My wife and I decided to take our son to Disneyland today (in spite of the blustery day that it was.)
We got to the park around 1pm and only spent about 4 hours in the park, and that was good for us. We hit Jungle Cruise and Casey Jr....and decided to get on It's A Small World to end the trip.
As we stood in line, we noticed a somewhat obnoxious family ahead of us. The little girls would not stay with their mom.....and would hold up the line. And then their Mom ducks OUT of line to go hail the Dad that's out wandering around looking for them. Mind you, the older of the two girls was probably 10 and the younger maybe 6.
So, Mom get's Dad and brings him in to line with us. OK. As we are coming around the bend, the parade starts....and the family won't move. The line is held up beyond understanding....and the CM on hand tells them 'Sir, you'll have to keep the line moving." And he says "We want to see the parade." CM says "You'll have to exit the line to view the parade, otherwise I'll have to ask that you keep the line moving." He wouldn't move....so finally as we start to pass him, he jumps in front of us.....all the while his daughters still clinging to the railing watching the parade.....and so he's back and forth getting his daughters - yelling their names.....UNREAL!
As if it wasn't bad enough, they ended up riding in the first two rows of our boat. As stood at the dock to board, the CM in the control booth asked that the 'young lady' not lean or hang on the safety gates. So the Dad shouts out to his daughter "She's the wicked witch of the north!" Not only could the daughter hear it, but so could the CM - and my wife and I looked at each other in shock because he was totally out of line and the CM was very kind to them.
So, we're on the ride, and the elder daughter starts shouting at her Dad to STOP! He was poking here and irritating her, etc. It was so obnoxious. I've never seen such behavior from a family in Disneyland - but it get's better.
As we are in the boat going through the various countries, the girls are putting their hands in the water splashing! That's right - scooping up water and tossing it high in the air in front of the boat. They each did it once....and Mom said "I'm gonna smack you."
As we exited the IASW building, the Dad noticed all the coins in the water....so the girls start sticking their hands in the water fishing for them. I don't think they could reach them, but the fact that they tried and weren't reprimanded was unbelievable. And then again, one of the girls did another water scoop and flung water.
Then they both stood up in the boat as if searching for something.....and then the one tried to climb in to the others row.....mind you, they had rows 1 and 2 and we were in row 3.
As we came to the 'Y' in the dock, the one daughter was standing, and the CM said "I"m going to have to ask you to stay seated and keep your hands in the boat." Then the Dad yelled out "She's a witch too!" The Mom said, "There's sure a lot of witches around here, and you wouldn't expect any on this ride especially."
My wife and I were so so so close to saying something to this family, but we did not. They were so rude - not only to the CM's, but to the rest of us on the boat that had to put up with their nonsense.
Anyway, I just had to share this story with you. I usually don't see people as obnoxious as this in the park - and if I do, I've never had to share a boat with them.
Thanks for reading - as this is sort of a 'vent'.