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Old 01-06-2010, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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I wonder how some people on C-D think that no one wants to visit dirty NY?

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Old 01-06-2010, 11:56 AM
 
Location: NJ Suburb of Philly (856)
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I would visit New York City over Disney World in Orlando any day. Disney does not have anything that interests me.
 
Old 01-06-2010, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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I would visit New York City over Disney World in Orlando any day. Disney does not have anything that interests me.
True. Disney land becomes very overrated once you reach a certain age.
 
Old 01-06-2010, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Houston
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If you over the age of 12, I'm not sure why you would pick a vacation in Disney World or Disneyland over New York.
 
Old 01-06-2010, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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^^I think some on C-D probably would, lol. There are a lot of NY haters on here for some reason.
 
Old 01-06-2010, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Houston
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^^As for people in Texas, it's usually because NYC is liberal which is pretty sad. I could understand not wanting live in New York for that reason, but refusing to visit for that reason is pretty petty.

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Old 01-06-2010, 03:38 PM
 
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Would be interesting to see if this correlates to a declining birthrate in the United States and less and less of the population being under 12 as America gets increasingly scewed toward being senior citizens. Also, perhaps family budgets are more tight in the economic downturn than single people or couples without kids? Maybe a family of four going to Disneyworld where it would cost $300 bucks just for admission to parks per person is too much when multiplied over four people. Perhaps Disney has gotten too expensive during this recession.
 
Old 01-06-2010, 04:05 PM
 
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Funny, my view would be that on the forum there's a lot more people who would prefer NYC than Disneyland. Given all the arguments about "my city is denser than your city" and the like I think this is a pretty city-friendly place. Disney is expensive, but it's probably cheaper for the average family of four to go on vacation there than to NYC.

That said, I'd choose NYC myself. The link noted that NYC was top tourist destination for international visitors (maybe it's true for Americans, too, but that wasn't clear); in that case, maybe it's in part because going to NYC is a relatively good deal in recent years for international visitors? Not to say NYC is a bargain, but maybe it's a bit more affordable now than it was five years ago.

Just did a search; this other article attributes some of the rise to an international advertising campaign and some great package deals. I think cc77's point about who is doing the traveling is a good one; families with young kids probably are feeling the pinch a lot more than those without kids (both here and abroad), and it's the people with little kids who would be the prime Disney targets.

Disneyworld is obviously still drawing huge number of visitors, of course. I don't think the world or nation has suddenly decided that Disney isn't worth a visit. (and nothing wrong with that; Disneyworld is an American icon, too, just in a different way than NYC.)
 
Old 01-06-2010, 04:12 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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Once a year, as a Florida School District employee, I can go totally FREE. My "guests" can go for half price. I have no desire to go even for free.
 
Old 01-06-2010, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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^^As for people in Texas, it's usually because NYC is liberal which is pretty sad. I could understand not wanting live in New York for that reason, but refusing to visit for that reason is pretty petty.
Actually lots of Texas want to or have visited NYC, but the problems arise when you tell NYers many people don't want to live there.
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