Cast Member Confidential: A Disneyfied Memoir

This is the tale that Disney might by no means let you know.

What do you do while every little thing on your existence falls aside? in case you are Chris Mitchell, you run clear of home--all tips on how to Disney global, a spot the place not anyone ever dies--and staff, referred to as solid individuals, aren't allowed to frown. Mitchell stocks the behind-the-scenes tale of his 12 months within the Mouse's military. From his personal own Disneyfication, to what fairly occurs within the hidden tunnels underneath the Magic country and what to not devour on the Mousketeria, it was once a yr packed with extra adventure--and surprises--than he may well ever have "imagineered."

humorous and relocating, Mitchell tracks his ascent throughout the behind the scenes social hierarchy within which princesses rule, and his escapades within the "Ghetto" the place solid contributors stay and whatever is going. alongside the best way, he unmasks the misfits and drop-outs, lifers and nomads who depart their demons on the degree door as they keep the magic that attracts hundreds of thousands to this famed fantasyland--the related magic that Mitchell seeks and finally unearths within the final position he ever anticipated.

Chris Mitchell is an motion activities photographer and journalist who grew up in la. He used to be a senior at UCLA whilst he all started his first journal, an inline skating ebook, and bought it to activities & health Publishing. inside many years, he was once engaged on 5 magazines in the Surfer team. He keeps to paintings heavily with a few guides and internet sites, in addition to occasion and television creation businesses like ESPN, ASA leisure and Lifelounge. he's a well-known professional in motion activities, and as such, has stunt coordinated dozens of productions, together with Batman and Robin, Brink! and Airborne. he's additionally the Chairman of the foreign Inline Stunt Federation for the development of maximum skating as a fit and secure job. After spending a yr operating as a photographer at Disney global in Orlando, Florida, he moved again to l. a., the place he presently lives.

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This is the tale that Disney might by no means let you know.

What do you do while every little thing on your existence falls aside? in case you are Chris Mitchell, you run clear of home--all tips on how to Disney global, a spot the place not anyone ever dies--and staff, referred to as solid individuals, aren't allowed to frown. Mitchell stocks the behind-the-scenes tale of his 12 months within the Mouse's military. From his personal own Disneyfication, to what fairly occurs within the hidden tunnels underneath the Magic country and what to not devour on the Mousketeria, it was once a yr packed with extra adventure--and surprises--than he may well ever have "imagineered."

humorous and relocating, Mitchell tracks his ascent throughout the behind the scenes social hierarchy within which princesses rule, and his escapades within the "Ghetto" the place solid contributors stay and whatever is going. alongside the best way, he unmasks the misfits and drop-outs, lifers and nomads who depart their demons on the degree door as they keep the magic that attracts hundreds of thousands to this famed fantasyland--the related magic that Mitchell seeks and finally unearths within the final position he ever anticipated.

Chris Mitchell is an motion activities photographer and journalist who grew up in la. He used to be a senior at UCLA whilst he all started his first journal, an inline skating ebook, and bought it to activities & health Publishing. inside many years, he was once engaged on 5 magazines in the Surfer team. He keeps to paintings heavily with a few guides and internet sites, in addition to occasion and television creation businesses like ESPN, ASA leisure and Lifelounge. he's a well-known professional in motion activities, and as such, has stunt coordinated dozens of productions, together with Batman and Robin, Brink! and Airborne. he's additionally the Chairman of the foreign Inline Stunt Federation for the development of maximum skating as a fit and secure job. After spending a yr operating as a photographer at Disney global in Orlando, Florida, he moved again to l. a., the place he presently lives.

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Overstuffed sofas and chairs made up of wealthy, darkish woods and ornamental materials have been meticulously put round the room in a fashion that ensured ease of dialog. Strategically situated halogen spots highlighted textured oil work of fruit bowls and eu landscapes performed within the Renaissance type. aspect tables displayed vintage treasures: silver candelabras, a snuffbox inlaid with mother-of-pearl element, and a blown-glass sweet dish full of inedible butterscotch chocolates that basically ever appeared to exist within the sitting rooms of very previous girls. The BGM was once Madame Butterfly. “My, Grandma,” I acknowledged, “what a beautiful inside decorator you have got. ” “Hate all you want,” Brady acknowledged. “When the Queen involves Orlando, we’ll see the place she desires to dine. ” I appeared him over in his lengthy silk kimono and painted face. “From what i will inform, the Queen has already arrived. ” He flashed the Samurai sword in mock threat, then stepped apart. “Please take a seat. ” He gestured to the eating desk, a huge baroque hunk of wooden, surrounded by way of 8 formal old chairs, patterned with crimson silk. the gap above the desk was once ruled by way of a crystal chandelier that refracted the sunshine magnificently round the room like a Gothic disco ball. areas have been set with easy black plates and chopsticks. Brady prepared a unmarried orchid within the middle of the desk, then disappeared into the kitchen. rather than sitting, I wandered over to a bookcase whose cabinets have been bowed underneath the load of a big stack of books. there have been books on each topic from monetary conception to fairy stories, Agatha Christie mysteries, self-help manuals, poetry, pop-up books and books on globalization. And within the middle of the case, a hardcover variation of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, the radical that had set me on my direction of self-reliance as a qualified skater. “Have you learn all of those? ” I requested. Brady regarded up from the serving plate the place he was once arranging minimize rolls and sashimi, utilizing the sting of the Samurai blade. “Those are those I loved adequate to learn greater than once,” he stated. “How time and again have you ever learn Atlas Shrugged? ” “Actually, I by no means particularly cease studying it. i take advantage of it as a reference handbook whenever I begin to lose concentration. ” like every philosophy, Randian objectivism intended various things to various humans, however the basic precept was once common: anyone needs to take accountability for his activities. “I may perhaps use a bit concentration correct now,” I acknowledged. I advised him concerning the photos and the way it had made me suppose in poor health to damage what I had created. Brady put the sword at the counter, and walked earlier me, into the lounge the place he picked up a framed photograph off the espresso desk, and passed it to me. It was once my photo, “Mickey Flashing Tit. ” I had in simple terms given copies to at least one different individual: the topic of the picture. “How did you get this? ” “She occurs to be a really targeted buddy of mine,” he acknowledged, taking the image again. “And now she’s utilising for a role at Starbucks. ” “Maybe she will visit Universal,” I acknowledged.

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