Tuesday, May 10, 2011

8 More Days!

Hi guys. So i am almost done with this program and the time has flown by! I am going to miss it, but Im so ready to go home as well. Friday and Saturday I worked from 11pm till 5:45am for disney's last grad nites. Before work on Friday I went to illuminations with Pam and we explored EPCOT as well. Before illuminations we saved our spots for an hour and played with a little 3 year old brittish boy named will and some girls who were next to us as well. The lady next to me had a 4 year old girl, a 5 year old girl, a 6 month crying girl, and a one month sleeping boy. This lady was stressed, she wanted to leave because of the crying baby but couldnt push two strollers and have two kids as well. so she kept trying to reach her friends by radio to come and help her take the kids home, but they were on test track and couldnt hear her. During the show will sat with Pam and so did one of the little girls, while I helped the stressed out lady guard teritory. Eventually her family and friends came to help her and she was very thankful for our help entertaining her children. It was certainly and interesting illuminations, but a fun ones. Here are some fun pictures from our day.

The next day I worked grad nite again from 11pm till 545am so I went to Downtown Disney with cheryl and saw the new lego store and then we went and saw fantasmic and it was so much fun. Here are pictures of the new lego store.

Monday I had off of work and in the morning I went shopping with Ethan and Kimberly from work. I found I had more money than I thought I did so I bought a new vera bradely purse and some mickey pajama pants. Then Ethan and I went to magic kingdom had a snack and watched the parade. Next I went and met ariel and he left to go to a concert with his roomate. I spent the rest of the day bumming around magic kingdom. My favorite momment was in line for haunted mansion. The girl behind me from England seemed to be really scared. So I told her my 9 year old neice and 4 year old nephew went on it and they had fun. She kept asking me questions about the ride in her cute little accent and I told her and her sister that they would be ok that it was just some ghosts going to a bithday party at this old house. I told them what to expect and played with them in the que line. The mom was really nice and I told her I worked here and she said that it was cool and such. Then we went on the ride and the little girl was like can I ride with you? So I rode with the little girl and her mom. The other little girl rode with the grandma. The little girl was slightly scared but made it though the ride okay. On our way out the mom asked my name and I said it was Kayla. She said well her name is Anika and it was so nice to meet you. I said good bye to Anika even though she desperatly wanted me to hang out with her for the rest of the day. Later while waiting for the parade I saw Anika looking for a parade spot with her family and I said Hi Anika She waved back and had the biggest grin on her face. It was really nice to meet them. Here are some pictures of my day:

Today was Disney Graduation. I went and go my graduating ears and a certificate and even a poster that I am going to have all my disney friends sign. Then Cheryl and our friends from boardwalk and I went to Magic Kingdom and took pictures. We had a great time. Here are some more pictures for you to enjoy!

So only 8 more glorious days of working. I hope it all goes well.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Formal, Last Classes, Water Park, Poly!

Hey guys,

My two off days this week were fabulous, too bad I have to go back to work tonight. Well anyways on Monday I slept till 3pm because I worked till 5 am the night before. Then I did some cleaning and then I went to class at 4. My last class of Disney Heritage was fun. Last week we won the scavenger hunt so my team got a prize of College Program 30th anniversary pins. Then I went home and got ready for spring formal at coronodo springs resort. I went to the dance with my boardwalk friends: Cheryl, Ryan, Coree, and Karrin. We all looked amazing, had a lot of fun and ate a lot of food.

The next day I had my last Marketing You class with Cheryl and then Cheryl, Jenice, Karrin, and I went to Typhoon Lagoon Water park. The coolest thing we did was swim with sharks. They provide you with snorkle masks and you can swim accross an area filled with sharks and fish and stingrays. It was very nerve racking, but we all had fun conquring a scary thing. After that Cheryl made dinner for me and then we met up with Markus, Peter, and Logan. Sadly Peter self terminated himself because he really hated his job and needed to go home. So we celebrated his last night by watching wishes from the polynesian beach. We took lots of goofy pictures and had dole whips becasue they are peter's favorite. Then we went back to the boys house and played apples to apples. The night ended with promises to visit Peter and then we parted ways. Overall these two days were fantabulous, its just sad to see Peter go. It reminds me that in 18 short days I will have to leave all these fabulous people behind as well. So bittersweet.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Finally Universal!!!

