These little stories come from way back in 2008, back when I did an internship for the Mouse in Florida.
Specifically, I worked in the educational park, on the least popular ride on the Future World side. It was a ride about Energy and how Ellen DeGeneris can't win at Jeopardy without Bill Nye helping her cheat.
The ride was a 45 minute long movie with cars that slowly moved through a dinosaur diorama at one point. Since my ride was so slow, people would come to it after riding say, Mission Space or Test Track, thinking "Hey, this looks like a nice, chill ride to settle my tummy!"
So about once or twice a week, we'd find a nice little pile of vomit in one of the cars or in the exit area.
But I didn't even care about that. What pissed me off were the ECVs. The electric cars Guest Services rented out to guests who "needed" them. I say "needed" because I only saw one girl who actually DID need it, because her leg was in a cast. One lady admitted to me that she had it because of a HANGNAIL.
Now, these ECV's were too big to fit on the handicapped ramps on my ride. They always have been, they always will be. Telling me they fit last time you were here will not get your ECV onto the ride.
There were a few people who brought their own. They were smaller, and that was fine because those actually did fit. There was one man, however, who tried backing out of the ride when it was over, and started to fall off the ramp. I somehow managed to catch his fat ass AND his ECV.
But I think the worst one was this lady about 3 months into my internship. It took us a good long time to convince her to switch to a wheelchair, which we had nearby for these ECV riders so they could still ride.
Now, it's important to note that many times during the intro part of the ride/show, the guests are informed that it gets LOUD, and it gets DARK. the Cast members say it, even Ellen DeGeneris says it once or twice.
WE LET YOU KNOW IT'S LOUD AND DARK.
We also warn them that if anyone is caught standing up, that we have to stop everything and no one gets to ride anymore. The lights start to fade and I hear that same lady start yelling
"Why's it so dark?"
The doors open to the next part of the ride, where the cars will start moving to, and from the light shining in, I see that her friend HAS LOWERED THE HANDICAPPED RAMP AND IS TRYING TO PULL HER OFF THE RIDE.
So now, for the safety of this dipshit, I have to push the big red "STOP THE RIDE" button, which kills the ride, meaning no one gets to see the whole thing and we have to evacuate everyone so we can start the hour and a half reboot cycle.
I run over to her and she's saying "I didn't know it was gonna get so dark!"
HOW MANY TIMES DID WE TELL YOU?!?
Did you just take a nap while we told you about that little tidbit?
YOU JUST IGNORED ELLEN!
But, I think those are my only complaints I have from working for the Mouse that I can remember.
I think I'll dig up my 2 super happy stories for next time. We need a good revival of our faith in humanity.