Ok I used the search but to no avail , Can somebody give me some background on Maynard. who he is , what he does, so forth. He kinda look a lil like the dood from TOT or more likely from the haunted mansion anyhow inform me please....Thanx
Dont be frightend, I'm just a friendly Monster....
He works at the 50th. He used to do Haunted Mansion, Jungle, Bears, Tiki, and still works GC nowadays. He's been at Disneyland for over 8-9 years now I think. I met him in 1997 working on Mansion. Been friends with him for several years now. He even came to my wedding in 2000.
He used to give a "little extras" in his spiels, doing hammy voices and making people laugh as they went thru the attractions, and he loved interacting with the guests, trying to make them laugh and lighten up. Apparently people think he's gone a "bit to far," so he asked for a low key attraction to work next. He's not sure how much longer he will work for Disneyland. Maybe the magic has worn off? Last time I spoke with him, a few weeks ago, he sounded really depressed over the whole thing, management policies and all. But hey, its a living I guess.
I've only seen him once, but he really adds something special to the parks when he gets to be a "character".
I had just gotten on my doombuggy and started going up the stairs, and I see him standing where CMs are supposed to check to make sure you are safely seated. He just had that dead/creepy sort of look, staring out. It was great
It's a shame he's not doing Mansion anymore. I wish I had seen him doing the Tiki Room.
I saw him out of the corner of my eye when I was tromping through the park to meet a friend. I pulled him aside and we had a great little chat. He did the entire voiceover for a commercial he did, complete with caveman grunts and high-pitched pixie voices (if anyone knows the name of this commercial he did, please tell me). It makes me sad that he has become land-locked within Main Street, as Cast Members with a true love for their job are hard to find sometimes.
Make something Idiot-Proof, and someone will build a better Idiot.