I wonder if this still is going on with the economy being in the tank and Disney, along with other theme parks, cutting back.
I've seen people emerge from their cars at westclock, having slept their the night before. Thank god for the showers in the utilidors.
I havent worked a Fourth yet but I did do Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years! Each day I workd at least 12 hours. I do have to say it was the best days I have worked for WDW!
However the greatest was working for the Park Service in 2000 and having to work the Capitol Lawn concert in DC. The one they broadcast on PBS. That year the headliner was Ray Charles. The producers need the stage guarded while he performed but wanted "friendly faces". They pulled the Park Service staff doing crowd control to do this. There I was center stage with Ray Charles behind me singing "America the Beautiful" and then the fireworks went off as he sang. It was one of the coolest moments of my life and I was being paid for it. Awesome!
I posted that pic 'cause I knew it would elicit a touch of snark from TH. Dependable, as always....
Two words: "Like Hotcakes!"
Oh, and Elton John never had that much hair!