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CM_tamstirr
I am a wife, a mother and a Disney-a-holic.... I started a new journey in April when I became a Disneyland Resort Cast Member! My experince so far with being a CM has been AMAZING!
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 553.2 #348 (DL Qual #223

June 15, 2015 9:42 AM  The Hub
Are those the little green men from Toy Story?!? That looks EXACTLY like the float from the Pixar Play Parade but with lights! 

Yes- we did! Was the music remixed? Seemed different from Memorial Day weekend. - DisneyCREWmom  167.5 #2377 8:32PM
The music did seem a little different to me too! I'm glad someone else noticed...I felt crazy when no one in my group heard it!!  - lvmodel01  217.7 #1710 8:33AM
We did! It was actually our first night seeing the parade. Loved it! - goofygal  9034.6 #6 8:40PM
My daughter and I were there for the 11pm parade! First time😍 loved it - ElectricMayhemMom  1098.6 #154 9:17PM
Are those the little green men from Toy Story?!? That looks EXACTLY like the float from the Pixar Play Parade but with lights!  - CM_tamstirr  553.2 #348 9:42AM
That's exactly what I thought! I was expecting it to shoot water! Thank god it didn't tho!  - lvmodel01  217.7 #1710 3:07PM

 553.2 #348 (DL Qual #223

May 21, 2015 10:39 PM  The Hub
This will be my 2nd year working the 24 hour party I have a pretty easy shift 18:30-22:30 but CMs are being routed to Angel stadium so guests can park in our lot. It's not so bad...I can't wait to see the new WOC! Have fun everyone, pack your patience and above all else, be polite! Thanks!Β 

This will be my 2nd year working the 24 hour party I have a pretty easy shift 18:30-22:30 but CMs are being routed to Angel stadium so guests can park in our lot. It's not so bad...I can't wait to see the new WOC! Have fun everyone, pack your patience and above all else, be polite! Thanks!Β  - CM_tamstirr  553.2 #348 10:39PM
Have you seen the new parking lot on ball and harbor? Does anyone know what it's for? I thought it might be new CM lot?? Hopefully! - secretagentangel  2199.0 #64 10:44PM
Patience and politeness are key!  πŸ˜Š - DisneyFanZoe  1236.6 #130 11:13PM
Hello! No line for me tonight. I can't handle the 24 hour crowds but I can't wait to see all of the pics. I'm excited for those that are going. I hope it doesn't rain on the people in line. Pack patience this weekend, be safe, and have fun! - luxkitty  2821.1 #42 10:47PM
The crowds will be extra crowded.  πŸ˜¬ - DisneyFanZoe  1236.6 #130 11:16PM
Some of the people who lined up will be pushing 36+ hours, that's insane.  - BeatleMike  635.3 #296 11:19PM
I couldn't do that.  I'm old.  And tired.  And sane.  πŸ˜¬πŸ˜‚ - DisneyFanZoe  1236.6 #130 11:21PM
BeatleMike 36 hours of dealing with crowds and no sleep = I cannot handle that. - luxkitty  2821.1 #42 11:22PM
People need to be cautious, 24 hours is already pushing your body. If they don't rest and go further, their judgement will become impaired, hand eye coordination goes out the window so I hope they aren't driving, hormones go out of whack and emotions will be all over the place, the heart actually starts to stress and blood pressure will likely go crazy, some people after 24 hours actually get the affect of dehydration or even schizophrenia. These early birds best keep this in mind and take naps when they can for their own safety and that of others. - BeatleMike  635.3 #296 11:37PM
And DL is just sensory overload anyway--being in that for 24 hours straight can be overwhelming, then you add crowds to it.  Then, you consider that a lot of people will have been eating junk food, drinking coffee/energy drinks, eating sugar, and maybe some alcohol.  If you're haven't ever done something like this before and aren't aware of the signals your body sends you, it could be bad.  Panic attacks, high blood pressure, dehydration--those are all very real concerns.   - Spoonful_O_Sugar  601.0 #319 11:50PM
Again...why take kids to that? So wrong imo. 😏 - Darlingwendi  1209.5 #134 12:25AM
It is...  Seeing exhausted children at 3am is not pretty and it's mind boggling the parents that insist they continue on.   - DisneyFanZoe  1236.6 #130 12:29AM
My son wanted to go and I flat out told him, 13 is too young to be up that longΒ running around all day at the parks. Today was his last day of school, so that wouldn't have been the issue. - BeatleMike  635.3 #296 12:43AM
We are checked in at the HOJO and getting ready for the mayhem! Too excited to sleep - leafs17  129.7 #2969 1:06AM
If I go now do I still have a chance to get the keepsake? I can't sleep and I figure I'd just go there now before the tickets sell out - KingVictorious  15.0 #8029 1:23AM
Guests currently in line will go through security tents in a few minutes...2am...commemorative keepsake will be distributed as you pass through the security tents :-) - uscdisneyteacher  7688.0 #7 1:46AM
While supplies last :-) - uscdisneyteacher  7688.0 #7 1:47AM

 553.2 #348 (DL Qual #223

May 7, 2015 2:00 PM  The Hub
Tomorrow-I'm working, LOL! 

