One day at Greeter position at the Wildlife Express Train a boy wearing a safari hat who was about maybe 9 or 10 walked up to me and another College Program Cast Member and said: “My parents are lost.” The boy was not scared of being by himself. In his mind he was not lost, … Continue reading The Boy Who’s Parents Were Lost
Stroller Parking Vengence at Wildlife Express Train in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Stroller parking at the Wildlife Express Train was a mess as I’m sure it is at most places around the parks. Guests just park their stroller near other strollers with no order at all. We parked strollers like a parking lot where you would … Continue reading Stroller Parking Vengeance At Disney’s Animal Kingdom
I used to work with this part-time Cast Member at the train and I always though he seemed a bit off. He was a friendly guy but was one of those people who could not tell when he was making people feel uncomfortable. When we had guests come on the train with ECV’s we would … Continue reading Making Guests Feel Uncomfortable And Throwing Rocks At The Meerkats
The Guest That Broke My Brain It was Christmas time, the busiest time of the year at Disney World. I was working at the Wildlife Express train at the engineer (driver) position. We had just loaded up the train and I was closing the doors and heading the front cab to drive the train. When … Continue reading The Guest That Broke My Brain
The Disney College Program Will Change Your Life The Disney College Program is an experience unlike any other on earth. If you think it would be cool to live and work in a place with Castles, Pirates, Space Exploration, Foreign Countries, a Giant Geodesic Dome, Dinosaurs, Wild Animals, Ghosts, Princesses and Princes, Monorails, The Past, … Continue reading The Disney College Program Will Change Your Life
In the Fall of ’97, I got pulled off Water Tank (the first step of the now-closed Backlot Tour, may it RIP) to work a few shifts at “The Making of…”. This was a walking tour that gave guests a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of one of Disney’s latest movies. At that time, it … Continue reading The Great Movie Ride – from above!
The control booth, or “tower”, as we called it, deep inside Space Mountain – where the ride is actually operated from – is a ‘cozy’ space. About the size of a small kitchen, it houses two people most of the time, each one responsible for their respective side of the attraction (Space Mountain in Florida … Continue reading Trouble in Space Mountain
SETTING On my first Disney College Program in the spring of 2002 I worked FastPass at the Magic Kingdom. FastPass used to be on it’s own and we were responsible for helping with the distributing of FastPass’s, Validating the FastPass’s to make sure the guests had the correct time and could come into the FastPass … Continue reading The Guest That Almost Beat The System Until They Met Me
In 2010, my birthday was Easter day. Yes, I was also turning 21, so I was excited to be able to experience WDW as a true and full adult. I had attended House of Blues the night before with about 55 of the people I had met on the program. It was a huge and … Continue reading Easter & A Birthday at WDW!
My story begins in 2009. I had just finished my last day at the parks at WDW, and was standing in line about to embark to the Bahamas. I was standing next to Goofy, when a cast member approached me and asked if I was a cast member myself. I replied with a “No, I … Continue reading My Incredible WDWCP