With three hotels, two theme parks and the Downtown Disney District, it takes talented Cast Members to keep the Disneyland Resort Show ready for Guests. Take a look at some of the unique roles performed behind the scenes, under water and before attractions open to Guests.
Custodial Lagoon Wader... In Disney's California Adventure interesting items find their way into the shores of Pacific Wharf. When build-up occurs, a Custodial Cast Member dons waders and gets the lagoon Show ready.
The one thing we always stress is safety so Disney Cast members always keep that in mind. Down there Cast Members are just doing their job and Guests ask " how is the fishing going?" Cast Members have to think of new things to say like, " looking for Nemo."
Audio-Animatronics... Ever wonder how Captain Jack Sparrow's hair stays so, well...Captain Jack? Early in the morning a team of Cast Members check the wigs on all the displays and Audio-Animatronics figures. In addition to maintaining the wigs, they also create them.
Cast Members take alot of pride in what they do because we know millions of people see it. Cast Members wrote a mission statement that states,"When you are doing your work, think of it as if Walt were watching you." We were writing it for fun, but then we realized it was great inspiration."
Machinist Divers...These diving trained machinists inspect the track, figures and subs of Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage. These Cast Members do the same job as other machinists-they just do it under water.
Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage is a favorite attraction to alot of these Cast Members. They get to swim around in it every night. It looks like you're diving in the Great Barries Reef.
Pattern Makers...Every Disney costume tells a story. Creative pattern makers work together with the costume designers to outfit Cast Members. These Cast Members like the fact that their not just making patterns for the garment industry, it's more creative. These Cast Members get to deal with a lot of fun fabrics. There is a big story behind everything that is going on so it's more than just making a pair of shorts.
Sound Mechanics...When Disneyland Park first opened,music was recorded on more than 100 miles of magnetic tape each year. Now all sound is converted ti digital mastering.These Cast Members have the entire library for the Resort is here. When a card or a CD goes bad they, it is replaced.
Visual Merchandising...Merchandise locations transform overnight with assistance from visual merchandising Cast Members. The team strategically places items on the shelves by color and character order.
These Cast Members have a method to their madness. They want something to look impactful and make a clean statement. That is what visual merchandising is all about. When Guests walk by, we want to really wow them.
Window Display Artist...Throughout the entire Resort there are hundreds of window displays maintained by these specialty artists.
These Cast Members can create miniature environments in the windows. Even if you love history you can bring that into your window. These Cast Members interpret through fabrics,props and color.Windows can be made for someone in particular.
Koi Experts...A few Cast Members maintain the koi pond at the Disneyland Hotel including caring for newborn koi in special tanks. Twice a week these Cast Members host unique Guest interactions allowing them to hand feed the fish.
Painters...Over time many of the painted areas need touch ups. Each night painters head out around the Resort to restore the luster to the magic. One of the specialties of the painters is to re-create the natural textures of the elements they work with. Whether it be wood or marble the painters attention to detail re-creates the beauty of nature's wonders. When the painter mimics the natural qualities of the wood it is important to pay attention to the colors of the wood.
P.S. Still waiting for the arrival of that grand baby of my,1st time grand papa??? when,when!!!!!