16 Cringeworthy Things That Have Happened To Actual People At Disney Parks
"I had peed myself on the ride and didn't realise it."
We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about the most embarrassing thing that's ever happened to them at Disney theme parks. Here are some of their responses.
1. The embarrassing accident:
"When I was about 7 years old, I was waiting in line for Dumbo and I peed myself. My mom took me to get cleaned up in the bathroom, on our way out of the bathroom I saw Marry Poppins and informed her I 'pee-peed in my pants'."
2. The violent stench:
"I went to Disneyworld for the first time in 2014 with my boyfriend (now fiancé, god help me) and his family. One day we were there, after a week or so of eating mostly beige quick-service meals, we were in a very long queue for Soarin' that wasn't really moving with a family that had a small child with them. After a little while, the most HORRENDOUS smell was dispersing through the queue where we were stood and we saw the family behind check their young child and leave the queue, with people making comments about how awful the smell was, and how the poor little boy had obviously had an accident while covering their noses.
"As this was all unfolding, my boyfriend whispers into my ear 'now don't make a scene...but it was me', while I tried to keep a straight face as this smell hung around for the next 20 minutes. I managed to keep it to myself until the next day, when his family were recounting the tale of the poor little boy that had had an accident...little did they know the culprit was one of their own!"
3. The messy incident:
"When I was 12 I went to Disney World in Orlando. We went to Blizzard Beach, the water park. After I’d been on Summit Plummet, I was waiting for my dad when I suddenly had the urge to go to the toilet, I started to run but it was too late and I ended up POOING MYSELF!"
4. The show that ended terribly:
"When I was 9, my family went to Disney (me, mom, dad, my 6-year-old brother, and my 3-year-old brother). We went to the Muppets show. 6-year-old said he didn't feel good, but we thought it was because it was late and he was just tired from all the excitement. Well, right once the show started, he threw up. EVERYWHERE. Dad told me to run out and find a worker to tell, so I sprinted out of the theatre and was crying (I don't know why). A worker who looked like she was in her early 20s asked me what was wrong, so I told her that my brother just barfed all over the place.
"When I went back inside with her, the lights in the theatre were back on, and there was even more puke. I guess my brother just kept throwing up. Gross, I know. Well, I brought the worker over to my family, where an older worker was already there, but the 20-year-old couldn't handle all of the puke, and turned around and started throwing up too. It was awful."
5. The Dale disaster:
6. The pretty rude question:
"I was in the Magic Kingdom, enjoying my day. A cast member asks me if my daughter and I are having a good time. The daughter in question is my 28-year-old sister. I was 32 at the time. Turned around and walked all the way out of Magic Kingdom."
7. The person who tried to hold it in, but failed:
"Disney World Florida 2016. Me and my 2 best friends were waiting to ride Space Mountain when I felt the sudden urge to pee. We were too close to the front of the line to just leave because we were waiting hours already and so I decided to hold it. We got on the ride and as we were just beginning to move, it stopped and the announcer said there was minor tech difficulties and it'd take a minute to sort out so we must all remain seated. I was in really bad need of a toilet at this point and it didn't help that my friends found my pain hilarious and were laughing.
"Eventually the ride took off and I forgot that I needed to pee until...oh boy if looks could kill...I had peed myself on the ride and didn't realise it and the urine was running down my leg and all over my shoes. My shorts were ruined and I didn't stay to see the damage I did to the seat so I ran wet, smelly, and broken through the park ignoring the stares and gasps until I got to the hotel and stayed in my room for the rest of the day crying and ignoring my friends texts making fun of me."
8. The flashing sibling:
"Not exactly my story but I think my family would agree this embarrassed her to death. My older sister who was maybe four or five at the time was getting an airbrushed tattoo. No big deal right? Well, a little background, my aunt has a tattoo as well on her boob. My older sister, when asked where she would like the tattoo, proceeded to pull down her shirt point to her chest and shout 'right here just like my Auntie' in front of at least fifty people waiting in line. YIKES."
9. The hard-to-forget period memory:
"I got my very first period at Disney World when I was twelve while riding the Spaceship Earth ride. It was a crime scene when I got off and I had no idea what was going on and some poor Disney employee had to clean it all up."
10. The slight misunderstanding:
"I was dining at Cinderella's Royal Table when all of a sudden a park photographer approached my table and started snapping pictures. I thought he was taking pictures of me and started smiling. I was in the process of getting up from the table to strike a pose when my mom asked what I was doing. I then realised the photographer was focusing on what was behind me, a marriage proposal. I almost blocked the important 'will you marry me?' moment."
11. The swimming costume mishap:
"It was at the Disney water park Typhoon Lagoon. I was like 10 and in the wave pool with those gigantic strong waves. After the impact and struggling around in the water to find my feet, I emerged with my swimming costume down exposing my (tiny) boob. I looked around and saw some other kid laughing hysterically at me and I was so so so embarrassed!! Even thinking about it now makes me want to die."
12. The act of defiance:
"When I was 10, I pissed my pants because I refused to stop trying the free Coca-Cola samples from Around the World."
13. The case of mistaken identity:
"Hubby and I spent our honeymoon at Disneyworld. Wandering around Mickey's Toontown Fair, I spotted my hubby's red polo shirt and kissed his shoulder, just because. The guy turned around and it was NOT my husband, who was watching me and laughed for a good five minutes. Mrs. Other-Red-Polo looked pissed though."
14. The dramatic restaurant fail:
"So one night my mom is tired so my dad, my sister, and me and my friend go eat at the restaurant inside the hotel. I don’t remember exactly what everyone ate but someone had spaghetti.
"As we were getting up to leave we all stood up but my friend put her hands on the table and must’ve pushed too hard because she took down the whole table. Everything was on her and the floor. I remember everything going quiet and the look on the face of the poor servers who now had to clean up this mess, like their jaws were dropped. Then cue my dad screaming at the top of his lungs ‘where are you bleeding from!?!?!?’ because she had red all on her legs which turned out to be spaghetti sauce.
"My sister and I just stood there, my dad tried cleaning things up and our server just wanted us gone."
15. The bird pooping shit-show.
"I was with my family in the bird aviary at Animal Kingdom, in a brand new shirt and with my hair in a pony tail. I was walking and noticed a bird pooping all over people, what I didn’t notice is it flew into a tree above me and pooped down my hair, shirt, pants and into my drink. I was literally soaked in bird crap. I had to walk across the park to the bathroom in bird crap crying because of the stink and the fact it wouldn’t come out of my hair no matter how much we tried to wash it and blow it out. Thankfully I wasn’t the only one in there trying to get it off."
16. The troubling toilet situation:
"It was at Epcot in the mid-'90s. After stuffing my 15 year old face with the finest American junk foods on offer, my British system had been backed up for a few days. I entered a toilet cubical to have the largest bowel movement of my life. This is where my problem started; the toilet had an infrared auto flushing sensor (I'd never seen these before in the UK) so after I wiped and got up from the seat and flushed I watched in horror as it blocked and filled the bowl up to the brim. (whilst I'm on topic, why so much water USA? ) I thought I could just slide out of the stall unnoticed, but when I moved it flushed again and water and poop landed on my flip-flopped feet. At this point I froze in a panic tried to rush out of the stall and it flushed again as I opened the door, with water and poop flooding out of the stall where two cleaners were stood in front of me I looked at the them said sorry and ran as fast my 15 year old legs would take me, back to my parents."
Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.