Sometimes other guests can be annoying or can do things that frustrate us while we are in the parks, but there are definitely scenarios and certain types of guests that we totally love encountering while on vacation. If you encounter these guests, they will likely make your vacation much more pleasant and even more magical in some cases. Here are 10 types of guests at Walt Disney World that we absolutely admire:
10. Guests who are helpful to other guests.
We love seeing guests looking after each other. Whether it be letting a guest know when they dropped something, helping them with directions or any other helpful act that may only take a few seconds or minutes of your time. It makes a big difference for the guests they helped and we love to see it!
9. Guests who talk and interact with other guests.
Vacation is definitely time to spend with your family, but it doesn’t mean that it also isn’t a fun time to meet new friends and interact with others. We have had some of the best time while waiting in lines by chatting with other guests and talking about their vacations. You may also find that you learn something you didn’t know and can add to your own vacation fun.
8. Guests who are friendly to all around them.
It makes a huge difference in the heat and busy nature of the parks when you see friendly faces around you. If everyone around you is crabby, frowning and frustrated it makes it more difficult for the rest of us to enjoy the awesomeness of Disney.
7. Guests who are patient in lines.
None of us REALLY just want to wait in lines. Disney does the best job of anyone of trying to make their ride queues entertaining and immerse you into the theme of the attraction, but we all still hope that we don’t have to wait in line for a very long amount of time. It is refreshing when guests can be patient and still make the most of their time with their family and not focus on being frustrated that they have to wait.
6. Guests who care about others.
You can generally tell when people are genuine and seem to have compassion when it comes to ensuring that others are happy, and safe. You see that in the guests who stop to help a mother get her stroller onto the sidewalk or wait patiently for a wheelchair to cross their path instead of bolting around them. It’s also safer for everyone else involved and makes everything flow much more smoothly.
5. Guests who pay attention when they are walking and moving through the parks.
Nothing is more frustrating than when guests almost run you or your children over, or especially when guests randomly stop and block walkways so that you are unable to pass and create traffic jams. It almost makes you feel a little bit of road rage while traveling through the parks. We all try to be patient, but sometimes it can be pretty frustrating, so it is especially refreshing when guests make an effort to pay attention to their surroundings and follow the flow of traffic.
4. Guests who keep an eye on their children.
We love kids and I know that even when you pay attention to your children, they can still do crazy things (believe me, I do know!), but then you have the guests that are oblivious to what their children are doing. They may be kicking another guest, spilling their drink all over, littering, or even worse. You may not be able to catch everything, but we definitely all admire the guests who try!
3. Guests who are appreciative of cast members.
My husband and I probably get the most frustrated if we hear cast members being treated poorly. Cast members work really hard, during weekends and holidays and in all types of conditions. They deserve to be treated with patience and understanding, especially when they are likely trying hard to preserve the magic and experience for all guests. We totally admire, love and respect the guests who appreciate cast members and express that appreciation. Take a few minutes to give recognition to stellar cast members, too, so that their managers know they are doing a great job!
2. Guests who love Disney.
It’s so much fun to see the creative shirts, hats, family themes, etc. from the guests that are visiting Walt Disney World. Disney fans are kindred spirits who all understand this deep connection and why we can’t get enough. We love these guests who display their love for Disney proudly and get into the festivities with a high level of energy.
1. Guests who pay-it-forward to others.
This is definitely my absolute favorite kind of guest. There are many guests who set out to do nice things for other guests. These guests leave unused supplies for other guests so that they don’t have to purchase them, they hand out glow necklaces during the evening shows to all the kids around them, they interact with other guests and give them little extras that add to their vacation. We were chatting with an absolutely delightful older couple on the boat from Disney’s Hollywood Studios to Epcot. Our boys were being really well behaved and the couple really enjoyed chatting with our family. Before we all got off the boat, the man gave our boys a handful of pins to add to their collection. They didn’t have to do that, but told us that they always bring extra pins to give out to kids that they meet in the parks. If we all acted like this in the parks, just think how much fun and even more magical it would be for everyone!