Tomorrow-I'm working, LOL!  - CM_tamstirr  553.2 #348 2:00PM
 Getting close! - TheDroidYouAreLookingFor  446.4 #460 1:46PM
3 days. For my honeymoon. - MisterRandom  322.2 #742 9:46AM
today! - MsTikiMermadam  485.0 #409 9:53AM

 553.2 #348 (DL Qual #223

May 7, 2015 1:21 PM  The Hub
There is a bike rack on the Harbor side. I believe there is also an ATM right by the racks. I see bikes there all the time and to answer your question, the CMs do have a place backstage to park their bikes. Cms are encouraged to ride share, bike or take the bus to work. We are offered incentives for doing so. 

Good question and to be honest I don't recall seeing any. You can go all ghetto and just chain it to a random post. - Lelundrial  583.3 #327 1:06PM
Yes. They are by downtown disney, between espn zone and parking lot.I believe there are also bike racks outside of the security check.....on both sides. (Check near picnic area). - mamajos  8.4 #11461 1:06PM
This. I've seen them before the bag check on the pedestrian entrance side. - BrerPam  289.1 #928 1:12PM
Therr is also a bike rack on the harbord blvd side. Right next to ART bus pass dispenser. To right of the information booth before security  - anaggarciam  315.5 #776 1:23PM
Also next to ESPN Zone. But wouldn't be able to ride from the beach...man that would be a ride (more so home than getting there)! πŸ˜‚ - dizneedude  907.4 #186 2:19PM

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 553.2 #348 (DL Qual #223

May 6, 2015 6:16 PM  The Hub
Happy Birthday...hope guests listened to you better than they do us! LOL! 

Happy Birthday...hope guests listened to you better than they do us! LOL!  - CM_tamstirr  553.2 #348 6:16PM
What is the crowd/traffic control crew called? - MelodyMouse  6678.8 #13 6:25PM
Technically they're attractions, but any CM can be pulled to help. - CM_Shadowgamer  2468.8 #49 8:03PM
Thanks! - MelodyMouse  6678.8 #13 8:41PM
They're referred to as "GC" which means guest control. GC shifts are usually attractions CMs.  - CM_tamstirr  553.2 #348 1:58PM
- Mad_Tea_Party  1168.7 #141 3:17PM
move along...nothing to see here ;) - OhanaPhoto  3819.7 #33 4:39PM
- adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}  1028.4 #169 4:57PM

 553.2 #348 (DL Qual #223

April 16, 2015 9:43 PM  The Hub
My name is Tammy. A long time ago a friend called me "Tamstirr" and it kinda stuck as a nickname. As instant messaging and the Internet started to BOOM I decided to use it as my screen name. I added the CM 2 years ago when I was hired on with Disney. That's my story 

My name is Mary. I chose my mw name because my daughter age 20 has spent most of her life in the hospital. She has had 78 operations including a 6 organ transplant. One of her hospital stays in January 1999 to April 2000 was 15 months. All she could talk about was going to Disneyland. When she was finally released we purchased annual passes and have had them ever since. When we walk through the gate it alway makes us smile and forget about the world. Even though she can't handle a full day at Disneyland the couple of hours we do is special. - DisneyMakesMeSmile  857.1 #204 10:17AM
❀️❀️❀️ - Darlingwendi  1209.5 #134 10:21AM
I will buy you churros any and every time...or popcorn. Your daughter's choice. - dizneedude   907.4 #186 10:47AM
That is so great that you guys have Disney to help make things better. - keepmovingforward  206.3 #1851 8:28PM
Hi! I choose Madame Leota, because she is not a princess, nor a villain. She is a mysterious Gypsy who loves big hair, fabulous bracelets, and a good time with her friends! Cheers!🍸 - MadameLeota  3400.0 #39 10:47AM
Who? - VfxGenie  1556.0 #99 5:34PM
- TinkerSchelle  1785.7 #85 7:10PM
pefect name fit. - Plumiegirl  9393.9 #4 8:56PM
- Sonja  6794.4 #11 7:18PM
For my first few months I was ButPeterHowDoWeGetToNeverland. I didn't care for the shortened version. So I made a post and said "Why do people come here, pick a name, then never ever post? But then someone, like me, thinks of a new name and it's taken in 8 deeferent ways? Someone hand me a churro imma faint." Then @DizGeek suggested that be my name. So on that very day, March 6, 2011 it stuck. I have changed my name a few times- loved ChurroVonCinnamon, but always go back to this. Before I was 'churro', I was hmacif (huh- maw-siff πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ still like that one.) - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5654.0 #17 6:40PM
I remember all your versions and liked them all 😊 - eviljules  1351.2 #114 6:51PM
Aww thanks☺️😘 - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5654.0 #17 7:08PM
I remember that!! Lol. How are you? I miss the old MW days! - DizGeek  453.6 #452 7:19PM
eviljules apparently you forgot one version because there's no way you liked it 😱 - UTDISNEYFAMILY  1648.7 #93 7:26PM
Hmmm @UTDISNEYFAMILY You've got me thinkin' .... I may need a clue πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚ - eviljules  1351.2 #114 7:46PM
ChurroVonCinnamon was my favorite. - Witchie77  355.0 #621 8:13PM
eviljules I'm just having fun playing around - UTDISNEYFAMILY  1648.7 #93 8:17PM
Thanks Witchie77 😊😘 - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5654.0 #17 8:19PM
Gotcha ! You had me wracking my brain , lol! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ UTDISNEYFAMILY - eviljules  1351.2 #114 8:36PM
I love adventures in Disneyland because every one is always one and my father would say "Disneylandia" because we speak Mexican πŸ˜‚ Β En=in Disneylandia=Disneyland Β  - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}  1028.4 #169 7:29PM
My parents say Disneylandia too - Witchie77  355.0 #621 7:38PM

 553.2 #348 (DL Qual #223

April 15, 2015 10:18 PM  The Hub
"New" show? 

