The Off Season

It’s dreaded, but it always comes if you’re not living in a southernmost state. The off-season refers to the period of time that a theme park is closed, usually due to the cold weather. Even though northern parks in the Six Flags and Cedar Fair chains now have successful holiday offerings, once the new year […]

Disney Parks Ticket Prices on the Rise: Good or Bad?

Disney Parks are getting pricier- not very magical, but is it necessary? According to a fortune.com article, ticket prices are expected to rise at all parks, with a large increase at Disneyland specifically. When attendance goes up (which it did 6% last quarter), so do the prices. However, attendance doesn’t seem to be consistent at […]

Communication Off the Rails: Christmas Taping

Select Disney cast members are able to get tickets to attend concert recordings at the Magic Kingdom for the holiday TV specials¬†(The actual parades take place at Disneyland in California.) I was selected to be in the audience for a day of taping. Even though I was simply expecting a concert-like atmosphere, I ended up […]

Communication on the Rails: Audience Control

When guests visit Walt Disney World, they visit from all over the world. Many of them become lost, confused, tired, excited, and any other state of mind or emotion. To help ease guest tension, monorail operators have a specific role designation known as “audience control.” Audience control (A/C) is a unique role, since monorail operators […]

Magic In The Parks: Magic Kingdom #1

Welcome to the “Magic In The Parks” series on Hannah In The Parks! Magic In The Parks will include my adventures at Walt Disney World during my Disney College Program in the fall of 2016. The first park that I decided to visit was Magic Kingdom the day after my Disney Traditions class on August […]