Liar's Mailbag, May to early June 2005
Below you will find a few gems from the DisneyLies.com e-mail box, some of which have been edited at our whim.
June 24, 2005
Disney is cool if you dont like disney then go on complain as much as you want if you like disney then watch the films but the main thing to remember is that everyone has a different opinion. And by the way this has nothing to do with anything but lady godiva isnt from london shes from coventry (england)
Response: Thanks for the critical update on Lady Godiva. Is her chocolate factory in London, too?
June 22, 2005
THIS IS CRAZY . YOU DON'T LIKE DISNETLAND THAT IS WHY YOU WWROTE IT.
I DON'T LIKE IT BECAUSE IT IS DUM. AND YOU DON'T LIKE DISNEYLAND!
June 15, 2005
If it IS true that a 1943 copper penny is good for admission to Disneyland, this is because copper pennies from 1943 are rare. Copper pennies were cut from production at the end of 1942 to aid in the war effort. However, at a certain mint, the reservoir for materials used to make the pennies was never cleaned out, so a few hundred of these 1943 copper pennies were made.
You should warn anyone going to Disneyland that if they have one of these pennies, selling it would bring them enough money to go to Disneyland every day for the rest of their lives.
I'm not entirely sure why I know this, nor do I know why you'd care to hear it. Either way though, isn't it fun learning new things?
Response: Thanks for the critical warning -- we will pass it along to our beloved readers. We would like to clarify one point, however. In 1999 one of these pennies sold for $112,500. At current prices, that's about enough money to buy a ticket to Disneyland every day for about five and a half years. If the current pattern of raising Disneyland ticket prices holds true over the next few years, then $112,500 would only be enough to purchase daily tickets for about four years.
Of course, all of this changes if the person who sold the penny used the funds to purchase annual passes instead of squandering them on daily tickets. We checked the rumor mill for hints about upcoming changes in the premium-annual-pass price, estimated the expenses of a daily park guest who brought their own food when possible (with the exception of the occasional impulse buy or snack and a full-on dinner on their birthday), and hired an actuarial firm to calculate, given current American life expectancies and assuming the Disney fan in question was male, how likely it would be for an individual to be able to visit Disneyland daily for the balance of their life on $112,500. The result, which will not be surprising to many, is that given this budget one only has a reasonable expectation of lifetime Disneyland visits if one is already at least 60 years old, and being in poor health would help.
June 12, 2005
id like to complain about your the nightmare before christmas thing im not sure what exactly your trying to prove about the movie thats so bad but i think if your going to insult sumthing you should ay least get the information right ill name a couple of things jack is not played by johnny depp the mayor has only 2 faces and i cant even bring myself to correct all of your other mistakes please if you think your goin to insult something at least get it right
June 11, 2005
I WANT TO BUY A DISNEY 50TH ANNIVERSARY DISNEY DOLLARS WITH DUMBO ON IT. ANY IDEAS...THIS THING MUST BE BROKE AS I HAVE LITERARLY BEEN GOING IN CIRCLES FOR 20 MIINUTES. I JUST WANT TO PAY SOMEONE. I CANNOT REMEMEBR MY USER I.D. OR PASSWORD AND I HAVE MSN NOW...NOT AOL...SO MY E MAIL ADDRESS HAS CHANGED. HELP!!!
June 6, 2005
I hear there arent long lines at Disneyworld, and that the parades are front row standing... oh nevermind it was a nightmare
Judy if its important to you
June 4, 2005
I think this whole thing has been blown out of proportion. Little kids are the people that the disney films are aimed at and all they care about seeing are pink elephants and talking animals. There is always going to be two sides of the debate. Some want to know about the lies and some don't. My point is that though alot of you want to complain about the site (and I have in the past) but telling the people that made the website about how much you love disney isn't going to do much. there will always be websites praising something and there will be those which critisise.
