Top 10 Things That Could Have Been In The Shed

4/13/17: Today was Media Day for the much anticipated wooden coaster, Mystic Timbers, at Kings Island. Members of coaster clubs and news crews from all around the area got their first glimpses and rides on the new coaster. Even though its height is a towering 109′, the speed clocks in at 53 mph, and it […]

1 Month 10-7

TUESDAY, JANUARY 3RD, 2017-1:46am My clock-out time was 1:45, so I had a little bit of running to do. But I was used to it. I ran to jump through the front cab of the train when I needed to cross to another side of the platform. I ran to find guests answers. I ran […]

Communication on the Rails: Unloading

While working at Magic Kingdom, the most coveted position that monorail operators can have is the “unloader.” The unloader is essentially in charge of all operations and can be thought of as the “king” or “queen” of the Magic Kingdom monorail platform. Although I had briefly mentioned the unloader’s duties in previous posts, the unloader […]

Communication on the Rails: Monorail Magic

The safety of our guests and the efficiency of our services are the primary goals of a monorail operator. However, as Disney employees, we must make sure the experience on the monorail is special and unique for each guest, just as a character performer or custodian is expected to make guest experiences magical. Monorail operators […]

Communication on the Rails: Teamwork

Monorail operators are very rarely alone while on the job, and teamwork is heavily incorporated in our role. As monorail cast members, we rely on each other to safely and efficiently bring guests to their desired destinations. Our constant reliance on each other and small numbers have led us to being a very tight-knit community. […]