CM to try to zoom to TSMM the CM SCREAMED at the guy "HEY! HEY SIR! GET BEHIND ME PLEASE!" It was so funny: the guy had to tuck his metaphorical tail between his legs and crawl back behind the CM line. This was a far cry from when we had visited HS the Spring Break before: people were jumping over trash cans, parkouring, and everything short of acrobatics to be the first to where they were going. I feared for my safety. I bet those changes were instituted because people complained.

    As weird as it was, it seemed to avoid the insane mad dashes I have seen in the past (I'm looking at you Animal Kingdom!) Especially in some of those parks which have only 2 or 3 E-ticket rides, the running is horrid.

    Last year, I saw a grown man knock a toddler flat onto his back at DLR after running into him because he was too focused on getting to Space Mountain. The morning mad dash gets me crazy. It's hard to not get caught up in it, but I try to tell myself: "relax.... you're on vacation!!!"

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    Re: Walk, don't run, to your next destination

    I just remembered my son was knocked down by someone running, and I rememeber him being quite upset, I said "you've been knocked down before at places haven't you?" "yeah, but this is the last place on earth I'd expect someone to knock me down and not say anything...ANYTHING, not excuse me, not sorry". - I understand.


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    Re: Walk, don't run, to your next destination

    I haven't seen any running at WDW rope drop in years, they seem to put the fiercest CMs on rope drop duty and I've seen many a person yelled at, but it's better than having someone get hurt. And they lead you all the way to the ride, it's really bizarre at times, watching dozens of people speed marching towards Soarin' but not daring to step in front of the line of CMs. In the middle of the day, I'm more likely to see runners; I'll never understand those people who are running and pushing strollers.
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