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Disneyland and Disney World are the theme parks most kids dream of visiting at least once in their childhoods. After all, this is where you can meet Prince Charming, and all of your favorite Disney princesses in one place. However, visiting Disney-brand theme parks isn't always fun and games and for these people, a few candid not-so-Disney moments were caught on camera. Here are the absolute best (or worst) ones!
Hands Off Is A Rule On The Playground And In Disneyland
As kids run around and pose with their favorite characters, it is up to the parents to take photos of these prized moments. All of these trips need to be immortalized, and photographs are the best way to do this. These two little girls appear to be very innocent at first, but if you look a little bit more closely, something isn't quite right in Pluto's southern region. Everyone's hands are not where they should be.
The actor playing Pluto has his face hidden, but if he noticed where that little girl was grabbing his face would have been worth a thousand words or squeals.
Apparently Tigger Can Be A Tad Triggering For Some Kids
Winnie the Pooh and his gang of friends always manage to teach kids a nice lesson in the books. In real life, Tigger likes to jump around Disney-theme parks and take photos with families enjoying their lunches. One thing parents often don't think about is how terrifying adult-sized cartoon characters can be if you're only about two feet tall yourself. This Tigger loving family was happy to pose for a picture, but they forgot about one member.
The little girl hiding under the table looks like she has just met a character out of a nightmare. Hopefully, this experience wasn't too traumatizing in the long term.
No One Takes A Selfie As Good As Gaston Does
Disney's animated original "Beauty and the Beast" continues to be one of the most beloved films of all time. Every good Disney film needs an equally good villain, and for Belle, hers wasn't so much the beast as it was the man trying to woo her. Gaston thinks he is the manliest of men, and no one can do anything as well as he can do. He even has a whole song about how great he is.
In true Gaston form, this Disney actor offered to take a selfie with one of his many adoring fans. The only thing is that only Gaston can be in the photo, otherwise someone might outshine him.
If You Pretend Snow White Isn't There She Won't Be
One of the perks of enjoying a meal at a Disney-theme park is that the actors playing all of the princesses, princes, villains, and other characters regularly wander around. After moseying around a restaurant, this Snow White spied this adorable little girl enjoying her meal and decided to stop by for a chat. Instead of being thrilled at the prospect of a one on one with Snow White, this little girl decided to show no emotion at all.
The actors and actresses should probably know that they should only approach kids that are excited to see them.
Sometimes Mickey Mouse Needs To Keep His Hands To Himself
One of the best parts about a trip to Disneyland or Disney World is getting to see all of the iconic characters that have made the Disney brand what it is today. One of the original characters that put Disney on the animated map was Mickey Mouse. This bumbling mouse who started getting up to all sorts of antics in 1928 hasn't stopped appearing in animated features and is always present at Disney theme parks.
Most kids love to run up and hug Mickey, but not this little girl. Instead, this Mickey got a swift kick to the nether regions.
A Beastly Moment Caught On Camera With The Beast
Every Disney movie has a moral to the story. For "Beauty and the Beast" the film taught audiences that Stockholm Syndrome existed in the olden days, and looks don't matter if someone has a kind heart. You would think that the Beast at a Disney park would exude some of the better qualities, like loving books and snowball fights, but this version seems downright beastly. No normal photos were taken on this day with him.
Instead, this Beast decided to place two paws over the children's faces who wanted a nice family photo with Belle and her one true love.
Just A Regular Visit To The Animal Kingdom
Is there such a thing as a nice photo at a Disney park? We are beginning to doubt that. Here we have a nice young couple who thought a cute photo in front of the animal kingdom would be a nice memory. They almost had a nice Disney moment, except for the angle of this photo. Whoever took it decided to shoot from below and make the man look like a giant.
On top of that, the man's head is blocking out the 'I' and the 'M' in A-N-I-M-A-L which makes for a completely different word and kingdom to visit.
It's All Fun And Games On Splash Mountain Until It Isn't
Splash Mountain is one of those rides that always makes people smile, or at the very least gasp out loud as they go raging down the watery tunnel. The whole point of this ride is to grab onto the rails and wait for a few droplets of water to splash across your body. It is not for the faint of heart or the just plain miserable that is for sure.
Instead of enjoying the ride, this woman couldn't even crack a smile, let alone pretend like she was having a good time. She needs to turn that frown upside down.
Aladdin Has Some Pretty Bad Timing When It Comes To Jasmine
For some people, when they fall in love with someone they start to imagine the day they get engaged. Many people plan elaborate proposals which involve strewn rose petals, and big signs that say, "Will you marry me?" This gentleman had a bit of a different idea because his special someone is actually Jasmine at this Disney-theme park. What he didn't plan for was the love triangle that this Aladdin decided to create.
