Guests Cannot STAND It When Fellow Guests Do This on Rides…

cellphone flash on, pirates of the Caribbean in background and on the phone screen
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You’ve probably heard that Walt Disney World is the Most Magical Place on Earth, and that’s totally true! But even the Most Magical Place on Earth has its flaws…

In this case, the obtrusions are coming from Guests who do this while they’re supposed to be enjoying the rides.

Family with Cell phone at Magic Kingdom

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It’s no secret that Guests can get grumpy while visiting the Disney Parks. After all, each person has their limits, and a Walt Disney World theme park is an incredibly overstimulating place.

But this Disney pet peeve is extra irritating, so much so that one Guest felt the need to take to social media, asking Walt Disney World to ban the use of phones on rides:

Dear Disney, Ban Phones On More Rides
by u/RubyWish in WaltDisneyWorld

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We’ve all been there: you’re in one of Walt Disney World’s fantastic rides, maybe at Magic Kingdom or Animal Kingdom, and someone in front of you feels the need to film the entire experience.

Under the Sea - Journey of the Little Mermaid

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It can be super frustrating and challenging to focus, to boot. Unfortunately, the use of phones on attractions is only outright banned on certain rides, particularly the most thrilling ones.

This is for safety reasons more than anything. But given that Disney cares deeply about their Parks’ overall immersion and performance, they may change the rules to ban phones on other attractions if it’s causing this much distraction.

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Unfortunately, there’s not much you can do when someone else is filming during a ride. However, if you’re the Guest trying to film an attraction, consider asking if you can sit in the very back of the ride vehicle to avoid distracting fellow Guests.

Remember: we need to be the magic we want to see in the world!

About Isabella Reimer

Isabella Reimer grew up visiting Walt Disney World and relocated to Central Florida to be even closer to The Most Magical Place on Earth. She earned her Bachelor’s from Florida State University, where she studied Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. Her biggest hobby is bonding with the ikran at Avatar Flight of Passage, and her retirement plan includes becoming the 1,000 Happy Haunt of the Haunted Mansion.