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    Re: Do You Go to Disneyland to Turn-Off or Turn-On Your Brain?

    I am a BOTH kinda guy.

    When I walk in, I am leaving my general reality behind for the day. It doesn't mean that I only think about Disney when I'm there, but I do my best to keep my mind off of everything that might bother me, weigh on me, etc. I'm not going to bring a bad mood to the park or anything. If I did, what would be the point of going to DL?

    But I certainly turn on my brain when I'm in the park so I can properly enjoy it. I don't just want to coast through the day and relax. If I wanted that, I should be at the beach.

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    Re: Do You Go to Disneyland to Turn-Off or Turn-On Your Brain?

    Once I enter through the underpass I leave reality behind.


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    Re: Do You Go to Disneyland to Turn-Off or Turn-On Your Brain?

    I certainly do not leave my brain at the gate, but I do relax the thought processes somewhat. I find much of DL to be stimulating intellectually as well as *fun* like the attractions, shows etc, so I suppose I never really turn it off, maybe just go back and forth from revving it's engine to idling it for a while!

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    Re: Do You Go to Disneyland to Turn-Off or Turn-On Your Brain?

    I don't think of it as shutting off my brain but escaping the real world and hopefully release all of the stress of my life outside the parks. Especially for our daughter, no medical appointments, no therapy, no hospitals! We are usually treated so well by the characters and CMs that we feel like royalty!
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    Re: Do You Go to Disneyland to Turn-Off or Turn-On Your Brain?

    "Turn On", I suppose; or at least re-focus from being preoccupied with the things I must think about, to being preoccupied with the things I enjoy thinking about .

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    Re: Do You Go to Disneyland to Turn-Off or Turn-On Your Brain?

    I go to clear my mind. I had my last trip as a chance to look within myself and so some reflection. Seriously


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    Re: Do You Go to Disneyland to Turn-Off or Turn-On Your Brain?

    I like to go to Disneyland, turn off my brain, and then ask unsuspecting cms:

    What time is the 3 o clock parade?

    Do you work here?

    Where is the closest restroom? (while standing right next to it)

    Ok, not really. I only get there 2 times a year or so, but my brain is always "on."

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    Re: Do You Go to Disneyland to Turn-Off or Turn-On Your Brain?

    A very thought provoking question..

    I guess for me it's a little bit of both..

    I turn off my brain to all the drama and stresses of my everyday life.

    I turn on my brain to all that Disneyland is capable of doing, like making me feel like a child again, totally immersing me into a world that I wouldn't normally live in.. you know.. all those things that people like us love going to Disneyland for..


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    Re: Do You Go to Disneyland to Turn-Off or Turn-On Your Brain?

    Disneyland has always been a living museum to me. All sorts of thought provoking sights and sounds from America's rich history and future brought to life before my eyes. The amazing inter-connection of the bits of the story telling a complete picture, from a small town ridding the industrial and technical revolutions of the turn of the century, to the expanding Frontier, to the Future and expanding out into space, under the oceans, and into the very atoms which make up everything. To see a man jet pack over Tomorrowland, or a historical re-enactment group on mainstreet, Disneyland has always been a place to stimulate the mind.

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    Re: Do You Go to Disneyland to Turn-Off or Turn-On Your Brain?

    I turn off a lot of my brain at Disney. Not to the point that I ask questions that I know are dumb, but the critical part of my head, yeah, it kind of goes away. To notice a problem,it's got to be pretty blatant. Like water bottles floating in the castle moat.

    But on the whole I just go to be in the moment, something I'm otherwise not very good at doing.
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    Re: Do You Go to Disneyland to Turn-Off or Turn-On Your Brain?

    I go there to excite my brain!

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    Re: Do You Go to Disneyland to Turn-Off or Turn-On Your Brain?

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve DeGaetano View Post

    I go to Disneyland to be educated, mentally and artistically challenged, and entertained. I go to study the architecture; learn a little about landscaping, examine ancient technology. Going merely for "the rides" is the least of my interest, and often, when I had my AP, I wouldn't ride anything.

    While escape from the "real" world is part of the enjoyment, that "escape" is accomplished when I do the above; when I explore the deeper meaning in the Park, when I learn a little more about theme and story telling and archetypes. When I study the detailing that most pass right by.

    Disneyland is such a rich canvas that I really do feel bad for the folks that have no interest in the Park, other than to get FastPasses to be able to get on as many E tickets as possible. Those folks may find that Knott's or Magic Mountain is more enjoyable.
    Very well stated, sir. I wholeheartedly concur.


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    Re: Do You Go to Disneyland to Turn-Off or Turn-On Your Brain?

    Anyone ever feel that surreality while walking through the gates, or just walking down Main Street? I hate that feeling. You know, the "Wow, am i actually here?" thought? Eh, maybe i didn't get enough sleep the night before that trip to Disneyland, heh.




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    Re: Do You Go to Disneyland to Turn-Off or Turn-On Your Brain?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpee View Post
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    Re: Do You Go to Disneyland to Turn-Off or Turn-On Your Brain?

    Turn on the parts of my brain that I love, and turn off the parts of my brain that I'm not too proud of.

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