Saturday, March 13, 2010

Quick Service Food and Beverage

I'm bored! I dont feel like writing these papers or cleaning my room so I figure I'll write about my role.
As you know from my previous entries I'm in Quick Service Food and Beverage. Basically this means that I can work anywhere in the park where food is served and you do not have a waiter. This is the type of job I've been working since I was 16; McDonald's, Cold Stone Creamery, and the dining hall in the dorms at school. It's not glamorous but oh well. I could be doing anything from cashier, cleaning tables, sweeping and mopping floors...actually let me just quote what's in my purple folder : selling food & beverages at outdoor carts and/or indoor restaurants, taking & filling orders, multi-tasking, preparing & assembling food items in a kitchen area including the use of a fryer, grill, broiler, &other industrial cooking equipment, cash handling-both manual & using computerized registers, bussing tables, cleaning kitchen & counter equipment, emptying trash cans, dispensing and selling alcoholic beverages, setting & stocking tables, working outdoor carts & in restaurants, heavy lifting, pushing heavy carts, working with cleaning chemicals, working independently or as part of a large team, standing for extended periods of time, and working outdoors.
Whew! That's alot, but not really when you think about it. I'm kind of sad tho cuz I have to cut my nails and can't wear nail polish :-(
The letter also informs me I will be taking a class that covers Bloodborne Pathogens YUM lol

One major part of my invitation letter is the pay's $7.56/hour, whomp whomp :-( I was understandably a little upset but was relieved to hear that most people in merchandise and attractions (my top two choices) only get $7.25/hour which is Florida's minimum wage. Hopefully that doesn't mean that my job is that much messier/harder!

I've been looking into locations to request from the recruiter (
It's not guaranteed I'll get a requested location but it won't hurt to send the email. I'll be sending a medical form saying that I can't be outside in the summer all day so I need to make sure all the locations are appropriate. I also figure I can't go wrong with places that sell cold food. It can get just as hot in the kitchen as it can outside! So far I've gathered a pretty decent list but think it can stand to be shortened. Here's what I have so far:

Aloha Isle

Located in the Magic Kingdom is a little shop where they serve ice cream "with a tropical twist" YUM
Here is where you get the infamous Dole Whip (I have yet to try this but am VERY excited to see what all the buzz is about)!

The Polynesian Resort

I would love nothing more than to spend 30-50+ hours a week in a place that is a replica of the Polynesian islands! I swear i'm gonna move to Hawaii one day so this will be the next best thing.

Kona Island
Location: Disney's Polynesian Resort
Cuisine: American
Come here for a pick-me-up of a quick snack and rejuvenating beverage with caffeine or without.
This is the description from the Disney website and seems like a chill environment

Seashore Sweets
Location: Disney's BoardWalk
Cuisine: American
The specialties at this old-fashioned shop are saltwater taffy, fudge and other "Confections Served with Affection."
Also from the Disney website. Who wouldn't want to work in a shop that sells saltwater taffy?

Polar Pub
Location: Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park
Cuisine: American
Cool off with tropical drinks at this pool bar.
Yup, the word tropical caught my eye lol but I've also always wanted to work at a water park for some reason..

Leaning Palms
Location: Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
Cuisine: American
Breeze in for burgers and American fare. Special Kids meals are served in a souvenir sand pail.
Once again, a reference to the beach/island with the sand pail and it's at the water park I've always wanted to visit

Beaches & Cream Soda Shop
Location: Disney's Beach Club Resort
Cuisine: American
Listen to favorites on the classic jukebox while savoring sandwiches, burgers and irresistible ice cream desserts.

Sounds like the restaurant from 'Happy Days'! Seems like a place I'd look forward to going to every day

Auntie Gravitys Galactic Goodies
Location: Tomorrowland
Cuisine: American
Cool off with some ice cream or a smoothie.
Sounds cool and something tells me it will attract tons of enthusiastic little kids :-)

ABC Commissary
Location: Backlot
Cuisine: American
Take a break "back stage" for favorite fast-food dishes with international twists, like cheeseburgers, curry and Cuban specialties
This one's in MGM (now know as Hollywood Studios). I've never been there but this restaurant also serves ethnic cuisine. Sounds interesting!

These are just ideas, I haven't sent the email yet and would love any suggestions especially if someone has experience at any of these locations.


  1. It's good that you are sending your medical form this early. I have a suggestion though, some of these places you listed are outdoor or partially-outdoor locations. I would take those off of your list, b/c with your medical note, you 99% won't be in those locations. Especially if its b/c of the heat, not the sun. ABC Commissary would be a lot of fun! I worked 2 doors down from it in 2009, and shared a break room with them and the Sci Fi Dine In...everyone was really nice!

  2. See this is why I posted this, the website doesnt typically state if the location is indoors or not. Which locations are outdoors?

  3. O cool where did you find all of these out?

  4. Whoops, sorry I didnt respond earlier, I hope u found them.
    You can go to the disney world website in the dining section and I also have the Birnbaum's 2010 guide that has lots of locations listed

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