Monday, October 25, 2010

A hug from Snow White

Last night, I had my own magical moment backstage. I had just gotten my assignment for Pooh grouper, when Snow White and her Prince walked by with the Dwarves. I said hi, not expecting anything back.
Snow White stopped and said "Hi! How's your night going?"
"It's good. I'm going to go tell guests where to stand."
"Oh, I hope you have fun."
"Thanks! By the way, I really appreciate it when face characters are nice. So, thank you."
"Aww!" Snow White gave me a huge hug and then said "you just made my night."
"Oh my goodness, you just made mine!"

I walked to Winne the Pooh with a smile on my face.

Disclaimer: This picture was taken at Germany in Epcot on one of my days off.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Good and the Bad, in order

The good: A 31 year-old Englishman hit on me in Walmart. I was looking at the new Harry Potter calender, and he said "I've met him. Daniel Radcliffe." What a good pick up line for me.
The bad: Who hits on someone in Walmart?

The good: I didn't have a closing shift at work last night!
The bad: My shift was from 8:15pm-2:15am. I didn't get home until 3am.

The good: I got Subway during one of my breaks!
The bad: They didn't have the bread I wanted

The good: I got my first Guest Service Fanatic card!!!!
The bad: There's nothing bad about that statement; I was at Pooh Grouper and having a really good time!

The good: I was at Pooh Grouper and having a really good time!
The bad: A lady complained to Guest Relations about me.

I was grouping, and at Pooh, there's 2 lines. There's the regular line, and the line at the exit for guests with disabilities and magical moments.
There were a lot of people in the exit line, so I was grouping as fast as possible. Then there was a family of 4 in the regular line, and a group of 7 in the exit line. I had just sent a group of 10 from the regular line, so I asked the family of 4 to wait a second. I sent the group of 7 (it was a magical moment, and they were cast members), and then turned to the family of 4. They had waited maybe 25 extra seconds. The mother was furious.
"Excuse me. Why did you let them go ahead of us?"
"Well ma'am, I'm trying to get as many people into the ride as fast as possible."
"But they're teenagers. They didn't have a card."
"Ma'am, we have a thing called magical moments..."
She interrupted me. "I know what those are! They're teenagers!"
"Ma'am, teenagers need magic too."
"No they don't! How dare you send them before us!"
"Ma'am, I'm really sorry. If you want to go to rows 3 and 4, that'd be great. Again, I'm sorry I upset you."
The family marched past me without another word.

A little later, one of my coordinatos comes up to me. "Hey, I'll take over your position for a little bit. Your manager needs to talk to you."
"Oh, okay."

I went to find him, and he told me that the woman had complained to Guest Relations about me. He told me that next time, I should explain that at the bottom of the exit ramp, there's a cast member who screens everyone.

I didn't get in trouble, but it was a strange thing to have happen right after I got my first Guest Service Fanatic card.

The good: I got a ride home after work with some friends, and we had a Disney and Glee sing-along during the ride!
The bad: Once again, there's nothing bad about that.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

This is Halloween

Super awesome Halloween costumes I've seen:
-Mary Poppins and Bert, in blue dress and chimney sweep
-A 7 year-old boy as Jafar, with a drawn-on goatee in eyeliner
-Incredible Jack Sparrow
-A 'Cinderella' family: Grandfather in the ECV as the King, Grandmother was the Fairy Godmother, Mom was Cinderella, Dad was the Prince, Son was Gus-Gus
-Steampunk bride and groom-the bride's dress had a corset, train and bustle!
-A bride in Ariel's town outfit-blue skirt, white shirt, black corset, with a stuffed Flounder
-A really handsome guy dressed as Prince Eric
-A teenage girl dressed as Pinocchio, complete with marionette strings
-A cast member who dressed up as peasant Snow White, and looked exactly like her. She was in Entertainment, same with a cast member who dressed up as Tinkerbell
-A Peter Pan family, all women. There was Smee, Captain Hook, Peter Pan, Wendy, the crocodile, and Tinkerbell
-Every kid or adult dressed as a Harry Potter character
-A cast member dressed as Tom Marvolo Riddle. He looked eerily like the character, it was awesome
-A Gepetto dad, Blue Fairy mother, and Pinocchio son
-A gorgeous ballroom Belle dress on a teenager. She made it herself!
-A group of people wearing 'Calvinball Champions 2010' t-shirts
-A group of people dressed as characters from Up-Russell, Kevin (the bird), Carl, and Dug. They looked awesome
-A man dressed as Shaggy who has the voice down. "Like, where's the candy?" His daughter was Daphne and his wife was Scooby
-A group dressed as Wilderness Explorers, from Up
-A group of teenagers and adults dressed as princesses-Snow White, Aurora, Cinderella, Belle, Tinkerbell, Mulan, Jasmine, and Ariel


Terribly awful Halloween costumes:
-A 40 year-old woman in Bella's dress from 'Twilight'. You know, the green one that was available at Hot Topic. She even did her hair like Kristen Stewart's. My thought process: How sad. How sad that this older woman has to dress like a terrible literary character who had an emotionally abusive boyfriend...and she bought her dress from Hot Topic. The only things I buy at Hot Topic are Harry Potter and Invader Zim stuff.
-A younger guy, probably mid-20's dressed as Edward Cullen. He had painted his face white, and put glitter over it. He was wearing a blue long sleeve shirt and dress pants. And an Edward Cullen wig. His date was dressed as a Greek goddess.
(I saw both of these people a week apart, 'Bella' and 'Edward' were not together.)
-All of the mothers in the slutty Disney Princess costumes who come to the parties with their kids.
-The elementary school girls in slutty costumes (Alice is a popular one this year), with skirts that are too short and wearing way too much makeup. This is Disney World, not a beauty pageant.

This was my Halloween costume:
Yup, I was slutty Belle. It was the dress I got for my 18th birthday, with a borrowed tiara from one of my fantastic roommates. Hey, at least the dress covered everything that needed to be covered, and I didn't have any children with me.

No big deal, Prince Charming agreed to pretend-propose to me.
I love my life.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Characters I met at the party:
Cinderella and Prince Charming
Princess Aurora and Prince Phillip
Snow White and Snow White's Prince (he doesn't have a name)
Rosetta, Tinkerbell, and Vidia
Minnie and Mickey (in Halloween attire)
Mad Hatter
Tiana and Naveen
Tarzan, Jane, and Terk
Timon and Rafiki
Aladdin and Abu
Baloo
Princess Jasmine and Genie
The hag from 'Snow White'

Characters I saw:
The 7 Dwarves
The Wicked Stepmother and Stepsisters from 'Cinderella' (Lady Tremaine, Anastasia, Drusilla)
Alice
Queen of Hearts
The Shadow Man (from 'Princess and the Frog')

Men who agreed to fake-proposal pictures:
Prince Charming
Prince Phillip
Naveen
Aladdin
also, Timon randomly proposed to me. I accepted.

Bags of candy from trick-or-treating:
2 (both were full)

Saw:
The Hallow-wishes fireworks
Villains Show

Rode:
Snow White's Scary Adventure
The Many Adventures of Winnie-the-Pooh

Face Painting:
Succeeded, and beautifully done

Fun:
Had by all. It was an amazing, delightful time!

Whoa!

Oh hey there, October. Didn't see you there.

Things I need to write about:
Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
Date with a guy from India
Character hunting
Life in general
Magical moments

This will happen today or tomorrow.