Disney fans online are fed up with yet another example of inconsiderate behavior at the Disney Parks: line holding.
The Disney Parks are the sites of the most magical vacations for most people. Guests of all ages flock to the Theme Parks from all over the world to get their fix of the Disney experience and Disney magic. Whether it’s going to the Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, or EPCOT at the Walt Disney World Resort, or Disneyland Park, or Disney California Adventure at Disneyland Resort in Southern California, the Parks are an experience to write home about.
But often, Guests behave in unacceptable ways to fellow Park visitors and make the family-friendly environment at the Disney Parks less magical. While often services like the Disney Genie suite, including Lightning Lane, Individual Lightning Lane, and Genie+ are used to help people maintain order in lines, sometimes things go awry. Disney Guest and Reddit user u/Bookieslove23 started the conversation on Reddit,
Thoughts on line holders.
They put one person in line for say mine train and then 7 people go through the line to reach them when it’s almost their turn? I understand if you have kids or disabilities which can be hard in long lines. However, having to move so multiple people can get to the ride entrance is kind of annoying. Especially when the ride line isn’t very wide.
Disney Resort Guests in the comments largely agreed with the OP’s views. U/zerovanillecodered shared,
“If they get in the line together, but then they leave for a moment to get a water or to the restroom, I think that’s acceptable. What’s not acceptable is for one person to be a placeholder for the group, where one person arrives and waits then everyone jumps in at the last moment.
Edit: I would add, get to the line and then one person gets a snack or something, is still acceptable to me. Just enter the line together, as a group.”
Yet other Disney Park Guests shared that they didn’t mind much if one parent got in line and another came over with their child afterward to join them. However, they did have a problem with it if it was more than three people, calling it “rude.” However, one Guest shared an unfortunate incident where they used the DAS service because they had Crohn’s, but because they didn’t have a visible disability, they often got called out for rejoining a line after needing to use the restroom.
Ultimately, Guests were perfectly fine with the practice within reason but were frustrated when Guests took advantage of their kindness to get large groups into the line.
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