Tuesday, August 23, 2011


On Friday night before Traditions I got asked to go to Rascal Flatts!!
Justin Moore, Easton Corbin and Sara Evans opened for them!!
Ashley, Candice, Wade and Brittany

It was at an amphitheatre..and hot!
The Band!

  Kaity, one of the super nice girls who greeted us before the throw in got really sick on Friday and couldn't go.  She was kind enough to think of me as a replacement and I'm very glad she did.  It really sucked because I don't want to gain from her being sick but I was really excited to get the chance to go! It was so much fun! I also appreciate Kaity's kindness, she could have offered so many other people but thought of me, and that really does a lot to make someone feel more wanted/welcomed into the pavilion.
 It was super fun!!

On Saturday we had Traditions class.  It is a long day.  You start out with a union talk, and they don't tell you that it actually costs money, and that you get to have union representation whether you pay them or not... My aunties will be very unpleased that I said this...however think of the extra nearly $500.00 that I'm saving..especially because I'm not going to do anything dumb enough to need the union for.  If I were a full time actual cast member I would join for sure, but being only on the visa they can't really help you out on a lot of things, and the ones they can they will anyways.  Plus you don't get to vote or make any decisions for/with the union so there you go.

After the union 'chat' Traditions actually starts. I won't tell you all about it, but in general it's a look at the Disney culture, the Disney 4 keys, the Disney basics and the traditions of the company.  You also get a super cool tour of the Utiladors under the Magic Kingdom as well as get to have lunch in the Mousecateria...where Snow White, or Cinderella's step sisters, or the Fairy Godmother might be having lunch as well!!! It's so unbelievably cool to see them having lunch in the same place as you. Yup, I'm a geek!

Mickey Mouse himself even delivered our name tags to us!! We got our cast member IDs which we clock in and out of work with, as well as get into the Parks with! Yay!

That being said, we went home, had some dinner and headed to Magic Kingdom!!! It was so exciting! 

We rode Pirates of the Caribbean and then watched part of the Electrical Parade, Wishes and ended by riding Space Mountain.  We had the most hilarious photo and it kinda still makes me laugh 2 days later. hahaha.

Getting home was a bit of a mess though! The monorail wasn't working so the ferry was crazy packed, so we devised a plan to go to Pop Century and take the cast bus from there. However the pop century line was then huge! So we hoped into the Caribbean Beach bus line (which is on the same cast bus line...confusing eh?) and after about an hour made it home!

We had Sunday off as well so after a quick trip to the doctor (when I say quick I mean about 3 hours all together) (I had an inflamed eyelid..whoops!) we went to Hollywood Studios!!
Extreme Stunt Show!

This plane flew Disney executives from coast to coast..including my Rosen professor
Ron Logan!!
 We were also in the Backlot Tour Pre-show!! Chelsea and I decided to ask how you got to do it, and she said you ask me! and Bam! We were in! It was pretty funny, I was the ship captain, Chelsea and Linsey swabbed the decks and Tamara was the mechanic.  If you've seen the show you know what I'm talking about...if you haven't I'll try to steal some pictures off Brett!  Basically they show you what it's like to shoot a scene and then play it back with all the effects etc.  We were under attack!

After Hollywood Studios Tamara headed back home for a relaxing evening and the rest of us headed to Epcot for dinner! Originally we were going to do Marrakesh the restaurant in the Morocco pavilion but decided Mexico instead.  It was so yummy...but then we found out we didn't get a cast discount! Doh!
Good thing I had water and vegetables ;)
We also stayed and watched Illuminations as it was Brett's first time at the parks! Also I love Illuminations..but you know that! 

Vegan Cupcake Tops!
 Yesterday we had Discovery Day at Epcot where you learn about the park, it's history, Walt's original idea and how it became what it is today.  Then we had a Le Cellier/Canada tour with DJ our Trainer.  After this Chelsea and I went to Downtown Disney to visit Babycakes the vegan bakery!! It was pretty exciting! We both got just a cupcake top (hers was red velvet, mine was blondie) and they were good!

We originally had thought about ice cream but after the sweetness of the cupcake top we couldn't do it.  We grabbed some Earl of Sandwich (SOOOOO YUMMMY!) and caught the bus to Ft. Wilderness!!! They have a sing-a-long campfire with Chip and Dale here nightly!!! We missed the sing-a-long part of the evening (whoops!) but made it to watch a large chuck of 'The Rescuers Down Under'! Right before it ended the fireworks were about to start so we bussed/jogged down to the lakeside to listen to and watch Wishes!!
After the fireworks we got a private boat ride over to the Contemporary! We had to wait out in the water a bit because the Pirates Fireworks cruise was just about to dock...and meet Peter Pan!!!
And since we were right behind them...we got to see Peter too!!!

Today was more e-learning at Epcot and then the afternoon was spent going over things with Janice, one of our Le Cellier managers.  I'm about to go for a run and then who knows! ttfn!

1 comment:

Grumpy said...

Hurrumph! You call that work? Sounds like a lot of plain old FUN to me! You should be paying them....