Disney Parks around the world are visited daily by guests traveling from abroad to experience magic. However, one guest claims that the magic was stolen, and they’re fearless in pointing fingers at who’s responsible.
Each day, guests travel to the Disney Parks to enjoy thrilling attractions, spectacular entertainment, and delicious food. But most of all, people arrive at the Disney Resort excited to create once-in-a-lifetime memories with friends and family.
For 100 years, The Walt Disney Company has built a legacy of welcoming guests to “The Most Magical Place on Earth.”
Disneyland in California was Disney’s first theme park, opening in 1955. The Walt Disney World Resort followed close behind, opening in 1971 in Florida. Disney World includes four theme parks: Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
As Disney expanded, Disneyland Paris, Disneyland Tokyo, Tokyo DisneySea, Disney California AdventurePark, Hong Kong Disneyland, and Shanghai Disneyland followed. The Disney Parks see all kinds of guests, but lately, one group has been gaining attention.
The term “Disney Adult” is far from new, but lately, it’s back in the news again.
Disney adult describes adults who love Disney, investing time and money into visiting the parks and enjoying the experiences Disney has to offer. However, according to some guests, these Disney adults are getting out of hand and becoming a problem for everyone visiting the Walt Disney World Resort.
When Walt Disney created Disneyland, he spoke about his inspiration for the park. He said,
“Disneyland really began when my two daughters were very young. Saturday was always Daddy’s Day and I would take them to the merry-go-round, and sit on a bench eating peanuts while they rode. And sitting there alone, I felt there should be something built, some kind of family park where parents and children could have fun together.”
I wonder if Walt Disney would’ve believed in the idea of Disney adults because, to some extent, Walt Disney himself could be considered the very first Disney adult. However, it seems that despite Walt’s ideals, guests are sharing their frustrations on social media once again toward these Disney fans.
Disney adults have received criticism in the past, as many people on social media express strong opinions about Disney World being just for kids and not adults.
Disney Adult Steals the Magic
Guests took to social media to speak out about how Disney adults are ruining their vacations, especially for their children.
One user shared that the Fairy Godmother reached out for their daughter during a parade, but an adult guest next to her pushed her daughter’s hand out of the way. They said, “It would of been such a magical moment for her,” however, according to this parent, the neighboring adult touched the Fairy Godmother instead, stealing the magical moment.
Other guests spoke out in agreement with this parent’s frustration, saying Disney adults need to “grow up and get a life and stop ruining children’s magic.” However, no matter what you believe about Disney adults, everyone agrees that the magic shouldn’t be ruined for anyone, especially younger guests.
One self-proclaimed Disney adult even spoke out in the comments, saying that the behavior had more to do with the guest than their love for Disney. They supported the idea that everyone should be respected and that they should look out for those around them. They said, “I’m a Disney adult… I might miss out on a hug from Pluto but I can live with it.”
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No matter the age, the magic of the Walt Disney World Resort should be enjoyed. We can only hope that this negative park behavior improves so that everyone can make special memories during their Disney vacation.
Do you feel like adults are ruining the magic for kids in the Disney Parks? Let us know in the comments!