Thursday, June 28, 2012

First Day + Best Question Ever

“First day of school! Wake up! Come on. First day of school.”
                                                                       - Nemo

Yesterday was my first full day of work by myself!  Needless to say, I definitely felt a bit like Nemo.  I only had to work 6 hours yesterday (4:45 – 10:45), which was very nice indeed.  I took an early bus which came at 3:20 and got to the Magic Kingdom around 4:15.  This gave me plenty of time to walk to Splash Mountain and clock in.  (Heads up for future CPs:  make sure you take an early bus to work!  Most arrive late or get delayed in traffic while traveling there.  It’s no fun to have to run to work only to find out your 5 seconds late.)

I clocked in a bit early, so the coordinator had me help unload guests.  Yesterday I ended up grouping guests into the logs, worked Fastpass return and distribution, helped assist wheelchair parties, dispatched the logs, and unloaded more guests.  Work goes by very quickly because every role is so fast paced.  I can’t even begin to tell you how many guests I see in a day.  It’s also nice that we rotate quite a bit, so we never get bored. 

There seemed to be quite a few angry guests at the park yesterday; perhaps it was the heat?  People tend to get very angry when I won’t let them through the Fastpass line…  One guest tried to return for his 9:10 Fastpass at 6:30.  Sorry sir, but you’re going to have to wait.  He got mad, tried to get through again, and proceeded to say some nasty things before throwing his Fastpasses at me.  Good thing that solved all your problems sir!

No worries though, the good guests definitely make up for the bad ones.  I was talking to a little boy yesterday and this was his first time riding Splash Mountain.  He was so excited!  He kept asking me questions:  What’s your name?  How long is the ride?  Have you been on the ride before? 

Then came the best question ever:  Did you help build the ride?
Yup kid.  I was testing logs at the ripe old age of 3.

I’m working every day until July 4th, mostly closing shifts.  I actually like working later in the day because
1.  I can sleep in
2.  The sun isn’t out
3.  I can sleep in
4.  Sometimes I can catch the Main Street Electric Parade on my way out
5.  Did I mention that I get to sleep in?

Well, that’s all for now folks, have a magical day!   


  1. Hello!

    I just found your blog and am so enjoying it!!! I found it by reading your dining report on the Dis. It is nice to hear how much you are enjoying your time working for the Mouse!! Can't wait to follow you on your journey. My Husband and I will be taking a trip in September, maybe we will run into you! Can't wait to read your next post!!!


  2. Hi Cyndi! Thank you so much for reading both my blog and dining review!! You should definitely stop by Splash Mountain while you are here in September :)