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  1. FireChiefGoofy

    How often do you go to Disney?

    Five days a week. Animal Kingdom every time!
  2. FireChiefGoofy

    News Walt Disney World Union Passes new Contract

    There isn’t much info because you already have it. We the CMs if WDW gained in this contract. In addition to pay increases, tax cut bonus, and expanded bereavement leave, we also gained 5 paid days off in the event of another closure due to hurricanes, etc. Remember last year after Hurricane...
  3. FireChiefGoofy

    When Working in Disney World Means Being Stuck Living in a Cheap Motel

    After 6 years I make $12.84 to drive your family around.
  4. FireChiefGoofy

    When Working in Disney World Means Being Stuck Living in a Cheap Motel

    What is your opinion on what a Disney bus driver should make? They have the responsibility of you and 75 others traveling down the highway and are held accountable for their actions in their personal vehicle.
  5. FireChiefGoofy

    Morning buses

    Bus 4953. It’s a 2010 Nova LFS. It’s a one off that Disney acquired before we purchased buses 5000-5009 which we call Super Novas. The reverse and drive buttons are backwards in this unit also.
  6. FireChiefGoofy

    Morning buses

    I know all this. I’ve been a Disney bus driver at Animal Kingdom for the past six years.
  7. FireChiefGoofy

    Morning buses

    Approximately “every 20 minutes”
  8. FireChiefGoofy

    How far do you live from WDW ?

    21 miles from Winter Haven
  9. FireChiefGoofy

    Unionized cast members must approve company contract to receive $1K bonus

    I guess he’s really proud now. "I am proud we are directing approximately $125 million to our cast members and employees across the country," said Disney CEO Bob Iger in a statement. "These initiatives will have both an immediate and long-term positive impact," he added.
  10. FireChiefGoofy

    Unionized cast members must approve company contract to receive $1K bonus

    And the letter we received from Bob Iger stated that bonuses were a result of the Trump tax cut.
  11. FireChiefGoofy

    Unionized cast members must approve company contract to receive $1K bonus

    This just in! Disney is now withholding $1000 Trump tax cut bonus from Disneyland CMs in California.
  12. FireChiefGoofy

    Unionized cast members must approve company contract to receive $1K bonus

    A bus driver starts at $12.65. After six years as a bus driver, I make $12.84. Disney likes wage penetration.
  13. FireChiefGoofy

    Most Walt Disney World cast members to receive a $1000 cash bonus

    This bonus is a result of the Trump tax cut. A letter was sent out by Bob Iger stating all 125,000 CMs get it. Now Disney is changing the terms by tacking it onto the proposal that was voted down by 93% of the Members. We are only asking for $0.03 of each ticket sold. From what they made from...
  14. FireChiefGoofy

    Most Walt Disney World cast members to receive a $1000 cash bonus

    This just in! As you may know the 38,000 union CMs here at WDW are currently in wage negotiations. Today (2/19/18) the company offered us a 50¢ Increase and the $1000 “bonus” as part of the wage negotiations. If we do not ratify this offer by 8/31/18 the $1000 bonus offered to us will expire...
  15. FireChiefGoofy

    Favorite mode of transportation

    Bus. But I'm biased. I'm a Disney bus driver!
  16. FireChiefGoofy

    Animal Kingdom Lodge Buses and Character breakfast

    If there are times when no guests are going to the park, the driver, at their discretion, may ask the dispatcher to drop you off directly at the hotel. Remember, there are early breakfasts in the parks (Crystal Palace, Tusker House, etc.) that guests need to get to. You will never see a bus...
  17. FireChiefGoofy

    Animal Kingdom Lodge Buses and Character breakfast

    We haven't run breakfast buses in years. Park transportation starts approximately 1.5 hours before park opening. Take the bus to the park that is CLOSEST to your reservation and make your transfer there. So to get to Ohana, take the Magic Kingdom bus and transfer to either the resort monorail or...
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