A visitor to Disney World said he was called an “a******” because he refused to let a family go ahead of him to watch a fireworks display, causing their child to cry.
A British man revealed that he treated his wife to an expensive trip to the Orlando resort earlier this year, and got into an altercation with an angry father at the Magic Kingdom fireworks.
Telling the story about Reddit’s Am I the A******the man, who proposed to his girlfriend during the trip, said he and his fiancée queued for two hours to get a good seat at the shop window, but were later called to account by a father who walked with his child. wanted to be in front.
The visiting Brit said he offered to let the child go first, but not the whole family, as they were much taller than his six-foot-tall partner, who was very excited about the trip.
He revealed that the belligerent father made his way to the front row and was sent back through security, leaving his child crying, but he blamed it all on the couple refusing to move.
After the British man shared his story, people agreed that he was right not to give up the place, and that the family should have come earlier to get a good place for their children, rather than require other people to move for them.
A British man revealed that earlier this year he treated his wife to an expensive trip to Disney World in Orlando, Florida, and got into an argument with an angry father at the Magic Kingdom fireworks. Stock image of the Disney World parade
The British visitor explained that he knew he had to come early to get a good spot for the fireworks, and revealed that he and his girlfriend waited two hours in the same spot to get a nice view.
He added that a Disney cast member had to make sure that the audience confined themselves to a certain area, behind a line on the floor, which meant there was very little room to move.
The family then rolled next to the couple, five minutes before the show was due to start.
“I felt them pushing me in the back and I stumbled across the line, so quickly I took a step back. They were sort of squashed against us and the people behind them,” the man explained.
Related to the story on Reddit’s Am I The A******, the man, who proposed to his girlfriend during the trip, said that he and his wife queued for two hours to get a good spot at to get the display, but where later ordered by a father who wanted to be in the front show with his child
“At that moment I heard a sigh and a murmur of ‘a******’ coming from behind me. I looked around to see it. The father caught my eye as I turned around.
“Maybe you can let the kids enjoy the show? They can’t see the castle from behind all those adults.’
The tourist said that under normal circumstances he would have let the family come first, but in this case he didn’t, due to various reasons he outlined in the Reddit post.
He said he didn’t move because there was a line in front of them that they couldn’t cross, and that if the family stepped across the line, everyone would have to step back.
He also pointed out that the man wanted not only his young child to continue, but his entire family, all of whom were taller than his wife.
And the fact that they’d waited two hours, unlike the family, who arrived just five minutes before the show, meant he didn’t want to let go of his spot.
“My wife could never have done such a thing growing up. It may seem crazy, but this was huge for her. I wasn’t going to let it get ruined,” he said.
People sympathized with the British visitor, saying the father was wrong for showing up at the fireworks five minutes before they were due to start and expecting people to leave their place for him and his family
“So I told him not to let anyone come up front. That there might be room for his child if she went back far enough, but there was a line on the floor. I also told him that we have been here for a long time to get a good picture and that he should do the same,” he revealed.
The British man said the father was “furious” by his response and called him cruel and called him “an a********” again.
When the show started and the child, a young girl, said she couldn’t see, the man and his wife made room for her to come forward with them.
The father stormed across the room with his child and went over the line, causing the employee to send him back and the child began to cry.
“Dad spent the next five minutes loudly telling us we were the reason she was upset, demanding that we look at her, etc. It was horrible.
“The worst part was that he started stepping on my heels and pushed me so far that I struggled to stay upright,” he added.
The British man said he got mixed reactions to his story, but everyone on Reddit agreed that it was good not to give up his place, and that the father was wrong.
“I tend to be up front, but it’s fireworks and can be seen from further back. That man used his child to slide all the way forward, knowing that people would let them go because of the child,” one said.
“He should have stayed in the back where his kid could have seen and had room to move if they needed a better view. Good on you for standing up for yourself and your wife. I’m sorry he wanted to ruin it for you,” they added.
Another said: ‘I’ve been to several Disney parades and as you mentioned, people are putting out their spots a few hours early.
“There’s no way a last-minus group can work its way through and not be considered an absolute *******. Good on you for being firm, but I’m sorry it sounds like this jerk made it so that you couldn’t fully enjoy the event,” she added.
‘I’m surprised you find that there are mixed opinions about this; it’s common knowledge that if you want a good place for fireworks you have to get there early,” one said.
“What a miserable person who totally failed to understand that the idea is to be FUN and have FUN there,” she added.
“Anyone who thinks he’s going to a last minute amusement ride at an amusement park, let alone the mouse’s house, and expecting a good — or front row — spot is right, delusional, or a huge jerk,” one wrote.
“Any true Disney fan knows that Walt made the parks for EVERYONE, not just kids. If you get there early, you get the spot. The father sounds like a jerk,’ said one.
“If they wanted to be up front, why weren’t they early? Why didn’t the father put the child on his shoulders? They clearly had a right to people trying to use their child as an excuse to steal your seats,” one said.
“I would have refused even for the kids the moment I heard ‘a*******’. If you insult people, don’t even expect a favour,’ said another.
Another agreed: ‘In this day and age you can’t say that parents aren’t 100 percent perfect, 100 percent of the time. But assault is wrong. You can’t hit or push people to get your way, no matter how fertile you are.
People also shared the similar incidents that had happened to them in other resorts.
“When World of Color was new to California Adventure, my boyfriend and I had to wait in line for hours. When we were finally admitted to the area we ran to the bar for a seat in the front. I’m 5′ so I often have trouble seeing shows so this was ideal for me,” said one.
“A family next to us asked if they could put their prams in front of us. This was strange as not all the children were in the prams and some were even sleeping. Mind you, they also had rail space next to us,” they said.
I told my parents this story and they said I should have given the family that place because “Disney is for kids.” To which I said – how do I earn less to see a show when I spent my hard earned money and time for the occasion too and the family HAD seats on the rails, they just wanted mine too. Get the kids out of the pram,” they concluded.