Merchantainment!August 19, 2009
We had a great time, and I think Hollywood Studios (f.k.a. Disney-MGM Studios) is even better than I remember. The highlight of the day was Fantasmic, their nighttime extravaganza. We had to get there an hour and a half early, in the rain, to get a seat, but that didn’t ruin our night! In fact, we had a great time. The entire stadium did the wave for almost 20 minutes (trust me, it was more exciting than it sounds) and then our Cast Member training kicked in–we started a miniature dance party in our seating area. We were having a great time, and the people around us were defiinitely enjoying it–clapping, shouting, and even video taping us. Sure it was a little silly, but we were having so much fun, we really didn’t care.
In our class today, we finally learned to work the register. In high school, I worked for a company that developed Point-of-Sale software for hardware stores, but I’ve never actually worked a real regiser. So the software components are familiar, but the hardware is a litle more confusing for me. I know I’ll get it eventually, but there’s just so much to remember right now! I have tomorrow off, but I don’t think I’ll get into the parks again. I need to do laundry, run some errands, and all kinds of non-fun stuff. I might also go check out the local mall, and try to get a library card. It will be nice to see some of the non-touristy areas of Orlando, but I have to say: today marks one week since check-in, and, if possible, I’m even more excited about working for Disney than I was last week, so it will be nice to get back onto property and back into the park on Friday.