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    Re: who else hates this saying.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Wreckless Abrandon View Post
    I didn't create those stereotypes. They're stereotypes that exist. Ask someone from say... Georgia, or Iowa, or New Mexico that has never left those places about California and that's what they think of it. They ignore the farmland, the mountains, and desert. There are people who think that professional sports are only watched by jocks and are all overpaid people.

    There are people outside of MiceChat DO think that Disneyland is only for kids. That's the problem. It's an incorrect stereotype which was my point about the other stereotypes... they're wrong.

    Yes, they're both vacation spots "to get away" from it all. But to argue that Vegas is the adult version of Disneyland is saying that what you do in Vegas makes you an adult.

    Maybe it's the choice of using the word "adult" since adult = maturity, which doesn't happen in Vegas for some people.



    Saying that "Las Vegas is Disneyland for Grown Ups" isn't a stereotype. It's a point of comparison. Everyone knows what Disneyland is. It's an American institution. It's fun. It's well themed. Now imagine a place that instead of rides there's gambling. Instead character shows there's nude cabarets. Instead of Coca-Cola there's Jack Daniels. That's all it is. It's not meant to be taken literal.

    If I told someone that Florida's Space Mountain is like Disneyland's Matterhorn but in space, it doesn't mean there's an abominable snowman in their Space Mountain. It just means that there's aspects that are very similar. It's a point of reference.

    Las Vegas isn't ALL bad. That's a stereotype some folks are being pretty immature and ignorant about as well.


    I'm an adult and I LOVE Disneyland. But I can still say that Vegas is like a Disneyland for grown ups and not lose any sleep over it. If there are adults out there who think Disneyland is for kids, well... too bad for them! They're missing out! And if I want to correct them I will. But otherwise, no big deal.


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    Re: who else hates this saying.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Wreckless Abrandon View Post
    I didn't create those stereotypes. They're stereotypes that exist. Ask someone from say... Georgia, or Iowa, or New Mexico that has never left those places about California and that's what they think of it. They ignore the farmland, the mountains, and desert. There are people who think that professional sports are only watched by jocks and are all overpaid people.

    There are people outside of MiceChat DO think that Disneyland is only for kids. That's the problem. It's an incorrect stereotype which was my point about the other stereotypes... they're wrong.

    Yes, they're both vacation spots "to get away" from it all. But to argue that Vegas is the adult version of Disneyland is saying that what you do in Vegas makes you an adult.

    Maybe it's the choice of using the word "adult" since adult = maturity, which doesn't happen in Vegas for some people.

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    I never said that Disneyland is for everyone. Or that Disneyland is for all families.

    Yes, I don't like Vegas. Whoever wants to go can enjoy it however they want. People can like both, or hate both, or one or the other. But saying that Vegas is the Adult version of Disneyland is claiming that you can't be an adult and like Disneyland. That's like saying that Disney is the kid version of Vegas.
    I really didn't want to even get involved in this discussion because I think it's pretty silly. But the word adult in this context has nothing to do with maturity. It has to do with the distinction that these things are considered not appropriate for children. The same reason porn is euphemistically called adult films. But because someone likes porn it doesn't imply that they don't like regular movies. I'm sure you don't think that watching porn makes you mature. Just as going to Vegas doesn't make one an adult, it's considered for adults because many of its offerings are inappropriate for children.
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    Re: who else hates this saying.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Coheteboy View Post
    Haha we ARE talking about Disneyland and Las Vegas right? This entire debate is immature and ignorant. You went for a bachelor party so OBVIOUSLY you're going to hit up the strip clubs, bars, drunk douchebags, etc.

    I also have a newsflash. Disneyland IS for kids. It's also for everyone. But the reason why it gets that "it's for kids" label is because you can't drink there. In Vegas you can.


    I love Disneyland but if people think Las Vegas is a Disneyland for adults, let them. Ultimately who cares? We shouldn't care this much about something so trivial. I regret that I devoted so much time posting about it.
    you know those herpies you got in vegas dont stay in vegas jk

    lol i agree with you 100%


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    Re: who else hates this saying.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Coheteboy View Post
    Instead of Coca-Cola there's Jack Daniels.
    I prefer having both together.
    "You can cut me off from the civilized world. You can incarcerate me with two moronic cellmates. You can torture me with your thrice daily swill, but you cannot break the spirit of a Winchester. My voice shall be heard from this wilderness and I shall be delivered from this fetid and festering sewer."

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    Re: who else hates this saying.....

    Quote Originally Posted by SoarinMatt View Post
    I am surprised that this thread has become such a hot button topic.

    I personally love both Vegas and Disneyland for different reasons, but one reason always remains the same for both. I love architecture and I love admiring the differences in different buildings, and checking out all the little details. For example, I love the frescoes at the Venetian as much as I love the gigantic fireplace at the Grand Californian.

    But all in all, Disney and Vegas are completely different forms of entertainment, but equally as enjoyable to different crowds.
    My thoughts exactly! Word for word, just about.

    My girlfriend and I also enjoy both Disneyland and Vegas for their similarities and for their differences. They are similar in the way they take us out of the daily grind of the real world and bring us into a world of great attractions, shows, and themed environments we can't get anywhere else on such high levels.

    They also have their clear differences. Disneyland is heavy on its family atmosphere and great attractions you can't find in Vegas. Vegas tried the family thing but ditched this very quickly. We can do things in Vegas we can't at any Disney park or anywhere else for that matter, such as gamble, getting free cocktails or enjoying cocktails while on the go (walking the strip), clubbing, European sunbathing/adult-only pools, and even mature-themed Cirque shows such as Zumanity. These are all great and fun things to do if done responsibly and/or away from the youth. Because of this notion I believe Vegas is the Disneyland for adults, in all positives possible. You can have as great of a time at Disneyland but in a place geared toward adults rather than the whole family.

    Disneyland brings out our inner child and Las Vegas brings out our inner adult. I don't see anything wrong with this at all.

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