As a huge Disney Parks fan, I get butterflies and that giddy feeling all through the planning process, but it definitely peaks after walking through the entrance to any of the Disney Parks. I have learned that surprises can be around any corner. I have also learned that more surprises come my way when I make an extra effort to engage with Disney Cast Members.
I love chatting with ride operators, restaurant servers and hotel staff. They all have different stories to tell about how they began their career with Disney, their favorite parts of their job, experiences with guests and fun hints and tidbits of information you may not know about.
My philosophy on how I spend time in the parks has changed over the years. Initially, our family was all about the rides and characters. How many autographs we can get in our book, how many rides did we go on, how many shows did we see? Not that we won’t make time to hit all of the attractions, even doing our favorites 4 or 5 times, but we also like to seek out the lesser known gems and soak up all the magic that Cast Members can offer.
On our last visit to California Adventure Park, we walked into a shop called Off the Page.
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