My wife has a relative who has been to Disney World twice in her lifetime and has never ridden a ride or watched a show. The first time was in August several years ago, and she and her husband went to the Magic Kingdom, walked through the tunnel under the railroad tracks, saw the crowds, and then turned around and left. Her reasoning: the street surface was too hot and she was wearing the wrong type of shoes and her feet were burning.
Her second visit was even more inexplicable. My wife and I helped her book a room for three nights at the Shades of Green after Christmas in December and got her set up on a two day ticket with FastPass+ reservations for Epcot and the Magic Kingdom. On the drive down to Orlando her traveling buddy developed a bad head cold and spent the mornings of the two days in bed which just happened to be when their FastPass reservations were set up because they are both "morning people". So by the time they got to the parks and saw the holiday crowds, they just decided to walk around for a few hours without getting in any queues, and then went back to the hotel and ate dinner and then went to sleep.
I just don't get it. Paying that kind of money for tickets and reservations and then not really experiencing the parks just doesn't make sense. Yes, most of us have been to the parks with elderly or sick relatives who for health reasons weren't able to ride some of the attractions, but they still watched the shows and ate at the restaurants with the family. That's normal. This particular relative has no physical restrictions on her ability to enjoy the parks other than congenital laziness.
So I'm curious because I hope that my wife and I aren't the only ones with crazy relatives, and I'm wondering if any of you have friends or relatives who went to a Disney or Universal park and then just wouldn't ride anything for no apparent reason? What was their rationale?Tweet
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