Disneyland Query

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syledis

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Please dont rip the arrse out of me for asking this but when do you tip in Disneyland? I expect to in food places, but if you get a picture of your kids with a disney character, like Cinderella do you tip them too, and if so how much.Also is there any good shooting ranges where i can take Syledis jr to show him what a crack shot Dad used to be!!

cheers
 
#2
I usually tip when the lap dancer has just finished...

im not sure matie, depends on which one your off to. If its DL Paris, dont tip, because

a: They're french
b: They'll just sniff at you in the most haughty manner
c: The french dont have shooting ranges, as they always throw their rifles away and leg it.

If its DL World, then do tip, because American staff are paid peanuts. And theres always Fort Lauderdale, I'm sure the USN must have ranges somewhere around there.
 
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I off to The one in Orlando next week and just dont want to embarass myself or others by tipping wrong people. As for the Shooting, after seeing a post about the old SLR i have this urge to fire a full fat assault rifle ( 7.62 x 51 ) before i get too old to hold one.Very sad!!
 
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syledis said:
Please dont rip the arrse out of me for asking this but when do you tip in Disneyland? I expect to in food places, but if you get a picture of your kids with a disney character, like Cinderella do you tip them too, and if so how much.Also is there any good shooting ranges where i can take Syledis jr to show him what a crack shot Dad used to be!!

cheers
We only tipped the cleaners, we tried to tip a guy selling drinks one morning and he politely refused 8O
 
#5
When Mickey Mouse shows you his ricker.
 
#6
I went to DisneyWorld in Orlando and they won't have tips from you or "keep the change". They get searched when they finish work to make sure they haven't nicked anything.
 
#7
[align=justify]Disney Land is in California, in Florida it's called Disney World (Orlando). Only tip food vendors etc. Do not try to tip Disney Characters, they're not allowed to accept gratuities. They are also not allowed to speak, so they can't tell you that. You should also ask for the Forces Discount (used to only apply in uniform but I think they will give it anyway).
I live in South Florida and go shooting ocasionally. You won't be able to fire a 7.62 indoors (most places won't allow long guns larger than 5.56 indoors). There are a number of outdoor ranges where you may fire larger calibre weapons (not auto though) At the range I go to there is a "five-second" rule which even bans "double tapping" (depends on the safety bod).[/align]
 
#8
Good place to go shooting, indoors though, is near the Orlando Correction Facility (across the road actually). It looks like a Gun Shop, but behind the counter on the wall are all sorts of small caliber weapons. Last time i was there you turn up, MOD 90 out, and for a small sum you walk into the 30m indoor range with a MP5 and 100 rds of 9mm!
Took the missus last time, never held a gun before, and stood next to me whilst i pretended i knew what i was doing, until the bloke next to me let rip with a MAC 10....sh1t herself and promptly walked out muttering some expletive to herself!
 
#9
Disneyworld sounds like the ideal place to get some 7.62 action in, start with Mickey and work your way down.

As for tipping - you're British, ergo you should not tip unless the service has been exceptional. Regular tipping only breeds laziness!
 
#10
only tip service staff like cleaners, waiters, taxis, personally I leave a Dollar for the waiters and waitress, in the case of a cleaner in your room, a Dollar a day is enough, DON'T save all the tips and pay at the end of your stay, they have different people each day or every other day and the last person will get the lot, that is usually as far as I go for tipping, I don't tip bus drivers, Disney charatcers, KFC , McDonald staff, if you do it will all soon add up and is not neccessary.


BTW it is not gospel, if they give you a truely shite service your're entitled not to leave anything, some waiters expect it as of right actually insult you if you leave less than what they wanted.
 
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thanks for the replies. i dont tip as a matter of course but on holiday with kids, dont want to look mean!! I actually worked in the states for 7 years until recently, just didnt know the drill in theme parks. looking forward to having a go with a real gun again. How much did it cost for 100 rds of 9mm
?

cheers
 
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syledis said:
thanks for the replies. i dont tip as a matter of course but on holiday with kids, dont want to look mean!! I actually worked in the states for 7 years until recently, just didnt know the drill in theme parks. looking forward to having a go with a real gun again. How much did it cost for 100 rds of 9mm
?

cheers
Was 3 years ago but was around 20-25$ i think. As well as the MP5, had a go on a Berreta 92f, Glock 9mm and a Ruger P89. As you show your ID card, they dont go through the "do you know how to work them..." sort of routine. They just hand them over.
 
#13
The range mentioned by CH5120 is:
2911 W. 39th Street
Suite 800
Orlando, FL 32839
Phone: (407) 428-6225
I checked it out and they do have full auto for rental. I tried to get more
information but the guy must think I'm a anti-gun nut or something... hung up on me then blocked my number so am unable to call back. I looked for a web site but nothings coming up except the old packing.org site (four years old).
 
