Monday, 31 October 2011

Happy Halloween Everyone

Wishing I was celebrating at Disney of course, they have the best celebrations!  2 years ago I was at Disneyland Paris for Halloween and the decorations were amazing!

Lisa x

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Walt Disney World Opening

Found this great video of the opening of the TV special that was aired to promote Walt Disney World in 1971. Of course its lovely and cheesy and with lots of musical numbers! I love how the park still looks the same from the start and hopefully will stay that way for future generations! Enjoy!

Lisa x

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Operation Present

Had to go back home last week as I needed to have my wisdom tooth out, it was coming in the wrong way and gave me trouble all Summer while I was working at Disney! It was finally time to have it out and luckily was able to have it out at hospital as I am petrified of dentists! So I was completely knocked out, had stitches and felt terrible for the next week! The plus side I was waited on hand and foot by my Mum and she got me a lovely "get well soon" present! It was the Jim Shore tradition Alice that I had my eye on which was on the Disney website, Thanks Mum!
Lisa x

Friday, 28 October 2011


Since I started this blog, around a year ago now, I've had a few emails, messages and comments from people wanting to know about my experience working at Walt Disney World. Usually its, how did I get the job or what's like to work there. I love getting these as I love giving advice about it! I remember when I applied just over a year ago and I had so many question and I would read blogs similar to mine to find out everything there was to know, so if anyone else has any questions please feel free to message, comment or email me with any of them as I would love to help!

You can comment on any post or email me at and I look forward to answering any questions you all have!

Lisa x

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Disney Presentation

Yummy Jobs (the UK Disney Recruitment company) came to my University this week to recruit for the next Summer Program and also the Year Academic Program. I wanted to go along as I wanted to learn more about the year program, I'm glad I went as it made me apply for the year program! You get to study with The University of Central Michigan in a variety of courses (which include Disney based courses!) and work on property as well. I really want to do Guest Services, Concierge or Front Desk as they sounded the most exciting! I hear about my phone interview this week so will keep updating!

Lisa x 

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Disney Shanghai

While I was in Florida it was announced that there was to be a new Disney park in Shanghai and it looks amazing! I've been reading up on the blogs here and here, I really want to go when its open but there's still Hong Kong & Tokyo to see first! Ithink out of the two I want to see Tokyo first, only because its a much bigger park, with a water based park!! Take me now!

Lisa x

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Happy Birthday Mary Blair!

Walt's Favourite animator and artist was Mary Blair who was known for creating the concept art to some of the Disney classics Peter Pan, Cinderella and of course, my favourite, Alice In Wonderland! She was also the person Walt went to when designing Its A Small World Attraction in the parks! I loved her sketchy, whimsical and child like style of drawing and have my favourites that I want copies of when I get my own place! (Look for some ideas for presents below Mum!) I found some great articles on her here and here! so please read them as well! 

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Top 20 Disney Park Favourites

1: Favorite Park- 
This was a tough question! Obviously my favourite park is the Magic Kingdom; but what one! I love the castle at Disneyland Paris, Florida will always be my home away from home, but Disneyland California Magic Kingdom is so magical as its the first park and the only one Walt was alive to see so it is my favourite! 

2: Favorite Water Park
My favourite water park is Typhoon Lagoon (in Florida) I love the flumes, lazy river and Crush's coaster!

3: Favorite Hotel/Resort
My favourite hotel is the Grand Floridian, the hotel is so beautiful and its so close to the Magic Kingdom! 

 4: Favorite Ride (ever!) at Magic Kingdom
My favourite ride (in all locations) is the Haunted Mansion! They slightly differ from Florida, California and Paris but Florida is my favourite as for the interactive queue!

5: Favourite Ride at Hollywood Studios
My favourite ride at Hollywood Studios is the Twilight Zone: Tower of Terror. I love the whole theme, the cast members and the ride; its fantastic!

6: Favourite Ride at EPCOT
Favourite ride at Epcot is Test track, I love the whole theme, the queue and of course the speed!

7: Favourite Ride at Animal Kingdom
The best ride at Animal Kingdom is Exhibition Everest, make sure you get in the front row and hold on tight!

8: Favourite Show at Hollywood Studios
One Mans Dream at Hollywood Studios is the best show ever, it shows the whole story of Walt's life from birth up until the Florida project. I always get teary eyed watching this film but its definitely a must see!

9: Favourite Show at Animal Kingdom
Best show in Animal Kingdom is the Finding Nemo show. Its a live show with puppeteers and puppets, live singing and beautiful effects!

10: Favourite Restaurant at Magic Kingdom
Best restaurant in Magic Kingdom is the Liberty Tree Tavern in Liberty Square. I went there when my parents came to visit me and we had a traditional 4th of July meal and it was delicious! 

11: Favourite Restaurant at Hollywood Studios
Okay, okay its not a restaurant but its the best dessert shop ever! Over the summer I had candy apples, cupcakes, pretzels and more!

12: Favourite Restaurant at EPCOT
Best restaurant at Epcot is the Land (where Soarin' is) there is so much to choose from and my favourite was the California rolls and spicy tuna Sushi!

13: Favourite Restaurant at Animal Kingdom
Best restaurant in Animal Kingdom is Restaurantosaurus! Best hot-dogs and salad bar in Dinoland!

14: Favourite Land at Magic Kingdom
I maybe biased as I worked there all summer but of course its Tomorrowland! Everyone there is wonderful and I'll always have the best memories!

15: Favourite Country in EPCOT
Well of course its the United Kingdom! The Rose and Crown pub was the best place all summer for the Pimms and chips!

16: The Castle, Tree of Life, Sorcerors Hat, or Globe?
Who wouldn't pick the Castle?! Its only of the only sights that I find myself catching my breath when I see it and it NEVER gets old!

17: Best Roller-coaster
Rock n Roller coaster at Hollywood Studios is the best and thrilling ride in the parks! I love being the 'VIP' and getting off on the red carpet.

18: Scariest Ride
I was actually petrified on this ride! Dinosaur in Animal Kingdom is very jumpy, scary and thrilling! You have been warned!

19: Happiest Ride
The teacups of course! It always make me feel like a child again and of course the Alice in Wonderland music is my favourite!

20: Best Parade
Once upon a dream parade, Disneyland Paris.

Lisa x

Take Me Back!

Lisa x

Friday, 14 October 2011

Stitch Complex

Missing my lovely Stitch family that I worked with this summer! We were from all over; New Zealand, Australia, China, France, America and England! Had so much fun with this lovely lot and they were the best people to work with! Hopefully when I plan to visit Disneyworld again in 2014 (as the whole of the Fantasyland expansion will be finished) people I know still work there!!

Lisa x

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Disneyland California 1998

Found some lovely photo's of me when I first went to Disneyland California when I was 8 years old! Some of them are so similar to the ones of me in April when I went back! So excited to go back asap!

Lisa x