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Secrets of WDW Discuss Small tidbit I learned from a Cast Member. in the Trivia and Games Forums forums; Last time I was at Disney World, I had the privilage to ride in the front of the monorail. We got talking with the driver, and he told us how ...
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    Small tidbit I learned from a Cast Member.

    Last time I was at Disney World, I had the privilage to ride in the front of the monorail. We got talking with the driver, and he told us how they get people out of the parks after it's closed. First, they shut down all the rides, so people will just go to shops and food places. Next they shut down those places, and finally, they shut down everything else. It's not much, I know. One time, they had some guy who was reading in the Crystal Palace for a looooooooong time, and he wouldn't move. He said "but I like it here!" .......strange. I wonder if people hide in places like the caves in TSI or something, and people never find them, and then they're stuck there overnight

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    The CMs tend to know all the good hiding spots and are sure to check them before the park's officially closed. (And I doubt you'd get stuck - the park is hardly empty at night. A large contingent of CMs are there to prepare it for the next day...)

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    When I was younger, I used to wonder if I'd be able to hide someplace and remain in the park overnight, but obviously I never actually attempted to carry out this plan, haha.

    I think most parks use kind of the same basic strategy for clearing out a park at the end of the day. The one i work at during the summer does pretty much the same thing. Little by little we start shutting down the food stands in outter wings of the parks, and then then at the official closing time, all the rides close off their lines and just finish off what's already in the queue's, and then shut down for the night. Park security then moves up to kind of prevent people from wandering back further into the park and pretty much contains the guests in the front part of the park. The shops and food stands in the front remain open for a little while longer as people file out, and then finally they are the last to close once everyone is gone. It seems to work pretty well, and I'm sure this is about what Disney and most theme/amusement parks do at closing time.
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    Ah well.....I guess that's common news. He also pointed out where the monorail repair barn was, but I think we all know that too, don't we


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    wheres the monrorail repair barn?

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    The monorail repair barn is behind the Magic Kingdom. There's a seperate track branching off from the main one that leads to it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MainStreet, USA
    When I was younger, I used to wonder if I'd be able to hide someplace and remain in the park overnight
    Wouldn't that have been the best night of your life? Just as long as no CMs or maint. were around. Everyone leaves and you go wild!
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    edit: From Snopes:

    June 1973: Bogden Delaurot, an 18-year-old Brooklyn resident, drowned trying to swim across the Rivers of America. Delaurot and his 10-year-old brother managed to stay on Tom Sawyer Island past its dusk closing time by climbing the fence separating the island from the burning settlers' cabin. When they decided to leave the island a few hours later, they chose to swim across the river rather than call attention to their rule-breaking by appealing to cast members for help. Because the younger brother did not know how to swim, Delaurot tried to carry him on his back as he swam to shore. Bogden Delaurot went down about halfway across the river. The younger boy remained afloat by dogpaddling until a ride operator hauled him aboard a boat, but Bogden was nowhere to be found. His body was not located by searchers until the next morning.

    I think I'll hide somewhere else..
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    When I work at Epcot this last Spring, one of my roles was to clear the World Showcase. What we would do is wait til about 10 pm or and hour after park closes and start at the American Adventure then in groupd of two we go in opposite direction checking each country as we go. I am not sure how they clear at other parks but thats how we do it at Epcot

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    That is very interesting, cj. So, you think if I paint myself eggshell white I could blend in with a pillar at the American Adventure and hide out?!??!

    I am actually a bit suprised that people trying to hide out in the parks happens that much, but yea, it would be kinda cool to sort of have it all to myself...hmm...can I get a can of paint thru security?

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    You wouldn't have it all to yourself at all - there's an army of "third shift" CMs who come out at night

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    It would be neat if you could have the park for yourself but have all the rides work perfectly as well as excellent food prepared and waiting for you. Oh, well, I guess I will just have to dream.


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