Top 10 Lies About Disney Parks

Disney may be magical, but there are lies told, just in case you didn’t know.

The Top Ten

1 They’re just for kids

It’s often said that, but it’s really not true, Disney is, in fact, for everyone, and anyone can go to the parks(except for those who were banned for life) and have fun.

2 They're the happiest places on earth

It depends on what you do there. I've been to both Disneyland and Disney World and even though I liked both, my sister and I was mostly mad at Disneyland because our mom forced us to go on the boring rides instead of the thrill rides. We went on the Matterhorn and Radiator only and we would've been happier if my mom let us ride all the stuff that we wanted.

In the future, I would return to Disneyland and this time, I will do it MY WAY and I will refuse to let my mom force me on baby rides again!

Which is not true, that's a Big lie. In fact, half the people don't look happy, and there are crying toddlers and people who are rude, in fact, this being on here has to do with the extent, and since the slogan always says it's the Happiest Place on Earth, that doesn't mean it is, and everyone would be happy if they are, which they aren't.
Not to mention high ticket prices, crowds, long lines, heat and crying toddlers, yet some rides/attractions are scary.

I agree. I went there after I graduated middle school and I hated every moment of it. Also my mom's forcing me to go to Hellsney again next year...

This should be number 1. My cousins and I all HATED it!

3 Senior citizens can’t have fun

Anyone at any age can have fun (unless on rides they’re not tall enough for or too scared or overwhelmed).

4 Nothing is scary

That’s so not true, lots of things, like certain rides/attractions can be scary, like dark rides that involve monsters or nigtmarish scenes.

There are also especially rides like Expedition Everest, It's Tough to Be a Bug, Dinosaur, Rock ‘N’ Roller Coaster, and Tower of Terror, which are SUPER scary for many people who go, there's also Soarin' and Flight of Passage, which are scary for those afraid of simulated heights, and Indiana Jones Adventure has scary effects and scenes, Journey to the Center of the Earth at Tokyo is also scary for the darkness and monsters, as well as the intense finale.
Plus, there’s Slinky Dog Dash at Toy Story Land, there is the Haunted Mansion, though that's nowhere near as scary as those others.
There used to be the ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter, which got closed down for being too scary.
Disney in fact, does have scary stuff.

This is obviously added by a troll. How can a theme park targeted to little kids have scary rides? Every single thrill ride that I went on at Disneyland and Disney World were NOT scary at all! >:(

5 Not very many thrill rides

At Disneyland CA, there's Peter Pan's Flight, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Mad Tea Party, Soarin, Astro Orbiter, Gadget's Go Coaster, Pirates of the Caribbean, Grizzly River Run, Star Tours, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, the Matterhorn Bobsleds, Goofy's Sky School, Splash Mountain, Radiator Springs Racers, Space Mountain, Silly Symphony Swings, Incredicoaster, Pixar Pal-A-Round and Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout.

At Disney World, there's Peter Pan's Flight, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Mad Tea Party, Soarin' Around the World, Pirates of the Caribbean, Astro Orbiter, The Barnstormer, Kali River Rapids, 7 Dwarfs Mine Train, Test Track, Star Tours, Avatar Flight of Passage, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Slinky Dog Dash, Primeval Whirl, Crush n' Gusher, Splash Mountain, Space Mountain, Expedition Everest, Rock 'N' Roller Coaster, Tower of Terror, Slush Gusher, Summit Plummet and Mission: ...more

This is true. 80% of the rides there are targeted to little kids.

6 You can book a nightly room at cinderella’s castle

In 2006-2007, Disney had a campaign called Year of a Million Dreams".
Selected guests were awarded various prizes at random times during their trip.
The ultimate prize was an overnight stay in the Cinderella Castle suite in the Magic Kingdom.
Unfortunately, the castle suite is not available for nightly rentals.
There have been rumors that Tom Hanks and his daughter stayed there, so if you know Tom personally… The good news is, you can dine with Cinderella for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

In fact, the truth is, you can't book a night at a room at Cinderella's Castle.

Getting the chance to stay there is a once in a lifetime gift. I've never stayed there.

7 Animal kingdom lodge is too far away from the parks

The Animal Kingdom Lodge is one of Disney’s most exotic and beautiful resorts, but it is tucked away in the far western corner of Disney property.
It’s in Osceola county, out of the majority of Disney property.
Nevertheless, as someone who has stayed there many times, In fact, the traveling time to the the parks is not excessive and compares well to other Disney hotels.

It's literally right next door to Animal Kingdom itself despite the lack of walkways between the two places.

8 Theme park food

When you think of theme park food, you probably think of burgers, hot dogs, ice cream and funnel cakes. While it's true that you can get those at the Disney parks, however, there is much more to your appetite! Walt Disney World has dozens of fine restaurants, both quick-service and sit-down.
All the Disney restaurants are well-themed and specialize in certain types of food.
From ethnic foods in Epcot’s World Showcase to character dining buffets to dining with a view of an African savannah, Disney has a dining adventure for everyone!

Disneyland also has fine dining

9 Expedition Everest is a family ride

This might put up debate more or less, but truth to be told, we're positive it's really hardly, if ever, a family ride, as it's at least at the very upper limit of that category.

It's a big coaster, and it goes backwards in one part, which is the scariest part, and there's an 80' drop, and not to mention the theme where you face a Yeti who jumps on you and gets you.
Although the Yeti is broken and fixing it would cause problems with the whole ride, it's still an experience that's rather too intense and scary for many who go to Disney.

