RADP FRIENDS BIOS AS COMPILED JULY, 2000 ON REC.ARTS.DISNEY
The Oldest was 60, and the youngest
- There were 224 respondees listing their names. The most popular
name was Diana with 5.
Next was a four-way tie with four each of Jennifer,
John, Kathy, and Mark.
Then there were three each of Amy, Carol, Karen, Lori,
Mike, Nancy, Pam, Patricia, and Tony.
There were a LOT of names with two each, including Allison,
Bob, Bruce, Chad, Dan, David, Denise, Don,
Elizabeth, Erin, Frank, Jeff, Jenny, Jim, Joe, Joyce,
Leslie, Liz, Lynne, Melanie, Michael, Rob, Sandra,
Sharon, Steve, Sue, Susan, Teresa, Tracy.
And finally, the unique among you included
one Al, Amanda, Andrew, Anne, Annette, Anthony, Arthur,
Aruna, Autumn, Barbara, Bart, Becky, Bev, Bianca, Billy,
Brenda, Brian, Candy, Caren, Catherine, Cathy,
Charlie, Charlotte, Cheryl, Chris, Christin, Cindy,
Claudia, Cleo, Cliff, Corina, Cricket, Dave, Debbie,
Debra, Derek, Eric, Erica, Faith, Fudgie, Ginger-Marlene,
Gretchen, J.D., Jackie, Jacqui, Jan, Janet,
Jason, Jeannie, Jennie, Jessica, Jia, Jill, JJ, Jonathan,
Julie, Justin, Katherine, Kathleen, Katie, Kerry,
Kim, Kimberly, Kitty, Kris, KrisAnne, Kym, Larry, Laura,
Laurie, Lea, Lee, Lisa, Mac, Margaret, Mary,
Matt, Melissa, Michéle, Michelle, Miechelle,
Monica, MzDisney, Nic, Pamela, Paragon, Patrick, Patti,
Peggy, Phil, Priscilla, Ralph, Randal, Randy, Robynne,
Rodney, Ron, Ronnie, Roseanne, Russell, Sandy,
Shannon, Shawna, Sherry, Sophelyn, Stacey, Stephanie,
Stephen, Steven, T.R., Ted, Terry, Thea, Theresa,
Tiffani, Traci, Wendy, and one William.
193 respondees listed their ages. The average was 35.79.
13 of you
listed your age as 34.
12 of you
listed your ages as 38 or 32.
9 of you
listed your ages as 36, 40, or 44.
8 of you
listed your ages as 30, 31, or 35.
7 of you
listed your ages as 37, 41, or 45.
6 of you
are either 27 or 46 years old.
5 of you
are 25, 28, 42, 48, or 51 years old.
4 are 21,
26, 33, or 47 years old.
3 of you
are 19, 23, 29, 39, or 49 years of age.
2 of you
are 16, 17, 24, 43, 50, or 52.
there are one each of you who are 18, 20, 22, or 60 years old.
SEX - Of
the 207 of you who listed your sex (or made it obvious in other information):
142 are females, which was 68.60%.
65 are males, for 31.40%.
- 210 respondees listed their marital status.
141 of you are married, which was
67.14% of the respondees.
61 of you listed yourselves as
single, which was 29.05%.
And 8 listed themselves as divorced,
- The average number of children of those who said they had any, was 1.62.
2 respondees said they had 6 children.
3 respondees said they had 5.
8 of you said your family had 4.
15 of you said your family had
49 familes were blessed with 2
28 of you said you only had 1.
And 37 said you had no children
STATE - Geographically,
RADP respondees are spread all over The United States, and a few of you
were outside the US. Here's the breakdown:
Florida led the pack with a full
Next up was New York with 20 readers.
In third place was the early favorite
New Jersey with 20 respondees.
Staying in the northeast, Pennsylvania
was fourth with 16 RADP'ers.
After a huge jump to the left coast,
California comes in next with 8 respondees.
Returning to the east coast, Maryland
is up next with 8 respondees (including my wife Sharon).
Since we're in the area, Virginia
also had 8 respondees.
Continuing on the tour, we head
south to Georgia with their respectable 7 RADP'ers.
We start heading west briefly,
and the next stop is Illinois with 7 of you.
Swinging back east, we get to Massachusetts
for 6 RADP'ers.
Two of our larger states are next,
with 6 each in Texas and Washington.
Alabama is alone with 5 of you.
Five states: Connecticut, Louisiana,
Michigan, Ohio, and South Carolina each had 4.
Five more: Colorado, Missouri,
Tennessee, Utah, and Wisconsin each had 3.
Four states: Minnesota, New Hampshire,
North Carolina, and West Virginia each have 2.
And our ten loner states are Arizona,
Arkansas, Hawaii, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Nebraska,
Oregon, Rhode Island, and Washington
In addition to our US residents,
we have 7 respondees up north in Canada.
