15 Chaotic Disney Parks Stories That Couldn't Even Be Saved With Pixie Dust

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Vote up the stories where you think the people telling are not, in fact, total jerks.

A day at the Disney Parks is a dream come true for many people. However, in these stories, not even the magic of Disney can save the day. We found some of the most chaotic Disney Parks-related stories from r/AmIthe*sshole. Vote on whether the original poster is the hero or the villain below.

  • 1
    14,553 VOTES

    Step-Mom Wants Them To Take Her Kids To Disneyland Too

    From Redditor u/unReasonableBreak:

    Okay so my sister was married to a guy, as soon as she got pregnant things went sour, he became distant and not long after my niece was born he left her for the girl he had been cheating on her with for the past few months. This lady has two of her own children already.

    My sister was far more nice than necessary she didn't haul him to court for support payments or anything they have 50/50 custody, things are amicable considering the cheating, whatever.

    Anyway, my wife and I who are childless want to take my niece to Disney land, her mother doesn't care, her father doesn't care, but the non-married step mom is having none of it.

    She expects us to take her two children also and expects us to pay as we intended to with my niece, she has been harassing my wife, trying to screw up her friendships on social cussing out my sister etc. all the fun that comes with a selfish psycho.
    She has even gone so far as to threaten calling protective services if we "kidnap" the child.

    Really my question is am I the asshole for not taking these two kids I've met once who are both older than my niece to Disney land? What the hell do I own them?

    Edit: Thanks for all the replies everyone, I didn't think I should feel like the asshole and you all reaffirmed my thoughts. We will most definitely be ensuring all the paperwork is in order before we book flights and hotels etc. Thanks again everyone!!

    14,553 votes
  • 2
    13,542 VOTES

    Woman Wants To Propose At Disneyland But Her Sister Has Other Plans

    From Redditor u/throwingstars03r5:

    Using a throwaway as my girlfriend knows my Reddit and I don't want to spoil the surprise.

    So I (31F) and my Girlfriend (32F) are planning a trip to Disneyland Paris (Not for anytime soon with the pandemic but still planning, editing to include this as some people were concerned), it's not as big as say Florida but it's closer to us, it's also both our first time going, and as my Girlfriend is obsessed with Disney it's where i'm planning to propose to her to make it more special.

    My sister knows i'm proposing as she helped me pick out the Ring and she was very supportive until she found out where I was planning to propose, she doesn't approve of it as we're not kids and has stated that as we're not Children it's "weird" and how if I wanted to go there I should take her kids who are 10 and 6, I love my Niece and Nephew but this is a special trip for me and my Girlfriend.

    I explained this to my Sister and I thought she understood, but next time I was over seeing her kids they were upset as she had told them about the Disney trip and they couldn't understand why I wouldn't take them, I tried to console them but I felt very put on the spot and upset by this, I ended up leaving not long after and my Sister keeps badgering me to take the kids now as they're so upset.

    The Worst part is my Girlfriend is starting to feel guilty and wondering if we should just take the kids with us. I can't explain to her why i'm so angry right now as I want to make this a special thing for her.

    13,542 votes
  • 3
    12,817 VOTES

    Brother Refuses To Take His Sister To A Concert While At Disney World

    From Redditor u/thejmils:

    So my family is taking “one last vacation together” before I graduate college in 3 weeks and, we are going to Disney World. So my sister texts me today asking “do you want to go to a Justin Bieber concert while we are in Disney” and I reply saying “no, I’d rather spend time in the parks than go to a concert, sorry”.

    So more details about this situation, it is a well known fact in my family that I HATE Justin Bieber’s music. I spent probably 12-15 hours planning out our time in Disney since everything needs to be pre-planned due to the new Covid rules. My sister has a habit of binge drinking whenever she isn’t under my parent’s supervision, so she isn’t allowed to go alone, but in the same vein if I take her she’ll ignore me and go talk to guys and get them to buy her alcohol. It feels like babysitting an alcoholic toddler, except the toddler could handle alcohol better than her. Also I’d have to drive across Orlando, which doesn’t exactly have the safest beltways, and I haven’t driven in months since I don’t have a car at college, so that worries me. And she decided to go get a rhinoplasty and intentionally scheduled it for 2 weeks before the trip which will prevent her from participating in rides at the parks. She made that decision knowing exactly when we are going to Disney, and what the consequences will be.

    So right after I told her I did not want to go, I receive a text from my father asking if I told her that I wouldn’t go to the concert. So I told him I said I didn’t want to go and explained those reasons listed above. And now he is lecturing me via text about how I am not being selfless and not doing something out of the kindness and goodness of my heart, since she will be miserable at the parks.

    In my opinion if she chose to be miserable at the parks instead of scheduling the procedure for right after we get back, then why should she then also make my vacation worse by missing time at Disney and having to suffer through that concert.

    12,817 votes
  • 4
    14,161 VOTES

    They Refused To Give Into A 'Disney Adult'

    From Redditor u/Queen_Of_Wands19:

    My niece just turned five and we got her a MagicMixie. My sister, "Elsa" has a strict "Disney Toy Only" policy and literally gives us lists of acceptable Disney-only toys, but that's not what my niece wanted. She's been obsessed with getting a MagicMixie since her friend got one. My BIL doesn't care and gets her other stuff all the time. I texted him and he said it was okay to not stick to the list since the grandparents got her stuff that wasn't Disney-related. He said he wants Niece to branch out more and to ignore the list.

