It’s the happiest place on earth, where kids can drink tea with Cinderella and adults can throw back shots at the Stars Wars: Galaxy’s Edge cantina. Disney World is for the young and old alike, but for one mom, those over 18 (particularly millennials) should stay away from Mickey Mouse — and she shared her very unfriendly opinions online.
Twitter user @JenKatWrites posted a screenshot of a Facebook post from an unknown user. In the expletive-laden screed, the mom rails against adults at Disney World, with the kind of fervor usually reserved for, well, things that are actually consequential. Apparently, the mom (whom we’ll call Angry Mom) had to wait in line to buy a pretzel, and was upset because someone had a pretzel and her son did not.
“IT PISSES ME OFF TO NO END!!!!! when I see CHILDLESS COUPLES WITHOUT [kids] AT DISNEY WORLD!!!!” wrote Angry Mom. “DW is a FAMLY amusement park!!!! yet these IMMATURE MILLENNIALS THROW THEIR MONEY AWAY ON USELESS CRAP!!!!!…People without CHILDREN need to be BANNED!!!!” she wrote.
Angry Mom goes on to explain that her son cried because the line for pretzels was too long, but she wanted to “TAKE THAT FUCKING PRETZEL” from a “C*NT” in “SLUTTY SHORTS.”
Setting aside the misogynistic language, which is certainly bad enough, lots of folks took issue with the idea that Disneyland and Disney World are for families only. Having fun is for all ages, regardless of parental status, and there’s plenty for folks to enjoy no matter how old they are. After all, studies have shown that spending money on experiences instead of objects leads to greater happiness, and what could be more happy than the happiest place on earth?
On Twitter, people were especially confused by Angry Mom’s liberal use of all caps, and wondered if there was something else going on. Others also noted the plethora of area for grown-ups, including spots that serve booze. Clearly, adults are welcome at Mickey’s party.
*wants only people with kids to be at DW*
*thinks people at DW with kids should be allowed to skip lines* pic.twitter.com/hAkGsD5pZP
— Teal Harper (@Teal_Harper) July 24, 2019
I distinctly remember an venue outside of the safari at animal kingdom that exclusively serves margaritas and mojitos. How is this not for childless adults?
— GrumpyAdam🥃🥃 (@GrumpAdam) July 22, 2019
As a single person with no kids who goes to Disneyworld all the time, this is making me feel extremely powerful.
— Mitchell Stankowicz (@mstankow) July 20, 2019
If the only people allowed to attend Disney World are mothers with kids, but mothers with kids are allowed to skip all the lines, could she please go into a little more depth as to how she expects this to actually work?
— Janet 🌻 Lynn (@Weez) July 22, 2019
If this woman has a three-year-old, she’s probably a millennial herself
— Madame Sosostris (@causamdicere) July 22, 2019
Sounds like she’s resentful she’s not having fun because she’s too overwhelmed with toddler needs, and envious of unencumbered women (likely her own age) who are actually having fun. Sounds like she’s the one who needs to grow up and stop blaming others for her own choices.
— Hairball (@orangepeel18) July 22, 2019
She wants to ban childless visitors AND wants mothers with children to be able to skip line? I don’t think she thought that through.
— Name cannot be blank (@Jezzerat) July 21, 2019
“I hate childless women” is “I hate my choices and regret them.”
— Robert Bohl (@robertbohl) July 19, 2019
Lest anyone forget: A childless couple is still a family. Sounds like somebody needs a Mickey Mouse Mojito.