Good luck to your DD! I hope she ends up doing it. Sounds like a great opportunity.
This was such a sweet story! You made the most of the job!! Sounds like memories of a lifetime!:wub:
[QUOTE=KarenWDWCP;1000389]Tell her to do it! My CP (nine years ago now, eek!) was in merchandise. It was also not my first choice, I really wanted attractions, but thought I might end up in merchandise due to my past retail experience. I had an ABSOLUTE blast. It was truly one of the best things I have ever done. I also didn’t get one iota of credit for it from my school.
Merchandise doesn’t sound as exciting as attractions or guest services but she will still have lots of time to interact with guests and make magic. Though I was stationed to work in a shop on Hollywood Blvd, I also worked outside at 2 carts in front of the Chinese theater where I got to see the parade every day. Some days I got to do parade control. And I worked Fantasmic merchandise a few times and got to enjoy the show while working several times. It was great.
There is nothing like the magic of working the CP. Some mornings I would get a kiss from Tigger on my way to open the outdoor cart. Often I’d see Minnie, Goofy and Chip and Dale backstage as they left Hollywood & Vine (I told you it was a long time ago) and I’d be grabbed for an impromtu dance with one of them on my way to the Shop. I had to chase Aladdin around the cart when he “stole” a stuffed Mickey from me. And I helped Pocohontas with her costume when her assistant was off helping someone else. I would often see Mickey and Minnie holding hands and skipping out the window of the Cast cafeteria as they made their way back to their picture spot.
All in all, it was an amazing experience and one I regret not repeating the summer after I graduated. I would do it again in a heartbeat.[/QUOTE]