Great day was great yesterday. :)
The park was pretty empty the whole day, since Spring Break is over. Thank Jeebus.
During break I got to see my friend who’s gone over to Splash. It was his first day of training and he didn’t try on the costume before he got it, like I told him to, so it didn’t fit at all and it was hilaaarious. Shorts way too tight, shirt ginormous.
After break I played toss with some kids, one of whom gave me a Gardenia as thanks for playing with her. If you’ve never encountered a Gardenia, they smell phenomenal and are very pretty.
There’s a stage in Town Square right now, so crossing were over by the Firehouse. I made and manned a one person walkway from City Hall over to the Theatre for anyone coming in or leaving the park. It was surprisingly relaxing.
The real fun was before Celebrate the Magic and Wishes. Before CTM, I was talking to this adorable old guy in an ECV for a good while. He was play hitting on me and trying to chat me up and it was very amusing. His grandson reminded him that he’s taken and he said with a beautiful smile, “Oooh, yes. So taken. By the love of my life. We’re going on 65 years soon.” He then suggested that I date his actually rather attractive grandson, who was still standing next to him. This was both awkward and funny. His arguments were that we’re both cute, love Disney and are from neighboring towns back in Illinois. Grandson argued that he’s moving to L.A. soon and Grandpa tried to convince him to move to Orlando instead. xD
After CTM but before the fireworks, a girl I worked with called me over into the street. She had found this family that was touting their sons could ballroom dance and she wanted help in coaxing it out of them. One was about 17 and also very attractive (shut up, it would be legal, don’t judge me) and I pounced on that one. The other was like five or six and was extremely resistant in a good natured way. She was trying to get him to dance with her. “As an attempt to encourage the little brother,” I was like ‘alright let’s go let’s do this’ to the older brother and we stood there with his hand on my waist, mine on his shoulder, other hands together (it was lovely *cough*) trying to tease lil bro into dancing. It didn’t end up working/happening, but it was really funny anyways.
Second parade was completely empty and I did absolutely nothing. Afterwards I just wandered around with a friend for thirty minutes until we clocked out, just talking to Guests.
I didn’t know what to say…
Yesterday, a guy from Pecos Bill asked me if my name is Hannah and if I’m on YouTube. I said yes and then he told me that I am the reason he and his brother work at Disney World. I was completely flabbergasted. He said they saw my video, auditioned, didn’t make it, but decided to come to Disney anyways.
Also that they’ve seen me around and wanted to say something to me but never had??
I’ve been kind of in a daze every time I remember that this actually happened, lol. It still confuses and amazes me every time I realize that I can have a significant effect on a stranger’s day, let alone life.
I was just in Walmart and some random lady, who didn’t really speak English, asked me where the milk was and I successfully showed her without using my Guest Voice or Disney Pointing. I felt like a secret agent, I won’t lie.
Yesterday, before day parade, I met a little girl named Alexis. She was seven years old, utterly adorable. We talked and laughed for a long while about all sorts of things, like her dog (a five month old Black Lab named Belle) and pin trading and what characters she’d met so far.
Her favorite things in the world are learning about history and math. She is particularly fond of Abraham Lincoln and watches every show she can about him on the History Channel. When I said I’m from the same state as Lincoln, she asked if I meant Kentucky or Illinois. We also talked about math and numbers and I was impressed with her skill.
When the parade started, I was squatted a few feet away in the crosswalk. She got up and sat down next to me. I smiled and told her she needed to stay where she was before, but that I would come be by her. She talked to me and pointed things out the whole parade and it was wonderful. At one point she asked if the dancers had to take “clog dance” classes, because that’s what it looked like to her.
When I had to get up to break down my area, she seemed a bit sad. Afterwards, I came back and found her and said goodbye to her and her parents and told her how much I enjoyed spending time with her. No joke, I wanted to cry. I didn’t want to leave her.
LMAO, PLEEEEEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE
bonethugsnemily asked: Your info says "full time cast member". Did you obtain that right after DCP cause you were just too awesome, or did you reapply and do you have a different job now from when you did DCP? Thanks! :)
After my CP ended, I was Seasonal for about three months. I applied for FT, and eventually I was called that I had received it. Since I was already a Cast Member, I didn’t need to re-interview or anything like that. It counted as a transfer, even though I work in the exact same area. :)