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Old 09-12-2008, 11:57 AM   #31
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Bwahahaha..... I just checked out a new costume today and I was surprised that two parts of it were only 65% polyester...the third part of the costume was 80%! It's like wearing an outfit made out of a paper grocery bag, lol. But I do look pretty magical in it!
Oh man, thats terribly unfortunate... and cruel!!!

Remind me if I ever win the lottery, to submit a huge chunk of it to updating CM costumes. haha.

Do you guys feel that its sooo uncomfortable that its distracting from your job?
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Old 09-12-2008, 01:39 PM   #32
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my costume was polyester like everyone else. It was extremely uncomfortable except for in the summer. It was really warm out the material would stick to you and feel kind of scratchy. Plus they werent cool at all. But it was doable and I worked during July and August. Basically dont except to be setting a fashion statement while there.
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Old 09-12-2008, 05:08 PM   #33
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We worked together doing Entertianment. You were my attendant!
Aww, I miss Ali. She was great.



Do you remember where we worked?
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Old 09-12-2008, 07:44 PM   #34
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I am not a CP but I was FT at Disney until February and am now Seasonal. I am college-aged so i figured I count in this post :D

*most* of the people in this photo are actually CPs or IPs. This is our Fantasyland attractions costume, complete with the Pooh-skin coat!


Me in the Pirate&Princess Party costume (for treat runner):


Me n my friend Everett (who used to be a CP but turned FT) in the great Movie Ride costume (I HATE this one...you will see why below)


Me in the preferred version of GMR-oldskool!!!


If there are any IPs out there here are some of your costumes:

^^^There is the male UK (THAT is my fiance ), female UK, female Norway, female Mexico, and i *think* the last female is Japan. Not positive.


^^Female Norway, Male UK ( ), male germany, and male Morracco

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Old 09-12-2008, 07:50 PM   #35
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I am not a CP but I was FT at Disney until February and am now Seasonal. I am college-aged so i figured I count in this post :D

*most* of the people in this photo are actually CPs or IPs. This is our Fantasyland attractions costume, complete with the Pooh-skin coat!


Me in the Pirate&Princess Party costume (for treat runner):


Me n my friend Everett (who used to be a CP but turned FT) in the great Movie Ride costume (I HATE this one...you will see why below)


Me in the preferred version of GMR-oldskool!!!


If there are any IPs out there here are some of your costumes:

^^^There is the male UK (THAT is my fiance ), female UK, female Norway, female Mexico, and i *think* the last female is Japan. Not positive.


^^Female Norway, Male UK ( ), male germany, and male Morracco

I think we had you as our tour guide for the GMR in July. I remember Everett was our tour guide in May. I was wondering why alot of the cast members for GMR wear their pins almost on their shoulder, I just noticed it a lot the last time we were there in July.
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Old 09-12-2008, 07:53 PM   #36
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I think we had you as our tour guide for the GMR in July. I remember Everett was our tour guide in May. I was wondering why alot of the cast members for GMR wear their pins almost on their shoulder, I just noticed it a lot the last time we were there in July.
I bet those were the best shows of your life! No don't answer that

hahahahaha that's because that is where the geniuses who designed that "lovely" and "comfortable" costume decided to put our name-badge slots (where some costumes have the little holes and you are suppsoed to put your badge pin through them) and we were told we must use them I hate this costume. lol.
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Old 09-12-2008, 08:03 PM   #37
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I bet those were the best shows of your life! No don't answer that

hahahahaha that's because that is where the geniuses who designed that "lovely" and "comfortable" costume decided to put our name-badge slots (where some costumes have the little holes and you are suppsoed to put your badge pin through them) and we were told we must use them I hate this costume. lol.
Hahaha, you and Everett were really good, I've been to Disney about 3 times in the past year and a half and I only had one girl on that ride who was terrible, I don't remember her name but she sped through most the lines to the point where you couldn't understand her and just didn't even seem to enjoy it. The new costumes I think look kind of cool, I can see how the older ones fit the theme better, but the thing with the nametag looks really weird. At first I thought somebody probably just didn't realize where they placed it and then i noticed it on multiple people and I was like "wait a minute......maybe thats how they're supposed to wear them?" haha
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Hahaha, you and Everett were really good, I've been to Disney about 3 times in the past year and a half and I only had one girl on that ride who was terrible, I don't remember her name but she sped through most the lines to the point where you couldn't understand her and just didn't even seem to enjoy it. The new costumes I think look kind of cool, I can see how the older ones fit the theme better, but the thing with the nametag looks really weird. At first I thought somebody probably just didn't realize where they placed it and then i noticed it on multiple people and I was like "wait a minute......maybe thats how they're supposed to wear them?" haha
The people who designed our new costumes had NEVER BEEN TO GMR AT ALL :D

Consider this:

Our old costume (besides fitting them theme and being cute IMHO) had short sleeves inside and a shirt to go over it outside-a choice of long or short.
Wonder why?
GMR is one of the only rides lacking that beautiful AC Disney attractions are known for, due to our high level of explosive substances used in the show!!!

