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    Would you cry if Disneyland closed?

    I've noted the debate about the AP program.

    My take on it may seem slightly off. After being an AP and a CM I've developed this thought. I think of Disneyland like I think of my local beaches. For those who live right on the beach, go everyday, they might see the beach as polluted, overcrowded, dirty and basically not worth walking down to. For people who don't live next to the beach, the beach is fun, exciting, and they cherish every moment. I see Disneyland in the same light. The more you go the less the magic rubs off on you and the more you notice the little things. Someone who goes 2 or 3 times a year will do everything they can, cherish every moment, take every picture and buy all the souvenirs they can. Someone who goes every week, or multiple times a week, might skip a ride or pass on an opportunity because "I can do that some other time!". So... if Disneyland closed it's gates, would you cry? Would you be devastated because you lost a special place that you only saw a couple times a year? Or... Would you be upset and annoyed that you lost your local hangout spot?


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    I think most missed the actual point of this thread. Value what you have, because in a flash it could be gone. Sometimes people are so wrapped up in the small stuff that they completely miss the bigger picture. There are lots of people who would LOVE to be close enough to Disneyland to see it on a monthly, weekly, or daily basis. Their experiences are limited to the few times a YEAR that they can actually visit the park. I read so many complaint threads, I'm just as guilty, and I thought we needed a bit of a reality check.

    The inspiration for this thread was a 101yr old woman who rode Jungle Cruise. She was from South America, and her whole family came up for the celebration. She REMEMBERED hearing the opening of the park on the Radio. At 101... it was her FIRST TIME actually being in DISNEYLAND. Her eyes were just as wide the ones of as her great great grandkids with her! She didn't notice the peeled paint, faint graffiti, off themed places or sticky tables. She saw magic... she felt magic... and she walked away with some amazing memories because they went on EVERYTHING they could in the short time they were there! Value what you have... that was my point!

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    I also posted this later on but it was buried because not everyone reads that far, I'm just as guilty... so I put it here!
    Last edited by techskip; 08-02-2007 at 08:09 PM. Reason: Missing the Point
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    Re: Would you cry if Disneyland closed?

    Yes.

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    Re: Would you cry if Disneyland closed?

    Cry?

    ...I didn't have a very stable childhood, however no matter how crazy things were, when my family would pull it together and go to Disneyland things were somehow normal. We were just another family enjoying the happiest place on earth. For those few days a year (or every few years) my family felt normal, and it meant the world to my sister and I.

    ...so yeah, I would probably cry.

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    Re: Would you cry if Disneyland closed?

    Would suicide be too extreme?

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    Re: Would you cry if Disneyland closed?

    I haven't been in almost 16 years and most of my best memories with my Aunt(who passed last year) are with her at the park. Not only would I cry but I'd break into Norad or wherever and push every single nuke button I could.

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    Re: Would you cry if Disneyland closed?

    Probably not, but it's hard to say. I wouldn't be happy about it, but as long as WDW still remains open so I can get my Disney fix, I think I would be able to cope.

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    Re: Would you cry if Disneyland closed?

    Quote Originally Posted by CostaFreak View Post
    Would suicide be too extreme?
    Just a bit.
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    Re: Would you cry if Disneyland closed?

    Quote Originally Posted by CostaFreak View Post
    Would suicide be too extreme?
    I would say so, yes. A person can simply not stop their own life because something important to them ceased to exist. Life goes on, and people can make it through anything, so long as they put their heart and mind into it. So suicide, in any situation, is extreme.


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    Re: Would you cry if Disneyland closed?

    I can't even begin to contemplate that!
    Goin around the world...and back to Disneyland!

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    Re: Would you cry if Disneyland closed?

    Anyways, I would cry, and protest, and fight until the bitter end. The reason I would do so is because I would see the closure as the death of imagination itself. If no one has any imagination left to keep even Disneyland afloat, then we'd all be in a real mess.


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    Re: Would you cry if Disneyland closed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aura of Foreboding View Post
    A person can simply not stop their own life because something important to them ceased to exist.
    sure they can . . . for DL no but i can think of some cases.
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    Re: Would you cry if Disneyland closed?

    I would have to sue somebody if Disneyland closed.

    ........ I don't know who yet. But you better look out.
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    Re: Would you cry if Disneyland closed?

    I probably wouldn't cry, but I'd be inconsolable for a long time. Kinda like when the Rams moved to STL.

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    Re: Would you cry if Disneyland closed?

    id probly go move to paris and start DLPing while crying

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    Re: Would you cry if Disneyland closed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Master Gracie View Post
    sure they can . . . for DL no but i can think of some cases.
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