"Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things...and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths."
---Walter Elias Disney

Saturday, September 24, 2016

35 Days: Jeffrey's Epic Stunt Spectacular

Being a part of the "show" at Disney World can be pretty special. We got talking last night with the MouseLife crew on Twitter about being That Guy and The Churro Guy in Monsters Inc, and I mentioned that'd been a part of the special effects show that used to precede the now closed Backlot Tour at Hollywood Studios. This morning, coincidentally, the photos from that experience showed up on my Facebook memories!

That was a really cool experience. We happened to be at the front of the line for the next group to enter the show, and when they asked for volunteers, Lisa goaded me into raising my hand and I was picked. I and four other guys were taken into the show area and given rain gear. We were each given a role to play in the show, a WW2 PT boat being attacked scene, and I got the role of telephone guy in an office that gets swamped by a huge wave coming in the window.

I had an absolute ball. I had a line, if I remember correctly, and got a good crowd reaction to being deluged. The cast members running the show were great and made us all comfortable and feel like we were special for being in the show. It put a little extra magic into an already wonderful Disney Day!


  1. Our daughter was chosen to go on stage for the bird show at Animal Kingdom. She got to sit there as a huge owl landed right above her head. She got some great photos of it flying right at her. It was so cool to see. We love the disney extras. So magical.

  2. Our other daughter who had just turned six was selected to be in the sword in the stone ceremony near the carousel. After two huge men failed in getting the sword, she was successful in pulling the sword out. Everyone cheered an a photopass photographer took a ton of photos. Amanda still talks about how stong she was that she could pull out that sword. Thanks for the magic Disney!