The giant Mickey Mouse donut looks bigger than this girl’s face.
Going to a Disney theme park without any kids: Weird or just fun?
A debate about who should be visiting a park based on children’s movies sparked after Twitter user @JenKatWrites shared a screenshot of an expletive-ridden Facebook post from a mom who called on the park to ban guests without children. The mom complained that adults in attendance made lines unnecessarily long and frustrating for her own child.
“DW is a FAMILY amusement park!!!! yet these IMMATURER millennials THROW AWAY THEIR MONEY ON USELESS CRAP!!!!!” she wrote. “They have NO idea the JOY and HAPPINESS it is to MOTHER WHO BUYS THEIR BABIES TREATS AND TOYS!!!! THEY WILL NEVER EXPERIENCE THE EXHAUSTION THAT IT IS TO CHASE A 3 YEAR OLD AROUND AND GETTING STARES AT ASSUMING IM A BAD MOTHER!!!!”
Social media users have since weighed in on the post, overwhelmingly in favor of visiting the theme parks no matter one’s age. USA TODAY has reached out to Disney for comment.
“As a parent who took his kids to Disney World a few years back, I would LOVE to go back and enjoy the rides and attractions without them at some point LOL,” wrote user @tomlasusa. “Amusement parks are for everyone!”
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Walt Disney was a man who believed that imagination and creativity had no age limit, as many others pointed out. Even his original Disneyland manifesto specifically celebrated guests of all ages.
“To all who come to this happy place: welcome. Disneyland is your land,” Walt Disney said at the opening of the park in 1955. “Here age relives fond memories of the past – and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future. Disneyland is dedicated to the ideals, the dreams and the hard facts that have created America – with the hope that it will be a source of joy and inspiration to all the world.”
Some people shared their fun experiences enjoying a Disney vacation sans children.
“Just two child-less weirdos at #DisneyWorld … on our honeymoon I might add!” tweeted @AlexandraOlsen, sharing photos with her new husband at the park.
And some parents wished they could do the same.
“I went to Disney World by myself recently and had way more fun than the exhausted parents who kept fighting, and their crying, angry, tired children,” argued writer Lane Moore. “If it’s ‘weird’ to actually have FUN at Disney World, I’m totally ok with being that kind of ‘weird.'”
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