So my entire program I have really wanted to go to universal and see harry potter world. So on Tuesday I went to Universal Islands of Adventures with my friend Alex and her boyfriend Shawn. We took the trolly all the way there and we had a blast. First we went to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and went on the Hogwarts ride twice then had some butter beer which is delicious. Then we headed over to Jurasic Park then Alex started to feel really sick so she decided to leave with her boyfriend because her and her boyfriend have season passes. So I spent the rest of my day alone, which made me miss my family cuz every one else was with their families. but i lived and ended up having a decent time. However Universal needs to seriously work on their theming. Most of the lands you actually feel like you are actually in Dr. Suess world, or hogwarts, or a comic book, but the rides lack a story. I feel that when you ride the hulk roller coaster, wheather or not you have seen the movie or read the comics you should understand the story of the ride, which I did not. They often show videos to explain the story in the que lines, but since the lines are loud or move fast you often miss the story. Also from jurasic park you can see hogwarts! bad themeing. Also, in the que line for the hogwarts ride you can see part of the ride building.. bad themeing! But, overall I had fun, just its not as good as disney.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Wow its been a long time

Hi guys it has been some time since i have had time to update my blog. It's easter so Happy Easter to you all. Why am I writing on easter you ask? Because I called in sick, because im sick and I can't possibly imagine working till 5 am when i am sick. Yes I work till 5am! This past week has been crazy I worked till 4am three nights in a row, then 3:15, then 3:45am. Last night I went home early because I wasn't feeling well. Today I just slept and lounged around, dyed easter eggs with my roomie, and watched burlesque.

Since my program is done in 26 days!!! I am trying to have as much fun as possible. I've been to the parks a lot, resort hoping, and out to dinner. I have also planned to go to the mall tomorrow to get a formal dress for our formal on may 2 (also Gracies 9th birthday) and then on tuesday I am going to universal. I am really excited to see harry potter world. I guess I'll post some pictures of my recent adventures.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Water Park, Class, No Hoop De Doo Revue, and EPCOT

So today I had off and at 11am I went to Blizzard Beach with my friend Kayla from work. yes we have the same name and love to call each other by out names cuz it is fun. I have never been to a disney water park, so I was thinking like everything else disney it would be amazing, like nothing i'd ever seen before. So its not that great I mean its nice a lot like Six Flag's water park back home, but not that over the top exciting like I expect disney to be. Still it was fun, we went on a few rides, ate some food, and headed home. Below is the picture of Kayla and I on the way home:)

After the water park I went to my weekly disney heritage class where today I learned all about EPCOT. It was great and our guest presenter was really funny. Next I was suppose to go to Hoop De Doo Revue but everyone bailed on me. So instead I went to EPCOT with Cheryl, Ryan, and Justina. Below are some of our adventures!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A Day Off at Hollywood Studios!

So yesterday I had a day off but it rained all day. At night I had to go to my disney heritage class, which was a field trip to magic kingdom. It was pouring and wet but the tour was interesting and fun to learn.

Then today it was sunny. I went to marketing you in the morning then Cheryl and I had lunch at olive garden. Then cheryl and I went to hollywood studios and met up with our friend markus! Then we saw the beauty and the beast show, great movie ride, muppet 3D, lights motors action extreme stunt show, and tower of terror. It was a blast. At night we went to the Patterson event where we got free food and danced our butts off. We also got to meet mickey and minnie! It was such a fun day! P.S to Quintin who is sick Get better little buddy!Below are pictures of Cheryl, Markus, Norma, and I at Carnevale the Patterson Event! The book Markus is holding is the guideline to his life, he bought it today and it is fabulous!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Megan, Chris, and the gang come to Visit!


Sorry I haven't written in a while, life has been crazy busy. Well last week Chris and his friends Tim and Robin, and my friend Megan came to visit. On the first day we went to downtown disney and at night Chris and I had a date night at Cirque du Soleil, it was amazing! Then we all went out in Downtown orlando to have some fun on St. Patricks day. The next day we went to EPCOT and got to see some countries, eat at Italy(DELICIOUS), and go on mission space. I left the group to head to work till 4am! Don't worry thats typical so I handeled it fine. Then I met up with megan the next day at Disney's Hollywood Studios. We got to see and do almost everything. Megan was so scared to go on the tower of terror. I convinced her to go and she was shaking and wanted to get off the ride. By the time we started to drop she was like this is great we should go again. So we went on it twice in a row and then rode rockin roller coaster. We ended our night with the fabulous fantasmic!!! We loved it soo much! The next day we went to see Tim's sister Beth at Sea World. Beth is a trainer at the sea lion show so we went and saw it. It was really funny and we all had fun. After the show we got pictures with a walrus who was huge!! Her name was Slow Poke. At the end of that day Tim and Robin headed to the air port and Chris, Megan, and I checked in at Pop Century for two more days. The next day we went to Magic Kingdom and wore ourselves out. The last day we went to animal kingdom but had to leave at 3:00 so megan and chris could catch their flight home. It was a great vacation, but now Im back to reality working till 2,3, or even 5 in the morning, oh the life of a disney cast member!(Pictures will not load I am mad, so this post will be pictureless)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

A Visit from the Rents!

