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Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Mike Scopa & Mike Newell

  • Theme Park Etiquette
  • Matt would like to see everyone wear lots of deoderant
  • Mike Scopa says guests should follow the directions of the Cast Members in the parking lot when parking your car
  • Matt implores guests to move all the way in to the buses to maximize space
  • Mike Scopa's pet peeve is people who block the doorways to shops for the air conditioning
  • Mike Newell says smokers should smoke in the designated areas only
  • Matt mentions keeping up with the person in front of you while waiting in line
  • Mike Scopa thinks all guests should move all the way down the rows at shows
  • Mike Scopa warns first timers against using flash photography when it's warned not to use it
  • Mike Scopa thinks you should make sure you're not breaking up a family by trying to get in line
  • Mike Scopa has a pet peeve where people who block the FASTPASS machines
  • Matt warns against using strollers as a fullback to clear a path
  • Matt also thinks guests should take their photo and get their autograph with characters quickly and then move so others can get a chance to do the same
  • Mike Scopa thinks guests should indulge the Cast Members who portray characters and play along
  • Mike Scopa he has heard from Cast Members that work parades that you need to get a spot well ahead of time because it's quite irritating when someone who shows up 5-10 minutes before parade time and tries to squeeze in
  • Matt says in the end it's all about being considerate to others
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  • Mike Scopa announces an offer to those who wear WDW Today merchandise

Running Time: 18:13


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Episode 120 Now Available
Authored by: wdwtodayfanclub on Friday, June 30 2006 @ 06:33 AM CDT
Wow! Are you guys all from the east coast? I say don't worry about if someone has enough dedorant on, or does not keep up in line, or does not want to stand on the bus.....just have a good time. Concentrate on your family or other people you are with, don't worry about other people. You are there to have a great time. If I see something that bothers me I just walk away or just be patient. Some people consider the monorail an attraction, we ride it all the time but if this is your first trip or only go once every 10 years you might want a seat or window, I understand. The one etiquette I would like to see more of is people give up the seat on the bus to men/women with infant children or the elderly.

Hakkunah matta!

Not oft seen characters
Authored by: Mcmillanmom on Friday, June 30 2006 @ 10:53 AM CDT
My immediate family goes down every year, but we have a family reunion about every 3 years. On the last big family trip, I made up a game that awarded points to pictures(digital) with the characters and set up teams.

The not often seen ones, like Tweedle Dum, etc. were the high point characters. Mickey, minnie, etc. low points. We had so much fun racing over to characters that usually don't have lines. I think the cast members got excited too. People started asking us what we were doing.

It's a nice way to include big groups into the Disney fun!

I also have noticed that other cultures are not as weirded out about personal space as we American's are. I used to get upset, but now I kind of brush it off. I'm sure I do major faux pas when I travel outside the country and hope people are gentle with my ignorance.
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Authored by: abedore on Friday, June 30 2006 @ 11:17 AM CDT
Thanks for this segment. Everything mentioned is so common sense and just a way for all of us to show common courtesy to guests and cast members so Disney World is enjoyable for everyone.

My $5000 is just as good as anyone else's and I don't want it ruined because someone thinks they deserve better than me.

Boy you would think that you wouldn't have to state the obvious but we've all seen all these things occur time and time again. These situations are so frustrating. If one more person stands in front of me at a parade last minute when I've been waiting over an hour, I'm gonna really lose my cool.

The only suggestion I have is that you guys re-do this podcast in several different languages for those folks who "don't understand english" whenever it's convenient (like when a cast member tries to correct a problem).

Thanks for the great podcast!
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Authored by: dxwwf3 on Friday, June 30 2006 @ 01:34 PM CDT
My biggest thing about park etiquette would be doing a little research before your trip so you know what you are getting into before you go. It is a shame to see ignorant parents complaining about certain attractions scaring their kids. If you had payed attention to the warning signs and known a little about the attraction, you might have chosen not to ride. I've seen my favorite attraction bite the dust because so many people failed to pay a little attention to warnings and know what they were doing.
Episode 120
Authored by: DRS426 on Saturday, July 01 2006 @ 02:29 PM CDT
There is definately one more topic that really grinds my gears...pictures. If
you see someone who is trying to make one of their memories last by
snapping a picture, kindly wait for them to finish and then walk through.
Also, don't make it a game to see how many different people's pictures you
can ruin, especially those with film cameras.

On the other side though, if you are taking a picture and see people waiting
for you to finish, don't take 10 pictures, take your picture and move on.

This was a great time to do this show, guys. I am an annual passholder and
get to go at least twice a month. I've been watching the increasing number
of guests over the past month or so and have also been watching the
increasing number of <i>irritated</i> guests. The more people they are,
the lower the general tollerance level seems to be.
It is possible to overload a Disney bus
Authored by: towncrier on Friday, July 07 2006 @ 06:25 PM CDT
On our most recent trip, we waited for the Magic Kingdom bus at Old Key West for 45 minutes. When the bus arrived, it was one of the kneeling buses. The doors opened and the driver lowered the bus. We all crowded onto the bus and, lo and behold, the bus was unable to get back up. We ended up having to offload about a dozen people before the bus could return to drivable condition. The driver did let those of us who offloaded back on the bus. I guess it was one of those rare occasions when a Disney bus was fully loaded.
More 'rules'
Authored by: jaypenguin150 on Monday, July 17 2006 @ 05:35 PM CDT
1) When looking at park maps, checking your watch, looking through your purse--Don't stand in the middle of the road! (Especially at AK!) 2) When at counterservice food, have money/credit card out. No one likes waiting 30 min in the sun for hamburger 3) Put strollers in the right area, not blocking the road 4) Know what your buying when you go to the cashier at all the gift shops. jw

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