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Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Hi everyone! Sorry it has been so long since my last post! School has been crazy busy.
Here are just a few things that have been going on:
*A few weeks ago I went on a trip with my mom and sister to L.A. to go wedding dress shopping! I tried on 4 Kirstie Kelly for Disney Fairytale Weddings gowns and they were so beautiful! I would love to show pictures, but I wouldn't want Mike to see :-)
*While we were in California, we visited my Grammie in San Diego and we also went to DISNEYLAND!!! I was so excited to see World of Color but unfortunately wasn't able to go :-( Unfortunately our flight left extremely early the next morning so we had to leave before watching World of Color (and before going to ElecTRONica)
*Final few days of school. I cannot wait for the end of this semester because Mike and I are going back to Walt Disney World for a week!
*I have been applying for jobs like CRAZY! I have been applying for at least one position every week. Pretty much any position that I qualify for- Industrial Engineering or not
*Mike and I have been searching for a location for our RI wedding reception and we are in love with Easton's Beach Rotunda in Newport

I think that's enough for now!

Have a magical day!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Disney Fairytale Weddings

Hi everyone! I just wanted to give an update (since I haven't in so long!- sorry about that):

Mike and I have decided to get married in Florida and have a Disney Fairytale Wedding! We will be getting married in the Wedding Pavillion and are SO excited!

We will be moving to Florida after we graduate in May!

Anyone who is in the process of applying, interviewing, or auditioning for the College Program or Professional Internships, please let me know if I can help! I would love to answer any questions or give any advice :-)


Sunday, August 29, 2010

Home Again

Hi everyone! Sorry that it has been so long since I have updated, however I am home again. My last two weeks in Florida were very busy with my family coming to visit and then having Mike and his brother come to drive me home.

We stayed at All-Star Music Resort, Coronado Springs Resort, and the Beach Club Resort in my last week alone! We didn't want to leave, but we did. We took 2 days to drive home and arrived on the 16th. It took about 21 hours or so to drive from Orlando to Rhode Island. No tickets this time!

I will be back in Florida in January to work a seasonal shift or two and I will be living in Florida once again beginning in May.

If you are reading this blog because you are interested in the College Program or Professional Internships, please let me know if you have any questions! I am happy to help.

I just received my first Campus Rep email and I look forward to spreading the word about Disney Internships to everyone on my campus!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

If you ever have extra time...

If you ever have extra time, a friend of mine writes a blog as well. It is not Disney related, however it is hilarious. Check it out!

Slightly Disappointing

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

4th of July Weekend

Hi everybody! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. I saw some of the most breath-taking fireworks that I have ever seen and I wanted to share some pictures with you and give you tips for if you are ever here for the 4th.















So, all of those were from the Magic Kingdom Concert in the Sky 4th of July Fireworks. I went to see those on the 3rd (highly recommended as the 4th was much much busier and they show the exact same fireworks on the 3rd). Then on the 4th, we went to the Epcot Resort Area. We walked over to the Boardwalk and stopped along the Hollywood Studios walkway and saw the Hollywood Studios fireworks from there. We then walked back toward the Swan and Dolphin and watched the special 4th of July Illuminations. It was great!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Vidia Auditions

Vidia, a fairy who lives near Tinkerbell, was looking for new friends for when she starts coming to the Magic Kingdom. I auditioned to be friends with her, but still nothing. I will never give up on being friends with a character!

P.S. I can't believe it is 4th of July weekend! Where has the time gone?!?!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Cumberland Park

Hello everyone! I have been living at the new housing complex for a little while now and I would like to tell you all about it. It is BEAUTIFUL. We are the first people to live in our apartment and everything is brand new. The entire complex is no more than 2 years old and there is a gym and a zero-entry pool and a movie theater and an indoor bball court. It's pretty nice. We are supposed to get bi-weekly cleaning service as well but I have not seen it yet. Not complaining!

The only thing I must speak about is the people that run this place for Disney interns. It is some made up company called Temporary Housing Solutions. It is basically these two blonds that try to tell everyone what to do. Maybe Disney has taken over me a little bit, but they do NOT dress Disney Look lol. I mean, I don't mind if you still look professional but when you address a group of educated people wearing flip flops and a tank top mini dress with your bra straps hanging out, they are going to find it a little difficult to respect you and take you seriously. Anyway they are not as strict as Price Management but they are annoying in other ways.

