Disney Guests have been shockingly divided in recent months, as some Disney Guests have become disillusioned with their Disney experience in Walt Disney Company destinations like Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort while others have used their Disney vacations to descend further and further into inappropriate behavior (including fistfights and jumping onto Disney rides).
Now, it seems like there is at least one issue that many Disney fans agree on — and that is exorbitant Disney pricing! Disney Fanatics have been complaining about the increases in Disney prices ever since 2020, when Disney presumably was increasing prices in order to help make up for the losses that the company suffered at the start of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Since many Disney fans are becoming disappointed by their Disney vacations and leaving their trips with the idea that they have had to pay too much money for substandard experiences, it is no surprise that some Disney Guests have started breaking the rules to save some money on their customer experience in the Disney Parks.
One family was just caught on video allegedly sneaking an older child into a Disney Park by using a stroller — i.e. making it seem like the child was young enough to be eligible for free admission or discounted ticketing — and instead of criticizing the family’s actions, many of their fellow Disney fans are supporting their behavior!
The TikTok video of this family’s deception (shown below) now has 8.4 million views, and although there are some comments saying that it was a shameful act, most of the comments seem to be from TikTok users who either support the family’s strategy or actively admit to doing something similar to save money on their own Disney customer experience!
Since it can cost between $109 and $159 for one person’s Disney Park visit (and there is certainly more than one Disney Park within Disney Resorts; for example, Walt Disney World Resort has EPCOT, the Animal Kingdom, the Magic Kingdom, and Hollywood Studios), many of the family’s fellow Disney Guests did not hesitate to support them.
“All the negative comments on here clearly don’t have kids age 3-5 that are not tall enough for most rides.. good job! We did this too til about 5,” one TikTok user admitted. “My son is 4 but at Disneyland he knows he’s 2”, another added, with several other TikTok users confessing that they also lie about their children’s ages to pay less per Disney trip — and that they have been doing so for years.
Another TikTok user pointed out that “full price for Grandparents who only go to see the kids ride the rides” is also “ridiculous” and should be stopped or circumvented.
“No judgement here ? you gotta do what you gotta do to get some Disney magic sometimes ?” another Disney fan pointed out laughingly.
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