I know I have started threads like this in the past, but I really wanted to throw this one on here. Part of traveling with a bunch of kids is the effect I like to call "organized chaos". It's fun just trying to keep everyone together when we visit, anything else including pictures is an added bonus. I wanted to say thank you to a couple complete strangers, who offered assistance. They may never read this, but it shows the good side of random kindness.
On 6.19 My wife and I entered the park around 8pm. We didn't have the stroller, so everyone was walking. While walking up Main Street, a family going the opposite direction stopped us. They were leaving the park, and wanted to know if we wanted their rental stroller. The father commented that he paid a small fortune for it, and felt no one should have to pay for a perfectly good stroller twice. We declined, but we were very grateful for the offer.
Not sure of the dates on these ones
Some time back my son and I rode Splash Mountain. It was his first thrill ride. While standing in line we struck up a conversation with a family from Utah. My son, while excited, was a bit nervous about that last drop. This family did everything to keep him excited, kept telling him not to worry about the drop. They talked up Splash. When we made it to the front, we all got the log. Before every drop they would tell him not to worry about it, and after one or two would turn around an make sure we were ok. At the end my son gave each of them a big hug! Complete strangers, making sure a little one would be brave enough to ride his first thrill ride.
Storybook is always a challenge for us. It's easy to get in, not so easy to get out. Usually the kids get out before us, and try to run off. In this case we had befriended a family from Austrailia... and they made a point of getting out before the kids, and standing with them as Mom/Dad got out... again complete strangers showing kindness.
And the most obvious of all, MC Meets. From the very first Meet we attended, MC's have gone out of their way to help us, and help our family. An extra set of hands is always greatly appreciated... so to all of you thank you!
So I am not sure if it is just Disneyland, a positive attitude, or nice people... but it is appreciated. My wife and I both believe in helping out whenever we can. I've been known to help catch kids, or help others with strollers. Sometimes it is nice to be on the receiving end, and know that there are others out there who try to help.
If you have any stories please share them.