Favourite moments of being a Cast Member at Disneyland Paris

There were a lot of highlights throughout the two-and-a-bit weeks. Here they are:
  • Traditions and touring the park
  • Getting my nametag!!
  • Noora shouting "Tu n'es pas Indiana Jones!" Although this is not a Disney character, it was so random and the parks are such a character-orienteed atmosphere that it really made me laugh at the time
  • Watching Fantillusion countless times - it never gets old - and dancing along with Eilidh once I knew the dances haha.
  • Our nightly BTM sessions for the first 5 days or so.
  • Space Mountain: Mission 2 - love it! Shame I only did it twice whilst there!
  • Singing just "Like We Dreamed It" at the end of the parade in Town Square and on Main Street with Eilidh - I'm sure this is THE stand-out moment I will never forget.
  • The snow on Main Street
  • Being backstage and seeing the logistics of everything - it's a whole different world back there!
  • Seeing the Eiffel tower for the first time.
  • "Nettoyage en course" toilet magic!
  • Those late nights in the kitchen with the crew - Francesca, Katy, Jamie, Alwyn, Stefano, including Francesca knocking to wake me up knowing full well I was asleep haha. Lots of conversations about our terrible English and about how me and Alwyn over-use the word "awkward." Awkward.
  • The staff on Casey/Story and Fantasyland in general were brilliant! Enchante as you say!
  • My birthday evening with Lisette, Marine and Eilidh when we went on the rides and my birthday party afterwards including Fran's awesome cake.
  • Dumbo in the rain! With no queue!
  • Andrew's "C'est, like, 12 euros" scouse story. Possibly the funniest thing ever!
  • Andrew crapping himself when we were almost ran over by Fantillusion that night.
  • La Boisserie party - despite the ending.... the party itself was brilliant
  • The questions from guests - Everything from: "Ou est le McDo?" to "Ou est la Sortie?" and even "Qu'est-ce que c'est Disneyland et qu'est ce qu'il y a pour faire ici?"
  • Seeing other Cast Members I know - whether it be when Eilidh and Andrew or when Jamie and his family came to my ride or when I'm in the park as a guest and get to talk to people like Marie on Pinocchio or Alison at Colonel Haiti's - it's always fun to see people you know.
Not strictly a favourite moment but thanks to everyone who's been reading the blog - in fact I've had over 3000 views on the Disney articles alone over the past two weeks. Hope you enjoyed them!
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About Giovanni Costa

Radio journalist, newspaper editor, travel writier, tour guide and Disney Cast Member. These are just some of the things Gio has done in the past few years. He loves visiting new destintions, trying new food and wants you to come along for the ride!
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  1. Thanks so much for writing this blog - I have an interview in London next week for a summer contract at Disney. I was wondering what areas you would recommend, I can't decide between working on the rides or in the shops. Do you know what people seemed to enjoy more from people you met doing various jobs?

    Thanks x