If you’ve planned a magical vacation that you’ve been waiting months for, the last thing you want to do is get kicked out of the parks!
There are a lot of ways to break the rules in Disney World and Cast Members have seen a wide variety of “creative” ways that guests try to push the limits. But recently, there have been some new policies and procedures put in place at Disney World — meaning that there are 5 NEW ways you could get kicked out of the parks!
Refusing to Wear Your Face Covering Where Required
As part of the health and safety policies for Walt Disney World’s reopening, guests ages 2 and up are required to wear a face-covering while indoors, in queues for rides, and at attractions. Guests are only allowed to remove their face covering when eating or drinking while stationary, while outdoors, while taking a photograph while stationary, or at a restaurant.
When you book your Disney Park Pass reservation to visit, you sign a waiver stating that you agree to follow these terms. Therefore, if you refuse to wear your mask properly in the parks, then you run the risk of being asked to leave. Usually, Cast Members will issue warnings to guests if it’s a one-time thing, but if you continue to disobey, you might be kicked out.
Presenting A Fake Boarding Pass
One of Disney World’s newest and most popular rides is Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Ever since its opening in December of 2019, the ride has been operating on a boarding pass system. Guests are required to secure a boarding group in the My Disney Experience app in order to ride and even over a year later, it’s still REALLY tough to ensure you get one on any given day day. Some guests have been trying to skirt those rules with some predictable results.
Many websites, ours included, have shared screenshots of boarding passes over time. Some guests have been showing screenshots from the internet and trying to pass them off as their own. Don’t be quick to think you can show a screenshot to a Cast Member at the ride and magically be whisked into the queue.
Sorry guys but, as you might suspect…that it doesn’t work. When you go to board the attraction, Cast Members will scan your ticket or MagicBand and they’ll be able to tell if you ever had a boarding pass to begin with. Not only that but Cast Members can look you up on their end if need be and see if you actually got that boarding pass in the first place. You might think you’re slick, but Disney is slicker. Don’t try these shenanigans or you risk getting thrown out!
Using Others’ MagicBands/Tickets
This one is kinda in the same vein as the boarding group one. You may think that just because Disney World isn’t requiring guests to do the finger scan at the park entrances right now that it would be easy to use someone else’s ticket…but that’s simply not true! Even though there aren’t any finger scans, Disney is still monitoring who is using what ticket.
If you try to use another guest’s ticket or MagicBand, you will likely be denied entry and face consequences from security. Don’t think you can outsmart Mickey Mouse! He has eyes everywhere. 😉 This isn’t one you want to find out the hard way (as you’re escorted off property). At this time, Disney is testing possible replacements for the biometric finger scan, including the option of facial recognition. We’re excited to see what tech they come up with next!
Directing Profanity at Cast Members
This one is currently a bigger deal at the Disneyland Resort but it’s possible that we could see it come to Walt Disney World in the future (plus it’s just…you know…a bad thing to do!). Language was recently added to the Disneyland Resort website to note that guests who use vulgar and derogatory words and phrases toward Cast Members may be kicked out of the park.
Your mom’s old “if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all” applies at Disney parks too. While this isn’t the official case in Disney World, many guests have been removed from the parks over the years for causing a scene. Screaming at Cast Members or other guests is generally a bad idea, plus it’s not a very nice thing to do. We’ve said it a thousand times but Cast Members are the REAL magic makers in Disney parks so don’t take out your frustrations on them. They’re just doing their job. You don’t want to be that guest!
There you have it, 4 NEW ways to get kicked out of Disney World! Stay tuned to DFB for more updates on the rules and policies at the theme parks so that you’re prepared ahead of your visit.
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