So we used our season passes to Dollywood today for the first time this year. My daughter always likes to ride the carousel, and usually I'm the one to take her on it. Today her mother took her, so I got to stand by the railing and people-watch. As the attendant dutifully made sure everyone was strapped onto their "animal" and no one was riding side-saddle (apparently this is a very bad thing to do), I noticed that the people on the carousel fell into one of two groups: Some were excited and waited anxiously for the music to start and the horses to start their up-and-down orbit. Others, perhaps about a third of them, however, looked like they were waiting in line to be waterboarded.
Just an observation . . .