The people finally came to see the ride AFTER the cosumtes were in use and asked a CM if they liked it. They said no. The designer asks why. The designer says, "We gave you guys long sleeves inside because all Disney rides have high airconditioning!" O_O

Also the jackets make some of our blocking difficult and look silly. As in, raising your arms when the Sheriff points his gun at you? I'm sure you can imagine what that looks like if you hadn't already seen it, and if your sleeves are tight it is very uncomfortable. We don't really have a choice when it comes to what size to wear because it needs to fit properly but these aren't tailored like a suit jacket is supposed to be, obviously, since everyone shares them.

It SQUASHES my chest because my chest is too large for a S but my body is too small for a M...

We have no hat indoors any longer but still have an outdoor hat so hat hair on the shows is an issue

Among other complaints

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The people who designed our new costumes had NEVER BEEN TO GMR AT ALL :D

Consider this:

Our old costume (besides fitting them theme and being cute IMHO) had short sleeves inside and a shirt to go over it outside-a choice of long or short.
Wonder why?
GMR is one of the only rides lacking that beautiful AC Disney attractions are known for, due to our high level of explosive substances used in the show!!!

The people finally came to see the ride AFTER the cosumtes were in use and asked a CM if they liked it. They said no. The designer asks why. The designer says, "We gave you guys long sleeves inside because all Disney rides have high airconditioning!" O_O

Also the jackets make some of our blocking difficult and look silly. As in, raising your arms when the Sheriff points his gun at you? I'm sure you can imagine what that looks like if you hadn't already seen it, and if your sleeves are tight it is very uncomfortable. We don't really have a choice when it comes to what size to wear because it needs to fit properly but these aren't tailored like a suit jacket is supposed to be, obviously, since everyone shares them.

It SQUASHES my chest because my chest is too large for a S but my body is too small for a M...

We have no hat indoors any longer but still have an outdoor hat so hat hair on the shows is an issue

Among other complaints

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Oh, that is pretty lame, I actually never realized there was no AC in there. Question, do you guys just put the vehicles in gear on the ride? Cause last year when "Mugsy" took over at one point (I think right during the Raiders Scene) the car broke down for a few minutes and wouldn't move she played around with it for a bit and then it started working again, it was pretty impressive cause she managed to stay in character the entire time, also do you guys swap who hosts and who does the Gangster or Cowboy parts?
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Ewww...when did they switch costumes? That's so depressing; the GMR costumes were one of my favorites! Who would think ANYONE working at Disney needs to be in a long-sleeve jacket???

Also I *think* the girl in your "international" picture that you thought was from Japan is actually in the Mexico uniform, not that it really matters, and I could be wrong!
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Ewww...when did they switch costumes? That's so depressing; the GMR costumes were one of my favorites! Who would think ANYONE working at Disney needs to be in a long-sleeve jacket???

Also I *think* the girl in your "international" picture that you thought was from Japan is actually in the Mexico uniform, not that it really matters, and I could be wrong!
Nah Mexico is the pretty dress. The one in the wrap-type shirt is the one Im not sure about.
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Old 09-13-2008, 12:26 AM   #42
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Oh, that is pretty lame, I actually never realized there was no AC in there. Question, do you guys just put the vehicles in gear on the ride? Cause last year when "Mugsy" took over at one point (I think right during the Raiders Scene) the car broke down for a few minutes and wouldn't move she played around with it for a bit and then it started working again, it was pretty impressive cause she managed to stay in character the entire time, also do you guys swap who hosts and who does the Gangster or Cowboy parts?
You have to be specially trained for the gangster/cpwboy parts. So I would imagine they would do that role all day, since they are in a different costume.
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Oh, that is pretty lame, I actually never realized there was no AC in there. Question, do you guys just put the vehicles in gear on the ride? Cause last year when "Mugsy" took over at one point (I think right during the Raiders Scene) the car broke down for a few minutes and wouldn't move she played around with it for a bit and then it started working again, it was pretty impressive cause she managed to stay in character the entire time, also do you guys swap who hosts and who does the Gangster or Cowboy parts?
We start, stop the vehicles and put them in diffeernt speeds but do not steer them. the longer you work there you learn more about how the car works so perhaps your Mugsy knew bit about the ride vehicle from experience. Also there are simple resets were are all trained on so that's more likely what Mugsy was doing.

We can be trained in both character roles and tour guide roles but you need to be around for a few months to get trained in character roles. unfortunately I had to leave before I got trained as GMR characters-I really really want to do those roles they are a blast and you get real gun and pyrotechnic training :D

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You have to be specially trained for the gangster/cowboy parts. So I would imagine they would do that role all day, since they are in a different costume.
No not always. sometimes we can switch over it depends on the coverage required. Just like any other attraction's coverage except that person is given some time to swap costumes. A lot of people keep a spare in their lockers inside the building to change into, or they are given time to walk to costuming.
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Nah Mexico is the pretty dress. The one in the wrap-type shirt is the one Im not sure about.
Oh, ya, it would have helped if I re-read what you wrote...I was just looking at the "end of the row" and said "that's Mexico"
The one in the wraparound dress is Japan.
I love the world showcase costumes...don't know how I'd feel wearing them all day, especially if I was FROM the country, but they're wonderful to look at =)
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I have never been a CP but it seems like yall have fun!

I have always wanted to work at Everest because of the costume. I just seem to like it.
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