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Top Ten Behaviors to Avoid While on Your Disney Vacation

10) Hitting Other Guests With Your Backpack

Chances are that you’re going to be away from your hotel room for several hours when you go to the parks, so you will want to be prepared. A backpack is a convenient way to bring everything with you. Remember that you are wearing it while you are in the parks! Give yourself a little bit of extra room so that you will not hit the person standing behind you each time that you turn. It is easier to unintentionally whack someone with a full backpack than you might think, especially if you do not often wear one. Just be careful.

9) Feeding the Birds

Many of the birds that you’ll encounter at Walt Disney World seem tame. They are used to people. Too often guests forget that the birds are still wild animals. Feeding them causes two problems. First, they end up eating food that they should not be eating. Second, it makes them more aggressive. Birds will sometimes fly right up to a small child and grab a french fry out of his hand. Disney does have signs that ask you to not feed the birds, but they are small and there are not enough of them. You may think that the picture of your daughter giving a bird a piece of popcorn is priceless, but it is not good for the birds or future guests. It’s best to leave the birds alone. The same applies for squirrels and other small critters as well. Cinderella is a fictional movie, the animals on Disney property aren’t magical creatures.

8) Forcing People on Rides

There are two types of people who are afraid to go on certain rides. There are people who are scared but deep down they really want to see if they can do it. Then there are people who do not want to go on a ride but are forced on by a friend or a family member. This is especially true for young children. Just because your child is finally tall enough to ride Tower of Terror does not make it a good idea. If your child really does not want to try it, use Rider Switch. You don’t want your child to end up hating all things Disney because he was not ready for a ride. Even if he never wants to ride the thrill rides you shouldn’t try to make him. What’s more important, getting your kid on a ride that he doesn’t want to do, or making beautiful memories that will last a lifetime?

It is not only children who do not want to ride certain rides. There are plenty of adults who hate roller coasters or are prone to motion sickness. Don’t be a bully, be a friend instead.

7) Not Knowing What You’re Going to Order

You’re hungry on a crowded day. You’ve been standing in line forever at Bay 2 at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe, only to have the person in front of you try to order a BBQ pork sandwich. When he’s told that he needs to order that at Bay 1, he stands there for a minute or longer, trying to decide between an Angus burger and a hot dog. While that scenario may seem extreme, it can happen. If you’re at a counter service restaurant on a crowded day, know what you want to order ahead of time. That will keep the line moving, which will make everyone happier.

6) Trying to Get an Unfolded Stroller on a Bus

Strollers needs to be folded on the Walt Disney World buses. Your kids can’t sit in the stroller on the bus. You can roll them onto the monorail and the ferries, but the buses go out onto the roads, which means that the drivers need to follow traffic laws. The bus driver is not going to make an exception for your sleeping child. Have your child out of the stroller and the stroller folded before you get on. And speaking of strollers…

5) Using a Stroller as a Weapon

A stroller is meant as a convenient way to get your kids around the park. It is not meant to be used to push people out of your way, especially on a busy day. Do not purposely plow into people with your stroller so that you can cut a path through the crowd. That is rude and dangerous. You also want to make sure that you have good control of your stroller. Letting a two-year-old who can’t see over the top push it is not a good idea. Remember as well to keep the stroller balanced. It may seem like a good place to store all of your extra gear but if it’s too top heavy it could topple over, possibly with your child still in it.

4) Not Watching Your Language

Walt Disney World is one of the top family destinations in the country. Remember that it is filled with impressionable young children. Please watch your language, they hear and pick up more than you might think.

3) Smoking in Non Smoking Areas

There are plenty of smoking areas in all four theme parks, and they are clearly marked on the maps. Please, if you’re a smoker, smoke only in those areas. If you light up just anywhere you don’t know who is around you and how they react to cigarette smoke. You do not want to unknowingly be responsible for the person who recently quit smoking to start again because your smoke stirred up the cravings at the wrong time. You also do not want to be responsible for a massive coughing fit because someone walked by who is allergic to cigarette smoke. Be responsible and smoke only in the smoking areas. If you can’t find one, ask a cast member. Chances are that it won’t be far away.

