Things You Shouldn't Do Standing In Line At Disney Parks


Eating Smelly or Messy Food

Many people pack snacks from home or their hotel room to munch on while waiting in lines or in between meals. I can completely understand this since snacks can get expensive at the parks. This may not seem like a big deal, but it’s important to consider others with your choice of snack. On my last trip, the gentleman in front of me decided to snack on a hard-boiled egg. Not only did he eat it, but he also took out a container of what seemed like ten hard-boiled eggs for his family to enjoy. Since it was an indoor area, we were confined and had to smell his snack for over twenty minutes. It was not pleasant. Some snacks can also be messy and cause trouble when trying to enjoy it around others. I also witnessed a family trying to eat ice cream while waiting in line. It melted everywhere and one child even dropped it on the carpet where I accidentally stepped on it because I was not made aware it was on the floor. The worst part about this was that the parents left to grab napkins outside and weren’t allowed into the theater to watch the show with their children. It ruined the experience for them to say the least. Packing snacks like chips or even fresh fruit is a better option when waiting in line.

Not Moving Forward When the Line Progresses

Many Disney attractions offer interactive queues. Here, children and adults can play with live games and activities to make the time pass quicker when waiting to board the rides. It is important to continue moving forward (even if you’re in the middle of a game in the interactive queue) to give others a chance to play and to keep the line moving forward. I have seen instances where people just stay on the interactive queue and since they aren’t moving forward, the next party walks ahead of them. Needless to say, this can cause a disagreement because it is considered skipping.

Arguing With Family Members

We all come to Disney for one main thing: Magic! There is no other place on our earth that offers the ability for you to forget your worries at the door….well, most of the time. I often witness families arguing about their families, or personal issues at the parks. I can’t even begin to explain how uncomfortable I feel when the party next to me in line is arguing. It brings down my mood and depletes the magic of Disney. I understand that things may not always be peachy, but try to have these conversations in private. There is no need to make the people around you feel uncomfortable.

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