5 people you always see at Disney World
Going to the Disney World theme parks is something I have done my whole life. Living in North Florida, it is not that difficult. A two-hour drive from Jacksonville/St. Augustine area isn't bad at all. I have done a couple of drive down, theme park and drive back day trips. I have done the week-long family vacation and now am in the four day family trip cycle, or as I like to call it, the "96er." We have a system down that makes everyone happy including our six-year old daughter, Haley and our three-year old son, Dylan. Our experience at the parks has us able to navigate to areas that are not as busy as others at specific times of the day through the use off different apps and, of course, fast passes.
With this being said, my wife and I have also made observances of the different types of people that we see each time and have noticed that it seems as though you see the ams type of people every single time. Here is our list of these individuals/groups and how you can recognize them
1. Is this Disney or the club?
You know you have seen them. Designer jeans, European pointy slip-on shoes, Ridiculously expensive looking sun-glasses and, depending on the temperature, either an Armani t-shirt or an Armani button-down shirt. Do not forget the slicked back hair either. It is amazing these guys show up dressed the way they do to enjoy the Peter Pan ride. The jeans are probably the most expensive part of the ensemble and always fit just right....right enough to know it is definitely a dude. I mean 90 degree weather in jeans is crazy enough....but in a theme park???
You are my hero for braving a kid-infested sanctuary as if it were Saturday night at Studio 54. Maybe these guys took a wrong turn at Western Way and were trying to get to Downtown Disney.
2. High-heeled Mama
1 & 2 are probably meeting each other for a blind date and it just so happens to be at the Magic Kingdom? We see these ladies everywhere, whether it is wedges with their sundress or High-heels in designer jeans (again?), these individuals seem to be doing their own training for the fashion olympics. Ladies, my feet hurt when I wear flip-flops or comfortable shoes and you want to show me up by wearing the latest Jimmy Choos and walking the average four and a half miles in them.
This mostly turns into a laugh fest as you see them almost trip on the three-year old in front of them or attempt to carry their children while maintaining a perfect catwalk stride. These ladies are not my favorite because most of them are rolling seven-deep with fellow high-heelers and taking up the right of way.
3. 'BUTT' shorts
Yes, I said it. These shorts are getting pretty short...and high. The amount of young girls wearing these shorts outnumber the amount of people wearing Mickey Mouse ears. I do not know what it is about this fad but it is hear to stay, especially at the world's largest kid playground. The funny part is, it is not just the young girls that are wearing this. Some ladies are starting to rock these at unspeakable ages and, well, I will leave that to your own imagination!
I am 36-years old and maybe that is why I don't understand. I am comfortable with that. My six-year old will not be allowed to wear them until she is 36-years old.
4. The All-dayers
One of my favorite groups. These individuals are easy to see if you get there when the park opens. They are often dawning huge smiles on their faces and can sometimes be seen in extended family settings (i.e., Grandparents along for the ride). They are usually packed with so much stuff it looks like they have already been inside but quite the contrary. These are the individuals that bring their own meals and drinks, have their own "light up items" for their children ready for the late evening hours to save money. Nothing wrong with it at all. I like people who prepare.
The fun starts right around lunch time for this group. Being in the park for four hours or so, they realize that there is another nine hours to go to assure themselves the ultimate goal...the Light Parade. I do not know if these families actually make but would love to follow one family around to see how it ends. This is the family that did not prepare as well as they thought and are often seen yelling at each other as the season pass veterans come strolling in around dinner-time. My wife and I try not to laugh as we understand their plight and wish them well the rest of the night.
5. "The New Guys"
My absolute favorite people to see at the Disney Theme parks.
Why, you ask? The look on their face around noon pretty much sums it up. The "deer-in-the-headlights" look is classic. Realizing they have waited in line for only two rides since walking in the park when it opened, they can only walk around with the blank stare to avoid going postal on the next cast member that says, "Welcome first timer!"
Most of these groups come from far-away spots and have saved up their money for the ultimate family trip. They want to experience as much as possible but do not really know the ins-and-outs of how to do so. That first day, they are so overwhelmed that by the evening hours there would be no point in being mad to ruin. How do they remedy being overwhelmed? They shop. When you see this group leave the park, they have enough gift bags to give everyone on the monorail and then some.
Which one is your favorite
I love going to Disney World to visit all of the different parks, especially with my children at the ages they are at. When you go to these parks as much as we do, you find other ways to entertain yourself and this is one of the ways my wife and I do.
I know there are more types of people out there, these are just the ones I notice the most. Let me know what other types you see and maybe we can get this list to grow!
Thanks for reading!