Agreed  πŸ˜We watched it tonight for our first time.. So spectacular!  - therealJackandSally  136.3 #0 1:16AM
what a gorgeous pic!!!πŸ’œπŸ’™β€οΈπŸ’š - Lilogirl1  121.6 #3119 8:42PM
Agreed  πŸ˜We watched it tonight for our first time.. So spectacular!  - therealJackandSally  136.3 #0 1:16AM
I saw it a couple weeks ago and thot I saw some new fountain movements but other than that it's the same show from before.  - MelodyMouse  6678.8 #13 3:53PM

 553.2 #348 (DL Qual #223

April 15, 2015 10:22 PM  The Hub
It would help you a lot more if you actually reported them to the cast members working the attraction. There is almost always a greeter at every attraction. We do our best to keep an eye out for things like this...but, sometimes it really is just part of a party trying to catch up with the rest of their party. 

Did they have their hands in the air? - Atora  2701.8 #44 7:19PM
πŸ˜‚ - TinyDancerTay  120.9 #3133 7:22PM
βœ¨πŸ™Œβœ¨ - Spoonful_O_Sugar  601.0 #319 7:35PM
Lol - stevesdisneyprincess  140.1 #2817 7:41PM
OMG πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚on a side note, they would if I was in line 😈 - OhanaPhoto  3819.7 #33 8:16PM
WOOP WOOP!!!βœ‹βœ‹βœ‹ - Alicewhoareyou  2070.9 #69 8:19PM
πŸ˜³πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - RadiatorSprings4Ever  1207.3 #135 9:28PM
We need them to finish work on the line jumper vaporizer they are building out front in the ticket area. ⚑️ - redsoxcarlos  1945.3 #78 7:23PM
Lol...smartie pants - evilemohand  842.8 #207 8:03PM
Hi and welcome to MW! - ShariRenee  6394.4 #15 9:19PM
It would help you a lot more if you actually reported them to the cast members working the attraction. There is almost always a greeter at every attraction. We do our best to keep an eye out for things like this...but, sometimes it really is just part of a party trying to catch up with the rest of their party.  - CM_tamstirr  553.2 #348 10:22PM

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 553.2 #348 (DL Qual #223

March 26, 2015 2:35 PM  The Hub
This makes way more sense now! I was hoping there would be more. The castle had "gold crowns" for the 50th. Can't wait to see it when it's all done 

any sign of changes over at Carthay Circle? - MsTikiMermadam  485.0 #409 5:30PM
Ohh awesome! Thank you!! It's looking so neat! I'm glad they had a plan for coffee filters/frosting tips haha.  - MellieKay  220.3 #1670 1:19PM
wow diamond shaped toppers!  i wonder if the silver fabric and the fabric cone tops will have a reflective effect during the fireworks,  or maybe they will be surfaces for projections..... - MsTikiMermadam  485.0 #409 5:28PM
any sign of changes over at Carthay Circle? - MsTikiMermadam  485.0 #409 5:30PM

 553.2 #348 (DL Qual #223

March 25, 2015 11:05 PM  The Hub
I personally like PCH grill with Mickey. It's smaller and more personal and the characters are more frequent and stay at your table longer because they don't have to visit so many tables. 

Plaza Inn with Minnie, Pooh and Friends, Storytellers Cafe with Chip, Dale and Brother Bears, Goofy's Kitchen, and PCH Grill with Mickey and Stitch.  - BaseballMickey_CM  7194.3 #8 6:18PM
I love how there's no duplication of characters, so it's not confusing to the kiddos. - debbiev  1062.1 #163 6:21PM
There's only one of each character :) - BaseballMickey_CM  7194.3 #8 6:25PM
Right, gotcha!πŸ™Š - debbiev  1062.1 #163 6:51PM
Plaza inn with Minnie is what I was trying to remember and couldn't:) awesome thanks!!  We usually do dinner  - Momma_of_a_PRINCESS  10.0 #10255 7:06PM
Pooh and Friends?!  Where is this? Is it new?!  BaseballMickey_CM - MeridaFan  3585.2 #37 9:36PM
Foes storytelllers always have Meeko (raccoon from Pocahontas) - or only sometimes?  Thanks!  - spicy  758.6 #232 9:41PM
Pooh and friends are at the Plaza Inn with Minnie MeridaFan - BaseballMickey_CM  7194.3 #8 11:12PM
We love Plaza Inn! By far it has the most characters. It is not uncommon to see up to 15 characters during breakfast. We have also done Surfs Up with Mickey and Ariels Grotto. We definitely prefer Plaza Inn.  - disneymama1  144.6 #2737 9:39PM
I thought about Plaza Inn . I may just do that this year . We've never been to one . The kids are older know so I think we would benefit from it !  - jmza4  285.9 #31532 12:55PM
Plaza in all the way. But look into reservations if you would like to sit inside it fills up fast. Good stop for late breaky or early lunch. My son loved it after he was too shy with the first two characters who came over. After that he was way better with the other characters. - disneychef  9.0 #0 9:52PM
I will be calling tomorrow to make a reservation. My hubby is excited! What I was wondering is if the park opens at nine do they do reservations for earlier ?  - Momma_of_a_PRINCESS  10.0 #10255 11:00PM
No they don't open up earlier than the park. That way there is no jumping the park before its open. But good question😊 - disneychef  9.0 #0 11:28PM
We have always had breakfast before the park opens. You go to the ticket turnstile all the way to the left and they let you in. There are cast members out to make sure no one jumps into the park early.  - disneymama1  144.6 #2737 8:58AM
Sort of.  If there is magic mornings happening, you can get in even if you don't have a magic mornings option on your ticket.  Unless they've changed the rules, that's the only restaurant you can do this at.  I've tried for Carnation Cafe once, they wouldn't let me in. - GoofyMom77  728.7 #251 9:12AM
I personally like PCH grill with Mickey. It's smaller and more personal and the characters are more frequent and stay at your table longer because they don't have to visit so many tables.  - CM_tamstirr  553.2 #348 11:05PM
Yes! My son is going back to Surf's up for his birhtday breakfast because he likes that one. - keepmovingforward  206.3 #1851 2:23PM

