Brazilian Tour Groups in the Parks

by Tiffany J. L. Alfonso
(Dover, FL)

Hello, Dad,

I have a few questions which regard to factors affecting WDW crowds. Have you noticed the turismos during your trips previous and past? If your not aware, they are the Brazilian tour groups in the parks who wear identical shirts, backpacks, fanny packs, or a combination, and they are shepherded with those tour guides with flags.

Many blogs and forums (by my experience) have dubbed them as "Brazilian tour groups," but I called those uniform or quasi-uniform groups of 15-year-olds as turismos because most of them hail from Argentina, Chile, or wherever Spanish or Portuguese is spoken. Can you help readers be aware of them by determining when they generally travel to WDW and giving them tips on how to survive a trip with them? Thanks!

Dad's Annoyed Answer


Tiffany,

Thanks for the reminder. Yes, Dad has com across the Brazilian tour groups in the parks on several trips. In fact it has happened so many times we developed our own tour group and flag.

The year we took the whole group, (Grandma, Grandpa, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, dogs) fifteen in all, we saw some of these groups and stated imitating them.

Follow that Tigger


It was really cool and effective. I have noticed that lots of family groups will wear color coordinated clothing. It does make it easier to find each other.

What to do

So, what do you do if you run into one of these annoying groups? (Yes, they are annoying. They are unruly teenagers that usually aren't too well behaved. The cut lines, they are rude, and there mothers dress them funny. Sorry, just had to throw that last one in.)

Dad's Bottom Line

Try skipping ahead a couple of rides on your plan. Get ahead of them. If that doesn't work, sit down and have a drink and let them get ahead of you. Or, just learn Portuguese real quick and join in the festivities. Just don't go onto Stitch with one of these groups.

Stitch's Great Escape




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