Sunday, January 22, 2012

Y.E.S

For days now I've been promising y'all more on my new job!

Well I finally have the time to sit and actually tell y'all all about it!

First up:


That's my training group.

We're a mixture of Interns and Cross U's.

(Cross U means that those people already have a job elsewhere with Disney and they are Y.E.S facilitators on the side)

We all learned a program called, Properties of Motion.
It's a Physics program.

Now let me just say, I hate Physics.
HATE IT.
It was the only class in college that I ever dropped.
So when I found out I was going to be teaching not just one but two different Physics programs I kinda freaked out a little.
Nonetheless, I went in on my first day excited and eager to learn.

First day was easy peasy.
Went in and actually took the program then did some housekeeping stuff in the main office.

Days 2-5 were all about learning the actual program.
We get to take the students on Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, and Pirates of the Caribbean at the Magic Kingdom.
At each attraction we go over a different topic in Physics.
Space Mountain it's all about potential/kinetic energy and speed, velocity and acceleration.
Splash Mountain covers Indirect Measurement.
And finally Pirates covers Pneumatics and Hydraulics using our Audio Animatronics.

We keep it as simple as possible.  We're not there to teach the kids just show them how what they have already learned in their Science classes are applied in real work situations.
IE. How our Imagineers have to use Physics in the creation of our attraction at Disney.

The Y.E.S. programs number one goal is for the students to HAVE FUN. 

I can't tell you how much fun I had on the last day.
It was my check out day and I had a group of 8th graders from a school here in Orlando.
They were so great!
They were smart, they listened, they answered all my questions.
I couldn't have asked for  better first group.
Now I know this won't be the case all the time.
But it was definitely a great start! 

I LOVE IT!
It has brought together two of my favorite things: teaching and Disney and I could not be happier with it.

Up next I get to learn Energy and Waves (another Physics program also done at the Magic Kingdom).
And the last program I'll learn is called Millennium Cultures.
This one is at Epcot in the World Showcase and is a History program (Thank god!)

Well there ya have it.
I love my job and could not be happier right now! 

I hope you all are as happy with your lives right now as I am.
If you're not, go out and do something about it. 
Find something you love doing and do it. 
You won't regret it.
I promise!

Have a great Sunday! 
:)

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3 comments:

Jacki said...

Your job is so cool! I'm super jealous :)

Michelle P said...

Wow sounds amazing!

Jessica said...

I've been waiting for this post eeeek!
I am in loveee with your job!
(although, the physics does sound a bit scary!)

Seriously sounds so awesome :)
Is it full time?

xo!