So I’ve now been at Disney for slightly less than two weeks (thirteen days, if we’re gonna be extra specific) and it has been crazy, to say the least. After Traditions, I was trained in Operations, Food & Beverage, and Magic Kingdom general knowledge. On the job, I’ve learned about bussing and counter, and taken courses on Disney Dining Plans and the Disney Count (you’ll learn this if you’re in any position that handles cash). I’ve been constantly on my feet. My iPhone tracks my health stats, and my sleep time has been decreasing as my step count has increased by an average of ten thousand.
But it’s all been worth it.
The other night, I was sweeping the floors at work and interacting with some younger guests. At one point, a little girl from another family came up to me and started staring at me intensely. She then ran back to her mom and whispered something, at which point her mom looked at me, smiled, and said, “Yeah, honey, she’s a princess.”
When I got hired for this job, they told me I’d make magical moments. And I did just that, with another family later that evening. But that little girl created a magical moment for me, and I don’t think I’ll ever forget that.
On a less sentimental note, if you’re a fall arrival, it probably won’t be long before you start thinking about the Halloween party, both attending and working.
Attending: Cast Members get special rates on certain evenings in September. (Not all dates in September…the night my roommates and I could get off will not be the special CM rate…and no nights in October are eligible for this rate.) However, I believe the normal CM rate of 10% off tickets still applies if you decide to go on a different night. (Edit: for special events such as MNSSHP, MVMCP, and Night of Joy, the 10% discount does not apply.)
Working: You can pick these shifts up via the Hub, although I was informed that they generally go to MK attractions CM’s first. They require no training and you will get a special costume from Costuming. (I’ll touch on Costuming in a later post.)
Well, that’s all for tonight! I’m currently sitting on Main Street waiting for the Electrical Parade, since it’s moving to Disneyland in early October. If anyone has any questions about training or MNSSHP, feel free to reach out!
Song of the day: Us // Regina Spektor