Has Line Chopping Change into a Widespread Incidence at Walt Disney World?


I completely love visiting Walt Disney World and customarily try to keep as constructive as potential when writing concerning the resort. Full of life corners of Animal Kingdom, geese, and particular journey methods are nice methods to revisit holidays and beloved experiences. However there’s one much less fascinating conduct from fellow company that I’ve seen with an growing frequency, and I really feel the necessity to focus on it!  I’m referring to ‘line reducing.’ The unfold on this conduct, to the purpose the place I concern it’s changing into normalized, has led me to surprise if others are noticing this as effectively.

Line reducing refers to a person or group shuffling their means by way of a queue at an attraction previous different company, in an effort to meet up with the remainder of their occasion. This may very well be one particular person, an grownup with a small youngster, and even a big household. That is one thing I’ve seen an increasing number of, to the purpose the place just lately ready for Kilimanjaro Safaris, I discovered an virtually fixed stream of individuals moseying previous me. With a comparatively large queue, this was annoying sufficient; however relating to tighter Na’vi River Journey, it made the wait a grating and troublesome expertise. 

Line reducing will not be new at Walt Disney World or wherever else. Nonetheless, I first seen this conduct actually emerge as soon as the parks re-opened in 2020 after the pandemic associated closure. With six-foot distancing strictly enforced, queues left the present buildings and spilled into basic areas in a short time. Peter Pan’s Flight and lots of different sights would possibly solely want waits of 15 or 20 minutes for this spill over level to happen. Due to this fact, many events appeared to assign a placeholder who would textual content somebody as soon as they have been about to enter the present constructing. 

Throughout journeys in December 2021 and April 2022 (I’m a Walt Disney World Annual Passholder), I started listening to issues like, “Okay, get in line and we’ll look within the retailer till you get shut,” or “simply name us when you find yourself close to the entrance.” Particularly throughout my April go to, many company executed this technique with an informal class. 

Whereas coming into Toy Story Mania at Hollywood Studios, two adults acquired into line and one shouted again to the occasion, “okay, park the strollers and meet us whenever you’re achieved.” About ten minutes later, a bunch of a few dozen clumsily tried to amble by way of the labyrinthine queue. It makes me surprise if there’s a supply of knowledge even encouraging this conduct. 

I’m not alone in noticing a rise in line reducing. This can be a subject I’ve seen come up regularly on Fb threads, dialogue boards, and in mini-trip studies. Whereas this has at all times gone on, it’s now to a degree the place I’ve discovered myself getting fairly aggravated.  

Have you ever seen an increase in line reducing? Has it at all times been a standard prevalence? Are there some circumstances the place it might be acceptable? Please be at liberty to depart a remark!



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