Hello Fellow WOE Friends,,
I wish everyone in the Midwest a safe journey if you have to be in this Arctic blast, and please help those in need when you can.
Today's interview is with Craig, a server at the WOE Complex. Jennifer and I met him on my two week working vacation and he was one of the employee's who opened my eyes to what was happening at the WOE. If this interview looks familiar, it's because it's from the World of Entopia Story, my daily journal of that two weeks. If you love theme parks and entertainment, you may love reading about the World of Entopia and exploring the Complex.
Just a little context before the interview. Jennifer, Sally and I just left our suite and headed down to the Hotel Family Magic Water Park, which is located on the bottom three floors of the massive hotel. This is from Chapter 10, just in case you're interested. Hope you enjoy!
After our chill, we went back to our suite, changed and headed down to the water park. Sally headed to the slides while Jennifer and I ordered an adult beverage using a Touchpad Ordering Assistant (TOA). These water-proof TOA’s are located in the lounge areas of the water park. Just put your finger on it to sign in and order. You can order from a typical menu from a server if you wish, but most really appreciate the convenience of the TOA, because you never have to wait for the server to order. The alcoholic drinks will be billed to your account and are not expensive at all. But they do closely monitor how much you drink. Feel free to drink and get a nice “buzz” going, but after that, things will be slowed down. They don't want you “drunk” in the water park. They want you to keep your composure and be safe. Within a few minutes of us ordering, our drinks arrive; a server in his early 20’s delivered them.
“Hello Mr. and Mrs. Spout, my name is Craig. I have your drinks for you,” he said.
“Hi Craig, “I said, “nice to meet you. The service here is wonderful.”
“Thank you, sir. I’m glad to hear that.”
“How long have you been working here, if you don't mind my asking?”
“Four years now. This month is my anniversary.”
“That’s wonderful! Do you get anything special for your anniversary?”
“Yes sir! I get four paid days off, plus recognition at our employee’s monthly dinner and $400 cash to spend, as my gift.”
“Dang! That’s pretty good.”
“Yes, it is. I am so happy here.”
“I am interviewing employees here for WOE’s Tenth Anniversary and would like to interview you if you’d like?” I asked Craig.
“I’d love to tell my story.”
Before beginning to talk with me, he pulled out his transponder and hit the button “talking with a guest.” Just like Julie, the waitress we met Thursday, employees can feel free to talk with guests and not disrupt the service for other customers. The level of service is superior because the wait staff is not in a rush to serve you and move on. They don't need to worry about tips and how many tables or guests they must wait on. If guests want to talk, let them talk. Craig then pulled up a chair and told us his story.
“When I was sixteen, I had a part-time job washing dishes. I spent that money on my girlfriend, Jenny, and to buy marijuana. You know, when you smoke dope, you act like a dope. So, I made some pretty bad decisions while being high. One of them was my lack of attention at school. My studies were affected because I didn't study. My grades went down, and my girlfriend and I skipped a lot of school. I wound up getting her pregnant, and then things really started to get out of control. I had a tough time accepting the responsibility of being a father and started using more drugs, some serious, to escape. At eighteen, I was stealing money from my parents and friends and soon robbing others to pay for my addiction. I wasn’t there for my son or my Jenny. I dropped out of school and just became a bum with a few arrests under my belt.
Since I was an only child, my parents were devastated. They tried getting me into treatment several times, but I would always run-away part-way through. I could hear my mom crying at night and my parents fighting over how to handle me. It got so bad that I wound up hanging around a few people that were even worse for me. They would supply my habit if I did their dirty work.”
“I would rob stores and people and give them all the money. I stayed at their place, and I was told that if I ever tried to leave, they would kill my parents. This went on for over six months. I had no phone and no way to contact my parents to let them know where I was. They kept me high enough for me not to care about anything too much.”
“One night, I was awoken by a female’s blood-curdling scream, the kind you know is horrible. I went to go find out what was going on but was confronted by one of the people keeping me captive. He pointed a gun at me and told me to go back to my room and mind my own business. As I went back to my room, the screaming kept going on, for at least ten minutes; then it was just her crying and begging for them to stop. I heard the girl cry for her mom and dad repeatedly. It was the toughest night of my life and one that would change my life.”
