I gotta ask when did you work there because here is my REALITY versus perception. I used to go a ton when I was in jr high and high school, hadn't been in 5 or 6 years. In high school I never saw the crowds or behavior i saw and I doubt I somehow became more perceptive or less tolerant.Originally Posted by ZedIzDead
I went about 4 months ago with my brother and his best friend who are in there 30's and they are Disney guys but also love a good roller coaster and they noted the change in attitude by the park and the patrons.
In the 5 or so years since i had been, the park has fallen into disarray and the people lottering about were a far different cry from when I was a teenager. Frankly I think its related to the change of hands in management over the last decade, look at the influx of cheap tickets and cheap AP programs- it is possible that the Magic Mtn of yesterday has been changed.
I don’t see a problem with kids being bussed in from poor neighborhoods, are they not allowed to have fun too?
Not at all, more power to them I used to love to see the news stories about Disney and the San Diego Zoo bussing up kids from the orphanages in Tijuna for days when they would be allowed in to the park for free.
The difference is that these kids appreciated the gift they were being given. In the case of the kids i saw they were underpriviledged but clearly felt entitled to act however they felt because of a lack of adult supervision or a presense of security. I would compare to the way kids act in a mall most of the time.