In the Tiki, Tiki, Tiki, Tiki, Tiki Room

This last summer my husband and I went to Disneyland to celebrate our anniversary. We took the family the previous year and that was fun but we had to do the family thing: Cart around the stroller and a lot of other stuff – because you never know who is going to need what when and stop at each and every bathroom – which isn’t so bad in Disneyland – they’re clean and cute – especially the bathroom by the Alice in Wonderland ride where all the stalls are playing cards! But this time we thought it’d be really fun to go by ourselves – stroller-less, contraint-less. It was SO. MUCH. FUN. -Both times were- but they each had their own differing ways that made it fun. So one afternoon we really wanted to grab a Dole whip – (if you’ve never had one – put it on your bucket list to get one) because they’re just so good – especially in July! As we’re savoring our Dole whip we gather around the Tiki Room and wait for the next showing. When the doors opened the crowd of people started piling in and we merged in the line to go in as well. When I got to the door this really cool thing happened. The greeter of the Tiki Room looked straight at us and his whole face lit up like we were celebrities or the most exciting people there. He bent down a smidgen like he was about to tell us a secret and he said in a slower, deliberate manner, “I am so glad you’re here”. Really slow, really meaningful, and genuine. It completely took me by surprise. I wasn’t expecting that. Now, EVERYONE at Disneyland is nice and smiling. I’m sure it’s in their job contract – … Continue reading In the Tiki, Tiki, Tiki, Tiki, Tiki Room