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    I wear an expensive purse to Disneyland every time I go. The reason is, I don't buy cheap purses. I only wear Louis Vuitton. The reason I buy them is because of the quality and I like the styles. I have had purses for over 5 years that I will take into the store and had them replace the handles when they look really worn and the purse looks brand new again. To me that is a better investment than buying a cheap purse every 6 months. I am very careful with my purse when I am at a place like Disneyland. I hold onto it very well when we are on rides.

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    I generally dress nicely when I go out anywhere, especially the park, out of respect for myself the establishments I patronize and others around me. I wish more people would return the courtesy. I'm not exactly wearing a suit, but at least a nice shirt and not jeans and sneakers. I get stared at a lot when I go to the parks because of this. Using fear of "ruining" or "losing" valuable articles of clothing or accessories as an excuse to "dress down" is pathetic. Look at photos of the park and America in general from the 50s and 60s. What happened? People wore nice hats, glasses and jewelry and managed to be responsible for them. They were aware and heeded warnings to "Hang on to hats and glasses." Today personal responsibility has gone the way of the Sky Way. So many people wear expensive things and just assume that they will be OK, and forget about them. Disney would never put them in a situation where they could have to be responsible for themselves, right? You should be able to dress well and wear nice things and enjoy the parks. Just don't be stupid and watch your stuff. People who dress like slobs at the park upset me way more that people who are irresponsible and lose their stuff. Another thing.. it's just STUFF anyway. If you can afford a $5,000 tennis bracelet and wear it to Disneyland, you can afford to replace it. Smart people insure things like that anyway.
    That was kind of my point, personal responsibility. It wasn't about dressing up or dressing down. You can still look amazing without a $5,000 tennis bracelet or a $500 hat or a $700 leather jacket or high end leather shoes. It is Disneyland, not a fashion show or movie premier or special event banquet. In all cases those individuals chose to bring their items, the items were lost and or damaged, and they blamed Disneyland for their lack of responsibility. In some cases their demands combined with management's bend over backwards attitude caused the attraction to go down when in reality the comment should have been "sorry you lost it, we'll look for it if we either break down, or at the end of the night." If it is recovered great, but if it is damaged some have been known to be extremely angry (Oakley's come to mind, also lady who screwed up her own shoes on Splash) when in reality the only individual at fault is the individual pointing fingers at everyone else. They actively chose to bring valuable items to a very public amusement park and then chose to take them on various attractions.

    As to the insurance issue. Some individuals can afford the insurance, others may not have been able to afford the item in the first place. It is very possible that the bracelet was a gift. IMO there was no reason for it to be in the park to begin with. I would have excused it as a "dinner date" type except that this happened around noon, and aside from the bracelet the individual was definately dressed down. You can tell how much these situations piss me off because I remember the individuals, and the details, even though they have happened over a span of several years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Red Head View Post
    I wear an expensive purse to Disneyland every time I go. The reason is, I don't buy cheap purses. I only wear Louis Vuitton. The reason I buy them is because of the quality and I like the styles. I have had purses for over 5 years that I will take into the store and had them replace the handles when they look really worn and the purse looks brand new again. To me that is a better investment than buying a cheap purse every 6 months. I am very careful with my purse when I am at a place like Disneyland. I hold onto it very well when we are on rides.
    i agree with and do buy more expensive, better quality things, BUT i never take anything to the park i would be upset about loseing...well maybe my car keys, if i lost those i would be upset, but cant avoid that now can we?
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    Stuff, no matter the cost, should NOT hold such importance. IMHO.
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    Losing a camera is Disneyland's vengance for people using flash on rides.

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    Maybe the expensive items reflect the fact that you need to be rich to afford DL these days LOL
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    Re: Disneyland in Excess

    Quote Originally Posted by The Red Head View Post
    I wear an expensive purse to Disneyland every time I go. The reason is, I don't buy cheap purses. I only wear Louis Vuitton. The reason I buy them is because of the quality and I like the styles. I have had purses for over 5 years that I will take into the store and had them replace the handles when they look really worn and the purse looks brand new again. To me that is a better investment than buying a cheap purse every 6 months. I am very careful with my purse when I am at a place like Disneyland. I hold onto it very well when we are on rides.
    You *only* wear Louis Vuitton? Why? There are plenty of quality bags for less money. My girlfriend spent $20 on a nice-looking purse once and has had it for three years.
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    Re: Disneyland in Excess

