Tuesday, March 30, 2010

How Do Ya Do?

So it's definitely time for a CP-related update! Here's the rundown:

1. I have all of my housemates. My roommate Alyssa and I will be living with Cassie and Kristen. We plan on going for Vista-- not because of the whole party scene, but because we are all very social people and the one's at Vista seem to be as well (not that anyone at the other complexes ISN'T social) and we also want to save money because we plan on doing a TON of things that involve having money.

2. I'm in the workings of getting my travel arrangements set in stone. Alyssa and I are driving, but depending on if she gets a car or not in the months before we leave, my mom wants to drive with us. And so does her mom. So the only way that can work is if she gets a car. Anyways, we might make a whole road trip out of it-- we for sure are stopping in Maryland to say goodbye to my dad, and to save money we might stop and stay with a few relatives along the way.

3. I went to auditions in Pittsburg, PA. I got cut the first round but it doesn't matter, I just went because Alyssa wanted to go. I'm content with my job as a merchandise CM and besides-- I want to be a face character and since that's not going to happen, not making it was no skin off my nose. It was interesting and we met some rather nice people, namely Andy Potts (shout out to him). He's so awesome and I hope he gets Character Performer... he was truly amazing!

4. I've found some cute Steve Madden 2in. heels for Traditions. However, it has been rather hard for to find some cute business attire (I'm realize how picky I am). I also need to sophisticate and upgrade my wardrobe, but that's a personal goal. I've also been making lists for different things i.e. things to do while I'm in FL. I only have 132 days (or approx. 19 weeks) left until I check in!

For today's I REMEMBER THAT! I made a super list. This will be my last edition of this segment, so enjoy!

Have a Magical Day!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Dumbo (1941) Review

Ok, so I saw this list on Emily's blog, MAGIC MAGIC MOUSEKATEER of Disney movies. I am hoping to complete this list by July 31 (btw that's Harry Potter's birthday :]... anywho) because I'm still not sure when I'm driving down-- and I want to have it done before I go down to Disney. SO, I decided to start off with Dumbo. I've never seen this movie. I know. Ridiculous right? It never looked interesting to me. Boy was I WRONG. Dumbo is awesome. I loved it.

  • Jumbo Jr. aka Dumbo is such a loveable character! I loved every second of face time he got. When he would hold Timothy Mouse's tail... or his mother's tail.. he's just so darling!
  • Timothy Q. Mouse-- such a good friend! Stands by him and gets him to believe in himself!
  • Mrs. Jumbo. The love she had for her son was just darling. She was so adorable in her little bonnet. I was SO incredibly sad when she was locked away and Dumbo and Timothy came to see her and all she could do was rock him with her trunk.
  • The strange but highly entertaining acid trip known as "Pink Elephants on Parade".
  • "Casey Jr.'s coming down the track, coming down the track, with a smokey stack..."
  • I had a slight problem with the blatantly racist remarks involving the crows. I understood quite clearly as one was named 'Jim'... Jim + crow = reference to the Jim Crow laws from the South back in the day. No bueno Disney.
  • Not really a con, but I couldn't STAND the other elephants and how rude they were about Mrs. Jumbo and Dumbo!
  • It's too short. The ending was so abrupt! I was like "WHAAA? It's over?!"
The whole time I just wanted to comfort him and be his friend! I'm definitely adding Dumbo to my list of favorite movies. It's truly a movie I will never forget! When I get down to Disney I will be buying a good amount of Dumbo merchandise.

The next movie in line is The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea.
Never seen that one either. Perhaps I'll do a vlog review? We'll see.

Have a Magical Day!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

You Are the Music in Me

Disney movies have this uncanny power to make me want to dance. All of the time. The tunes are always so catchy, the lyrics-- so meaningful. I mean, how do they do it? Well, however they do it, they've got me hooked. This a list of my top ten movies with best score. For me, the music these movies have play a large part on why I like the movie. Sure, you have a kick-ass villain and a great plot. But seriously, it's those Disney jams that keep me watching these movies over and over! This is kinda along the lines of what awesome Josh did on his blog, so enjoy!

Ten. Oliver & Company
I love this movie. Once Upon a Time in New York City and Perfect Isn't Easy are very well-placed in the storyline, but it's Why Should I Worry that allows Oliver & Co. to clench the last spot on this list.

