Disney is a magical vacation. There is something about the details and touches Disney adds that is unlike any other vacation. However, as with any place large groups of people gather, there are sure to be some less than ideal situations. Below are 12 notions that annoy Disney fanatics. Luckily, most of these can be avoided. Which one of these is your biggest pet-peeve?
1. Your Going To Disney Again?
You may have heard this from family or friends when another Disney vacation is announced. Of course there are many other vacations and places to see in the world, however for Disney fanatics – Disney is home. True Disney fans know the meaning of this and do not have to explain why they are headed to Disney, yet again!
2. You Must Be Rich!
This second point accompanies the first annoyance. Chances are the family going to Disney World is not rich, instead they are frugal with their money. People on the outside have no idea how long you have saved for or what other sacrifices you have made to make a Disney vacation possible. Instead, join the SavEars and purchase the Saving For Disney Course so you can learn how to budget your own Disney vacation!
3. Not Being Prepared To Enter The Parks
Even before guests are in line for attractions and food, they will be in line to enter the parks. Guests who are not prepared will hold up the line for guests behind them. Instead, know these Pro-Tips to get into the Parks faster. This includes having your bags ready to be inspected and more. Also, do not take it personally if you are the lucky one chosen for extra screening, as this is random.
4. Last Minute Parade/Fireworks Viewers
Guests can stake out their perfect parade or fireworks viewing spot sometimes hours before the event. Be mindful guests in the front have most likely been waiting a long time, sacrificing park time for a good view. Do not be the guests that come in last minute and squeezes their way to the front. It is just not polite.
5. Children On Shoulders
Another annoyance at parades and fireworks are children on shoulders. I do understand guests have paid a good amount of money to be here and little ones may not be able to see, however everyone around you feels the same. Avoid placing your child on your shoulders for an entire show, as it does annoy guests behind you.
6. Strollers To The Ankle
Guests with strollers (and guests without), know stroller etiquette. For those pushing strollers, be aware of guests around you as a stroller to the ankle hurts! On the flip side, pushing a stroller through a sea of guests can become quite the task. For guests without strollers, not stepping in front of or stopping short can avoid the dreadful stroller to the ankle scenario.
7. Flash Photography
Flash photography can be dangerous for performers on stage and ruin the ambience of indoor attractions. Do not be the guest that uses flash photography, no picture is worth the safety of others. This is easily avoided by changing the settings on your phone or camera and shutting off flash.
8. Stopping In Middle Of Walkway
Guests often stop to check their phones or a park map. Be courteous and do not come to a dead stop in the midst of a popular walkway. It is easy to get caught up in the excitement, realize you do not know where you are going, and come to a stop to check. However, Disney has various benches and lesser traveled areas to do your research.
9. Not Filling In All Available Space
Please fill in all available spaces is a Disney request on rides and attractions. Disney knows guests do not want to wait longer than they have to, therefore fitting as many guests allows moves along the queue faster. Do not be the guest that stops in the middle of a bench (such as Muppet 3D Vision and more shows). Instead, continue all the way down the row, filling in all available spaces, as Disney will ask you to do so anyhow.
10. Saving Spots In Line
Whoever is intending to ride or see a show should be in line. It is not fair for part of your group to do one attraction and have someone else wait in line for your next attraction for you. Of course more common is a guest briefly leaving the line to use the bathroom. This does happen, and Disney will not stop you from leaving the line to use the bathroom. However, be prepared to say excuse me repeatedly as you make your way through the queue backwards. Instead, have everyone in your group, especially little ones use the restroom prior to entering a line.
In a group of people, there are sure to be some complainers and a trip to Disney is no exception. Guests may complain about wait times (instead, learn to pass the time in line) and more. A large portion of what guests complain about can be minimized by avoiding these 7 ways guests ruin their own vacation.
12. Being Mean To Cast Members
More often than not, it is the complainers above that are mean to Cast Members. Somehow believing it is the Cast Members fault an attraction shuts down, the line is too long and more. Cast Members work behind and on the scenes to make magic for park goers daily. Most will do everything in their power to make a guest smile or add pixie dust to their vacation. Being mean to Cast Members is just unnecessary, especially when things are out of their control.
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