Avoid the top theme park travel mistakes and faux pas
Written by Robert Niles
Published: October 3, 2013 at 5:26 PM
In the spirit of helping you get the most enjoyment from your theme park vacation with the least amount of embarrassment, here are some of the top mistakes and faux pas
made by theme park visitors.
Drawing Goofy is okay. Being Goofy, not so much.
Don't be "that guy." This is your "not to do" list for your next (and every) theme park visit.
- Buying your "tickets" on Craiglist or eBay.
- Bringing wrapped presents to a theme park for a party. (You won't get them past the bag check.)
- Leaning on, grabbing, or pushing characters at a meet-and-greet.
- Sending someone ahead to get in line so the rest of your group can cut to join him.
- Yelling "Andy's coming!" at any point during your visit to a Disney theme park.
- Making a crying child go on a ride.
- Sitting in the "splash zone," then complaining when you get wet.
- Using shoe lifts or other tricks so that your too-short child looks tall enough to ride.
- Insisting that the Tom Sawyer Island rafts run on guide rails.
- Not turning off the flash when taking photos inside indoor attractions.
- Sitting at restaurant tables without food while diners are looking for a place to sit.
- Tipping at the Tokyo Disney Resort (or anywhere in Japan).
- Asking a Disney cast member where the Harry Potter ride is.
- Standing during a parade or fireworks when people behind you are sitting.
- Placing a child on your shoulders when others have been waiting behind you for the show.
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