Family Feud Breaks Out Over Free Disney World Vacation

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Disney World is being blamed as a family feud has broken up over vacation.

Disney World, often referred to as “The Most Magical Place on Earth,” is a beloved vacation destination for families around the globe. It’s a magical place where dreams come true, and memories are made. However, even in the enchanting world of Disney, family feuds can occasionally unfold, revealing that even the most perfect settings can’t always shield against conflicts.

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Walt Disney World is home to four theme parks: Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and each Disney Park includes something for Guests of all ages and sizes.

In a Reddit Thread, One Disney World Guest shared that they had offered to pay for their family vacation. This Guest paid for flights, hotel, and Disney Park Tickets. All was good in the world until this Guest’s sister-in-law complained about them staying at different hotels, one Guest is staying at Disney Resorts while the others were staying at Disney Springs since they were using points to pay for their hotel.

“This summer I am taking my family to Disney World. We are going to stay at one of the resorts on the property. My sister in law and her family had a hard time during the pandemic so I decided to do something nice and invite them along. My treat. I said I would pay for their flights, hotel, and park tickets. Everyone was excited until she started talking to my wife. Now she is upset that we are staying at one of the resorts and they have to stay in Disney Springs. Apparently, I’m being cheap by using points for their hotel instead of just paying for them to stay at the same resort as us.”

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Did this family go too far? While this family was fighting, the children heard they may not end up going to Disney World after all due to the family feud as the fight escalated to a shouting match over the phone.

I finally talked to them and gave the the choice of accepting my gift or not coming since I could still cancel their reservations. They started yelling at me for being the guy and taking something away from their children. I had talked to them like adults but when they started screaming their kids heard them and found out that they might not be going. Now their kids are mad at their parents for possibly messing up their vacation. 

Disney World may occasionally witness family feuds, but with a bit of preparation, understanding, and a sprinkle of Disney magic, families can overcome these challenges and create unforgettable moments of joy and togetherness.

Have you spotted a family feud while at Disney World?

About Brittni Ward

Brittni is a Disney and Universal fan; one of her favorite things at both parks is collecting popcorn buckets. While at Disney World Resort, Brittni meets the princesses and rides Kilimanjaro Safaris. At Universal, Brittni enjoys the Minions and watching Animal Actors on Location! When not at Disney World Resort or Universal Orlando, Brittni spends time with her family and pets.