I was finally able to pick up a shift at Magic Kingdom today. My main location is at All-Star Resort and I wanted so badly to have been placed at a park instead so I jumped on the chance to pick up extra shifts. The overall experience of working at a resort is completely different than that of working at a park, let alone Magic Kingdom. Sometimes I forget I’m at Disney World whenever I’m working because it just feels like every other shit job. Where I worked today, Pecos Bill in Frontierland (also where Dil worked last semester), you just knew you were in Disney… even though it was still a shit job. Everyone is talking about where they’re going to next, there are guests who come in soaking wet from Splash Mountain, and the 3 o’clock parade featuring the most prominent Disney characters passed by right in front of the restaurant. It was, again, a completely different experience than what I’ve gotten used to (people coming back to the resort from the parks hungry, impatient, and starving). 
The whole backstage area was also really neat. There are hundreds of college interns that come in to work here every day and for them the trip through the tunnels must be a thing of routine by now but it was all new to me. The cast member bus full of costumed workers drops off behind the park and from there everyone enters the tunnels. It’s basically one big circle with different branching off points for restaurants and stores and then there’s a straight line down the middle of the circle for Main Street and the Castle. I had to walk all the way around to get to Frontierland (using Dil’s directions). Everyone calls it the tunnels… but it’s actually the first floor of the whole park. Everything is built above the tunnels meaning everything on-stage/everything the guests see is actually the second floor. 
As I walked through the almost empty corridors, passing signs for things like Princess costuming and the different lands, it felt somewhat weird to know that right above me are thousands of tourists and visitors. I hope I don’t ruin the ‘magic’ for anyone. I’ve just grown to appreciate these things, all the behind-the-scene stuff. I’ll definitely pick up another shift at Magic Kingdom sometime soon.

I was finally able to pick up a shift at Magic Kingdom today. My main location is at All-Star Resort and I wanted so badly to have been placed at a park instead so I jumped on the chance to pick up extra shifts. The overall experience of working at a resort is completely different than that of working at a park, let alone Magic Kingdom. Sometimes I forget I’m at Disney World whenever I’m working because it just feels like every other shit job. Where I worked today, Pecos Bill in Frontierland (also where Dil worked last semester), you just knew you were in Disney… even though it was still a shit job. Everyone is talking about where they’re going to next, there are guests who come in soaking wet from Splash Mountain, and the 3 o’clock parade featuring the most prominent Disney characters passed by right in front of the restaurant. It was, again, a completely different experience than what I’ve gotten used to (people coming back to the resort from the parks hungry, impatient, and starving). 

The whole backstage area was also really neat. There are hundreds of college interns that come in to work here every day and for them the trip through the tunnels must be a thing of routine by now but it was all new to me. The cast member bus full of costumed workers drops off behind the park and from there everyone enters the tunnels. It’s basically one big circle with different branching off points for restaurants and stores and then there’s a straight line down the middle of the circle for Main Street and the Castle. I had to walk all the way around to get to Frontierland (using Dil’s directions). Everyone calls it the tunnels… but it’s actually the first floor of the whole park. Everything is built above the tunnels meaning everything on-stage/everything the guests see is actually the second floor. 

As I walked through the almost empty corridors, passing signs for things like Princess costuming and the different lands, it felt somewhat weird to know that right above me are thousands of tourists and visitors. I hope I don’t ruin the ‘magic’ for anyone. I’ve just grown to appreciate these things, all the behind-the-scene stuff. I’ll definitely pick up another shift at Magic Kingdom sometime soon.

tagged as: I want to wear ALL THE COSTUMES. it also came with a gay waist sash. magic ruiner. Disney World. Pecos Bill. disney college program.

  1. michaelandia said: Why do you take your pictures like this? You’re handsome, don’t be ashamed. Your outfit is cute. xD
  2. durianseeds said: I’m jk. What a q t c:
  3. ohchsinad said: BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
  4. thatdumbitchfaceboo said: OMAHGAWD. *pause* You look like Jimminy Cricket….Too adorbs #shitgirlmannysays
  5. leftboobgrabs said: If someone truly loved the Magic of Disney, they’d know about the tunnels. I’ve personally been dying to see them. :P
  6. madgesundersee said: U R SO CUTE
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