Subtitle? "I should have run faster!"
It looks like the first winners of the Dream Suite were a very pleasant looking lady and her about 8-year-old daughter who were the first off of GRR after opening. How do I know? I got off of GRR second. [Insert sad face here.]
The first clue was actually an enormous crew composed of a Dream CM named Josie, two plain-clothed Disney employees, a camera man, a light man, two sound guys and various people holding clipboards and official accoutrements barging past us all at the rope at the Grizzly River Rec Area. This was at about 9:50 this morning. They were filming Josie and the two employees chatting about who knows what and strolling along, tra-la. When they got to the exit, they stopped, turned off all of their lights and climbed the stairway. It was there that they lay in wait for their victim, er, winner.
I was the only one there who smelled what the Dis was cooking. So, as casually as I could, I sidled my way up to the corner of rope that would drop first. I ended up just behind the eventual winners. They were really sweet. They had been planning on making GRR their first stop all along. They had had their ponchos on since about 9:40! When we were allowed in, I was waylaid by a group of cute Japanese teenagers who forced me -- forced, I tell you! -- into the second raft with them. Well, neat as you please, Mom and Kid were first on, first off and announced as potential winners of the Disney Dream Suite by Josie.
Why is Disney conducting a red carpet-style interview for the winners? Is the tape for in-house review or for a press release? In any case, I overheard Mom say that Dad stayed home sick, though I'm sure he'll rouse himself to spend the night at Mickey's. Josie was also asking a bunch of qualifying questions that they taped (Did they or anyone in the family work for Disney?). After ascertaining eligibility, she pronounced them potential winners of the Suite. Uh, woo hoo?
So get ready for your moment in the spotlight. Be sure no one works for Disney and have your ponchos at the ready!