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    Friday
    12Feb2010

    OC Weekly: Fastpass to Hunger, Day 2

    Fasting workers are sleeping in tents on Disneyland Drive

    by Megan Brescini
    Watching a kid cry about how Disney is destroying his dad feels like watching the death scene in Bambi for the first time.

    The 10-year-old son of Disney worker turned faster, Jorge Iniestra, was in tears last night after the evening's demonstration in the Simba parking lot ended, and it was time for daddy to return to his tent on the sidewalk in front of the Grand Californian Hotel at the Disneyland Resort. The 10 fasters continue to hope that the Disney Corporation will address their concerns about their heath and safety while on the job, and come to an agreement over their health-care plan.

    That said, watching Disney employees make the beds in the parking lot was funny--and informative! Did you know that it takes a professional five minutes and 58 seconds to make one up? That's basically light speed compared to the bellman who tried afterward and could barely get it done in 10 minutes with minor back strains.

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