We use lanyard-type wallets to hold our AP's, ID's, Fastpasses, Autograph pens, cell phone and money in. Much easier to have than my purse and his wallet. We carry a back pack too with water and snacks and sometimes sweatshirts.
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Peter Pan: "Well, you can dunk your head in the pond behind us, if you want."
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My husband and I have a water proof plastic carrier that hooks to our lanyards. They are a solid color so you can't see the pass. We love them because it is easier to take out at the turnstiles, restaurants and shops. I personally have not been bothered by others see through ones.
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I use a lanyard and I love it. I never thought of an AP as something to "show off" so that isn't a factor.
For me, a lanyard is:
1) A convenient place to hold my pass, any FP's I might acquire. I hate digging around in my purse or getting my wallet out every time I want to park hop or get a FP.
2) Where I'm unlikely to lose it. I'm not proud of this, but I have, more than once, accidentally lost my AP's out of my pocket when I keep it there (it was found immediately both times, but still).
It's just a handy place to keep and hold what I know I'm going to need. I had no idea it was so controversial.
Personally don't care, if you want to wear it on a lanyard, more power to you. I just keep mine in my wallet and take it out when needed. Never really thought much of a "Showing off" kind of thing. If it doesn't hurt anyone nor ruins the enjoyment of myself or anyone just trying to have fun at the parks its all good.
As a guest, I don't care. I do think it looks super dorky, but to each his own. As a former CM though, I can see a CM treating them with a little bit less patience since it does look like the person is trying to say that they should be treated special (even if that's not what they intend by wearing the lanyard). I don't know, that wasn't a thing back when I worked in the park.
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i have never enjoyed wearing lanyards i find them annoying; in fact, i found i would absent-mindedly play with the one they gave us for the gumball rally! but if it works for some people, hey, they're the ones wearing it. i carry an overly large purse that ppl comment would rive them nuts, but i feel so naked without it.