This week my parents visited!! We were sad that not everyone of the family could come, but happy that at least Mom and Dad could come. When they flew in, they picked me up at my apartment, we checked into our hotel, and then we went to down town disney to have dinner at earl of sandwhich! Best sandwhich place ever.
On their first offical day in Florida we went grocery shopping, flea markets shopping, to animal kingdom lodge, to the polonesian,and had a lot of fun. The next day we woke up early to get to magic kingdom in time for our 8:30 am Keys to the Kingdom tour. It is a five hour walking tour of magic kingdom, both
ckstage and onstage. Mom and Dad were really excited to see backstage, especially the utilidors, where I walk every day. After our tour we saw the country bear jamboree and then it was time for me to go to work. Mom and Dad stopped by and took pictures of me working, it was halarious. Then after work we headed back to the hotel for the night.
Then the next day we went to EPCOT for the flower and garden festival, we took lots of pictures of topiaries. At EPCOT we went on lots of rides and saw many countries and even met some "checklisters" while waiting for illuminations. For those of you who don't know a check lister is someone who usually views disney as a once in a life time opportunity and then checks it off the list never to go again. Also checklisters usually research the best ways to get around and such and have a physical list of everything they must do in the exact order. These checklisters that we met were very nice, the Dad was asking so many questions. We tried to remind them to enjoy the atmostphere and make sure to see fantasmic, which was oddly not on their list. After illuminations we headed home to sleep exhausted after a long day.
On my parents last day in Florida we went to downtown disney, out for lunch, and got some groceries. They sadly had to leave and i took a nap right before my class. I was sad to see them go, but after class I went to magic kingdom and hung out with Cheryl and some of her friends. It was a blast and a very good distraction. Well back to reality untill next week when Christopher and Megan visit!!!!ba

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Busy Busy Busy

Hey guys,

My job is starting to get slightly better. Im getting to know my coworkers and starting to like it there more. I've met some great people working till 2 am in the morning, but after work we sometimes do fun stuff like go to IHOP and eat pancakes! I only have off two days a week and I make the most of them. This monday Grandma and Granpa are coming from Tampa to spend the day with me. I think we will go to Downtown disney and go up on the big ballon. Also do some shopping at the boardwalk and have a nice lunch together. Then next week mom and dad come to visit, which I am soooo excited about. It will be nice to see them and nice to have some time off of work. Then a couple weeks after mom and dad visit, Chris, Megan, and chris' friends Robin and Tim are coming to visit. That will be a blast.

Anyways last week I didn't write so i thought i would update you. I went to clearwater beach with Sara, Ed, and Andrew and we had a great time, but I got sunburned really badly. Its now blisterd and starting to pop and then peel, really gross! Then on Tuesday after class Cheryl and her friend Markus and I went to animal kingdom. We saw the nemo show and lion king show and went on expedition everest and dinosaur. I loved going on Dinosaur cuz Cheryl was hiding and Markus was yelling and screaming with jazz hands lol. Our picture was quite halarious.

Work this week has been okay, I work till midnight, 1am, or 2am every single night. Its great once the guest leave. My biggest pet peave is guests who speak english fluently yelling one word questions at me like magnets? magnets? Come on people please form complete scentences. Anyway better get ready for work.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Animal Kingdom

Hey guys,

Today I went to Animal Kingdom. I was suppose to go with my friend Alex but he backed out last minute. So instead I planned to go on my own, but I met a guy named Chris on the bus. He was on his own too cuz he was going to visit his girlfriend. So we went on the safari ride, mount everest, dinosaur, walked some trails, and had some great junk food. I'll put some pictures below, but I wanted to let you know that Im starting to hate my job. I am so sick of doing retail I've done it for years hate it and will always hate it. If its slower its fun to talk to guests and help people get things from the back, however I hate register and hate when its super busy, because it gives you no time to breathe. Sadly, I have yet to encounter a nice boss, but I have meet some awesome fellow cast members. Well here are the pictures from animal kingdom, the giraffe ones are for gracie!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Good Bye Toon Town, Hello Arron Rogers!

