Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Interesting Reads July

Found the following articles particularly interesting this month! 

Walt's Original Plans For Epcot and Detailed Photo's

Iconic Disney Ride Designer Talks Disney Parks

Christian Louboutin Designs His Iconic Red Soled Shoes For Cinderella

Disney Exhibition At The Ronald Regan Museum

Sunday, 8 July 2012

July Update

Been unexpectedly busy in the last few weeks since returning from Florida! My start date for British Airways got pushed back due to Tax Office letters (which is extremely annoying!) and been busy redecorating my room and dressing room at my parents house. 

Exciting news for Disney with the opening of Cars Land at California Adventure and I can't wait to go visit! Radiator springs looks amazing you can see it here! I'm hoping to make a trip to California and of course Anaheim early next year! 

 The next trip I'm hoping to plan is to Tokyo with the boyfriend so will definitely be visiting Tokyo Disneyland along with Disneysea! Their parks and hotels looking amazing! Also the a lot of merchandise will be making its way back home with me! We are hoping to go in April/ May 2013. Also one Christmas I hope to visit Walt Disneyworld Florida as the decorations and food looks amazing! 

Lisa x

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Disneyworld Vacation

Had the most amazing holiday! Me and the boyfriend decided last minute to go to Walt Disneyworld for a week (and a day of Universal) and he had never been before and its always so much fun to take people on their first go! We stayed at a Downtown Disney resort, the Wyndham and it was lovely and nice and close to everything. We hired a convertible Mustang which was gorgeous and spent the whole trip in the parks!

It was so nice to go back and felt like being home again! I managed to bump into some of the people I worked with last year which was lovely and did absolutely everything we wanted to do (except shopping!!). 

Made sure I did all the necessities like getting chilli cheese dog, dole whip and of course attack everything in the bakery on Main Street! Also went to some new places like the T-Rex restaurant at Downtown Disney which had the most amazing food and cocktails! 

Got very drunk on the 2nd night of the holiday at House of Blues and lost my phone :( so did lose a few photos but fortunately got many more which are below!

I can't wait to go back again and had the most amazing time!

Lisa x

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Disneyland Paris 2002

Found these photo's of my trip to Disneyland Paris in 2002 when I performed on the Fantasyland stage and in the parade with my dance school!

Thursday, 24 May 2012

1 Year Anniversary

A year ago today I was on my way to Florida to start my job in Attractions for Walt Disneyworld. I miss it so much and was the absolute best experience of my life! Anyone who is reading this and is thinking of applying/ accepting; GO! You will have the greatest time of your life!

I miss everyone I worked and lived with, and it truely was the best job in the world!

Good news is I go back on Vacation in 2 days and I'm so excited!!!!!!!!

Lisa x

Saturday, 19 May 2012

I'm Back!

Sorry for the unexpected leave of absence on the blog front but I have been so busy! I had all my coursework due in all the same day for University, my final exams, attended my graduation ball and moved out of my flat in Manchester! I've been home in Essex just over a week and its nice to relax! I decided to take the British Airways job, as much I as miss working for Disney I just feel I would constantly wish I was working back in the park, not on the cruise line.

I had my visa appointment in London on Wednesday and it seemed just yesterday I was there last year getting my Disney visa! I was all approved and now just waiting for my passport to return as I just booked another trip to Disney! But this time back to Walt Disneyworld Florida!!!

I'm so excited! It was such a last minute booking and got an amazing deal to stay at the Wyndham hotel at Lake Buena Vista, so right next to downtown Disney and right around the corner from where I used to live! Me and the boyfriend leave a week today and plan to pack in as much Disney as possible (and a quick trip to Universal as he loves marvel!).

So happy that some of the people I work with will still be there as I miss them all so much!

See you in a week Orlando!

