In an ideal world, we'd all be considerate of each other and give other park visitors plenty of space. But with thousands of people cramming into the parks on most days, theme park visits can devolve into fights for personal space. Throw in the stress of trying to get your money's worth on a crowded day, and consideration for others often gets killed off faster than a Game of Thrones character.
So we need to find ways to cope, so that we can stay cool, stay considerate, an don't become part of the problem, too. One way is to come online and vent about the lousy behavior we've seen from other in the parks, so consider this your invitation to do that.
What's your biggest theme park pet peeve? And how do you stay calm and considerate when other park visitors start pushing your buttons?
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And for that matter, the double-wide strollers. I get that they're convenient if you have two young children, but many pathways at Disneyland are just not that wide.
Apparently I take issue with wheeled vehicles in theme parks.
Plus, it totally ruins the video I'm trying to take.
2 weeks ago I was in Las Vegas and stopped to watch the Bellagio fountains. The guy next to me while I wait is playing a game on his cellphone.
The fountains start - still playing the game. Halfway through - still playing.
Now, he may have seen it all before or not care I'm thinking.
Then at the end he shouts 'That was it??'
I couldn't hold it in - I turned and said, maybe you wouldn't say that if you lived in the moment, off your game which I am sure can be paused, and actually watched the show.
Then a week later in Disneyland I had a woman talking on her cell phone throughout the first half of a ride (I can't recall which now).
Like - live this moment people! It will never happen to you again!
Smartphones. Awesome but also awesomely rubbish in certain hands.
Anyway - I hate it when I see an A$$Hat take a Piss or Worse #2 and simply leave the bathroom...... No time to stop by the sink...
One thing that the cell phones have actually helped out with is that I see fewer of the "my parents are drunken morons and I didn't stand a dog's chance of having a brain" set playing the hand slap and fake punch games in a crowded queue. Nowadays they just stare at the screen on their cell phones, and act like a cat chasing a laser pointer.
1. Group line jumpers. If it's one or two people trying to catch up with a larger group of friends or a parent with a small kid, I have no problem letting them pass me in line. It's when groups of people (most commonly teenagers) are all trying to cut ahead that I get really annoyed. Fortunately, some parks have gotten decent about ejecting these people, but it still happens far too often.
2. Parents who can't control their kids. A kid that is excited to be there and is really enjoying themselves is one thing. A kid that is running wild, making an extreme amount of noise, or becoming a hazard to others is something different. When your kid is swinging the queue chains enough that they are hitting other visitors or is getting far enough away that you need to run after them it's time to put the phone away and focus on them.
3. Guests who disrespect the park. I'm not talking about guests who use flash in dark rides, guests who are on their phone all day, or guests who think it is fun to make up their own soundtrack (provided they aren't intentionally trying to annoy others by doing it). I'm talking about those who think vandalism is fun or those who do something that is clearly unsafe (like jump a fence to retrieve a dropped article). In my opinion, anyone who intentionally damages park property or violates a safety related rule should be immediately ejected and given a minimum one year ban.
Onride POV: WHY the Hell they do that? Their are already PROFESSIONAL Viddeos on YT for EVERY MAJOR RIDE! Save your Battery, Enjoy the Ride!
When a Line is Set Up in that Way that I can see that I come to the same Spot again just from the other Side, I like to leave my Belongings at that Point and pick them up when I reach that Point on the other Side. I HATE it if other People/Security Toach, Move my Things - don't they come on the Idea that someone just did what I discribed?
And I HATE when Rides are NOT operated at Ful Capacy not the Question how empty the Park is, because it mostly always breaks the flow when Trains ect get added or taken out during the day
I HATE slow Operations. For Example at 6F they show SOMETIMES how fast they can be as a Competition between Team Members and then they go slow again, doing private Talks...
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