This Comedian Totally Nails What It’s Like to Be a Parent at Disney Parks


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A family vacation to Disney World is the stuff dreams are made of, but this viral and hilarious video about being a parent at Disney tells it like it really is. Comedian John Crist grew up as one of eight children, and while he isn’t a dad yet, he pulls from his experience about traveling to the Magic Kingdom with kiddos in tow––and he nails it.

The roughly two-minute video has been viewed over 14 million times since Jul. 29 and amassed 43,000 comments from parents and fellow Disney Park goers. The struggle is real when it comes to packing in the magic when you’ve got an agenda to follow and the whole family along for the ride.

Crist hits all the buttons in his video: the expensive food and souvenirs, gregarious characters going in for hugs, the blistering hot weather, long lines, sore feet, whining kids and just wanting to sit down for 5-freaking-minutes on the best ride ever––a bench in the shade. And let’s not forget the incessant counting of all the kids to make sure you haven’t lost one!

Noticeably sweatier as the video goes on, Crist drops some sweet quotes we can’t help but love. Our favorite quote, especially with the intense heat gripping much of the nation right now: “Is it air conditioned? If not, I don’t want to go.”

A comedian for years, Crist is gifted with turning family issues into hilarious jokes and has quite the following. You can catch up with the rest of his comedy on his Facebook page.


––Karly Wood

Feature Photo: Pexels via Pixabay



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