June 4, 2005
Go to Google and type in "Dave MacPherson (Disneyland)" to see the long covered up true story of who D-land's first paying customer really was! Especially see Jim Hill's article "Ticket to Ride" which has proof from all the L.A. and Long Beach papers of that time. Why haven't archivists & historians consulted those old newspapers? Wonderin,' Jon
Response: Good point and good question. We consulted with a number of noted archivists and historians at a Southern California rest home, and they said that the reason they didn't consult old newspapers was threefold. First, old papers often, by their very nature, have outdated information in them. Second, they are a pain to read because they use archaic words like "ye" and "thou" all over the place and have those lowercase "f"s that look like "s"s. And third, they tend to catch on fire.
As for Dave MacPherson, he has told us himself that he is a figment of a copywriter's imagination, an idealized construction if you will, and that all photos of him were faked.
June 1, 2005
On this page http://www.disneylies.com/disneyland/fantasy/castle.shtml the castle you are showing for Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland is wrong. That is the one found on the sloap of Casey Jr. Train on the Story Book Land Canal Boats. Kinda' makes you look stupid when you make dumb mistakes like that.
Response: Boy are we dumb -- dumb, dumb, dumb! Please let us know if you find anything else on the site that is not completely accurate. Like all of the other pictures on the page you mention, for example.
May 28, 2005
Dear sir or madam:
i would like to go on test on acting preforence and do i qulifiy to act and i can trust in disney and i really want to act i am 15 and my name is yasmeen i look farward hearing from you soon
May 23, 2005
Now that I'm a cast memeber at WDW, watching guests fill with whimsy upon the prospect of there being a basketball court inside Spaceship Earth (etc.) seems so weird. Why would anyone care? I mean, we've got THREE basketball courts at MGM, but it's no more of a big deal than if there were a Forman Grill backstage at the Cingular store.
This site is exactly how I feel about Disney Lore; and those feelings are: You people are crazy! Yes, I absolutely love Disney, and I love working for Disney--very much! But I mean, you never hear about people spooging themselves over "Hidden Smilie Faces" at Wal*Mart or The Tunnels under Washington D.C.
You guys rock. I'm telling all my friends at The Great Movie Ride about you.
Response: Thanks for the note, but while you're talking us up in the Great Movie Ride, don't mention us to the Wicked Witch of the West (we owe her money).
May 20, 2005
1943 pennies were not made of copper.
Response: Do you believe everything the government tells you? Sheesh!
May 20, 2005
this has nothing to do with anything but can i just say not all english people are posh its just lies and if u actually went to england instead of sitting on your ass all day then you would kno that
Anyway i luv disney alot i luv the films and i can see that you felt like making a web site bout it but dont you see that it really can affend i think you should be less selfish thats my main concern
Response: Sorry if we affended you -- we didn't intend to and we don't have any idea what it means, but it sure sounds painful.
May 19, 2005
Why don't you write something good about Disneylands Fire Department, there is no lie about their Fire Department. There is two stations with two seprate ERT units. When have you ever heard of a big fire at Disney. They are a well managed Department with top notch Fire prevention. There is more experince at Disney then any Department in Califorina, with all the chiefs and capts. working as fireman
Response: Let's see... something nice about Disneyland's fire department... Oh, I know, "Disneyland's Firehouse Five Plus Two was a great band." How's that? It makes me wonder how they could be such a great fire department if they spent so much time making music, though. And aren't they all kind of old now?
May 18, 2005
I hate Michael Eisner because he is an asshole, walt disney must be scratching his coffin... if he isn't frozen
May 11, 2005
I'd like to know more about Permancer Sentados, the long time Disneyland CM who's home used to stand in the orange grove where PotC currently sits. Thanks, Jak
Response: We'd like to know more about him, too, but our letters were returned unread. Unfortunately, the most recent address we have for him is from 1953, so he may have moved since then.
May 7, 2005
Hey! I love your site! So EVERYTHING on the site is a lie?
Response: Yep, even this answer.
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