2 across the Atlantic in England.
1 in sunny Italy.
1 in the chilly Netherlands.
1 down under in Australia.
1 in the home of Disneyland Paris,
1 in the land of Tokyo Disney,
And 1 in bonnie bonnie Scotland.
OCCUPATION - 197 respondees
listed their occupations, many were unique. There were:
17 Stay at home moms
6 Computer Specialists/Programmers/Analysts
4 Government Employees
4 in the Nursing Fields
4 System Administrators
4 In the Theatre Related fields
3 in Accounting
3 Grad students (I guess I could
have added these to "student" above)
3 In Sales
3 WDW Cast Members/Students
3 Listed themselves as Wife or
2 Business Managers
2 Cert. Nursing Assistants
2 College Lecturers or Professors
2 Office Managers/Administrative
2 Were Retired
2 Were in Risk Management
2 Special Education Teachers
2 Are in Tech Support
2 Web Designers
and one each of Admin. Assistant/Web
Designer, Administrative, Aerospace Engineer, Art
Asst Director of User Services, At an ISP, At-home Dad, Banker, Benefits
Administrator, Bicycle Technician,
Bookkeeper, Bookseller, Box Office Manager, Catalog Director,
Cellular Technician, Church Office
Manager, Collge Admissions, Counselor, Computer Network Engineer,
Computer Operator, Computer start-up
co., Computer Trainer, Concert Operations, Manager, Conductor
on the WDW Railroad, Corporation
Owner, Costume Maker/Cast member, Credit Adminstrator, Customer
Service Supervisor, Dept. Administrator/Librarian,
Director of Human Resources, Director of Ops for
billing center, Educational Management
Information Systems, Electronic Specialist, Engineer, Finance &
Acctg Director, Firefighter/Shipping
Mgr, Floral Designer, Forklift Operator, Furniture Sales, General
Contractor, Government Contractor,
Graphics Coordinator, Health Inspector, Homeschooling, Imagery
Analyst, Insurance agent, Intellectual
Property Lawyer, Inventory Control, IS Manager, Lawyer, Local
Government, Management Assistant,
Manager Self Storage facility, Marketer, Marketing Associate,
Marketing Print Specialist, Medical
Clerk, Microbiology Lab Tech, Museum technician, Musician,
Narcotics Investigator, Nuclear
Medical Technologist, Online Content Producer, Operations Asst.,
Paramedic, Patent Engineer, Perioperative RN, Photographer, Physician,
Plastics Manufacturing, Police
Lieutenant, Program Instructor, Project Coordinator, Property Manager,
Radio Operations, Route Supervisor,
School Library Media Grad Student, Computer Aide, School
Psychologist, Secretary, Senior
Plan Review Specialist, Signmaker, Social Work, Stage Manager, State
Health Education, Statistical Analyst,
Student/Webmaster/Public Speaker, Technical Architect, Technical
Writer, Technology Coordinator,
Temp, Trainer, Travel, Treaty Specialist, Veterinary Tech, Weddings and
Video Production, Writer, Yearbook
Advisor, and one Youth Orchestra Exe. Dir.
LAST TRIP TO WALT DISNEY WORLD - 111
Respondees mentioned their last trip to WDW
44 Have been to "The world" this
38 Haven't been since 1999.
11 Last went to "The World" in
8 Were last at WDW in 1997.
2 Respondees said they'd NEVER
And one each hadn't been to the
world since 1976, 1980, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1994, or 1996.
NEXT TRIP TO WALT DISNEY WORLD
Of the 137 who mentioned their
next trip, 114 said 2000, and 23 said 2001.
ENGAGED/MARRIED/HONEYMOON AT WALT DISNEY WORLD
1 Couple were engaged, got married,
and honeymooned at "The World".
1 Couple got both married, and
6 Couples were engaged, and honeymooned
15 said they'd honeymooned there.
And 1 said they'd gotten engaged
at Walt Disney World.
PETS - 118 Respondees said they
had pets. One listed as many as 92!
One other respondee had 30
Another listed 19
Three listed 10
One couple each listed 9 and 7
Two mentioned six pets.
3 respondees mentioned five pets.
Thirteen different respondees said
they had four
and a further thirteen said they
One respondee mentiond 1.5 pets
TWENTY THREE said they had only
Fourty had a single pet.
And fifteen said they had no pets
FAVORITE DISNEY CHARACTER - 208
votes were cast for your favorite Disney character.
If you listed more than one, they
each got a vote.
The biggest vote getter was no surprise, 52 of you
said Mickey Mouse.
In descending order of votes received:
13 Winnie the Pooh
8 Donald Duck
3 each for Grumpy, Jiminy Cricket,
Minnie Mouse, Roger Rabbit, Sorcerers Apprentice, and Woody.
