My dad took me into the pit. We wedged our way into his spot - second level up from the bottom, back to the corner. Basically right where Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd stood in the movie. I was, obviously, the only kid in the pit, and all I could see in every direction were people's legs. It was like being in a massive crowd of people, but nobody was moving - everyone standing around, shoulder-to-shoulder, hip-to-hip, waiting ... Then, about 5 seconds before 8:30, the crescendo began.
In a thread about the closing of Chicago and NY futures trading pits, Member Guernsey Halleck recounts accompanying their dad onto the trading floor of 4 World Trade Center and viewing the action close-up as a child.