One Of The Forgotten Roles

One Of The Forgotten Roles

Resort Custodial

This is a role no one really thinks about. Most people when they hear custodial, they think of those in the white costumes in the Parks. Between my 2 Disney College Program's I've worked on every type of resort on Walt Disney World Property. (except the FW campgrounds)

Pop Century (Value Resort)
Art of Animation (Value Resort)
Coronado Springs (Moderate Resort/Home resort for 2015)
Animal Kindgom Lodge (Deluxe Resort)
Wilderness Lodge (Deluxe Resort)
Old Key West (Disney Vacation Club Resort/My home resort for 2017)

I've also worked at 2 parks (Magic Kingdom / Disney's Hollywood Studios) this past summer as well. While the parks were fun and overwhelming, I vastly prefer the resorts.

I'm glad that I had the chance to go to other resorts despite being away from my actual location for so long to the point where my managers thought i already left.

Resort Custodial is more than likely always under and in conjunction with the housekeeping department. A big difference between the resorts and the parks is the costumes (obviously) and the work they have to do. Every resort is different but they all have similar assignments.

Depending on your shift and the resort, the Resort Custodial may attend breakout with the housekeeping team especially if it's in the morning. Sometimes you may not, again it depends on what time your actual shift starts and where you get all your materials for the day. As of right now, most resorts have an iPhone, a paper that tells you where you need to go and what needs to be done in that area, also your tentative break times as well, and keys to get into the custodial closets and pargos (golf carts.)

In my personal experience, in all of the resorts I've worked at except for one which was an EHH shift. They all have a designated pool shifts(in most locations) or a shift that has pools included, again depending on the size of the resort and how busy it gets. In most pool shifts, it includes loading up new fresh towels to the towel bins in the pool areas, unloading the dirty ones, replacing the towel metros around the pool areas. As well as fixing chairs and tables and maintaining cleanliness all around the pool deck and surrounding areas.

Other areas that they are responsible for may be public bathrooms, laundry rooms, lobbies, parking lots (cast and public), and any place that is considered a public area. You may not realize but Resort Custodial does a lot of maintaining after the 3rd shift deep cleans the resorts. Because of their costumes being blended into the theme of the Resort, most people cannot identify who's a custodian.

Resort Custodial is a role most people kinda forget it exists. I enjoyed and loved working at the resorts. It's a different sort of magic. You get to see the same guests every day for several days. Maintaining a personal connection with them. It's just special that whenever they see you around the property and they know your name and face. Especially for newcomers, you're one of the first people they see and interact with. I take pride in helping new guests explore the world of Disney. I'm able to take the time to help them plan their vacation or give them tips in a more personal setting.

Take the time out of your day to thank a cast member, no matter the role. Cast Members of every role make magic their own way.

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"What would I do without you guys???"

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The Glory Of Moving Far, Far Away

There is beauty in new beginnings.


In this day and age, people everywhere seem to have wanderlust. I like to say that July is when it is at its peak, especially for me. I am now adjusting to life in Coatesville, Pennsylvania with my family after moving from our previous home in Greensboro, North Carolina.

This is not my first time moving away, and it will certainly not be the last one either, but it still feels different to me. The main reason for that is because this is my last summer before I graduate from college.

It not only marks the end of my entire childhood, but it symbolizes the end of freedom. While I am still familiarizing myself with my new home, I want to take the time to write down how I feel right now.

Finding New Places

I am originally from Blacksburg, Virginia. I spent most of elementary school there, and I managed to stay for all four years of high-school as well.

So, it is safe to say that I know it pretty well. I loved living there, but I fell into this routine of frequency. I knew where I wanted to go out to eat and what movie theater I liked the most.

However, all of the places in Coatesville are new to me right now. Who knows what kind of memories I will have from all of the restaurants and stores here?

There is beauty in new beginnings, and I am already looking forward to stepping into a Wawa.

Happiness At Home

Fortunately, the moving process went very smoothly from the beginning for all of us. I kept the necessary belongings with me for the car ride and reunited with my other belongings quickly since the movers arrived the day after us.

One of my favorite things about coming to a new house is having a different room. I like sorting all of my stuff and thinking of crafty ways to arrange everything. The yellow walls actually closely resemble my dorm room which helps me think of ideas for the upcoming semester.

Plus, I have two side-by-side windows which give me a gorgeous view to our front yard. The first observation I made was all of the green surrounding us. The trees and grass just paint the entire neighborhood. It must be a sign for me to relax and enjoy the outdoors from time to time.

Make It Count Every Day

Like everything else in life, summer does not last forever. Even though it is not always easy to live in a new place, I am determined to make the most of it.

On one of our first nights at our new house, my sister chose the movie "Titanic" to watch that night. This is my most beloved movie and it made me feel more at home.

I cannot finish this section without giving credit to Jack Dawson. He once said, "I figure life is a gift and I do not intend on wasting it."

Since it has been almost a week since our journey here started, we have become accustomed to our family rituals including walking the dogs around the circle and watching the weekly showings of "America's Got Talent."

I am so glad that I have the chance to live in Pennsylvania and I am looking forward to the future. I am now more inspired to explore the area around me and learn more about myself.

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