Top 10 Reasons Why Disneyland is Not the Happiest Place on Earth

Disney World was once titled the Happiest Place on Earth until it was retitled the Most Magical Place on Earth.

Disneyland is now titled the Happiest Place on Earth, and that's not true.

The Top Ten

1 Half the people don't look happy

I've been to Disney World, and Disneyland, and at both, half the people don't look happy, the title is wrong. - Kyle21

I saw a dad spanking his daughter and making her cry

My sister and I were NOT happy at Disneyland because my mom forced us to go on boring and stupid baby rides instead of letting us go on the rides that we wanted.

My cousins were not happy either. They thought that the park was boring (and I agree! )

2 Overpriced items

I bought a Perry the Platypus pet-mode plush there for $14. It was like $8 at the Disney store at the mall

$100 for a 1 day park hopper ticket is just ridiculous!

$5 Starbucks? REALLY?

It costs $15 for a coffee mug, $20 for a hat, and $40 for a T-SHIRT!
How stupid! - Kyle21

3 The people stink there

It's always the kids messing with the food, and the sweat on hot days. - Kyle21

Ha! They're sweating like monkeys at the zoo! 😂

4 It's too crowded

Nobody goes to Disneyland any more, its too crowded.

At Disneyland and Disney World, so many people want to go that that's the result.
Also, it's always that way any time of year. - Kyle21

The crowds at night is insane. It’s like Times Square on NYE!

When Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens, it’ll be PACKED to the MAX!
Riots are to be expected. - Gregory

5 The lines, lines, lines

Radiator Springs BROKE DOWN while my cousins, sister, and I ere standing in line for TWO HOURS! Ridiculous!

Once Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens, there will be CHAOS, and it’ll be HELL! - Gregory

I went to Disneyland with my dad, and I went on a ride(Pirates of the Caribbean), and the line was so long.
The trip was ok, but the lines were so long, yet I heard about fast track passes, and I used that for the shuttle bus, but didn't realize that I needed so many fast track passes per ride, so the disadvantage was, that the security let in at least 40-50 fast track people, and only 8 normal people.
Yet Disney World is the same way, and each ride has long lines and only a few people with regular passes can go on them.
UNFAIR! - Kyle21

6 It's hot and humid all the time

It's not ALWAYS hot there. Last time I went, it was actually pretty cold. - MegaSoulhero

My cousin and I got sunburnt

I went to Disneyland and Disney World, and it is ALWAYS hot and humid there.
I was sweating and having hot flashes. - Kyle21

7 People make you uncomfortable by touching you and pushing you

People are rude there. - Kyle21

8 People walk too slow

I was trying to get onto some rides, and people ALWAYS walk too slow, yet they always disrespect others. - Kyle21

9 There's always a kid whining or crying

There's always whiny b$%#$es there, b$%#$es because even though they're kids, they always whine like babies we'll just say. - Kyle21

10 Too much Frozen

There's actually less Frozen at Disneyland than there used to be. There's only like two Frozen related things there right now. - MegaSoulhero

I'm Not Trying To Be Mean But, Frozen's Hate On This Site Is Going Too Far - JPK

Frozen is one of the most overrated movies ever, and Disney is forcing it down our throats.

Stupid Disney today. - Kyle21

The Newcomers

? No shade in line

The Contenders

11 Urban legends

I read the Disneyland 99 Creepypasta. Then my mom and my sister forced me on It's a Small World. To make the ride more tolerable I decided to find the hanging doll/suicidal person. I didn't find it at all. SO DISAPPOINTING! :(

12 They're replacing Paradise Pier with Pixar Pier

Thank you Disney for another Pixar themed area that we didn't need to replace another area

Disney, are really that desperate for more money?

Sadly, this is true. Why would they change it?

No, this isn't true

It's true, and they made a deal, and it's no rumor, they're actually doing it, and it's for money. - Gregory

13 Fat people everywhere
14 People have died

Most of the deaths are from preexisting medical conditions, though some were from suicide or shootings, like a cast member as a victim of the Las Vegas Strip Shooting. - Gregory

15 Rides break down

Radiator Springs broke down after I stood in line for TWO HOURS!

16 Back then, the costumes looked really creepy

Seriously. Just look up "Mickey and Minnie Mouse costumes from the 30s".


17 The Castle is much shorter and different

We all know Disney World is not the happiest place on Earth, but it does have a better-designed castle that stands out, Cinderella's Castle. but Disneyland has Sleeping Beauty's castle, and it's a short and puny one compared to Cinderella's in Orlando. - Kyle21

Sleeping Beauty's castle looks ugly compared to Cinderella's castle at Disney World.

Walt Disney envisioned Sleeping Beauty’s Castle in his park, and it is small because at the time, he and his team didn’t have enough money or the budget to build a bigger castle. - Gregory

18 There's no Pandora World of Avatar on it like at Disney World

They should really add their own installation of Pandora at Disneyland, or at some remote forest near it.
As you know, we should connect with nature in such a matter. - Kyle21

19 It's impossible to walk without accidentally photobombing someone's photo

Nearly every photo of my Disneyland vacation has at least 1 person in it.