2) Taking Frustrations Out on Cast Members

Some people who work for Walt Disney World are extremely well paid. The vast majority of the cast members are part time and do not make a liveable wage. Starting pay for housekeeping is $8.70 per hour, merchandise $8.03, and quick service food and beverage $8.40. Even bus drivers start at only $11.15 an hour. Most cast member work at Walt Disney World because they want to help make people’s dreams come true, not to get rich. It is not a cast member’s fault that a ride can’t run if there’s lightning or that a simple T-shirt costs $25, so don’t yell at them for it. Be nice to the cast members, and remember to sincerely thank them for their hard work. They don’t hear “thank you” often enough during a shift.

1) Holding Spots in Line

Have you ever been waiting for half an hour for your favorite ride, only to have a group of people push past you because one person was holding a spot for ten? Not only is that not fair, it’s also against the rules. Disney does reserve the right to kick someone out of the park for cutting in line, and that includes holding spots. It’s one thing if your four-year-old realizes that she needs to use the restroom so you hold the spot for a minute or two so your wife can quickly take her there. The problem comes when one person holds spots for others so that they can be off doing something else instead of standing in line. That’s wrong and it is something that you should not even consider doing yourself.

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 - Disney Dining.com, with input from Cast Members.

This is a very thoughtful and complete list. For myself, I’d add using your phone/iPad/tablet inside any attraction (had a jerk sitting in row in front of us talk for 5 minutes on his cell phone during Hall of Presidents, then text, screen fully lit.) Also, don’t scream like an idiot and be noisy on Haunted Mansion - you are not amusing.

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YES YES YES
THIS
EVERYONE NEEDS TO FOLLOW THESE RULES
I’VE ENCOUNTERED PEOPLE LIKE THIS ON EVERY TRIP TO DISNEY AND IT NEEDS TO STOP

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portugaltheman:

There are less than 400 Sumatran Tigers in existence. Unfortunately most of the world is unaware of this frightening fact. Without action, the species will completely disappear. To spread the message of the Tiger’s vulnerability, we’ve created a song that will also go extinct unless it’s reproduced. These custom lathe-cut records are made from polycarbonate plastic, which means it will degrade after a certain amount of plays, causing the song to eventually disappear and go extinct. The Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute, in collaboration with  us, have made only 400 records of this unreleased song. There are no other copies in existence. Tigers are dwindling every year. Social influence and conservation action could actually help save a species. Visit http://ift.tt/1lxl3Dh and http://ift.tt/1lxl3Dk to find out more. #EndangeredSong #SumatranTiger #EarthDay

This is brilliant.

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Let’s play a game.

Type the following words into your tags box, then post the first automatic tag that comes up.

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when

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how

look

because

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This isn’t as calming as some other things I’ve seen, but it really cheers you up a bit on a bad day! Don’t be afraid to put in your name, it’s not a phishing attempt.

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the word “sabotage” is p much short for “fucking shit up with a wooden shoe”

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fucking shit up with a wooden shoe

oh my god

well wooden shoe look at that

I’M FUCKING CRYING AT THAT PUN BE MY FRIEND PLEASE 

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Everytime
Every single god damn time I reach for the mouse I accidently grab my tiny violin case

why have you got a tiny violin case

for my tiny violin



I thought it was gonna be a tiny tommy gun.

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uglyaustralian:

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Everytime

Every single god damn time I reach for the mouse I accidently grab my tiny violin case

why have you got a tiny violin case

for my tiny violin

I thought it was gonna be a tiny tommy gun.

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Someone needs to draw Steve in that one on the right.

If I was even remotely attractive I would wear that Captain America suit

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i just wanna know what my house smells like to other people

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Ducks are just water chickens

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