Not everyone is excited about going to Disney World
So we have all either heard the phrase "I'm going to Disney World" and/or seen the cheery videos of parents surprising their kids with a trip to Disney. Well apparently not everyone is so thrilled to go to Disney World. The surprise wasn't so much on the kids, but the reaction rather surprised the parents. Take a look:
So that brings me to the question, what would you choose? Disney World or Chattanooga, Tennessee? And have any of you ever surprised your kids with a trip to Disney?
As a parent, I would rather take my life's savings to Vegas than try to predict little kids.
First of all, with a crying, ungrateful kid like that I wouldn't take her anywhere!
I don't think it's real. The little girl is trying to supress a smile each time she says she wants to go to Chattanooga. I think she's been promised the trip to WDW if she pretends she doesn't want to go.
My son's birthday is 2 days after Christmas. The year he was turning 8, I won plane tickets for 4. As a single mom, I couldn't afford to go anywhere so the radio station got Disneland to donate the tickets for the park and 2 of my friends paid for a hotel room. On Christmas Day, I rolled out a new set of kids luggage and told my son that his bag was packed and we had to get on a plane. He asked me where and I told him, "Disneyland!". He walked around in shock until we got down there. I never had any screaming or jumping up and down. I was worried about what to do about a cake on his birthday and so Disneyland pointed me to the River Belle Restaurant and they decorated a cake with his name on it and we surprised him. It was a memorable occasion. One I would do all over again...I love surprises!
The media cynic in me suspects this is staged, too. If you want to get on TV, at this point, the "kids thrilled to go to Disney World" video is played out. But "kids angry about going to Disney World"? That's fresh, and guaranteed airtime.
Last September we surprised our boys with a trip to Disney World. We even went so far as to dress them in their school clothes and made them think we were leaving early for school. We told them we were going to go out for breakfast before school. When we got to the airport, one of my sons said, "Hey, are we going to Disney World?" When we told them that we were, they were excited, but not to the degree that their parents were. We even planned it that our first night there was to be there for the Halloween Party (which that night turned out nothing like we thought, but that is a whole different story). We had a great time and the boys were surprised, but their reaction was nothing like the ones we see on TV.
So phony! But, if it was real, and if it happened to me, my wife and I would immediately dump the kids from the vacation package and upgrade to the Beach Club Resort for sure!
My mom use. To get us in the car and say lets see where the car takes us she put on Spanish music (ps I'm Spanish amrican) and my mom would put on Spanish music and before you know it me an my brother zzzzzz with us asleep on to walt disney world we would wake up and bam we would wake up and I would say wait what's that Mickey mouse head there for omg we are in walt Disney world so it is about the element of surprise getting them to go zzzzz and boom your in disney or ioa or any park you would be headn to
first of all i live in chattanooga and this family has been interviewed all over the place here... apparently they go to chattanooga often for quick weekend trips
@James, so there is a heart beating in that chest of yours. ;)
Although I have taken my kids, I have not surprised them as yet - still plenty of time to go.
Eerily enough this story has some weird parallels to a story of mine when I was younger. My family took trips every year and usually rotated between Disney and some other destination (Chicago, New York, New Orleans, etc.) Well this particular year my parents had been working on a trip to TN. We were to go to Chattanooga, Memphis, Nashville, and Pigeon Forge. The kids were always fairly involved in the planning. So my sister and I had lots of ideas about what we were going to do.
No you can't predict kids but it got me wondering what the parents told them was at Chattanooga that made them want to go there so badly.
I live 5 miles from Chattanooga. Trust me no one would choose Chattanooga over Disney World. :)
I believe those children were being sincere… You folks are judging way too quickly. Always judge slowly…
Most annoying video of the year? I don't watch many, but I think we have a winner!
Remember that video that Ray William Johnson showed how the boy was like "I thought we were going to Dick's house!". Any kid who doesnt want to go to Disney world yet they have to is ungrateful. YOU KNOW HOW EXPENSIVE IT IS?!?!?! Also, WDW over Chattanoga (however you spell it) any day.
I'd take the girl to Disney World...and abandon her there. Whiny brat!
A great friend of mine use to ask: Do you know what the best part of any trip is? The answer: The anticipation and planning of the trip. I know many will disagree but I would never want to start on a big trip or vacation as a surprise. I want to know weeks in advance so that I can anticipate, plan, and dream about all the things we will see and do. Having said that I love WDW and will always be thrilled when I get to go there.
People are so fond of Disney that they don't realize that Disney theme parks are not always suitable for all kids. Many kids do like Disney, but many don't. They way they designed their parks is contrary to how kids would want to enjoy a trip to a theme park. Many rides have a height limit. Lots of kids are under 3 or 4 feet. Why not have more rides suited for their size? The entertainment is more mature than we would like to acknowledge. The lines are ridiculous in many ways. There are so many people that you can't just let your kids run free or they will be trampled or get lost in the crowd.
What a dreadful little troglodyte.
Firstly, Big thumbs up for the showing this. Made my day :)
Anon, no said bringing kids under the age of six was a good idea. Disney, not claiming to be designed for six and under, is a family theme park. As a cast member, and as do many other cast members, we don't recommend children that are very young to come. I'm not sure how you though that Disney was like a daycare in the sense it was all age appropriate. It was built for a family audience that is about ages six an up.
My first thought at seeing this video is that somebody needs to be told "No" more often...Little brat.
When I was about six, my parents planned a trip for us to Surfers Paradise, Queensland (I live in Australia and its our equivalent to Florida). When we got to the airport my parents told my two older brothers and I that there was a problem with the plane andwe weren't going to Queensland. We were heartbroken.
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