Monday, June 30, 2008

So Excited!

Ah! I am almost giddy with excitement. But sadly, I can't share the source of my giddiness JUST yet. I am so good at keeping secrets but this one is just about to make me bust. haha. So since I can't exactly share just yet... I will change the subject.

Things are in the works for me to change parks. =) So if this happens I will have better shifts (no more getting off at 0500!) and I will be in my favorite park - Hollywood Studios which is still near and dear to my heart as MGM. It is my favorite because of the theming. I love old Hollywood, movie sets, etc. Alas, I was definitely born in the wrong time period. :)

I worked a short shift today which was greatly appreciated. I got off work at 7:45, got supper and then headed to Wal-mart for some much needed grocery shopping. I have both decided that it will be worth driving the extra 10 minutes to go to a different Wal-mart that is less of a tourist trap. Needless to say, I miss the slow pace and organization of the Wal-marts back home.

I work a long and late shift tomorrow but then I have Wednesday and Thursday off. I have made a commitment to myself to get to sleep at a decent hour and get up no later than 10. I need to make the most of my day and I want to make more time for two of my favorite things: working out and laying out at the pool. :)

Well, enough rambling for now. Good night and sweet dreams!

Saturday, June 28, 2008


Last night was amazing. As I worked outside at Ursa's Hat Cart, I had the opportunity to see Wishes in a completely different light. Not as a guest, not as a cast member peeking my head outside of the door to catch a glimpse of the fireworks, but as a spectator of the guests. The looks on peoples faces, the wonder, the excitement and the realization of all the possibilities - I saw it all first hand. And I won't lie... It definitely gave me goosebumps.

It was beautiful and the understanding, once again, that I am a part of making the magic hit me. There is no real way to describe it. It was so special.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Greetings from Orlando

Greetings from the beautiful, wonderful, happiest place on earth(aka, Walt Disney World). We have been here a week and a half.
Our new apartment is beyond nice. I have been taking full advantage of the pool and fitness room. I am working in Tomorrowland Merchandise at the Magic Kingdom. There has been some talk about transferring me to Studios after the summer - which would be nice because the hours are SO much better! But I have second thoughts about it. Though Studios is my favorite park because of it's theming, I love Magic Kingdom and I work with some of the most amazing people. We will see how God leads in this situation.

We have been working for a little over two weeks and we love it! Training was somewhat monotonous but when I actually got to get out on stage, in my lovely costume ;), it was amazing. I get to be a part of the pixie dust experience by helping make the magic possible. I love being able to make people smile and knowing that I will be a part of their wonderful Disney memories. I even made it into a few pictures! 

On our days off we are enjoying playing in the parks and taking advantage of the resorts. Trevor and I both had today off and went to Animal Kingdom for the morning and early afternoon. We didn't see everything but it was nice to know we could go in for a few hours and leave. Trevor keeps reminding me that we have 7 months here but I can't help but want to fully enjoy every minute of it!

We are about to head to Downtown Disney to take in a movie but I just wanted to update my blog (even though it is just you reading, Heather). :) Pictures to come from our adventures this afternoon.