Anyone who has watched "Aladdin" knows that he ends up with Jasmine. Hopefully, this Aladdin backed off and understood that Jasmine is going to get on someone else's magic carpet.
Adult Themed Disneyland Involves Being Arrested As Snow White And Mickey Mouse
There is an adult twist to Disney theme parks which isn't talked about the way all of the rides and restaurants are. There are hotels and clubs geared towards the Disney adult, and sometimes people even like to protest in costume. We don't know what Snow White and Mickey Mouse here were protesting, but obviously, it wasn't something the Disney executives wanted to listen to. Protests are bad for business.
Any kids who saw these protestors being arrested probably just thought it was for a new movie. This is one not-so-Disney situation that would be hard to explain.
Drew Barrymore Knows How To Bring Her Acting Chops To Disney
Celebrities love to pop up at Disneyland, where they can be incognito and mingle amongst all of us regular folk. American actress Drew Barrymore went to Disneyland as a child actress, and as an adult, she likes to bring her own children to the theme park. More often than not, one of her kids has a slight tantrum when they visit Disneyland and instead of being embarrassed, Drew embraces it.
Every time her daughter has a tantrum, Drew uses it as a photo op and creates funny scenes full of emotion. Her daughter probably doesn't find it that funny though.
Mickey Mouse Enjoys Grabbing A Few Cheeks When The Mood Strikes
No trip to a Disney-theme park is complete without the purchase of a pair of Mickey Mouse ears or a Mickey Mouse sweatshirt. This guy saw one which he simply had to buy, but as the day wore on, he had to shrug it off and tie it around his waist. Under normal sweatshirt circumstances this wouldn't matter, but Mickey's hands on the sweatshirt make it a tad on the lewd side.
It would appear that this iteration of Mickey Mouse enjoys grabbing a few things that are hiding right underneath his hands. What we want to know is how long it took this man to realize what this looked like.
The Family That Goes To Disneyland Together, Stays Together
A picture is worth a thousand words, and this one definitely has a story to tell. Most families look happy and excited to be enjoying a day out at their favorite theme park, which makes for a great family photo. Instead of looking happy to be together, much less at a Disney theme park, this family looks like they would be happier hanging out in a mall bathroom or a gas station.
Nobody in this photo is smiling, and most of them are wearing sunglasses. One kid is even staring at the ground. They all need to perk up and embrace the magic of Disney.
Buzz And Woody: A Friendship That Goes To Infinity And Beyond
While kids like to take funny photos with their favorite Disney character, sometimes the actors in the costumes also like to have a bit of fun. In the land where the "Toy Story" movie exists, Woody the cowboy, and Buzz Lightyear the supercharged astronaut form an unlikely friendship and alliance. At the Disney parks they might just be a little bit more than pals, if you take a close look at this pose.
These two definitely look like they enjoyed a good romp, but this isn't an adult-only theme park which makes this a bit off-brand.
Toddlers And Villains Are Never A Good Mix
As soon as a child is old enough to toddle around and enjoy all of the sounds, smells, and sights that Disney theme parks have to offer it is time to take them to one. After spending a few minutes walking around, this mom thought it was time to introduce her son to a stuffed Disney character. She figured that something that doesn't move or talk wouldn't scare him at all.
That assumption was definitely wrong, and this toddler started to scream right at the moment his photo was snapped. We can't say we blame him, this Disney character looks pretty scary.
Some Children Have The Ability To Gaze Right Into Your Soul
Kids are pretty strange little beings if you think about it. Everything they experience is new to them, which means they don't always understand how they are supposed to act and react in certain situations. These three little girls were supposed to be gazing into the camera with big grins on their faces while they get their photo taken with Ariel, the Little Mermaid. Two of these girls understood the assignment.
The one right in the middle had others things on her mind though. Namely, the fact that she did not want this photo taken and is letting everyone know in a big way.
There Is Such A Thing As Being Too Close To Mickey Mouse
Every day the actors and actresses of Disney parks put on their costumes and prepare to take a million photos. One of the best parts about the job is that nobody can see their faces as they are taking the photos. If they could, it might make the whole experience a little less thrilling. This Mickey Mouse posed for what should have been a cute photo with this little boy, but it turned into something else very quickly.
Instead of keeping this photo PG, this little boy decided to make it PG-13 or even R-rated depending on what country you are in.
Deadmau5 Is One Of The New Disney Characters Right?
