Between Anna & Elsa at Disney parks and the new Harry Potter World at Universal, I continue to find myself flabbergasted by how many people wait in ridiculous lines. I have seen pictures and read reports that have literally made my jaw drop.

Take this, for example:


300 Minutes. 300 Minutes! 300 Minutes!?! Are you kidding me? Who in their sane mind would wait five hours in a line at Disney, let alone to meet characters (as opposed to, say, an attraction that gives you at least a few minutes of excitement as a return on investment).

This truly blows my mind. And the parents who stand in a line like that for their kids for that long deserve either a medal or a subscription to an insane asylum. If anybody reading this has ever waiting in a wait that was… let’s say… 120 minutes or longer can you please tell me what your reasoning was?

If you went to Disneyland with one child for a few days and got a one-park pass for $75 dollars (this presumes, as I said, you bought a 3-day pass. A 1-day pass would be $96) and spent the entire day there and still opted to stand in this line, that would mean that 40% of the cost of you and your child’s ticket was dedicated to a 30 second meet and greet with Anna and Elsa – a total of about $60.

And I thought that was insanity. Then I saw this:


450 Minutes?!??!! Mother of God, you’ve got to be kidding me. 7.5 hours in a line? Even if you got in that line an hour after the park opened, how much time would you even have inside the park once you got there?

I’ll be honest, I have a low threshold for lines. Anything more than 30 minutes and I typically walk away and come back later. But, I also try to avoid Disney parks during peak hours (afternoon) and peak travel times (summer, holidays, etc.). I guess some people just have a different threshold for waiting in line? I’d love to hear my reader’s comments on this.