4 Extremely Frustrating Parts of a Walt Disney World Vacation

There is so much to love about Walt Disney World, like Space Mountain, character meet-and-greets, Dole Whips, the list is almost endless. With that being said, there are some things that we would like to wish away with the help of Genie in order to make everyone’s experience perfect.


4) The Huge Lines To Leave At The End Of The Night

If you stay at one of the four Disney parks until the very end of the night, getting back to your hotel can be a nightmare. The flood of people that storm to the front of the park make leaving the park an extremely long, exasperating, and tiring process. After waiting in lines all day you have to get in line again to get on a monorail or boat. If you are fortunate enough to have taken your car, and have the ability to walk to it, you are lucky, but even that can turn sour if you forgot your parking spot.


3) Angry Crowds

The crowds at Walt Disney World seem to be steadily increasing every year. As more and more guests are packed into these parks the tensions between guests grow exponentially. In the last couple of years there have been reports like a Michigan woman choking a teenage girl for blocking her view of Wishes fireworks at the Magic Kingdom, or the three women (one of which was using an umbrella as a weapon) at Test Track in Epcot who were caught physically fighting each other in line. Walt Disney World is supposed to be the most magical place on earth, but when the crowds increase and the Florida humidity kicks in, some people snap, and things can get scary.


2) Flash Photography On A Dark Ride

Do not take flash photography on dark rides! Constant flashes of light take away from the ride experience for everyone else in your ride vehicle. Sure, you may have gotten the perfect picture of the attraction, but you’ve also ruined the ride experience for a number of other guests. Everyone paid the same amount to walk through the gate, so be courteous enough to not tarnish the experience for other guests. In some cases the line may be too long for those guests to ride the attraction again, so you’ve ruined the only chance they had to enjoy the ride.


1) Hidden Queues

Multiple attractions at Walt Disney World play this mean trick on the guests, where the queue snakes towards the front of the line and then makes an unexpected turn around a corner with a long stretch of more queue. These hidden pockets of the line are simply frustrating. Even if you know the wait time was supposed to be 45 minutes long, and it has only been 15 minutes, when you get towards the loading area there is a small glimpse of hope that the wait time was incorrect, and then you turn the corner and reality sets back in. I’ve never understood why Disney designed the queues this way, as it leaves guests upset and frustrated.

What leaves you extremely frustrated when vacationing at Walt Disney World? Like I stated earlier in the article, there is plenty to love about the parks, but we want to know what grinds your gears?

Stephen "Steve" Porter started going to the parks with his family in 1996. Since then he hasn't looked back! Steve was a cast member participating in the Disney College Program in 2013. Most recently he graduated from Penn State University!


Dreams Unlimited Travel is committed to providing you with the very best vacation planning experience possible. Our Vacation Planners are experts and will share their honest advice to help you have a magical vacation.
Let us help you with your next Disney Vacation!