A day at an amusement park can be very expensive when everyone has to pay the full price, especially if that amusement park is Disneyland. In the American parks of Disney, children under the age of three can also enter for free, but this is occasionally abused, as can be seen from the images above. Two women had crammed a toddler clearly over three years old into a pram like a sardine to avoid having to buy an extra ticket. The video has been viewed millions of times, but has received mixed reactions.
A lot of people understand the women because they think the prices in Disney theme parks are skyrocketing. “I fully support this,” it sounds, among other things, in the comments to the video on TikTok. “We went in May and it was literally like taking out a second mortgage on our house.” Other viewers say they want to try the pram trick on a future visit.
But not everyone is convinced. “I’m still amazed that some people really don’t know shame,” sounds the criticism from the other camp. Some have witnessed such a ‘trick’ going wrong before. “The child was in tears when her mother was caught,” it sounds. “I’d rather pay then.”
From the smile of the Disney employee who lets them through, many infer that she realizes that the women want to cheat. “I still worked there and for that wage we don’t care,” said some comments on the video. Some (former) employees even claim that they are instructed not to say anything about it if they notice something like this.
Enough proponents and opponents of the creative way to get in cheaper. But many mothers also state that they could never do such a thing with their children. “If I told the cashier that my four-year-old daughter is only two, I’d be blown away when she suddenly yells, ‘I’m four years old, Mom!’”