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13 March 2012 - 6:17pm
This HoliBlog entry was originally posted on 1/12/07:
If you've been to see a movie in the past six months, you've no doubt seen the trailer for Shrek the Third, which is coming out in May.
One of our Games Director's interests while at convention is to see all the new plush offerings. She then prognosticates which ones will be the most coveted six months down the line and places some huge orders for her department.
She had no problem viewing the cute little penguins, the colorful Care Bears, and the bouncy-bouncy basketballs.
But when she wanted to check out the Shrek merchandise for 2007, everything changed.
The Baby Shrek plush, it seems, is classified.
And behind closed doors.
No cameras allowed.
And the top-secret plush won't even be shipped until the wee Shrekling has been introduced to the media sometime in the spring.
Totally enjoying the skulduggery, our Games Director slipped into private viewing area. Her eyes danced as she later told us how cute those Baby Shreks were.
Come to think of it, though, she offered no description. Hmmmmm.
The rest of us may get to see roller coaster layouts way ahead of time. We'll be the first to sample the goodies at the Plymouth Rock Cafe. We'll even get to try out Turkey Whirl next month and sample various new brands of toilet paper.
But when it comes to the Shrek: The Next Generation, we're in the dark along with everyone else.
13 March 2012 - 3:58pm
...to make the others comfortable ...
I couldn't help but think of Gilligan, the Professor, Ginger and the rest when I came upon this bit of construction down by Bahari River:
That's right - we're adding cabanas this season!
We're not ready to take reservations just yet, but I can tell you this much:
- Each cabana will have a ceiling fan and a locking cabinet
- Cabanas will include a fridge with bottled water
- Each cabana will include a table plus four chairs
- Also, two chaise lounges for ... well, lounging
- Free Wi-Fi service
Now if we could just get Mary Ann to stop by with some of her coconut cream pies ...
6 March 2012 - 11:52am
That's right -- worms!
A lady called for more information about her upcoming visit. When our Call Center operator asked if she needed to make group reservations, since she was bringing a busload, she said she'd won a contest and already had her tickets.
"I ate worms."
Excuse me, ma'am?
"To win the contest, I had to eat a bowl of worms. It was down to me and another woman. Then we had to eat a bowl of spaghetti. She gagged on the spaghetti, so I won."
Oh, yes. Of course.
Imagine having to eat pasta. Worms are one thing, but pasta?!
Our Call Center operator was so stunned, she didn't ask for more details.
We're guessing it was one of those zany radio shows holding a contest.
So if you're in line to ride The Raven and you catch a whiff of "worm breath," you might want to sit in front of the lady, not behind.
Definitely not behind.
(Originally posted 7/17/05)
4 March 2012 - 6:27pm
There is nothing like a barrage of puns to make the new guy feel welcome.
Poor Josh - our new Director of Human Resources Management; he had no idea what he was stepping in when he explained to me that he wanted to hold a pair of open Job Fairs.
Too late, Josh. Little did he know his little slip of the tongue - using the phrase traditionally employed in the entertainment industry - would create an afternoon full of emailed puns.
I started it, I take full blame/credit. My first email had the following subject line: Moooooo!
Okay, now that we’re holding a “cattle call,” you know you’ve set yourself up for every bovine pun in the book, right?
And, as the wife of a dairy farmer, I know how to milk it …
How does this sound:
1. Update website with new info - Paula
2. News release (to go out on Sunday for Monday morning news) - Paula
3. Social media push - Paula
4. E-newsletter - Nathan
5. Announcement to schools - Josh
6. Communication with staff (especially Call Center and others who hear from the public) – Josh
Okay, now that I’ve run this past-your-eyes (pasteurized, get it?!), if it looks good, I’ll get you the verbiage for approval by tomorrow.
Admit it. That was pretty good. Udderly fantastic, actually.
Here are the responses:
HR Josh: Moooy Bien
GM Matt: Oh brother. I think you all need to be put out to pasture.
Me: Insult us all you want, GM – we’ll just skim over it.
Communications Nathan: Seriously, let’s not try to make this about the calves and calve-nots.
Matt: This is EXACTLY why milk makes me nauseous.
Me: Yes, Matt … but you’re part of the 2%.
Matt got the last word (he usually does, being the boss and all): That’s it. You are all fired.
Meanwhile, if you're hoping to join us as a seasonal employee this year, please hoof it on over to our Apply Now! Jobs page for all the details.