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    Do you speak up when people break the rules?

    It depends.

    I told someone "NO" on PotC behind me for *continuing to "flash" their phone camera and it wasn't about me.. I have noticed on many rides people express it's their first time. I've been on Pirates a hundred times, but for some it might be their only, or first time. Besides i think they didn't speak english and maybe didn't hear the recording at the start of the ride... that or they are just selfish and rude.

    Another time some teenage girl had quite the potty mouth, I mean really really bad, my son is 14 and has heard it all before. There were no little kids within earshot. So as much as I boiled for a 1/2 hour, I bit my tongue. (bit it hard) Wow, though, DLR is sure not immune to the garbage from the outside world.


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    Re: Do you speak up when people break the rules?

    Yes!

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    Re: Do you speak up when people break the rules?

    Line Jumpers. Especially large groups/families. If I can enjoy three days at the parks with a group of 7 (including a 6 year old) and manage to coordinate meeting up at the ride entrance instead of annoying and inconvienencing the other guests around me, so can they. A couple of people or a parent and small child I understand. I see it rampant now especially that it's prime tourist season and there are lots of large groups of matching kids/teens running around. Or at least if you get in line ahead of your group, wait to the side in line for them to catch up to you instead of making them force their way up and through. Courtesy and common sense... rare things these days.

    We were at Knott's the same week and actually got to witness a few of these types escorted from the park.

    It's my only large pet peeve at the parks. And I apologize ahead of time for my own pottish mouth. We try to curtail it around youngsters, but slip occassionally.
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    Re: Do you speak up when people break the rules?

    Quote Originally Posted by WildeNight View Post
    Line Jumpers.

    We were at Knott's the same week and actually got to witness a few of these types escorted from the park.


    Bravo for KBF management and it is unfortunate that DL manangement/security doesn't seem to have the stones to do the same.

    About 10 days to 2 weeks of ejecting line cutters would be all it would take for the word to get out that it is not tolerated and you would see it end.

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    Re: Do you speak up when people break the rules?

    Quote Originally Posted by WildeNight View Post
    Line Jumpers. Especially large groups/families.
    I just got home from my first trip in a year, and the line cutting hasn't slowed down at all. CMs are happy to turn a blind eye to it.

    I always think I'm going to say no, but I'm caught off guard and don't usually realize people are passing me by until they are in front of me already.
    We were in line for Red Car Trolley and about five people and a stroller joined the people standing in front as soon as it pulled up. It looked like we'd get on the next car when we got in line, but there was no way we would get on once they cut to the front, and with that ride, it's not just a 60 second delay, but a wait for a full run to TOT and back.

    A lady in front of us at JJ had two small kids. The CM told her she'd need another adult to ride, one adult per child. She told him her mom would be joining them later in the line, and they were happy to let her come right in the exit and head to the front of the line.

    Thinking back over the three days, I can think of only one or two lines that we didn't have people cut into.

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    Re: Do you speak up when people break the rules?

    The line jumping to me depends. Like, I don't care if one person lays out a blanket and saves a spot for another 5 people for Fantasmic, but I do get annoyed if I think there is only 1 person in front of me and seven people come at the last second. On the other hand, it usually just means a different seat (big deal, you have no control over that unless you request, and that may mean you wait longer) or an extra minute or two. No big deal. I can only control my behavior. Now, if one person waits in line and 20 people show up, that's wrong.

    For me, I yelled at someone two clam shells away from me who was video recording Ariel's Under Sea Adventure, but he was also filming his kids reactions in the clam shell in between us. That mean we were constantly getting the light shined right at us. But even when it wasn't right at us, it was incredibly bright and distracting. I yelled, "No Flash!!!" at him, but to no avail. Didn't speak English, and seemed to give very few you-know-whats about it.

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    Re: Do you speak up when people break the rules?

    I usually want to say something, but rarely do. Line-jumpingwise, if I'm in an outdoor queue, one with ropes but not chains or fences or such (like the tail of BLAB or Pirates when it goes out towards the fountain) and someone blantantly steps in front of me, I've said "excuse me the line actually ends..." gesture to where. If I'm actually in an enclosed queue and six people are pulling a "our party is over there" they usually catch me off guard and by the time I might've reacted they're past me, since seems like most folks just move out of the way in those cases.

    Flashes drive me nuts but I don't usually say anything because then I'm part of the problem too (talking during a ride), but once, also on Areil's Under Sea Adventure, someone took maybe five flash photos just in the first area, before Scuttle was even out of earshot. I was furious. Then they kept doing it. And I couldn't help myself and did say outloud at one moment when the clams were rotating such that they were facing right at me: Stop with the flash! I think we were either entering or leaving the Under the Sea room at that point.