    "Elsa" is a Disney Adult. Everything has to be Disney related. Before my niece was born Elsa sent out a facebook post and a family-wide email that anything without a Disney character on it, toys, clothes, bedding, furniture, anything, would get thrown out. Not donated, thrown out. We've never actually sent my niece a gift at all because we knew Elsa would throw it away. Disney is her aesthetic and she'll throw things away in front of the people who gift them to her if they're not plastered with cartoon characters.

    At her birthday party, Niece opened the MagicMixie and went bananas. Elsa didn't say anything other than a neutral "how cute" and then moved on to something else. After the party was over, Elsa went apesh*t and said it's my fault she has to throw her kid's toy away. Apparently she and BIL got into a big fight when she tried to throw it out during the party. She also tried to give it to several of the parents at the party. The moms from her mom group called her insensitive that she'd try to get rid of a toy her kid was so excited about and asked if she was going to do that with their gifts.

    My mom called me later and said I was a huge AH for not sticking to what Elsa wanted and “making her anxious about the presents” because I guess after the party, her mom group friends got p*ssed at her when they found out she throws gifts away so she and Niece are uninvited from a lot of spring activities.

    AITA for not giving in to a Disney Adult and getting the kid the toy they actually wanted?

    14,161 votes
  • 5
    12,169 VOTES

    They Split Up To Find A Table And It Didn't Go As Planned

    From Redditor u/beemo_wisdom:

    My younger sister (29F), Mal, & I (31F) always lived together growing up, while our half-sister (35F), Jean, lived 3 hours away. We were all very close.

    Jean, her husband Joe (38M) & their 4 kids lived near Disney World, while Mal & I live in Louisiana.

    The incident:

    Mal, her boyfriend (36M), Mason, & I went to visit Jean & her family. Mal & I plan everything, book a hotel, take off work, find dog sitters & get tickets to Disney (Jean wants to take us). We took turns driving the 14-hour trip in my car.

    Most of the time there, Joe insists we play board games with him. Jean is only able to play once for a very short time, as she is cooking, cleaning & taking care of their kids. He makes sexist jokes to Mason, who is not sexist & is very kind. Mal, Mason & I are not “allowed” to eat when/what we want, use the restroom when we want, or do lots of strange things. We had to beg to stop at a Starbucks during a tour of the town because Jean had coffee at home (we were paying for our stuff).

    Mason was looking forward to going to a certain store during a sale while we were there, but Joe insisted that a store he knew was better and made Mason go with him, & Mason didn’t get what he was wanting and missed the sale at the other store.

    This was the day we were going to Disney. Mason’s store was close, Joe’s was 45 minutes away. After, Joe wanted us to go to their house to play board games before going to Disney. Finally, at 4, we go to Disney. We had not eaten, so when we get in Joe asks what we want to do first & Mal & I say eat. He names dessert & candy places, and we say, “Literally anything, we are starving, just food.”

    He then starts walking very quickly & everyone rushes to catch up. It's very busy & very small. One line is for ordering food & the other is to pick up. Mal, Mason & I order food together, then Jean, Joe & kids. Our food comes out first, so we walk out to grab a table (letting them know). We find one & start eating, expecting them to join any moment.

    After 15 minutes, they have not joined, so we start calling & texting, but no answer. We pull up Find My Friends & track them down 20 minutes later. We run up and start to say, “Oh good, we found you!” when Joe cuts us off and begins cussing (lots of F-bombs) and yelling at us saying “I have never been so disrespected in my life.” Mason starts to laugh a little thinking it’s a joke, but Joe continues as people are staring at us, “The trip is over! Forget camping, forget Disney, y’all are done go home.”

    Jean is standing behind Joe smirking and the kids are sitting next to her. He finishes screaming and they leave, while Mal cries and Mason stares. After I realize what happened, I chased after Jean and told her that was messed up, but she just pulls her daughter's arm and keeps walking.


    So, Reddit, AITA for walking off to find an open table at Disney while my sister, her husband & their kids wait for their food?

    12,169 votes
  • 6
    12,163 VOTES

    Friends Completely Hijack Their Disney Vacation

    From Redditor u/kwilson25j:

    Back story: wife and I go to Disney every year for an anniversary trip. We were also married there, so it’s fair to assume we’re “those” people. However we don’t focus on our anniversary when we go besides dinner the day of. Just a nice little memory lane thing…

    Anyway, we’re all getting older now and for awhile we’ve always told our friends we’d want to take them and their kids to the parks once their big enough. Low and behold we get approached by our closest friends who basically give the green light they’re ready. So we start planning, looking at places, all that crap. Week goes by and everything’s pretty settled out. We know the details just need to click purchase. Then it’s dropped on us they invited their entire family. And then it’s established they won’t want to go without their extended family. Blindsided us and brought in some anxiety because of planning. Eventually we manned up and said we’re not interested in making this a grand family vacation. We’ve been saying for awhile now we want to share something we love dearly with our friends and their kids, but this is a little much for us. Not to mention the head count makes logistics a nightmare. So we back out of going together and say we’ll do our own thing. Now there’s awkwardness and tension. I was genuinely upset for a couple days. Probably some (wrong) interpretations occurring of how we feel about their family. AITA (AWTA really)?

    12,163 votes