People from all walks of life come to visit the Most Magical Place on Earth and the Happiest Place on Earth.
When so many people from so many different places visit the same vacation destination, fellow guests are bound to see new habits for the first time.
Sometimes, you learn something new by watching another family’s lifehacks! Other times, you may see something you wish you hadn’t…
You Can Learn Something New While Visiting a Disney Park! Or You Can Witness Something Like This…
For example, Inside the Magic recently reported on a particular incident that’ll definitely be one of the strangest and possibly most unsettling things you’ve ever heard regarding a Disney Park. The report revolves around one of Disneyland Park’s most beloved and classic attractions to date: “it’s a small world.”
While waiting in line, one anonymous guest witnessed something totally out of the ordinary. In an anonymous social media post, they write,
The people in front of us in line for It’s a Small World held their toddler up, [stripped] her down, sat her on the railing, and let her pee into the water the boats all float on. Then, to top it off, the mom used Kleenex from Nana’s purse to wipe the kid’s butt and then threw that in the water, too.
They finish their story by adding that they alerted a Cast Member of the situation.
What To Do When You Have a Potty Emergency!
In the event that someone in your party needs to use the restroom, the best thing to do is to alert a Cast member. In most cases, a Cast Member can help direct your party to the nearest restroom, and may even bring you back to your place in line, depending on the situation.
While we know it goes without saying, we’ll say it anyways: relieving oneself in the water of a Disney attraction is never a good idea. Not only is it wildly inappropriate, but it’s also inconsiderate and potentially dangerous for all parties involved. What if the younger guest had slipped and fallen into the attraction? What if another guest got caught in the crossfire? So many things could have gone wrong in this story.
On the Bright Side…
On the bright side, however, it’s not likely to be a public health concern. We at Disney Dining asked a professional about the situation, and they answered, saying, “…nothing is surviving in that water, but it’s definitely gross. There are some bacterial infections that can be spread by urine.”
In any case, this story is just another reminder to avoid touching and especially drinking the water from any Disney attractions.
Please note that the story reported on in this article is based on the personal experience of a guest visiting Disneyland Resort. This article doesn’t represent Disney Dining’s personal views on Disney Park operations.