Here is Park “Abuse” That Cast Members Will Likely Ignore

A car from the Disneyland Railroad; disneyland stroller guest
Credit: Disney

A guest recently took to social media to share a hack that saved their family a lot of trouble during their Disneyland visit.

Guests who frequent the Walt Disney World Resort or the Disneyland Resort know well that there are certain rules and codes of conduct that they must adhere to in order to ensure a smooth Disney Park visit.

Whether it’s rules to do with the dress code or rules on how to handle strollers, each of these mandates exists to allow guests to get the most out of their visit to Walt Disney World or Disneyland.

The Disneyland Resort is a family-friendly Disney vacation destination, so the theme park has rules for how families need to handle strollers. This is astute, considering the park gets 44,000 visitors a day. Keep in mind that the possible impact that any kind of chaos can have is not negligible.

mickey outside sleeping beauty castle in disneyland park

Mickey Mouse outside Sleeping Beauty Castle, Disneyland Park, Disneyland Resort / Credit: Disney

One of the rules that Disneyland has when it comes to stroller usage at the Disney Resort is that stroller wagons are not permitted on the premises.

The primary reason for this rule is that stroller wagons are incredibly big and take up a lot of space. While this might be convenient for the guests who are carting around their children, it becomes incredibly problematic for a smooth flow of guests at the parks.

A guest who once accidentally took a stroller wagon to Disney—and didn’t know at the time that they were not allowed at the park—found a hack to store the stroller since they weren’t allowed into the park with it.

Downtown Disney

Downtown Disney district / Credit: Oscar Ochoa on Unsplash

The guest explained, “I took the stroller to Lost & Found outside the park and said ‘I think someone left this because it was just sitting by itself by the gates and they’ll probably want it back.’ L&F happily took it, and we went into the park.”

The guest’s SO thought they were nuts, but the logic the OP had was that no one would go looking for a stroller, of all things, when they didn’t actually lose one.

The guest concluded, “Sure enough, at the end of the day we went back to ‘claim’ it, and the kids appreciated the ride in it back to the hotel after a long day.”

Main Street Disneyland

Main Street, U.S.A., Disneyland Park / Credit: Disney

The guest also added that they were sure the staff knew what they were up to but let it go. The guest ended their post but addressing any fans who might be upset with them for using this hack: “To anyone annoyed by the “abuse,’ I’m sorry!”‘

However, many of the comments were not necessarily negative at all.

In fact, one former cast member wrote, “I’m a former CM. We’re heavily encouraged to ‘make magic’ for guests. Many of us would happily ignore stuff like this.” 

The entrance of Disney California Adventure Park at Disneyland Resort

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

Would you try this Disney Park hack, or do you consider it “abuse,” as the OP posited? 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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