I really miss MGM...
Posted 27 January 2005 - 05:40 PM
This past August, 17 years after I first stepped foot inside the Disney World gates, I was finally able to fulfill my dream of being a Disney Cast Member as part of the WDW College Program. Where was I assigned? The Disney MGM Studios of course!
I worked in Merchandise on Hollywood Boulevard from August to just 2 weeks ago. I spent Hurricane Frances, Hurricane Jeanne, my birthday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years at the Studios -- mainly the Main Entrance Cart, Movieland, Sid Cahuenga's, Mickey's of Hollywood, Keystone Clothiers, and the Hub Carts by the Hat (affectionately known as the "Left Block" for obvious reasons). about 85% of the time I worked at Movieland and the Main Entrance Cart. Maybe you saw me!!
Now that I've been home for about 2 weeks, I'm starting to go through MGM Studios withdrawal. Sure, I was homesick...I missed the snow and the cold weather and my dog and edible food that I didn't make myself...but now that SE Pennsylvania is buried under 2 feet of snow and below freezing temperatures, I find myself longing to go back....wishing I gave up on completing my MBA and going to law school so that I could be a CM forever!! Many of my fellow CPs feel the same. I'm lucky, though, in the sense that I'm now a seasonal CM and will definitely be going down to work at least one week a year -- something that many others never got around to doing.
But the Studios are now a part of me and in some ways, I'll never leave the Hollywood that never was and always will be.
Not quite a trip report, but of course how can I cram 5 1/2 months worth of the memories into a little bulletin board message. LOL. Well, at least you know a bit more about me now! Thanks for making me feel welcome!
Posted 27 January 2005 - 08:09 PM
We have a few former and current CM's so you might know some people around here. Working at WDW is a dream of mine but I think it will stay a dream. At least you had the opportunity to live that dream.
Posted 27 January 2005 - 11:51 PM
Eeek for being a CM at the Studios (and so recently) you call it MGM way too much :shock: and funny that you called it 4 different names in one post Ok that is out of my system now.
I'm sure I have passed you a million and one times. I work Tower/Coaster/F! at the Studios, for the whole lenght of your program and many years before that. I visited your shops often, I know several of your managers very well
Posted 28 January 2005 - 01:33 AM
Haha, I flew to Fantasmic once. That was so much fun even though it was like 30 degrees that night! HA!
Posted 28 January 2005 - 12:52 PM
Fight the power
Posted 28 January 2005 - 04:55 PM
I wanna be a CM someday
Woah, I never knew you worked at Tower or Coaster! :shock: