Believe me if there was a degree for gaining thousands and thousands of pieces of information, any little detail I could discover on Disney World, then I would have an MFA in it! And I was concerned about losing the magic too when I started my internship there. Seeing even MORE than any behind the scenes tour will show you. But I’ll tell you something there is no person on this earth who can feel the magic of Walt Disney World then the people behind the scenes that make it work!
Ofcourse, my leaders and managers were some of the greatest people I’ve ever met in my life and they also have such a general, deep love for the company and magic. They are storytellers that make your hearts swell and swoon.
When you get to be a part of making the magic, that in turn becomes its own form of magic! And when I first started I was afraid I’d lose my guest magic experience, and honestly I was really realllly nervous about that… I wasn’t done with the magic for me. Even though I got to make it for others. BUT I COULDNT HAVE BEEN MORE WRONG.
Now I just get to experience Disney in TWO amazingly different, but completely magical ways. It’s like a small piece of ownership I get to feel and it has me connected to WDW in another way than I ever imagined.
It’s amazing for me. But I agree, it’s not for everyone. I can see how for some people seeing some of the BTS things I have seen could ruin the magic. But for me it made mine stronger.
And that amazes me, because even though I just witness this boy I knew get dressed and transformed into Peter Pan, when he goes on stage, I still only see Peter Pan, that boy I knew before, it’s like he’s not there.
And thats the quality you have to have to be able to work here and not ruin the magic for yourself. You have to be able to believe in the magic, even if you know where some of it came from…