Sunday, May 23, 2010

A Picture of a Bus Ride Home

Each night, after closing at the Magic Kingdom, all of the college program kids go to the bus stop to wait for our bus. This is a moment we all dread. There are over one hundred people each night trying to cram onto one bus, that probably already has forty people on it.
Let me paint a picture for you.
After we get off the bus taking us from work to the bus stop, we all crowd in the corner where we can best see all traffic passing. We have to wait behind a painted yellow line so we don't get in the way of other buses. Herded together, we stand in this large clump for around twenty minutes, sweating with anticipation. Each of us is wondering who will get on that bus, and who will have to delay their bedtime regime yet another 20 minutes until the next overcrowded bus comes. When we see those headlights in the distance that look like our bus, we shove to the front of the yellow line, getting ready for the kill. The Disney security guard yells, trying to control us, but there is nothing she can do, the stampede is already getting ready. Once the bus has come to a complete stop someone usually shouts "GO" and we charge towards the bus, pushing, elbowing, or biting anyone who gets in our way. Then, before we get on, there is one bus driver who chooses to be the climax of the battle, telling us oh-so-dramatically just how many people he can fit on his bus. (Once upon a time, people complained and his bus and he had to drive a different one, and you can bet his lecture that night lasted until the next bus came.) Finally, once he lets us in, we shove in, three to a seat, meeting strangers in the confined space. There we stay, for 45 minutes while we wait to go home. Finally, when we get home, we shuffle off to our apartments, and get ready to do it all again the next night.

I've yet to capture the stampede on camera, because you can bet I am at the front of it, but last night I filmed the speech.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Vista Way Monsters

So, everyday seems to blend into the other, and I seem to repeat a lot of the same stuff, but I shall be giving you a few samples of my life.

I was told by one of the people on my boat that I sound like Sarah Palin. I don't know... but I'm pretty sure that's not the biggest compliment I've ever received. So, I'm playing it off like she meant Tina Fey, because people actually like Tina Fey.

I helped a lady onto a boat as she was nursing her baby... Thought that was a little strange.

Every morning around 7:00 a.m. is sounds like the Jets and the Sharks are outside my window having a rumble, but no, it's just the garbage truck, throwing the ginormous can around and making sure everyone is up... I shall record what's happening next time I am coherent enough to remember to grab my camera that early.

Everyone is really great. I eat lots of oatmeal everyday. I went to Robin Hood last night and I now demand that all of you GO AND SEE IT. I loved it.

Also, there are this duck/rooster things running around at my apartment complex and I have no idea what they are, so I made a video so the world would know what I'm looking at.

Friday, May 7, 2010

42 square miles

That's right people, Disney World is 42 square miles... that's huge.
We get into parks free as cast members, so almost everyday I go to some park and spend 1 or 2 hours there, then go home. I really appreciate it a lot more.
Let me give you a summary of my day off today. Slept in until 10, decided to go the Blizzard Beach water park (the "ski" lift, and little machiney thingies that bring the tubes up to the top solve every problem I've had with seven peaks). After I was good and red, we decided to hop on over to Hollywood studios, where we rode four rides, and decided it was time for magic kingdom. There, we took a picture with Pluto, waited in the 10 minute line for Splash mountain, and watched the cheesy-yet-magical "Wishes" firework show.
If they mess your order up, apparently you get a second scoop of ice cream for FREE

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Welcome to the Jungle

Hello one and allllllll. Disneyworld is great, I am lovin every second of it!
I am a skipper on the world famous Jungle Cruise!!! So, I get to drive a boat and tell tacky jokes. Not suprisingly, I'm shining in my work
My AWESOME costume, I hope to get a picture on the boat, but this is just at the apartments

Alright Fam Bam, and 2 other random people who follow my life, be strong, embrace the magic