Have you ever run into people you know at WDW?

Discussion in 'Theme Parks Community' started by firecracker, Feb 16, 2008.

  1. firecracker

    firecracker never been tagged, but that's OK...I'm secure abou

    Nov 25, 2001
    Taking off from the the Small World thread, I have to share these stories and I hope you'll share some too. We're from Northern Indiana and apparently we must vacation with others from our community quite often!

    1. We've run into our family doctor and her family on TWO different WDW vacations! Both times at EPCOT.

    2. The daughter of one of our pastor's (we didn't know her at the time) noticed my school sweatshirt while we were both in line for lockers at the MK. She said "Is that Lakeland Christian Academy" in Indiana? I said, Yeah. She says: I'm from Warsaw! and so we make the connection. We later pass her dad as we're driving home on the FL turnpike!

    3. Best story of all: Last July, we're at Animal Kingdom. We'd just gotten totally soaked on Kali, my cell phone got completely soaked, and I'd lost my husband's hat. (He's bald, it was very sunny, and he was VERY angry at me! :banana: gotta love that!) Anyway, we're walking toward It's a Bug's Life and I look up and see our NEXT DOOR NEIGHBORS!!!! Neither of us knew we were coming to Florida! It was just crazy!

    A side note--my doctor really follows me around on vacation! My husband and I took a 2nd honeymoon to Akumal, Mexico last spring break and who do we see there??? Our doctor--same small town in Mexico!

    It really is a small world after all!

    Anything like that ever happen to you?
  2. Eeyore's My Favorite

    Eeyore's My Favorite EW Disney Mom

    Jun 20, 2007
    Yes-it can be a very small world - DH, DD & I ran into the nurse that delivered DD 21 years ago in AK a few years back. Whenever I see her around town now we just laugh & talk about that. :goodvibes
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  4. jennifer293

    jennifer293 <font color=green>SHHHHH , but we live in the stic

    Jan 29, 2005
    Our last trip there I saw a guy wearing a t-shirt for one of local high school football teams. I thought to myself wow that is the same name as our high school and same school colors...well out comes his wife from the restroom and it was a girl I went to high school with that I had not seen in 11 years...lol

    While we will be there on this upcoming trip there will be several families we know there at the same time since it is our Spring Break so I am sure we might run into some of them.
  5. KorieDWnut

    KorieDWnut <font color=darkcoral>Known to be the cranky perso

    Jul 31, 2007
    Yes. I have run into the same family that goes to our dance studio 3 separate times. We only knew that they were going once. The other 2 times were purely coincidental. It is a huge joke with us now. I saw the mom at class last Tuesday and I told her, ok Michelle..just giving you a heads up, we made our reservations for August so you better get moving
    I guess we won't b seeing them this year, they made their reservations for May. WHat a small world though. :cool1:
  6. themilesfamily

    themilesfamily <font color=green>Wanna potty with Spongebob Squar

    Sep 16, 2007
    I went to a very small college for undergrad -- about 300 people per graduating class. Walking down Main Street I ran into two people I graduated with -- a girl who lived in my dorm freshman year and her husband, who was also in our class. I hadn't seen either of them in 13 years.
  7. MassJester

    MassJester DIS Veteran DIS Lifetime Sponsor

    Oct 25, 2001
    A few years back, when I was in law school, I went to WDW after exams and ran into two classmates on separate days. I guess we all needed a little magic after our experience. :)
  8. jujashmom

    jujashmom DIS Veteran

    Feb 8, 2008
    We saw one of my DD's high school teachers in line at RNR.

    I saw a physician I work with walking around World Showcase.

    It is a small world!
  9. Charleston Princess

    Charleston Princess DIS Veteran

    Jan 28, 2008
    Prior to our October trip, I was standing in the copy room at work talking to another teacher. She asked what we were doing over the fall break so I started gushing about going to Disney World. Lo and behold, on our first day there, we were walking across the Tomorrowland bridge and ran into her and her family! She said that after talking to me she had decided to go to WDW too! DS was thrilled because he is good buddies with her DS.

