This story was originally posted on: December 06, 2010
Holy cock flavored lollipops.
Today has been... interesting.
It's been crazy busy today because A) it's Saturday, B) we're doing a special media thing that generally draws crowds and celebrities, and C) one of the celebrities rumored (RUMORED) to be in attendance has the initials J.B and is absurdly popular with females under the age of 18.
As such, our park attendance is about 10,000(!!!!) people above our projected attendance, which was still a decently high number.
SO, we've all been running around busy as can be doing stuff and trying to keep up with the rush. Oh, and since it's busy as all get out, we have door control. Yay! So far I've heard a lot of grumbling, but only one person has gotten sworn at that I know of, so it can't be that bad.
Anyhoo, on to the reason I'm writing... and it's a good thing, actually! I had a group of guests that I saw one of them leave that I let back in through one of the "exit only" doors.
I joked with his family afterward that he owed me a cupcake for it, as he had left to bring in the cupcakes for one of the little girls in his party, who happened to be celebrating her birthday.
As I do my rounds (my job at this point is to collect all the dirty trays to take them to the dish room), I keep talking to them at various intervals as I do my work.
One round, as I go by, they're wrapping up the party and they have a full container of cupcakes left. They pull me aside and actually request to give the leftover (untouched) cupcakes to the cast members!
Of course, I made sure to sneak one for myself since I had the chance.
Everyone downstairs was REALLY thankful for it. And they were delicious. I made sure to give the entire family (all 13 of 'em) a free fastpass to whatever ride they wanted for it. =D
Also, I got mentioned (not by name, though) in a guest email that has since been posted in various employee areas commending my manager that I got to help them for, well, helping them.
So while I wasn't mentioned personally, I know it was me and it kinda made my day. =D
Despite it being so busy, I'm actually having a pretty awesome day, and I hope that everybody out there is blessed to get guests/customers like this every once and while.
Chins up, and have a magical day!