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Confessions of a Theme Park Worker- new Youtube channel

Posted: 5/30/16 at 11:01:15 PM
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So after 10 years, lots of stories, and some encouragement from family and friends I decided to get brave, put my ugly mug out there, and start to share some of my stories and experiences from working at Busch Gardens Tampa, Walt Disney World, and Silver Dollar City.

I just uploaded my first 3 videos to the new channel, and I have a fourth that is filmed but needs to be put together in editing still. Should have that one up on Wednesday (no later than Thursday).

You can see them at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkEco5nJV_RWAbFS6Qho6Fw

Hope you enjoy them. I'd love to have you take a look and give me your feedback. Tell me what you think (Already realized I really should shave and maybe do a bit of makeup for next time) and if you like them, then please like them, subscribe, and spread the word. Thanks a ton!

Confessions of a Theme Park Worker

Re: Confessions of a Theme Park Worker- new Youtube channel by RobLec RobLec Profile at 5/31/16 4:38:02 PM
Thanks for your efforts, George. And yeah, the music does get stuck in your head.
Re: Confessions of a Theme Park Worker- new Youtube channel by SirWillow SirWillow Profile at 6/2/16 1:07:41 PM
Thanks Rob.

Just posted the newest one- Did they just ask that? Silly questions and comments from guests at Walt Disney World. Hope y'all like it.

https://youtu.be/K4nezmvaWME

I'd love it if you take a look and give feedback. And if you like it, please "like" it, share it, spread it around. Appreciate it!

(oh, and the backdrop is changing after this one. No more plain white- it'll be a big improvement I think.)

Re: Confessions of a Theme Park Worker- new Youtube channel by RobLec RobLec Profile at 6/2/16 5:12:30 PM
Tweaking takes time. Sometimes what works well may seem drab after some browsing. BTW I maintain only a minimal online footprint... no likes, no subscriptions, and only a limited number of 'friends'. In fact, FWIW you are one of only four ppl I have friended on FB. So I can't promise the feedback you may be looking for.
Re: Confessions of a Theme Park Worker- new Youtube channel by SirWillow SirWillow Profile at 6/5/16 9:12:24 PM
Thanks Rob. No worries, I understand and appreciate your presence (or lack of) online.

I was referring more to others on the forums that I am hoping will watch and then click the like button or share it with other people. The more people I can get to do that, the more viewership I can get, which opens up other opportunities for me to try some things.

BTW, newest episode is processing now and should be ready in just a few minutes. You'll find it at:
https://youtu.be/M43a0EgsmXM
"When Wild Animals Strike- or at Least Show Up- at a Theme Park"

Re: Confessions of a Theme Park Worker- new Youtube channel by SirWillow SirWillow Profile at 6/10/16 5:00:40 PM
Newest episode is up- this one more on the sentimental side, talking about some special guests and visits (Make a Wish). Hope y'all enjoy it.

https://youtu.be/EK6qLz0DAgw

Re: Confessions of a Theme Park Worker- new Youtube channel by SirWillow SirWillow Profile at 6/23/16 5:05:01 PM
I'm up to episode 10 now. The most recent one is about ways that guests said thanks, gave gifts, and showed appreciation. You can see it at: https://youtu.be/tW6xYEU2QiM

Other recent episodes include what it's like in the utilidors at magic kingdom, funny character moments, and some not so good memorable moments. Hope you enjoy them!

Re: Confessions of a Theme Park Worker- new Youtube channel by SirWillow SirWillow Profile at 7/1/16 10:48:37 AM
Episode 12, an Independence Day episode, went live last night. Check it out at https://youtu.be/S4BjGxGDRjE
Re: Confessions of a Theme Park Worker- new Youtube channel by SirWillow SirWillow Profile at 7/7/16 6:36:19 PM
Episode 13 with ways that employees beat the heat is now live. I'd love it if you took a look and let me know what you think.

https://youtu.be/qdIFSPvd85o

Re: Confessions of a Theme Park Worker- new Youtube channel by SirWillow SirWillow Profile at 7/29/16 10:55:44 AM
Been a little while since I've updated. I'm up to 17 episodes, an introduction video on who I am and why I'm doing it, and a bonus video of the Voices of Liberty. So 19 total videos so far, and more coming.

The latest episode for all y'all:
https://youtu.be/MALDnBIAeYo

And you'll find the main channel at www.youtube.com/c/sirwillow

Check it out, let me know what you think and hope you enjoy.

