Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Cute Moments

I can't believe I didn't put these up yet.

Last week I was at the entrance in the late morning and this little girl, about 7, and her mom were getting situated to take a picture but were waiting on the dad to get a stroller. While waiting, the girl said "Oh, your name is Marina. Do you speak spanish?" and I said no and she started teaching me spanish words for some of the stuff around me or some things I may need to know when taking guests pictures. It was very sweet. Dad shows up, we take a bunch of pictures, I give them their card, say adios, and they leave. After walking about 30 feet, the girl starts yelling "Oh no! I almost forgot! Mom, wait!!!" and she comes running back over to me and she says "MARINA! Don't forget! When the fireworks start, make sure you have your BEST wish picked out, okay? I'll use my wish for you!!". I could have cried, it was the most adorable amazing thing ever.

Then a few days ago, I'm working entrance again and this elderly man walked up to me. At the entrance of Epcot, we have a huge sculpture called Leave A Legacy. Its a discontinued service but you used to be able to buy a little inch x inch plate with your picture on it to be put on the sculpture so in the years to come you could see what you looked like and remember that trip. One of the sections of the sculpture was covered with a construction tent. The man came up to me and said "Is there something wrong with that section? My wife's legacy is there and she passed away last month. I'd really like to see her." I didn't know what they were doing to it so I walked him in the direction of Guest Relations to see if they could help him out. He said thanks and went in and I walked back to the entrance to finish my assignment there. I finished out the rest of the day in other places in the park and my closing assignment was at the entrance again hours later. Who should come walking up but that man and he said "There was a crack in the foundation of that section and they moved her picture front and center inside the building so I could still see her. She's very well taken care of here and I feel very well taken care of by you. Thank you sweetheart. I'll be sure to visit you the next time I visit my wife's legacy as you're a part of it now."

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12 comments:

booklover23 said...

Oh my goodness! Those are the exact moments that make me want to be a part of disney! I know they don't happen all the time, but if they do, it's amazing!!

Iris said...

Wow, what memorable, magical moments. <3 <3

Christine said...

I seriously teared up while reading that, that's so amazing!!

Jenn said...

Oh my gosh, I completely teared up at this post.

This basically summarizes exactly why I want to work for Disney.

Lyanne M. said...
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Lyanne M. said...

Marina, this is amazing. I totally admire you.
You are already creating magic for so many guests!
I hope that if I get accepted, I'm lucky enough to experience moments like that! :)

Katie said...

Love, love, LOVE it. Those are amazing!

Magical Moments said...

Awww! What a great moment! Amazing!

Brittany Balandis said...

im so glad you're having a wonderful time and creating beautiful memories! keep posting!!

Khriz said...

almost cry reading the second story.

Katarina said...

I just teared up... such great interactions! I love it!

amberv10 said...

I loved reading this! I really love people who take note of all the sweet moments in life that seem to pass many of us by. What amazing memories that little girl and that elderly man each made for you! I love those moments that happen randomly but make such big impressions on our hearts and minds.