Tyler Stover

Published: August 8, 2011 at 9:34 AM

I'm glad the Cast Member stories are back.

Giving the newbie the hardest raft to pilot and the most difficult route was just asking for this. Rank has its privileges, but also its responsibilities and a veteran should have stepped up to make the difficult stuff go smoothly.

Robert Niles

Published: August 8, 2011 at 4:32 PM

Sure, but slick, efficient and thoughtful management isn't nearly as much fun to laugh at after the fact.

Published: August 9, 2011 at 6:17 AM

i have no memory of either the keel boats or canoes. i have been going to wdw since 1974. how long ago did this occur. not saying i dont believe you, i think my family just didnt choose to fully utilize that area and see everything it had to offer. i do now having a family of my own chris
Robert Niles

Published: August 9, 2011 at 8:39 AM

The canoes and keelboats were seasonal attractions, so if you didn't visit in the summer or around Christmas, you likely wouldn't have seen them. The canoes still run at Disneyland, but have been gone from the Magic Kingdom for several years. (FWIW, I worked attractions from 1988-1991.)
Adam Dodds

Published: August 12, 2011 at 8:45 AM

This isn't a great story. No offense Robert, but like so many other former Cast-Members who try to write books, the fact is they aren't writers. I do have my BFA in Creative Writing, so I am picky though.
Robert Niles

Published: August 12, 2011 at 8:45 PM

The "submit a blog entry" button on the front page is always available for you, Adam.