I'm not try to deter anyone from using Disney Housing but... if you have other options... it is something to consider. I love my roommates they are all great. Engineers like myself.

Anyway, feel free to ask any questions you have about PIs, College Program, anything! I'm here for you all!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


Oh my gosh. I cannot believe I am moving again. This is the third time in one year! Up until January 2010, I lived in the same house for over 20 years, haha.

So, I got a text from my roommate today saying "We have to move". I was just thinking, oh man this stinks. I'm going to fight this, we shouldn't have to move unless our apartment is below 50% occupancy. Then she said that they are moving all PIs to Cumberland Park, which isn't even Disney housing! And- get this- it is not going to be run by Price Management!!!! Yay!

Haha. So, despite the fact that I am mad that I am going to have to move all of my crap that I just finished unpacking to a completely new place, I am excited.

I may actually be able to have guests past 1am! I don't think I am going to have to sign anyone in to pay me a visit! I might be treated like an adult! Unbelievable.

So, this new place sounds MUCH nicer and I get cleaning service every other week! More details to come!

Industrial Engineering

My professional internship is going very well. I am excited to be here and am still having a great time! We went to Universal's Islands of Adventure the other day and we saw a lot of Harry Potter World!!! We have some great pictures that I would like to share with you all soon... In other news... Mike leaves a week from today :'-(

But! My family is going to visit me!!! Yay!

So excited.

Talk to you soon

Friday, May 14, 2010

Last Day at Soarin', Moving to Patterson, Shuttle Launch!

It has been a busy few days for me! My last day at Soarin' was sad... but great because I got to work with all CPs since it was a night shift... I moved into my new apartment yesterday which was very emotional since it is one step further from Mike (moving to a new complex, even though it's still Disney housing). I had to go through the entire stupid check-in process again which was ridiculous. Once I got to room assignments the girl didn't ask me anything she just said you will be in XXXXX. It's a 3 bedroom in Patterson. And you will have to move again on June 11th because it will be below 50% occupancy. WHAT!? UGh. THat is going to suck having to move again. ESPECIALLY since Mike is leaving June 9th. He won't even be here to help me. :( So sad to think about. My new ID picture is awful since I was crying thinking about the fact that I was moving into a new apt with a bunch of girls that already know eachother and have lived together since January and Mike is leaving so soon and... I'm just a mess. I spent one last night in Chatham last night and tonight will be my first night in my apt. My roommate seems really nice, she is a civil engineer and it turns out that not everyone in the apt has been there for so long. She arrived yesterday too so that's good.

One exciting piece is that today was the last shuttle launch of the ATLANTIS. We drove over to Cape Canaveral and went as far as we could. The closest we could get without special tickets was Titusville and it was a great view. Watching a shuttle launch is AMAZING. It is unbelievable to think that there were actual astronauts in there and they are now in space! So today was fun!

Tomorrow, Mike and I are attending the d23 event "Flowers and Fireworks" so that is exciting. Talk to you soon!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Almost Done with Classes!

Only one 5-7 page paper about women's studies stands in between me and my summer! I am so happy that school is almost over! Tomorrow, however, is my last day at Soarin'. It will be a sad one but I am so glad to have had Soarin' as my first experience in my Disney Career. It is beautiful out today here in Florida: warm but not extremely hot or humid as it was all last week. A lot of CPs are starting to leave for good. It's sad. Talk to you all soon!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Goofy Mystery Tour Results!

Hi everyone! I am in such a good mood right now because I got a 90 on my macroeconomics final!!!!

I also just received the results from Goofy's Mystery Tour!

Team #134 Trivia Score: 130 Clue Score: 530 Total Score: 660 Ranking:175

175 Out of 250 on the first try isn't bad!

Tours, Moving, Etc.

Today, Scott, Nick and I went with some sustaining engineers of EPCOT and had a backstage tour of the American Adventure. It was awesome! This Wednesday is my last official day as a Soarin' Cast Member!!! So sad so sad. Friday is the Shuttle Launch, Saturday through Sunday is the D23 Flowers and Fireworks event, then Monday I start my new job!!!

