Irresponsible Parents Visit Walt Disney World

I’ve seen some pretty irresponsible parenting during my many visits to Disney theme parks, but this takes the cake. Local news is reporting that couple was taken into custody after leaving their 3-year old child in a stroller while they enjoyed a ride through the air-conditioned Pirates Of The Caribbean. The child spent at least 45 minutes in the heat and sun before she was found. Reportedly unresponsive due to heat exhaustion she had to be revived by paramedics. The parents were arrested and charged with Felony Child Abuse. The girl was placed with relatives who hopefully didn’t get their parenting skills from the same source.

Can anyone beat that?

Btw, for future use. All attractions that have height limits or might otherwise be too intense for young children offer ‘Rider Switch’. Only one parent waits in queue while the other watches the child. When the first parent exits the other is allowed to bypass the queue (usually through the fastpass line).

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6 Responses to Irresponsible Parents Visit Walt Disney World

  1. whit says:

    And Pirates doesn’t have any restrictions, you can take a newborn on it. That’s insane.

  2. Thanks for the tip on rider switch! We’re going to be carrying a one year old in a few months and that will be perfect. I’d never even heard of it.

    I can’t believe anyone thought it would be OK to leave a child unattended, even in the happiest place on earth.

  3. JoAnne says:

    why does anyone bring a child under 5 to wdw? wow the kiddo gets to see ankles…..sorry, but i am repulsed by the lack of parenting……the happiest place on earth is now the most disgusting……

    • Susan says:

      It is still “the happiest place on earth” it’s the parenting skills of those twp people that is disgusting.

  4. Ken Pellman says:

    My wife, who is a Registered Nurse who worked in Pediatrics, is appalled. She said “All that for WDW’s version of Pirates?” (She likes Disneyland’s better, can you tell?)

  5. Pat says:

    W just got back yesterday from a week long WDW vacation with my 1 year old grand-daughter. This past week temperatures were in the 90’s and the sun was brutal. I can’t believe a mother would leave a child alone in the hot sun for any amount of time. We were able to take the baby on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride and she loved it. In fact she loved everything we took her on, JoAnne.

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