“As the night rolled on, her voice became quieter, and I soon fell asleep. The next morning, I walked out of my room and didn't see anybody at home. All the rooms were empty. Without giving it any thought, I went to the front door and opened it. I didn't see any vehicles in the driveway. So, I took off running, as fast as I could down the road. I saw this blue car coming up the road and ran up to the driver’s side window. The driver stopped, and I asked if he could help me.”
“He immediately said to get in, and I locked the doors. As we drove off, I ducked down so no one could see me. He told me his name was Jay and that he would help me. He lent me his phone, and I called my parents. My mom answered and immediately began bawling as soon as she heard my voice. I told her I was okay, and I would see her soon. She kept telling me how much she loved me and how excited she was that I was okay.”
“Jay took me to this private home, where I met several other people. I washed up and was given clean clothes and a nice meal. Soon, we were all in the living room, where I shared my story. I told them I would never use drugs again because I was too scared, and I was worried about my parent’s safety.”
“Jay scooted to the end of his seat and looked me in the eyes and said, ‘Craig, you and your parents are safe now. We’re here to help.’ I asked Jay who they were, and he said, “we’re good people looking to help others.’ I stayed at that house for three weeks. They helped me through the withdrawals and helped mend me back into a decent human being. My parents were brought over to see me several times, as well as my son and Jenny. On their last visit, my parents, son, and Jenny were visiting when Jay said to Jenny and me, ‘How would you both like to work for the WOE? We can provide everything you need; jobs, medical care for you, and your son; housing, education, everything.’ Jenny and I couldn't believe what we were hearing and said ‘Yes!’ immediately. My parents were so happy, they started crying because they knew we were going to be just fine.”
“I asked Jay how he could do this, and he said he was an Employee Scout for the WOE and the other people helping him were also employees. Fast forward Four plus years later, and here I am. I finished high school here, my girlfriend, Jenny, is now my wife and my son is Six and attending First grade here on property. We have our own apartment and are doing great! We are both taking college classes to earn a degree. Jenny now works in housekeeping. We both love our jobs and everything about this place.”
I asked Craig what happened with the charges from the robberies, the other people that kept him captive and that girl that he heard screaming that night.
Craig said, “They took care of the charges by saying they would take care of me. So, the state dropped all the charges. I asked about the people who kept me captive, and they said they had disappeared and were never seen again. As for the girl, they said it may have been a nightmare because no one was reported missing. I am so grateful, and so is Jenny. My son is everything to us and doesn't know about anything that happened.”
“I enjoy being a server. I get moved around every few months to a different area for a change of pace. Once I hit so many hours in college credits, I will be given time to work in other areas like engineering, which is what I’m thinking about doing as a career. Both of us work thirty hours a week and then take nine credit hours in classes. We get paid for forty hours, and all our expenses are covered. Jenny is studying to be a teacher.”
I asked Craig if there was any contract or specific time they had to stay there to repay them for the college courses or housing.
“Nope, we can leave at any time, even with the money in our pocket form our savings. But why would we want to? We love it here and plan on retiring here with a house,” he said.
Jennifer asked how his parents were doing.
“They’re doing great. In fact, we took our four anniversary days off to go visit them. They are so happy for us and come here on vacation to see us and have fun.”
“You know,” said Craig, “I love telling my story. It gives me an opportunity to tell others that there are still good people out there and they do help those in need.”
I asked Craig if he felt meeting Jay was an accident or planned.
“I was told our meeting was a coincidence,” said Craig. “Jay once told me, ‘many people want to work for the WOE, but some deserve to work for them, and some need to work for them.’”
Thanks for reading! Until next time,
Hello, My WOE Friends,
I hope you all enjoyed your weekend and are staying warm. We have a lot of cold, Arctic air coming soon, so please stay warm and safe.
