Ok, the thank-you thread has me thinking of all the times that the CM's have really made the difference in my Disney experience.
There are a lot of theme parks out there, giving DL a run for it's money (well, they're trying) - and if you ask me, it's the people that give Disney it's edge!
So what's your latest or greatest example of a CM making your visit exceptional?
Here's mine -
Last summer, stood in line for Gadget's Go-Coaster for quite a while with my non-coaster-riding daughter, who was 7. Of course, as soon as we got to the loading area, she balked - no way was she getting on. (And I'm not a mom willing to force my terrified kid onto a ride, so... drat!)
The CM seated at the ride asks her, 'You're not scared, are you?'
Callie has her face smashed into my side in terror, but nods her head, yes.
The CM indicates her mysterious panel of buttons and nobs and lights and whatnot and says, 'you know, i can slow it down for you if you want. You want me to make it a little slower this time?'
'Yes!' Whew! What a relief!
So she climbs in, unafraid, and of course LOVES the ride.
When leaving the ride she says, 'mom, I could tell she made it slower! That was so fun!'
And when I told her I DIDN'T think it was any slower, she was even happier!
She now considers herself the daredevil of the family, she's much more willing to try a new ride, - all because one very kind ride operator took the time to reassure a scared little kid.
I thanked her as we exited, and went by City Hall, too. I was so grateful to her that day, and I still feel so grateful whenever i think of it!