5 Things That Should Be “Banned” in Disney World But Aren’t

You may be in Disney World, but there are still a few rules that you need to follow. For example, you can’t cut in line, get into a fight, smoke, spread the ashes of a loved one, and more. But that’s not what we’re talking about today.

Cinderella Castle

We’re covering all the little things that can be extra frustrating or add a little hassle to your Disney day. And while these things aren’t “banned” in Disney World (and they likely won’t ever be), we’re starting to think that they should!

These Are 5 Things That We Think Should Be “Banned” in Disney World But Aren’t

Snacks That Stain You Colors

Snacking is a big part of visiting Disney World (at least for us) and there is a lot to choose from. Between holiday specialty treats, giant cupcakes, and more, Disney treats can certainly taste good, but oftentimes they look even better thanks to some over-the-top vibrant frosting.

Mother’s Day Mimosa Miniature Gâteau from Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

But there is a price to pay for that Instagrammable snack that cost you upwards of $7… . We’ve walked out of the parks covered in “EARidescence,” red and green, and a variety of other colors of the rainbow. And while we are certainly left dreaming about another bite of some of the delicious treats we’ve tried, we’d rather not have to scrub the color of it off our hands for days.

Merida Cupcake from Disney’s Hollywood Studios

If you’re traveling with kids, you probably have even more of an opinion on this because you’ve had to figure out how to get that bright pink cupcake frosting out of a shirt. And sometimes, no matter how many times you wash it, it just lingers. That’s why we’re thinking Disney World would be just a little bit easier if the colors stayed on the snack and didn’t transfer directly onto us.

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Decorating For the Holidays Before Halloween is Over

It’s no secret that Disney World goes all out for Halloween and the holidays, but sometimes the decorations can clash a little or have you thinking “isn’t it a little too early for mistletoe?” For example, this year, we started seeing holiday decorations arrive in select Disney Parks on October 14th (!!) well before we even decided what we wanted to be for Halloween.

The first holiday decorations arrived in OCTOBER this year!

Now, Disney does typically roll out the Halloween decorations extra early (think August), but it still feels a little too soon to be rolling into Christmas wreaths and garlands before October 31st. Don’t get us wrong, we LOVE the holidays at Disney World, but we have to draw the line somewhere!

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Reciting Attraction Lines Out Loud DURING the Attraction

If you’ve been to Disney World a few times, then you probably can recite at least one or two lines from attractions. Some of them are pretty iconic after all. And while we love the Stretching Room spiel on Haunted Mansion and Rod Serling’s spiel about the Twilight Zone on Tower of Terror, it’s fun to hear the narrator say it, not the stranger standing next to us.

Do you know the entire stretching room monologue?

You’re likely in a room with guests who are experiencing a ride for the first time, and while memorizing the words is a total Disney brag that we can get behind, we’d rather save that as a party trick and let the first-timers get the full experience without our narration.

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The Seats on It’s Tough To Be A Bug

It’s Tough To Be A Bug is one of those Disney World attractions that fans tend to either love or hate. Found in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, this attraction takes you under the Tree of Life for a 4D show where you’ll encounter a wide assortment of different spiders and insects that entertain you…scare you…and get your attention.

Don’t let those smiling faces fool you… ©Disney

Now, we could get past all the mist, fog, and stink bug smell if that was all that it entailed. But the wooden bench seats with backs are the deal-breaker for us here. Between bee stings, critters crawling under your back and down by your legs, and other special effects, a seat shouldn’t be able to do so much to you during a Disney show!

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The Entire Front Row on Thrill Rides

The last thing that could be banned in Disney World and guests would be better off is the front row on thrill rides because…well…they tend to take the “thrill” out of the ride entirely.

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

It can be a bummer when you wait 60+ minutes for Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Slinky Dog Dash, or Big Thunder Mountain Railroad just to be seated in the front row because it goes SO SLOW over the hills. And in some cases, you’re over the hill before the ride even releases the car down the hill because the car is so long.

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

If you’re not looking for a thrill then these are great seats for a nice leisurely ride, but if you’ve waited in the line in the hopes you’ll scream your head off, then this is a big disappointment.

Slinky Dog Dash

Keep in mind that you can usually ask the Cast Member assigning guests to rows if you can be seated further back, and they’ll try to accommodate you if they can.

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Well, we may never see the day that these things will be banned in Disney World, but we’re thinking we’d all be better off if they did. Can you think of more things to add to the list? Watch our video below to see how AllEars readers ruined our day at Magic Kingdom by making us ride the worst rides, eat the worst treats, and more!

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6 Replies to “5 Things That Should Be “Banned” in Disney World But Aren’t”

  1. The thing with ECVs works both ways. I need to use an ECV and I don’t know how many times I’ve had people walk right in front of me without looking. And last time I was there was 9 years ago. With everyone on their phone using Genie+ it’s only going to be worse. People need to watch where they and their children are going.

  2. I could not agree more with the front row situation, but even if every row went over the hill at the same speed, the back would still have it best. What bugs me more than fans quoting the ride is when they are chit chatting about other things and being loud about it. We sat behind these teenagers on Pirates who were talking about boys and could not keep quiet. As for It’s Tough To Be a Bug… they need a new show there. That show always leads to terrified children screaming bloody murder.

  3. I have to disagree with you on the front seat. In many other amusement park to wait for the front seat it’s an additional 30 min at time. The wind in your is part of the thrill of the ride.Id do anything to get the front seat.

  4. Okay I 100% agree with the second one (the holiday decorations one) and agree with the food dye treats one, but the rest are kinda opinionated. Like, maybe, instead of complaining about the seats moving on it’s a bug’s life, you instead take comments from what you’ve heard people say about the ride. Like for me, I don’t care that the rides seats move, my problem is that it being a hard chair, the movement cause me to have back pain. And the reciting thing, that’s never gonna be banned. No matter how much you want it, you can never tell someone to stop speaking in some kind of form. Yes, hearing it out loud is annoying but instead of saying that people should just shut up, maybe suggest whispering. I’m pretty much giving my opinions here, but I just didn’t feel like you made a point as to why the others things mentioned, besides the food dye and holiday decorations, should be banned. I felt like you were more complaining about your experience, instead of arguing your point by using other people’s experiences or something along that line. I’m not the best at explaining, but what I’m trying to say is write it like your making an argument paper in school. If you did that, I bet your blog would make it out to more people and, maybe, even to Disney World themselves. Sorry if at any point I sounded rude. I’m not trying to be rude. Just wanted to give some sort of advice to you on how to argue your points more.

  5. My two pet peeves are parents who put their kids on their shoulders just as the fireworks or parades begin. It is so unfair to the people standing behind you. Just raise them to your hip. My second pet peeve is double-wide strollers.

  6. Electric wheelchairs that go faster than people walk. There are alot of them, and when they’re moving fast, they can be quite a hazard.