Each year around this time, I offer a list of suggested new year's resolutions for theme park fans, in the spirit of making each year a little bit better than the past. This year, I wrote my list for the Orange County Register, which published it as a column in today's paper and a slideshow on the Register website.
Some of this year's resolutions include "Smile more," "Don't Judge," and my favorite addition to the list — "No more selfies." (You'll have to read the column to see why I included that one!)
Ultimately, most of these resolutions come down to one idea — that you can help yourself get the most enjoyment from your day in the parks by working with your fellow visitors and park employees, instead of trying to work against them. That might seem like a simple and obvious idea, but too many of us forget it when we enter a crowded park and start to fear that we are not going to get that good time for which we planned — and paid.
So that's why we start the year with these resolutions — to remind us that we have a better time when we stop acting like selfish jerks and remember to behave like civil people, instead.
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