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 553.2 #348 (DL Qual #223

March 25, 2015 11:20 PM  The Hub
if you have never done a cruise I say start with a 2-3 night with another cruise line so it's not as costly. If you do well then book a longer cruise with Disney. I did a 3 night to Ensenada in 2005 with Carnival and had a blast. My husband just booked us on a 3 night on the Disney Wonder to Ensenada. We are so excited. He's booked this trip to see if it's worth the money to do the Star Wars theme  More...

Lol had to share - my brother and I, when we were little saw an ad for a Disney Cruise, and we were like "oh my goodness! We have to convince mom and dad to take us on one!!!" And my little sister (bless her heart) was like "yeah but... How do they get all the rides on the boat??" πŸ˜‚ - ames013  101.1 #3484 1:03PM
I have not done the one out of San Diego,  but I have done 2 in the Caribbean and highly recommend the ships.  A short trip out of San Diego sounds like a great way to see if you like the experience,  which I'm guessing you will :-)  Disney ships are beautiful and so much fun! - duckymomo  44.5 #4774 11:34AM
if you have never done a cruise I say start with a 2-3 night with another cruise line so it's not as costly. If you do well then book a longer cruise with Disney. I did a 3 night to Ensenada in 2005 with Carnival and had a blast. My husband just booked us on a 3 night on the Disney Wonder to Ensenada. We are so excited. He's booked this trip to see if it's worth the money to do the Star Wars themed cruise next year.  - CM_tamstirr  553.2 #348 11:20PM
I'm glad you posted this because now I know I'm not the only one fearful of going on a cruise.  My fear is both the isolation (from land) and seasickness.  But reading through the comments has put me more at ease. - MrsFletch  168.0 #2369 8:31AM

 553.2 #348 (DL Qual #223

March 19, 2015 2:40 PM  The Hub
You will love it or hate it. There is no in between. This is my attraction and I've seen it all...lol. People come of either smiling or crying. I've seen parent torture their kids and try to make them go and I've seen kids do the same to parents. People of all ages love it or they come of puking...I've literally seen someone come off, get on his knees and kiss the ground bec he was so happy to be   More...

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You will love it or hate it. There is no in between. This is my attraction and I've seen it all...lol. People come of either smiling or crying. I've seen parent torture their kids and try to make them go and I've seen kids do the same to parents. People of all ages love it or they come of puking...I've literally seen someone come off, get on his knees and kiss the ground bec he was so happy to be off. I've had people say it's scarier than tower! I just know it's THE best attraction to work at!  - CM_tamstirr  553.2 #348 2:40PM
I am absolutely terrified of it, but I do it like once a year just to prove I can.  It's by far the SCARIEST thing at DLR. - Sarafina  491.7 #403 3:04PM
Can u get motion sickness on the ones that move? I know dumb question but im so scared of getting motion sickness than anything😁😁 cause u said people come out puking 😩😩😩😩 Lol - iLOVELUCYnDISNEY  898.1 #188 8:28PM
I don't know if you "get" motion sickness from something. I've had motion sickness my entire life and I know what attractions I can and can't do...this is a huge NO for me. I can't do Tower or Star Tours either.  - CM_tamstirr  553.2 #348 8:41AM
- missariel33  2113.8 #66 2:39PM
Nice picture - kimdis  46.0 #4715 8:57AM
Tried it once, and I will never do it again. I was crying and laughing at the same time... - MaleficentMom  217.9 #1703 10:50AM

 553.2 #348 (DL Qual #223

March 19, 2015 2:31 PM  The Hub
Ha ha! I heard the manager talking about "water dummies" Monday but it's funny to actually see them on the attraction.

