Insensitive Guests Strike AGAIN, Ruin Park Experience

A person dressed as a pirate with a tricorn hat and dreadlocks gazes to the side while standing next to a headless mannequin wearing a green dress, reminiscent of Disneyland characters. The background appears to be part of a rustic building.
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Live streamers were at it again when they ruined the experience of a dark ride at the Southern California Disney Resort.

Visiting the Walt Disney World Resort or the Disneyland Resort is undeniably one of the most magical ways to indulge in the Disney experience. These iconic locations offer a vast array of enchanting rides and attractions that cater to visitors of all ages and backgrounds.

From the whimsical lands that transport guests into fantastical realms to the adrenaline-filled thrills of various rides, Disney World and Disneyland are truly a treasure trove of entertainment and wonder. Disney Parks, like the Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios theme park, and Disney California Adventure, blend nostalgia and cutting-edge technology, making each visit a unique journey filled with joy and excitement.

The entrance of Disney California Adventure Park at Disneyland Resort

The entrance of Disney California Adventure Park at Disneyland Resort / Credit: Disney

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But there’s one aspect of the Disney experience that is out of The Walt Disney Company’s control: guest behavior.

Time and again, we’ve reported on stories of guests who simply refused to comply with the acceptable decorum at a Disney Park, instead choosing to selfishly fulfill their desires, disrupting everyone else’s experience.

Whether this was in the form of skipping lines, picking fights with fellow guests and cast members or using flashlights and streaming through a ride, guests have certainly run the gamut of bad behavior.

Most recently, one Disney Park visitor took to Reddit to share a story of a guest behaving in an unacceptable way.

Pirates of the Caribbean

The Pirates of the Caribbean ride in Disneyland Resort / Credit: Disney

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The OP explained,

30 minutes ago, I was on Pirates of the Caribbean, and the voice on the loading dock literally just said “NO FLASH PICTURES, now off with you” and this tik tocker sitting 2 rows behind me (loudly) said to his stream “oh sorry chat I didn’t know this ride was THIS dark lemme fix it for yall” and proceeded to go through the ENTIRE RIDE with his phone camera on. The couple behind them politely told him to turn the flashlight off as it interferes with the ride experience, and the streamer was like “but my audience can’t see anything”. 

mickey mouse gesturing to sleeping beauty castle

Mickey Mouse in front of Disneyland Park’s Sleeping Beauty Castle / Credit: Disney/Canva

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Fans were frustrated and genuinely sympathetic to the OP. One commented, “I’m surprised, usually a cast member announcement will occur on the ride to turn off flashes. Glad you got a reride because this is really getting out of hand.” 

Another lamented that Disney used to stop the ride in the past when people turned on flashlights during dark rides.

They wrote, “I know back in the day I’ve been on Haunted Mansion w people using too much flash and they’ve stopped the ride, repeated the no flash warning, and I think I’ve even seen CMs escort people off the ride if they didn’t listen. This was before streaming of course so it couldn’t have even been this bad then!!

Have you ever seen behavior of this kind at a Disney Park? How did you deal with it? 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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