2 each for Brer Rabbit, Buzz Lightyear,
Cinderella, Cruella DeVille, Dale, Dopey, Eeyore, Jessica Rabbit,
Mary Poppins, Meeko, Mulan, Peter
Pan, Sebastian, and Timon.
And a single vote each for Aliens
>From Toy Story, Ariel, Baloo, Big Al, Big Red, Brer Fox, Capt. Hook,
Cheshire Cat, Chip, Cyril T. Proudbottom,
Dreamfinder, Dumbo, The Dwarfs, Figaro, Gideon, The Green
guys from TS2, Iago, J. Worthington
Foulfellow, Jack Skellington, Little Brother, Lumiere, The Mad
Hatter, Maleficent, Merryweather,
Mushu, Pecos Bill, Pumbaa, Rafiki, Scar, Simba, Thaddeus J. Toad,
and one for Widowmaker.
FAVORITE WALT DISNEY WORLD ATTRACTION
- 237 respondees mentioned their
favorite attraction or ride at Walt Disney World.
Once again, if more than one attraction was listed, they each got a vote.
The most popular attraction, garnering
42 votes, was Splash Mountain.
Next up, The Twilight Zone Tower
of Terror, got 30 votes.
One of WDW's newest attractions,
The Rock'NRoller Coaster received 24 votes to place third.
The Haunted Mansion got 19 votes.
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and
Pirates of the Caribbean each got 12 votes.
Space Mountain received nine votes.
The old standby, Carousel of Progress
received eight votes.
Animal Kingdom's Kilimajaro Safari
received seven votes.
The late Horizons and Spaceship
Earth each received five votes.
Buzz Lightyear's spinning ride
received four votes.
Extra Terrorestrial Alien Encounter,
The Great Movie Ride, It's a Small World, Journey Into Imagination,
and Winnie the Pooh each received
The American Adventure, Cinderella's
Castle, Cranium Command, The Enchanted Tiki Room, Festival of
the Lion King, Indiana Jones Stunt
Spectacular, It's Tough to be a Bug, The Monorail, Muppet Vision 4D,
Peter Pan's Flight, and The Test
Track each received only two votes.
And finally, The Adventurers Club,
The China Movie at EPCOT, Cinderella's Carrousel, Countdown to
extinction, Dinosaur, Dumbo, EPCOT's
World Showcase, Fantasmic, Honey I Shrunk The Audience, The
Hunchback of Notre Dame stage show,
The Japan pavilion in EPCOT, Kali River Rapids, The Little
Mermaid, The Living Seas, Maelstrom,
Main Street, The People Mover, Roger Rabbit's Cartoon Spin,
Star Tours, The Tomorrowland Indy
Speedway, The Tomorrowland Transit Authority, The Universe of
Energy, And The Wedway People Mover
each received one vote.
FAVORITE DISNEY MOVIE - 189 votes
were cast for the voters favorite Disney movie.
Here's the breakdown:
The Lion King led all movies with
29 votes. Folowed by Beauty and the Beast with 23.
Third place was The Little Mermaid,
which received 13 votes.
Toy Story got nine, and Tarzan
got eight votes
Seven votes each were cast for
Aladdin, Cinderella, The Huchback of Notre Dame, and Mulan.
Fantasia, Mary Poppins, Peter Pan,
and Sleeping Beauty each received 6 votes.
101 Dalmatians, The Jungle Book,
Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs, and Toy Story 2 each got 4.
Three votes were cast for Bambi,
Lady and the Tramp, The Parent Trap, and Pinnochio.
20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, Fantasia
2000, The Happiest Millionaire, The Nightmare Before
Christmas, Pocahontas, The Song of the South, Swiss
Family Robinson, and Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
each received two votes.
And finally Alice in Wonderland,
Darby O'Gill and the Little People, Dumbo, Flubber, The Goofy Movie,
The Kid, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Mrs.
Doubtfire, Pete's Dragon, The Rescuers Down
Under, And The Sword & The Stone each received a
FAVORITE WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT
111 votes were cast in this, the final category I tracked.
17 votes were cast for Wilderness
14 for Dixie Landings
14 for The Polynesian
12 for The Contemporary
9 for Port Orleans
8 for Boardwalk
7 for Caribbean Beach, Grand Floridian,
and Yacht Club
3 for All Star Movies
3 for The Beach Club
2 for All Star Music
2 for Coronado Springs
2 for Fort Wilderness
2 for Old Key West
And 1 for Disney Institute and
Fort Wilderness Campground
Well, that's it. I had to make some "executive
decisions" about what data to track, and which posts contained too little
actual information to include, as well as how to combine certain occupations
and other data to provide the most realistic picture of the tastes of you,
the readers of RADP. If I missed anyone, I'm sorry. It certainly
wasn't deliberate. See you on the boards... Ed