Published: July 29, 2008 at 11:14 AM$$$, Robert. There's no return in devoting time and $$$ towards such unproductive fluff. C'mon, Disney took down VMK for the same reason -- no return, despite the tremendous (but unquantifiable) "good will" it engendered in their target audience.
Published: July 29, 2008 at 12:37 PMThere is an unoffical but company "friendly" alumni club for Disneyland cast members.
Published: July 29, 2008 at 8:07 PMI know that they have an end of season party for the employees around that time, but they say that this is the first reunion. I wouldn't necessarilly call it the first though. A lot of people don't realize, or they forget, just how long Cedar Point has been around. Thousands of high school and college kids have been working Cedar Point since the late 1800's, and I've read and heard a lot of fond memories from various people who have worked there over the summers. There is a huge market for a function such as this at Cedar Point, so I wouldn't call it nonsense.
A good read for those not up on the history of the point is "Cedar Point, Queen of American Watering Places. The latest edition covers Cedar Point from it's inception in the 1870's to around 2000. I think that any park fan would appreciate the story.
Published: July 30, 2008 at 6:58 AMI did my first WDW College Program in Summer/Fall of 2001. I was already planning a trip back to Orlando for May 2007 but I luckily found a listing on MySpace for a CP reunion for the same week that I was there. It laid out a day-by-day schedule and many people commented so I thought I was bound to run into someone I knew. No such luck!
WDW CPs would be primed for an alumni gathering more than any other former employees given how we not only worked together but also lived together, partied together, and lots more.