It seems I have made an error in a previous post. I neglected to mention that although I did go with Sammy on the Thomas ride, as selected by the boy himself, I was not the original choice. No, that honor went to Grandpa, who graciously bowed out. I think that was fair, seeing as I paid for the tickets (and the stupid transaction fee, ugh) in the first place.
There you go, Dad. Retraction complete.