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Fireworks for One

31 Days of Holiday Memories!!

Day 8

I used to work for Disneyland. One of my memories of working during the holidays is from way back in 2008.

I worked the attraction Autopia…’scuse me, Chevron’s Autopia (that’s who sponsored it back then). If you’ve been to Disneyland during the holidays then you are familiar with their holiday parade and fireworks show which have been the same FOREVER!!

Okay, not forever, but for a LOOOOOOONG time.

Anybut, there was a position on Autopia where you, the cast member stood in the middle of the ride all alone….my favorite position, to be honest.

It was a safety position in case something happened on the ride. There’s also a position where you walk the attraction (my second favorite position), but I always preferred the position standing in the middle of the ride.

I especially LOVED this position during the fireworks. There were speakers behind the position and you could listen to the music and get a pretty good view of the fireworks. Not the castle, but the fireworks.

I also liked this position during the fireworks because usually not many people rode the attraction during that point so you were pretty alone and got a show out of it.

I have a few other holiday at Disneyland stories from when I worked there…but I’ll try to keep them spaced apart.

And don’t worry Disney…none of them will be reveals of secrets or things not already publicly known.

I Have Left My Mark

Disneyland, as always, was fun…

Finally got to go to the new Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge area. Rode the Smuggler’s Run attraction, the one where you fly the Millennium Falcon. I got to be an Engineer (though secretly I wanted to be a Gunner) and I did…AMAZING!

However!! I left my mark on the attraction. About halfway through….one of my nails fell off…my favorite nail…the middle finger on my left hand.

Oh well. Still had fun.

And I preferred green milk to the blue milk. The blue milk was a little too sweet for me.

Anybut, the only other interesting thing that happened……….was I think there was a bomb threat in Galaxy’s Edge? When we first got there they’d evacuated the land and about 20 minutes later a police helicopter flew over the area…….I’m not sure, but it seemed like the thing Disney does when there’s a viable threat.

BUT!!! That’s a story for another day.


Also, if I learn more, I will let you know what actually happened…maybe.