thecoasterkid wrote:I plan on meeting up at Wonderland, and am fully aware that since I'm not on the official trip, I won't get to enjoy any of the perks that may (or may not) occur. I want to go simply because I know that there will be a few people there that I hung out with last year, so this is a perfect opportunity to see them again.
And that's totally cool. It works when you know people who are on the trip and you want to get together with them. We've really noticed that it doesn't work so much when you come in cold turkey, don't know anyone, and try to find a group.
I know that probably sounds horrible like the TPR trips are nothing but a bunch of closed minded cliques, but it's not really the case. It's just that after you've spent a few days with people, you end up with a group that just "gels."
I've seen this on ALL of our trips so far.
And honestly, if you DO come cold turkey for a day, you WILL end up finding people to hang out with. I just don't want to give people the wrong impression, that's all.
I'm sure Jer kind of knows what I'm talking about. We really wanted to hang out with them more at Kennywood last year, but with the meetings we had with the park reps, the photo walk back, etc, it just wasn't possible. But they knew people who were already going to be there that day, so they had a group already to hang out with and it worked! (hopefully we'll get more time this year to hang out with you guys!)