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 Reasons Why Disneyland is Not the Happiest Place on Earth

1 Half the people don't look happy

They are 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

On our honeymoon the first person we went to was to get a bottle water. The person held out a cheddar popcorn and when we replied that we hadnt requested popcorn we recieved the most digusted look as if we personally destroyed this persons worldview and we were scum? Like... (little rascals) Oootttay. Can we have a water. Thanks.

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

I went to Disneyland with my dad, and I went on Space Mountain, and the line was long.
The trip was ok, but the lines were 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

Lets wait 6 hours in a line :) and then leave when we were about to enter

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

Now if 2 hours was bad, then realize that when Radiator Springs Racers first opened, people had to wait 6 hours.
6 HOURS just to ride it!
And the line started all the way from the entrance to California Adventure Park. - Gregory

Lines, lines everywhere. - Gregory

6 It's hot and humid all the time

My cousin and I got sunburnt

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

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

I saw a girl crying at Disneyland. I saw her dad spanking her and then she started to cry.

The little brat deserves it for being spoiled

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

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11 Fat people everywhere

Fat people, fat people everywhere!

That’s rude!

12 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! :(

Now the legend about of the ashes of dead people filling the parks is true and it’s much worse than we thought, - Gregory

13 People have died

People have also died from being reckless and not following the safety rules, like climbing out of ride vehicles while they were still in motion.

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

14 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

15 The characters aren’t real

I don't listen to you! - NickXH


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

16 Back then, the costumes looked really creepy

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

17 Rides break down

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

You do realize people waited 6 hours when Radiator Springs first opened.
And the line started all the way from the entrance to Disney California Adventure Park. - Gregory

18 It's too expensive

Disney claims that it's affordable. NO IT IS NOT.

I spent $100 on admission ALONE! I had to pay tax as well. Everything that's sold at the parks is overpriced. It costs $5 for STARBUCKS and $14 for a SMALL PLUSH TOY! I spent $8 on ONE corn dog and a small bag of chips. NO DRINK INCLUDED. And since I am from Philadelphia, I had to buy airline tickets.

Luckily I have family in Southern CA so I stayed at their houses instead of the hotels, which saved us hundreds of dollars.

This is already on the list genius.

19 Discriminating against autistic people

I doubt it I went there and I was treated just fine - NickXH

That's a lie. I am autistic, and when I went to Disneyland and Disney World, they treated me like a normal human being. I wasn't being discriminated at all.

20 Perverts
21 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

22 Ride accidents
23 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

24 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.

25 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

26 Long line to get to meet a character

And to go on rides, too

27 Disney employee spanking kids

That's cruelty and abuse, yet a violation at making people happy.
The employees must be stressed out and hate their job. - Gregory

28 It has scary rides

I hope this is a joke.

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

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

I wasn't allowed on a ride because I was underweight! I was recovering really well from anorexia, my family never went there again

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

30 No shade in some lines

I think that's where most of my sunburn came from...

Especially for the lines to meet a character, but many rides have shaded queues these days, though there are some exceptions, as well as the fact that part of the lines on some of the rides are exposed to no shade.
Take Thunder and Splash Mountain for example, now if you’re looking for a truly shadeless line, let’s not forget Autopia.

Let's hope Star Wars Galaxy's Edge provides enough(and well-themed) shade as well as adequate safety measures for the guests as the place will be so popular that guests could wait many hours, or even a couple of days, just to get on the rides.
Likely 16 hours to get into the land and 6+ hours to go on the rides. - Gregory

Good news, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge opened smoothly thanks to the new reservation system, though Rise of the Resistance doesn't open until 2020. - SamanthaRosie

31 Holiday parties are too expensive there

I live in Philly so I would rather go to NYC for the holidays. At least the Rockefeller Center tree is FREE to visit!

