By now we have all seen the rant a lovely human posted on Facebook about childless couples at Disney World. In case you missed it, here it is:
The Facebook poster wrote, “They have NO idea the JOY and HAPPINESS it is to MOTHER WHO BUYS THEIR BABIES TREATS AND TOYS!!!! THEY WILL NEVER EXPERIENCE THE EXHAUSTION THAT IT IS TO CHASE A 3 YEAR OLD AROUND AND GETTING STARES AT ASSUMING IM A BAD MOTHER!!!!”
The line was longer than the mom was willing to wait for, so the Facebook poster told her son that they couldn’t get pretzels, which understandably upset the boy. The Facebook poster then blames the young woman in shorts for the situation.
“THANKS, B***H YOU MADE MY SON CRY!!!” the Facebook poster wrote. “DW is for CHILDREN!!!! People without children need to be BANNED!!!! Mothers with children should be allowed to skip ALL THE LINE!!!!”
Disney World Is For Everyone
At no point in time do I remember Walt Disney World being strictly for families with children? Does the magic end for us at a certain age? For me, it most certainly has not. As a mom of 5, some of my favorite trips were solo trips in my late teens and early 20’s hanging out at the park.
Sharing the magic with college friends is one of the most memorable parts of my early 20’s. Everyone deserves to be able to make these memories no matter how old they are.
Being able to experience the magic, and believing is what has kept a lot of the hope in my heart that absolutely anything is possible (I also have to say that Meet The Robinsons is my all-time favorite Disney Movie).
Wasn’t it Walt Disney himself who said “You’re dead if you aim only for kids. Adults are only kids grown up, anyway.”
I think that we all can agree that no matter what age you are, the magic is and still applies to everyone. If you are a parent upset about the number of childless couples or young people at the park, I think it’s safe to say you are missing the entire point of Walt Disney World.
Love of impromptu dance parties, 80’s cartoons, and horizontal life pauses (aka naps); Natasha Brown is a stay at home mom of 4 kids, and wife to one lucky guy! In her spare time, she is co-editor of Grits & Grace, as well as editor for The Mother Hustler Blog and Creative Director for the Mother Hustler podcast.