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    A Bad Memory at Disneyland?

    We all have our favorite traditions and things to do and see at the resort, as well as special spots where memories flow...but I'm wondering if there's anything at Disneyland that you associate with bad memories, something you simply won't do...and if so, why?

    A friend of mine, for example, was asked to be married by Snow White's wishing well by the man of her dreams who soon turned into a nightmare. The engagement fell through; to this day, she won't even look over in the direction. I tried once to help her associate something different and positive with it, but there's a firm no there.

    It started me thinking, what do I usually skip at the resort and why? I personally always had a terrible fear of being underwater so I used to walk right past the Subs (starting to change my mind now that Nemo's taken over). Also, I was so rudely treated at the Crystal Arts shop on Main Street about 3 years ago, I haven't set foot inside since and simply lost my taste for their product (especially after finding out the employees there are not actually Disney castmembers).

    So what do you think, can one have a negative association at the Happiest Place on Earth, and if you're a Disney freak (I mean enthusiast), how do you get over it?

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    Re: A Bad Memory at Disneyland?

    honestly, the whole park is a bummer for me anymore. before my parents split we would go on family trips 2 or 3 times a year, hae fun and spend time together. my mom petitioned for a divorce nov. 2005 we went in jan 2006 thinking we'd feel better aftwer getting back, i actually felt worse. i went again jan 07and once again, i had fun with my dad, but the park will never be the same for me again.

    i love talking about the park, and thinking about being there, but after a few hours of rides and walking around and seeing the happy families, i really just want to walk back to my hotel and cry, youknow.


    thats my sad disneyland story.


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    Re: A Bad Memory at Disneyland?

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    Re: A Bad Memory at Disneyland?

    I try to stay away from the Teacups due to me nearly throwing up when I first rode it.
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    Re: A Bad Memory at Disneyland?

    There are a few places in the Happiest Place on Earth that bring back happy memories that now somewhat make me sad. Places that I associate with a previous girlfriend and can only look back on with melancholy such as...

    -The final hill of Splash Mountain
    -The starting lift on BTMRR
    -The autopia loading zone
    -The opening scenes of Snow White
    -And the worst one of all... "Remember... Dreams Come True"

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    Re: A Bad Memory at Disneyland?

    I have quite a few bad memories, but nothign that would keep me from doing the things I want to do there.

    My daughter doesn't want to go back to DL right now, because she associates so much of it with her ex that she dated for over a year, but I think/hope she gets over it.

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    Re: A Bad Memory at Disneyland?

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    Re: A Bad Memory at Disneyland?

    I try to rush through Snow White's Grotto if I end up there for some reason. It's not that someone caused a bad memory there...I just don't like hearing Snow White's voice *cringes*

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    Re: A Bad Memory at Disneyland?

    Peeing my pants while trying to run from the Monorail to the bathrooms by HISTA infront of everybody that was in line for hista.

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    Re: A Bad Memory at Disneyland?

    Quote Originally Posted by TDR_Fan View Post
    I try to stay away from the Teacups due to me nearly throwing up when I first rode it.
    Very similar story here...from back in the 1960's. Did back-to-back rides. First one...no problem. Second one...big mistake. We were sick to our stomachs most of the rest of the day.

    Couldn't even look at the teacups for several years after, without getting that same sickening feeling in my stomach.

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    Re: A Bad Memory at Disneyland?

    I fall into the lost love category. My last trip to DL was with my ex, and I have taken losing the only woman I have ever really let in and fall in love with extremely hard. Needless to say, I have many fond memories of our trip to DL still in my head. The park will be tied to her for quite sometime before I have it out of my system.

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    Re: A Bad Memory at Disneyland?

    My last trip, someone stole my parents' camcorder. Not that it was the camcorder I miss, but it had all of the tape from our trip thus far, and some other irreplaceable moments.

    It was my son's first trip to Disneyland and we were there during Christmas and 50th. He had a blast and he was not even a year old yet. He jumped up and down at the Block Party Blast... spent about five minutes with Mary Poppins while she drew a "chalk picture" in his autograph book with Crayons. He seemed to be having a great conversation with her and she seemed to understand every word. He even said a couple of things to her to (my son began talking early -- he even said banana to my mother when she bought a frozen banana).

    He also got to play with Pluto at Santa's Reindeer Roundup for about 10 minutes and had a blast. Bit on his ear at one point, but everyone there was having fun watching him.

    Unfortunately, I can only play it back in my head now and I can't share it with anyone because someone wanted to snatch something. Nothing that will keep me from going back, necessarily, but it did ruin the rest of the trip pretty much, and I still get really upset about it.

    In any case, at least I have the memories.
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    Re: A Bad Memory at Disneyland?

    I've had some negative things happen to me at Disneyland - but not so negative that I let them rule me in future trips.

    Yes, I used to hang out at Disneyland with past girlfriends - and they were horrible, negative relationships - but I don't let those bad relationships rule the 'next time I go'. You know?

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    Re: A Bad Memory at Disneyland?

    Quote Originally Posted by Disney Lover View Post
    A friend of mine, for example, was asked to be married by Snow White's wishing well by the man of her dreams who soon turned into a nightmare. The engagement fell through; to this day, she won't even look over in the direction. I tried once to help her associate something different and positive with it, but there's a firm no there.

    So what do you think, can one have a negative association at the Happiest Place on Earth, and if you're a Disney freak (I mean enthusiast), how do you get over it?
    I wanted to hopefully help you in your quest to get your friend past her proposal and engagement that went sour.

    In 1999 I proposed to a young lady at Catalina Island - the relationship went bad after the proposal. Very sad - as I chose a very romantic way of proposing and so forth. However, it does not hinder my desire to return to Catalina Island. I haven't been there since I proposed, and my wife is aware of this too. We both want to go - because it's Catalina Island.

    Please help your friend see that finding out that her 'dream man' was 'mr. nightmare' was a blessing.

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    Re: A Bad Memory at Disneyland?

    My sister threw up on me on Star Tours.

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