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  • #61
    Originally posted by Westsider View Post
    Cold rainy and raw at work this morning. Got word from a buddy in TDA that there's a big PR and schmoozefest push coming to DLR just after Christmas with a fancy announcement. Another $1000 bonus like we got in '18? Free admission to Skywalker for all CM's at the shuttered AMC? They're finally going thru with Josh's plan to boot SodexoMagic to the curb in 2020 and elevating the CM food beyond prison level catering?

    Rebecca might want to buy some raingear if she's gonna try and be in the park this week to roll out the announcement with a DLR Communications department photographer following her for fake-happy photos with bewildered CM's to put on The Hub. Josh was out there on busy holidays no matter the weather and he rarely had a mandatory photographer. Josh just did it cause it was his business - not for the PR.
    One sure-fire sign of a good manager....earn the respect of your crew.

    Seems Josh was pretty good at this..........not so for some of the others.........

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    • #62
      Originally posted by micromind View Post

      One sure-fire sign of a good manager....earn the respect of your crew.

      Seems Josh was pretty good at this..........not so for some of the others.........
      Good Manager is a Team player ........
      not so with those who want to be a solo or so low

      Soaring like an EAGLE !

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      • #63
        Originally posted by Natalie Price View Post
        But there was a video she made with Josh D'Amoro for his "Out Of The Office" series, which played on the Cast Members website.
        Where is that website?

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        • #64
          Originally posted by Bob Weaver View Post

          Where is that website?
          The Hub, you need to be a CM to access.

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          • #65
            Originally posted by Westsider View Post
            Cold rainy and raw at work this morning. Got word from a buddy in TDA that there's a big PR and schmoozefest push coming to DLR just after Christmas with a fancy announcement. Another $1000 bonus like we got in '18? Free admission to Skywalker for all CM's at the shuttered AMC? They're finally going thru with Josh's plan to boot SodexoMagic to the curb in 2020 and elevating the CM food beyond prison level catering?

            Rebecca might want to buy some raingear if she's gonna try and be in the park this week to roll out the announcement with a DLR Communications department photographer following her for fake-happy photos with bewildered CM's to put on The Hub. Josh was out there on busy holidays no matter the weather and he rarely had a mandatory photographer. Josh just did it cause it was his business - not for the PR.
            Josh was trying to get rid of Sodexo? I miss the guy even more now!

            Also I think the big thing he is referring to was that we are getting Rise CM previews.

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            • #66
              Originally posted by Westsider View Post
              Cold rainy and raw at work this morning. Got word from a buddy in TDA that there's a big PR and schmoozefest push coming to DLR just after Christmas with a fancy announcement. Another $1000 bonus like we got in '18? Free admission to Skywalker for all CM's at the shuttered AMC? They're finally going thru with Josh's plan to boot SodexoMagic to the curb in 2020 and elevating the CM food beyond prison level catering?

              Rebecca might want to buy some raingear if she's gonna try and be in the park this week to roll out the announcement with a DLR Communications department photographer following her for fake-happy photos with bewildered CM's to put on The Hub. Josh was out there on busy holidays no matter the weather and he rarely had a mandatory photographer. Josh just did it cause it was his business - not for the PR.
              Soooo waiting on the doom and gloom analysis that they're letting us bring a friend or family member on Rise of the Resistance before it opens. I'm not fake happy about that, I'm genuinely excited.

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              • #67
                Originally posted by CM.X777 View Post

                Josh was trying to get rid of Sodexo? I miss the guy even more now!

                Also I think the big thing he is referring to was that we are getting Rise CM previews.
                Josh was working on ending the Sodexo contract according to a buddy in TDA. Don't know what Rebecca will do with that - she has yet to eat a meal at the InnBetween so she may not care.

                Also, sounds like the big PR push is a plan to schedule CM's to be test riders on Rise for the first two weeks of January. CM's would be paid to ride Rise for a 6 to 8 hour shift. That's the new version of soft openings to prevent the Guests from having too much access to it before official opening because it breaks down so often. They have to get more testing and training in so they'll use paid CM's to act as Guests.

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                • #68
                  opening
                  date is soon........
                  IMO there No
                  soft openings for the Guest.......
                  Also sure TDA is very careful what moves they make to the opening !
                  Soaring like an EAGLE !

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                  • #69
                    Are there interactive aspects to the Rise of the Resistance attraction, or do you just sit passively and watch?

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                    • #70
                      Originally posted by Westsider View Post

                      Josh was working on ending the Sodexo contract according to a buddy in TDA. Don't know what Rebecca will do with that - she has yet to eat a meal at the InnBetween so she may not care.

                      Also, sounds like the big PR push is a plan to schedule CM's to be test riders on Rise for the first two weeks of January. CM's would be paid to ride Rise for a 6 to 8 hour shift. That's the new version of soft openings to prevent the Guests from having too much access to it before official opening because it breaks down so often. They have to get more testing and training in so they'll use paid CM's to act as Guests.
                      That’s not new, they did the paid shifts in Carsland as well.

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                      • #71
                        Originally posted by Bob Weaver View Post
                        Are there interactive aspects to the Rise of the Resistance attraction, or do you just sit passively and watch?
                        You make passive watching seem like a bad thing. I think Smugglers Run would be better if it were more passive.