Looks like a raft filled with Baymax's family. - MennisDiller  693.9 #263 10:21AM
That's funny. You just gotta love the whole Baymax family  - MoChuck  130.6 #2957 10:57AM
I'll be right over! - PrinceCorey  4452.2 #26 9:54AM
I see what you did thereπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - TinkerSchelle  1785.7 #85 10:33AM
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- valj84DisneyDeppAddict  217.4 #1712 2:49PM
Aren't all Grizzly riders dummies?? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜³ - Alicewhoareyou  2070.9 #69 10:58AM

 553.2 #348 (DL Qual #223

January 20, 2015 8:49 AM  The Hub
I'm a cast member and fully understand how the new DAS system works. My family went to the parks early December and my (then) 7 year old son was with us and has AD/HD. When I went to inquire about DAS for him I explained he has AD/HD and fidgets and fusses if confined in a "tight" space for extended periods of time. The CM asked me what he does and I told her he has fits and hits and makes a huge   More...

Thank you for sharing all of your experiences with this situation☺️. For me, I felt that it was quite embarrassing to have to stand there and explain my disability to the CM (which by the was was younger than my grown children) who has no medical background, therefore they wouldn't know what I was talking about....it then becomes a lengthy conversation about my medical history in a room full of strangers. Now I'm not a person who is easily embarrassed, but the fact that I look healthy makes everyone turn around and give their ear to my conversation at that time. If this is the way they want to do things that great! Have an MD/DO/NP/PA/RN  in a room to the side where you can go in and discuss your concern with someone who understands and can make that call. I think the fact that my MD felt it was necessary to give me disability placard due to my disability is enough. They made me feel like I was lying...the first CM at city hall actually told me "if you're in line and you need to sit down, let the CM know"😳 um, at what point during the 50 minute wait in HM am I supposed to encounter a CM to let them know that?  She also said "you can have your party wait in line for you" sure!!! I'll have my 11 year old stand in line alone for 45 minutes for me... This is a broken system currently with too many people abusing it. With my ASD son, I'm now not quite sure he will be able to go...and I'm supposed to stand there with him (13 years old) and embarrass him by listing all of his issues....this makes me sad.   - 2BeignetOrNot2Beignet  1275.4 #126 9:40AM
I could not agree with you more! It has turned into a very embarrassing situation for my husband every time he has needed to go to city hall for this. I understand wanted a clear picture of concerns...but to be standing in the room where there is zero privacy discussing medical issues with people that truly do not understand most medical problems is difficult...especially when you feel their judgments.  My husband is a OIF/OEF veteran with PTSD making Disney trips already very stressful...it's frustrating to know that we have fewer and fewer trips because this system just makes it more difficult to manage his mentality before we even really get started in the park. I understand they are trying to weed out the abuse of the system....but it shouldn't be done by making those truly struggling embarrassed or uncomfortable discussing personal information. - ktkakes  331.6 #693 10:16AM
They could just have people fill out a form with their limitations, rather than having to explain everything verbally in front of others?  Or have people walk into a more private room/area with the CM?   - Spoonful_O_Sugar  601.0 #319 10:51AM
It would be great if there could be some type of medical personnel involved. I still cry when I have to explain why we need a DAS. Hubs' injuries can't be seen, and I feel like we are being traumatized over and over.  Unfortunately, it is this way because a few dishonest people were able to take advantage of a trusting system.  Now, everybody is questioned. I think the system tries to make one person one mold, and we all don't fit that idea.  People can have the same injury, disease, disorder, but it affect people differently.   - Sugarbuzz  220.8 #1664 3:09PM
Ktkakes- I understand how you feel. My husband (also has PTSD) for a few trips sucked it up but finally asked for a pass and things became a lot less stressful. One of the highlights of our last trip was that we were able to go on Peter Pan as a family. That line is probably the worse for him. After reading this post I am so worried about us going in May.  - MrsGrumpy2002  205.9 #1853 3:27PM
Oh my gosh yes Peter Pans line is horrible!!! So tightly confined and slow moving...and it does get quite noisy with all the people in the area. I hope that they can develop something more efficient that is less intrusive with the average Joe CM without any medical knowledge.  Good luck to everyone having to deal with this! - ktkakes  331.6 #693 3:36PM
Just know each situation is case by case. I'm sorry you felt the way you did and maybe that is something to address with guest relations, your experience with the DAS process. The point is not to "grill" you about your condition but rather determine the best course of action for you. No the guest relations cms are not medical professionals but they are trained for the positions they hold. It's unfortunate that people abusing the system has forced the hand to be more strict. With the queues being wider/larger to accommodate wheel chairs and ecv's they are directed to wait in the regular stand by lines.  - CM_tamstirr  553.2 #348 7:53PM
Aren't they not supposed to question or grill u in accordance to the ADA? But I can only imagine having to explain ur medic history in a room full of strangers who are younger than ur grown children who prob knows nothing about it. I'm sorry I hope they continue to work the kinks out.  - mickeyat78  1855.2 #83 8:08PM
I think ultimately the problem is that when people think disability they think wheelchair.  Unfortunately that leaves out a huge number of individuals who have to prove they have legitimate restrictions. But these disabilities end up being the ones faked the most because there us no visible sign of struggle.  - ktkakes  331.6 #693 2:18AM
Yes, they word it as "what are your concerns" but the only way you can explain your concerns is to tell them what's wrong with you. I agree that they should have a form or a private area where people can fill them in and not have to stand there like a criminal trying to prove they aren't lying. We go back again in July, and I don't relish having to deal with this againπŸ˜” - 2BeignetOrNot2Beignet  1275.4 #126 5:23PM
Wow, the GAC/DAS system seems to get crazier every trip.  We always carry a letter from our son's doctor as well as my state issued disabled card plus we have our service dog.  I hope things get better for those who truly need this service  - BombFrogFormerCM  891.1 #190 1:00AM
