As each day is expected to begin with the sun rising in the east, each Disney Park day is expected to have Guests recording on their smartphones. And it apparently continues to be a major annoyance for many Disney Fanatics who are looking to live in the moment.
Recently, one fan took to the Disney World subreddit asking the question, “What is one thing that absolutely grinds your gears at the parks?”
The fan kicked off the comment-based discussion by saying, “for me, it’s when I’m trying to have an interaction with Kylo Ren at galaxy’s edge after he pulls me to the side and like 15+ people start recording me, it makes me really anxious and not to mention I hate being on camera without consent.”
Others agreed that the camera-happy Guests are indeed a problem, and not just for filming otherwise personal character interactions. Several commented on the Guests who will unabashedly film dark rides with the flash on.
Another person commented,
“I do not understand the incessant need to view the entire park through your phone and not just with your five senses instead. It’s all over YouTube, if you have VR you can install Google Earth and walk the parks for free, and you can watch livestreams.
There is LITERALLY zero reason to record stuff except for family Kodak moments.”
While the social acceptability of Guests filming the current goings on around them at Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom, it should be noted that Disney does address this.
According to Disney World’s website, listed among “Prohibited Activities” includes “Photography, videotaping or recording of any kind, or otherwise engaging in any activity, for unapproved commercial purposes.” The question now would be, “where’s the line, and how can Disney enforce its policies when that line is crossed?”
Disney Fanatic recently reported that Tokyo Disney Resort had already begun taking extra measures to put a limit on streamer activity in the Parks. But it appears that the Theme Parks’ approach to dealing with Guests filming will continue to be an ever-changing and debated issue.
We at Disney Fanatic will continue to update our readers on Disney Parks news and stories as more developments come to light.