Faith, trust and a little bit of Pixie dust…

Finally the sun actually has his hat on! And has for a while now. I’m slowly but surely building up a tan that resembles Nutella. Score. Actually my arms from just above my elbow down, and legs, knees down (minus my ankles and feet) are a little darker than the rest of my body; thank you very kindly WDW costuming. Oh and I forgot to mention the little triangle of skin exposed from the collar.

So I have started work. Well I’ve been working for almost 2 weeks now…I had my training with the character class before being released into the wild…

I can safely say, even though I loved QSF+B to bits, basically being a Disney World characters body guard is the most amazing job. Even though its not all glamour. I mean I know Yummy Jobs told you its alot of hours, but no way did they prepare you for a 65 hour week. It did go quick though in all fairness…

My first day was with Phineas and Ferb. Hec. Tic. And absolutely roasting. Probably not the best of places to put a fresh from the factory character attendant but hey, I also had no idea that the brothers were as big as they are in the US, so the line was huge! However, the 8 hour shift went like that.. *clicks* and the same with the rest of my working days. I have established a favourite shift. The hat. (said like ‘the head’ from Art Attack). 11 hours but moving around all day with diferent characters so super fast =D Brilliant.  Love it. Although you have to deal with lots of angry guests when you close your line so fear getting screamed at all day. Ahh the life…

Its sad to see that people don’t like their jobs. I know of a few people going home/thinking of going home/ packing to go home after 3 weeks of it. Boooo… Ask Tink for some more Pixie dust =D

Anyway, I’m actually doing something with my day off today. Can you believe I’ve been here 3 weeks and have only been to one park.ONE.!! What the hell!! So yeah…I’m off out! To the pool, see friends, a meal =D Good day.

I promise to update sooner rather than later next time :)

Have a magical day and thanks for reading,

Sarah
xxx

“You’ve always been a princess to me, Minnie” – Mickey Mouse

Why hello there,

Just a swift update about the past couple of days…

First off, Traditions. Now, I don’t know why or how this was different to last years class, but it was. It seemed a lot more…Hands on I guess. And less fun. Maybe because I had done it before or maybe because it actually was more form signing/e-classes/theoretical. We did however go into the utilidors of Magic Kingdom. That was fun trying to remember which way to go and that. And I caught a glips of some of the ODF crew! Way, way in the distance…
The end of the class was awesome as always though. I got a critter…

And my name tag!!

So despite the nostalgia the day ended happy! We’ll sort of. Bria and myself were supposed to join up with the girls in Magic Kingdom for the fireworks, but the class ended late, Gemmas phone died, so we went home ate until food babies formed and then went to sleep, dreading waking up at 6am for the next days training.

That day (Saturday) was amazing though. Even though it was an early start, being in the Entertainment group certainly wakes you up. Kirk and Mike, our co-ordinators for the day were brilliant. They even made the health and safety module remotely interesting. They took us on a full tour of the entertainment are where we got to see the costume department and the cosmetology room. AMAZEBALLS! Not many people have seen Belle’s wardrobe and her make up station, but it was so cool. I did learn that if you become ‘close friends’ with a princess/prince/fairy etc you have to do your own make up and put your own wig on! And there’s me thinking they had someone do it for them. Also, I found out the Snow White cant go out in the sun just in case she gets a tan. Ha.

Speaking of tan, we got to watch the Dream Along with Mickey show, for educational training purposes ;) There I got lots of pictures and a red patch on my arm. Just my arm because we were dresses head to toe in business attire, so you can imagine how roasting we were. Feel sorry for us, or jealous. Either or :p

I got my schedule yesterday also; I have been placed in Hollywood Studios!! Off Sunday (today = pool day), in 8.30 – 4.30 everyday til Friday which is 8 -12. Easy as peas :)

Anyway I’m off to socialise!

Thanks for reading!

Sarah
xxx

P.S.

A Disney photographer was kind enough to snap this for us… 

Hello from Orlando!

Well, I am here, settled and untanned. Honestly I was expecting to have at least a red shoulder by now, but it rained forever yesterday! However the weather today looks promising…

Anyway, I didn’t update Monday as it was pretty emotional and wasn’t really in the mood to do anything. It took me until midnight to pack and until 3 to actually get to sleep. Stress. Ful. There were fewer tears at the airport, probably because I know what happens and I know that my parents know what happens etc. And the flight was good! The tvs have been updated since I last flew with Virgin…Touch screen, wider, over 60 movies. AWESOME! And they gave out my favourite pudding. Now, I’m not a fan of chocolate desert, but if you ever get the chance try Gu. Its just…ahhh. Amaze.

Anyway, after getting my bag at the airport and dumping it on a trolly (there was no chance I was carrying that for a long period of time) security told me to take it off and wear it. I thought they were joking at first, but no, and they all got a few giggles when I looked like a turtle trying to stand. That backpack may have been the worst idea I’ve ever had. Pending.
Now I’ve got my key to Vista Way 803. My room mates are lovely. 2 Chinese, 2 French and I’m sharing a room with Bria, from Liverpool England :)

I’m gonna skip the paper work business and tell you where I’m working. It says…Entertainment. So I’m only assuming that this will be everywhere. Which is good! I’m in the same training group as the performers, so that should be interesting…

Traditions is tomorrow. I’m with a girl from 802 as well as 2 girls from my apartment. We’ve also decided to see the fireworks at MK tomorrow night after we get our main entrance passes. Waahoooo!

Oh and before I go, if anyone got an AT&T go phone last year, you may need to buy a new one this year. They expire, which I didn’t know :(

Right, pool time!!!

Heres a picture of rain (and the view from my apartment)

Thanks for reading!!

Catch yall later

Sarah
xxx