As one of the original Disney characters Mickey Mouse reigns supreme over the land of all things Disney. To get into the spirit of a Disney-theme park, you need to dress to impress, and that means wearing at least one item of clothing that is mouse-inspired. This guy thought 'mouse-inspired' meant any mouse or mau5 in his case. After Minnie Mouse saw this shirt she was speechless and downright disappointed.
Instead of dressing to impress the cartoon crowd, he wore a shirt featuring the popular mousehead wearing DJ, Deadmau5. Nobody was impressed by this choice of attire!
Even Donald Duck Needs To Stop Quacking Once In A While
One of the things that makes Disney parks amazing and an all aroud good time is the attention to detail. The buildings literally look like they have been stripped off of the big screen, and the costumes that the actors wear truly bring the beloved characters to life. For this baby though, seeing a life size duck dressed in a hat and a little blazer was like seeing a nightmare come to life.
Instead of being awed by an adorable duck, all this little guy could see was a very scary quack monster that looks like he might enjoy chowing down on kids.
The Case Of The Squished Man And The Safe
Creating optical illusions takes some serious skill. Naturally, this is a skill that the Disney team has perfected. There are all sorts of photo points for visitors to take some wacky photos at, and a dropped safe is one of them. After seeing the safe, this man knew he needed to pretend to have been squished, and give everyone in the area a bit of a scare. Nobody wants a safe dropped on their heads.
All it took was laying on the ground with his head in the shade, and he went from looking like a happy alive human to one that has been thoroughly squished.
Alvin And The Chipmunk Gang Need To Learn Not To Stare
A lot of the costumes that the actors at Disney theme parks wear are a tad on the confusing side. Some of the animal ones have distinctly human anatomy, which can be a bit confusing. This lady chipmunk is particularly attractive, and Alvin and his chipmunk friend definitely agree. In fact, they find her so attractive that they can't keep their eyes off of her, which makes for an interesting image.
Someone needs to mention to Alvin, that his eyes should probably bore into the back of the lady chipmunk's head, rather than another part of her anatomy.
Floating Away Into The World Of Disney Is Every Kids's Dream
While Disney-theme parks are meant to be the land of family and adult fun, they are just major money makers at the end of the day. Every experience is one that costs a fair amount of cash, and that includes getting photos on some of the rides. At the end of each ride, a photographer snaps an image of each group that passes through, in the hopes of catching everyone smiling.
This guy decided to mix up the whole group photo thing and made himself appear to be floating away. This is the kind of Disney magic we want to see!
Disney Parks Are For Family Fun And A Side Of Romance
Most teenagers don't enjoy hanging out with their parents. Parents are simply uncool, and for most teens being seen with them in public is one of the worst things that could happen. Now, imagine being a teen and heading over to a Disney theme park for the day, only for your parents to recreate their favorite Disney princess and prince meet-cute. Not only do the teens see their parents being goofy but so does everyone else.
These kids look like they simply want to melt into the background, and pretend like they don't even know their parents they are so embarrassed.
Time For A Short Disney Castle Twerking Session
The Disney Castle can be seen throughout the entire park, and everyone uses it as a sort of beacon whenever they get lost. Everyone who walks up the path to the castle likes to snap a quick photo, as it is literally a castle out of a fairytale and makes for a great backdrop. One woman decided to spice up her photo and started twerking on the path which caused a lot of confusion.
Everyone who saw her in this pose was very confused, including the little girl behind her. This pose might be better suited to a dance club, rather than the land of Disney.
Facing Your Nemesis Under The Sea Is Always A Dicey Situation
No Disney film is complete without a villain, and for Ariel in "The Little Mermaid" that being is the sea witch Ursula. Ursula is great at casting spells, but she isn't exactly the kindest being under the sea. For anyone who is a fan of the red-haired mermaid, you know that wearing an Ursula t-shirt is a bad call. We're not totally sure why this guy opted to wear one, but he did.
Ariel doesn't look like she is going to sign any autographs for him, let alone pose for a picture. This guy did not dress to impress.
Nothing Tastes Better Than A Fresh Child For This Goofy
Is it considered to be cannibalism if a cartoon dog dines on a toddler? Technically, they aren't the same species, which means that it isn't. We're not sure if that was the thought process for this Goofy actor, but he definitely decided to pretend to chow down on this child for a funny photo op for the parents. The child doesn't look too happy about being eaten, but that is all in a day's work at this park.
Don't worry about this little one though, no children were actually harmed, and this picture proves it.
