I’m in the middle of a family feud and it’s all because of a Disney World vacation. Recently, we had a family reunion at Disney and it turned into a nightmare. My cousins thought that they were above the rules and did everything they could to get to the front of every line. They line jumped, they snuck into the Fast Pass lines, they would pretend they were doing single rider and then merge into the front of the regular line. It was horrible!
Because my husband and I wouldn’t permit ourselves or our children to be that rude and break every rule at Disney World the cousins turned against us and accused us of ruining the reunion claiming we were responsible for the family not doing everything together. By day three of the trip we had relatives not speaking to us!
Was I wrong? I’m not some goodie two shoes, but I just didn’t feel comfortable being that big of jerk even for family togetherness.
Signed, Sad Mickey
I only wish you had written me during your vacation so I could have suggested that you alert Disney security to your cousins behavior and have them ejected from the park. You did nothing wrong, I repeat, nothing. The kind of behavior you describe ruins Disney for everyone and I think you’re very lucky an altercation didn’t break out because of the line jumping.
You need to stand your ground and not give an inch. As a parent you did exactly the right thing by role modeling for your children that you do indeed follow the rules and show courtesy for other humans.
I would suggest telling your cousins to get over themselves and that the next family vacation you take will be with people who don’t embarrass you by double fisting rudeness and stupidity.
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