My Disney Journey

This blog was a journey of my application to Walt Disney World's Cultural Representative Program, from sorting out my CV through all the interviews to a year of having a mouse for a boss! Now, watch as I try to get back to my second home.

Training, trainee, train! :P March 21, 2011

I was training Jenny today, on day two seater, opening beer cart. It was a good day all in all. I Broke the assigner, and Jenny shadowed me as she hadn’t had a chance to do so on her greeting day. Came home and I’m now sorting out the final bits for Jon’s birthday present. Hopefully I’ll get it posted off as soon as I get paid!

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Magic Kingdom for nothing. Pah. March 20, 2011

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I was off today, so I went to MK again. I found Stitch (the purpose of going), but I couldn’t get photo with him, as he was only in the Dance Party, and not doing meet and greets. :( So I came home and just hung out. I skyped friends from back home then went to Walmart for some shopping. Came back home again and cooked my lunches for work during the week. And now Bed.

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Hoop-Dee-Doo!!! :D March 19, 2011

Back to work again today. I was meant to be training Mohammed on chippie open, but he’s not turned up in Florida, so I did chippie till instead. Went on my break then seated for a bit before breaking the assigner. After that I spoke with potential trainers about training until I finished work. So I then made my way, with Terri, to Fort Wilderness. We managed to get the Hoop-Dee-Doo tickets, which was great. Met up with Sabrina, Kathleen, Mike and Jane and had great fun over dinner and the show. It was just amazing, and I’d love to go again! We decided it would be fun to go MK at midnight (after the show) as it was still open. It was fantastic, as there were barely any queues for anything, and I did a whole load of rides I’ve not done before due to long queues! Then it was time to come home, and I’m knackered, so off to bed for me!

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The French know their food. March 18, 2011

Another day off. Yay! Went and got some photos in Epcot. Had lunch at Liberty Inn, nothing special, just a yummy salad. Wandered a bit more. Spoke to Guest Services about my issues with booking Hoop-Dee-Doo for tomorrow night. I’ve been trying to book it online, but the webpage fails and it doesn’t make the booking, even though it pre-authorizes my card (thus leaving me with no money). The lady was ever so helpful about it all, and tried everything she could, but in the end, there was nothing to do except wait for the money to come back to me, and book on a different card/pay on the day. So I went and said hi to the UK, laughed at everyone at work. Then I got dinner at the Boulangerie Patisserie in France. Had a turkey and Brie baguette, a strawberry smoothie, and a slice of chocolate cake. YUM!!! I eventually got cold so I came home. And here I am now!

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Green Day! March 17, 2011

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Had a day off today. Mostly, I just relaxed and washed my hair. Went out for dinner to a Thai place with my floridian friends, then went to a pub for a drink (it is St Patrick’s Day after all!). Came home after that and hung out with Terri.

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Why not pull the trainer away from her trainees?! March 16, 2011

I was assigning today. Somehow got in silly early. I had some issues with Mr B (coordinator) over my break – Janey was training, but he wanted her to break me, when Terri was also working, although she’d been put on beer cart. It was eventually sorted, after I shouted at him, and Terri took my break. The rest of the day went well. Spent my evening with Chinese takeaway, watching Notting Hill and Bridget Jones Diary with Terri and Jane.

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Evil bolt. Grrrr. March 15, 2011

I was Chippie filling all day today. Been having an off day. I basically stocked chippie (as the third filler), had a decent rotation on condiments, and kept on top of everything! Including the back cupboard and the waters and such. It was amazing, even though I went up and down those stairs a lot. I suffered for it though – I hurt my hand on the bolt on the back gate (it gouged a bit of skin out of me) and I scratched myself a lot with all the boxes. Still worth it though. It came to closing time, and I closed the condiments (why not finish what I’d been doing all day!) – had a touche moment with manager Marco – he was checking the condiments, and had put the covers on. I hadn’t sanitized the surfaces, so had lifted them off to do so. He asked me, “did you not like the way i did it then?” I replied, “did you sanitize them?” “no” was his answer. I just waved the sanitizer at Marco and laughed a bit. And now I’m home, and tired, and going to sleep.

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Lets fix this training, shall we? March 14, 2011

Had to be in early this morning for a trainer meeting at 10. It was very good & productive, and podium training will hopefully be much better from now on. Then I started work and picked up Chippie tills. Took my break, then broke the assigner, then seated. Finished work and came home, so I put some washing on (which needed doing!), and the French girls were watching Princess Diaries 2, so I joined them again while cooking up a load of pasta for my week at work. And now it’s bed time.

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Assigner Breaking fail. March 13, 2011

I Put in for an ER today. Didn’t get due to having to break the assigner. I wasn’t best impressed at that, but I still left 20min early after assigner break. So I went up to Wilderness Lodge, took photos of everything (it’s a very pretty place), then to MK to meet with Terri and Anna. We stayed late for Wishes, which was at 10pm. Wasted time by doing laugh floor, haunted mansion, grabbed dinner at Tomorrowland Terrace (same yummy chicken burger as at Golden Outpost!). Also did Small World and Philharmagic. We came home after wishes to find the French girls were watching Princess Diaries – so we joined them. And now it’s time for bed. A good day in the end, even if I didn’t get my ER.

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Biggies! March 12, 2011

Today has been pretty boring really. Back at work, assigning all day. I had a lot of big tops, all 5s, 6s and 7s. Even my walk ins were big! It got rather annoying after a time, but hey, I got them all in!

Nothing else really to report. *shrug*

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