(I have never been to NYC during Xmas so I would love to do that 1 day! )

A ticket to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party costs $75 and a Very Merry Christmas Party costs $100.
Some people couldn't afford a ticket to either one of those parties. - Gregory

32 Las Vegas is happier

Vegas is more targeted to adults, so I had more fun there when I went to both Vegas and Disneyland a few years ago (I was 23)

You can stay out later in Vegas. I was out on the Strip until nearly 2AM. Disneyland closed at midnight.

I went hungry at Disneyland cause food was so expensive. I paid $34 for a buffet at the Mirage and I left very satisfied.

It’s not as hot. It rained while I was at Vegas but there was no rain at Disneyland.

Free attractions with NO LINES! I didn’t have to waste hours standing in line for the Mirage volcano, Bellago fountains, or the Bellagio conservatory. They were available almost immediately. I only had to wait about 5-10 minutes for the volcano and the fountains, which is way better than 2+ hours for rides at Disney.

33 It's nasty there

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

34 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

35 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

36 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

37 They're over-relying on Marvel
38 Hogging too much attention with your favorite character while people are waiting in line
39 You can’t pick your favorite seat on a ride

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

40 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

41 When your favorite character is no longer around in Disneyland
42 Pixar stuff everywhere

Thanks a lot Disney! (sarcasm) - Gregory

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

Screw Disney for that. - Gregory

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

44 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.

Yet the new FP+ system's caused standby wait times for the rides to get longer.
Which is unfair.

Disney is gone WAY downhill. - Gregory

45 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 ride and park employees are forced to stand for hours, and some even do it out in the hot sun, and even on summer days, they do the job.

The character actors wear their costumes, which are really hot inside and make them extremely sweaty.
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.

And the princesses are forced to ...more - Gregory

46 People don't follow instructions

Some people are just so irresponsible that they don’t care what the warning signs on certain rides say, and they just ignore them.

What if they have health problems, and they choose to go on the rides anyway?
People have died because of these, they had health problems, and they were aggravated when they rode the thrill rides.

It says for safety, you should be in good health and free from high blood pressure, heart, back or neck problems, motion sickness, or other conditions that could be aggravated.

Space Mountain had the highest casualty rate.
On August 14, 1979, a 31-year old woman, became ill and died due to a heart tumor dislodged into the brain.
In 1983, the 2nd fell and was paralyzed waist down, and a jury verdict told that Disneyland was not the blame, and during trial, the jury was to ride Space Mountain, and several rockets were brought into the court room to demonstrate how they work.
In August 2, 2000, 9 people suffered minor injuries when ...more - Gregory

47 The castle is not made out of bricks

Just stop already! Let me enjoy Disney! - NickXH

It looks like it is, but it's not.
Instead, they used these strong pieces of wires to hold them together.
How dumb of Disney. - Gregory

48 People take flash photography on dark rides

The rules say on dark rides no flash photography.
But we know people keep taking flash photos on those rides.

It’s prohibited since it reveals the technology and engineering that works the animatronics and is hidden in the dark.

Guests are supposed to have a magical experience, but it’s frequently ruined by flash photography.

Ever wonder one of the reasons why rides break down? - Gregory

49 The Grand Opening Was a Disaster

On July 17, 1955, Walt Disney opened Disneyland, though not in the way things should have.

There were expected to be 11,000 people, as Walt Disney planned on having select people come.
But 28,421 came, as there were many counterfeit tickets available.

There was a long traffic jam spanning 7 miles.

People were standing in line on scorching asphalt for hours on end and it was 110°F, which caused the asphalt to melt, getting people's shoes stuck & melting.

People were getting baked & sunburned, yet given the number of people, food & water ran out, leaving everyone dehydrated & starving.

Everyone got heatstroke & nearly died that day, yet there were no bathrooms available, so they had to pee in the parking lots.

There was a gas leak in the castle, which almost set it on fire (which could’ve been deadly).
Yet not all the attractions were finished being built at the time.

The plants, which were supposed to be lovely grass, were ...more - Gregory

50 The Sword in the Stone does not work

They used to have a show called the Sword in the Stone Ceremony for it that ended in the early 2000s. I tried to pull it out and I failed miserably. It makes for a great photo op, though.

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