So true! And this is good and bad. Pushing ppl out of the way, abusing CMs, foul language, vandals, etc is obviously bad. But there are THOUSANDS of us that walk into the park like we own the place and will grab a piece of trash off the ground and clean up as if we lived there or go out of our way for a quick morning chat to a CM before we do anything else. So yeah, I do have a sense of ownership and I hope that everyone has a great time. But for those ppl that think DLR is there personal space, yeah I got issues with those ppl big time.
I do think that one of the main things that has gone down-hill are the guests. That's not to say that a majority are the bad kind. There are just more of them than 15-20 yrs ago. But I believe this to be just a sign of the times or maybe I need to take more Geritol (LMBO). It bothers me very much when TDA caters to them or turns a blind eye to their anti-social behaviour. I find this to be my #1 complaint on this forum to the point where (I suppose since the OP is asking about this stuff) less avid MCers may be put off. All I can say is please go to the parks and have a blast. You already have a history with the park(s) and it will only bond you to the physical space that is Disneyland!!!
So true too! I find that I get two personal attitude adjustments regarding DLR. One before (I set my own mindset) and one during and after the trip (that I get from the DL environment) that lasts. SO far TDA and unruley guests ultimately haven't taken this away from our group/friends when we get together for a DLR visit.
I do have to say though, that if you read here extensively, other MCers will impart valuable knowledge... and sometimes if you are intelligent enough it sticks with you during your visit. IMO knowledge is always good, even if it makes you see the bad spot at a wonderful place like DL. In the end, I like knowing and learning from most folks here, even if that means I now know & always see the peeling mountains of Toontown or the unfinished top tunnels of the Matterhorn (don't look up!!!). I think most ppl who come to MC often are kinda the same way. It is what helped shape us, in part, as connoisseurs of Disneyland.
Plz enjoy your trip, and now I do want you to throw together a TR just so I can see how it went!!!