In May of 2007, my husband Matt and I honeymooned in Walt Disney World. This was during the Year Of A Million Years promotion. Hands down the best promotion Disney could have come up with.
One morning, Matt and I got to Disney's Hollywood Studios (then MGM) mega early. About 45 minutes before the park was set to open a Cast Member from Guest Relations came by and chatted with us for a minute and then asked us if we'd like to help open the park. Of course we said, "YES!"
Going into an empty park and walking around was really beyond words. The CM was wonderful. She brought us whatever snacks and drinks we wanted while we waited for the 'show' to begin. Eventually the crowd was led up to the rope. The amazing Rosie came out and hammed it up with the crowd patiently waiting to get inside of the park. Then Rosie came over to us and made a huge deal out of us being on our honeymoon. She made us kiss and then she kissed Matt!! It was spectacular.
After being a part of the park opening we were whisked away in a car back to Tower of Terror where we were told we would get to ride all by ourselves in our own elevator. Except, when we walked into the pre-show room, there were a few other CMs standing there smiling. After the pre-show we stood in the dark with them for quite a while. Things were getting awkward. As soon as the lights turned back on, a male CM beside me said that in honor of our honeymoon and of the Year Of A Million Dreams, he was rewarding us with Dream Fastpasses!
The rest of the day was really awesome and we felt very blessed to get to help open the park.
Here is the video of the whole experience! Enjoy folks!