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The best information comes from the inside and this is the column is just for that. Here you will find articles written by cast members just for you. See the park and the guests from their point of view, it might surprise you!

A former Cast member of 7 years

April 25, 2004
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 I am a former Cast member of 7 years who worked at the Disney Store division of the Walt Disney Company. I began my career with Disney in 1991 through 1998. I...
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Dissed by The Disney Store – A Former Cast Member’s Account of Working in the Magic Kingdom

April 18, 2004
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 “Disneyland is closed today” the lonely sign still flashed in the night...
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Cleaning Mansion Windows

February 20, 2004
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 One of my favorite haunts is cleaning windows at the Haunted Mansion. It has become common knowledge by mansion fans that it is a job in itself to keep the place dirty, so what would I be doing cleaning windows...
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Custodial Costume Comedy

February 18, 2004
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 From my previous ‘Mouse Memory’ excerpt, I discussed the sometimes humorous predicaments created by disputed and seeming unresolvable policy confusion between regular custodial host/hostesses, their leads, and the all-knowing, enigmatic and possibly magically created “supes” (Fantasia’s Sorcerer’s Apprentice comes to...
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An Average Day at MK Custodial

February 15, 2004
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 #1. Get ready for work. Shower and shave, then jump into a pair of cut-offs, tee-shirt, and flip-flops. #2. Drive to work. I’d rather face other cast members behind the wheel than deal with...
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No one thought it would last!

February 15, 2004
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 I have another one to tell you, you’ll hardly believe it, but I’ll tell you just the same. In the early years of the Park, my grandpa was working there, and Mr. Disney would...
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Disneyland’s Pirates of the Caribbean

February 7, 2004
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 I’ m certain you already know the likenesses of the Pirates are the artists themselves! I mean, think about it, what a strange casting call that would have been if they didn’t use themselves! It’s many...
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My favorite Celebrity Encounter

February 6, 2004
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 My favorite Celebrity Encounter was in the spring of 92. None other than THE ANNETTE. She was launching her perfume at the (then) Mademoiselle Antoinette’s Perfumeries. Anyway, the shop was all set up to feature her perfume and...
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Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion from the Inside!

February 5, 2004
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 Did you know that the Ghost Host’s picture hangs in the hallway of the ‘breathing (or some knocking) doors. He is in a very long oval frame, and a table mounted on the wall...
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The Honey Bucket Story

January 31, 2004
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 In retrospect I can laugh at this story, but it wasn’t funny when it happened! Of all the special jobs, there is one that stands out above the rest. New hires shudder at the thought of it. College...
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A Female Perspective

January 24, 2004
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 My wife has worked for the company for such a short time, yet has soaked up her experience in Custodial like a sponge. She contributes some humorous insights at Egroups and I have recorded them here. Enjoy! When I joined...
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Tom Sawyer’s Island

January 19, 2004
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 If you take the sternwheeler around the Tom Sawyer’s Island attraction, you would realize that there are no bridges off the island. Since the island generates a great deal of trash, the situation becomes very interesting for the custodial staff...
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The Haunted Mansion

January 19, 2004
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 My name is Tina and i was a Cast Member in the Custodial Department for 3 years. I have been privileged to access many areas in that tenure, one of which I’d like to share: The Haunted Mansion. While on...
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Jobs at MK Custodial

January 14, 2004
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 A quick tour of the various jobs within the department. #1. Street Sweeper. This is entry level and most basic job. While covering a street location (or land) you also do trash rounds and utility work which is...
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“Pardon Me…”

January 10, 2004
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 What inquiring guests really want to know. I recall what my interviewer had said during my hiring process and it went vaguely like, “in Custodial, you will be very accessible to the guests and must know how to deliver customer service.” It...
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Custodial, Rules Of Engagement – How The Department Tackles Trash

January 8, 2004
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 Depending on your personal situation, you might think keeping your house clean and tidy may be a test of your character. However, maintaining 107 acres of...
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Watch your step!

January 5, 2004
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 One thing I can tell you is that the street curbs along the Hollywood Backlot are soon to be painted red as a HUGE number of guest’s have fallen over the unpainted curb. I’ve seen several guests’ including small children...
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Stupid Guest Behavior

January 5, 2004
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 It’s amazing what stupid things people do at DL, when they leave their brains at the front gate! Here is one such story! I was on the Matterhorn, sitting in the front seat of the front car. A female guest...
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