A new short story is now available online; The Vigil Mass - Parishioners experience a Mass like never before. Click the picture below to read for free.
There is a special offer for those signing up for our E-newsletter. The first 100 who do, will get a WOE Admission ticket image with the words "WOE 1st Century Fan Club! " The E-newsletter will be e-mailed to you once every two months. The next issue will be sent on March 1.
There are going to be some significant changes coming to the WOE Complex soon. I will start releasing details shortly. I know you will love them!
Until then, Thanks for reading!
Greetings, Fellow WOE Friends,
It's Finally Friday! And with that, I have added another part to the WOE Short Story - Welcome to the Neighborhood. As expected, Part 2 is now revealing the escalated tensions between two homes next to each other. Click on the picture below to take you there.
Monday, I will reveal a brand new short story!
Today, I am including my first blog interview. It's with Amy, who works for the World of Entopia. I believe you'll enjoy hearing how she came to be who she is now. Happy reading!
My first blog interview is with Amy. I met with her a few months back at the WOE Complex, and we had lunch together at the MoonEatery, in The Dark Room.
As I did in the WOE Story I wrote, my interviews follow more of a quick story one tells of themselves, rather than a back and forth question and answer session, which tends to look more like a script for a movie.
“Amy, it’s nice to meet you, and I’m looking forward to hearing how you got to where you’re at now. Please tell me what brought you to dedicate your life to the safety of others.”
“It’s nice to meet you as well, Peter. I’m actually a big fan of yours, so this is fantastic!
When I was nineteen years old, and a student at Berkley, studying mechanical engineering, my close friends and I decided to enjoy an early summer Saturday at a theme park in California (we will exclude the name). We wanted to have some fun and blow off some steam as finals were over and the summer was in full swing.
We had a great time riding the roller coasters, laughing and screaming, and just enjoying being together. We watched a few shows, took a lot of Instagram pictures to share and bonded.
As evening approached, my friend April suggested we try riding this 400-foot swing ride. None of us had ever ridden it before and for a good reason. That ride had a known history of breaking down and stranding passengers. It was also well known that it had failed multiple safety inspections and had to be closed more than once to address them.
I want to stress that this theme park is owned by a larger company that also has other parks around the country. So, they are not like a mom and pop amusement park that can be cash strapped to fix anything because they are barely making enough to keep the rides going.
I wasn’t a fan of the idea at all. But typical peer pressure from April and my other friend Kate pushed me into making the decision to ride it at sunset and see the picturesque California landscape.
As we waited in line, my heart started to pound harder and harder in anticipation. I’ve never been a fan of heights and certainly not a fan of knowing I could get stuck up there at 400-feet.
It was our turn to ride, and we boarded. I sat next to April and Kate sat behind us. The giant swing started to lift and swing clockwise, in a circular motion slowly. My gut was telling me what a mistake I made, while my friends kept commenting on how cool it was and the views did start to look better and better as we climbed higher.
By the time we reached the top, we were traveling about 25 MPH, and it was scary when I looked down. But I kept praying and trying to just enjoy the views. I figured it would all be over in a few minutes.
As we started to descend, I began to feel that relief that as we got closer to the ground, the safer I would be. Then, the swinging started to slow, and we stopped descending. I started freaking out and started yelling, “I knew it! I knew it was going to happen!’ The swinging came to a complete stop. We were only about 30-feet from the top, which meant we were still about 370-feet above the ground.
Here we are, just sitting in a swing in the air, and I was thinking, I hope they get this fixed soon because my pounding heart and anxiety are only getting worse by the second.
April and Kate kept trying to assure me that we would be moving soon and to calm down. There was no announcement made from the staff about what was going on and how long we would be there.
Seconds quickly turned into minutes, and with no announcement made by the park and the winds moving us around being so high, I started to cry uncontrollably.
A few riders thought it was great being up so high and see all the views. But as the sun went down, the views mostly disappeared, and the breeze became chilly.
Thirty minutes went by and still no word on how much longer we would be up there. I couldn’t believe I was stupid enough to get on this ride and how stupid the park was for allowing it to operate knowing it had problems?
