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    i was looking on this website about future rehabs/ride closings and it list the junlge cruise closed from January 28 to March 7. When i first read this, i was bummed because i am going in march but not until the 17. i am wondering what they are going to do. Any guesses? here is the website http://www.wdwinfo.com/disneyland/plan.htm#rehab

  • #2
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    Probably it's annual replacement/removal of the 50 year old foliage around the Jungle. Lately it has been more removal than replacement. I'll ask around.
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    • #3
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      :ot: Ok this is a little off topic.

      What happens to the skips ( or other CMs ) when there is a closure that lasts longer than a month?

      HM and IASW also come to mind.
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        Originally posted by Michael_Lee View Post
        :ot: Ok this is a little off topic.

        What happens to the skips ( or other CMs ) when there is a closure that lasts longer than a month?

        HM and IASW also come to mind.
        I don't know about other CMs, but nothing really changes for the Jungle Cruise skippers except that Disney stops paying them. They still show up to work in costume every day, trapping Guests in corners and reciting their tedious spiel. They can't help it.
        (I keed, I keed--I feel the need to revenge myself upon some of you skips who bored me to tears, trapped on your boat wishing the lagoon was a little deeper; at least deep enough to accomodate death by drowning).

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          Originally posted by Michael_Lee View Post
          :ot: Ok this is a little off topic.

          What happens to the skips ( or other CMs ) when there is a closure that lasts longer than a month?

          HM and IASW also come to mind.
          If they're lucky, they're already trained somewhere other than JC.

          If they're VERY lucky, they're already trained somewhere other than Tiki
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            Originally posted by fo'c's'le swab View Post
            I don't know about other CMs, but nothing really changes for the Jungle Cruise skippers except that Disney stops paying them. They still show up to work in costume every day, trapping Guests in corners and reciting their tedious spiel. They can't help it.
            (

            G*D the visual of skips herding groups of people through the drained attraction while they continue their spiel is hilarious.
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            • #7
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              Originally posted by fo'c's'le swab View Post
              I don't know about other CMs, but nothing really changes for the Jungle Cruise skippers except that Disney stops paying them. They still show up to work in costume every day, trapping Guests in corners and reciting their tedious spiel. They can't help it.
              (I keed, I keed--I feel the need to revenge myself upon some of you skips who bored me to tears, trapped on your boat wishing the lagoon was a little deeper; at least deep enough to accomodate death by drowning).
              You know in some places it's eight feet deep. But do you really want to die choking on blue/green water?
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                you forgot the leeches in the water. The water is dyed that color though.
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                • #9
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                  Originally posted by mousechild View Post
                  G*D the visual of skips herding groups of people through the drained attraction while they continue their spiel is hilarious.
                  Haha! Thanks for that mind picture. That's too funny! I can just see that happening too. :lol:
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                    Originally posted by Michael_Lee View Post
                    :ot: Ok this is a little off topic.

                    What happens to the skips ( or other CMs ) when there is a closure that lasts longer than a month?

                    HM and IASW also come to mind.
                    Jungle falls under the Adventure/Frontier/Main Street business unit. Most of the older Skips have several attractions, they just chose to be on Jungle. Without Jungle they simply move to another location. Most of the junior Skips are trained on another location in the months leading up to the rehab. Now... one thing to consider... Jungle is a creative outlet for those CM's with ADHD! SOME ATTRACTIONS are not as happy to have us on them. One or two Skips is not a big deal, but when we gather in groups of three or more then jokes, pranks, and comedy usually follow. You then factor in that we get bored while on other attractions... you can see where this is leading. ANYTHING that has a mic is an outlet for a bored Jungle Skip missing home... and that is not a good thing. For what it's worth the other attractions are extremely grateful when the J.C. reopens and the Skips go back home!

                    There is a very good reason why Jungle had the reputation of being the "Daycare of Disneyland" or the "Closest you could be to being a CM without actually being Disney".
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                    • #11
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                      Originally posted by RumRunner31 View Post

                      If they're VERY lucky, they're already trained somewhere other than Tiki
                      No doubt. I would think that would be THE most boring place to work!!! That and at the top of the hill on Splash, just as you are getting ready to fall...and there's a guy/gal sitting there, in the dark.

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                      • #12
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                        Originally posted by I Heart Disneyland View Post
                        No doubt. I would think that would be THE most boring place to work!!!
                        Actually it is what you make of it and who you are with... there are a lot of good memories of the Bird Show, and those I worked it with.
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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by Michael_Lee View Post
                          :ot: Ok this is a little off topic.

                          What happens to the skips ( or other CMs ) when there is a closure that lasts longer than a month?

                          HM and IASW also come to mind.
                          Quarantine. It's really not safe to have them running around on their own

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                          • #14
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                            Is it too early in the thread to suggest that possibly the unemployed skips become crab people?


                            Perhaps the skips could be used for crowd control for Fantasmic, giving all the CM who complain about crowd duty a break. Besides the skips come with pistols.
                            Originally posted by SummerInFL
                            Jesus, even I wouldn't eat that.

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                              Originally posted by mousechild View Post
                              Perhaps the skips could be used for crowd control for Fantasmic, giving all the CM who complain about crowd duty a break. Besides the skips come with pistols.
                              There was a specific time, and others on here can elaborate, when a majority of us were BANNED from Parades or from all being in the same section of Fantasmic. Very long hysterical story short, we hold the record for the biggest, loudest, crowd wave, the most spirited crowd competitions, best pranks, largest glow sword battle, kid GC recruitement (another great use for a glow sword when you make the kids tell their parents where to walk/sit!) made an entire crowd sing Happy Birthday to Parade 1 (that is partly why we were banned... it wasn't his BDay) and other spirited events that got a lot of us in trouble... but it was worth it!

                              As I said Jungle is Jungle and while you can remove the Skip from the J.C. you can't always remove the J.C. from the Skip! Rehab was also when we pulled the spike chamber prank on Indy... convinced everyone who went in the turnstile on Trains to drop a dime in the music box (Lead wanted to KILL us for that) and made sure that everyone always said "Happy Birthday" to whichever CM we wanted to annoy that day!

                              Originally posted by JeffYardDog View Post
                              Quarantine. It's really not safe to have them running around on their own
                              Yeah that is what the Jungle is for...a creative outlet for us... if you remove the outlet then we are left with a buildup of creative energy that tends to explode when we gather in large numbers. They tried to split us up but due to the wonderful Management policy of Landlock there was only a few places they could stash us... really was a fun time though.
                              Last edited by techskip; 11-16-2007, 05:24 PM.
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                                I always drop a dime in that music box anyway.
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                                • #17
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                                  We had a great Skipper yesterday.
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                                  • #18
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                                    Originally posted by Kasey View Post
                                    We had a great Skipper yesterday.
                                    I am glad to hear that... hopefully this becomes a trend rather then an exception.
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                                    • #19
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                                      For whatever reason I'm not really buying all this "boy those of us who work on Jungle Cruise are legendary pranksters!!!" stuff. Every time I've ever been on the ride it's been the same tired puns, lame jokes and sleepy delivery, regardless of who's flipping the switch on the boat.

                                      People working for barely above minimum wage to run tourists through an old attraction while reading approved jokes over an intercom don't strike me as being the zany, spontaneous comedians they seem to be regarded as. It seems like a overreaction, a story that's cropped up around the only job in the park that ever allowed anyone to improvise.

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                                      • #20
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                                        ouch
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