July, 2009

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30th Jul 2009

Awesome Day!

Today I remembered why I am here! Alice and I started the morning in DHS – fastpass for Tower and then GMR to watch Kev’s show – it was sooo good despite all kinds of problems nothing to do with him – we promised we will be back to see a perfect show! After Tower we went to watch Playhouse Disney Live on Stage which I had never seen – a group of kids plus 2 20 year-olds – much fun for all involved! We then went for a picture with Mickey at Animation Courtyard which was fun even if Mickey did take about a million breaks while we were in line!

We then headed to MK with no real idea of what we wanted to do… On the way we decied to stop at the Grand Floridian to see if Luke was working. I had never been inside before and I loved it! I really want to stay there at some point. We wandered around for a while and could not find Luke so we sat in the lobby and ate a Rice Crispie treat and just enjoyed the AC and the surroundings for a while. When we got bored we continued on to MK…

We did Pirates, got some food, did the Carousel of Progress (one of Alice’s favourites apparently!) and then noticed it was about to rain so we went to do Stitch thinking it was long and inside. We came out and it was pouring accompanied by a rather spectacular storm. We decided to chill out under the cover of the store at the end of the attraction and wait for the storm to pass. While we were waiting the standing water was starting to rise and got to about 2 or 3 inches. We then noticed an MK manager who we assumed was a custodial manager standing in the pouring rain trying to keep the drains clear so that the water could flow away. He stood out there with no rain gear for over 30 minutes in torrential rain and lightning which was hitting the Astro Orbiter feet away. We were impressed – definitely going ‘Above and Beyond’. Another manager was nearby and started chatting to us and told us that the man’s name. After the storm was over we rode Buzz and then went to Guest Relations so that we could fill out a GSF card for the manager – definitely a true Disney moment!

After the storm passed the rain continued and Spectro was cancelled so we rode Small World and Peter Pan before watching a delayed Wishes from the Train Station on Main St which actually gives a surprisingly good view!

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29th Jul 2009

A strange few days of work….

The last few days at work have been a bit wierd. I have been working long non-closing shifts – very non-ICP! We are apparently very short of CMs in BTM so we are being scheduled a little strangely – I am on 6 days for one week.

The last few days have seen an Alpha call to station while I was in tower which was really interesting since I got to call 911 – an experience that was a little strange. I am also a lot more comfortable with tower this week.

I had a little wobble yesterday where I thought I might want to leave due to various issues at work but one of my managers, JD, reminded me that I have worked 5 weeks at the only roller coaster at the busiest theme park in the world and however bad it gets is it really worth throwing everything away for just 3 more weeks.

Yesterday was one of those days when everything went wrong. Work was just a bad day – bad guests, bad managers, bad CMs. I even had a guest get really mad with me and get right up in my face because he left his sunglasses on the ride – I did my best to find them for him but they really were not there! Even when we went to McD’s in the evening we got there too late and it was closed. I even went to a vending machine at the Premium Outlets to get water and it stole my money! According to Kev we did reach a turning point when the next vending machine gave me a bottle!

Last night I went to Paradiso 37 with Kev and a bunch of GMR people – it was much fun although we did not get there until just before 11 so we kind of annoyed them since they stop serving food at 11 – woops! I was also a little warm since I had basically run from my shift at MK!

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