I tried taking out my phone to call my dad because I was so scared, but my hands were trembling so bad due to fright, I was afraid I would drop it, so I put it back in my back pocket.
My friends were scared too but didn’t want to say much because they knew it would upset me more.
An hour went by, and then we started to see flashing lights approach the ride. We knew the park employees had given up and called the fire department. Ten minutes after they arrived, a news chopper arrived and circled us for a while. Now we were on TV but still had no word from the staff below.
We then heard someone call up to us on a loudspeaker saying they were the fire department and would be trying to get us down.
I was so nervous and scared, I peed my pants. I was petrified and now embarrassed! We started to feel the ride jerk a little and move, but then stop. It was if they were trying to restart the ride and it kept failing. This went on for a while and each time, we had hope it would work. Unfortunately, each time it stopped, it made us swing in the air more, and the fear of falling started all over again.
After about three hours of not doing too much, we felt ourselves starting to descend slowly. We cheered and were ever so happy to be going down. Apparently, they were hand cranking us down. After all, there was no way the fire department could reach us with their ladders.
It was a very slow process and each time we inched closer to the ground, we shook a little. But we were happy to be heading down.
After four hours, we were finally on the ground. Guests who stayed to watch all cheered, as did we. I was so relieved and just wanted to go home.
The staff gave each one of us a bottle of water, a free t-shirt, and apologized. No free tickets, no explanation was given.
We all went home, and I showered and went to bed. The next day, I read where the theme park spokesperson said, ‘Guests safety is our number one priority. The ride’s safety system was triggered, and the ride came to a safe stop. The safety system worked as it was designed.'
I thought to myself, why did the safety system have to be activated in the first place? Why wasn’t there any communication to us? Why did this keep happening and they not do anything about it?
It was at this point, I decided to use my degree in mechanical engineering to help companies keep rides safe and the riders from being stranded or hurt.
But the sad part is, Peter, I had a rough time trying to convince owners and city and state officials, that safety was not anyone’s top priority except the guests. Profit was! In fact, a month after the incident I was a part of, that theme park took down that ride and shipped it to one of their other parks and renamed it. They didn’t fix it, just moved it someplace that others living there didn’t know much about. To them, it was just a new ride.
I bounced around for a while and had many different jobs because my passion for safety was not in line with ‘for profit’ company goals. The state agency had little manpower and little initiative to really push for tougher standards. The industry likes to patrol itself.
I have a very simple philosophy; don’t operate a ride or attraction that you can’t get to your guests and get them off in a timely manner, like within minutes. I’ve seen other incidents where people were stuck for hours on roller coasters and had to rely on the fire department to get them down.
Years back, a haunted house caught fire, and many guests were burned alive! I became more of an outspoken advocate of safety, rather than an employee someone wanted to hire.
My last job fired me because I couldn’t keep quiet about a new roller coaster they were planning. I would beg them to let me devise a motorized train that could pull a stalled roller coaster train back to its station. I thought it was a great idea! They didn’t, and I was let go.
Two months went by, and I had no money and no place to live. I moved back in with my parents. At 32, I was living back with my parents!
One sunny morning, I was at a local coffee shop drinking a coffee and contemplating my life and what I should do next when a female customer asked about the newspaper I was reading. ‘Another tragic incident at a theme park?’ She said to me. That was the headline and story I was reading about.
‘Yes, unfortunately.’ I replied.
We talked for a few minutes about all the incidents and then she asked me to tell her more about what I personally experienced. She sat down next to me, and I told her what happened, just like I’m telling you.
When I finished, she said to me, ‘Amy, the World of Entopia is being built, and we are looking for people who could use a career helping others and enjoying what they do in doing so.'
I told her I haven’t heard of the WOE but would be very interested. She took my information and gave me her business card. As she walked out, I looked at her card, and it said, Julie E., World of Entopia Employee Scout.
