Disney World excels in the customer service department. They used to be a lot better at it 5 years ago, but it’s still decently strong now. Disney wants the guest experience to be as good as it can be. Sometimes even the smallest tweaks have the largest impact. One clear example of that is Disney World adding porta potties to the Magic Kingdom.
It certainly seems unconventional for Disney to add porta potties inside their theme park. However, it does make sense and will absolutely improve the guest experience. Of course, Disney uses porta potties elsewhere. They set them up along the marathon race route, however, this is the first time they will appear inside one of their theme parks.
Why is Disney World Adding Porta Potties to The Magic Kingdom?
The addition of porta potties to the Magic Kingdom is mainly to help guests during parades as well as fireworks. Anyone who has been to a Magic Kingdom parade or settled in for their fireworks shows knows how early some guests arrive for the perfect spot. While you wait, the crowd slowly builds up and down Main Street USA and in front of the castle. This makes it nearly impossible to escape to use the restroom.
Disney is adding porta potties on Main Street USA, around the hub, and in front of Cinderella Castle. This will allow guests waiting for the fireworks show or parade to have easy access to a bathroom while they wait. This is very convenient and helpful for guests waiting to watch these shows. In fact, Happily Ever After returning will be a huge hit. Disney expects this to be the most-watched fireworks show in history. So it’s perfect timing to add these porta potties since the crowds will be even larger.
It’s also worth noting that these porta potties can be used by all guests at any time of the day. If you are walking from Tomorrowland to Frontierland and need to use the restroom, you can go in one of the porta potties at the hub. This is perfect! Or if you just visited the Main Street dentist for a teeth cleaning, it’s a great bathroom stop after. The only downside is we expect the porta potties to be rather warm on the inside during the day, so it may be best to avoid them during the hottest part of the day.
What Are Guests Saying About Magic Kingdom Porta Potties?
We talked to many guests to gauge their opinion on Disney adding porta potties to the Magic Kingdom. It came with mixed reactions. Many are excited about the ease of access and convenience of having a bathroom to go to while waiting for fireworks. Guests understand how difficult it is to actually get to a normal bathroom in such congested areas.
However, on the other side, many guests think it’s going to be an eyesore. Having porta potties lining Main Street USA and around the hub is not ideal. It’s certainly going to ruin some photos having a porta potty in the background. This is certainly disappointing, however, many think the pros outweigh the cons. We would agree. It’s yet to be known if Disney will add porta potties to EPCOT, Hollywood Studios, or Animal Kingdom. As always, we will keep you up to date.
The bathroom experience at Disney World is a hot topic right now, especially with the new VIPee bathroom experience we reported on here. Disney is doing a great job making the bathroom experience for guests in our opinion with all of these steps they are taking.
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