Episode 094 – Jessica Clawson, Part 2

Jessica Clawson

In this episode, we continue our 3-part interview with former Walt Disney World Cast Member, Jessica Clawson. In part 1, we talked about working at Toy Story Midway Mania and in the resorts as a Concierge, the transition to Magic Bands & My Disney Experience, and some great guest stories.

If you’re listening to this episode the day it comes out or the next day, I’m currently at the 2015 D23 Expo! There’s still time to follow along with all the cool stuff, so stay tuned to the Stories of the Magic Facebook page, though, for live reports, happenings, photos, videos, and more throughout the weekend of August 14-16. And if you’d like, follow me on Periscope at Belgarion42, since I’m going to try to do that some over the weekend, too!

In this episode, Jessica talks about…

  • A story of basically rescuing a guest’s vacation;
  • Something important that working at Walt Disney World taught her;
  • Working the front desk at the All-Stars, including doing a Spanish check-in, even though she doesn’t really speak much Spanish;
  • Being a room assigner;
  • Teaching in the Youth Education Series: Science of Disney Imagineering, and Exploring Disney Animation History;
  • A time when an angry guest demanded to speak to Walt Disney;
  • Youth Education Series programs in the other WDW theme parks;
  • Which of the programs she taught that was her favorite and why;
  • A detour with some love for Walt Disney…and a bit of a rant about the proper name for Walt Disney World;
  • A couple of really fun stories from teaching the Y.E.S. program.


Find Jessica:

I want to hear from you, so please email me, leave a comment below, or call the Listener Feedback line at (734) 23-STORY.

If you call in, don’t worry about having to sound perfect. If you ask me to, I’ll edit out any mistakes so you sound as good as you possibly can. You’re even welcome to start your entire story over again and I’ll use the “take” you want! If you want to submit a story anonymously, for whatever reason you may have, email it to me and tell you me you wanted it shared that way. I’ll read it on the podcast, but keep your name private.

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2 Responses to Episode 094 – Jessica Clawson, Part 2

  1. Brian Levine says:

    Jessica & Randy,

    I am really enjoying the interview so far and can’t wait for part 3. I am also glad that I am not the only that is bothered when I hear the parks referred to as “Disney”. Disney is the studio, Walt Disney World and Disneyland are the resorts. That is how Walt and Roy referenced them and that is how we ALL should! Then again we live in a world of LOL, TBT & OMG now. Keep up the great work.

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