A week later, I was contacted by Julie and flown to the under-construction WOE. I was introduced to Steven C., the creator of WOE. I’ll never forget how he introduced himself to me. He said, ‘Hello Amy, it’s finally nice to meet you in person. We are building the greatest theme park and entertainment complex in the world, and I believe you can help us make it that way!’
Peter, my heart sank. From then on, I have been here developing safety into every ride, attraction, and show we have. I work in the Systems Engineering Department and LOVE everything I do.
After all these years, we have never had an incident that has harmed anyone. Each ride, attraction, and show has multiple safety features, and we even have a Ride Control Center that watches and tracks every ride and attraction here. We have a Rapid Response Team that is always on the standby, just in case. We have paramedics, doctors, and nurses stationed in three different locations around the Complex.
The World of Entopia never says safety is their top priority. For their top priority is to deliver the best experience they can to their employees and guests. Safety is implied.
Peter, this happened twelve years ago, and I still remember it like it was yesterday. But today, I am the Chief Safety Inspector for the World of Entopia, and I live on the property with my husband and two sons.
Thank you for letting me share my story!”
“Thanks, Amy! You have made the WOE far safer by being here."
To learn more about the World of Entopia, read my journal story World of Entopia, The Story at https://www.worldofentopia.com/woe-story.html
Thanks for reading! Until next time,
Greeting, my fellow WOE Friends,
Hope you're all doing well and staying warm and safe!
It's nice to see new visitors checking out the website. I'm sure glad you're interested enough to look around and hopefully get a few minutes to explore the WOE Complex, read one of the new WOE Short Stories, or maybe reflect on the pictures from HR. Whatever your reason, thanks for visiting and reading.
Over the next few months, I hope to really populate the website with many more WOE Short Stories, HR Pictures, and of course interviews. But, I would love to hear from you! I recently realized the e-mail address I had on the bottom of the Contact Page was incorrect (my mistake). It was actually an old one I used to have but gave up years ago. So if you happened to send something to that e-mail, please send again to the email@example.com.
Feel free to tell me what you like and don't like. I want to grow this site and have you along for the ride. Entertain you and keep you updated, so to speak. When you do enjoy something, please pass it on via social media and share it with your friends.
I forgot to mention in my Monday Blog, that my diet has been shot. I went to go weigh in this Monday and went up seven pounds! I have struggled with my weight for many years. So, I personally created my first Diet Picture. I may be inclined to create more, and the WOE HR has agreed to post them as well. As you know, I'm not the only one trying to lose weight.
After Jennifer and I left Universal on Saturday, we went to the Golden Corral for lunch. Oh boy, did I overeat! The saddest part is, that when I start digesting my food and don't feel stuffed anymore, I start eating again. I compare myself to a dog; whatever is in my bowl, I will eat. Extra meals are considered a "bonus."
WOE Short Stories update: The next part too, Welcome to the Neighborhood, will be available Friday. A new Short Story will be arriving on Monday. The conclusion of, The Elevator in the Graveyard, is online. Enjoy!
I will add my WOE Interview into Friday's Blog. Hope you don't mind.
Stay well and if you're here or coming to the Complex before February 4th, enjoy the 80's Era Event. It's been a real blast!
Until next time, thanks for reading!
Welcome to the Neighborhood - Last part added! & Pictures and opinion of our day at Universal and Islands of Adventure, Florida
Hello, my fellow WOE Friends,
Happy Birthday to Martin Luther King Jr.
Jennifer, Sally and I visited the church Mr. King preached at, the house he grew up in, the Martin Luther King Jr. Museum and his final resting place outside in Atlanta, GA., back in 2013. It was very heartwarming and inspirational. If you're in that area, do check it out.
I have uploaded the conclusion of Elevator in the Graveyard on the Website. Click the picture below to take you there tn finish reading.
