People Without Kids Should ABSOLUTELY Be Allowed at Disney Parks
Sometimes I see an article with a title SO RIDICULOUS that I have to read it.
This weekend I came across an article from the New York Post titled, "Sorry, childless millennials going to Disney World is weird." I was hoping the title would be misleading, but no, apparently people out there truly believe people like me shouldn't be able to go to amusement parks.
This conversation was started by a Facebook post that was screenshotted and posted to Twitter. The rant contains a LOT of expletives (and a serious lack of attention to grammar and punctuation), so if you want to read it in its entirety, click HERE.
Some highlights of the rant include:
“It p***** me off TO NO END!!!!! when I see CHILDLESS COUPLES WITHOUT AT DISNEY WORLD!!!!
“This c–t in some very SLUTTY shorts was buying a Mickey pretzel and Aiden wanted one but the line was very long so I said later and it broke his poor little heart and he cried I WANTED TO TAKE THAT F—–G PRETZEL FROM THAT TRAMP LIKE THANKS B—H YOU MADE MY SON CRY!”
"People without CHILDREN need to be BANNED!!!!! Mothers with children should be allowed to skip ALL THE LINE!!! YOU HAVE NO F****** IDEA WHAT ITS LIKE TO HAVE TO STAND IN LINE FOR 3 HOURS WITH A CRANKY TIRED EXHAUSTED TODDLER!!!!"
And, my personal favorite line:
"I f****** hate childless women with a BURNING PASSION!!!!"
This woman is correct with one of her lines. As a 28-year-old woman without children, I have no idea what it's like to stand in a three-hour line with a toddler. I feel for parents, I truly do. But I do think that maybe three-years-old is too young to wait in a three-hour line. I'm an adult and I have a hard time waiting that long.
Really, I think the last line proves that the entire post was just an excuse for this woman to hate on other women who didn't make the same life choices as her. I'm not in a position in my life to have children right now, and there's a chance I never will be, but that doesn't mean I shouldn't be able to enjoy myself at Disney or Universal or any other theme park aimed at families. If I'm willing to shell out the insane amount of money it costs to visit these places, I should be able to. My trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter for my 27th birthday was one of the greatest days of my entire life, and I don't think my presence ruined the experience for a single child there (thank God I didn't purchase any pretzels!).
The writer of the New York Times article makes a fair point when he states that adults should attempt to travel to more culturally diverse destinations, but flying to Orlando for 4 days and spending two days at Disney is much cheaper than spending a week in Europe. I hope to one day have that opportunity. If I make it to London, though, you best believe I'll be doing the Harry Potter Studio Tour! :)
[Via New York Post]