Ever get adopted in the park?
I was at the park today and while waiting for big thunder I got to talking to a big family of 9. Since I was all by myself they wanted me to tag along and even out their number. I had alot of fun with my disneyland family and was wondering if anyone else ever found a family themselves.
The chicken is one of the few things that man eats before it's born and after it's dead
06-15-2007 11:06 PM
Disneyland Makes Me Happy!!!!!
Aww how cute!!!
We always seem to find people that are just a lot of fun. When we rode the Rapids in DCA this time around we were a group of 4. They put us on the ride with 4 teens. I was a little worried as these kids were "goth" in appearance (nothing wrong with that, but usually they are not too friendly)and I thought they would be none to happy to have us on their raft with them. Boy, did we have the best time on that ride with those kids. They were hilarious and laughed and joked with us. It was one of the best rides we had all weekend.
Another place I find that I meet some of the best people is in the smoking section. We will sit forever and just visit, share advice on the parks, etc.
Many many years ago we adopted a CM named Robert. We rode this one attraction over and over so many times, that the joke became that he was our long lost brother and we had finally been reunited.
I might be heading to the park alone next week ... anyone in the market for a long lost sister?
Everybody's got a laughing place
My students willingly adopted me while we were there for the State Science Fair a couple of weeks back - had a wonderful time seeing them in a different environment!
Later on in the first day, we met a great family from Australia and we adopted the lot of them - switching out phone numbers and riding rides together for the remainder of our trip. Plans are already being made to visit the "family" over winter holiday.
During Early Entry June 5, our family of 4 found ourselves in line behind another family of 4 while waiting to ride Peter Pan. After that we headed to Snow White, and there they were. Next: Pinocchio. Ditto. By the 3rd ride we were discussing their home town, ours, the fact that it was their first trip to DL, etc. By the time the rest of the park opened we had pointed out the closest bathrooms, recommended certain rides over others (for the elderly aunt who had never been on a vacation anywhere), things that are new versus stuff they couldn't experience at WDW, etc. It was fun, and hopefully it helped them have a great vacation.
I have roasted marshmallows!
Hey jetkitten! Good to hear from you again! You need to come say hi to me in FL sometime...
Once I was waiting for the train at MS to take me over to NOS so I could watch F!. There was a mom and a really cute, very outgoing little girl doing the same thing. While the girl played with some other kids in line, I started talking to the mom. She was fairly new to DL and I had just applied to be a CM, so it felt good being able to answer most of her questions and help her plan her trip some. I helped them find a good spot for F!, then saved it for them while they bought light up toys. We watched the show together (I tried to keep the dancing and singing to a minimum, but it was really hard!), then instead of parting ways, I rode JC and BTMRR with them. I finally had to leave them as they went on BTMRR again (I have a long drive home), but couldn't part ways without giving the little girl the "To Share" pixie pin from the pack I had been given earlier in the day from a CM.
Many years ago, I was able to schedule a class at a hotel caddycorner across the street from the entrance to DL. It wasn't by sheer coincidence.
It was early November, midweek, and park hours were short. I went out to dinner with the course instructor after the first day of class and told her that I was going to be skipping out on the next afternoon's work to go to DL. She said she hadn't ever been to the park before and would love to go, except she couldn't skip out. We agreed to meet up at the end of class and I'd take her around to show her the park.
It was the first time I'd ever been to the park by myself, and then with someone who I really didn't know. I had a blast solo--the park was really empty that day--and then, I had the time of my life going around with someone who really had the Big WOW Factor going on.
Yep, adoption at the park is a good thing.
On my very first trip to the park in 96 (on my own to see the Electrical Parade before it left "forever") I was adopted by a nice Mom with two kids. They were Disneyland regulars who could not believe that at age 30 I had never been before. I was taken to Indy - Thunder - Splash and Mansion by them. They gave me LOTS of good advice for the rest of the day and I have never forgoten that!
I try to be helpful and at least "temporarliy" adopt people who seem to need a guide in the park. It makes me feel good and I hope that it makes their day better also.
A Blessing You Didn't See Coming
MousePad Community Leader
July 17, 1997.
I went to see Fantasmic with this rather... interesting group of people.
The rest is history.