Signed up to audition at Halloween Horror Nights o_o
Not really sure how I feel about it yet… I’m going to the internal audition for Universal for Halloween Horror Nights, and I already work there for the Macy’s Parade as a performer, but horror nights would be interesting… Bah!
I ran into so many people I love at work, and it turned out to be a fun day, but I just felt so off. And stressed, and confused, and lost. One of the girls I work with even came up to me to see if I was okay.
It’s not that I’m not okay, but I’ve been thinking lately about all the events that have happened in the past year and I just don’t understand why or how or what made it all turn out the way it did. I guess I miss certain people in my life, and I’m happy to have found out that certain people don’t deserve to be there, but does that make me a bad person because I don’t want to let them into my lives for hurting me?
Anyway, I guess it’s just one of those nights. Time to sleep it off and HOPE that tomorrow the apartment complex I applied for might actually get back to me. If not, I’ll be transforming into She-Hulk.
I was so nervous! I knew the girl was going to be okay but I was shaking when I called. It happened while I was at work, pretty sure it was due to dehydration, but it was scary because I’ve seen it happen but I’ve never been the first one there who had to respond.
Not Disney related at all, but I am completely and totally obsessed with Harry Potter.
And the fact that it came out 15 years ago today blows my mind. It’s so weird to think that it was that long ago! I remember the first time I read Harry Potter, and going to all the book releases at Barnes and Noble at Midnight in costume with the wristbands waiting for your turn with all the countdowns and- okay time to buy Harry Potter for my kindle so I can bring it all to work. Now I just need the money…
how do you get pictures of yourself at work? (you posing with a photopass camera) do you just ask a coworker or someone else to take a picture of you and then send it to you?
A friend that I work with was actually at the parks as a guest and took it and posted in on my Facebook! So yes, she took it then sent it to me. :) Unfortunately, we can’t have our own cameras while we’re working.
This one actually occurred while I was visiting the park as a guest, not working! But it happened right as I started working at Fairytale Garden with Rapunzel and Flynn.
Flynn and Rapunzel used to come out to dance with all of their friends before meeting them. When the last day of the dance was announced, my friend and coworker, Ethan, and I decided that we would be present for it! Since Rapunzel’s line was always about 3 hours long, we knew we had to be there first thing in the morning. We decided this after getting off work at close to 4AM.
We got to the park for opening, only surviving on maybe 3 hours of sleep. We also had to work later in that afternoon until the morning as well!
We were able to see her during her 10:15am show! It was actually my first time being in there to meet them instead of just taking photos of them. When Rapunzel came out, she came over and gave me a big hug before dancing with everyone around the table.
We colored, we danced, we took photos with Pascal, and we had the most fantastic time meeting Rapunzel and Flynn. I had so much fun that day getting to know my new family and getting to spend it with Ethan!
Afterward, we decided to go meet some other friends such as Angelica, the Step Sisters, and some of the princesses before heading into work. It really was, as they say, a magical day.
Photopass (know as Disney Photo Imaging to Cast Members) is a no obligation service at the Walt Disney World Resort that enables you to take photos at Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon for free.
The best thing about these photographers is that they are non-commissioned, non-quota based which means you get to approach them for a photo- they won’t force you! When you see a photographer, ask them for a photo, and afterward they will hand you a photopass card. HOLD ONTO THIS CARD, and immediately take a photo of the code on the back of it, so that if you lose it, you won’t lose your photos as well.
There are photographers all over Walt Disney World. In front of the castle, the sorcerer hat, the tree of life, with the characters, and all around that it’s hard to not see one during your vacation.
You can take as many photos as you like during your trip, and those photos will last on your card for 30 days. Once you get home, you can order your photos online. Once your activate your card online, you have 30 days to order them. OR, as you exit any four of the main parks, you can get them printed in person in the last building on the left before you leave. You can also get them at Downtown Disney and various resorts.
If you are someone who might be interested in having all of your photos on one CD, check out this deal that not only includes all of your photos from your card for one price, but your DINING AND ATTRACTION photos as well. This is called, Disney PhotoPass+, and you can get a special preorder here 14 days before your visit. Here is there Facebook page with FAQ about this product.
Your photographers can take special requests (if you want just the kids, or a romantic one of you and your significant other, or doing something silly- they love your ideas and have lots of their own!), especially if you have taken a photo in front of the castle a billion times and just want a neat one facing main street instead. Ask for “magic shots”, where Tinkerbell can fly into your photo, or stitch can enjoy ice cream next to you on a bench, or you can even get smooched by Prince Naveen!
Photopass Photographers can even take photos on your own camera as well! But be sure you have a strap on it, a lot of photographers don’t want to risk dropping anything that you have and most won’t take it unless there’s that extra security.
Here’s some examples of some fun photos you can get with these photographers!
I dunno if you'll actually see this before my interview BUT... haha I'll try. I'm currently a CM, and I've got an interview with Universal on Wenseday- if I mention I'm with Disney does that bother them? I doubt they're gonna mind, and would probably like the theme park experience, but my friend is all "NOO they're mortal enemies!" :P
Haha, no, it really shouldn’t.
I currently work for Universal AND Disney, and a lot of the performers for the new Universal parade are from Disney as well. You’d be amaze to know how many people actually work for both companies!
Seeing that you’re from Disney might actually help you, especially with the experience! Don’t be afraid to talk about it. :)
My friend Tariq wrote an article for this website with some basic information on taking a vacation when you visit the Happiest Place on Earth. If you need any tips, here they are! There are also lots of feedback from people in the comments with more information as well. Tariq was a friend of mine during my College Program who hung out with the mice a lot. Enjoy!
I figured I needed to start remembering all the good moments I’ve had working at Disney, so I’m going to start putting them here instead of in my planner.
I was working with Rapunzel and Flynn one day, and before they came out, we had a dance celebration. This little boy got so shy that he hid around the corner by the wall while everyone around the table joined hands. I went up and introduced myself, and told him I was a villager from Rapunzel and Flynn’s village, and that I know how scary it can be to dance with people his age.
He just shook his head so I put down my camera and asked him if he would dance with me. I held out both my hands, and he grabbed them really tight, and instead of doing the dance they were doing around the table all he wanted to do was jump up and down and spin in circles with me. Once the dance was over, and we were suppose to let go of our hands to throw them up in the air, he kept hanging on to me until Rapunzel and Flynn came out.
He was so sweet. I remember my friend Will looked over at me and laughed because he thought it was so cute.
It’s memories like this that motivate me to go to work because we as cast members really do have so much power in being able to make someone’s day.
Well, shadowing at least. My schedule is actually pretty decent next week! It’s Shadowing, Support, West, Pirates League, and Rover into Main Street. I don’t like the Main Street part only because it means I have to bring both costumes. Guh. But oh well! At least I have almost 50 hours for the week!
Bah! Me and Steve have been debating what to do for our one year. Not that we need to do a huge celebration, but we want to do something for it. I know the Star Wars Celebration is the weekend after so I was thinking of getting him a 4-day pass because it’s only $135, and for an event that’s not too bad! Him and his best friend really want to go.
Or we could go to Discovery Cove…
Or get dinner…
Or just sit in and rent movies and not spend money.