i live 10 minutes from this place and it's not all you would think it to be.
first off, it's expensive. people find out you live so close and go "you must go so often!" it's $80 a person...for 1 of the parks....to wait in a line most of the day.
second, i know people who work or have worked there. they pay crap. getting into the park free doesn't make up for it. you get yourself in free. then get "maingate passes". only so many a year. who goes alone?
third, you get sick of people who do work there going "you give a Disney discount?". do they give me a local discount.
fourth, everywhere you go you see Disney merchandise. not that it doesn't help these places (hopefully). but, damn, seeing mickey's head everywhere gets old.
i could go on and on about this one.