I also move into Patterson on Saturday, so that is also exciting. Hopefully my new roommates are nice!

Talk to you soon!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Campus Rep Interview

Hey everyone!!! Sorry that these postings have been so sporadic but I have some news!

I just got off the phone with a recruiter for the Campus Rep position and I think my phone interview went well! I was asked the basic questions (why do you think you would make a great campus rep, etc.) Hopefully Mike will get a phone call about it soon because I would love to be the campus rep team at URI with him. Apparently there are no current Campus Reps at URI right now so I would be the first! I should hear by the end of the week or the beginning of next week either way.

Tonight is Spring Formal! I'm really excited to be wearing my prom dress for the 3rd time! (and they say you pay all that money to only wear it once)

Monday, April 26, 2010

Disney's Ultimate EnginEARing Exploration

Hey everyone! Saturday I participated in Dinsey's Ultimate EnginEARing Exploration and my team won!!! I was the IE of the team and the judge said that the IE section was perfect! Yay!! Today was my second to last class of the PDS Engineering Class and the person who interviewed me for the PI did a presentation about Industrial Engineering. I think I will really enjoy working in Disney's IE department.

Sorry I keep going so long between posts, everything is pretty much same old same old. I have less than 3 weeks left at Soarin'... Oh! Next Friday is Goofy's Musical Mystery Tour and I can't wait! Hopefully my team does well, I have heard the trivia is really hard... Mike's family comes to visit this Friday (the same day as graduation :-( )

Anyone who is reading this and will be doing the program soon (or not) feel free to ask any questions! I would love to help anyone who was in my shoes a few months ago.

Monday, April 12, 2010


Extensions were just posted online! I was offered a position as Photopass photographer! I really wish I could do it, but I had to go and jump into a real job... haha

Oh well.

P.S. Yesterday was the last day for Ariel's Grotto and I got to see her in her mermaid form for the first and last time.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Where Dreams Come True...

I'm in!!!!!!!

I will be staying here in Florida for the Industrial Engineering Professional Internship! Unbelievable!

I received a voicemail a couple days ago saying that there is one last part of the application process that I need to complete so I called back and the offered me the position! I can't believe it! They offered me summer 2010 and spring 2011!!!

I will be moving to Patterson on May 13 and staying through August 13th! The only bad part is that Mike is going home on June 4th :-( But two months without him isn't so bad...

I still can't believe this opportunity of a lifetime. It all seems so meant to be: I didn't pass entertainment auditions so I wouldn't have a decision to make. One issue that I may have is coming back in the Spring because it is technically my last semester at URI before going to Germany for a year.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Disney's Fairytale Weddings Open House!

I'm so happy! Today, Mike and I are going to the wedding pavilion for the open house! We walked around the outside a couple of weeks ago, but today we get to go inside and look around and talk to people about pricing and everything! I'm so excited!!!

I will tell you all about it soon, and hopefully will have some pics!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Industrial Engineering Professional Internship Interview

I just had my phone interview!!! And all of my preparation paid off! I waso nly unprepared for one or two questions, but I still handled everything well! Yay!!

I can't believe this, my dreams may come true :-)

The only bad thing is that I won't know for another 2-3 weeks.

I'm so happy!

P.S. I can't believe I have 29 followers! You guys are the best!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Oh my goodness!!!!!!!!

So, the day before yesterday I had my second engineering class and we had three people from Disney make a presentation. One of them got her start as an Industrial Engineer so I decided to stay after class and speak with her about the Co-op program that she participated in. It sounds great! Basically, you go to Disney for a summer, go back to school, then come back the next summer for a few years! How great is that?? And on top of that, they hire 80% of their full-timers from this program!!!!!!

So, I gave her my resume and sent her a follow up email, and the very next day I got a phone call to schedule an interview!!!

So, I just got off the phone and my interview is tomorrow at 10:30am!

I can't believe this!!!

I will let you know how it goes!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Princess 1/2 Marathon

So, I decided to pick up a shift so I could get some OT and that shift just so happened to be the Princess Half Marathon on Sunday. Guess what time I had to be at work...


