“I Will NOT Be Back”: Guest Walks Away from Disney World After Seeing “Appalling” Behavior

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Bad Guest behavior at the Disney Parks is certainly not new. Many have seen and experienced this multiple times over and have shared their frustration in these instances. Whether it’s Guests picking fights with fellow Park visitors, Disney Cast Members,  shouting obscenities at Cast Members, or parents abandoning their infants at the Parks, there are definitely those select few adults who don’t adhere to the standards set by the Walt Disney Company themselves for both Walt Disney World Resort in Central Florida and Disneyland Resort in Southern California.

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“Partners Statue” in front of Cinderella Castle, Magic Kingdom/Courtesy of Disney

However, recently, one Guest had enough of Walt Disney World and even said they wouldn’t return to one particular Disney Park. u/monsterablue shared that “parent behavior at Magic Kingdom Park was appalling.” The OP noted how many parents completely blocked their view, and one parent even yelled “blood-curling screams” at her son. The OP added, “It was my first time at MK and I will NOT be back! The attractions I went to were incredible but everything else sucked. I’ll catch y’all at the other parks.”

The Guest also added they’d been yelled at by Cast Members for “approaching the exit of a food booth when [they were] literally going to look at the menu” and highlighted the poor crowd control at the Disney Theme Park.


Sorcerer Mickey meet ‘n’ greet at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Theme Park/Courtesy of DVC Shop

The large majority of the comments, however, were in defense of the Parks. Many pointed out that all of the OP’s issues were quite common to any Disney Park and, frankly, any Theme Park.

One commented, “Lmaao OP acts like any of this was the parks fault or intention.”

Another fellow Disney fan explained some of the possible causes for this experience, “The parks are seriously understaffed at the moment due to management’s penny-pinching. Poor crowd control and short tempers among the stretched-thin cast members are only two of the casualties.”

Beacons of Magic, Tree of Life, Disney's Animal Kingdom

Beacons of Magic, Tree of Life, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, Walt Disney World Resort / Courtesy of Disney

The discussion also prompted fans to bring up the upcoming layoffs that the Walt Disney Company is going to see. Many expressed their worry that this will just make a bad situation worse. At the moment, little is known about how the layoffs will impact the Walt Disney Company, although, on the morning of March 27, it was announced that the layoffs would start this week.

It is important to note this is just one Guest’s experience at the Parks and doesn’t reflect all experiences at Walt Disney World Resort.

About Priyanka Kumar

Priyanka is a writer, artist, avid reader, and travel enthusiast based in Chicago. In her free time, she is probably walking by the lake, catching up on the latest releases on TV, or spending inordinate amounts of time rewatching Moana, Encanto, and her Disney Channel life-long favorites Zack and Cody wreak havoc on the Tipton.

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