A Romantic Disney Proposal With A Side Of Photobomber
A couple of years ago, photobombing was very popular. Whenever a group of people, or a couple was trying to take a nice photo, someone would sneak into the background and make a funny face or stance. Most of the time photobombing is intentional, but for this soon-to-be-engaged couple, they were photobombed by someone completely oblivious. Take a look at this photobomber, does he know where he is and what he is standing in front of?
Judging by the photobomber's expression, he has no idea he has just walked in front of a proposal and completely ruined the photo of that happy moment.
Dads Just Want To Have Fun And So Do Their Kids
There are the serious dads, and then there are the jokester dads when it comes to Disney parks. The jokester dads are the ones that know how to create not-so-Disney moments, and those are the ones that also know how to take the funniest photos. This dad saw a spout of gas, and could not help but create a rather funny-looking situation. All it took was bending over quickly, and the snap of a camera to capture this moment.
This dad looks like he is straight out of a cartoon with that spout of gas coming out of him. It might be time to cue the laugh track.
Why Can't Everyone Just Keep It PG At The Park?
Life nowadays is full of some pretty bleak news, which is why Disney theme parks are such a great escape. You can shake off any worries, and just find your inner child again as you go on rides, eat ice creams, and wear fuzzy mouse ears. This couple didn't get that memo though and decided to be witty in a very unchildlike manner. They decided to put the 'D' back in Disney.
Only parents and saucy teenagers would know what these shirts mean, but it still seems a bit inappropriate to wear these shirts out in public.
Proposals Happen At The Most Inopportune Times For Gaston
Getting down on one knee and asking someone to marry you is an intense moment. You can never be sure that the person will say, "Yes!" This guy saw Gaston hanging out, and just knew he would regret it if he never asked Gaston for his hand in marriage. Judging by Gaston's stance, and his so-called love for Belle, we would have to guess that Gaston turned this proposal down.
Rejection hurts, especially when it is caught on camera and witnessed by hundreds of families wandering around a theme park. We hope this guy found love eventually.
Even Minnie Mouse Needs To Walk Away From Mickey Mouse
In the words of the band Nazareth, "Love hurts" which is exactly what Mickey Mouse must have been feeling at this moment. Instead of posing for cute photos with visitors, this Mickey Mouse got to watch his Minnie Mouse walk away hand in hand with Goofy. Mickey appears to be pretty shocked by this development, and we can't say we blame him. We all thought Minnie was his one true love.
The world of interspecies dating is a tough one, but Goofy must be able to provide something that Mickey cannot. Hopefully, this Mickey found a nice replacement.
Chipmunks Need To Learn That They Should Be Gazing Into Eyes
Alvin and his chipmunk gang always get up to all sorts of shenanigans, and these two are staying very on-brand by keeping their eyes on these two women. All these ladies wanted was a nice photo with two smiling chipmunks, and instead, they ended up with a photo of two very excited chipmunks who look like they just met their new girlfriends. To be fair, these actors can't change the expression on their chipmunk heads.
The chipmunk on the left is even rubbing his hands together which makes this photo look even more inappropriate. Maybe this ended up being a Disney love story!
The Old Disney Costumes Were Ten Times Creepier Than The New Ones
The Disney costumes in the 1980s were not the same as the ones we see today. For example, Mickey Mouse had these very sleepy-looking eyes and a massive grin which made him appear like he is about to get up to no good. Maybe this mouse is plotting his next adventure, or maybe he is planning to take over the theme park, make it his kingdom, and all of the princes and princesses his subjects.
Somehow the two men sitting by Mickey Mouse don't seem to realize that he might be plotting something. If they did, they probably would have moved away from him.
Not All Kids Enjoy The Rides And The Restaurants
Finding a place in the theme park that is exciting for both parents and kids can be hard. Most of the rides either appeal to one of the other and not both. These parents decided to just live for themselves, and their child was more of an afterthought. If you haven't noticed where the child is just look at the ground. It appears that this kid isn't feeling the Disney spirit.
Either this little one is having a much-deserved nap after a day of fun or they are in the middle of a full-blown Disney-sized tantrum.
The Breaking Bad Snow White Crossover We Didn't Know We Needed
Disney isn't just for kids, famous actors and actresses love visiting the hallowed grounds as well. When the television series "Breaking Bad" was still airing, Hank, the DEA Agent trying to catch Walter White was very well-known. Dean Norris, the actor who played Hank decided to go for a wander around the Disney park, and couldn't help himself from stopping by to say "Hi" to Snow White. The moment was picture perfect.
Norris loved the photo so much he uploaded it to his own social media, and dubbed himself, the eighth dwarf. Now we know who is favorite princess is.