Jennifer and I went to Universal Studio's and Island of Adventure on Saturday, January 19. We stayed for about four hours, and I took quite a few pictures. I put them in a slide show video if you'd like to check them out (see below). There are some pictures you may not ordinarily see from other Vloggers or Bloggers. I also took a few picks of prices of food, the new lockers for storing your items at The Men in Black, and the line for the Express Passes in front of IOA
Because it was a long weekend, the parks did fill up around 11:00 am. Wait times started approaching an hour or more for many of their popular rides: Despicable Me, Rip Ride Rocket, The Hulk, Spider-Man, Escape from Gringotts and Forbidden Journey. When I inquired about the Express Passes, their prices ranged from $60.99 for one park, after 4 pm, Once Per Attraction and went up to $159.99 for both parks, unlimited Attraction visits.
A father and daughter in front of me paid over $248.00 for Express Passes for both parks at 2 pm, and the parks were only open until 8 pm.
To me, it's way too much! But, if you only have so much time and have the money, then I guess you would benefit. We have personally done many of the rides and attractions in the past, so for us, we wouldn't consider it. However, if you wanted to take advantage of great value, check in to staying at one of their top tire hotels where you get free Express Pass privileges for the night you're visiting and the next day.
You could sleep at least four to a room, and each person would get to use their hotel key card for their Express Pass for unlimited visits. But it must be at their top hotels: Portofino Bay, Hard Rock, and Royal Pacific. They can get pricey, but work out the math and see if it works for you and your budget. Remember when comparing the Express Passes, the prices to vary depending on how crowded the parks are.
Jennifer and I did have a nice visit, but we also didn't wait for any attractions since they became too busy. We did ride a few when we first got to IOA.
Here are my top attractions/rides and what I think are the best they have to offer. These are not in any order.
Rip Ride Rocket
Escape from Gringotts
Hogwarts Express - both ways
If you have time, then definitely ride.
Men In Black
Race Through New York
There are some attractions and rides for the little ones that are quite good.
Reign of Kong starts out as a great attraction, then has an abrupt ending, as does Fast and the Furious. Both attractions were literally lifted from the Hollywood Back Stage Tour, with added pre-shows, and it shows.
A great show is the Horror Make-up Show.
Hope you enjoy the conclusion of the Elevator in the Graveyard and the pictures.
Thanks for reading! Until next time,
Hello, my WOE Friends,
We finally made it to the weekend! The 80's Era Event kicked off yesterday, and I'm enjoying it already. I'm trying to catch as much of the action as I can while I'm not working. As I said Wednesday, Jennifer and I are going to Orlando for the weekend to visit family and Universal. I will take a few pics and include them here on Monday.
I'm really excited to add another WOE Short Story to the website - Welcome to the Neighborhood; When neighbors can't seem to co-exist peacefully, tensions escalate into unspeakable atrocities. You can click the picture below to start reading.
I hope you all enjoy the weekend and happy birthday to Martin Luther King Jr.
Thanks for reading. Talk later.
Hello, my WOE Friends,
Hope the first few days of this freezing air isn’t keeping you from having fun! Certainly not here at the WOE. Us residents are traveling throughout our Village in the tunnels, like mole rats. We’re staying out of the cold!
Jennifer and I will be visiting Orlando this weekend and visiting Universal Orlando and Islands of Adventure. I’ll take a few pics and post them on my Monday blog. The crowds shouldn’t be too bad since the busy season is over now until Spring Break. But it is an extended weekend for many for MLK.
I will start writing to you on my blogs on a more regular basis; Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. I have interviewed many employees and guests over the last year, and I will be adding them to my Wednesday blog.
The WOE has touched so many lives. Not just the employee’s, but many guests too. I’ve seen families arrive all stressed out and at each other’s throat. But after a day or two in the hotels and spending time in the Complex, all that starts to disappear.
Isn’t that what a vacation should be about? I mean, you’re leaving wherever you’re from to visit and have a good time. To forget your problems for a while and escape. I love road trips! It’s so nice to have the WOE Food Plan and a suite and not have to worry about any expenses. It would drive me crazy to pay so much money at the theme parks and football games.
I will tell you a quick ditty about a family from Chicago. I won’t mention their names, but they’ll know it’s them if they read this.
The four of them came to the WOE via our airport transport and arrived at the Hotel Guest Hub this past Monday. The mom and dad and two teen girls had never been to the WOE before and came for a ten-day stay.