So today my roomies Bianca, Laura, Maryia, and my friend Cheryl and I went to go see Arron Rogers at Magic Kingdom. Last night he helped the packers win the super bowl so he was there today in a mini parade to celebrate the victory of their MVP. We were all so excited to see a famous foot ball player. We took lots of pictures and had a blast. Next we went to toon town because next week it will be gone forever to make room for the new fantasy land expansion. We took a lot of pictures in toon town as well because it will be gone soon. Then we went on the pooh ride and the pirates ride, but cut our day short because it got really cold and rainy. Enjoy the pictures below:

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Work, Work, Work, Play!

Wow, life is really busy here. I usually work about 5 days in a row and then I have two days off. Usually Monday and Tuesday, which is also when I have classes, starting next week. I am getting the hang of things at work and really enjoy making the magic. I work at the emporium on main street at magic kingdom. Sure parades pass by, but I usually don't get to see any of it. I love giving kids stickers, its amazing how much of a smile you get just for a dinky stickey with a mickey on it. The best parents i met so far gave their two little girls a charm for their charm bracelet every day that they made good choices and behaved. I thought that was such a cute idea. I went to hollywood studios yesterday with my friends Alex, Cheryl, roomie Laura, and roomie Maryia. It was so much fun, we rode rockin roller coaster, tower of terror, back lot tour, met lotso, and lots of other fun stuff. Today I work and monday and tuesday im off again! Yeah, so Cheryl and I are going to animal kingdom on Monday! I miss you all!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

What a Busy Week!

Hello Everyone!

This week was crazy! I had traditions and lots and lots of traing. I've been to EPCOT and Magic Kingdom to play in the park with my roomates. I've met lots of awesome people and am having a great time. My costume is alright and I will put a picture below. My roomies and I often have dance parties in the living room and photo shoots as well I will put some of those pictures below as well. I'm starting to miss home a bit especially after I saw illuminations with out my family. I had no body to sing the walk out song with, my roomies didnt know all the words... but anyways Im having a blast and can't wait till I get more days to play in the parks! Oh and a special shout out to my niece Gracie, great job at your competition. Im sad I couldn't be there, but I will see you dance when I get home.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Day Two

Okay I wont be writting everyday, but lately I have time so I will when I have time. Today we went to a housing meeting where they talked about rules and regulations, how the buildings are run, busses, work, ect. for about 2ish hours. It was long and mostly boring and obvious. Some of it was helpful, but most wasn't. The top ten things people get terminated for amused me I think it was drugs and alcohol, threats, vandalism, threats, some other stuff too. Then I chilled out in the afternoon and at like 2 ish we went to walmart. I went to get an extension cord and power strip and mangaged to forget to get both of those items. I did get some shoes and some stamps so postcards will be coming soon. Then after walmart I made some dinner and Im hoping that tonight I can skype with Christopher for the first time, so lets hope it works okay. Tomorrow is traditions(a lot like an orientation) and I have to catch a bus at 6:45am to get there on time with my roomate Bianca. Hope tomorrow is fun and I hope to go to EPCOT as soon as I'm done with traditions. Wish me luck!

Monday, January 24, 2011

First Day of Walt Disney World College Program!!

Hey everyone! I miss you all so much already! So I got to Florida late Saturday night. We ate at downtown disney at my favorite sandwhich place earl of sandwhich and then crashed at the hotel. Then on Sunday we went shopping at downtown disney and around town. Today we drove over and checked in for WDWCP at Vista Way. Then I went through long long long lines and did paper work, got ID's, and tons of paperwork!!! I met my roomates in line while talking. The whole check in stuff took from like 9am till 1pm. Then mom and dad had meanwhile been moving my stuff into patterson! Then my roomie Sue and I went to lunch at waffle house with Mom and Dad. Then Sue and the rest of our roomies got settled and got to know eachother. Later on I went and got tons of stuff at walmart including groceries! Thank god for mom and dad helping me get settled. It took all day to get everything set. For dinner my new roomies and my parents and I had pizza and dad set up my computer! So my roomies are: Bianca (Detroit, Michigan) rooming with Jasmine (Texas), Mariya (Minnesota)rooming with Laura (Michigan), and Me rooming with Sue (Jersey!). So thats all my roomies and below ill put some pictures of the place/roomies!