Happy Festivus Day…..A time for reflection and Grievances
From Brian EmeryMonday December 23rd is Festivus day. This is the day Airing of Grievances so we can tell Theme Parks what we actually want to say. Anything you want-- just let them have it…
Posted December 20, 2013 at 10:46 AM
I will begin with my fight against High prices for parking and no option for reducing the cost or pre-buying parking days to lower the average per day cost…
PS – No Black Fish talk Allowed.
Comments in chronological order. Most recent at the bottom. Scroll down to respond.
From Mike GallagherMy grievance is with SF GrAdv for having the cojones to close in the winter.
Posted December 20, 2013 at 11:05 AM
From James TrexenI want to avoid having to pay to park at a Universal hotel.
Posted December 20, 2013 at 12:22 PM
There, I just wanted to beat someone else to saying that.
From Mike GallagherNiiiice.
Posted December 20, 2013 at 12:36 PM
From Tony DudaMy grievance is with theme parks treating the news of new rides and attractions like the most classified Cold War nuclear secrets. We know something is being built, we can see it happening in front of our eyes, nothing really is 'poof' it magically appears. Details can wait but talk about the big picture.
Posted December 20, 2013 at 1:08 PM
From Tim HillmanMy grievance is with Disney not building a park like Tokyo DisneySea in the Disney World complex. I don't want more princess meet and greets, I want Journey to the Center of the Earth!
Posted December 20, 2013 at 3:50 PM
From Anthony MurphyMy airing of grievences is Universal keep repeating the same line "we are faster" whenever they have a question or press event on a new attraction.
Posted December 22, 2013 at 11:13 AM
From Robert NilesHigh parking fees at the Universal Orlando hotels
Posted December 23, 2013 at 12:33 PM
Walt Disney World's use of paper plates and plastic utensils (Disneyland uses the real stuff)
No unlimited free parking benefit on Universal Studios Hollywood annual passes
No Universal version of Disney's Premier Passport (i.e. unlimited annual admission to UOR and USH)
People who keep attributing "If you can dream it, you can do it" to Walt Disney
People who keep buying crappy hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken nuggets and pizza at theme parks, *and* complaining when parks actually try to offer anything better
Parks that go cheap on restroom fixtures. (You'll spend more in the long run to keep cheap fixtures clean and in repair)
From Brian Emery
Posted December 23, 2013 at 12:57 PM
The price of a beer - Arrrrgggg….
Lack of Thrill rides or just One real big coaster from Disney parks. Maybe a ride like Montu or something.
From Anthony MurphyI gotta agree with the food problem with Robert. SFGA is the prime example!
Posted December 24, 2013 at 8:13 AM
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