Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Earning my Ears

I thought I would write about my experience of my first week as a Disney Intern. I live in the Washington DC Area & flew down 2 days early since I had so much stuff to bring with me. The majority of the American interns live in a development called Vista Way nicknamed” Vista Lay” from the college programmers. I can say that the nickname did live up to its name. I saw a lot of stuff! I have a lot of stories ;) The International interns live in a development called the Commons down the road. These communities are right off of rt 535 near Disney. Disney World provides 24 hour bus transportation for interns to all the property as well as Walmart ect. 

Every new Disney employee is required to attend “Traditions” You basically sit in a room all day learning about Walt Disney & learn about his vision & goals for the company.  I worked in Fantasyland Attractions so had additional training. I had to memorize all the scenes, fire exits, fire extinguishers, memorize spiels (this was before it was all automated!) story lines, characters…. I had to request an extra day of training because you had to pass a massive test! I was bummed that I didn’t get Space Mountain at first. I later found out that if Space Mountain was closed or broken those cast members would get spit on & kicked! I have a soft place in my heart for Fantasyland because of my time there. ;)

 I’d like to say how much Disney has helped me with my shyness. I used to be a terribly shy & quiet person.  The first time I had to recite the Dumbo spiel in front of live people I freaked out & cried after! It is a lot harder than it looks; especially if you aren’t used to being center of attention by that many people! I worked at: Snow White’s Scary Adventures RIP :(, Winnie the Pooh ride, Tea Cups, Meet the Little Mermaid,& Dumbo. I was there January 1999-May 1999. When I got home my parents noticed how much I had changed & for the better.

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  1. May I just say I absolutely love your blog. All the Disney stuff makes me smile. I look forward to reading more stories of your time as a CP. :)

    1. Awwww thank you! I enjoy writing about Disney so that is so nice to hear. :)



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