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  1. #31

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    I just went last night for the third night just to see the fireworks. Still just as impressive. It never gets old.

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    I hate it when people ask me this.. if it got old, why would I go?

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    No. Never. If I could live there, I would.


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    In the first year that I got an AP (2003), my girlfriend at the time and I went 17 times. I did think that the park would get old, and I think if I had continued to focus on just going on ride after ride, it would have gotten old after a while.

    But what I found is that when you visit often, your way of experiencing the park changes. You slow down, you go on rides that you might never go on otherwise, you start paying attention to all the wonderful details that really make the park what it is. Overall, you start paying attention to the atmosphere, rather than just going on rides.

    So, for me, I still haven't found the park growing old.

    Dan

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    Never, ever. Maybe after 3 days straight... A month after a visit, I want to go back.
    I've been going since 1981 and I love it.

  6. #36

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    I never ever get tired of DL. Drives my husband crazy! My best friend has insisted for years that I seek therapy. My house is full of Disney stuff, I work in a Disney Store, most of my clothes are Disney and I go at the very least 3 times a year to DL. Don't get me wrong, I like other things too, but they take a back seat to anything Disney. And because of all of this I am happier than most people I know! I will never surrender the Disney part of myself. NEVER!!!!

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    I think variety is the key... Yes, it is wonderful to visit Disneyland, but DM and I also have AP's to Knott's, USH and SFMM, and I have a SeaWorld AP and a San Diego Zoo/WAP membership, plus enough comp tickets to get Lisa into those too...

    When we had a Disney CM visiting from Tokyo, we spent a day just driving along the coast, and checked out a couple of casinos, it was a highlight of his trip.

    Now, DM and I are leaving for Las Vegas this Saturday, and looking forward to checking out things like the Calico Ghost Town, the Desperado at Primm, the Star Trek Experence, the Adventure Dome at Circus Circus, the Luxor Motion Simulator, the Matthattan Express (We have a coupon, not worth full price!), Speed at the Sahara, and the race car simulators, the Fremont Street Experence, and of course, all the stuff on top of the Stratosphere Tower, including the new ride Insanity!!!!!!

    What I miss is Cedar Point, and trying to find a way to go there this year.....

    What gets me sometimes is the crowds, and a nice thing about having an AP, you can always leave, and come back another day...
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowflake
    Does it ever get old?
    No. I love walking into the park every single time I go. It brings back memories of when I was a kid and makes me feel young again.

    Also because I am a regular I don't feel rushed and have to do every single ride that day. If something is down or the line is too long, I just say to myself "next time"

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    I think deep down it not so much the park itself as it is the idea behind the park and the vision that Walt had for it that draws the people like us back time and time again. The park is just as much fun not riding one ride as it to just look and explore and delve into the history and oddities. Like, did you know all the second story railings in New Orleans Square are rubber so they won't rust and people don't get close enough to see? Why should anyone know that? But I love knowing info like that and whipping it out to others as we walk the park. Walt Disney was a genius.

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    almost every single time i have gone to the park(s) i have found something cool and new to do or see... even when leigh-ann and i were going every other weekend for the better part of last year, we still managed to find cool stuff we hadn't seen/done/gone on... hence how i found my favorite ride, casey jr!

    and i still haven't ridden dumbo...

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    I never ever get tired of Disneyland. I always seem to notice some new little thing in Indiana Jones, Haunted Mansion, or Pirates... ALWAYS. I live a couple hours drive away and if I go and ride the Haunted Mansion and Pirates once each and walk around the rest of the time I dont care. I love Disneyland, and theres just something about entering those green gates that make my worries and troubles go away. Its the best feeling in the world to be able to go someplace and not have anything in the world to worry about. Thats what keeps me coming back to Disneyland time and time again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowflake
    I was wondering and ask all the Disneyland regulars (locals, AP holder or not, just regular visitors 2-3 times a month or more), what keeps the park fresh to you? Does it ever get old?

    I realize this may seem to be a silly question, obviously, you love DL, but I am curious. Any thoughts?

    I love looking at Darkbeers photos and everyone elses updates, it makes me feel like I am right in the thick of things.

    Snow
    who never visits enough to make DL anything but fresh and new (last vist 1977 - pathetic)
    Usually when I go to the park, I do the same thing, until I get tired of it, and go and try something else. Other than that, I never get tired of it.

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    I've worked at DL for the last 48 months, and before that, I was an AP for 18 years. I never get tired of going, not ever! I feel like I grew up at DL, so being there is like playing in my own backyard. It's nice to be able to "come home" to work every day. I'm 23 yrs old btw.
    -"We can see a new horizon...built on all that we have done..and our dreams begin another thousand circles 'round the sun!"
    -- Epcot: Illuminations "Reflections of Earth"

    -"...Each dream that you chase, each wish you embrace can lead to a fabulous faraway place...!"
    --DCA: World Of Color

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    My wife and I have been AP's since we first started dating in 97 and we never get tired of it. We like to mix things up though and not fall into any specific routines. Sometimes we make the drive out just to walk through the park and talk or just to visit the Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor (Mmmmm, Ice Cream...). I remember finding this sweet spot behind Big Thunder where we could see the fireworks and nobody was crowded around us. No audio but it was nice and finding "secret firework spots" became something we did as well.

    However, when the busy period begins, we tend to stay away for longer periods of time. My favorite times to visit are on drizzily winter days after the holidays have wrapped up because the park feels so intimate when its not all packed. But then again, nothing compares to a nice bright morning eating pancakes and looking at the ROA in the summertime. (sigh)

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    Let me just say this, when I walk through the tunnel, I still get betterflies in my stomach. I'm an old AP, but a young 'un at Disneyland.


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