In fact, many people including families have problems with this ride, especially those who have just met the minimum height requirement of 44"(same as MK Space Mountain's), as it's too intense for them and also scary.

It might not compare to Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit or The Incredible Hulk at Universal, Kraken, Manta or Mako at SeaWorld, Montu, Kumba or SheiKra at Busch Gardens, or many of those at Six Flags, but it's really big ...more

10 They're too hot

In fact, while that's for a good part, true, they're not always that way, depending on what time of year.
However, a big problem is humidity, which is pretty bad in Florida, which is known for having hot and humid summers, and Walt Disney World is no exception of victims of it.
Let’s not forget those people dressing up as characters, they’re forced to burn up in these costumes and get dehydrated.
Pretty sad.

So true! I had totally different experiences at each park.

When I went to Disney World it rained a few times. When I went to Disneyland I ended up suffering from a severe case of heat rash. It was hot at both places.

The Contenders

11 They're magical

There is no such thing as magic.

12 Dreams come true

I had a dream that I rode California Screamin. It never happened.

I had a dream Disney could get a B&M. Nope!

13 They're affordable

It's not exactly true in that case, a ticket to Magic Kingdom will cost $110, a trip to Epcot will cost $100, a trip to Disney's Hollywood Studios will cost $90 and a trip to Disney's Animal Kingdom will cost $100.

Tickets to other Disney parks will depend on where you live and the airfare, and the fact that if you live in America, then the tickets to the parks outside America will include international airfare, which will cost thousands of dollars.

If you choose 2/3/4 day passes, you'll save money for the next time you go to the Disney parks (excluding Disneyland, Disney Paris, Shanghai Disneyland and Tokyo Disney).

In fact, Disney parks are not always affordable.

My cousins and I paid $100 PLUS TAX for a 1 day park hopper ticket for the Disneyland resort. It's just ridiculous! Not to mention that the stuff there is really overpriced! I paid $14 for a stuffed Perry the Platypus plush and like $7 for a corn dog and a small bag of chips.

HA! Whoever thinks going to Disney is affordable is probably as rich as Donald Trump!

14 Thunder Mountain is the wildest ride

So true, Thunder Mountain is not as wild as the spiel says.
Only 28 mph(Disneyland) 36 mph (Magic Kingdom), 40 mph (Disneyland Paris), yet there are no inversions either and it’s small.

I rode Thunder Mountain at Disney World and it was pretty tame in my opinion. I didn’t ride the Disneyland version but I think that one’s pretty tame as well

15 Mission SPACE will make anyone sick

This especially focuses on the orange side, which is known for making many people sick.
So this is 75% true.

It depends on each person. I rode the green side with my family and no one got sick

16 Capture all your memories

We know they say to capture all memories, but it’s not all true.

Many attractions encourage photography(though dark rides discourage flash photography), however, roller coasters and simulators on the other hand won’t let you take photos or videos as roller coasters and drop towers like Tower of Terror are intense and will likely make you lose your camera and have it fall into the ride’s system/onto other people, which is a safety hazard.

Plus, on most simulators, like Soarin’ Around the World, Star Tours The Adventures Continue and Avatar Flight of Passage(other than the queues), they won’t even let you use your camera to take photos or videos of ANY kind, so none of those memories are captured.

If you take a camera on the coasters then they will kick you out.

17 It’s a Small World is the happiest cruise

More like the most annoying cruise ever. The song constantly gets stuck in my head!

18 The Yeti on the Matterhorn is scary

That depends on what the riders think, though for the most part, most of the little kids at Disneyland find the yeti scary.

I think he’s adorable in my opinion!

19 Fastpasses save you time

For example, when Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout opened, people waited 7 hours in the standby queue and those who got fast passes still had to wait 5 hours.
Radiator Springs Racers generally has 2-3 hour waits and some who have fast passes still have to wait 2+ hours.
Though we'll never forget the day RSR opened, where it had 6+ hour queues.

My sister, cousins and I got Fastpasses for Radiator Springs at Disneyland and we still had to wait in line for OVER 2 HOURS!

20 It was all started by a mouse

Walt Disney created Mickey Mouse. Mickey Mouse did not create Walt Disney!

21 You will get wet on Splash Mountain

I went on Splash Mountain at Disney World and I hardly got soaked. I didn't go on the Disneyland one so I have no comment on that one.

It’s not really a lie, but it really depends on what seat you take.
You’re more likely to get wet if you take the front seat while you might not get so wet on the back.

22 Their play areas are for kids under 40 inches only

At Disney World I found the Wine the Pooh and the Splash Mountain play areas and I was bored so I messed around in there for a few seconds. I was 14.

I also saw many parents there.

23 Space Mountain is a thrilling high speed roller coaster

The Space Mountain roller coasters are actually some of the slowest on Earth, travelling at only 28 mph for Magic Kingdom, 35 mph for Disneyland, though Disney Paris's version goes 44 mph, which is fair for a roller coaster, but not so fast for one.
And only the Paris one's real thrilling while the others are not so thrilling.

24 The costumed characters are friendly

They have allegedly attacked, groped, and assaulted park guests, and the guests have sued the parks because of it.

25 Guardians of the Galaxy is a Family Coaster

I saw on photos of it’s construction and let me tell you it does NOT look family friendly.
It’s more like a straight up coaster like Rock ‘N’ Roller Coaster.

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