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.

Less than a week to go! February 6, 2014

Filed under: Home Stuff!,Preparation — Vikki @ 10:07 am

Hi all,

There’s not been a lot to post about recently, but I am getting very excited about the fact that it’s only 4 days until we fly!!!
This time next week, Jon and I will be spending the day in the Universal Parks with my awesome friend Teddy! Well, if it weren’t for the time difference anyway. In actuallity, this time next week, we’ll be asleep, as it’ll be 4:30am! Lol! But, you know what I mean.

This past week has gone so slowly though, it’s been really hard… but that’s always the same whenever you’re waiting for something really exciting. It was the same in the last week before I left for the CRP. And, to go the other way, my last week of the program went really quickly, because I didn’t want it to end! Don’t get me wrong, I was happy to be heading home to our kitties, and to my Jon, but it was a great year and I’m really happy to be heading back, if only for a holiday.

While on holiday, Jon and I will be scouting out some locations for the future too. You see, we have decided that we want to get married in Walt Disney World. We’ve looked at UK venues, and checked out vendors over here, and nothing feels quite right. I have the confidence that Disney will give us the level of service that I can’t guarantee from anyone in the UK. Both of us feel at home there – Jon visited WDW before he even met me, and loves it just as much as me! Well, almost as much, I am a bit of a Disney park fangirl. 😛

The venues we want to try and get a look at are:

  • Sea Breeze Point for the ceremony site,
  • Boardwalk Ballrooms (St James Room, and Marvin Gardens) as a Reception site (this may not be possible to see),
  • Boardwalk Ballrooms (St James Room, and Marvin Gardens) as a Reception site (this may not be possible to see),
  • Boardwalk Ballrooms (St James Room, and Marvin Gardens) as a Reception site (this may not be possible to see),
  • Kouzzina’s Private Dining Room as a Reception site (also may not be possible),
  • Ariel’s as a Reception site (might not be possible to go in, but we can look through the windows!),
  • UK Lochside for a Dessert Party (I know this one pretty well, but a refresher never hurts!).

We’re probably also going to pop into Franck’s Studio, the home of Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings (or at least, the show home! Their offices are elsewhere in Orlando). I don’t really have any questions for them yet, because I’ve been looking at Disney weddings for a while now, but it’ll be cool to see them. We won’t be able to book anything with them just yet, as they have very strict guidelines on how far in advance you can start holding, and then booking their venues – the furthest out being 16months before your date. We’re not looking to get married until Summer 2016, so it’s a fair way off for us yet. We’d love to get married sooner, but we want to do it right and for us that means spending a fair bit of money. So after holiday, the saving will start proper, and things should hopefully start falling into place!

It’s all very exiciting though, and I can’t wait to get back and see my friends again. 😀 I might post a timeline of our plans in the next couple of days too, so you can all see the fun we’re going to be having! Woooo!

Faith, Trust and Pixie dust to all my lovely readers!


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