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    Yesterday (04/17) night on the Mickey & Friends tram at around 11pm, we had an amazingly funny guy doing the announcements. He kept making all these awful puns and chuckling in a really funny way, and saying things like "boy oh boy" and "gee whiz". It was basically a guy doing a Goofy impression. It was awesome...it really capped off the day well to have a guy driving the tram who was so totally "in character" as opposed to the generally generic tram announcements you hear. He kept joking about how he was so loopy because he was in the back and caught all the fumes. He was pretty corny but it was just right. Of course, I have the sense of humor of a six-year-old.

    Has anyone else encountered this guy? He made me think of Maynard in the sense that he went way above and beyond what his job required him to do and made something as prosaic as a tram to the parking structure seem fun and silly. I was really impressed - would have left a note at City Hall but I was already outside the park.

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    Would somebody mind letting me know who this Maynard is?
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    • #3
      From what I've heard, Maynard is a CM who REALLY gets into character and plays around with the guests at his attractions. I know there is some controversy surrounding him about whether or not he goes too far. I've never actually met him, though.

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      • #4
        Bring him back!

        Lol last time i was in the park maynard wasnt at the mansion and he is in his element there bring him back to the m ansion :P :bow:
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        • #5
          Im not too thrilled with this Maynard charecter..but I havent met him yet so I dunno.

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          • #6
            Maynard(it seems like his name comes up every other thread...) aside, I think I have experienced the tram announcer you're talking about. A month or so ago I had a really amusing tram announcer on my way into the park, and it totally made my day.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by crinklebat
                Yesterday (04/17) night on the Mickey & Friends tram at around 11pm, we had an amazingly funny guy doing the announcements. He kept making all these awful puns and chuckling in a really funny way, and saying things like "boy oh boy" and "gee whiz". It was basically a guy doing a Goofy impression. It was awesome...
                I encountered this guy once... Initially I thought the laugh he does as boarderline mockery... But that fumes punchline made everyone on board laugh... He got his pay off laughter... You got to applaud a guy who has that much patience to set up a joke... I also encountered him in the parking lot.. he is a bit over the top... I want to tell him just to back off a little... Less is more in this case...

                I did liked his thing about the "world's largest parking structure..." because they used to say that about the old parking lot...

                On a side note... I never encountered Maynard... I got to look for him next time I am down in about two weeks...
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                • #9
                  I rode on his tram last night, too. He made a joke on how the tram is the best ride at Disneyland since you always save the best for last. It is also the best ride since you ride it twice everytime you go to the park.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Engination
                    I rode on his tram last night, too. He made a joke on how the tram is the best ride at Disneyland since you always save the best for last. It is also the best ride since you ride it twice everytime you go to the park.
                    Considering I don't have to pay the heavy admission to ride the parking lot tram, I would agree with his judgment. :lol:

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                    • #11
                      Never had the joke guy, but a tram operator "John" once made the tram do an extended snake all the way down the last stretch before the turn into the stop for the parking structure. It was quite amusing to watch from the rear of the tram.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by crinklebat
                        Yesterday (04/17) night on the Mickey & Friends tram at around 11pm, we had an amazingly funny guy doing the announcements. He kept making all these awful puns and chuckling in a really funny way, and saying things like "boy oh boy" and "gee whiz". It was basically a guy doing a Goofy impression. It was awesome...it really capped off the day well to have a guy driving the tram who was so totally "in character" as opposed to the generally generic tram announcements you hear. He kept joking about how he was so loopy because he was in the back and caught all the fumes. He was pretty corny but it was just right. Of course, I have the sense of humor of a six-year-old.

                        Has anyone else encountered this guy? He made me think of Maynard in the sense that he went way above and beyond what his job required him to do and made something as prosaic as a tram to the parking structure seem fun and silly. I was really impressed - would have left a note at City Hall but I was already outside the park.

                        yep that guy is great and when we got off the tram we went to see him.He is an asian guy around 40 or so. Definitely a quality human being.
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                        • #13
                          He's another example of how any cast member, at any time, can just do a little bit more that makes the experience so much more memorable for so many people. It's what makes Disney Disney, and everyone else an also-ran.

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                          • #14
                            i wonder if those cm's who go above and beyond are so special because most others are not? regardless, dl needs more cm's just like them.
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                            • #15
                              Agreed

                              A Cm that goes far and beyond the call of duty is really what makes ones day at disneyland I Once worked at build a bear, and really made this little girls day she was lookin for a perticular bear and we didn't have it nemore he was dis contuied non the less, I Found one un stuffed it and hand stiched it closed and to see the look on a kids face when someone makes there day is really specail
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                              • #16
                                His jokes are nothing new. we used to do jokes all the time in the parking lot. when we first whent the multy lots we used to get away with alot. then there where a few complaints and they only let a few of us still do what we did best get guest compliments but when the structer opened and most of us good ones left the lot they whent to the automated speal so people that where not funny where as equal with every one. if an RT( guy on the back talking) is caught doing this he can get in alot of truble.
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                                • #17
                                  hmm.. auto spiel on a tram.. thats it i am disatisfied... I want personality like him... (and i too love the tram rides at WDW.. get away woth alot at nihgt if your parked out back...
                                  Busch Gardens has the same fun sence... thought only 3 tram stops at night untill they are finnished with the new tram route..)

                                  I like the fume jokes.. (even thought we all know the people in the front row of the first car get the funes...)

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                                  • #18
                                    I know who you are talking about. He is great. We were on his tram either last summer or fall. Neither my husband nor I can remember his name, but we looked back at him and expected some white guy and he looked Asian. We always hoped to get back on his tram and we missed it by one but after that we haven't seen him since. He tells jokes and gives trivia info in an booming almost absurd announcer type voice. He's awesome

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                                    • #19
                                      Maynard web sight

                                      This is a web sight I have that will probly tell you more then you wanted to know about Maynard. I know this person, and he is wonderful. He has just set the bar higher than the average person can get to. He has a great sense of humor.

                                      maynardhomepage.net

                                      I hope this helps explane Manard.
                                      Let the magic continue.

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                                      • #20
                                        Wednesday night I had this tram announcer. I believe he said his name is Gilbert. What a way to end a day at DL with the laughs he got on the tram. And just because he works on the tram, he is still making some of the Disney magic.

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