Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It's Off To Work I Go

"'s work and play but work today, hi ho, hi ho, hi ho, hi ho."

This is another post full of pictures that have nothing to do with the topic,
but I can't really take pictures at work ;) 

Sorry for the lack of updates! I have been exhausted lately, working too much. ;) Ha ha! Anyway, to start off, I LOVE my job. LOVE IT. Today, I am doing floor stocking shifts, which I don't think I will love as much, but yesterday, I worked register, so it was amazing. I got to talk to people all day long. It was the best! 

Monday, May 27, 2013

Magical Monday: My Time As Warwick Davis' Grandmother

There are few people who can say they played the role of Warwick Davis' grandmother. There will be exactly 6 who can say they did so at Hollywood Studios during Star Wars Weekends 2013. And that story is today's Magical Moment.

They are so cute in their Star Wars costumes! 
Sorry for the lack of pictures, but I was up on stage and therefore, you will have to do with the inescapable pleasure of my words. These pictures are going to be from the rest of my day at Hollywood Studios, so this is really like two posts in one. If you get a chance, jump over to my posts about the incredible Darth Vader cupcake and our time at the Sci-Fi Dine In. Both were wonderful! :)

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Darth Vader Cucpakes and Backlot Express

I love cupcakes. Not nearly as much as Mickey Ice Creams, but I still love cupcakes. When I saw there was going to be a Darth Vader cupcake for Star Wars Weekends at Hollywood Studios, I had to try it. So, yesterday, I moseyed over to the Backlot Express and got this monsterous creation.

Sci-Fi Dine In

It has a been a wonderful week for food. I know I mentioned earlier that my DCP goal was to eat at as many restaurants as I can. I hit three of them this week! :) Yay for foodie friends! This post is dedicated to an awesome restaurant called the Sci-Fi Dine In. This restaurant brings out nostalgia for the 1950's and the days of drive-in theaters.

We didn't have reservations, so I walked up to the counter at about 12:30 and begged the CM to see if she had anything available for tonight. Luckily, she had one reservation for 7:50. That worked perfect for us, so I went ahead and booked it. 

Thursday, May 23, 2013


This is possibly one of the most important days in my Disney career. TRADITIONS! Honestly, I can't say too much about this morning. I got up at 5:30 am, did some God-time, grabbed breakfast, then changed into my business clothes. Because we have to look sharp(Disney Look) for Traditions, it was heels and a pencil skirt.

No better way to start my Disney day.   :) 
I jumped on the bus to Disney University. This building is amazing. I wish I could take pictures, but unfortunately, it is all backstage Disney, so no photos allowed. Let me tell you, if you ever have the privilege of working for Disney and your Traditions class takes place in Disney University, you are in for a treat. Just imagine the best Disney magic you can in a school environment. ;)

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Housing meetings!

Today was another full day. I finally finished my unpacking, redesigned my bulletin board, checked out the Disney Learning Center(our library has 4 copies of Beauty and the Beast! WINNING!) and made it to my housing meeting. On the way there, I accidentally missed the bus. I am still learning the bus system...but this awesome CM was willing to drop me off in front of my building anyway, even through it wasn't part of his normal route. Everyone who works here is so happy! I have yet to see a CM who doesn't truly seem to love his or her job. Makes me proud to be part of such a company.

Downtown Disney and Dole Whips!

Sorry for skipping yesterday! It was a jam-packed day of craziness. So, now we are playing catch-up ;) Lets start with Monday night.

On the bus! Our first bus ride! 
My roommate, Julie, and I decided to try out Downtown Disney and get a feel for our new home. We jumped on the bus and headed out! Our goal at Downtown Disney was to find our pinch-me-I'm-in-Disney moment. Therefore, it was with eager eyes we searched for my favorite treat in the entire World: Mickey Bars and Ice Cream Sandwiches.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Magical Mondays: I'm moving to Disney!

Today is the day! It is finally here! I am moving to Disney! :) I thought this would be a good magical Monday post, because what could be more magical?

I landed way too early in the morning and jumped on the Mears shuttle. Tip: take the shuttle for $21 because a taxi will cost you $60.

This is my its-3-am-and-I'm-exhausted-but-going-to-Disney look :) 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Tuesday's Tips: Disneyland on a Budget #2

Welcome to the second edition of Disneyland on a budget! Today's tips deal with drinking and eating, my favorite parts of Disney.

Image courtesy of starrynight_12 on Flickr. Click here for original

Monday, May 13, 2013

Magical Mondays: Caramel Apples

Today is Monday. Monday is the beginning of a long and dreary finals week. I hate that word: finals week. So, I decided I needed to post something especially magical for today. 

Ta da! Caramel Apples! 

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Linked up and ready to go!

Is it just me, or does this logo remind you of Monster's University?

A few days ago, I finally received my DORMS link-up. In anxious anticipation, I quickly contacted my roommate, jumped online, and put in our living preferences. For anyone who is an up-coming CP, the process is really easy, I promise. Choose one of your roommates to log into the system. That was my job. I clicked on the link, logged in, and completed my profile.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

DCP Bucket List Goal

Okay, recently I have been thinking about my DCP bucket list. I am a bucket list person. Maybe because I am a list person, and a bucket list is a list for my whole life, and that just makes me excited. So, now that I am approaching my CP, I have to create a bucket list. There are so many things to do in Disney, I feel as if even in my year there I will not accomplish them all. So, I decided to be choosy, and focus on a single topic for my list. And while I love the rides, the characters, and the atmosphere of Disney, almost nothing gets me as excited as...FOOD! Seriously. I am a huge foodie. I love food. I LOVE food. A vacation isn't a great vacation if it doesn't have incredible food. My waistline grumbles and complains about my passion, but I tell it to get in line and let me enjoy my treats. ;)

I am still dreaming about these things... :) 
Image courtesy of Lucky6.9 on Wikimedia Commons. Click here for the original. 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Tuesday's Tips: Disney World and Severe Food Allergies

Today's Guest Post is by Kelsey at Simple Moments. 

Hi! I’m Kelsey, the pretty average college gal who blogs (or is attempting to blog!) over at Simple Moments.  If you want to read my ramblings about the beauty of the Midwest, college life, and some simple moments (did you see what I did there?) you should check it out! Anyway, I was asked by the lovely Lizzie to write a little bit about my unique Disney experience in the hope that it would help you!
Image courtesy of Theme Park Mom on Flickr. Click here for original

Monday, May 6, 2013

Magical Mondays: Mickey Ice Cream Bars

Today is Monday. And Monday means classes. And classes means no fun. So for today, I want to leave you with one thing. Hopefully it fills you with as much happiness as it does me. 


Thursday, May 2, 2013