I picked up a shift from 4am to 11am but got an ER at 10am so that was nice. I then went to work at Soarin' at 3:45pm to 9:45pm. What a looooooong day. It worked out though because that means 4 hours of OT for me :-) If only all places gave OT for shifts over 8 hours, I'd be rich! :-P

I have a midterm paper to write for Women's Studies and a quiz to take for computer science so that's all for now!

See you real soon!

PS I have my second Engineering class today and it was great! We learned about the Fantasyland expansion in MK and I networked with another person in Industrial Engineering!


Thursday, March 4, 2010

Audition Results




Still not a princess.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Interview, Service Fanatic, Audition, etc.

As usual, I have a TON of things going on! First of all, I had a phone interview yesterday morning for Professional Internships with Disney that are only available to College Program alumni. It went OK... I'm not getting my hopes up for anything thought. I applied for a few event planning ones as well as a couple engineering ones, so we shall see!

Yesterday, my manager was walking around Soarin' checking things out and he noticed what a great job we were doing, so we all got Service Fanatic cards! I'm SO excited to get my first piece of recognition here at Disney. It only took a month :-D

The last thing I will mention is that the extension audition for people currently in the college program who would like to extend into entertainment positions is Wednesday! I had to trade some shifts to get it off, but I have it off and I am ready to go! I would LOVE LOVE LOVE the opportunity to get into entertainment with the Walt Disney Company. We shall see!

P.S. Alice in Wonderland premieres Thursday night at midnight, and we are all going to see it in IMAX 3D!!!! Yay! Can't wait :-D

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Work + Fun = WDWCP

I picked up my first opening shift at Soarin' yesterday. It was a complete disaster, many things happening at a ride that usually never has problems... Anyway, I've been trying to get all of my work done and everything so I could go out and play in the parks, because I haven't in a while and I hadn't been to Hollywood Studios at all since beginning the program a few weeks ago.

So, this morning Mike, Rob, Karl, Grant, Sarah, and Liza all went to Typhoon Lagoon! (We had to go some time between now and Feb 27 or we'd have to pay) Today was the best day to go because the high was about 73 degrees. Unfortunately, when we got there it was only about 65 degrees (which is a little chilly, even for a Rhode Islander). But, there were no lines, we got right on everything really fast, and the water was HEATED! It was such a great time. We went on every attraction in the park! And we were done by about 2:30pm so we had time to go to another park. Since I hadn't been to DHS yet, that's where we went! We got some great pictures with some characters and we learned how to draw Donald Duck!

All-in-all, it was a great day.


Mary Poppins



Hook and Smee


Thursday, February 18, 2010

My First Extra Hours Shift

So, the other day I was at Soarin' and they asked me to go home early so I said yes realizing that I had a big exam the next day that I should be studying for. I went on the HUB waiting to clock out when I noticed an extra shift was available for that night with no training required. I decided to pick up the shift and I had a great time! It was at the Magic Kingdom, which was a nice change of scenery, doing parade crowd control. We had to do activities with kids like playing "Duck, Duck Donald" and "Red Light Green Light" and "Mickey Says". The only thing that was not great was the fact that it was near freezing. Where am I again? Oh that's right, I'm in Florida. Why is it so cold?!?! It's starting to warm up again finally though. A few of my friends and I plan on going to Typhoon Lagoon on Saturday (because it's finally going to reach the 70s).

Still having a great time! Have a magical day, everyone :-)

Monday, February 15, 2010

The Past Few Days

I have been SO busy! I have been in and out of the parks and battling with my online classes. Yesterday was Mike and my 3rd Anniversary. It was cute. Mike has been sick the past few days and I took him to the doctor today. He has sinusitus and acute bronchitis. I fortunately haven't gotten sick yet but most of his roommates have the same thing. So, since we had to work opposite times on Valentine's Day we had our date on Saturday instead since we both had the day off. We went to the Wedding Pavillion and decided to get married there. It is SO beautiful. Later we went to dinner at Chef Mickey's (see pictures below) and we FINALLY did Characters in Flight!!! It was AMAZING. Highly recommended to EVERYONE.

Here are some pictures:




















Where Mike Proposed