How to NOT Commit a Pet Peeve at Walt Disney World
Vacationing at Walt Disney World can be a magical, wonderful experience. However, when others commit one of the Top Ten Pet Peeves at Walt Disney World, it suddenly loses its luster, even if for just a moment. Today, I’d like to share with you some alternatives to keep you from committing a Top Ten Pet Peeves.
10. Choose a parade spot at least an hour before it starts. If you want a spot right up at the route ropes, or along the curb at Main Street USA, you’ll need to stake it out asap. Not able to do so? Then find a different viewing spot, or try to have an alternative day to view the parade.
9. When stopping to check your map, move over to the right of the sidewalk, or into a shop. This will help you concentrate, a cast member will be readily available to help, and a traffic jam won’t happen on Main Street USA .
8. Waiting in line for an attraction? Keep a few feet between your party and the group ahead of you. I know that for some cultures, personal space isn’t an issue. However, when in Rome, do as the Romans….in other words, Americans appreciate their personal space.
7. Keep your party together in line for attractions and shows. Sending Dad to wait in line while the other four people in your family enjoy another attraction or grab a snack isn’t good manners.
6. Know your child’s breaking point. Take a break at your resort, on a monorail ride, or in a restaurant to avoid meltdowns. You can’t be frustrated with your child, and let everyone know it, when you keep shoving Disney down their throat.
5. Many rides suggest you don’t take flash photos. Follow this suggestion! It ruins it for everyone around you, and taking video is intrusive. Many times, I’ve found that I rarely watch the videos of rides or attractions that I’ve taken.
4. If you want your child to have a good view of a parade or show, plan accordingly. Your shoulders isn’t a good idea….it ruins the view for others around you. Or, nicely ask the people in front of you if there is a small bit of room for your young child….but not for you and your whole family.
3. Do you really want to video the fireworks? In my experience, this just is distracting for others, especially along Main Street USA, when the lights are out for a few moments. Enjoy the moment-chances are you won’t get good video anyway.
2. Send one person through bag check at the Disney parks. Have the rest of your party go through the area for guests without bags. And, have your bag ready to be checked.
1. Always have your camera handy and ready for pictures.
Having manners instead of a sense of entitlement, can make your Disney trip smoother. It could be your first or fiftieth trip-either way, you probably don’t have the park to yourself. That’s when you need to be aware of others around you and take simple steps to courtesy.
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- Top 10 Pet Peeves at Walt Disney World (chipandco.com)
- Disney World Parks Pet Peeves:You Down With PPP? (Yeah You Know Me) (chipandco.com)