Ever sence they let the park be open after 6 or 8. It lost its magic. When I worked, and I am not sure when they changed this, But the park closed at 6 or 8 on Christmas Eve. The reason was. it was Walts way of having all little children in bed for Santa. Also it gave the castmembers some time to be with there family. Walt was all about magic. Santa is not onstage on Christmas Eve anyway. Why beca More...
Penatration testing!!! They have to through a train into a brake zone with the brakes on to see how the train will stop, how far, break them in brakes and train. They still have to adjust them and try again. Then they do a 24 hr test. So they have to run the attraction for 24 hrs with no breakdowns.
When my father came home from Vietnam, he got no welcome home. When I see a service person in uniform, or wearing a hat. I always say that you. Thank you for your sacrifice. Thank you for your service, and thank you for your time.
For attractions, from someone who just got out of casting, open availability. If they look at the availability and see you are not open to anytime. they will pass you up. After you get the job and go through training then tell them you can't work mon-thurs.
Before the park was open, when I transferred to DCA, we walked all over to preview the park. Some suits were there from Burbank, right in front of the fountain. Well the WDI guy was still adjusting the pressure, over pressurized the fountain and soaked all of them and the host who was with them. After the water stopped, a head popped up from behind and said "sorry." We walked backstage laughing so More...
A personal favorite is the beautifully hand crafted music box
A fun video from 2013, the story behind the music box with Clopin, Figaro and the even watch the Tangled Tower being put into the Fantasy Faire:
Of course, no trip to the Fantasy Faire would be complete without a visit to the Royal Hall. Loved this artist rendition, that's just how my girls are when they enter the Hall. ::sigh::
Took this next part directly from Disney Parks Blog:
“After walking into our main entrance, you will first go through a garden-like setting before entering the reception hall,” said Michel Den Dulk, Creative Director of Fantasy Faire for Walt Disney Imagineering. “Once inside the Royal Hall, guests will discover a beautiful gothic interior with nice wallpaper, wall cresting, wood finishes and chandeliers.”
Passing through a series of spaces, including the Grand Hall, you’ll have the opportunity to meet as many as three Disney princesses, from classic stories such as “Cinderella” and “Sleeping Beauty.”
Dont forget to grab a sweet treat from Maurice's Treats! At the time, (isn't there more now?) the adorable cart featured 3 “Twists” and a new signature beverage: Boysen Apple Freeze.
In a tribute to the historic Carnation Plaza Gardens, a shield over the archway leading from Fantasy Faire to Rancho del Zocalo in Frontierland displays the letters “CPG.”