#14
Okay. I managed to get back to the range. Theyr'e open from 10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (except Thursday, 6:00 p.m.).
Lots of weapons for rent. Handgun, $8.00; Rifles $15.00; Machine guns, $25.00. Example of ammo cost: 50 rds 9mm is $11.99. (I guess you need to add sales tax) Full auto allowed. They will also rent ear and eye protection (required).
 
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FWIW syledis, this refers to years ago so things may have changed, but, a popular place for lunch was the Western Saloon – burgers, Coke and a show – that sort of thing. The shows used to run all day and were free, but seating was per the show ticket you collected in advance from the Saloon. So, go there 20 minutes early for say the 12:30 show (like the majority) and the first tickets available are for the 4:00 or something. Ergo, when you go through the main entrance, just go straight to the end of Main Street in front of you, to the roundabout, turn left into Frontier Land, saloon used to be down on the left, and grab some lunchtime tickets. Then backtrack or whatever and take the family round the usual. ;)

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oh yeah, never did or saw any tipping in Disney.
 
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Syledis:

I lurk here but am USN Retiree spouse. I have vacation home in Largo about 90 minutes south of Disney that is waiting for me to retire and use it more. I am fairly familiar with the area. Tips in full service restaurants are usually about 15%. Leave about $1.00 per day for the maid (unless the kiddo's trash the place in which case leave a bit more. Disney Characters cannot accept and don't expect tips. If kiddo's are fairly small try the Character Breakfast Buffet at Contemporary Resort. Decent breakfast and characters come by table and pose for pics.

Re shooting, Florida has a lot of gun shops and a lot of the larger ones have ranges, rent guns, give shooting instructions etc. Look at Yellow Pages book.

Also, re shopping, if you have a current UK military ID you might be able to shop at Navy Exchanges or Army/AF Exchange. Rule is foreign forces stationed in US have exchange privleges but just valid ID might do it. (BTW, NEVER show an out of date ID to MP's at a gate, the will take it away)
There is a Navy training facility in Orlando (sub drivers and some other stuff). Also, there is an Armed Forces only hotel next to Disney that also has a golf course. Not sure what you need for ID to stay there.

South of Orlando 60-70 mins is Tampa. At south end of Tampa is McDill AFB with beaches, sailboat rental, big exchange etc. During 90's you could drive right in the gate. McDill houses CENTCON which controls Iraq forces so I would strongly suspect (and hope) security is tighter now.

If in Tampa, take a look at Ybor City, former Little Havana, now restored. Nice (but pricey) hand made cigar shops. If in the market for lunch try Columbia, 100 year old Cuban restaurant, excellent Cuban food. Not cheap but worth it. (Actually, considering what I have paid for meals in UK and Eire lately you might think it a bargain).

WEATHER WARNING - If you are there in summer there will probably be a BIG thunderstorm every afternoon between 2:00 and 4:00PM. It will pour buckets, major lightning but wont last long. If you get a hurricane warning make sure you really believe the warnings from emergency management people. I sat through H. Frances in my condo a couple of years ago. Sat inside and watched palm trees blow down and the carport disintegrate into sheet metal. A chunk of carport blew within 18 inches of my glass patio door. A Florida hurricane is unlike any storm I have seen and is probably unlike any you have seen.

Sorry to run on but wanted to pass along local knowledge. I hope you have a great time. If you go to Disney with kids it is almost impossible to have a bad time
 
#18
A good place for Forces Discount is anything run by the Busch corporation ie SeaWorld and Busch Gardens. They make a big thing about being the only American owned brewers left and are just short of being fanatical about their support to US military. I rocked up at SeaWorld, asked for discount with ID and me, MrsSF and the littlies got in for free as they were doing a forces deal at the time. Worth checking as the Krakken roller coaster is the dog's cock....

Downside is you get a mench during the Orca show and they plaster your faces on the big screen TV, but its worth a few hundred bucks and I've done worse for less...
 
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Good info, many thanks, i have run away from a few hurricanes on my ship in the Gulf before, not pleasant. Unfortunately i handed my Mod 90 back in many moons ago so think PX is out!! Looking forward to it even allowing for Wife snapping a tendon in her ankle 3 weeks ago at school sports day of all places.Not competing, she fell down an embankment, so may have to hire a little scooter for her there and make sure she keps her distance from us!!
 
#20
syledis said:
thanks for the replies. i dont tip as a matter of course but on holiday with kids, dont want to look mean!! I actually worked in the states for 7 years until recently, just didnt know the drill in theme parks. looking forward to having a go with a real gun again. How much did it cost for 100 rds of 9mm
?

cheers
9mm ammo is up. I think around $30-$40 a box now 50 cartridges.


I'm with these guys. Usually don't tip unless it's service oriented.
 

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