Diary: Hello Florida!

I relapsed. I’ve been so good – I haven’t spent all of my money on Disney tsum tsums, I didn’t go out and get a Mickey tattoo on my forearm, and I didn’t post any Snaps with the caption, ‘MISSING DISNEY SO MUCH’. But then, a few weeks ago, I realized that my Universal Studios season pass…

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Trip Report: Disneyland Resort, 10/28

A little bit of background first. I’m a Disney geek (in addition to everything else I am a geek about), and I had just returned from an eight-month internship at Walt Disney World in Florida, where I had the pleasure of having four of the world’s top theme parks literally on my doorstep. So I…

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The Disney Diaries: One Month Later

Eight months really did go by in a blink of an eye. I think back on that one balmy January morning, my first day in Florida, and I remember my heart pounding in anticipation as I moved past the welcome banner strung up at the entrance to our check-in location. It’s happening, I remember telling…

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The Disney Diaries: The Land vs. The World (Part 2)

Last time, we talked about duplicate attractions at Disneyland and Walt Disney World, and about how just because the names were the same didn’t mean the ride experiences were the same, either. In fact, most of them are not – there’s usually a clear delineation between the West Coast and the East Coast. In the…

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The Disney Diaries: A Long List of Thank You’s

Well, the time is here. My time with the Disney College Program is officially counting down in its last week, and how the days have flown by! Never did I imagine that eight months would go by so quickly, but here I am, thinking about packing and selling things and worrying about my luggage and…

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The Disney Diaries: Ranking The Final (And Only) Four

There’s a time for work… and there’s a time for play. Obviously, the majority of my time here at Walt Disney World with the Disney College Program consists of work in one form or another (4:00 A.M. wake-up calls, beyond-midnight shifts, and entire days on your feet), and that’s plenty of material for another post by…

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The Disney Diaries: The Land vs. The World (Part 1)

I’m about halfway through my Disney College Program experience, and it has been keeping me away from something that I’ve sorely missed over the past couple of months: writing. Down my drain went my ambitious plans to update my blog once a week, at least; nowadays, it’s a blessing if even the thought of posting something…

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The Disney Diaries: The First Two Months

I am so, so sorry for completely forgetting about this blog. Well, correction: I haven’t forgotten about this little corner of the Internet. Every night, when my head hits the pillow, I go through a brief moment of self-realization: Oh, crap, I forgot to update my blog again! It’s been that way for the past…

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The Disney Diaries: Traditions

The first day of work for all Disney cast members is called ‘Traditions’. Cynically speaking, it’s a five-hour-long brainwashing session where a couple of just-a-little-too-excited cast members tell you about how amazing Disney is, how important the company is to the world and that we are now all one big happy family who smile all…

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The Disney Diaries: On My Way

By my calculations, I’ve packed and unpacked my suitcase a grand total of 24 times over the past four years. Every time I do, I get a little faster at this very entertaining game called luggage Tetris. And so, when I was faced with the daunting task of filling two – and only two –…

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The Disney Diaries: Welcome to Wonderland

For so long, I’ve worried about where my future will lead after college. What will I do? Where will I go? For the first time in my life, I would be free of the “structure” – the contrivance of regimented schedules built in and around our younger years, starting from preschool, to elementary school, all…

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