Disneyland Employee Bullied My Autistic Daughter

Disneyland - Where was Mickey Mouse?????

Disneyland - Disappointing Trip

Of all the vacation spots in the world, none hold a candle to the family theme parks that are designed to be truly magical. These parks include some of the most famous characters in the world, and families with young children especially can enjoy the fun environment without worrying about common issues that can spring up on other vacations.

You pay a bit more, but the experience is truly magical.

Except when it isn’t.

The Perfect Escape

Children with disabilities have a hard time finding a place to feel comfortable when traveling. Fortunately, many these parks are designed to accommodate children and their families with any number of special needs.

The rides range from gentle to more intense, and the staff members are understanding and well trained in the needs of all visitors. This should make the theme park a perfect place for all families, especially those who have a harder time in a less understanding environment.

This level of insulation is what makes it especially hard when things don’t go as planned. It only takes a small issue to ruin an entire vacation unfortunately.

Disrespect and Disregard

When a staff member at a theme park waves a hand in your face and calls out rudely to get you attention, it’s shocking. This is almost the opposite of how these individuals have been trained and it’s inappropriate. When the staff member waves his hand and calls out rudely to your daughter with disabilities, it’s outrageously unacceptable.

Worse, when you call to make an official complaint about the incident, you’re rushed off the phone and the incident is brushed aside as if it doesn’t matter at all.

It’s not always blatant rudeness that can cause problems. Sometimes it’s disregard for the basics. You come to the theme park to see the important characters and ride the rides suitable for your child with disabilities. Unfortunately, the line for the ride is hours long. Hours of waiting for a five minute ride is simply too much!

Worse, when you go to visit the main character of the park, you realize that you’re going to have to stand in two hours of lines just to have a chance to take a picture – that’s assuming you get there at the right time to do your waiting!

Skipping the Drama

If the rude employees were a problem across all of the major theme parks, you could blame the company. But it seems that the main problems are at a single theme park. That makes the problem frustrating, but not totally unavoidable.

Until the most magical place on earth becomes magical again – skip California. Head to Florida instead.