AND there was this awesome family across the street from us that clapped for literally everyone that walked up/down Mainstreet...which we Explorers of course happily joined in, ha! We were also entertained by a preshow of some high school marching bands, which was neat!
I also ran into my first explorer off duty, hahahaha. Here is how the conversation went:
Me: *talking to the little girl near me* "Hi honey, can you see?"
Said little girl: "Yes..." *gives me interesting look*
Me: *thinking she looks familiar* "Where you at Animal Kingdom yesterday?"
Little girl: "Yes..." *smiling*
Me: *Starting to connect the dots* "And were you a Wilderness Explorer?"
Little girl: *smiling even more* "YES!"
Me: "Did you talk to me?!!"
Little girl: "YES, hahahaha!"
So, apparently I had talked to her the day before about gorillas. I then explained to her that us troop leaders were exploring the new parade, haha! I wanted to take a picture with her, but I realized out of my costume requests like that are kinda weird, ha... =D