Park Peeves

We all have them, pet peeves that seem to only happen at Disney. Sometimes it is hard to keep your cool when you are just going along and someone does something that drives you crazy.

My first one, which is easily solvable is the people who stop in the middle of the pathway to look at their phone, park map or something they sighted. This is not only annoying it is also dangerous. The parks are packed with people, strollers, and wheel chairs and trust me when I say you don’t want to get rammed in the back of your ankles or legs with either of those, or be the person who runs into someone who stops suddenly. Of course I don’t blame you for stopping to look but make sure to look around and behind you before you do it and step to the side.

Cutting in line, line jumping, whatever you want to call it, it is a big NO! It also can get you removed from the park. We can all understand having a bathroom emergency with little ones but don’t let mom wait in line, then have the whole family come join her as she is about the get on the ride. It is rude and makes the line even longer for other guests.

Bad manners are another huge park peeve of mine. When people are rude to each other and to Disney Cast Members. Remember kindness can go a long way and you will catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. We all want a great spot to see fireworks or parades. So, if possible, let the little ones in the front, but don’t crowd out the people who have been waiting for 30 minutes. And be kind to Cast Members, they are just doing their jobs and maybe can make some magic for you if you treat them well.

Watch your kids in lines. We know they don’t want to be in the lines any more than you do and they get fidgety and start messing with the chains or barriers. Just watch your children so that they aren’t swinging that chain into other people or constantly bumping into the person behind or in front of them. My method is one adult (or most responsible child) is first in line,  another is last, so that all the kids are in the middle and therefore less likely to be bumping into others. And then you can keep your eye on them and keep them from standing or hanging on the rails as you queue up.

Take care of your trash. There are trash bins no more than 30 steps from you. Let’s all keep the parks looking nice.

I would love to hear what things drive you batty in the parks! What is your park peeve?


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