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Etiquette Rules You Should Follow at Disney

Walt Disney World is supposed to be the happiest place on Earth. Guests worldwide come to Walt Disney World to enjoy a magical time with loved ones. A considerable part of what contributes to that magic is the rules that are in place to keep everyone safe.

Many of these rules are well-known and easy to follow; however, there are some unspoken rules that Guests should follow at Walt Disney World. We will share these etiquette rules with you so that you can help keep the experience magical for everyone, including yourself when you are at Walt Disney World.


Don’t Skip Lines

This is a big no-no when at Walt Disney World. We understand that you don’t want to stand in long lines, but please don’t be a line skipper. Make sure you wait until your whole party is ready to enter a queue before you do so.

Cutting in front of other Guests to meet up with your group is rude and is against the rules at Disney. Guests caught doing this can risk getting kicked out of the Park. Take a few minutes to step to the side and wait for everyone to join up before you enter the queue.

We realize that sometimes there might be a bathroom emergency with little ones. If this is the case, talk to a Cast Member. They can often help you get out of the queue quickly and meet up with your party more easily.

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When you are experiencing a Disney ride, make sure that you don’t use your flash. If you want to take pictures, ensure you can turn the flash off on your phone or camera. This is an expectation during shows and rides such as The Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean, or even Peter Pan’s Flight; it is a common courtesy.

Not only will your pictures turn out poorly with a flash, but it also can ruin the special effects that make the ride work. Be respectful of those other Guests trying to experience the ride by turning off your flash.

Silent Those Phones

We understand that phones are part of a Walt Disney World trip now more than ever. They are needed to access My Disney Experience and to capture those magical moments. Although phones are necessary, they don’t need to become a distraction.

Ensure you have your phone on silent or vibrate when experiencing a show, ride, or meal. Doing this won’t disrupt the experience for those around you. The same goes for if you need to have a conversation. Try not to have a whole conversation during a ride or in the middle of a meal surrounded by other Guests. Excuse yourself and find a more remote area to continue that conversation if it will take a while.

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Be Quiet

This might seem harsh, but be quiet when enjoying a ride or show. No one flew to Walt Disney World to hear you say all the lines of a show or ride. We know feeling part of the attraction is fun, but you aren’t. So instead of ruining it for those around you, be quiet.

This goes for areas such as the stretching room in The Haunted Mansion or the jokes on the Jungle Cruise, or Monsters Inc Laugh Floor. Don’t beat the Cast Members to their lines. Let everyone have a moment.

Watch Your Language

Walt Disney World is a place for families and little ones. Because of this, make sure that you are watching your conversations. Most exchanges should be appropriate for family destinations, especially in public areas such as queues or Disney transportation.

Keep your comments and interactions clean. Try to cut out the cursing and inappropriate comments so everyone can feel safe and enjoy the magic.

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Help Others

After a long day, many Guests will head to the Disney buses to return to their Walt Disney World Resort. We all know that everyone is tired after their long days in the Parks. Even if you are tired, consider offering your bus seat to those needing it more. Guests who are elderly, have young children, or have a disability should always be offered a seat.

You can also offer help to other Guests that you are seeing struggle. This might be a family with much to carry or a single parent trying to juggle everything. It never hurts to step in and offer help when other Guests need it. That is all part of the magic.

Walt Disney World Ambassadors
Cast Members

Be Nice to Cast Members

The final and most crucial etiquette rule at Walt Disney World is to be nice to Cast Members. It is these fantastic workers that create the magic each day for Guests. The Disney Cast Members work tirelessly to ensure Guests have a magical time. Because of this, they deserve our thanks.


It can be easy to get frustrated when rides go down, or things aren’t going as planned, but remember that isn’t a Cast Members fault. Give a little grace, and know they are working hard to help you have a great day.


Remember, you can always put Cast Compliments via the My Disney Experience app. It is super easy to do and can make the day for a Cast Member.


Walt Disney World has specific rules to keep us all safe when we visit. These etiquette rules might not be written out for Guests but should be followed. If all Guests did these things during their trips, imagine how magical Walt Disney World would be for Guests and Cast Members.

Jennifer Retzlaff

Jennifer became a lifelong Disney fan during her first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of her life. She quickly started to introduce her love of Disney to her family with a Disney honeymoon and then family trips when her youngest was 18 months old. She loves the magic that Disney brings to people through theme parks, cruises, and adventures. As a teacher, she tries to bring Disney magic into her classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” She is also part of the Magic Vacation Planner team as a personal travel advisor. With this team, she can now help others plan magical vacations. She loves bringing her love to Disney to readers with How to Disney.

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