Nine. Beauty and the Beast
Belle, Gaston, Beauty and the Beast, Something There... even the sad music in the beginning stain glass window scenes are all great. It's really Be Out Guest that has won me over though.

Eight. High School Musical 2
I'm embarrassed to even have this movie on my list, but I just can't help how amazingly catch every song on this soundtrack is! Bet On It, Work This Out, Gotta Go My Own Way, and All For One are the jams of this movie. You Are the Music In Me and I Don't Dance aren't half bad either. I know the entire 'routine' to Bet On It, half of the moves to All For One and I'm hoping I can get down the dance to Work This Out. Yes I'm weird.

Seven. The Brave Little Toaster
I rock out to these songs DAILY. Everyone says this movie is so unappreciated because it lacks the amazing music that Disney classics have. Well, the heck with those nay sayers! It's a B-Movie, Worthless, City of Light, and The Cutting Edge are all GREAT. "I worked on a reservation- Who would believe they would love me and leave on a bus back to Old Santa Fe?"

Six. Aladdin/The Return of Jafar/Aladdin & the King of Thieves
I couldn't separate these since I like all of the music from here equally. Obviously the first one has the greats: A Whole New World, Prince Ali, Friend Like Me, and One Jump Ahead-- but Forget About Love, Out of Thin Air, Party Here in Agrabah, and Jafar's You're Only Second Rate are awesome too.

Five. Pocahontas
I sing Pocahontas randomly 24/7. Colors of the Wind, Just Around the River Bend, Steady As the Beating Drum, and Listen With Your Heart are great songs; my favorites are If I Never Knew You and Savages. "I thought our love would be so beautiful, some how we'd make the whole world bright..."

Four. Hercules
I love me some powerful black vocals! (: The Gospel Truth (I, II, and III), I Won't Say I'm in Love, and Zero to Hero are written amazingly. A Star Is Born, Go the Distance, and One Last Hope round out the movie nicely! "Who put the glad in gladiator? HERCULEEEESSSSS!" Hercules just has those songs that make you happy when you're in a funk!

Three. The Little Mermaid
Seriously I have no idea where I'd be without this movie's songs. Under the Sea has got to be one of my all-time favorites. I even have a dance to it. Who doesn't love Part of Your World? Les Poissons and Daughters of Triton crack me up. Kiss the Girl and Poor Unfortunate Souls have to be in my top as well. The background music is beautiful!

Two. The Lion King/The Lion King II: Simba's Pride
Everyone knows The Lion King is awesome but part II is so forgotten about. He Lives In You and Not One of Us are PHENOMENAL. Upendi and Love Will Find a Way aren't bad either. Every song on the original Lion King is good... except that newly added "Morning Report"... yeah that could go. The background music for this is just as powerful as the lead songs, especially the music playing at the end roar when Simba reclaims his throne!

One. The Goofy Movie
Eye to Eye is honestly the best song ever made. No joke. Stand Out, On the Open Road, and After Today are great-- heck, even Lester's Possum Park theme song is great! My least favorite would have to be Nobody Else But You but Eye to Eye's awesomeness cancels that out. "Baby we're seeing it... Eye to Eye... for the first tiiiiiiimmmeeeeee!" Powerline rules. End of story.

Have a Magical Day!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Heigh-Ho, Heigh-Ho, it's off to work we go...

I decided to put in a few requests of my own. At first glance, I figured I'd want to work at Animal Kingdom the most, followed by Disney's Hollywood Studios. I didn't want to work at Magic Kingdom simply because I knew the hours were atrocious, and EPCOT didn't have any stores that appealed to me. Now that I've thoroughly done my research on the merchandise locations on Disney property, I've truly figured out the places I can see myself enjoying and having a blast at, places I thought originally I would like, and some I never thought I'd like that look very promising. So here we go, my top whatever dream locations as a Merchandise CM!

