For me, it’s racing from attraction to attraction without stopping to people watch. For my husband, it’s failing to use the dining plan strategically. For my children, it is sleeping in and avoiding the morning Extra Magic Hours…..
What is “IT”? The Disney Transgression…. the unforgivable act that makes the others in your travel party–or your Disney Facebook pals–roll their eyes at you and secretly re-plan your vacation in their mind. It is an act that we all probably have committed at one time or another, but either experience, time, or exhaustion have led us to change our ways (maybe.) It is something that either logic or emotion tells us is probably not wise, yet…… we do it anyway! And it is definitely a behavior that is unique to those who travel to and adore Walt Disney World.
We all have our opinions about what is a silly way to experience a Disney vacation. Recently, Rich Bernato wrote a series for us called Farkle v. Farkle, in which he examined the “transgression” of over-planning a Disney vacation. The hilarious series placed the defendant, Fred Farkle, on trial, being prosecuted by his very own family. The series was witty and made many of us stop and reflect on our own Disney habits, and smile all-knowingly as Fred did the same things!
Fred was ultimately acquitted by the blog readership, and so now, in our own version of WDW Radio Court TV, we are looking to examine a NEW Disney “crime.” Rich wants YOUR thoughts about Disney transgressions and will use the ideas that come in for the newest “trial.”
To be clear, this is intended to be light-hearted and enable us all to laugh at ourselves and think about how Disney has norms all of its own. We don’t intend to tackle ACTUAL crimes–just those acts that we laugh at knowingly–yet commit ourselves once in a while.
So, please join us and offer your thoughts on something you have done (or seen others do) that you consider a Disney Transgression. You may just find your idea being examined through Rich’s lens!