With an undying passion for the brand and a loyalty that’s often unmatched, Disney fans are a hearty breed. Whether you love the brand or hate it, there’s no denying Walt Disney created a product consumers are crazy about. Decades later, the multi-billion-dollar empire continues to thrive.
While you may think some people take their love for Disney a bit too far, we suggest keeping your opinions to yourself on this one. If you know a Disney super-fan, here are some of the worst things you could ever say.
1. Adults who go to Disney World without kids are weird
Despite your personal views on the matter, saying this to someone’s face is just plain rude. When you’re in the presence of someone who clearly loves going to Disney, with or without children in tow, it’s best to think back to the lessons learned in kindergarten. If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.
2. Why would anyone want to get married at Disney?
It’s true, fairy tale weddings do exist. And for some Disney fanatics, saying “I do” at the happiest place on earth is a dream come true. At face value, visualizing a wedding at Disney likely involves characters, bright colors, and screaming children. But that’s not necessarily the case.
For instance, did you know planning a sophisticated, understated, not-so-in-your-face Disney wedding is possible? Or that you could have a Disney wedding in Hawaii, or aboard a Disney cruise? Just something to think about the next time you’re tempted to pass judgement on a bride-to-be.
3. You seriously took your honeymoon there?
Admittedly so, a Disney honeymoon sounds a little odd. Given the very nature of a post-wedding trip, the adult aspect seems as though it wouldn’t quite jive with the overall theme. However, Disney fanatics have the inside scoop on just about anything involving the brand. That includes every accommodation, resort, and experience available to guests. Spas, romantic dinners, and celebrating with characters — if you’re into that kind of thing — are just a few reasons why some couples choose to honeymoon at Disney.
4. You should have grown out of this by now
Saying this to someone suggests you not only know better than they do, but you are better than they are. And honestly, who made you the judge of age-appropriate likes, dislikes, and behaviors? Telling a person they should have grown out of their Disney-loving phase by now does nothing but insinuate they’re stuck in an immature state of cartoon-obsessed bliss. They’re fully aware of their love for Disney, so just let them have it, and try your hardest not to pass judgement.
5. You shouldn’t waste your money on Disney vacations
Like everything else in this world, certain things just aren’t worth the money. But for folks who love visiting Disney parks or taking a Disney cruise, a Disney trip isn’t one of them. Regardless of what we think, different people have different priorities. So if someone tells you they’re planning a trip to the most magical place on earth, it’s best to not burst their bubble. Don’t let your friend think you know better or that you have the more sophisticated taste in travel. You can use your money how you see fit, and they’re free to do the same.
6. It looks like Disney World inside your house!
That statement usually implies, “And not in a good way.” Have you ever met someone who’s so in love with Disney, their brand loyalty oozes out of every part of their being? If you have, you know exactly where we’re going with this.
The beloved brand has no shortage of products made for the home. Perhaps your friend’s place is decked out with items you’d deem totally inappropriate, but that’s so reason to be insensitive. Would you walk into someone’s house and tell them you don’t like their decor, Disney or not? No. So don’t do that here, either.
7. Disney isn’t anything special
One of the most important things any friend of a Disney enthusiast needs to know is that most Disney lovers truly believe in the magic of it all. Do they think Tinkerbell really exists? Not likely. They do, however, feel the need to believe in the good of it all. While telling someone that Disney is nothing special may not seem outwardly rude or offensive, it’s definitely a shock to their inner kid.
In a world filled with violence, bullying, and a rat race mentality, what’s the harm in believing in a little magic? Maybe more Disney-loving folks is just what the world needs after all … maybe.