Friday, May 29, 2009

Training Week....Daaaaaaaaaannnnggg! lol

Hey! Its been a while since my last post...sorry lol. I've been waking up every day at 5:00am or earlier for training. I've been SUPER exhausted! Wow, its pretty hard to even remember what all has happened. During training, we go to the different positions within the attraction first to observe what we will be doing, and then actually doing it ourselves a few times, just to get the idea of it. We also go to the training room to take notes on all the procedues that we will have to learn how to do. On Tuesday, I have my assess. Its a combination of a written examination and actually working in various positions. I'm a little bit nervous, but not as much as I was in the beginning. There is this one position, Grouper, that I was terrified of doing, but I got a chance to do it yesterday, and I actually really liked it! Grouper is the position where you place the people in the rows to get on the train. You stand at the bottom of the ramp where the people come into the loading station and yell, "Follow me all the way down please, all the way down!" Then you ask them how many people are in their party and you put them in groups of 2 or 3 and place them in their rows. Its fun except for when you ask someone how many people are in their party and they say 2 but they actually have 5....then they get upset when you seperate their party lol. Its like, well if you knew how to Anyway, here is a list of all the positions: Fast Pass Distibution, Fast Pass Return, Greeter, Wheelchair Assist, Dispatch, Unload, Grouper, Grouper Assist, Tower, Merge Point, and thats all I can remember right now, but I know theres a few more lol. Its so funny because when you're visiting the parks as a guest, you don't realize how many people it takes to run a ride. I guess I just didn't realize just how involved this job would be! I love it though! Its a lot of fun.

The people I am training with are amazing. Its great becaue everyone gets along so well and we have so much fun. At lunch, everyone sits together, sometimes squeezing 7 or 8 people at a table meant to seat 4. We already have so many inside jokes lol. Last night, we had to do a Track Walk after closing, and we started our latest habit. At every little thing that happened, we started saying, "Daaaaaaaannnnnnggg!" LOL now I can't stop saying it. Its just so funny. Anyway, I'm off for the next 3 days YAY! I slept in today for the first time in what seems like forever. I was so happy and rested lol. I'm probably gonna go to the movies, or mivies, (Timmi lol) with my roomies to see Up. Tomorrow, Nikki and I are going to Hollywood Studios for Star Wars Weekends to see the Stormtropper parade, and then to EPCOT. Fun stuff! lol.

Love, Michelle


  1. Hey Shelly Welly,

    Thanks for an update! I enjoy reading all of your post. This one was the best. Miss you much but it is really nice being able to talk to you, daily:)) Can't wait to see you and ride the rides at Disney!!!!

  2. Thanks! I'm really glad you enjoy the posts. I have fun writing them! I miss you too and I can't wait for you to come down to have in the parks! :)