Sunday, September 26, 2010

Vlog (1) - Accepted! Oh and hello there!

My video editing skills suck. Working on it!

Yay for making videos as soon as you wake up!

This... heat!!

O.M.G!!! It's been so hot here the last two days, this is insane. The window is open, the fan is blasting and still the room is stuffy and hot! I had a really bad headache yesterday, which is still lingering around today but feeling much better. I think it's a dehydration headache... I'm horrible when it comes to drinking water (just this year I started drinking water, I don't know, I just... hate it lol) but I chugged down a bunch yesterday and I'm feeling much better today!

This worries me, I don't do well in heat, which is why Autumn and Winter are my favorite seasons but isn't Florida always hot? Ughh. My husband keeps warning me about the humidity, as much as I hate heat, I'm sure I'll survive, I've been to the Philippines twice and trust me, nothing is more hot and humid than the Philippines... even when there's a thunderstorm everyone still has the windows open and the fans on from how hot and humid it is! Which brings me to a memory of a huge cockroach flying in through the window, clinging to the wall and flying back out. I mean, it was huge. Oh! I hear Florida has lizards indoors too! Just like the Philippines (I found a pair of eggs once and my cousin squashed them *sad face*)! I love seeing the little lizards crawling around. I'd prefer lizards in my house over spiders any day!

I'm still keeping the whole Disney World / Florida thing a secret from most of my friends, just because... I like keeping secrets! Well that and other reasons. I'm so excited! I started making a shopping list yesterday, I feel like I'm forgetting things... you know what sucks? I was hoping to go to Vegas for our one year marriage anniversary this year but I thought about how that $800 for a 4 day trip could really help when we move out to Florida instead... but of course, a part of me still wants to go to Vegas... for my Brisket Potato, Serendipity and of course to see my cousin! *sigh, we shall see.

I made a vlog today, which I'll be posting up after this. I just woke up when I made it, so excuse my... just woken up look lol!

Gosh this heat! >_<

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Uhm... now what?

Well I mean besides waiting, of course!

I paid my entrance fee yesterday and finally picked my arrival date. I'm planning on going a few days early since I'm flying and since it's far from home I don't want to be stuck with delays and end up not being able to check in (that would really really suck). I have no idea how I'm going to work this out since I don't have a car and I have no idea where Vista Way is... I guess I'm just gonna have to taxi it or something. I don't even know what I'm packing. One minute my husband says we'll bring a box full of things we need, the next he says he never said that. Uhm...?? Men! They'd explode if they had to plan a trip!

I'm freaking out about the SS thing. I have no idea where mine went. Last I saw it was when I was signing my marriage license last year, then *poof* gone. I know I should probably look for it, it couldn't had gone far... but a part of me wants to request a new one while I still have time in case I don't find it. I hate having do all this personal documents stuff, I mean, I get why but it's always such a hassle for me for some reason. Argh!

I'm still trying to figure out what this marriage housing stuff is and how I'm going to work everything out. Also made a small list of things I'm bringing with me. Kinda. Well, yeah, kinda. I wonder how I'll get the groceries from the grocery store to the apartment without a car. I hope it's not like, extremely annoying. I'd bring my car but it won't survive that far lol. Plus my parents would freak out if I did.

Ah, nothing better to do at 1:25AM than freak out over something that's 4 months from now. I should probably sleep or read. I've been edgy since I woke up from my nap yesterday for some reason. Hmph.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I don't think it's sunk in yet.

I don't think it's sunk in that I'm going to Disney World just yet. I get random bursts of OMG I'm going! But I don't think it's fully sunk in yet. I am excited! I haven't paid my entrance fee yet but I will as soon as I can get to the bank. I'm debating on taking classes, but I'm not sure which ones yet. 

Totally off subject but I'm watching Witches from the 90's. This was one of my favorite movies when I was a kid, which is kind of ironic now that I think about it. It's funny whatching movies when you were a kid and watching them now, they're hardly what you remember!

