Something I get asked often when I tell someone I used to work at Disney World is “Why did you leave Disney?” Then they continue to go on how it must have been so cool, so ~magical~, and I was probably a princess. Yeah, it was cool, it was sometimes magical, and no, I was not a princess. Truth be told, I wasn’t getting the experience I needed.
Well y’all, I have something really exciting to share with you guys!
So as we all know, I live in Orlando and work at Disney World. My time with Disney is coming to an end in a few weeks because my cat Theodore and I will be moving to HOUSTON, TEXAS!! I received a job offer with a computer software company working with their sales team and I’m so excited to start this new chapter!
I already failed this 2018 goal for myself but I, once again, found my self in a blogging rut. There are so many things I want to blog about but I want to make sure I’m posting genuine content that I feel good about. This post has been in the works for a week or so and I feel like now is the right time to post it.
I often times get asked, “what is it like working at Disney World?”. Depending on who asked me the question, my answer varies a bit. To some, I say it’s the best place ever. To others, I’m a bit more realistic and honest. I try to be an open book on here because that is what my readers are interested in. I try not to beat around the bush, so here’s what it is really like to work at the most magical place on Earth.
It’s that time of year when the holiday season is in full swing. Between Halloween and Thanksgiving behind us and Christmas and New Years coming up, this is when I really start to miss home. This is my second winter living in Florida and honestly, it hasn’t gotten much easier. As much as I love getting to see Christmas decorations at Disney World every day, nothing compares to Christmas at home and with my family. I miss the small things like hating snow so much during any other time of the year but having it bring so much joy waking up to it on Christmas morning. I miss seeing the Christmas tree lit up with presents underneath it brings back that childhood feeling and spending a little too much time with my family. There are so many things I miss but at the same time, I am so grateful of where I get to work and to see Cinderella Castle lit up every night. I get to experience a truly magical time of year in the most magical place.
Even though I work at Disney World, I rarely go to the parks outside of being at work. My roommate and I decided to go to Animal Kingdom for a few hours before she worked so I had to wear a Disney t-shirt there. The shirt company is linked below but you can check out their Instagram where they announce when their shop is open!
Hunkules – I mean Hercules – is one of my favorite Disney movies so when I saw this shirt, I needed it. I have another shirt from this company as well that says “Take me to Disney and tell me I’m pretty” and they are both amazing quality! I would definetly check them out if you want some cute Disney shirts.
So it’s been a while since my last post. I’ve had other posts in my drafts ready to go but I just wasn’t feeling that creative spark and decided not to post them quite yet. So I let my life kind of take over. Since my last post, I graduated from college, moved halfway across the country once again, and started my post-grad “adult” job as a VIP Tour Guide intern at Disney World. It’s kind of crazy to reflect about how much as changed in the past few months. But I figured I would bring y’all up to speed on what’s been going on.
If you know me in real life, you would know that last semester I participated in the Disney College Program at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fl. Since I came back from Florida, I’ve gotten so many questions about the DCP and the entire application process, so I figured to write some blog posts about it. This will be part one of two, possibly three or four parts because there is so much that I can talk about. But this first post will be about my experience in the DCP and it’s going to be a very long post so I hope you’re comfy and have plenty of snacks.