The Accidental Tourists

November 24th, 2009

The Accidental Tourists - The 80's

A pick-pockets dream.

(submitted by Nickole)

85 Responses to “The Accidental Tourists”

  1. Tori says:

    They look like the Griswald’s….all they need is the family truckster then it’s off to Wally World!

  2. Erica says:

    This is totally at Epcot…

  3. emily says:

    sadly this is my mom, my uncle, my mimi, and my papa there are many more of these photos all of which are just as disturbing.

  4. Steve says:

    Moracco, where there free compound bows for every tourist!!

  5. Matt L. says:

    Yes, this is Disney World in Orlando. Yeah, Epcot, Moroccan-themed place. I have a picture of my family there when I was a kid in ’88. I believe in front of the same fountain.

  6. Hilda says:

    This was taken in epcot of disney. Arabia i think…
    was there a few weeks ago ^u^

  7. Dick says:

    Lol @ the tiny shorts.

  8. Griff says:

    From the makers of Mom Jeans®, comes the ALL-NEW Mom Shorts®! Great for the whole family!

  9. Mary says:

    I wonder if the Epcot firing squad was on the other side of the camera? “Line ’em up, shoot ’em down…”

  10. Angie says:

    I do believe I have some honeymoon pics in this exact spot!

  11. AC says:

    I am going CRAZY reading the comments on this site about “Why is this so awkward? This is just a nice family on vacation…I think they are having a great time together. We shouldn’t make fun of their clothes/hair/glasses/teeth.” Really? You don’t understand why this stuff is awkward? Why are you even coming to this site then? I swear, I’d rather read a dozen freakin’ compound bow references than one more “why is this awkward” question. Can I get a second??

    Thanks, feeling better now. 🙂

  12. Kristen says:

    If anyone is doubting this is Epcot, have you ever been? It’s extremely obvious that this is it. I have about ten thousand pictures to prove the location XD

  13. Tom Flapwell says:

    Never mind; I figured out that the Griswolds are from the National Lampoon Vacation series.

  14. Tom Flapwell says:

    I can see the awkwardness, but who’s this Griwold that people refer to?

  15. Shelly says:


  16. PSU Guy says:

    I disagree about the Epcot theories. The walls look too dirty to be Disney. No way the powers-that-be would allow that much dirt to show.

    • Melba says:

      It’s not REAL dirt (is anything at Disney real?). It’s faux dirt to give it an “antique” look. Check Google images for “epcot morocco” and you’ll find a hundred copies of the same scene.

      Freaky thing is I was to Epcot only once in my life, more than twenty years ago, and I did recognize it. I think it was the tourist family that triggered the memory–there’s no way it made sense that they were actually in Morocco and I’m afraid any pics of me and my family would have been quite similar.

      • Laura says:

        If they were really in Morocco, ALL of them would have clothes on that covered their legs and arms, especially the woman and girl, due to cultural dictates…just think about it for a minute.

  17. BobK says:

    For those who can’t see the Awkward, immortality awaits you in the form of this website. Send those family vacation pics in quick.

  18. SG says:

    Okay. I am the original poster. I was in Morocco when this family of tourists asked me to use their camera to take their picture. I wanted to get their wallets, but the pants were too tight and I could not get to the wallets. So instead I snapped the photo and ran off with the camera. The photo was so AWKWARD I thought it fit this site.

  19. Alan says:

    This looks like an illustration to ‘The Field Guide to American Tourists,’ the classic reference for pickpockets everywhere.

  20. PissedChef says:

    I think that there is one of my family just like this only add 99% humidity.

  21. Kari says:

    Someone please explain the captions to this picture… I don’t know what they’re talking about. Thanks!

    • LibraryLady9 says:

      I think the caption is just pointing out how obvious it is that these people are tourists…therefore will be targeted by criminals who will try to steal their wallets/purses.

  22. Sanderson says:

    found out long ago
    It’s a long way down the holiday road
    Holiday road
    Holiday road
    Holiday road
    Holiday road

    great I will sing this song for the next few days!

  23. animedbzgurl says:

    Yeah, this is at Epcot. Mystery solved. 🙁

  24. Al says:

    Badly captioned. I doubt any of them have any pockets in those tiny shorts.

    • Mega Marie Carsickness says:

      Nor could anyone slip a hand in any of them without being immediately detected.

      • Andi says:

        I think it’s more to the reference that her purse is just dangling and nobody’s paying attention to it. Not exactly pickpocketing but someone could have easily gotten away with something.

  25. ChrisO says:

    EPCOT, Disney definitely

  26. Freak Speely says:

    Hey, family, I CAN’T see the fountain!

  27. Chickenlips Jackson says:

    This is the way shorts SHOULD be. I vote we bring back short shorts. I mean what’s the point of shorts if they come down to your ankles? I’m talkin’ to you Anfernee Hardaway.

    • butcherbaby says:

      i totally agree with you….they are not “shorts” if they end well past your knees and are so baggy that you can fit a whole person into each leg.

  28. meri says:

    classic american tourist. Love it!

  29. D'OH says:

    Who wears short shorts? The FAMILY wears short shorts!!

  30. This is the greatest site in the whole wide world wide web.

  31. yzh says:

    I don’t get it.

  32. Megan says:

    Who wears short shorts? These superstars do!

  33. Crystal says:

    Griswold’s understudies

  34. princessluceval says:

    Who wears short shorts? They wear short shorts!

  35. Jojo says:

    I think that’s at Walt Disney Worlds Epcot. The Moroccan Pavilion.

  36. Stunt doubles for National Lampoons European Vacation

  37. AdamG says:

    National Lampoon’s Turkish Vacation.

  38. Whoa says:

    I haven’t seen that much thigh meat since LAST Thanksgiving.

  39. pam says:

    It is so Griswold!

  40. Muñeco says:

    I wonder if they’ll be pick-pocketed by Jasmine and Aladdin. This is the Moroccan pavilion in Epcot in Walt Disney World.

  41. Myra says:

    Dad: If we don’t move suddenly, no one will even notice the problem.
    Mom: I told you to leave the super strong glue at home.

  42. Mary says:

    I think the fellow in the background with the hunched shoulders and blue pants makes this picture. I think little Kevin with the sunglasses is going ingognito and I can’t say I blame him.

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