Parents Go Viral After Abandoning Child In Disneyland

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It should go without saying, but: If you’re visiting Disneyland Resort or Walt Disney World Resort with a young one, please make sure to keep up with them.

When Disneyland was built, legendary founder Walt Disney talked about how the theme park was “for the young, and the young at heart.” Children from around the world are given magical opportunities to meet their favorite characters, experience many iconic attractions, and take in entertainment offerings when they visit Disneyland or Disney World, especially for the first time.

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Parents who visit a Disney Park with children know that the days aren’t necessarily easy tasks. At Disneyland, walking around Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park all day with a stroller and many other essential items can become tiring rather quickly. But, it’s all worth it when you see your child’s face and their reaction to some of the most magical offerings that can only be experienced at “The Happiest Place on Earth.” 

For some reason, there are some parents who have decided it’s okay to leave their children while at the Park. Disney Dining recently covered a story of parents who left their newborn in a stroller and they were approached by Disney Cast Members.

Now, another video has gone viral of a child being left in their stroller. The TikTok, shared by @xoxcandace, has already received more than 34,000 views on the streaming platform.


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It is never advised to leave your children for any amount of time while at a Disney Park, or any theme park. At Disneyland, To board an attraction, children under age seven must be accompanied by a person aged 14 years or older. All persons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. at the Downtown Disney District.

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While some may think going to the bathroom for just a couple of minutes is acceptable to leave a child, it’s not a safe choice and is one that could result in expulsion from the Park.

It is always better to take the child with you or to have adults or members of the family wait with a child rather than leave them for any amount of time.

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.