Molly is a lifelong Disney enthusiast, and former Walt Disney World Guest Relations Cast Member and tour guide. Her Walt Disney World favorites include Festival of the Lion King, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Fantasmic!, Mickey-shaped pretzels and rice krispie treats, and anything with Buzz Lightyear! She lives in Orlando with her husband (who she met in Guest Relations) and their two rescue dogs, Kronk and Cruella de Vil (Ella for short!)

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6 Replies to “21 Signs You Go To Walt Disney World Too Much”

  1. Funny but true.
    I have favorite bathrooms at each park I use under “special circumstances.”
    I throw all old mugs away and only keep the newest.
    I actually have seen the same bartender at a resort over and over again. Don’t remember his name though.
    We do skip rides with waits longer than 20 min.
    My kids have pretty much figured out the exact moment for ride photos.
    We are ultra competitive on Toy Story Mania and Buzz at MK.

  2. I know this is a lighthearted article, and I’m ok with that. I enjoy the articles here and can enjoy a self deprecating laugh with the best of them. But, there are a lot of people with a real clinical addiction to Disney. I was as close as you can get to one for about 8 years. The thing that finally began to brake my addiction was moving from Florida and losing the cheap tickets and deals. It finally reached a point that I could no longer lie to myself and say “I can afford this. And “ it’s just a fun hobby.” It was an unhealthy obsession. And yes, I have many good memories, but I also think of all of the money I wasted and all the dozens and dozens of times I dragged my family to WDW when they would have preferred to be doing something else. And I have seen first hand others with even worse addictions. I’ve witnessed one couple almost split up because one lived and died for all things WDW and the other had tired of the scene and the expense and was ready to move on. I also know of another family that almost split over the purchase of a DVC because the other knew that meant endless trips to WDW. And I see here, on this site daily, people that have all the classic clinical signs of an addiction. Disney is a great place to visit, but it can easily become an obsession that is not good for your wallet or your mental health. So enjoy, but be careful.

    1. This is absolute fact. I am a single hairstylists and last year alone I drove the 8 hours to get there 6 times. There is something about the obsessive planning that draws me in. I typically don’t find myself too interested in the things that the general population finds interesting so it’s still a mystery to me why I have an obsession with Disney. Most people think it’s all things Disney but for me it’s not the movies etc…it’s ONLY the parks. It’s a very strange relationship too. When I am planning, I absolutely love it, but while I’m there, there is almost a sense of disappointment. Maybe because it’s almost over? I find myself thinking, “okay I don’t have to do this again for a long time” and at the time I am exhausted and I mean it, but I always find myself booking that next trip. I sound like a conspiracy theorist, but there HAS to be something subliminal going on. I mean we already know that Disney uses smells and such to lure you to certain areas so it’s not a far stretch to think that Stacy and her countdown is evil lol. Anyway, I can definitely vouch for unhealthy obsession because I’ve taken everyone I know to Disney at some point, whether they really showed that much interest or not, and I have most definitely let the important things around my house go unfixed in order to get there. Only recently have I come to terms with the fact that I simply can’t go, regardless of my obsession. The price is way above my pay grade. I’ve always had it in the back of my mind that it doesn’t really sound like fun unless there is a Disney park involved. Oh to help give credit to my theory, I have an ex boyfriend that I forced into going with me back in 2009, he had not been since he was a child and didn’t remember anything about it. I ran into him recently and he told me, “You know I’ve gone to Disney every year since I went with you!” He didn’t even seem that impressed with the place when we were there. Crazy.