Places I DO NOT want to work:
  • Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach; I'd rather not work at a water park... it's a lot harder to make magical moments happen here.
  • Downtown Disney; Now, don't get me wrong, I enjoy Downtown Disney. However, it lacks the 'magic' the parks have... must be the McDonald's that throws it off...
  • Disney Resorts; Although I'm sure I'd get tons of guest interaction, I don't know if I could handle a resort being the backdrop of my work 24/7. At least at the parks I'd get to hear a parade, fireworks, etc.
  • stand-alone carts at Animal Kingdom; It always seems 100 degrees hotter at Animal Kingdom and just the thought of standing out in the desert heat with no A/C gives me the willies.
Places where it wouldn't be the end of the world working:
  • Mousegears [Future World, EPCOT]
  • The Emporium [Main Street U.S.A., MK]
  • Agrabah Bazaar [Adventureland, MK]
  • Pirates Bazaar [Adventureland, MK]
  • Frontier Trading Post [Frontierland, MK]
  • Briar Patch [Frontierland, MK]
  • The Dark Room [Hollywood Blvd., DHS]
  • Cover Story [Hollywood Blvd., DHS]
  • Sorcerer Hat Shop [Sorcerer Hat]
  • Animation Courtyard Shops [Animation Courtyard, DHS]
  • Mickey's of Hollywood [Hollywood Blvd., DHS]
  • Disney Outfitters [Discovery Island, AK]
  • Islands Mercantile [Discovery Island, AK]
  • The Outpost Shop [Outside the turnstiles, AK]
Places I WOULD LOVE to work:
  • The Writer's Stop [Streets of America, DHS]
  • Villains in Vogue [Sunset Blvd., DHS]
  • Tinker Bell's Treasures [Fantasyland, MK]
  • The Chapeau [Main Street U.S.A., MK]
  • Sir Mickey's [Fantasyland, MK]
  • Main Street Confectionary [Main Street U.S.A., MK]
  • Sweet Spells [Sunset Blvd., DHS]
  • In Character [Animation Courtyard, DHS]
  • Fantasy Faire [Fantasyland, MK]
  • Stage 1 Co. Store [Streets of America, DHS]
  • Studio Store [Animation Courtyard, DHS]
  • glow carts at any of the parks.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Quick Service Food & Bev!

So you're officially in the Disney College Program. You've accepted your role: QSFB, chosen an arrival date, and are now super pumped about coming to Disney! You look at the Disney College Program Fall 2010 Facebook group page every so often (or if you're me, ever 10 seconds) and you are seeing that a lot of people are requesting locations to work. Now you've become worried because one of two things have happened to you: you've never been to Disney World, or Disney is so huge that you can't possibly think of anywhere to request! Never fear! I've come to save the day by providing you with a list of most QSFB choices in each of the four parks-- Magic Kingdom, Disney's Hollywood Studios, EPCOT, and Animal Kingdom.

Aloha Isle: Dole whip, pineapple spears, juice, floats. Adventureland.

Aunt Polly's Dockside Inn: Desserts. Frontierland.

Auntie Gravity's Galactic Goodies: Soft-serve ice cream, smoothies. Tomorrowland.

Casey's Corner: 11A-park close. Hot dogs. Main Street U.S.A.

Columbia Harbour House: 10:30A-park close. Sandwiches, fish, chicken, veggie chili. Liberty Square.

Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe: 10:30A-park close. Chicken, burgers, ribs, kosher. Tomorrowland.

Diamond Horseshoe: Open seasonally. Sandwiches. Frontierland.

El Pirate y el Perico Restaurante: Open seasonally. Tacos, taco salads. Adventureland.
*Note that if you work at Pecos Bill's you may get moved to work here.

Enchanted Grove: Swirls, slushes, orange juice. Fantasyland.

Friars Nook: Hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, salads, fries. Fantasyland.

Liberty Square Market: Corn on the cob, baked potatoes, fresh fruit. Liberty Square.

The Lunching Pad: Turkey legs, frozen drinks, pretzels. Tomorrowland.

Main Street Bakery: park open-park close. Bagels, pastry, yogurt, parfaits, quiche. Main Street U.S.A.

Mrs. Potts' Cupboard: Soft-serve ice cream. Fantasyland.

Pecos Bill Cafe: 10A-park close. Burgers, wraps, salads. Frontierland.

Pinocchio Village Haus: 10:30A-park close. Pizza, chicken, salads. Fantasyland.

Plaza Ice Cream Parlor: Hand-dipped ice cream. Main Street U.S.A.

Scuttle's Landing: Muffins, pretzels, coffee. Fantasyland.

Sleepy Hollow: Funnel cakes, caramel corn, soft-serve ice cream. Liberty Square.