20 They close out attractions to retheme them into Disney movies

Just look what they did to the Tower of Terror, they just turn them into movie themed rides just for marketing, so they can make more money.
Sheesh. - Gregory

21 Long line to get to meet a character

And to go on rides, too

22 Perverts
23 It's nasty there

So much rotten food, and so much sweat and dead ashes. - Kyle21

24 You will lose things like sunglasses

True at both Disneyland and Disney World.
There's a reason why they often show up on a lost & found box. - Kyle21

25 Ride accidents
26 Good rides are closing

At Disneyland, they closed the Tower of Terror. That was one of the best rides ever, and they closed it down to replace it with Guardians of the Galaxy, I bet that will be crap.

I've been on the Guardians ride and it's actually pretty awesome. - MegaSoulhero

California Screamin' closed on Jan 8, 2018, for an Incredibles ride.
Can't you believe it? Disney's trying to get money by replacing classics with garbage.

Look I Understand Your Furious That Classics Are Closing But Sometimes A Ride Has Ran Its Course - JPK

27 It's too expensive


28 They're greedy

They're just taking away good things or refurbishing good things into crap, and they are no doubt greedy.
They take away/refurbish things into crap so that mindless "fans" or guests would give them their money.
It's no doubt Disney is desperate for money.
They're destroying classic history. That's like destroying the Mona Lisa, painted by Leonardo DaVinci, and he wanted to keep it, show the world, and have it stay forever.
That's why they closed down Tower of Terror and replaced it with Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout, and it's crap.
Disney is definitely going downhill. - Kyle21

29 They're over-relying on Marvel
30 Hogging too much attention with your favorite character while people are waiting in line
31 Discriminating Autistic people
32 Disney employee spanking kids
33 It has scary rides

Some rides actually are scary, and Disney is a place for families. The ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter at Disney World was closed because it was too scary, and that was the same reason why Snow White's Scary Adventures, also at Disney World, was toned down, but still for reasons, they eventually closed it in 2012 for good.
Walt Disney didn't originally envision scary rides or thrill rides, but the Matterhorn Bobsleds at Disneyland proved them successful and became a thing for Disney property.
Plus, I don’t get why Indiana Jones Adventure and Guardians of the Galaxy are So popular when they’re so intense and scary for many, maybe the theme's attracting them.
But when a ride is so intense, or so scary, you’d expect fewer people to go bc most people wouldn’t be able to handle it, yet many people telling others it’s too scary and that Disney is about magic, comfort and joy. - Gregory

34 You can’t pick your favorite seat on a ride

As with any particular roller coaster at any park. - Gregory

35 Embarrassing ride photos

You know on a roller coaster or other thrill, when you go down a big drop, you can’t control yourself, and the camera tells you to smile, and it’s impossible to smile, unless you really smile from fear or thrill, and when you look at the photos, you see your face and you feel embarrassed.
For example, when you ride Splash Mountain and go down the intimidating drop, you are in shock and you lose it, it takes your photo and you plunge down the waterfall.
You are stirred and when you look at your photo, your face turns red from embarrassment.
I know because although people love the drop, others hate it, and feel embarrassed and bad for themselves. - Gregory

36 The characters aren’t real

They’re just people in costumes (sorry for spoiling your magic, but it’s the truth). - Gregory

37 The seating and restraints on some attractions may prohibit guests of certain body shapes and sizes from riding

Especially on roller coasters.
The seating won’t accommodate everyone due to certain body shapes and sizes.

Some people are too fat or just not the right shape or size to ride anyway.

Disney provides guest satisfaction, but doesn’t want guest complaints. - Gregory

38 When your favorite character is no longer around in Disneyland
39 Pixar stuff everywhere

Thanks a lot Disney! (sarcasm) - Gregory

40 They're replacing A Bugs' Land with Marvel Land

A Bug's land's rides are dumb anyway.

Screw Disney for that. - Gregory

41 New FastPass+ System

FastPass used to be useful in reducing waits for some people on rides.
While it still works on preventing lines, it’s messed up.

First of all, in order to go on your favorite ride with FP+ now, you have to arrive to it at a specific time, and not everybody’s up for that.
Also, even with FP+, there’s still waiting (though not as long), and to get a new one, you have to spend lots of money on it.

Disney is gone WAY downhill. - Gregory

42 They Treat Their Cast Members Poorly

I’ve known about Disney and that there are cast members.
They look happy, and are spreading joy to the parks.
But it looks.

When I learned more about what it’s like to work at Disney, my smile flipped and I lost faith in Disney.

The cast members are forced to stand for hours with a costume over them, and some even do it out in the hot sun, and even on summer days, they do the job.

They spend hours in the heat wearing their costumes with few breaks every few hours,
When they’re inside the costumes, and combined with the outdoor heat, especially in the summer, they end up sweating like crazy and become severely dehydrated, so they must drink a lot during their breaks or they’ll get serious heatstroke and pass out, or even die.

Not to mention being inside the costumes while being out in the sun every day will cause extreme temperatures that will eventually give them 1st, 2nd or even 3rd degree burns.

Yet recently, Disneyland experienced ...more - Gregory

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