COVID “Literally Broke People” at Disney World: “Selfish, Self-Involved”

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“Selfish” and “self-involved” guests strike once again at Disney World, throwing others’ vacations into disarray.

Going to the Walt Disney World Resort or the Disneyland Resort is a dream come true for many. Whether it’s riding Space Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad or immersing yourself in incredible lands like Avengers Campus or Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, a Disney Park vacation has a lot to offer.

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Cinderella Castle, Magic Kingdom Park, Walt Disney World Resort / Credit: Becky Burkett

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Guests Throw Cold Water on Disney Vacation… AGAIN

However, there’s one component to a Disney vacation that’s easy to overlook as guests—our behavior. While it’s certainly easy to demand a certain level of quality from Disney (and at these prices, fair enough), it’s also important for guests to uphold our end of the bargain.

And per a recent post from a Disney World visitor, guest behavior has been sorely lacking.

A guest took to Reddit to share, “Bus driver says to move back. No one moves. Safari driver asks for people to stay seated, they don’t. Same people are having an obnoxiously loud conversation that drowned out the driver…from six rows back. People asking for absurd substitutions in the dining hall.”

The guest even took the time to clarify that they had a great week, but they couldn’t believe how “selfish and self involved” some people were.

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Tree of Life in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, Walt Disney World Resort / Credit: Victor Ibarra, Unsplash

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Unfortunately, this type of behavior is not new at any Disney Park. Any guest who has frequented the parks is well aware that there are always some bad apples who think themselves exempt from the code of conduct and act in an entitled and unacceptable manner.

If fellow guests in the comments are to be believed, this type of behavior has been particularly exacerbated by the COVID pandemic. One wrote, “In my opinion, COVID literally broke people,” to which another responded, “As a retail employee of 20 years I can safely say people have become unbearable since 2020.” 

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park, Walt Disney World Resort / Credit: Becky Burkett

Another guest shared a shocking anecdote from their time at the parks,

We were getting in line for the skyliner this week (slowly walking) and a dad coming the opposite way started running to beat us. We didn’t speed up, it wouldn’t make a difference if a few more people were ahead, but the dude slammed his empty stroller into ours with our two year old in it. It was really hard to stay in a magical mindset! We calmly took a breath, checked our son, and loudly explained to him why that is not good behavior.

It definitely goes without saying this is not done at any Disney Park, and it’s important to be considerate of fellow park-goers, and respectful towards cast members while enjoying your theme park visit.

Have you ever witnessed or interacted with guests like this during your time at the parks? Let Disney Dining know in the comments! 

About Priyanka Kumar

Priyanka is a writer, artist, avid reader, and travel enthusiast based in Chicago. In her free time, she is probably walking by the lake, catching up on the latest releases on TV, or spending inordinate amounts of time rewatching Moana, Encanto, and her Disney Channel life-long favorites Zack and Cody wreak havoc on the Tipton.

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