11.11.2008

Strangers like me

As you may know, now, I used to work for Walt Disney World Entertainment.  This was one of the most happy times of my life as I was able to help many magical dreams come true for guests, entertain thousands of people daily, as well as work with fantastically talented and wonderful people.  I thought I might share with you just a few of the characters I was able to embody.

To the left is Nolka.  (Yep!  That's me!)  She is one of the trolls who live in the Norway pavilion in the World Showcase at Epcot.  The other is her husband Gargy.  I have played both, however it has been several years since they've been seen there, greeting visitors to the home of the Maelstrom, as well as a beautifully made film.

As a very few people know, playing Winnie-the-Pooh was my absolute favorite.  Frequently Pooh's queue was the longest no matter the locale.  Here I am in the United Kingdom pavilion as Pooh along with good friend and escort Jennifer:


With the advent of The Lion King, I was able to portray Timon.  On more than one occasion it was noted that I was "the best Timon" people--guests and cast members alike--had ever seen.  Here I am with then-roommate Jenn, who was kind enough to come and take a photo with me:


I also depicted a pair of mischievous chipmunks.  Frequently I could be found in the Land pavilion working as Farmer Dale (or Chip!) at The Garden Grill.



Another popular place at which for the chipmunk duo to appear is the Cape May Cafe at the Beach Club Resort.  In this case, I am dressed in my best swim trunks as Chip.  (Can't tell the difference?  Check the noses!)


This post certainly doesn't cover all the characters in my repertoire, but for now it's a tempting entrée to a very interesting career. 

2 comments:

My LIttle Family: said...

What a dream job! I wonder just how any people have photos of you on their blog, LOL. Vickie

magickat said...

That's so funny - I used to do costumed character work at Universal Studios Florida back in the mid-90's. I was Woody and Wendy Woodpecker, amongst others. It was my favorite job through the years as well. I enjoyed making memories for people who had saved their whole lives to come to the parks.