What not to do when visiting Walt Disney World?
What's the stupidest thing you can do when visiting Walt Disney World?
Not book your Fastpass+ reservations 30 days in advance? (Okay, 60 if you're staying at a Disney hotel.) Not calling six months in advance for dining reservations? Not getting up early to rope-drop the park to bag a few other popular attractions before your FP+ reservations kick in?
Those all are rookie mistakes, but none of them will sink your vacation. To do that, you must enter the realm of the truly foolish — doing something that even the almost-always-accommodating Disney will not forgive.
Such as hopping over a fence and trying to climb the Tree of Life at Disney's Animal Kingdom.
As the tweet mentioned, someone tried the same thing at Epcot's Mexico pavilion a couple years ago, climbing up the facade's steps for the benefit of a pal's social media video hit count.
From chatter on social media, Disney security arrived on the scene swiftly this time, and apprehended at least one of the Tree of Life climbers. No confirmation of anything from Disney yet, but it's hard not to imagine that such a transgression would not result in being escorted from the park, forfeiting your ticket and getting a lifetime ban from Disney Parks, to boot. Fences are there for reasons, and parks don't look kindly upon people who voluntarily put their safety and the safety of others at risk.
But, hey, at least they took one for the team and provided something for us to point at, roll our eyes, and either laugh at or get indignant about. People be crazy.
Frankly, the dumbest thing you can do at Disneyworld is wait for one of the parks to close before you try to leave. The monorails (and, from the Magic Kingdom, the boat) are so totally overloaded with people you might have to wait 30-45 minutes before you can even BOARD to go back to hotel.
What an idiot, if this is done so he can get more followers on his social media account then they should ban his social media accounts and him for life.
Hmm I always wondered how a lifetime ban to Disney parks work?
Sorry guys, this was me, somebody double dogged dared me to climb this tree....
US Casinos have famously circulated a book of known cheats and card counters (Card counting is not cheating despite what the casino might think) for decades, so I'm sure there are some systems out there that work very well.
Las Vegas casinos use facial recognition software. They catalog all of their guests.
It's probably easier to keep people out with biometric fingerprint scans now the norm to get into theme parks. I'm sure if you get a lifetime trepass it has to involve law enforcement to make it official and documented. I'm going to assume they could easily fingerprint you during the trepass process (if they already don't) and upload the fingerprints into the system to flag you when you try to get back into the parks. And if someone has issues scanning their finger entering the park, then ask them for their ID which should hopefully remove all possible workarounds for people.
Not only is that crazy, it's also the tree that--within recent memory--had some of its branches fall off. I wonder what the blood alcohol content was of the climber.
@Brian - You could have at least waited until it was a "triple dog dare!"
Thank you AJ and Jeff for the info! Definitely not planning on getting banned from any theme park that's for sure.
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