Gentri Lee: My Time At Disney

4.08.2011

My Time At Disney

*Note: So sorry for the quality and shortness of these videos. I tried and tried to upload longer/ better versions and nothing was working. So this is the best I could do...*

If you didn't know, I worked at Disney right out of high school. It was a BIG dream of mine to go and work for their "entertainment" department for yeeeeaaaarrsss. I've been thinking a lot about Disney and how I miss it lately (one of my favorite things is- and don't laugh too hard, watching the full house episode where the go to Disney World).
So anyways, as I was thinking about it, I thought about this video (unfortunately its the ONLY video I have of my time there. My parents took it when they came to visit me, so I'm lucky to have it), I always laugh when I think of it. This is a clip from the Castle Show Dream Along With Mickey. I was VERY luck to be able to "help" Donald and Minnie out in the Opening Cast of this show (In this particular video I was "helping" Donald).

What's funny about it (if picturing me "helping" Donald isn't funny enough for you) is about half way through it, Donald takes a good hit in the face from Mickey. If you listen closely you can even hear it! But, like a good little duck he gets right back to the show... even though it hurt a little... and Mickey didn't even notice...

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I had a few funny things happen while "helping" out with this show. In one performance as the cast is tossing around a giant clock, Donald (who had been having a rough day) couldn't seem to catch it. He got so mad that he ended up kicking the clock across the stage... LUCKILY the rest of the cast was laughing super hard and he didn't get in trouble from any of the managers or anything...

Another day it had been raining. The stage floor is made of some sort of fake rock that's sort of squishy and it gets really slippery when it rains. As Donald was running to the stairs he fell into a perfect split.

I have a million stories and could show you the entire 20 minute video, but I really don't want to find out how long that would take to upload (this one's taking long enough), and I'm sure you are all "story time"'d out. I hope you got a good laugh out of it. :) Questions are welcome. hahaha!

And for your viewing pleasure, another short video of Donald and the cast dancing...



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7 comments:

Kaitlyn said...

The COOLEST job EVER!!! I love it!!

Sunny & Star said...

I have only ever been to Disney once and it was years ago. I would love to go back. I want to ride the teacups.

Melissa: Write it in Lipstick said...

why does everything happen to Donald. Poor guy.

Write it in Lipstick

Cecilia Warner said...

i've been to disneyland a dozen times it never gets old! hehe there wasn't a specific reason why i asked about your glasses i was simply just wondering darling. what a fun post. keep in touch i love hearing from your cute face.
xoxo

tiny dancer said...

OMGGGGGG I am so infinitly jealous of your employment history - talk about dreams coming true ;) You must have had a blast - especially since you are a dancer too! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your lovely comments.

Tasia
http://rufflesansequins.blogspot.com

Beckie said...

I'm a little confused. Are you saying here that you were playing the Donald part at Disney World? Is that what you mean by "helping"? Haha, I need things spelled out! That is very cool if that's what you were doing. See? It pays to be short sometimes doesn't it?! Nobody but us shortys can be those guys (I once looked into trying out for Minnie teehee.)

Lauren Crews said...

As I was checking out your latest post, the category "Disney" caught my eye! I had no idea you worked at Disney! I worked at Disney! I "helped" the chipmunks and King Louie, mostly. And I was a parade dancer for "Dreams Come True" and in training for Belle! What a small world! (Bahaha....no "It's a Small World" pun intended.) :)