Have You Ever Bumped into Anyone at Disney?

Have you at any time been on a Disney getaway and operate into a person you never ever predicted you would get to satisfy? A celeb, somebody you adhere to on social media, an old close friend? In some cases they can be the spotlight of a Disney vacation.

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Our most loved operate-ins are with Disney forged customers who are relatively effectively regarded. Throughout 1 vacation resort hop to the Grand Floridian Vacation resort and Spa, we bumped into Richard Gerth (photograph earlier mentioned). Mr. Gerth was a long-time beloved greeter and manufactured us sense at property in the grand vacation resort.

Assembly (given that retired) Chef Oscar Martinez at Disneyland’s Carnation Café on Principal Street was excess particular since that 12 months he told us he was celebrating his 60th anniversary doing the job for the parks! It was an honor to materialize on this legend, and we liked his business just in advance of his retirement from the parks.

On one excursion to the parks, our spouse and children ran into “Wayne” from the Disney-themed Kingdom Keepers novels operating at Splash Mountain. Wayne is a fictional character from the well known Ridley Pearson series, so it was incredibly interesting that we ran into him at the attraction. Mr. Pearson produced Wayne from an employee he achieved at the Disney Planet attraction and he was so joyful to chat with us!

Social Media Personalities

It is typical to location a Disney blogger or someone we follow on social media on the to start with day of an event. An unforeseen delight was recognizing and/or assembly various Disney podcasters, which include our possess DIS Unplugged workforce, on a new relatives holiday to Walt Disney Environment! My young children excitedly pushed me into introducing myself as a supporter of the demonstrate and I was happy they inspired me they could not have been any nicer.

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A relatives family vacation at Walt Disney Globe would not be finish with out your children recognizing a trainer from their college district or a counselor from their summer time camp. Some of those sightings really do not generally get the similar degree of enthusiasm as some others, particularly if your boy or girl states his math instructor is on your Disney cruise!!

It is inevitable to bump into mates from dwelling who are also vacationing in the parks at the exact same time. The ideal impromptu moments can be had with hometown pals as you hop on a journey at the same time or take pleasure in a speedy meal collectively and then head on your way.

Effectively, I saved the best for last, at least for me. 1 relatives trip was used at Aulani, a Disney Vacation resort and Spa during the resort’s opening days. We have been walking all around the wonderful resort and getting a feel for our environment when we bumped into… Joe Rohde! A extended time Disney Imagineer and artistic executive Imagineer for the Hawaiian vacation resort, he gave us tips on an genuine Disney vacation resort holiday at Aulani. He encouraged us get out and take a look at Hawaii! Mr. Rohde instructed us to go away the vacation resort for a bit, consider a auto, and appreciate all of the island. Which, of training course, we did!

What a unique working day that was assembly him, for the reason that it was just like Disney alone: a little bit of pixie dust that made some magic. Is not it generally the sudden that is the most memorable component of the journey?  

So, who have you bumped into at Disney currently?