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                        • #72
                          Originally posted by Yamamoto364 View Post

                          That’s not new, they did the paid shifts in Carsland as well.
                          In May and June of 2012 there was no ability for CM's not on the Cars Land Test & Adjust team to pick up a paid shift to test ride Racers.

                          There was some sporadic ridership offered in May for Cars Land opening crew CM's from Foods and Stores - in addition to the usual daily test ridership of Cars Land Attractions CM's. And then in the last week or so before June 15th there were a few All-Calls placed for open ridership - but CM's had to come on their own time or be released by their area management. TDA arrived in huge numbers in the Timon parking lot - I worked a few of those days and rode Racers a few times during the All-Calls and remember specifically all the TDA people abandoning their desks.

                          Never before has a system been put in place where any DLR CM can pick up a paid shift to test ride a new attraction. That's new for SW:GE and Rise.

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                          • #73
                            Originally posted by Westsider View Post

                            In May and June of 2012 there was no ability for CM's not on the Cars Land Test & Adjust team to pick up a paid shift to test ride Racers.

                            There was some sporadic ridership offered in May for Cars Land opening crew CM's from Foods and Stores - in addition to the usual daily test ridership of Cars Land Attractions CM's. And then in the last week or so before June 15th there were a few All-Calls placed for open ridership - but CM's had to come on their own time or be released by their area management. TDA arrived in huge numbers in the Timon parking lot - I worked a few of those days and rode Racers a few times during the All-Calls and remember specifically all the TDA people abandoning their desks.

                            Never before has a system been put in place where any DLR CM can pick up a paid shift to test ride a new attraction. That's new for SW:GE and Rise.
                            Thanks for that post Westsider -- and for all your other posts this year that have corrected the misinformation that some members keep posting on this forum!
                            "Disneyland is often called a magic kingdom because
                            it combines fantasy and history, adventure and learning,
                            together with every variety of recreation and fun,
                            designed to appeal to everyone."

                            - Walt Disney

                            "Disneyland is all about turning movies into rides."
                            - Michael Eisner

                            "It's very symbiotic."
                            - Bob Chapek

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                            • #74
                              Originally posted by mr wiggins View Post

                              thanks for that post westsider -- and for all your other posts this year that have corrected the misinformation that some members keep posting on this forum!

                              x 2

                              Soaring like an EAGLE !

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                              • #75
                                Originally posted by Westsider View Post

                                In May and June of 2012 there was no ability for CM's not on the Cars Land Test & Adjust team to pick up a paid shift to test ride Racers.

                                There was some sporadic ridership offered in May for Cars Land opening crew CM's from Foods and Stores - in addition to the usual daily test ridership of Cars Land Attractions CM's. And then in the last week or so before June 15th there were a few All-Calls placed for open ridership - but CM's had to come on their own time or be released by their area management. TDA arrived in huge numbers in the Timon parking lot - I worked a few of those days and rode Racers a few times during the All-Calls and remember specifically all the TDA people abandoning their desks.

                                Never before has a system been put in place where any DLR CM can pick up a paid shift to test ride a new attraction. That's new for SW:GE and Rise.
                                No there was 100% paid shifts to ride all day, specifically for luigis as they did not know how guests would handle it. I know because I worked it and helped schedule it, so it’s not misinformation at all.

                                Maybe you should ask Grant? I am sure he is working with plenty of people that were there.
                                Last edited by Yamamoto364; 12-28-2019, 03:13 PM.

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                                • #76
                                  Originally posted by Yamamoto364 View Post

                                  No there was 100% paid shifts to ride all day, specifically for luigis as they did not know how guests would handle it. I know because I worked it and helped schedule it, so it’s not misinformation at all.

                                  Maybe you should ask Grant? I am sure he is working with plenty of people that were there.
                                  I wouldn't know one way or another, and it's possible you are both right. Maybe the distinction is "any" CM?

                                  Originally posted by Westsider View Post
                                  Never before has a system been put in place where any DLR CM can pick up a paid shift to test ride a new attraction. That's new for SW:GE and Rise.

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                                  • #77
                                    Originally posted by Westsider View Post
                                    Never before has a system been put in place where any DLR CM can pick up a paid shift to test ride a new attraction. That's new for SW:GE and Rise.
                                    However this seems not to be true. The CM previews is going to be the ridership, as no one was scheduled a paid ridership shift.

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                                    • #78
                                      Based on her background, it seems very confusing why Campbell was selected, as she has worked more in TV industry, while serving the company. While one could argue that that she was brought in for the 'experiences' part of the division, she seems more likely to run ABC or Disney+ in the future, than Parks head.

                                      It still feels like the company is blacklisting any park workers for the job.

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                                      • #79
                                        Originally posted by Spongeocto4 View Post
                                        It still feels like the company is blacklisting any park workers for the job.
                                        Actual park workers would know how to please guests but possibly at the expense of short-term corporate profit. That would not align with the current direction the company is going.

                                        They want a well-trained corporate minion who is not capable of independent thought but only does what they are told.

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                                        • #80
                                          Originally posted by micromind View Post

                                          Actual park workers would know how to please guests but possibly at the expense of short-term corporate profit. That would not align with the current direction the company is going.

                                          They want a well-trained corporate minion who is not capable of independent thought but only does what they are told.
                                          Company does not want work as a Team.........
                                          and Why there so many Issue !
                                          Soaring like an EAGLE !

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