Published: July 24, 2011 at 10:48 PMDon't even get me started about driving around Universal. I once picked up a shift working in Citywalk until 2:30 in the morning on a holiday. I parked in the garage with guests because Citywalk TMs are supposed to park there. When I left the garage and turned out onto the street to drive on the street that goes under the people movers there...I almost got hit by a tourist in a rental car driving the wrong way on the road. Was the guy drunk you ask? Nope. He was "British and very very tired" <---his excuse to the security van that stopped him. I found out the next day when everyone was talking about it.
Whenever I worked closing shift I used to leave 25 minutes early just to make up for Dr. Phillips High School getting out right as I was supposed to be coming in only one turn down on Turkey Lake Road.
I currently live very close to Sea World and though I don't work there now I still keep an eye on their park hours so I know when not to drive ;)
Published: July 25, 2011 at 9:49 AMWhile in college 20 years ago, I used to work in Parades at Disneyland during the summer. Parking was very good in those days. Although I had to endure the terrible 5 freeway, parking is a snap. You're allowed to park in a private parking lot in the backstage area. During the long 3 hours breaks between performances, you're allowed to park with the tourists in front of Disneyland. Now, all that is gone with the addition of DCA.
Working for Disneyland has to be a labor of love. It requires a lot of headaches to get through the hassles.
Published: July 26, 2011 at 9:37 AMRobert! I was a member of the AACO in 1988...when was your wife in? I loved getting rides in those vans, so as to not deal with the traffic!!!!