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.

Stupid Fairies, and stupid block out dates April 17, 2011

Day off number 3 of 3.

And so the end of my three-day weekend comes around. The intention, as stated yesterday, was to go to Typhoon Lagoon. However, when we got there, we found out that there were block out dates for free cast/discounted friends entry, until the 30th. Terri and I were not impressed. Katie and her family still went to Typhoon though, and Terri and I passed.

So, having reassessed our situation, we decided to head up to the Contemporary to go to Contempo Cafe for lunch. It was really rather yummy! After that, a short trip down to Hollywood Studios, where we watched the parade, grabbed an ice-cream and saw the Beauty and the Beast show. By this time, Terri wanted to come home so she could sort herself out before meeting back up with Katie for dinner, so home we came!

We took a dip in the pool (so we at least swam a little today!) before coming back to the flat, where I washed my hair. Terri then went out, and I went shopping for lunches for the week. I’ve spent the rest of this evening watching Sleeping Beauty, and I’ll be heading to sleep now as I start food running tomorrow. I’m kinda nervous, and I really want a good night’s sleep.

So night world!

P.S. The Fairies in Sleeping Beauty are silly. Why bring Aurora back to the castle on the day of her 16th birthday while she’s still at risk?! Why not wait until the day after?! Or at least until the sun had gone down?! Crazy Fairies. 😛


Third time lucky. February 25, 2011

I went to Typhoon Lagoon today!!! First time I planned to go it was too cold, second time I had caught a cold, so it was third time lucky! Yay!!! It was well worth the wait. The weather was amazing, the company was fantastic as always (Terri, you’re a star), and I had a great day. We ate at Leaning Palms, which was the usual Disney generic quick service affair – I had chicken nuggets, but it was good.

Typhoon Lagoon’s main attraction is it’s wave pool. It’s not like a normal wave pool, it creates waves that you can surf on! There’s only two ways to stay above the wave, and both require at least a little skill. The first is to be right at the front of the pool and ride the wave as it starts to grow. The later is to be nearer the back, so that you can jump and still keep your head above the wave. If you are anywhere else, the wave will hit you and wash over you, regardless of what you do! The other rides there are pretty cool too. There’s a “water-coaster” which tries to emulate a roller coaster but as a water slide. There’s a whole load of other fun slides too. You can even go snorkeling to see and swim with fish, including sharks and rays!

After I’d happily spent a wonderful day basking in the sun with Terri, she ran off to work and I headed home. Once there I generally chilled out, chatted to mum on skype, did some laundry, and played with my new phone. It’s not fully set up yet, but I’m awfully excited to have a fully working Smart phone!

And now I guess it’s time for bed. I may not have done huge amounts with my day, but It’s been a wonderful day off, I have the start of a tan, and I feel happy to be going back to work tomorrow. So I bid you all good night!