I happen to catch them as they arrived while I was doing my daily “observance” of news guests arriving. The two teen girls had their heads glued to their phones and didn’t seem to be impressed at all with the gadgets, like the Guests Registration and the Hotel Shuttle. The parents were so happy to be here and in the warmth. This family didn’t seem to have much energy and excitement but couldn’t wait to check-in and go see the Complex, for they were tired and wore out.
I watched them head over to Hotel Family and I kind of figured they would then be heading over to the Complex soon after. So, I headed over to the Complex (via employee tunnel) and camped out where the Zipvator for Hotel Family would eventually be arriving with them.
About one hour later, here they come. As usual, they exited the Zipvator and walked to where they could see the WOE Complex and the State Fair. They completely lit up! I mean they stood there so excited. As I walked up to them to introduce myself, the one teen girl said excitingly to her parents, “are we staying here the whole time?” The dad said, “yes we are!”
They told me they were celebrating their tenth anniversary and wanted to do something special, as a family. I welcomed them and told them we were so glad to have them here. The dad said as they approached Hotel Family and started to see everything, the girls started putting their phones down to look. They were so impressed with the hotel atrium, their suite and the Greeting Screen, Portal Box and Suite Butler. “Now, that we see the Complex, we know this is going to be the best vacation ever.” Mom then said, “I think we’ll be able to keep them off their phones, for now, we can do some family bonding and hubby, and I can have some time alone too.”
The teen girls already had plans to spend a lot of time in the State Fair and Fun Town USA. Another successful vacation! Enjoy it guys!
I think it’s nice to see how the WOE effects people in so many different ways.
Looking forward to the 80’s Era kicking off tomorrow! The event will run for 18 days, until February 3rd.
Until then, thanks for reading.
Dear WOE Friends,
Happy Monday! OK, maybe not happy, but it's Monday. If you're in the frozen tundra somewhere,I wish you warmth and safe driving. The WOE Complex is warm and cozy, but many coming here are having a difficult time because of all the snow.
Hopefully, this will make a few of you happy, I just posted Part 2 of The Elevator in the graveyard. Find it added to the first part in the WOE Short Stories section of our website www.worldofentopia.com
The first Era Special Event of the year is kicking off Thursday, The 80's. One of my personal favorite Era's, because I grew up listening to so much of the 80's music. It's funny because even Sally and her generation listen and know most of the music from the '80s because it was what they listened to growing up.
There will be many bands, actors and entertainers that were very popular during the '80s that will be here performing and giving interviews. We will even have an artifact museum with all sorts of 80's memorabilia in the State Fair. The Harmony Theater will be hosting many concerts, and the World Stage will have many acts performing throughout the day and the event as well.
A few of the Magnificent Twelve Bands will be playing a lot of our favorite hits, and the Hologram Theater will be running a special 80's Era show, three times a day during the event.
I will be starting to post my interviews with WOE Employees and Guests on my blog this week. I will also continue to add posters from our HR Department to the HR Posters and Videos section of the website.
Thanks for reading! Talk later.
Dear WOE Friends,
Happy 2019! Sure hope all of you had a safe and wonderful holiday and are looking forward to what 2019 has to offer. For me, I've enjoyed my time with Jennifer and Sally and the time off.
I've been busy updating the WOE website and made some significant changes. I also added our first short story, The Elevator in the Graveyard.
A lot will be happening at the WOE this year, and I will be in high gear keeping you updated on all the happenings, releasing posters and videos from our HR Department, adding new short stories, and even releasing new YouTube videos I believe you will enjoy!
If you haven't read my WOE story about my stay with my family and why I'm writing this blog, please do. It's absolutely the best theme park and place to work for in the world, and my daily journal gives you all the details of this great place. Then explore the Complex on the website.
I would love to hear from all of you on what you think of the WOE, the website and what you would like to see in the future.
It's going to be a busy and fun year, and I'm looking forward to making so many new WOE Friends. Be sure to spread the word. The more, the merrier.
Thanks for reading. Talk to you later.