Discovery Day is the training class specifically for cast members working at Epcot to introduce them to the park and the story it tells. Each park has one, and the cast members will go through this on their second day of training. So I'be been happy about things since I found out I was working at Epcot, and after visiting there following Traditions, I was definitely sure that it was my favorite park. But this cemented that even more for me. We had three awesome leaders who took us on a tour of the park around Future World and World Showcase, with a few surprises along the way that were so awesome, we were literally sworn to secrecy. But seriously, Epcot is the best park! It made us all so happy and feel like we were special.
Also with Discovery Day we found out what attractions we each will be working. There were seven of us in the group of about 38 for the tour that were working attractions in Future World East. Three went to Mission Space, two to Spaceship Earth, one to Test Track, and I went to the Seas with Nemo and Friends. This isn't the most popular or desired attraction, but I'm happy with it anyway. Especially because it also includes Turtle Talk with Crush, which will be a lot of fun to work with all the kids. I'm most sad that I'm the only one of that group that will be starting there, just since we had some fun getting to know each other over the past few days, but I bet that I'll still get to see them occasionally. Anyway, I now have my schedule for the next week and a half. I start with on the job training right away, with a visiting to Costuming right at the beginning (so I went out and bought shoes. Nothing to say about that), and next week I also have a night shift where I will have IllumiNations training for crowd control during that. I'm really happy for that since I love IllumiNations.
In fact, I love it so much that I went out and watched it last night. I first went to Hollywood Studios so ride Star Tours twice and then catch the Star Wars themed fireworks show, which was AMAZING. I'll talk more about that in a later post, but it was so awesome. Then I caught a break and got right on a Friendship boat headed to Epcot, which I got to with about 15 minutes to spare before the start of IllumiNations, so I walked over near Mexico so that a backstage exit to my bus stop was close and convenient. I was really worried about being caught and accused of trespassing since I was in casual clothes, so I had my ID out and ready to show if anyone accused me of that. Luckily nothing happened and I got right on the bus and made it home.
So life has been great and now I'm starting the next leg of this amazing journey. Here we go!