The Weird But Logical Reason You Won’t Usually Find Mirrors In Disney Bathrooms

Disney parks are known for being places of wonder and magic. You can have fun in a million different ways at Disney. But if you want to check your hairdo, that’s a different story.

Observant travelers have noticed that the bathrooms at Disney parks are usually missing one thing – mirrors. They’re normally found above restroom sinks the world over, but Disney bathrooms are noticeably barren of them. So what gives?

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Apparently, this lack of mirrors is a very strategic move. Disney eliminated over-sink mirrors in order to cut down on the amount of time park-goers lingered in bathrooms checking their hair, fixing makeup, or generally gazing at their own reflections.

Why does Disney care if its guests are checking themselves out? Apparently, less time standing at the sink means that people move in and out of bathrooms much more quickly. This helps cut down on the long bathroom lines that are nearly ubiquitous at theme parks. And for those people who really need to check out a nasty sunburn or fix their contacts, Disney usually includes one full-length mirror near the doors of its bathrooms. Thanks, Mickey.