This may be type-casting for someone who owns a trip planning website, but there are definitely things that we do on a vacation that may be difficult to justify to others.
Take photos of signs
Being a fan of the creative decisions that go into setting the scene for an environment could mean taking a photo of a sign. Normally, folks can be convinced that grabbing a pic of an attraction sign or even a restaurant – but what about when you’re taking a photo of a piece of concept art that adorns the wall of a store?
Order Uber from the bus station
Shocking – we don’t like waiting for Disney Transportation. When you’re on vacation, time is money. Other guests may have a different idea of what could be acceptable for waiting for a bus, but if it’s more than 5 minutes…the UBER app is already open and there’s money on the table that I’m setting the pick-up location to the bus stop.
Ask for specific seats
Did you know that you could get a different experience when you sit in a certain seat on an attraction? Whether you’re in the backseat on Expedition Everest or the front seat on Living with the Land – there is a difference.
Don’t be afraid to ask for a specific seat and be prepared to accept an additional wait. Remember that the folks around you may not understand that you have one chance to ride this specific attraction and why settle for a lesser experience when you can control it?
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Talk to the Cast Members
I’m one to talk to the Cast Members – and it’s hilarious to everyone around me. As a former CM, it’s always fun to talk about things that don’t focus on the robotic responses that happen in a role (nearest washroom, location of an attraction, etc). It’s one thing that I’ll never apologize for, as the folks working on the front lines are people too.
Take photos in queue lines
Creative departments (Universal Creative & Disney Imagineering) put a lot of thought into the queue lines, as they are telling the full story of the experience. I’m going to enjoy the full attraction, and it may involve taking a fun memento for my collection – like a photo of the Haunted Mansion interactive queue details. #SorryNotSorry
Talking to the Chef at a Restaurant
There are times that you have to ask about allergies and dietary restrictions. Yes, it can be interruptive and annoying to other guests – but the chefs at theme parks are well-trained to be efficient and accommodating.
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Being on Time or Early for a Reservation
If you reserve a time for an experience – why wouldn’t you want to be on time for it?
Well those are the Things That We Do On A Vacation That May Be Annoying to Other Guests. Did I miss anything? Let me know through social media!