    The whole thing was just surreal though because nothing like that had ever happened to me!
  10. kofduke

    kofduke Earning My Ears

    Jan 12, 2008
    When I was a little girl, we went to Disney and stayed at the Poly. I will never forget some guy from the town we lived in yelled "hey mailman" and of course my dad looked around (he was a mailman!) and didn't see anyone he knew...the guy then yelled "hey, mailman from (our very small town)" and sure enough it was a customer from his mail route...
  11. dmccarty

    dmccarty DIS Veteran

    Jan 30, 2008
    Last trip we ran into one of my oldest daughers classmates from school. I think we where in AK at the time. We where staying at CBR and we ran into them again on the bus to the resort. AND at breakast in the resort one morning.

    Of all of the people down there its amazing you see anyone you know. And to manage to get on a bus at the same time is pretty amazing. That meant we all went to the same park and decided to go back to the resort at the same time.

  12. Becky521

    Becky521 DIS Veteran

    Jul 24, 2006
    Several years ago we were waiting for a monorail and across the platform waiting for a different monorail was a family who attended my sister-in-law's day care.
    It also always amazes me that we may see a family several times throughout our trip. With all the people who are vacationing and we see someone in one park that we had seen the day before in another park.
  13. labattblue

    labattblue DIS Veteran

    Jan 24, 2007
    Last trip we ran into friends in the IaSW(how ironic:) ) queue and other friends at Kennedy Space Center. DD13 also saw someone from her school.
  14. junebugs

    junebugs Mouseketeer

    Jan 9, 2008
    In 2006, we visited Disney with my sister's family. We were in Animal Kingdom and my husband and my brother-in-law separated from my sister and I to ride EE with the older kids. When they got back they told us they ran into my Mom's cousin. Which is crazy since I have only met my Mom's cousin twice, and they could have met her only once. Yet she still recognized my husband and brother-in-law in Animal Kingdom! :thumbsup2
  15. labdogs42

    labdogs42 DIS Veteran

    Dec 2, 2005
    On our last trip, we ran into our neighbors in the IASW line and I was recognized by a fellow DIS-er at Chef Mickey's! (I guess I look JUST like the picture in my signature!! :rotfl: )
  16. TiggerFamily

    TiggerFamily Love to scrap book

    Mar 27, 2003
    I haven't seen anyone I know at WDW but I did at Bryce Canyon in Utah, We parked next to a guy I went to high school with in MA and we both still live in MA. Then another time I ran into a friend's girl friend at a hotel in Bermuda.
  17. GrowingUpDisney

    GrowingUpDisney 589 Miles From My Favorite Place On Earth!

    Feb 16, 2007
    In 2005 we ran into some folks from our "home" church in Fantasyland...then last year we ran into some other folks from our "home" church while watching the High School Musical Pep Rally at MGM! LOL
  18. Dolce27

    Dolce27 <font color=teal>It's kind of hard to ride with so

    May 14, 2006
    In 2003 I was standing in the Muppets pre-show when my former highschool youth director (from the chuch I had attended in h.s.) and his family walked in. I hadn't seen them in 6 years.
  19. supersuperwendy

    supersuperwendy any happy little thought?

    Aug 6, 2006
    Last year we sat down on the ME bus and one of my husbands employees sat down in the seat in front of us!!! Neither knew of the others plans to even go to WDW!!
  20. wlwilliams9

    wlwilliams9 "It's green and evil...I call it greevil!!" -Dr. H

    Apr 7, 2007
    Not at the parks, but the last 3 times we have visited WDW, we have shared the same flight from Detroit to Orlando with Lloyd Carr (former Head Coach @ Univ. of Michigan). We don't know him personally, but last year I had to tell him we'd been flying the friendly skies with him for years! He seemed amused!
  21. miss missy

    miss missy Is this the Dis Board Desperate Housewives?!

    Jan 31, 2005
    Yes! On the plane leaving AND saw them at Epcot too! It was really weird LOL I havent seen them, old friends.. in like 13 years!

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