Sunshine Tree Terrace: Frozen orange juice swirled w/ vanilla soft-serve, slushes, floats. Adventureland.

Tomorrowland Terrace Noodle Station: Seasonal. Menu varies. Tomorrowland.

Toontown Farmer's Market: Yogurt, fresh fruit. Toontown.

*please note that I am only putting up those in Future World because I have heard that the QSFB that are in the World Showcase may only go to International CPs. If anyone knows if regular CPs can work there, let me know and I will include the World Showcase in this section.

Electric Umbrella: 11A-9P. Burgers, salads, sandwiches. Innoventions Plaza.

Fountainview Ice Cream Shop: 10:30A-9P. Hand-dipped ice cream. Innoventions Plaza.

Sunshine Seasons: 9A-9P Quality salads, soups, sandwiches, noodle dishes, grilled meats, bakery, breakfast egg dishes, oatmeal, cereals. The Land.

ABC Commissary: 11A-park close. Burgers, chicken, fish. Commissary Lane.

Backlot Express: 11A-8P. Burgers, hot dogs, grilled sandwiches, salads. Echo Lake.

Min & Bill's Dockside Diner. 10A-8P. Shakes, beers, pretzels, frozen lemonades. Echo Lake.

Peevy's Polar Pipeline: Flavorful frozen drinks. Echo Lake.

Starring Roles Cafe: 9A-4P. Pastries, sandwiches, coffee. Sunset Blvd.

Studio Catering Co.: 11:30A-7P. Sandwiches, chili dogs, salads, dessert. Streets of America.

Sunset Ranch Market: park open-park close. Food court. Bagels, burgers, fresh fruit, hot dogs, pizza, salads, sandwiches, turkey legs, hand-dipped ice cream. Sunset Blvd.

Toy Story Pizza Planet Arcade. 11A-7:30P. Individual pizzas, salads. Streets of America.

The Writer's Stop: Coffee, baked goods, frozen drinks. Echo Lake.

Flame Tree BBQ: BBQ meats, baked beans, corn on the cob. Discovery Island.

Pizzafari: 9A-park close. Individual pizzas, salads, sandwiches. Discovery Island.

Restaurantosaurus: 11A-park close. Burgers, chicken, hot dogs. DinoLand U.S.A.

These are just the main QSFB locals and does not include the different carts that are prominent throughout the parks. As for requesting, nothing is a guarantee, but it doesn't hurt to try. They don't choose where you're going to work until they have a good idea of what they have to work with, so I'd say you still have a window to request. I know that it's hard to request during your interview because depending on what role you chose would change where you'd want to work! I hope this list helped some of you!

Have a Magical Day!

Friday, March 19, 2010

What's New? WDW 2010

So it’s a new year. A lot of us won’t get to see Disney until our arrival date—I know I haven’t been to WDW since Sept. ’08. So, because of this, I thought I’d blog about everything new and exciting that’s waiting for us down at our new home!

Barack Obama has finally joined the Hall of Presidents! The attraction has been completely redone, including a new movie with a new narrator (Morgan Freeman) and all-new staging.

Tinker Bell and her fairy friends now pose and sign autographs at the Toontown Hall of Fame.

The seven-month $12 million refurbishment has made Space Mountain more exciting with a darker, quieter track and faster swoops and drops; a more colorful view of space; and an optional souvenir photo.

The Tomorrowland Transit Authority has new audio narration.

Donald Duck is among the Disney characters who shake their tail feathers at the Move It! Shake It! Celebrate It! Street Party.

New characters have been added to the Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade.

Princess Tiana has now officially joined the princesses and now greets and signs autographs with Prince Naveen in Liberty Square.

The Pirates League makeover salon transforms adults and children into swashbucklin’ pirates.

Say goodbye to the long-empty Tomorrowland Skyway Station as it has been demolished & removed.

Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure is a new high-tech scavenger hunt around the ‘world’.
Living with the Land is reopened in 2009 after a refurbishment.

Test Track now features a post-show area displaying a Chevy Volt Extended Range Electric Vehicle that appeared in Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen.

Remy from Disney’s Ratatouille now appears as a small audio-animatronics creature at Chefs de France.

At the Japan pavilion the Tin Toy exhibit has been replaced by Timeless Beauty: World Heritage Sites of Japan.

