A few in our group want to take advantage of the facilities just inside the gate before we go further. My indecision about whether to do so myself is handled for me, as a man approaches and strikes up a conversation. His name is Zack, and it turns out he’s a barbershopper from
We chat for a bit about the contest, the silver medal, and the convention in general, until my family returns and we’re ready to move on. I’m sure they exist, but I have yet to meet an unfriendly barbershopper.
Ahead we go down
Still, it is the original, and I find myself just as giddy as it gets closer and closer. A horse-drawn trolley passes us. Music is everywhere. Smiling cast members and laughing guests, fresh at the beginning of the day, are all around.
It may very well live up to its longtime designation as “The Happiest Place on Earth.”
When we reach the hub (and take the required pictures of the castle), we turn left towards Adventureland. This usually works for us – we know that the Imagineers made the right-hand walkways wider because their research showed most parkgoers just naturally turn to the right, so we usually find lighter crowds when we go left.
We haven’t even passed under the Adventureland sign when the Enchanted Tiki Room appears to our left. It looks like the show is loading right now. Cool! This works for us on a couple of levels. First, because this is the original Tiki Room show, recently restored, not the updated “Under New Management” show in