We're just getting in from our July visit. We had a FABULOUS time, but I came home with something heavy on my mind, the lost etiquette of waving. When I first went to DL, everyone waved to and from the train, automobiles, boats, whatever! That tradition seems to have been lost now, and that makes me sad. Whats the use of being in the Happiest Place on Earth if youre not going to go out of your way to be extra friendly? Doesnt that make everyones experience better?
I wave. Even if Im the only one standing there, looking like a fool. Even if its only for the sake of the lone CM waving from whatever. Do you wave? And if not, will you begin to?
I have always waived and will not be stopping anytime soon, regardless of how many people ignore me. For every person that ignores me, I get 5 more people that waive back and smile. It's not about me wanting attention (as other people have sometimes assumed), but it's just being friendly and having fun. RSR is especially fun to waive on and even throw some friendly competition sort of remarks to the riders in the other car.
I wave! I wave at the park opening when the CMs line the street, I wave on the train, Casey jr/storybook canal boats and IASW, I wave at the other car on RSR and as we leave the dock on Jungle Cruise.
I am a big believer in doing what I can to make Disney the happiest place on earth. I will say Happy Birthday if I see someone with a button. During my last trip, there was a chatty kid with a "first time at Disneyland" button and it was adorable getting to hear how much she loved the park. I will even stop and help out if I see a family trying to decide who will take the family picture.