Mexico’s new La Cava del Tequila offers 70 varieties and a ‘tequila ambassador’ to teach the history of the drink.

Kidcot children’s arts-and-crafts stations in Future World have been removed.

The American Idol Experience lets you compete for a chance at ‘stardom’.

A street show High School Musical 3: Right Here! Right Now! features songs from HMS3.

Luxo Jr. (Pixar’s hopping desk lamp) performs in Pixar Place.

Fantasmic is now only performing a few nights a week.

The indoor ABC Commissary no longer serves breakfast. Instead outdoor Fairfax Fare food court will.

The Sounds Dangerous sound-effects show is only open seasonally.

The ambient sound inside Once Upon a Time gift shop is now the actual radio broadcast of the 1937 premiere of Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Kids can now draw and color at the new arts and craft area near the exit of Rock n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith.

The colorful chicken coop featured in Hannah Montana: The Movie is now a prop on the Studio Backlot Tour.

The Coca-Cola bottle in front of the Studio Backlot Tour has been replaced so now it opens to spray mist.

The hot air balloon outside of MuppetVision 3-D and Mickey’s Sorcerer’s Hat have been repainted.

At Festival of the Lion King host Timon’s eyes now blink and move.

Two male giraffes were born at AK in Oct. ’09.

Amphibian widows at Conservation Station now display unusual frogs, newts, salamanders, and toads.

Summer guests can now meet Goofy at Blizzard Beach and Lilo and Stitch at Typhoon Lagoon.

Characters In Flight takes guests on a 400 ft hot-air balloon ride above the West Side.

The Virgin Megastore and Starabilias memorabilia shop is now closed.

Although the Pleasure Island’s club scene was closed in 2008, their new restaurant and bar, Paradiso 37, features ‘street cuisine’ from North, South, and Central America and nightly entertainment.

The ESPN Wide World of Sports complex is installing large video screens at many of its venues.
Disney has introduced two new tours: Epcot’s Nature-Inspired Design and Holiday DeLites.

The Richard Petty Driving Experience has lowered the minimum age for it’s ride-along program to 14.

The Pirate & Pals Fireworks Voyage, formerly the Magical Fireworks Voyage, is now open to all guests, not just those booking Disney’s Grand Gatherings.

Two foot races are no more: Disney’s Race for the Taste during Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival and the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 13K… the Wine & Dine Half Marathon will pass through multiple theme parks and end at Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival. It will be held Oct. 1 & 2.

Rooms at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort have undergone an extensive renovation that includes flat-screen TV's and all-new furnishings and carpet.

Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort has redone some rooms in a pirate theme; all others have a subtle 'Finding Nemo' decor.

Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground have added archery lessons as well as bicycle abd surrey rentals.

The Downtown Disney Holiday Inn is scheduled to reopen this year.

Three new Disney Vacation Club properties opened in 2009: Bay Tower Lake at Disney's Contemporary Resort, Kidani Village at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, and Treehouse Villas at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort.

A Four Seasons hotel, golf course, and vacation-home complex is being built on the site of the former Eagle Pines golf course.

First announced for 2009, a luxurt pet resort is now promised for 2010-2011.

Kouzzina is opening at the BoardWalk Resort (replacing Spoodles).

The Wave at the Contemporary Resort (replacing Concourse Steakhouse).

Sanaa at the new Kidani Village at Animal Kingdom Lodge.

Effective Feb. 7, 2010: Cinderella's Royal Table will feature Cinderella in the lobby and other Disney princesses mingling with guests in the dining room.

Walt Disney World no longer sells all-beef hot dogs. They will now be a mixture of chicken and beef.

Disney is experimenting with a centralized Fastpass distribution system where guests can pick up multiple Fastpasses at one location.

A new handheld device delivers audio descriptions of visual images at 33 attractions for use by the blind; the same device has captions for hearing-impaired guests.

You can now order over 500+ theme-park merchandise items online at DisneyStore.com.

A new mobile website mdisneyworld.com offers a handy overview of the resort.

MK's Totally Tomorrowland Christmas show has replaced Twas the Night Before Christmas.

At Epcot, Lights of Winter has been removed and gospel choir D'Vine Voices has been added.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Wanna Be On Top?

I love Disney villains... almost more than I love the good guys. You can't have a great Disney movie without the triumph of good over evil--a story that has no complicated conflict between protagonist/antagonist isn't exciting. So, I decided to make a list of my top 20 Disney villains.

