Seems like yesterday year,remember filling out that job application and waiting for that letter approx. a week later. Opening this letter,I remember telling everyone I was going to work at Disneyland.
After a few days at the Disney University,I was to be an "attraction host" in Fontierland on the Mark Twain. My first day was 12-12-81. Was un-aware at the time,but as a new cast member,operating the Mark Twain was only for the cast members with years of senority and most new cast members would be sent to the Jungle Cruise.
After a few months, I was sent to the Tree House,Shooting Gallery then finally to the Jungle Cruise. It was fun being the skipper, my wife told me that one night, I sat up in bed in my sleep and saided my entire spieal!
I wanted to go full time with Disney and the only openings for full time with benefits was in foods and some placed called Club 33. Most cast members wanted to transfer out of foods and into attractions, but not me, Club 33 here I come.
Started as a dish washer and soon,like about 3 months, was trained as a busboy,then lead and finally "Bartender." The rest is history and well,you know the rest of the story.