This happend to me last time at the parks as well. I got this response from a CM, then a lead and then another CM at DCA. I've used the DAS system for years & now my park expierence has changed dramatically. They tell you we aren't doctors, my mother is an RN/NP and for them to say it's not there place to know your condition but they seem to be judging and not believing is wrong. I get people abuse it but please don't let others suffer who need this pass  - the_wolff   250.2 #1289 9:44PM
I'm a cast member and fully understand how the new DAS system works. My family went to the parks early December and my (then) 7 year old son was with us and has AD/HD. When I went to inquire about DAS for him I explained he has AD/HD and fidgets and fusses if confined in a "tight" space for extended periods of time. The CM asked me what he does and I told her he has fits and hits and makes a huge scene....she seems reluctant to give it to me but did. I only got return times for attractions with waits over 20 mins bec of his condition. (He's even on meds for it.) The point here is take your time explaining your situation to the CM. They need to know the reason you're not able to stand in the regular stand by line. It is up to City Hall and Chamber of Commerce to issue the DAS and its all done on your park ticket now and you're entire party must be there so all cards can be scanned initially.  - CM_tamstirr  553.2 #348 8:49AM
- MickeyLumboCM  1329.2 #118 2:27PM
This is how it was at Thanksgiving for us and all went well. - BombFrogFormerCM  891.1 #190 1:01AM
But, why was the CM reluctant to give it to you?  I'm sorry, but I see a real trend here of being rude and condescending to the guests. People who, if they didn't exist, these CMs would have no job!  They need to fix this system quickly before the lawsuits eat up all that Disney profit!  I have seen too many friends here on MW tell the story of being belittled and made to feel like trash!  That is just wrong, and there isn't anything magical about it!  πŸ˜‘😑😑 - MeridaFan  3585.2 #37 9:39PM
 Yeah what @meridafan said. I am a big disney fan but I am disappointed to hear such experiences lately.  - bearlove  131.1 #2946 10:31PM
City Hall and Chamber of Commerce asks questions to help determine what course is best for your particular need. They have been reluctant to give me the card bec on certain days my son could just utilize the regular FP system. What NONE of you seem to understand is, the CMs working those positions are TRAINED and trained well...it's the guests perspective that sometimes creates the issue. The guest isn't getting what they "want" or think they're "entitled" to. I'm sorry if that's too "honest" but as a cm I have seen guests get very angry over not getting something they feel they're entitled to bec "they paid a lot to be there" or "they're a pass holder" or "it's their last day in the parks" etc....the bottom line is, we as cast members know how much is paid to enter and we are trained to treat EVERY GUEST the same and make every moment a magical one for ALL.  - CM_tamstirr  553.2 #348 10:36PM
This must be one of the most difficult CM positions. Kudos to those who try to provide this type of customer service. I don't think I could. ❀️ - Darlingwendi  1209.5 #134 10:57PM
Unfortunately, that doesn't seem to be the case.  Not all CMs are treating every guest with compassion and understanding.  It's a very uncomfortable position to have to be put in, and I've heard, seen and experienced CMs doing anything but making it a magical experience.  I understand that there are some who act elitist, rude and unkind, and I'm aware there are those that abuse it.  The problem is, those who are none of those things are routinely being made to feel horrible for their need of assistance.  I'm sorry, but this is a very flawed system and I do hope the Disney execs or whomever is in charge of this,  really start taking notice of how un-magical many feel in this situation.   - DisneyFanZoe  1236.6 #130 11:24PM
I have found it much better with my experience. I even got my pass re-printed (that changes the number). I went to one of the guest relations kiosks. They asked which person was the DAS. That's when it dawned on me the new pass. They associated it right then and there. Didn't even ask questions. It unfortunately does seem hit and miss.  They also give you a "green" bordered piece of paper to help you remember return times. I would ask for and keep that for next time. I also think once you have it, sometimes the way you ask helps. Just letting them know you need to "renew" your DAS helps. I've seen that work with many people at both locations.  Often the kiosks don't have a lot of people, so you could possibly pick a time where there isn't someone in line and they have two CMs. Hope a couple of those suggestions help. I think splitting the "DAS" into two categories has caused a lot of confusion (wheelchair and original "green" DAS). - DLKenCA  2390.2 #54 4:23PM
I had an unpleasant experience with renewing my DAS yesterday while at DCA. I'm a disabled vet with mobility issues. I don't use an assistive device (yet) but standing in one spot for an extended period of time will cause pain and swelling that ends my day at the parks. I also have PTSD that makes standing in a crowd difficult without having an anxiety attack. I went to the kiosk on Buena Vista to have my DAS renewed and the CM (a plaid, no less) made me explain my disability in public (HIPPA violation) and then denied me because I don't use a wheelchair or any other device. I was not going to discuss my PTSD in public so I left and went to the Chamber of Commerce office at the front of DCA. That CM was polite and understanding and even offered to take me to a private room to discuss my issues. She quickly and happily renewed my DAS based on this info and now all is well again. Oh- the wife was so mad she almost tossed the premium AP's in the trash and said we would never go back......glad a reasonable CM was working at the counter! - Firelt  233.7 #1502 9:05PM
I'm glad everything worked out for you. I've wondered that before, since I'm very familiar with HIPAA because of working with govt contracts. I don't think most people know that and maybe that's why they try to turn people away. Not sure. I hear in FL it's even worse... - MinnieMousewife  892.2 #189 9:14PM
My daughter had issues last night too she had use the pass several times in DLR, got a time for racers.  We went on the ride then to the kiosk....thefirst  kiosk said she did not even have one .. They said there wifi was down. Told us to go up to chamber of commerce We stopped by the one a BV Street and tried again took us 15 min to get here's renew... After being interrogated about here disability , even with me there telling about her issues and that she has had one for years.  I just wish The training was consistent with the plaids.. @firelt Thank you for your service!! Thank you for you sacrifice for us!  - Fantasmicfan1  1376.0 #112 9:21PM

