I’m announcing it.
I am returning to Walt Disney World this Spring!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I will be a Bus Greeter this round and will dabble in vlogging.
I plan to keep updating the blog so stay tuned.
So I realized I never posted about where I picked up during my program.
Ta-Da A comprehensive collage of every costume I wore during my Disney college program.
Top Row (Left to Right): Seas with Nemo and friends, Pirates in Adventure land, Memento Mori, Ye Old Christmas Shoppe, Magic Kingdom Glow Carts.
Middle Row (Left to Right): Image Works (Gift shop after Figment), Blizzard Beach Haus, Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party outfit, Discovery Island Trading Co (The big DAK gift shop).
Bottom Row (Left to Right): Adventure land Zone 1, Stock Costume MK, Fantasmic Glow, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party outfit, and Disney’s Days of Christmas store in Springs.
Merchandise is a great role in that you have the ability to work any where on Disney Property.
One year ago I applied for the Disney College Program. I wanted to try something different and shine. I could never have anticipated the memories, friendships, or the self growth I would experience while in Orlando.
If you have any questions about the Disney College Program hmu. I would love to share my adventure with you.
Crying my way out of my college program. This is a walk through of my last week.
It has been a week and a half since I left Disney and arrived back home. My final schedule was Sunday through Tuesday glow shifts. I then had Wednesday to pack and play then Thursday I hit the road.
My mom came down and used my last guest pass the day of my last shift. She took a bunch of photos and played in magic kingdom all day
The next day we packed up my room after my room mate had gone to work. I meet up with some friends at Fantasmic and my room mate Shannon and I cried through Star Wars fireworks. I then went and wandered around magic kingdom extra magic hours.
The next morning my mother wakes me up tells me she’ll put the last bags in the car and check out while I go play in Magic kingdom a few more hours.
What’s next you ask. Well I have 14 credit hours till I get a degree in mechanical engineering and a minor in arts management. So in May I will graduate and go be an enginerd some where else. Hopefully.
All dreams can come true, if we have the courage to purse them.
I wrote this on my tablet so please excuse the errors, lack of photos, and extreme delay
Here are some common guest questions for working in the Magic Kingdom.
It only took me my entire program but I have meet every Disney Princess on my Disney College Program. I am going to meet Moana next week before work one day. But she claims that she isn’t a Princess
So here are my reviews of Princess meet and greets.
So College Program Formal happened and everyone was super excited for it. This year the theme was Magic Kingdom and thus the 45th Anniversary. The night included dancing, pasta bar, photo ops, and a nacho bar that charged extra for the guac.
Okay just kidding but it was a guac less nacho bar. So the nacho bar disappointment was real.
I stuck mainly to the photos and had a good time.
So the other day a few of my room mates and I were off and we decided day of to shell out the cash to see Neil Patrick Harris at the Candle Light Processional. Sure it is a free event. However we didn’t want to camp out all day in the sun to possibly get into the last showing.
Your probably thinking dude you’ll be off another one. Truth is yes we will probably be off another one but going in a group was half the fun.
So at this point your either thinking what in Mickey’s back yard is she talking about or that made perfect sense to you.
For those still confused
The Candle light Processional is where a guest celebrity reads the Nativity story to an audience in the amphitheater in the American Pavilion. This is accompanied by a choir composed of cast members, top high school groups, and the Voices of Liberty. It is essentially a pump up to the holiday seasons.
Now Disney offers Dining Packages where you pay a little more than the average meal at a restaurant for an appetizer, entree, and dessert. Basically each person must get all 3 to make it worth it. So yes my room mates and I each got a 3 course meal that was 5 to 15 dollars more than what we would have paid for the privilege of getting first choice of seats to the Candle Light Processional. And it worth it.
For our dining we got a table at the Captain’s Grille in Yacht and Beach Club. I would go back there again.
We then returned to EPCOT and wandered around looking at the Christmas decorations. We lined up extra early the group in front of us had arrived 3 and a half hours early to wait in line. I have heard it isn’t as bad for other celebrities but I would stick to playing in the back of world showcase just to be safe. I didn’t mind the waiting the lake looks nice and the area has a nice breeze. We also saw a double rain bow which was super cool.
I have a reservation for another speaker however due to costs and scheduling it might not happen. I’m super glad I made it to this one.
And Family means Food.
About a month ago my friend snagged a reservation at Ohana’s for breakfast with Lilo and Stitch. I love the food and characters here so much.
First I’d like to present the Breakfast.
Next the Characters
So yeah breakfast buffet with all these friends was super fun and who can resist Mickey waffles?
Until next time have a magical day!
So I’ve never been alone on a major Holiday before. Therefor I was terrified of Thanksgiving. So I did the only sensible thing and picked up an 11 hour Adventure Land shift.
My work location was the best and provided lunch for our area. So I got to spend Thanksgiving eating Turkey and mashed potatoes with my Ad/Lib family. We were over staffed since no-one called out. This allowed me to focus on entertaining guests for most of my shift. I had lots of great interactions that made the time fly and felt like I was making more magic than usual.
Here are some photos from the Disney College Program Thanksgiving Celebration