In honor of Halloween, let's acknowledge that the scariest things in theme parks are not rides like the Haunted Mansion or characters like Frankenstein's monster. They're stuff like this:
Heading to Disneyland thinking it's going to be a slow day and then seeing the park tweet, "Mickey & Friends parking structure is currently full."
Walking up to a park's front gate at 11am, without a ticket.
Finally getting to the load station, only to hear the breakdown spiel.
Riding the lift up a hyper coaster... and it starts raining.
Getting stuck in a dark ride for an extended period when tower forgets to mute the show audio.
A child that suddenly becomes very quiet, then grabs their stomach and whispers, "I don't feel so good."
That moment one minute after buying a plastic poncho during an Orlando thunderstorm when you realize that you feel worse sweating in that thing than you would have getting drenched in the rain.
People driving electric scooters at Food & Wine with a beer in one hand and at least three down the hatch already.
Getting a good spot to see Happily Ever After, only to have the person in front of you place their child on their shoulders as the show starts. And then the kid holds up an iPad to record the show.
Leaving at the end of the day, then realizing that you forgot to take a picture or make a note of where you parked.
Let's keep the list going in the comments. What scares you most during a theme park visit?
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