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 553.2 #348 (DL Qual #223

January 12, 2015 8:28 PM  The Hub
Club 33. 😞 

To visit every Disney Park (I'm already 2/5 of the way there). Also, to have the opportunity to work on a project of some sort that will enhance the way our guests' experience even more magical and to maybe go overseas to work on a project, observe or train CMs.  - BaseballMickey_CM  7194.3 #8 8:44PM
Oh I like your CM perspective 😊 - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5654.0 #17 8:47PM
Thanks! There's so much more too, but for me, these are more important.  - BaseballMickey_CM  7194.3 #8 9:50PM
I am 3/5 - DebbyMouse7531  507.3 #17 12:35PM
It might sound too simple, but it is my dream to see Disneyland decorated for the holidays. I love all the emotions that come along with the holidays, and would love to see my happy place all decked out too. - DarthTinkerbell  455.2 #449 10:06PM
Aww. This is sweet. I love it bc it IS simple. Disneyland is so beautiful and more ✨✨ - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5654.0 #17 10:12PM
Love this.  Hope you're able to do this someday! - Spoonful_O_Sugar  601.0 #319 10:42PM
We are planning an October trip this year for my birthday, and I'm already super excited for it since I will get to see Halloween in the parks for the first time ever!  - DarthTinkerbell  455.2 #449 10:47PM
Probably a Disney cruise. I went on a Caribbean cruise,  and it wasn't my favorite, but I think a Disney one would be more fun :) - OhanaPhoto  3819.7 #33 8:07AM
Disney cruise was a blast. Had the best time - grumpyinphx  560.7 #341 8:08AM
to eat a full meal at Blue Bayou,  Carthay Circle and Napa Rose. - MsTikiMermadam  485.0 #409 8:21AM

 553.2 #348 (DL Qual #223

January 12, 2015 8:29 PM  The Hub
world of color jr....

πŸ’šπŸ’šPixie HollowπŸ’šπŸ’š - DarthTinkerbell  455.2 #449 7:26PM
(Although I still have never been inside the Hollow πŸ™Š) - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5654.0 #17 8:12PM
😱😱😱😱😱 - DarthTinkerbell  455.2 #449 8:25PM
Me either, boys aren't into the Pixies.… My Dad wants to go in there because "Tinkerbell is Hot".  LOL!  - DisneyPiratePrincess  206.5 #1850 8:52PM
Go to Pixie Hollow to find the last remaining sections of the foundation from the House of the Future!  - debbiev  1062.1 #163 9:04PM
I love this little hidden gem so very much.  - DarthTinkerbell  455.2 #449 10:14PM
A fountain? - toarrispirate  151.0 #2633 8:09PM
world of color jr.... - CM_tamstirr  553.2 #348 8:29PM
Hehe thanks everyone! Tink's world of color is my favorite ☺️ either way, the little show is amazing.  - Hotxpinkness  121.7 #3115 10:13PM

 553.2 #348 (DL Qual #223

January 11, 2015 1:08 PM  The Hub
I love the fact that it's almost like ours and NOT like WDW. I was so disappointed when I saw IASW at WDW

Never thought of that, I like being in the " land" so seeing the mountains from street level might mess with my fun!! - secretagentangel  2199.0 #64 2:00AM
Well, if nothing else, it makes DLHK unique. - KennyV  880.3 #194 2:09AM
It's like what Disneyland would look like if they built one where I live πŸ˜‚ loving all these pictures! One of my life goals is to visit each Disney park at least once.  - Madgesty  125.4 #3038 10:41AM
Love the mountains behind! - secretagentangel  2199.0 #64 1:18AM
It's actually a bit jarring to the eyes when you are in the park. I am so used to the "in the land" perspective of DL parks, even Toon Town has the fake skyline to keep your senses in the world. But that's just my take. :) - KennyV  880.3 #194 1:29AM
I love the fact that it's almost like ours and NOT like WDW. I was so disappointed when I saw IASW at WDW - CM_tamstirr  553.2 #348 1:08PM
I agree, I was too. It's not the same with just a dark ride facade, it needs the proper Clock Tower and castle display building out front. - KennyV  880.3 #194 1:49PM
Great pic!  So neat to see all the differences between the parks:) - DisLUVney  608.1 #313 4:16PM

 553.2 #348 (DL Qual #223

January 11, 2015 1:12 PM  The Hub
It's creepy when the WOC fountains at DCA are at show level and "millions" of seagulls are in the bay just sitting on them. It's waaaay too many birds in one place for my liking. 

