I'd definitely love to be a volunteer subjected to a Lake's worth of water at any theme park again!
I was wearing a red shirt both visits and stuck out in the groups. My advice, if you don't want to be picked, then make sure you wear a color shirt that wont stand out in the crowd!
I was picked for the bird show at Animal Kingdom back in 2004, which was very cool because i was using my video camera, and got a great action shot onstage of a great big owl swooping down straight at me!
Finally, I was one of the folks picked out of the audience last fall at the Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor, which was great because someone was calling my wife on the cell the same time they were "interviewing" me live on the big screen...
It's a hoot to do these, because I'm a natural ham and also an improv-type actor, which lends itself to these kinds of things. I would assume the cast members prefer the audience members who can interact more than the ones that just stand there and laugh, or don't react at all.
Do you know I've never seen the Earthquake OR Disaster show at USF from the audience? I've always been in the show - either on the sub in the old version, or as one of the evil corporate-types in the new version
I've also never seen the "special effects" show from the audience at USH. I was always chosen to be Doc Brown on the clock in the old version, and now an Egyptian slave in the new version (again, on the spinning wall). It's fun to come out in the second part with the revolving wall and then have my arm "cut off."
I used to always be one of the "on lookers" in the Indiana Jones stunt show and I've been picked for the bird show at AK which is way cool.
The best was being chosen for Fear Factor Live! at USF. Wow! What an experience! Waivers! Harnesses! Disposable underwear! The first stunt was to hang 40 feet above the stage as long as I could while a powerful fan blew on me. Unforutnately I was up against some firefighters, a Navy man and a very determined mother and I was the first to be eliminated and do the walk of shame.
That tends t happen a lot more as I'm very tall (6ft5in) so I stand out, I try and stay at the back of the room/ride/show for this reason but sometimes you just canm't help but stick out.