Avoid the top theme park travel mistakes and faux pas
Published: October 3, 2013 at 5:26 PM
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.
Got another to add to the list? Please submit it in the comments!