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.
I agree with No More Selfies and Stopping at the middle of a street. Obnoxious.
Top 11 - Cheaper food prices. Never happening so I'm bringing my own.
I'd add "stop recording fireworks shows and just watch them". If you need to relive them, you'll find plenty of recordings on YouTube. And, many of them were filmed with better equipment.
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My parents in general seem afraid of asking for help. Whenever we get lost or wanna know about showtimes or something like that, I seem to be the only one to offer up the idea of asking the people who work there.