1. Jafar
2. Scar
3. Ursula
4. Ratigan
5. Hades
6. Hopper
7. Shere Khan
8. Cruella De Vil
9. Oogie Boogie
10. Gov. Radcliffe
11. Gaston
12. Lady Tremaine
13. Maleficent
14. Madame Medusa
15. Dr. Facilier
16. Syndrome
17. Frollo
18. Yzma
19. Sid Phillips
20. Captain Hook

My last top list of the day-- my under-appreciated Disney movie top 10. It's so sad to see the best of Disney's work become overshadowed by the Jonas Brothers, Hannah Montana, and Disney Princesses. There is so much more to it's past!

1. The Great Mouse Detective
2. James and the Giant Peach
3. The Goofy Movie
4. Meet the Robinsons
5. The Santa Clause
6. The Brave Little Toaster
7. Hercules
8. Ratatouille
9. The Emperor's New Groove
10. George of the Jungle

Honorable Mentions: Hocus Pocus, The Fox and the Hound, The Rescuers, Oliver & Company, and The Black Cauldron

These lists are just my personal opinion, so I hope that no one takes offense! That's it for now, it's getting late and I want to attempt to get on a normal sleeping schedule, so...

Have a Magical Day!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Alice in Wonderland (2010) Review

I may not be the best person to do this, since I've only seen Alice in Wonderland (animated) probably once and I don't even think the whole way through, but I have read the book and found it highly enjoyable. Anyways, I went and saw the new Alice in Wonderland in 3D IMAX and these are the pros and cons:

  • The Cheshire Cat. I really enjoyed him, I wish he had more face time.
  • Helena Bonham Carter's performance as the Red Queen. She was subtly hilarious.
  • Johnny Depp's strange but amusing performance as the Mad Hatter. Suited him well.
  • Alan Rickman's voice. It soothes me much like the voice of Morgan Freeman.
  • Bayard the Bloodhound-- aka the dog with the 'wife and pups'. LOVED him. and he was voiced by another HP veteran (Timothy Spall aka Peter Pettigrew) bringing the total of three HPVs.
  • Anne Hathaway. Her character was good... I just don't like Anne Hathaway.
  • How Alan Rickman's face was not integrated into his character.
  • The creepy dance moves performed at the end. Too strange.
  • The unusual relationship between the Mad Hatter and Alice. I almost thought they were going to kiss in several scenes.
  • Why was this movie in 3D? I could have saved money watching it normal since NOTHING stood out.
  • How naive and stupid Alice is portrayed. Sorry, at nineteen I wasn't that retarded.
Still, it's worth a look at-- though I say save your money and opt to see the regular version. It feels longer than it actually is, and they do talk really fast; sometimes it was hard for me to get what they were saying due to this + accents.

p.s. Congrats to all the pending people who were accepted today! I can't even imagine the excitement and happiness you feel right now! See you in Florida (:

That's all for now...
Have a Magical Day!

Monday, March 15, 2010


Another note, [most magical place on earth ] is now on twitter! I set up a twitter account specifically for the WDWCP, so follow me on there [pshhitsjazmine] -- it's where I'll be tweeting when I have a new vlog, new blog post, and eventually my adventures around the Happiest Place on Earth. I also love to tweet the random and insane workings of my brain. If you don't have a twitter account and/or don't plan on getting one, I have placed my tweet news feed on the sidebar-- that way you can be kept up to date on everything, just make sure you subscribe!

Have a Magical Day!

Following the Leader...

...the leader, the leader; We're following the leader where ever he may go!

It's been, like, an eternity since I've written on here. March 2nd, 2010... that was what, 13 days ago?! Bad Jazmine, bad! No longer shall I keep my 36 awesome followers waiting! It seems as though now that most of us have either gotten our acceptance or rejection letters the chaos seems to be subsiding. People aren't chatting as much in meebo, vlogs aren't being posted every few days, and no one is obsessively blogging-- well, because there isn't much to talk about! I will have to compile a new list of things to blog and vlog about so that I can keep this up-and-coming, bombDOTcom journey new, hip, and funky-fresh. Once I have a day off and can actually get back to a normal sleeping pattern, I will be updating and vlogging way more frequently, so never fear! I'm not going to update you on the boringness of my life, but here are the top five highlights and happenings going on in my life.