    Quote Originally Posted by composerboy View Post
    I generally dress nicely when I go out anywhere, especially the park, out of respect for myself the establishments I patronize and others around me. I wish more people would return the courtesy. I'm not exactly wearing a suit, but at least a nice shirt and not jeans and sneakers. I get stared at a lot when I go to the parks because of this. Using fear of "ruining" or "losing" valuable articles of clothing or accessories as an excuse to "dress down" is pathetic. Look at photos of the park and America in general from the 50s and 60s. What happened? People wore nice hats, glasses and jewelry and managed to be responsible for them. They were aware and heeded warnings to "Hang on to hats and glasses." Today personal responsibility has gone the way of the Sky Way.
    I appreciate your feelings regarding how one should or shouldn't dress in public, but the prevailing attitude has changed and not just because people fail to have personal responsibility. Styles have changed and opinions about what constitutes style vary widely. I don't think a family showing up to the park in jeans and sneakers is suggesting they don't respect the establishment nor are they trying to be disrespectful to the people around them.

    I do agree folks need to hold onto their stuff and further more I agree that if you are carrying something pricey in the park, you should accept the possibility that it could get knocked from your grasp and it's pricetag shouldn't dictate the response on behalf of the park on how and if they are going to retrieve it.

    I am tickled that you dress up for the park, my grandparents would always dress up to travel by plane, and I follow their example, mostly because I find it quaint and fun to do so. I feel like I'm flying in 1950. That being said, I do my best to show respect to the people around me in other ways, if you are looking for respect via my clothing, you're looking in the wrong place.

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    You *only* wear Louis Vuitton? Why? There are plenty of quality bags for less money. My girlfriend spent $20 on a nice-looking purse once and has had it for three years.
    I do not fault individuals who wish to spend, and I do agree that sometimes the price equates to the quality of the product. The "fashion" aspect was not the point of the thread. The point is... if you take something pricey and loose it then it is not Disney's fault. Some individuals believe the higher value of an item demands a higher degree of service. The reality is it was not Disney who chose to bring it to their parks, it was the individual who lost it that bears that responsibility for bringing it in the first place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BassBone View Post
    You *only* wear Louis Vuitton? Why? There are plenty of quality bags for less money. My girlfriend spent $20 on a nice-looking purse once and has had it for three years.
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    I do not fault individuals who wish to spend, and I do agree that sometimes the price equates to the quality of the product. The "fashion" aspect was not the point of the thread. The point is... if you take something pricey and loose it then it is not Disney's fault. Some individuals believe the higher value of an item demands a higher degree of service. The reality is it was not Disney who chose to bring it to their parks, it was the individual who lost it that bears that responsibility for bringing it in the first place.
    it smacks of AP/self entitlement also, bringing everything to a halt and ruining the fun for someone...

    on buzz lightyear yesterday, a young kid of 2-3 suddenly ran up to the loading ramp and then tried to take off up the unloading the area, they stopped the ride, he got retrieved, went to the main console, then ran off again, it got stopped again, kid retrieved, finally the lead took the kid into his office. No parent stepped forward to claim him. still trying to figure it out and why a parent is stupid enough to forget a kid...

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    Yeah, a couple of weeks ago they shut down POTC just as we were ready to enter the boat. First there was some commotion around the forward boat as the people were disembarking, the CM's has flashlights out and were searching the water for someone who said they lost their wallet.

    People need to be careful. Walets/phone in front pockets.


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    Jungle went down when a lady lost a $5,000 tennis bracelet. We called divers, we were down for over an hour, they didn't find anything.
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    I'm guessing Club 33 member or closely-related guest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mohavewolfpup View Post
    it smacks of AP/self entitlement also, bringing everything to a halt and ruining the fun for someone...

    on buzz lightyear yesterday, a young kid of 2-3 suddenly ran up to the loading ramp and then tried to take off up the unloading the area, they stopped the ride, he got retrieved, went to the main console, then ran off again, it got stopped again, kid retrieved, finally the lead took the kid into his office. No parent stepped forward to claim him. still trying to figure it out and why a parent is stupid enough to forget a kid...
    But IASW is being refurbished. Where do lost children go these days?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sediment View Post
    I'm guessing Club 33 member or closely-related guest.
    Actually no clue, being that I have known many members and you can't automatically tell by looking at them. She never mentioned a membership openly if that was the implied question. If anything I would consider her "dressed down" which is what prompted the possible thought of the bracelet being a gift and not necessarily a purchase. Again no clue. She could have been a member, she could have been an affluent guest without a host/hostess escort, or she could have been an average joe. All I know is that she willing wore an expensive bracelet to the park and blamed Disney openly when we were unable to recover it. This, despite that fact that we took the ride down and had divers out searching. Disney management was visibly bending over backwards to help someone who logically had no one to blame for this mess but their own self.
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