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Starting March 14 I will be back at the Magic Kingdom. I will be joining the Tomorrowland Attractions team. My time at Trolley Car Cafe will be over. It was a roller coaster but I'm ready for this change.

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yay

Yay for the M K!

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Good luck on your new assignment Mandy. clapping clapping cool

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Sounds like a fun change for you Mandy! awesome

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Thanks everyone. I'm very excited for this change.

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Sounds great, we have tried twice to say hi when you were at the TC but it is always so busy we didn't want to disturb you, or get you in trouble. Does this mean you could be working the parties too?

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Congrats on the change Mandy - we'll look for you there in September!

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Sally-Ann wrote:
Sounds great, we have tried twice to say hi when you were at the TC but it is always so busy we didn't want to disturb you, or get you in trouble. Does this mean you could be working the parties too?

A co-worker told me a few months ago you came looking for me. I could be.

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JanJ wrote:
Congrats on the change Mandy - we'll look for you there in September!

Thanks! I'll look forward to it!

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So does this mean you could be on any of the Tomorrowland attractions? People Mover, Buzz Lightyear, Carousel of Progress?

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TinkASL wrote:
So does this mean you could be on any of the Tomorrowland attractions? People Mover, Buzz Lightyear, Carousel of Progress?

Yep. Tomorrowland is split into four complexes. Tomorrowland Speedway, Space Mountain, Stitch Complex (Stitches Great Escape, Peoplemover and Astro Orbiter) and Buzz complex (Monsters Inc Laugh Floor, Buzz Lightyear's Ranger Spin and COP). I'll start at one of the complexes then the longer I stay in tomorrowland, it's possible to get trained at all four areas which can be a blessing and a curse.

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Cool! When do you find out which complex?

And how often do these job switches occur?

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TinkASL wrote:
Cool! When do you find out which complex?

And how often do these job switches occur?

I'm hoping when I get my schedule this week. If not then, then I may have to wait until my orientation day at MK. They can occur every six months if the person chooses too. Some people stay in the same location for their whole time at Disney.

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So excited for you. We look forward to seeing you again.

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Magic Days wrote:
So excited for you. We look forward to seeing you again.

Thank you!

I am now fully trained at Tomorrowland Speedway. I'm sure I'm going to like it.

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Mandy wrote:
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So excited for you. We look forward to seeing you again.

Thank you!

I am now fully trained at Tomorrowland Speedway. I'm sure I'm going to like it.

That's awesome Mandy! We will all have to come see you, try not to get too knocked out by the fumes there laugh

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RobynPrincess wrote:
Mandy wrote:
Magic Days wrote:
So excited for you. We look forward to seeing you again.

Thank you!

I am now fully trained at Tomorrowland Speedway. I'm sure I'm going to like it.

That's awesome Mandy! We will all have to come see you, try not to get too knocked out by the fumes there laugh

You know, I have never done the Tomorrowland Speedway...... Just another thing I need to knock off the list!

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Awesome! That's so good for you Mandy!

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We were thinking about letting Penny try it this time around. Hopefully we'll see you! crossfingers

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Thank you everyone! It's definitely been an experience so far. The fumes aren't so bad Robyn.

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Glad you are enjoying it. Mandy what happens to CMs when the ride has to shut for bad weather? Do you stay there until it reopens, or do you go off to other rides or hide down in the utilities?

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Sally-Ann wrote:
Glad you are enjoying it. Mandy what happens to CMs when the ride has to shut for bad weather? Do you stay there until it reopens, or do you go off to other rides or hide down in the utilities?

When the ride closes for weather, we stand at the front of the attraction answering questions. Sometimes if the weather will be staying a while, the manager will make a decision to pull cast members to other attractions. Sorry it took me so long to answer your question!

Also, you guys can now find me at space mountain, peoplemover and astro orbiter along with speedway. I also have started volunteering at the Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts. I have gotten to see most of the broadway shows that have to Orlando. My parents have moved to Florida, so now they are only 15-20 minutes away instead of 2-17 hours away. I have also picked up a second job driving for Lyft as well.

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How nice that your folks are down there now!

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WOW, sounds like you are busy busy!!!! Glad your parents are closer!

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Kristen K. wrote:
How nice that your folks are down there now!

Yes it is very nice to have them closer!

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WOW, sounds like you are busy busy!!!! Glad your parents are closer!

I can be busy especially when I work Disney in the morning then have Dr. Philips at night but don't worry, I have a few hours between to try and rest. Yes it is very nice.

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So good to hear from you again Mandy!! muchlove

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Mad Hatter wrote:
So good to hear from you again Mandy!! muchlove

Thank you

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This is my final week in tomorrowland. Next week I start my new adventure in Animal Kingdom at the Kilimanjaro Safari. I am so excited but also nervous.

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Congratulations Mandy! It is always one of my must do attractions. I love to sit right behind the driver and ask questions. Those seats are also less teeth jarring! laugh

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So will you get to wear a pith helmet?

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