The WORST Kind of Disney Guest: Who They Are and How Not to Be One!

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Visiting Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort is a memorable experience for people of all ages. The incredible Parks and Resorts on these properties offer a plethora of attractions and offerings to enthrall Guests. However, amidst the magic and excitement, there is a growing concern among both Disney enthusiasts and Park officials: bad Guest behavior.

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PSA: Don’t Be That Guy

The Disney Parks are home to an array of iconic and thrilling rides that transport Guests into fantastical worlds. From the spooky atmosphere of the Haunted Mansion to the futuristic Tron Lightcycle/Run, there are so many experiences that capture the essence of Disney Parks. Unfortunately, it seems that some Guests are more interested in capturing the perfect photograph rather than fully immersing themselves in the Disney experience.

We get it- Disney is cool to look at. When you invest thousands of dollars towards a Disney vacation, you want to be sure to soak up every last second of it. There is nothing wrong with wanting to take some pictures of your favorite rides and attractions. However, there is a line that shouldn’t be crossed.

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Enough With the Flash!

There is nothing more irritating than waiting hours in line for an attraction just to have a Guest be filming with their phone’s flash on the entire time. Unfortunately, flash photography on popular rides is becoming all too common at Disney, especially with the growing popularity of social media ‘Disney streamers.”

Firstly, it detracts from the immersive storytelling and theme of the ride. For instance, in dark rides like Space Mountain or Pirates of the Caribbean, the sudden burst of light disrupts the carefully crafted ambiance and can ruin the intended atmosphere. It also affects the experience of other Guests who want to enjoy the attraction without distractions. 

Please don’t be this guy.
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It’s understandable that you want to capture your theme Park vacation…but please… do not be this kind of person!

About Eva Miller

Eva was born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon but has since relocated and lives in New York City. Since she was young, Eva has loved to perform in musicals, especially Disney ones! Through performing, Disney’s music became the soundtrack of her childhood. Today, Eva loves to write about all the exciting happenings for the Walt Disney Company. In her free time, Eva loves to travel, spend time in nature, and go to Broadway shows. Her favorite Disney movie is 'Lilo and Stitch,' and her favorite Park is Disney's Animal Kingdom.