    Someone else clapped when I said it. The flash-people chilled out a little but still took two more flash photos before the end of the ride.

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    Re: Do you speak up when people break the rules?

    Yes to outside things, no to rides.
    A big yes to Parade manners.
    Been thinking about making a little handbook:
    "Phrases for Disneyland (in multiple languages). From "Excuse me." to "I've been sitting here for [hour(s) here], please don't stand in front of me."
    (Also comes with a phrase to know which language to speak.)

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    Re: Do you speak up when people break the rules?

    Quote Originally Posted by loungefly97 View Post
    Like, I don't care if one person lays out a blanket and saves a spot for another 5 people for Fantasmic
    Well we differ here - I do. I am so tired of seeing Fantasmic! for the 137th time, that I'll be happy when it is gone, the crowds are dispersed and the walkway comes back, and I can ride the Mark Twain at night again. I don't care how popular F! is, I'm just tired of it and the problems it causes.

    Farewell F!, better a fond memory than an ongoing annoying cluster F!

    And I do confront line jumpers and shout at flashers - I am an old curmudgeon you know...

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    Re: Do you speak up when people break the rules?

    We sat along the water at Blue Bayou on Wednesday and got multiple flashes pointed straight at us. Come one people! We are just trying to eat lunch, not be a museum exhibit!

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    Re: Do you speak up when people break the rules?

    I actually try to make it a point if guests gets out of the Racers standby queue to use the restroom to make sure that the majority of their party stays in the queue. We're also given several "stern talking tos" to guests that try to get a party of 5+ join a party of two or three. Historically, we're way too lenient with tourists/foreigners but they're only here for one day so it's not the end of the world. We can usually spot Annual Passholders and lay down the law since they're the group that needs to know the rules.

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    Re: Do you speak up when people break the rules?

    Is linejumping really breaking the rules? I don't think Disney has an official policy on their website or anything like that, but has anyone ever asked a CM what the rules are on it? Since it's so frequent and I've never seen anyone been stopped I assume they see it as sort of a necessary evil.
    And heed this warning: The spirits will materialize only if you remain quietly seated at all times and stop taking flash pictures, you moron.

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    Re: Do you speak up when people break the rules?

    Quote Originally Posted by sambo View Post
    well we differ here - i do. I am so tired of seeing fantasmic! For the 137th time, that i'll be happy when it is gone, the crowds are dispersed and the walkway comes back, and i can ride the mark twain at night again. I don't care how popular f! Is, i'm just tired of it and the problems it causes.

    Farewell f!, better a fond memory than an ongoing annoying cluster f!
    agreed!

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    Re: Do you speak up when people break the rules?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sambo View Post
    Well we differ here - I do. I am so tired of seeing Fantasmic! for the 137th time, that I'll be happy when it is gone, the crowds are dispersed and the walkway comes back, and I can ride the Mark Twain at night again. I don't care how popular F! is, I'm just tired of it and the problems it causes.

    Farewell F!, better a fond memory than an ongoing annoying cluster F!

    And I do confront line jumpers and shout at flashers - I am an old curmudgeon you know...

    </rant>

    I want Sambo to come with me so he can yell at all the people for me . I'm usually too much of a chicken to do other than cast the stink eye at offenders and speak very loudly to BFF.

    I will stop those who try to 'pass on the corners' in line. You know, they're behind you but when you get to the end of the rope line & have to wait to turn on the switchback they try to 'ooze' around you to end up in front of you. Or someone who blatantly jumps in line in front of me, as someone else said, I'll politely point out the back of the line. As far as the 'ketchup people' (get it? ketchup/catch up?) I've seen more than one instance where a CM actually supports them in moving through the line to join their party or has them come to the exit to wait for them so I've sorta given up on that.

    So, I try not to let it get to me. If Disney isn't going to back me up if a situation turns ugly, then I'm not going to take the chance.
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    Re: Do you speak up when people break the rules?

    i honestly only let my own family know when they're doing something wrong. usually it's a case of them wanting to take a picture during a ride and don't realize their flash is on; i'm quick to pull their iphone down and remind them to turn it off. they return the favor by reminding me i'm around kids when i let curse words slip while in the park; what can i say, old habits die hard.

    unfortunately at this point, i go to the park expecting line cutting and flash photography and stroller bashing. it still bothers me when it happens, but i don't usually say anything.

    the only time i'm totally okay with line "cutting" is when a child is standing in a relatively long line, and has to use the restroom; i'm totally okay with the parent taking them to do their business and then coming back to the spot they left.

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