One. Found roommate number four. Her name is Kristen & I think she will fit us quite well. I haven't had the chance to talk with her much yet, but that's mostly because a large chunk of the Disney excitement has died down. I'm sure once summer hits & we get closer to August 9th, we'll all get the ball rolling.
Two. It's been crunch time at school. All of this DCP-ness has gotten me off track. I'd hate to miss out on an opportunity as awesome as this all because I can't manage to keep a descent GPA.
Three. Slavery is much in full effect in the United States. When I mean slavery, I am referring to the ridiculous amount of work I do at my job. Make that two jobs. I haven't officially started the second one yet, but I can tell it's going to make me meet my demise.
Four. Oh yeah... I got my purple folder! Let's just say it didn't come as I expected, which you'll see if you watch my Purple Folder Vlog. After you watch that you'll see why I didn't post the excited "I GOT MY FOLDER" post on here, but I intend to take pictures and have an appropriate tribute to my purple folder when the new one arrives. (Of COURSE I called Disney for a new one... did you think I was going to flaunt that horrid thing around?!)
Five. I am now apparently going to be auditioning in Pittsburg, PA with my girl Alyssa B. on March 26, 2010 at 4:00pm so if you are going, I'll see you there! Personally I'm content with Merchandise, but it would be rather AWESOME to be a parade performer or face character (although my chances are close to zero that that will happen.) Still, it should be a fun experience.

Since I'm frequently up during all hours of the morning and night, please entertain me, love me, ask me, comment me, etc. by formspring.me. It gives me something to do.

Also, I haven't done one of these in a while, so it's time for a new segment of

The Jersey is about Nick Lighter, Morgan Hudson, Coleman Galloway, and Elliot Riffkin, four teens who discover the magic of "the jersey", a mystical Oklahoma Sooners football jersey that transports them into the bodies of professional athletes. Personally, I am at a loss of why Disney took this show off the air and replaced it with the lame-ities of the Wizards of Waverly Place and JONAS, but whatever makes you money right? This was show was in the day where many DC series were unisex and boys (and tomboys) could enjoy good tv. I salute you The Jersey.

I've just had a thought! (Who knew my brain could function ideas at this time?!) I'm going to have a "Supreme I REMEMBER THAT!" Vlog. I even have the perfect song for it! Also, from looking at many people's blogs--can't remember who's but it's been a couple-- and I would like to get in on this whole ABCs of Disney. A lot of people I think are doing just movies but I want to build off of this idea... we'll just have to see! Also, if you haven't checked out my youtube channel I have four, count 'em, FOUR vlogs up now, so check those out and subscribe!

That's all I got for now. I'm going to try and do something productive (what can you do productive at 4am? who knows...) but something tells me this is going to be a fail.

Have a Magical Day!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Islands of Adventure

As we inch towards my arrival at the "Happiest Place on Earth," I will be posting many informational blogs on the DCP, WDW, and other interests just so everyone can get a feeling of what to expect to see and do when they head down to Florida. Today's 12:30a blog is about Universal Studios Florida. It's a nice alternative to a Disney day when you are looking for a little more thrill than Space Mountain. I'm specifically going to focus on Islands of Adventure.

Marvel Super Hero Island
It is inspired by Marvel comic books. Although technically Disney owns the rights to Marvel Entertainment, Universal announced that Marvel's new ownership would not affect Marvel Super Hero Island, & Disney CEO Robert Iger acknowledged that Disney would continue to honor any contracts that Marvel currently has with Disney competitors. For those of you who aren't comic savvy and are wondering what "heroes" are apart of Marvel, expect to see Wolverine, Captain America, Spider-Man, & the Incredible Hulk running around this area.
Toon Lagoon
This place reminds me of comics in a newspaper and is actually a pretty random land. Best way to describe it is Popeye mixed with Blondie. See what I mean? Can't even describe it. It's pretty awesome though and is home to some really fun water rides--an excellent way to cool off in the Florida heat!
Jurassic Park
I wish they had gone a little more all-out on this land, since Jurassic Park is one of my favorite movies, but the Jurassic Park River Adventure ride is pretty awesome. This land is pretty much self-explanatory--it's going to be a mini version of the park in the movie, with the exception of bloodthirsty dinosaurs.
The Lost Continent
Another random land that wasn't really thought out well by the planners. It had a weird combination of ancient Arabia, Greece, and Medieval Times. It's obvious Universal didn't have the best park layout unlike Disney. Anyways, a part of this section (pretty much the medieval part) has been removed and transformed into another land which I'm pretty excited about and I'll talk later.
Seuss Landing
Okay, as awful as the layout has been so far, I have to give credit where credit is due and Seuss Landing is the most legit land ever. The atmosphere is amazing and I absolutely love it, although I may be biased since I'm a big fan of Dr. Seuss. It is specially geared towards small children and is based on the works of author Dr. Seuss (obviously) BUT anyone who's a fan of the Seuss will love this place. They even have a Grinch Who Stole Christmas show! One of the unique characteristics of this area is, like in the books, there is not a single straight line anywhere. Palm trees, curved by the winds of Hurricane Andrew, were even installed in the area to continue this theming. Pretty awesome, eh?

