Your Funniest "Crazy Crowds" Memory

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Your Funniest "Crazy Crowds" Memory

So, people do insane things to get to the front of the lines at rides/restaurants/fireworks/attractions as quickly as possible, and I always like to document what they think is appropriate behavior in those circumstances.

On our last trip, DW and I were on our way to Toy Story Mania for a fastpass, and over by the One Man's Dream exhibit, a couple with a baby basically determined that the child's stroller was weighing them down. The father grabbed the baby out of (their own, non-disney) stroller, the mother kicked (yes KICKED) the stroller to the side -- taking out a couple of other guests -- and they started running to TSM. Clearly sacrificing the stroller was the right thing to do in this circumstance, no? Lucky for the baby she made the cut! laugh

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That seems a little extreme. I've seen people running for the lines and have broken into a trot myself to make sure I get to a show on time.

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The morning TSM rush is always a sight to behold. They had to start having CMs escort the crowd all the way there and people still rush. I've never understood why people want to inject that much stress into their vacation.

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Oh my gosh! That is a crazy crowd story! I've probably run to a few rides, I don't think I've ever done anything like that though.

When I was a child my aunt used to "use me" to get through the crowds. There was only Magic Kingdom and Epcot at the time and crowds were much smaller than they are today, but it could still get fairly busy.

Since I was small and agile she would tell me to bob and weave through the crowds saying "excuse me, pardon me" then she would put her hand on my should and off we would go. No one back then would dream of letting a kid get away from their parent, so when people in the crowds would see this adult trying her best to keep up, they would just let us on through.

I guess in a way I still do this with my family to a much less successful extent. I'll lead the way and we'll all hold hand one behind the other as we try and get where we're going without losing anyone. However most of the time I do my best not to book our trips when crowds are too crazy.

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cdub wrote:
The morning TSM rush is always a sight to behold. They had to start having CMs escort the crowd all the way there and people still rush. I've never understood why people want to inject that much stress into their vacation.

we did that rush this year and you are right... It is crazy

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Kristen, I can vouch for the fact that short people of all ages have a much better chance of weaving through a crowd than tall people do. Tall folks are looking at the tops of heads. We short people can see the gaps between bodies.

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crazycatperson wrote:
Kristen, I can vouch for the fact that short people of all ages have a much better chance of weaving through a crowd than tall people do. Tall folks are looking at the tops of heads. We short people can see the gaps between bodies.

I'm 6-5 and Ive never had any problem getting thru crowds. Frequently people just move out of the way.

Once someone almost ran over my son with an electric scooter. Old person, frustrated at rope drop, at HS. Its probably a bad idea to allow motorized vehicles of any sort inside that kind of a crowd. Something about the layout at HS seems to encourage some wild scenes.

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Dave and I once stood at one of those "faux" doors in MK on Main Street and formed a line. Truth. I stood behind him and we just stood there to see if people would eventually join. Eventually a group stood behind us talking and then just got in line. Dave and I couldn't handle the funny so we left. Best. Day. Ever.

I haven't seen anything too crazy though..no crazy stroller throwing.

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Good grief! I'm sorry, but I do NOT get it - that level of insanity associated with vacation...not even for TSM. Frankly, anytime I see insanity, I take a deep breath and slow down. And we don't even try to stay together if it's too insane. We'll carry the kids so we don't lose them, but other than that, I don't do the human chain thing.

Bella wrote:
Dave and I once stood at one of those "faux" doors in MK on Main Street and formed a line. Truth. I stood behind him and we just stood there to see if people would eventually join. Eventually a group stood behind us talking and then just got in line. Dave and I couldn't handle the funny so we left. Best. Day. Ever.

I haven't seen anything too crazy though..no crazy stroller throwing.

You would fit right into our family. On a road trip, my grandparents had another family following in the car behind them. Every so often, my grandfather would point up, just to see if the other dad would look. Every. Single. Time. (He also liked to feign "foreign" speak in the parks when he passed a family from another country. MaMa slapped him in the arm a time or two for that one.)

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I love that story Lizzy! That SO sounds like something Dave would do (I think he HAS done that actually).

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