Cool pic! Looks like a Hitchcock movie poster.  - Tom  9215.4 #5 5:59PM
Ooo yes, the Birds....😁😁😁😳😳😳 - Lilogirl1  121.6 #3119 6:08PM
Exactly what I was thinking Tom! :-) The Birds! - Sassie_Cass  161.0 #2491 9:11PM
Keep your mouth closed when you look up. - toarrispirate  151.0 #2633 6:16PM
Nice photo!  - PrincessLeia  306.8 #825 5:17PM
Did they see Dumbo fly? - MelodyMouse  6678.8 #13 5:19PM
They saw a dragon fly  - bonedaddy909  1354.8 #113 5:56PM

 553.2 #348 (DL Qual #223

January 11, 2015 1:17 PM  The Hub
"As a reminder there is no rocking, twisting or holding onto any of the other band members while the swings are in motion, thank you." πŸ˜‰πŸ‘

I'm always afraid that one of the chains are going to snap.  But I know that would never happen at DisneyπŸ˜„ - Ilovedvc  42.0 #4885 5:46PM
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚Thanks for putting that thought in my head - RadiatorSprings4Ever  1207.3 #135 8:15PM
Me too...ugggh - evilemohand  842.8 #207 11:07AM
You'd be the first to swim in the world of color stage! - BellesLibrary  408.6 #517 12:13PM
My son loved this...rode it like 7 times in a row while we waited for WOC...I cant ride...makes me sick! - kimdis  46.0 #4715 5:57PM
Same here, hate going in circles - ieRiverside  3.2 #33048 11:31AM
"As a reminder there is no rocking, twisting or holding onto any of the other band members while the swings are in motion, thank you." πŸ˜‰πŸ‘ - CM_tamstirr  553.2 #348 1:17PM

 553.2 #348 (DL Qual #223

March 20, 2015 8:37 AM  The Hub
This has been there since taste pilot closed for referb. As a CM we were told the ONLY burgers inside dca are at taste pilot BUT I've been told Carthay has a burger BUT that's not exactly an "average" family place to grab a burger. I'm sure once taste pilots reopens the kabobs will re turn. 😝

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Geez.  As if there's nowhere else on DL property to get a mediocre burger and chicken nuggets.  DL: Bring back the kabobs when Taste Pilot reopens!! - Spoonful_O_Sugar  601.0 #319 2:51PM
Omg... πŸ‘­same thought - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5654.0 #17 7:01PM
(For too much $$. 😬) - MeridaFan  3585.2 #37 7:06PM
Twinsies, hmacif!  And Meridafan, so true πŸ˜‚  After the half marathon last year we (hubby and cousins) were all craving burgers, so I showered and drove over to in n out to get them because no one wanted any from DL. πŸ˜‚ - Spoonful_O_Sugar  601.0 #319 8:05PM
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. πŸ™… Β°oΒ° πŸ” - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5654.0 #17 9:04PM
Stop the presses! This might be temporary because Taste Pilots is closed, fingers crossed! - ShariRenee  6394.4 #15 2:40PM
Fingers crossed  - Linzee  1126.6 #150 2:41PM
I'm gonna cry 😩😩😩 - LaPearleNoir  1638.1 #96 8:12PM
*Crosses fingers and arms, Parent Trap style* - Spoonful_O_Sugar  601.0 #319 8:55PM
Spoonful_O_Sugar πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚Sharon  and Susan - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5654.0 #17 9:03PM
My fave movie! - secretagentangel  2199.0 #64 9:27PM
That and " Where angels go, trouble follows" with Haley mills too!  Love the older movies! - secretagentangel  2199.0 #64 9:28PM
πŸ˜‚πŸ‘ love the original!  And SAA, I don't think I have never seen that one.  I do enjoy all those older films though.  Pollyanna, this, Swiss Family Robinson--such great stuff.   - Spoonful_O_Sugar  601.0 #319 9:57PM
Taste Pilots has been my favorite since I rediscovered it in November last year... we are gonna have to find a new favorite for a few months 😨 - Madgesty  125.4 #3038 12:06AM
There are 2 angel movies  SOS, they are based in a catholic girls boarding school with Hayley being the supreme troublemaker with a great ending. The second one she only played  a small part but the actors who played the nuns and kids were great and many famous  later. You can get it for $7 at the stores in those big bins or turner classics plays it s lot especially when featuring Hayley mills. Did you know she was one of the first disney stars to want to prove she grew up and did some movie considered "bad" at the time to prove she could be a serious actress!  I always liked her since I saw the original parent trap!!  Plus I went to catholic girls school and camp so I always wanted to cause trouble like her!!! - secretagentangel  2199.0 #64 1:21AM
This is the only time I will say I am not happy with one of your posts😭😭 - RadiatorSprings4Ever  1207.3 #135 1:05AM
This has been there since taste pilot closed for referb. As a CM we were told the ONLY burgers inside dca are at taste pilot BUT I've been told Carthay has a burger BUT that's not exactly an "average" family place to grab a burger. I'm sure once taste pilots reopens the kabobs will re turn. 😝 - CM_tamstirr  553.2 #348 8:37AM

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