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter!!!
Although this land isn't open yet, it will feature attractions, shops and restaurants set inside such locations as the Forbidden Forest, Hogsmeade Village and the iconic Hogwarts castle. This is what I am most excited about! You'll be able to ride a hippogriff, drink butterbeer, be apart of the first task in the Triwizard Tournament, shop in Hogsmeade, visit the Forbidden Forest, take a tour of Hogwarts, and be chosen by a wand ("The wand chooses the wizard Mr. Potter") at Ollivander's shop. I can already tell this is going to be LEGIT.

Here's my top 10 attractions list for IoA.
1. Incredible Hulk Coaster
2. Popeye & Bluto's Blige-Rat Barges
3. The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man
4. The Cat in the Hat
5. Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
6. Dragon Challenge
7. The High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride
8. Jurassic Park River Adventure
9. Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls
10. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish

As for dining, Universal isn't as hardcore as Disney and the menus are pretty generic, so you'd be pretty safe eating anywhere. However, I know where I will be quenching my thirst and refueling for snackage-- Honeydukes, The Three Broomsticks, or the Hogs Head! But Green Eggs and Ham Cafe and Circus McGurkus restaurant in Seuss Landing are pretty awesome as well.

In my opinion, IoA is way better than it's counterpart Universal Studios, but I recommend you check out both. Can't wait to see you guys down there... particularly in the WWoHP!

Have a Magical Day!

Monday, March 1, 2010

March the First... Q&A 001.!

26 followers! & How I love everyone one of you! Invite your friends, thanks for reading my rambles! I know when I get down to Disney I will be telling you all about my rampant adventures and shananigans.
& without further ado, here's what you've been asking me on formspring.me!

You really will answer all the questions they ask you?
Hum... Sounds like fun to me.
  • It sure will be (:

If I go to the DCP you will be my next girlfriend. What do you say?
  • This one is a stumper. I don't know if someone is playing a joke on me or if they really mean what they say so I say... I have no idea who you are so... maybe? I mean as long as you aren't a stage five clinger... or a stalker... or crazy... or any other negative terms I can't think of right now. BUT although my purpose is not to go looking for romance, if it finds me who am I to fight it? :D

boxers or briefs
  • I don't wear them, but I prefer boxer briefs on my men!

What made you want to do a roadtrip to the DCP with me
  • Because Shane-- you are too legit to quit.

What would be your dream work location?
  • There are a few places I wouldn't mind working. I wrote a detailed post about it here, but MS Shops, Tink's Treasures in Fantasyland, DHS, or AK would be awesome. I want to add two more so this is the perfect time for me to say it. I want to work the glow carts and/or the gift shop at the end of Pirates of the Caribbean-- I think that as a merch CM I'd be able to do the "Pirate Make-Over" but I need to call and find out.

what do you want your DCP roomie to be like?
  • I am a very spontaneous, and outgoing person, so I'd like my roomie to be the same. Now technically I have a roomie, Alyssa B who I've known since high school and just started a blog herself here, and I've recently found a kickass housemate name Cassandra P but she is in need of a roommate. Someone who likes to go out and have fun. A person who is really loyal just really genuine. Please see my roommate survey post and check it out, because you just might be our missing housemate!

I'm all out of questions, so please to send me more!
I am happy to answer any and all questions.

Have a Magical Day!