Central Florida Chapter Members Host Embry Riddle Student Section Members on Walt Disney World Technical Tours
Posted: Dec 12, 2018
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) Student Section members recently visited Walt Disney World for an onsite technical tour hosted by Central Florida Chapter Members. Their first stop was Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park for a walk during the annual construction downtime consisting of a meet and greet with Walt Disney World Safety Professionals Krista Scarborough, Tiffany Belasco, and Gabbie Pace (also Central Florida ASSP Emerging Professionals Chair) along with Walt Disney World Waterparks operations leadership. The Safety Team covered occupational and construction safety aspects related to the waterpark operation and the associated downtime.
The students then headed over to Disney’s Hollywood Studios where Central Florida Chapter Vice President Emily Schoonover and Chapter Awards and Honors Chair Heather Earl presented Student Section President Matthew Lawson with the annual Chapter scholarship.
Heather, Emily and Daymond Hill then took the group to the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular where the students were able to walk on the stage while Daymond discussed the in depth hazard analysis required for a stunt show and see mitigations resulting from that analysis. They were then able to view the show from the VIP viewing area, and one of the students was selected to join as an extra in the show!
Daymond, Heather and Emily were also able to spend time with the students providing career advice and interview preparation tips, and they were even able to squeeze in a quick walk through the new Toy Story Land.
The students were thrilled and the Central Florida Chapter looks forward to continued partnership with ERAU.