One of the many perks of getting to work an attraction at Disney is the people you meet. I’ve had full on conversations about the health care in Canada and why it’s less superior than that of the States, or there were the afternoons where I spent time dancing and rocking out with guests during multiple American Gardens Theater shows. Memories like these are what made my time at Disney so special, but one of the most memorable people I meet during my time was a gentleman who worked for NASA.
When I first meet him, I was standing at the entrance to the pre-show with Kathryn when he started to tell us about how he and his wife like to kidnap Canadians. A little weird I know, but it gets better, his story is that when his wife and he first got married back in 2001 at a medieval fair, they decided to spend the following day at Epcot dressed in their full medieval garb. They spent the entire day walking throughout the park and no one said or mentioned anything to them about their outfits until they reach the Canadian pavilion at the end of the day. Since then he and his wife have taken a shining towards the Canadian Cast Members and “kidnapping” them to go on beach days, have homemade dinners, go see shuttle launches, and even invite them to thanksgiving dinner. The part I love most about his story is that fact that he likes to hide coins around the O’Canada attraction. The neat thing about the coins is that they’re made from old spaceship metal and imprinted with info about the launch and shuttle.
I hope you enjoyed and happy hunting.
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