Saturday, 28 May 2011

Disney Traditions & First Day In The Magic Kingdom!

Well its been a couple of busy days, barely had any sleep or spoken to anyone!   Started out in Disney Traditions yesterday afternoon and can't give too much away but it was so much fun learning even more about the company and Walt's legacy (although I know quite a lot already!). Our table/ team won the most of the prizes in the class and generally all had a great time exploring the Disney University which is filled with old memorabilia and a gift shop! 

After traditions we headed into the Magic Kingdom had a chilli cheese hot dog from Casey's on Main Street USA, then headed over to Tomorrowland (which I found out where I would be working) and went on Monsters Inc, Buzz Lightyear, Space Mountain and the People Mover. During all the there was a huge downpour of rain and hail as well as thunder and lighting so we thought it would be the perfect setting for the Haunted Mansion which is still one of my favourite rides! End of the day we went to the castle to see the new light/ projection show; Memories which was the best thing I have ever seen! It was amazing! Just in case none of you are planning a trip to Florida before October, don't watch it otherwise as it'll ruin the surprise, you can watch it here!

Then today was our first official day as Cast Members of Walt Disney World (the Magic Kingdom, to be precise) and we got to tour the Magic Kingdom before any of the guests were allowed in and found out some really interesting facts about the park (included on a later blog). Then I got taken over to Tomorrowland to get accustomed with my new home! I found out I would be operating the Monsters Inc Laugh Floor (which is hilarious!) Buzz Lightyear, The Carousel of progress and Space Mountain! All in all, had a fantastic day but my feet are killing me!

Here's a few photos

Lisa x

Friday, 27 May 2011

Kitchen Sink Full Of Ice Cream!

Tonight we went to the Disney Yacht Club & Resort and it was amazing! It overlooked the board walk (which i haven't visited yet!) and had its own beach where you could watch Disney films on sun loungers! We then went to Beaches & Cream and had the kitchen sink ice cream! It had every scoop of ice cream, all the toppings & a whole can of whipped cream, thank god we had 9 of us to dig in. We also just walked around the resort as it was so beautiful and we are definitely returning soon as we get to use the pool any time we want!

Here are a few photo's from this evening

Lisa x

Rainforest Cafe

Lisa x

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Disney Mov-eyes!

Found this article on this 21 year old girl that paints Disney movie art on people eye lids! Heres the link: Disney Mov-eyes! and heres here DeviantART Page.

Lisa x

Downtown Disney

Tonight we went to the Rainforest Cafe in Animal Kingdom then we headed off to downtown Disney to see the shops! The food was amazing as always in the rainforest cafe and there was around 12 of us Brits there which was nice to meet some others in the same position as me. We then headed on the bus over to Downtown Disney, which was ambushed by some loud and drunk Mexicans that had just arrived; which was interesting!

The shops are amazing there! Cannot wait to get my discount and go on a HUGE shopping spree! Definitely going to order some artwork to send home with my parents to decorate next years Uni flat and basically buy up the whole stores Alice in Wonderland merchandise!

Tomorrow I have more housing check ins (more paper work), then I get my Traditions appointment time then we are all spending the day by the pool to work on our tans!

Here's a few photo's from this evening

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

I've Arrived!

Got here yesterday about 5pm, queues for passport control and baggage weren't too bad and I was the only person from the Disney UK group that didn't get taken in for questioning at the airport, clearly I don't look suspicious! We then got a coach to Vista Way housing and there was all Disney people to welcome us with Hersey's Kisses! We then got given our room numbers and where we were going to be staying and I have been placed at Chatham Square and its GORGEOUS! I'm sharing a flat with 2 English girls and 3 from Hong Kong. We then all made a trip to Wal Mart to stock up on some American Food :)

Today was an early start had to be at the Commons for 8am then had a loooooonng day of watching presentations and filling out forms, but at least we only have to do that once! Then the rest of the day I have been laying out by the pool with my flatmate! Then tonight we are off to Downtown Disney with all the UK group!

Here's a lovely photo of our pool!
Lisa x

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

My Friends

I have the greatest friends in Essex and this post is dedicated to them! I've known them all for so long and couldn't ask for better friends to come home to! I decided to compare them to their favourite Disney character or just because they remind me of them! I'm going to miss them very much and hope they all have an amazing summer (without me!). Love you guys.

Lisa x

Monday, 23 May 2011

1 Day To Go!

1 day to go until I'm in Florida! Very excited and haven't quite finished packing yet. Got my goodbye meal with my friends from home tomorrow at our favourite restaurant! Still can't quite believe I'm off to work at Disney for the whole summer! Had a really good couple of weeks at home with my friends and family but still got to do my insurance, think I'll be going with ACE. 

Theres a few people from the Facebook ICP group that are at Gatwick the same time as me so think we are meeting for drinks at breakfast at the airport. Very excited to just get there now and get moved in!

I guess my next post will be when I'm there!!! 

Lisa x

Monday, 2 May 2011

My 21st Unbirthday

Before I went off to Los Angeles & Las Vegas for my 21st my best friends threw a surprise party for me- and it was Alice In Wonderland themed!!

They did an amazing job of making cupcakes with 'eat me' on them and painted red roses! They also made me the white rabbits watch clock as my birthday cake! 

I literally have the greatest friends in the world and can't believe the amount of detail they put into all of it for me!

Love you all!!

Here's a few photo's from the night!

 Lisa x