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.

Lego-go-go! November 13, 2010

I helped build a dragon today!!!! 😀 An 8ft tall one at that! 😀 *giggle*

DownTown Disney is currently playing host to the Festival of Masters! And there’s a master lego builder there building an 8ft dragon. I helped build a brick, which he then used to put together his dragon. It’s really clever, they have a scale model using 2×4 bricks (among others) and they do the full sized one using the 8×16 “bricks” that each member of the public gets to build. I might try and pop back tomorrow around 5pm to see the finished dragon! We’ll see. There’s photos over in my gallery for anyone who wants to take a look though.

GFLUG were there showing off their stuff. They’re the “Greater Florida Lego User Group”. I told them how I’d had to leave all my lego back in the UK, and that I was in the middle of building a roman villa. They were rather impressed, and gave me contact details if I fancied joining the group for the year that I’m here. Having seen their stuff, and spoken to them, I’m certainly going to consider it. They only meet once a month, and my rota will probably get in the way more often than not, but it’s cool to meet people with fellow interests other than Disney! I took a load of photos of the builds they’d brought with them… again, over in my gallery!

There’s also loads of photos from all the chalk artists that were covering the ground of DownTown Disney. Some of the artwork was just amazing, you wouldn’t know it was chalk art! I kept rounding corners to see even more artists, there were so many! Another reason why it’s tempting to go back around 5pm tomorrow, to see the finished designs!

I also got to meet up with Chris and Lenore (friends of Jon’s, from his youth, who now live here) and they’re so so lovely! Lenore used to work for Disney, so they know what the rotas are like, and the discounts and everything, which is cool. They’ve also offered to help with anything I need, which is a relief, even if I never need them. Friends with cars can prove useful in an area with next to no public transport! 😛

We went to Rainforest Cafe for dinner. It’s part of the same company as T-Rex, and it shows on the inside! The themeing is impressive to say the least. If you don’t want your meal to be interrupted by an elephant being noisy, don’t eat there!!! The food was pretty good though! We shared a starter and a pizza, and a dessert. The portions are pretty big, so 3 courses between the 3 of us worked rather nicely! We still didn’t finish the dessert, there was a lot of chocolate and cream in it though.

So after dinner, we went through Art Of Disney (which I could buy pretty much all of!) and we all had fun picking out our favourite artworks and prints and things. Some of them are just *so* pretty, it’s amazing.

And then I came home. Quite a simple day, mostly looking at artwork of various different forms! I also picked up a little gift for my room mate, whose birthday it is today. She was really happy when I gave it to her, so that’s always a good thing 🙂

I don’t have any plans for tomorrow, so I’ll probably see what other people are up to. We do have dates for flat inspections in two weeks time, so I may end up starting to tidy this place up. I don’t think anyone has cleared the kitchen or fridge out in ages… we found some margarine that expired in 09 the other day!!! So that’ll be fun!

For now though, time to relax and hang out with my flat mates.



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