Lisa x

Also heres some photos from my Graduation ball

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Disney Quiz

  • 1. Favorite Disney movie? Alice In Wonderland
  • 2. Walt Disney World or Disneyland? Disneyland for childhood memories but Walt Disneyworld was my home!
  • 3. Favorite Disney character? Alice
  • 4. The first Disney movie you remember seeing in the theatres? Pocahontas 
  • 5. What type of Disney item do you collect the most? (Pins, Vinylmation, dolls, etc.) Pins
  • 6. Your favorite Disney song? I See The Light (Tangled)
  • 7. Favorite attraction/ride at the parks? Haunted Mansion 
  • 8. What is your dream job at Disney? VIP Guest Host/ Guest Relations
  • 9. Who's the park character you never want to miss meeting at the parks? Mickey Mouse
  • 10. What's your most treasured Disney item? Any of my Alice in Wonderland Cast Member items
  • 11. Which Disney voice actor would you most like to meet? John Ratzenburger (Mr Pixar!)
  • 12. Favorite Disney movie that's not a classic/famous? Tangled
  • 13. If you could say anything to Walt Disney right now, what would it be? Thank you
  • 14. Your favorite snack to get at the parks? (Churros, Mickey's Ice Cream Bars, etc.) Fries
  • 15. Your favorite parade/show at the parks? Magic, Memories & You (WDW)
  • 16. Flounder, Sebastian, or Scuttle? Sebastian
  • 17. Your favorite Disney memory? Disneyland California for the first time when I was 8
  • 18. Do you have a favorite pair of Mickey ears? College Program graduation ear/ hat!
  • 19. If you could, what "forgotten princess" would you add to the official lineup? Maid Marion
  • 20. Your favorite princess dress/outfit? Rapunzel or Ariel's Mermaid outfit
  • 21. Your favorite Disney soundtrack? Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • 22. Genie, Abu, Carpet, Iago, or Rajah? Genie
  • 23. Favorite restaurant at the parks? Liberty Tree Tavern (WDW) 
  • 24. How did you first discover the "magic" of Disney? Films throughout childhood
  • 25. What attraction are you most likely to go to first when you're at the parks? Space Mountain
  • 26. Your favorite "iconic" moment? (ex. Ariel on the rock, Aladdin finding the lamp, Rafiki lifting Simba, etc.) Alice falling down the rabbit hole
  • 27. What's the saddest moment for you in any Disney film? Carl & Ellie's montage in Up
  • 28. Best Disney kiss? Aladdin & Jasmine
  • 29. If you could live in any world from a Disney movie, which would you choose? Wonderland
  • 30. Favorite Disney musical sequence based on spectacle/animation? Topsy Turvy Day (Hunchback of Notre Dame)
  • 31. Which Disney princess has the best sidekicks? Rapunzel
  • 32. If you could have a party themed around any Disney movie, which one would you pick? Alice in Wonderland
  • 33. Are you the only one obsessed with Disney in your family? Or does it run in the family? My Mum is just as obsessed! Along with my step sister and nieces!
  • 34. Lumiere, Mrs. Potts, Cogsworth, or Chip? Chip
  • 35. What are your top five favorite Disney blogs? Designing Disney, Disney parks blog, Vintage Alice in wonderland, Think Disney, Inside the Magic
  • 36. If you could choose the plot/adaptation for the next Disney movie, what would it be? Set in Disneyland after the guests leave and what the characters get up to.
  • 37. Favorite hotel at the parks? Grand Floridan and Disneyland Paris Hotel
  • 38. Which Disney movie do you turn to when you're sad/upset? Alice in Wonderland
  • 39. The Aladdin show or The Little Mermaid show? Hercules!
  • 40. Do you plan to have/have you had your honeymoon at a Disney park? Definitely! A tour of a few of them!
  • 41. Favorite piece of Disney clothing/accessory to wear? My 10 Alice t-shirts!
  • 42. Post a picture of yourself that's Disney-related.  (Posted above)
  • 43. Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck? Mickey Mouse
  • 44. What Disney movies/worlds would you like to see in the next Kingdom Hearts game? Rapunzels Kingdom
  • 45. Which Disney movie, even if it's not your favorite, will always have a special place in your heart and for what reason? Alice in Wonderland, as its my 'happy' film!

Monday, 2 April 2012

Disney Dreams

Just go back from Disneyland and saw the premier of Disney Dreams, check it out!!

Wednesday, 28 March 2012


Been very busy and slightly ill recently :( back at home in Essex for Easter break and off to Disneyland Paris tomorrow! Very excited to see the changes from New Year as they are celebrating 20 years of being open this year! They have already added some of the floats to the parade along with merchandise in the shops (which I'll be buying most of!).

Very excited to get there as we have 4 whole days to roam and do absolutely everything this time! Also, some other good news I have been offered a cabin crew job for British Airways so have a very hard decision to make whether to take that or Disney Cruise Line; and I have to decide very soon :(

Lisa x

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Countdown To My Next Disney Trip

In 3 weeks today my Mum, Stepdad and I (pictured above at Walt Disneyworld Florida) are off to Disneyland Paris for my 22nd Birthday trip. I haven't been to Disneyland Paris with my Mum since 2002 and my Stepdad has never been! We've been looking at the restaurant menus so we can make some bookings so we can go to all the best ones! I'm thinking the Blue Bayou for lunch as I've never eaten there and love that its actually inside the Pirates of the Caribbean ride! I also want to go to Walt's American Restaurant and maybe to the Plaza gardens buffet as they both have great views of the main park.

We are staying at the Sequoia lodge and are getting the Eurostar there so we will be right by the park to make the most of our 4 days holiday! I'm hoping to pick up alot of 20th anniversary merchandise as well as the Alice in wonderland stuff I saw there at New Year! Apart from looking forward to my trip I've got to get my University work done and look forward to working for Disney Cruise Line!