Would it be too early to start packing now? :) I don't want to pack too much, but I don't want to pack too little either. I'm deciding over what books and clothes to bring and if I should bring anything else with me. 

Ahhh! Now I'm all excited I can't think and I want to start packing now! lol

So things I'm going to buy prior to the trip:
  • A Flip Cam (cause I don't own a camcorder, sadly)
  • A better Digi Cam (I plan on blogging about my experience as much as I can with pictures)
  • A router (this was highly suggested and I like my internet fast)
  • Slippers (nice cozy fuzzy home ones)
  • Flip Flops (cause I know my husband is going to drag me to the pool every chance he gets)

I had a few other things that have slipped my mind. I'm not sure if they provide us with towels and stuff like that... I know they don't provide us with bedding so maybe the same goes for towels? This sounds so silly to worry about, but it's essential!

I'm going to try to bring as much as I can with me on the way there, that way I won't have to worry about it when I get there. Even though flying with too much luggage is such a hassle for me. In fact flying with a purse and a carry on alone is too much for me. Ah.

Monday, September 20, 2010


I woke up this morning to my husband's phone ringing, but of course he was too asleep to answer it. So I went back to sleep, woke up again and checked my email.

I saw an email from Disney with the subject "Your Invitation" and I screamed! My husband was still sleeping and I was jumping on him screaming "OMG I GOT IN!" He flipped over, said congrats, gave me a kiss and went back to sleep lol! He checked his phone to see if he got an email too, but he didn't, so he wasn't as excited. Even though I know he checked his phone, I logged into his email anyway. I didn't see anything in the inbox but he had a Spam message (and I have this thing where I have to clear out my Spam mail), so I checked it and it was an email from Disney with the subject "Your Invitation". I started jumping up and down and screaming again saying "OMG YOU GOT ACCEPTED!" He got up and was like "that's not funny" even though the cursor was hovering over the message.

Then he woke up and got excited with me haha!

He called his mom who he told when we applied but I didn't tell my parents yet because I didn't know how they would react. My mom doesn't understand that this is my dream and my dad thinks that anything over 10 minutes from home is "too far". But I called her anyway and told her and with her, as long as my husband's going she doesn't mind too much. But she liked the idea, so yay! 

OMG I'm so excited!! I also got my first choice: Merchandising! My husband got his third choice: Attractions. If you pay attention to the questions they ask you in your interview, you can kinda tell where they're leaning towards putting you. I actually thought I was going to get Food Service because she asked me a lot of hostess questions, but since I have the most experience in cash handling, she skipped those questions. But yay on getting my first choice! Ahhhh I'm so excited!

Now that fun part, the planning!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Harsh, but true.

I told my previous supervisor (when I was working at Six Flags a few years back) that I did it, I gave in and applied for Disney and she was a bit harsh with the things that she told me, especially about my job performance from a few years back... but that's what you expect from here, the honest truth about what she saw in you as her employee. I do apperciate the advice she's giving me as far as what Disney expects and it's something I assumed, I know I can't slack off or not be my best when I'm at Disney. But I also have grown a lot since then and I am ready to take this job seriously.

While I'm still on the topic, I see a lot of people talk about how they come home late. Honestly, getting off work at 2AM is early compared to what it's like at Six Flags, my department wouldn't get off work until 6AM on busy days and we'd get in at 2 or 4PM. I mean, we all loved the double time, but I think -- well, no, after awhile you don't miss sleep as much. In fact those two years there screwed up my sleeping patteren. I was never sleepy, ever. I was never tired, because I was so use to being up and moving around and working all night. Getting off at 2AM at Six Flags meant that there was still time to go to a Bon Fire!

But I guess that's just the life of working at a theme park. Is a hard and tiring one, but it's also fun and rewarding!

Worry worms!

I've been clicking my way around the Disney College Program forums, blogs, vlogs and FB page. Seeing all the people get accepted is always so exciting and the pictures they take with their purple folders! I'm sure I'll be screaming my head off if I get my purple folder!

