This past Saturday I hopped onto Indy via single rider and was placed in the back row with a father and his two daughters. The father turned to me and said in a heavy accent, "So, have you been on this ride before, mate?" Immediately my brain said to me, "You're not from around here, are you?" Having registered that thought, I smiled and said that yes I had, and they were about to have the time of their lives. And they did indeed. "That was something else," the father told me once the adventure was over. "I thought it might be a roller coaster, but that was something else!" Upon further discussion while walking through the exit, I learned that this father and his two daughters were from New Zealand and were spending their first day ever in the park along with the rest of their family. "So how are you enjoying the park?" I asked. "Oh, it's wonderful!" the father told me. "We're having a great time!"
Having grown up around Disneyland, I often don't realize that there are many people who have yet to visit the park, particularly since it's been around for over fifty years. And yet I constantly am meeting people of all ages who are experiencing the park for the first time ever. Whenever I do, I always want to know if they're having a good time, and without fail, they always smile and say, "Oh yes, we're having a great time!" I don't think that experience will ever grow old.
Anyone else have stories like this to share?