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    Support Entertainment CMs and Parade Performers!

    Now that the Parade of Dreams might be going the way of yesterland, (although conflicting info exists on that fact), it might be a good time to point out something - Disney's entertainment CMs work incredibly hard. Many of them are young and are looking for that first toehold into the entertainment industry, and are attracted to the Disney magic that can't be replicated elsewhere, and a job that's fun and allows them to express their love for dance and acting.

    It's no secret that these CMs are not well paid, and are often required to work extra days, and extra shifts, due to changes in personnel and the needs of management, often money that barely covers expenses, and as you can see in the pictures below, many carry multiple roles. It's not unheard of for a CM to run from the Aladdin show to the Parade of Dreams show, sometimes the Block Party Bash, and then be expected to do another Parade of Dreams, or the Electrical Parade, or Fantasmic, or any combination of the above, into the late evening. But because of their direct involvement with guests, they are directly responsible for many people's enjoyment of their day at Disneyland.

    Make sure to clap and show your appreciation during performances, and let the survey takers at the entrance and exits know if you enjoyed this part of your day.



















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    Re: Support Entertainment CMs and Parade Performers!

    Well said Froggy! *clap, clap, clap*

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    Re: Support Entertainment CMs and Parade Performers!

    Excellent thread! And something we should all do.

    Our revels now are ended. These our actors, As I foretold you, were all spirits and Are melted into air, into thin air: And, like the baseless fabric of this vision, The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces, The solemn temples, the great globe itself, Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve And, like this insubstantial pageant faded, Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff As dreams are made on, and our little life Is rounded with a sleep. mycroft16 on Twitter

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    Re: Support Entertainment CMs and Parade Performers!

    Don't forget the CM ride operators and clerks behind the desk. Sure sometimes they may look "Un-interested" in Disney, but just start chatting with them....You may be wrong. CMs are some of the funnest people I know!

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    Heres to them !!

    Froggy who is that in the pic's?

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    Re: Support Entertainment CMs and Parade Performers!

    Quote Originally Posted by Gunny View Post
    Heres to them !!

    Froggy who is that in the pic's?
    The first three pics are all the performers from the Beauty and the Beast and Little Mermaid float(s)!. The second and third set of pics are of Aimee and April, two of the hardest working dancers in the entire resort. As you can see, they perform a variety of roles, all with a smile.

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    Re: Support Entertainment CMs and Parade Performers!

    I would be happy just walking from parade to parade to show to show at DL without ever riding a single ride. I really appreciate the showmanship, talent and enthusiasm. I cannot wait to see PoD again! Only a week to go!

    BTW your pictures are just lovely. How do you get such clear close-up shots?
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    Re: Support Entertainment CMs and Parade Performers!

    Quote Originally Posted by Frogberto View Post
    The first three pics are all the performers from the Beauty and the Beast and Little Mermaid float(s)!. The second and third set of pics are of Aimee and April, two of the hardest working dancers in the entire resort. As you can see, they perform a variety of roles, all with a smile.
    Thank you sir and please thank them for me and the family.

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    Re: Support Entertainment CMs and Parade Performers!

    Well said and great pictures!

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    Re: Support Entertainment CMs and Parade Performers!

    heh i was shooting video next to that cameraman from that site a couple weeks ago. wondered if he posted them anywhere.

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    Re: Support Entertainment CMs and Parade Performers!

    Quote Originally Posted by Frogberto View Post
    Now that the Parade of Dreams might be going the way of yesterland, (although conflicting info exists on that fact),
    Frog,
    I have not heard this rumor at all. As far as we all know the parade is set for the next 5 years. The show stops have been talked about going away, but the parade is not leaving.

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    Re: Support Entertainment CMs and Parade Performers!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerm View Post
    Frog,
    I have not heard this rumor at all. As far as we all know the parade is set for the next 5 years. The show stops have been talked about going away, but the parade is not leaving.

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    Thanks Jerm - I saw here and on another site that they said that the last day for the Parade of Dreams was in November, and that it may not come back. I do note that Wikipedia has a very recent entry stating that the parade was just renewed in 2006, but I haven't seen official confirmation either way, or maybe I misunderstood the posts I read. Either way, I think that the Entertainment CMs need as much support as we can give.

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    Re: Support Entertainment CMs and Parade Performers!

    Yay Disney Cast Magic! Britt's a good friend of mine. I just wish he updated a little more often; he seems to have disappeared...

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    Re: Support Entertainment CMs and Parade Performers!

    Quote Originally Posted by aerinpegadrak View Post
    Yay Disney Cast Magic! Britt's a good friend of mine. I just wish he updated a little more often; he seems to have disappeared...
    Well, he's busy with other projects, including those related to his love of planes.

    But the cast members keep up the photos by posting on myspace anyway!

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