There's just a small smidge of a problem...

Both me and my husband applied for the program and while everyone is waiting for one acceptance letter, we're waiting for two. If he doesn't get in, he wants me to go on without him since this is my dream but I couldn't go without him! I know he'll probably somehow get me to board that plane, fly across the country by myself and like it but I couldn't imagine going and not sharing the experience with him! I know he'd want to be there probably half as much as I would want to be there... but still!

Silly right? 

As excited as I am to be accepted, I know the excitement would be short lived if he didn't get accepted too. Maybe I'm worrying about nothing, maybe they'll love us both and accept us both. But in the event that they don't... 

I can't help but worry :(

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Interview, done!

I just got done with my phone interview....

I think it went well! The lady who interviewed me was really nice and really easy to talk to. She asked me why I wanted to apply for the Disney College Program, we went over my previous work experience, went over the roles I picked, she asked me which one was my first choice and gave me a few scenerio questions. After that, she talked a little bit about housing and asked if I had any questions for her, which I did and she sounded excited that I had questions for her. I think that took up most of the interview time. She concluded that she had fun interviewing me (which is always a good sign, right?) and said our goodbyes.

Now, the waiting game. It takes 4-6 weeks to recieve any word from them.

I feel a little better, knowing I got through the interview and it really wasn't as bad as I thought it would be (I didn't even need to prep)!

I just hope I get in! I'm so excited!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Phone interview!

I just set my phone interview for CP, I always get the same response when I'm setting something for Disney, "I don't hear that name too often these days!" and it always surprises me (if you're wondering, Marie isn't my first name. Well, it is, but it's the second part of my first name). Like is my name that old and extinct?! OMG, is my name extinct? Crazy thought. 

I tried setting my interview for as soon as I could -- tomorrow. But it was all booked up, so I have to wait until Wednesday, *sigh. I got in the afternoon so I could lock myself in another room away from my husband and prep and wait for the call, I might be over doing it, but I want this to go perfect as I'm sure most of us do!

So I will be spending most of tomorrow prepping (I guess it's good that tomorrow was booked since I have class really late tonight and I wouldn't really have any time to prep) and finding more things to post on this blog. I'm so excited and nervous all at the same time. Ahhhh!

I also emailed them asking if my husband would be able to stay with me if he was or wasn't in the program as well since he applied too. If he is, then we can apply for marriage housing (which sounds awesome) and if he's not but I am or I'm not but he is, then we're on our own with finding a place to stay and a way to get to work. Considering we live clear across the country as well, we won't be bringing a car.

I just hope everything works out!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Ahhh! Applied!

Working for Disney has been my dream my whole life. I'm a big Disney nerd, so much that everyone I meet knows that I am. I just love fairy tales, I love how everything about Disney is all about following your dreams and I love the history of Disney itself. 

I was previously in a culinary program and was set to see a presentation for working at Disney but I wasn't aware it was the college program! I wasn't able to attend the presentation because my career with that culinary program was cut short.

I discovered the college program a year or two ago searching up facts about Disney (which I sometimes do from time to time). It was always in the back of my mind, I don't know why I never really thought about applying... I think I was under impression that you needed a certain amount of credits or something! 

I was searching Disney songs a week ago, excited because Beauty and the Beast was finally being released (I waited 7 years for this)! And I found some tour videos of the college program apartments and vlogs. And so I started thinking about really applying. I looked over the site and I watched the e-presentation (I was planning on seeing a live one at a college campus in November but I just couldn't wait). 

I let it sit in annnnd... I gave in and applied last night!

They informed me saying that I have been identified as a strong candidate! How exciting!

Now all I have to do is call tomorrow morning to set up my phone interview. I'm nervous and I really hope I get this chance of a lifetime. I've never been to DisneyWorld and if I could work for Disney, my life would be complete!

I'm so excited :)

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