Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Wonderful World of Disney

From August 9, 2010-January 7, 2011 I spent my time in Walt Disney World. A year ago I made a list of all the things I wanted to do. Here's the list again, except this time it's with the stuff I did accomplished marked off.

[ ] Go on a Disney Cruise as a CP
[ ] Check out DisneyQuest
[x] See Cirque du Soleil La Nouba
[x] Go on Characters In Flight at Downtown Disney
[x] Go to the House of Blues
[x] Create a t-shirt from Design-A-Tee at Downtown Disney
[x] Go to Typhoon Lagoon
[ ] Attempt the Kitchen Sink at Beaches & Cream
[x] Attend Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
[x] Attend Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party
[x] See the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney's Hollywood Studios
[ ] Collect a FastPass for every ride that has one
[x] Take a photo in front of the Sorcerer's Hat, Spaceship Earth, Cinderella's Castle, and Tree of Life
[ ] Collect a picture of me and my Disney fam on all of the rides that offer them
[x] Go on a tour (or two)
[ ] Participate in a marathon
[x] Eat something from every country at Epcot during the Food and Wine Festival
[ ] Watch a movie under the stars at All-Star Resorts
[ ] Go on a carriage ride on Disney property
[x] Participate in as many CP only events as possible
[ ] Work in every park
[ ] Ride in the front in the monorail (if possible)
[x] Watch Wishes from a hammock on Polynesian's beach
[ ] Participate in a DiveQuest experience at Epcot
[ ] Play mini golf at Winter Summerland and Fantasia Gardens
[x] Get a haircut on Mainstreet U.S.A.
[ ] Visit a beach
[ ] Visit Sea World and/or Discovery Cove
[x] Go to Universal Studios
[x] Attend Horror Nights at Universal Studios
[x] See Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows at the midnight premiere
[ ] Go to Busch Gardens
[x] Get as many autographs and pictures with as many characters as possible
[x] Do at least one character breakfast and/or dinner
[x] See every Disney show, fireworks display, and parade
[x] Go to all four parks in one day
[x] Eat and buy something from each country at Epcot
[x] Go drinking around the world
[ ] Go parasailing at the Contemporary
[x] Go to as many housing events as possible
[x] Ride every ride
[x] Stomach the dreaded Beverley at Club Cool at Epcot
[x] Eat a dole whip
[ ] Try out for the American Idol Experience (We aren't supposed to but...)
[x] Find as many hidden Mickey's as possible
[x] Visit all of the resorts and stay at as many as possible
[ ] See the Blue Man Group
[ ] See Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue at Fort Wilderness Resort
[ ] Go to a club at CityWalk
[ ] Try out all the restaurants at Downtown Disney
[x] Get at least five of those 'recognition cards'
[ ] Visit EPSN's Wide World of Sports
[ ] Visit Gatorland
[ ] Visit the Kennedy Space Center
[ ] Attend Arabian Nights, Capone's Dinner & Show, or a Sleuth's Mystery Dinner Show
[ ] See the Festivals of the Masters at Downtown Disney
[x] Get high scores on Toy Story Mania and/or Buzz Lightyear's Spin
[ ] Participate in Chip n' Dale's Campfire Sing-a-long at Fort Wilderness
[ ] Have a spa day at one of the resort spas

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Resurrecting from the dead.

So I basically epically failed at updating during my college program. BIG TIME. Honestly, it's pretty much impossible when you have crappy internet, work, and the whole wide World of Disney to explore. For that, I apologize, although I doubt that anyone even still looks at this.

Ahhh what can I say about my Walt Disney World College Program?
It’s a lot of hard work and long hours.
You’ll be tired. You’ll be broke.
And if you can stick it out:
it will be the most amazing thing you will ever do in your life.

If you can/want to do it, do it in the fall.
The holidays at Walt Disney World are AMAZING.
Would not have traded my experience for the world.

Although I’m quite sad to no longer be a Disney Cast Member, I really enjoyed my time in Orlando and made some of greatest friends! If you’re even THINKING about doing the College Program. DO IT. You won’t regret it. It’s not something the weak at heart should attempt, but the reward and memories you get out of the experience is worth the long hours!

I moved back home to San Diego and made the huge decision to buy a premium Disneyland Annual Pass, so I'll update this with all my adventures at Disneyland! Once you live in Disney World for four and a half months, it's hard to face reality. I am truly blessed to live an hour and 20 minutes away from 'The Happiest Place on Earth'.

I truly hope I can keep up with this blog regularly. The blogging I have done has been through Tumblr, but 98% pictures verses actual posts. Anyone who's been with me from the beginning, I'm back, and to anyone who will join me, Welcome!