Walt Disney World and Disneyland are where Guests go to get away from it all and immerse themselves in memorable stories and all-new worlds. And unfortunately, one of the most disappointing moments on a Disney vacation can happen when others break that level of immersion by causing disruptions.
Every Disney fan probably has their usual pet peeves, like saying attraction spiels aloud, using flash photography on dark rides, or making comments that ruin the magic of Disney character meet and greets. But lately, Disney fans have been increasingly frustrated by influencers and streamers who sometimes seem to put creating content ahead of courtesy for those around them.
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One Disney fan has had enough of influencers, streamers, and, specifically, vloggers who speak to their followers while live streaming experiences at Walt Disney World.
Reddit user u/Knotfornots recently posted:
It would be awesome if you stopped streaming in dark rides…and talking to your “fans” the entire time. Some of us have spent thousands of dollars, lots of time spent traveling, waiting an hour to ride only to have you with your flash on ruin the experience for people.
Really wish Disneyland would take some firm action in this growing irritating trend.
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As the conversation between Disney fans continued on Reddit, many pointed out that the rides most commonly affected by negative streamer behavior tend to be Pirates of the Caribbean and the Haunted Mansion, both in the Magic Kingdom.
While some commenters noted that letting a Cast Member know if someone with a flash or streaming ruing the experience will likely get them another ride (for those who politely share what happened, this is not something to take advantage of) but the issue certainly remains that this should not be happening in the first place.
Even if Guests are able to re-ride the attraction in question, as Reddit user u/ZiggyPalffyLA pointed out, “True, but if that’s your first time on that ride you can never get that first experience back :-/.”
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Others on the Reddit thread echoed the original poster’s sentiments that it is disappointing to pay thousands of dollars to come to the Parks and have any experience ruined by other Guests’ poor behavior.
Flash photography is not allowed on Disney attractions, and following Cast Member instructions is one of Disney’s official park rules. Additionally, the official websites for Walt Disney World and Disneyland have been updated with the following message on the “Know Before You Go” pages:
Be the magic you want to see in the world. You must always remember to treat others with respect, kindness and compassion. Those who can’t live up to this simple wish may be asked to leave Walt Disney World Resort.
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As you plan your next trip to Walt Disney World, remember to show courtesy to other Guests visiting the Park and Cast Members. In addition to courtesy on theme park rides, Guests at Disney are asked to refrain from cutting in lines, and engaging in any kind of unsafe behaviors during their trips.