Thursday, February 25, 2010

Disney Etiquette

For our one year anniversary, my husband and I decided to go to Disney World. It had been a few years since I last went and was so excited! We got there early saturday morning and waited for our aunt to bring us hpper tickets:) It was a wonderful experience... but thats not why I am writing this blog. I'm writing this blog for all those clueless people that I saw while I was there... committing crimes that should never be committed! And so all you Disney fans, I have decided to write a Disney Etiquette piece for anyone who is interested. I have tweleve rules that you should always follow! Here is your Fast Pass to make Disney a great experience for you and others.
1)Parents, just b/c coming here makes you feel like a kid again.....never sit in your childs stroller while your significant other takes them to the bathroom others will notice.
2)If you do happen to revert to a child like state and make this mistake, do not then stand in the middlle of the path and pick your gargantuan wedgie for the world to see... ESPECIALLY in Fantasy Land, for I can assure you, seeing this is nobodys fantasy!
Which brings me to my next rule.
3)If you are lost,tired or confused, DO NOT stop in the middle of the walkways to catch your breathe or look at the map, especially if you are in a big group.Doing so will anger Mickey fans that have to swerve around you.
4)Stroller rage is a horrible thing to witness. DO NOT follow on a strangers heels so closely that within an instant they could be trampled or come away with severely skinned ankles.
5)Parents, DO NOT butt others in line. Your child will notice and try and do the same.. when they proceed, there will likely be a bigger kid to rectify the situation, and not in a good way.
6)Getting wasted a a family park never creates a "magical experience" for you or anyone around you when your seen stumbling down the streets with beer splattered on your shirt.
7)Traffic cones are never offered as a souvenir. DO NOT take them and then dance around in the parking lot for all the world to witness your brainlessness.
8)Parents, if your child screams, discipline them. DO NOT quiet them by buying them something. One of the visitors behind me said, "For such a happy place, there sure are a lot of crying children!"
9)Visitors in general, DO NOT complain to employees unless it is something major. ( A ride cut your foot off, or a character took your eye out when they hugged you are ok reasons to be mad) Just b/c they are smiling doesn't mean they want to hear about how long you had to wait in line for a ride that then broke down. Trust me, they don't care, but they will keep smiling while they think how ridiculous you are:)
10)DO NOT use language that shouldn't be used around children. This is not what the parents want their kids taking away from this family adventure!
11)Be kind to others. If someone drops something, pick it up for them. This will make you and them feel good.
12) The props before and after a ride are NOT trash cans. Stash your garbage in one of your many bags until you can find a proper recepticle. *Hint, they are labeled "Trash Cans".
I didn't mean to pick on anyone. Just things I noticed that don't make sense when people do them.... tell me what you think.


  1. There it is. 12 reasons why I would prefer going to the FREE beach than to an expensive headache. I hope you were able to have a "magical experience" for 12 other reasons though!

  2. Seriously? It's been a two months since you last wrote on here. I know for a fact that your life is not that boring. =]