Lisa x

Monday, 5 March 2012

Disney Fantasy

"The Disney Fantasy is a spectacular addition to our fleet and builds on the creativity, innovation and artistry that are hallmarks of the Disney Cruise Line," was the press release from today. With the newest addition to the Disney Cruise line fleet already making its way around the 7 seas its exciting to think that maybe I could working aboard this boat! Of course it could be one of the other 3; the Magic, Dream or the Wonder. I'm getting extremely excited to think I'll be a Disney employee again and get to talk about Mickey Mouse all day (quite literally).

I've been spending my time looking at all the ships and had the email from the agency to say what shoes I'm required to wear, just would like to see my costume! The destinations included are Castaway cove, Florida, Miami, Bahamas, Mexico, LA, NYC & Many more! 

If you have the time to watch the christening ceremony check it out below! They had this playing just before I went into my interview at Disney HQ in Hammersmith London.

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

One More Disney Day

Really wishing I was in America today, either Anaheim or Orlando; I'm not fussy! Both Disney parks are open for over 24 hours to celebrate the leap year and both have huge celebrations going on. I hope all my friends who are still in Florida are having a great day of work (probably very tiring!). 

There are midnight celebrations with the characters in PJ's and snacks at both parks as well as extra showings of the fireworks displays. Check out the video below of both parks!

Lisa x

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

So..... I Got The Job!

Just got the email saying I have been offered the Guest Services job for Disney Cruise Line! Very, very excited at the moment! Don't know any other details apart from that as my start date is negotiable and what ship I go on is dependent on that. I'm still waiting to hear back from a couple other jobs but I'm so excited on the offer to work for Disney again (and to get into the parks free unlimited times!).

Apart from that and my interviews all I have been doing is University work and counting down to my birthday trip to Disneyland Paris which I leave 1 month today!

Lisa x

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Disney Cruise Line Interview

So I'm very excited to announce I have an interview for Disney Cruise Line this Friday! I had a very good interview for a New York placement in this artsy hotel in Manhattan called the Roger Smith hotel earlier this week, so been very busy!  The interview this Friday is in the Disney headquarters at Hammersmith in London, it should be a fun day and the job role I'm going for is Guest Services. When I worked in the park I always liked the thought of Guest Services (especially the ones in the Magic Kingdom!) I think it is an extremely important role as you have to deal with so any situations, so I'm excited I'm getting the chance to interview!

I'm off to London tomorrow night to stay with my Aunt so I can get a good night sleep before the interview (and a day of shopping!). I am then off back to Essex for the weekend to spend some time with my friends and family!

Lisa x

Monday, 13 February 2012

Good Life

When I get those days where I'm feeling down (usually about the weather or Uni work) Disney video's never fail to cheer me up! This one in particular makes me feel so lucky that I worked at the Magic Kingdom in Florida but it does make me miss it even more!! Enjoy!

Lisa x

Saturday, 11 February 2012


So we decided to all go Nottingham for Hannah's (friend from Essex) 22nd birthday! We came here previously when we were 18 so was sort of a reunion trip. The weather was not good this weekend, it started snowing the moment I left Manchester and my car looked awful the time in arrived in Nottingham! We stayed at a hotel about 2 miles from the centre and by the time we were all ready to go out the snow was so bad all the taxi's had stopped running! We all put on about 10 layers, snow boots & hats and walked the 2 miles to the club!

I was so happy when we arrived, the bouncers did give us a funny look in our winter wear! We spent the next 20 minutes in the loo getting changed and doing hair & make up! The club was so much fun we got a cake stand of cake flavoured drinks and was lucky enough to have a few bottles of champagne sent over! We had such a good night and was lovely to see the Essex girls again!

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Valentines Special

Make you check out the Valentines special of my favourite show the Magic, the Memories & You from Orlando! Skip to 6mins 20 seconds if you know the rest of the show by heart! Enjoy!

Lisa x

Monday, 30 January 2012

Sarah's 21st

My friends and I all went out for my housemate Sarah's 21st birthday! We started off with some drinks at ours, then headed to the Hilton in Deansgate, Manchester to their Cloud 23 bar. The place was amazing! The view is basically of the whole of Manchester and is gorgeous to be there at night when the whole city is illuminated is beautiful! 

We then headed off to a club called Bijou which was good as there was a live saxophone player and great music. Of course we all got extremely drunk and had a great time! We are all out again tomorrow for Pout, which we go most Mondays then this weekend I'm off to Nottingham for my friend from home, Hannah's 22nd birthday celebrations! Thank god I've bought lots of new dresses!

Lisa x