13th Jul 2009

2 days – Wet n’ Wild

No I have not been visiting a rival water park. I do think the phrase accurately sums up my shifts over the last 2 days.

On the 12th I worked 13 hours. Within about an hour of arriving we went 101 for an E-Stop – we reset pretty quick and I got to track walk and evac which was lovely. It was a train full of a Brazilian Tour group so communication was difficult but we managed… Everything went pretty smoothly for the next few hours until about 4 O’Clock when the rain arrived – we were expecting a storm but just a standard afternoon storm. This came and it just did not stop raining very heavily. I was initially at Greeter and got soaked despite getting my rain gear on ASAP. I then moved inside to help keep the exits clear as at this point we were continuing to operate the ride. About 30 minutes later we started cycling out for weather and as we did so the ride started to flood causing us to go down. To cut a long story short we were down for about 2 and a half hours, which made my long shift a little easier! When we did eventually come back up we were really busy with guests coming back with Fastpasses from 3 different hours and when we hit EMH we stopped Fastpass which meant that the standby line was extremely busy.

Today was a lot more calm, only 8 hours and the although we were busy it was not too crazy. No downtimes today – so a pretty standard day. I did discover that the Mouseketeeria do a great breakfast though – it is almost worth getting up early for. Day of tomorrow – yay! – I think Alice and I may be heading to Epcot in the morning although plans are still up in the air…

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