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.

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!

Vikki
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Just keep swimming… just keep swimming! November 24, 2010

Ahh, Dory, how we love you!

Today, I went to Blizzard Beach water park! I couldn’t have asked for better weather for it, there was brilliant sunshine, and clear skies! After the last couple of days, I was worried it was going to be too chilly for a water park today, but everything was fine. 😀

I had a bit of fun getting there too! I didn’t think the bus from Chatham was going to turn up, so I got a bus to Downtown Disney, with the intention of transferring to a public bus to Blizzard Beach. Somehow, and I partly blame the bus driver for being so nice and trying to help too much, I ended up on a bus to Saratoga Springs! I’m quite glad I did, as it’s so pretty there! There’s so much of Disney that I just don’t get to see, as it’s all the resorts and such! From there, I transferred onto a bus which did indeed take me to Blizzard Beach. I arrived just in time for lunch! 😀

Lunch today was a pesto and turkey baguette with fries, from Lottawatta Lodge. It’s pretty much the only place that does more than just snacks, but it’s pretty yummy. While eating lunch I was pondering how on earth I was going to arrange meeting up with Andrew as he doesn’t have a mobile phone, and I was wanting to put my phone in a locker and start having fun! As it turned out, I had no need to worry! I put my stuff away, started exploring the park, popping back to my locker to check my phone from time to time, and on one trip back, I bumped into Andrew! Not long after he’d arrived either 😀 So all was well.

We went on everything we could! The slides there are so fun, and I will gladly go back again. The tall, steep slide – Summit Plummet – was really fun, and you get *really* wet on it, but it’s not the steepest slide I’ve ever been on. So if you’re a chicken, and think that Slush Gusher (the bumpy, tall slide) will be nicer because it’s slower… you’re wrong. Slush Gusher speeds up, and gets steeper after the last bump! Amazing fun 😀

Anyway, now that I’ve scared people away from Blizzard Beach, it’s time for me to go to sleep! I have 7 days works ahead of me. And they’re not nice shifts either. :S I hate being the newbie. Not for much longer though! The next batch of arrivals turns up in just under 2 weeks. So it’ll be 3 weeks until I start getting nicer shifts. Ah well. It’ll do me good.

Night night everyone! Until next time…

Vikki
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