Re: Confessions of a Theme Park Worker- new Youtube channel by SirWillow SirWillow Profile at 8/18/16 2:58:33 PM
Last week it was all about the perks of working at a theme park.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VT8BVNeyWM

This week- more funny stories about some of the dumb things guests did while I was working at Disney World.
https://youtu.be/yPhUgvAXlU8

Hope you enjoy!!

Re: Confessions of a Theme Park Worker- new Youtube channel by SirWillow SirWillow Profile at 9/2/16 12:47:00 PM
Back with a couple more new episodes for you to enjoy.

Last week's was about tricks we used to help get people to smile, along with a nice story at the end about turning a bad day into a good one:
https://youtu.be/i_opbr25RwY

This week's is some funny moments with Mickey and Minnie Mouse at Walt Disney World:
https://youtu.be/REvBBo0uBuQ

Hope you enjoy them.

Re: Confessions of a Theme Park Worker- new Youtube channel by NotSo NotSo Profile at 9/3/16 10:10:57 PM
SirWillow I don't mean any disrespect but what are you doing man? You've responded to your own post like 10 times in a row, and nobody else has. I've seen Rob Alvey do this on here (not as much tho) and get totally killed and blasted for it. Is this spam? What is it?
Re: Confessions of a Theme Park Worker- new Youtube channel by SirWillow SirWillow Profile at 9/3/16 10:34:42 PM
NotSo said:

SirWillow I don't mean any disrespect but what are you doing man? You've responded to your own post like 10 times in a row, and nobody else has. I've seen Rob Alvey do this on here (not as much tho) and get totally killed and blasted for it. Is this spam? What is it?

Did you read the posts? Did you look at what they said? If so, then it would probably answer your question. :)

In an effort to keep spam reduced, I'm not posting new threads every time I update my videos. I'm keeping them on one thread, and only posting every 2-3 updates, so that if people want to skip it and not see them they can skip one thread and it doesn't clog up the whole board. And for those that do want to see updates, they are easy to find.

I'm also gradually updating it less and less as people who want to see the videos will subscribe to them on youtube instead of looking here. Which means in another couple of months I probably won't be updating this at all.

So far you're the only one I've gotten any sort of negative feedback from. I've actually had a couple of people thank me for updating on the thread here which is one reason I've continued to do so. And I haven't heard from Eric as of yet, but if he asked me to stop I'd do so instantly.

One thing I'm NOT is Alvey- on so many levels and in so many ways. Not something you need to worry about there. Again- notice it's one thread and not multiples clogging up the whole board. :)

Re: Confessions of a Theme Park Worker- new Youtube channel by NotSo NotSo Profile at 9/3/16 10:41:59 PM
SirWillow said:

NotSo said:

SirWillow I don't mean any disrespect but what are you doing man? You've responded to your own post like 10 times in a row, and nobody else has. I've seen Rob Alvey do this on here (not as much tho) and get totally killed and blasted for it. Is this spam? What is it?

Did you read the posts? Did you look at what they said? If so, then it would probably answer your question. :)

In an effort to keep spam reduced, I'm not posting new threads every time I update my videos. I'm keeping them on one thread, and only posting every 2-3 updates, so that if people want to skip it and not see them they can skip one thread and it doesn't clog up the whole board. And for those that do want to see updates, they are easy to find.

I'm also gradually updating it less and less as people who want to see the videos will subscribe to them on youtube instead of looking here. Which means in another couple of months I probably won't be updating this at all.

So far you're the only one I've gotten any sort of negative feedback from. I've actually had a couple of people thank me for updating on the thread here which is one reason I've continued to do so. And I haven't heard from Eric as of yet, but if he asked me to stop I'd do so instantly.

One thing I'm NOT is Alvey- on so many levels and in so many ways. Not something you need to worry about there. Again- notice it's one thread and not multiples clogging up the whole board. :)


Oh ok, I didn't know. I'm out of the loop a little I guess, I just got my first phone and my kid had to teach me about it, I couldn't figure it out.
Just seemed ironic to me that Alvey has done this too and hated for it, so I replied. Sorry for the comparison. You must be well liked on here I guess?! :) I haven't watched any of thhe videos, I didn't mean to give negative feedback.

* This post was modified at 9/3/16 10:48:29 PM *