A Recap- First Months

In two weeks I will have officially been here for three months already! It’s hard to believe how fast time flies, and yet at the same time I feel like I’ve been here forever. Perhaps it’s the long hours or busy weeks, or maybe even the heat of the day that is more exhausting than … [Read more…]

Work Stories (Pt. 3)- 4th of July

While I was on my program I worked through several holidays: Valentine’s Day, over Spring Break, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Father’s Day (I somehow had Mother’s day off), and the Fourth of July were all included. While all of these holidays were busy and offered their own kind of crazy, I have never seen anything … [Read more…]

CP Memories (Pt.2)- Day Shift vs. Night Shift

As CPs in the parking lot, we were mainly scheduled on the night shift. The majority of our initial training took place in the morning, and occasionally we would be scheduled for a day shift (something I always dreaded), but they were few and far between. Ask anyone from parking, and you’ll find that there … [Read more…]

CP Memories Pt.1- Secret Spot

As a participant in the college program, one of the coolest things was feeling like you were a part of something really special. You weren’t just another employee at some job, you were at Disney World and they had chosen you from thousands of potential applicants. Everything you did with fellow CPs was made extra … [Read more…]

On This Day (Belated)

So, we made it. Or…I made it. Wednesday of this week marked one year since I left for the most amazing journey of my life so far. Little did I know at the time, but this six month journey would teach me so much about who I was as a person and it would change … [Read more…]

Approaching One Year

In a little less than a week, we will officially have reached one year since I left for my program. While my heart aches just writing that sentence, and while I am a little worried about the feelings I’ll have that day, I have decided to make the best out of a bittersweet situation. I … [Read more…]

Effie’s First Wishes

When I began my Disney Program, I had hopes and dreams of blogging weekly and taking hundreds of pictures and creating this live journal of my experience. In typical “me” fashion, that soon became a handful of half-started posts which then dwindled to radio silence well into the months after I returned home. *insert shruggie … [Read more…]

A Typical Night at the TTC

~Warning: Long Post Ahead!~ The TTC: my home and occasionally my own personal Hell (just kidding). For those of you who don’t know, TTC stands for Ticket and Transportation Center and it’s pretty much the first thing anyone sees when they arrive at Disney World, assuming that you drove your car of course. It’s composed … [Read more…]