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I was a Disney Imagineer for 8 years. Here are 7 things guests should never do in the parks.

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I worked as a Disney Imagineer for eight years.Gabriella Sorrento
  • I worked as a Disney Imagineer designing the Florida theme parks for eight years.

  • It's not safe to sit on the railings in the lines or sneak a kid onto a ride they're too short for.

  • Flip-flops aren't going to get you far in the parks, and you shouldn't try to text while walking.

I worked as a Walt Disney Imagineer for eight years, and I learned a lot of best practices for visiting the theme parks.

Read on for the things guests should never do at Disney World.

Don't try to text while walking down Main Street in Magic Kingdom

Street view of Magic Kingdom and Cinderella Castle at Disney World.
Street view of Magic Kingdom and Cinderella Castle at Disney World.

You don't want to roll your ankle on the trolley tracks.Charles Sykes/AP

When you walk into Magic Kingdom, you're immediately immersed in Main Street USA. The aesthetics make you feel like you're walking through a real old-timey town, complete with curbs, lamp posts, and trolley tracks.

But if you're texting and walking, you might accidentally stumble into those features.

Rolling your ankle in the trolley tracks is the worst, so make sure to pull over to the side if you need to look at your phone.

Faking an injury to get a wheelchair or scooter isn't cool

Wheelchairs and electric conveyance vehicles (ECVs) are available on a first-come, first-serve basis at Disney.

Don't be that person who fakes an injury to snag one in the hopes of cutting the lines for the day.

It's not cool, and it takes it away from someone who actually needs it.

Using flash photography on the rides is distracting and annoying

The Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disney World's Magic Kingdom in August 2021.
The Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disney World's Magic Kingdom in August 2021.

Using flash is especially annoying on dark rides, like Pirates of the Caribbean.Amanda Krause/Insider

I know it's super tempting to whip out your camera on the rides, but the flash really ruins the experience for you and your neighbors.

If you take your camera out on rides like Splash Mountain or Pirates of the Caribbean, there's also a high chance it could get wet.

I know photos are a must while visiting the Disney parks, but luckily, a lot of the bigger rides take pictures of you that you can get through PhotoPass. If you add Memory Maker to your plan, you can even get unlimited digital downloads.

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