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How To Be A Disney Influencer Without Being a Pain to Guests

The love for Walt Disney World has grown thanks to the many Disney influencers that have worked hard to bring us excellent coverage of all things Walt Disney World. Disney influencers allow those far from Walt Disney World to feel connected to the magic even when we are a thousand miles away.

From Instagram posts to amazing vlogs, Disney influencers do an excellent job keeping us up to date with what is happening at Disney Resorts and Disney Parks. From showing us new delicious treats to being the first to try out the food at EPCOT Festivals, we are grateful for the content that Disney influencer brings us each week.

That said, a few Disney influences have gotten some bad press lately. Instead of enjoying the magic and focusing on bringing it to others through their work, they have gotten wrapped up in other issues.

Because of that, we thought it necessary to reflect on ways you can be a Disney influencer without frustrating other Walt Disney World Guests. Although these tips focus on Disney influencers, many can also be applied to everyday Guests at Walt Disney World. Look at these tips and consider what you can do during your Disney trip to make the experience great for everyone.

Crowds at Disney's Hollywood Studios
Crowds at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Be Aware of Others

Our first tip for being a Disney influencer that doesn’t irritate other Guests is to be aware of those around you. If you are video-tapping or taking pictures, ensure you know your surroundings.

We know you want to get the perfect shot of Cinderella Castle as you walk down Main Street, but don’t stop suddenly in the middle of the street. This can cause significant issues with the flow of traffic. Step off to the side so you aren’t in the middle of where everyone is walking.

This is also important if you are focusing on food during the day. We love that many Disney influencers make videos and photos about all the fantastic Disney snacks and dining locations. These make it easy for those planning a trip to Disney to have a strong feel of what they want to eat.

If you are taking time to videotape and take photos of food, consider where you are doing this at. Don’t take up a massive table for six people when traveling solo. Think about grabbing a table more off to the side of the restaurant so you can talk and film without disrupting others around you.

As a Disney influencer, you can probably go to Disney multiple times a year. Be aware that many around you don’t have the same opportunity.

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Consider Your Photos and Videos

A huge part of being a Disney influencer is taking photos and videos throughout the Walt Disney World Resort Property. Influencers bring us videos of newly updated rooms at Disney Resorts and restaurants, such as those at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. We love seeing these as they allow us to be more educated about what is happening at Disney.

As a Disney influencer, don’t be a pain to Guests around you when producing your videos and taking photos. While dining in the newly updated Narcoossee, please don’t take a million pictures with flash disrupting those around you as they eat. This is the same for your videos. It is great to hear first-hand reactions to the dishes ordered, but as you film, make sure you aren’t so loud that it is impacted those around you.

TRON Entrance
TRON Entrance

Disney influencers also bring us new ride-through videos of the latest attractions at Walt Disney World. Being able to “ride along” on Tron Lightcyle Run or Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind before arriving at Walt Disney World is fantastic and exciting. If you plan to film your experience on rides, make sure that it doesn’t take away from the magic of those experiencing the ride along with you.

Disney has become a lot more strict regarding technology on rides. Because of this, it might be harder to capture actual rides through videos or pictures throughout Walt Disney World. Make sure you follow the rules and expectations set by Disney on rides.

Partners, Magic Kingdom
Credit: V Mills

Don’t Ruin It For Others

Finally, as you work to bring information to your followers, make sure you don’t ruin the magic for those around you. Learning about the history and hidden gems throughout Walt Disney World is excellent. From the history of the rides, shows, and overall Disney magic to the hidden secrets found throughout Walt Disney World, Disney influencers are great at bringing this to viewers.

When bringing this information to view, it is also essential that you don’t ruin it for those enjoying the Parks and Resorts around you. Although your viewers might want to know the why being things, the little ones around might not need to know.

As you bring information to your viewers, ensure you aren’t ruining the magic for those around you.

You can become a great Disney influencer without being a pain to Guests around you at Walt Disney World. The biggest takeaway is being aware of those around you as you create content. Share the magic without ruining the magic.

As you work to bring information to your followers, take time to ensure that you aren’t being a pain to those around you. These three small steps can make a huge difference to those around you while allowing you to gather amazing content.



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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