The 2011 list of New Year's resolutions for theme park fans
Written by Robert Niles
Published: January 2, 2011 at 4:15 PM
It's time for our annual New Year's resolutions for theme park fans. There are a few tweaks from last year's list, thanks to readers' suggestions.
My resolutions probably ought to include eating fewer of these... ...and choosing more of these, instead.
As theme park fans, let's resolve in 2011 to:Start the day with a smile on your face, and work to see how many other faces you can get to share that smile before you lose yours.
Let the other folks go first when you both get to the queue entrance at the same time.
Start a friendly conversation in a queue with a visitor you don't know.
Offer a lost visitor directions.
Not linger at a restaurant table when others are waiting with food, trying to find a seat.
Ask a park employee for his or her advice on finding a special experience in the park that most visitors miss.
Say 'thank you' to the attendant every time you get on or off a ride.
Thank a member of the custodial staff and compliment the appearance of the park, during every theme park visit.
Go to a park's guest services desk on your way out of the park and compliment the work of a specific park employee.
Finally, if you're not having a good time, don't compound your bad experience by arguing with someone. Simply take your business elsewhere. That's the most effective form of complaint.
I also hope that all Theme Park Insider readers will resolve to "give something back" to the community by posting at least one blog comment, discussion response or attraction rating and review in 2011, especially those lurkers who've not posted to the site before.
Happy New Year 2011, everyone, and thanks for reading Theme Park Insider!
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