My Disney Side

This is a bit extensive but just a little bit more about me & what I love about Disney!


1. Favorite Disney movie?ย 

Beauty & the Beast! It’s a lovely movie with funny & a good love story! I could watch it everyday. Also Emperors New Groove!!


2. Walt Disney World or Disneyland? I have been to both, so I can honestly say Walt Disney World. So many people disagree, but Walt Disney World has so much more to it. It’s a week long vacation instead of a two day vaca (just my opinion!) I will say they are both magical & I would visit either, given the chance!
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3. Favorite Disney character?ย Character is Marie! I love that little kitty off of The Aristocats! & I also love Belle and the Penguins from Mary Poppins (you can meet the Penguins at Magic Kingdoms, if you are lucky).


4. The first Disney movie you remember seeing in the theatres?ย I honestly remember seeing Mulan in theaters with my best friend Lauren! We were 6! We went to McDonalds and got the toys too. It was the Dragon, Mushu!


5. What type of Disney item do you collect the most? (Pins, Vinylmation, dolls, etc.) I recently started my pin collection (I think last year) & it is just lovely! I could never trade them though! I also have a ton of T-shirts from Disney World!ย Displaying photo.JPG


6. Your favorite Disney song? I love the Lion King Soundtrack! My favorite is probably “He Lives in You” from the second movie, I think!


7. Favorite attraction/ride at the parks? This is a tough one. So I will pick one from each “land” in Magic Kingdom and the 3 other parks ๐Ÿ˜‰ย 

Adventureland: Pirates of the Caribbean!

Frontierland: Splash Mountain

Fantasyland: it’s a small world & PhilharMagic

Tomorrowland: Buzz Lightyear & Space Mountain

Epcot: Test Track & Imagination with Figment!

Hollywood Studios: Tower of Terror & Toy Story Mania

Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Everest


8. What is your dream job at Disney? After being accepted into the College Program, I have definitely realized there is a con to every pro working at Disney. I will say the obvious, I wouldย LOVEย to be a Disney Princess, but then you must deal with the difficulties of your duty. ๐Ÿ˜‰

9. Who’s the park character you never want to miss meeting at the parks? Hmm, I am not a meet & greet person, I am more of a rides person. But I love the princesses, so how about them!



10. What’s your most treasured Disney item? My mouse ears! And I have a Minnie Mouse dress from the Cruises ๐Ÿ™‚


11. Which Disney voice actor would you most like to meet? Mufasa from the Lion King (James Earl Jones) & Timon from the Lion King (Nathan Lane) because they are both LEGENDS. Also, Yzma from The Emperors New Groove!! (Eartha Kitt) loved her!


12. Favorite Disney movie that’s not a classic/famous? (ex. Black Cauldron) Does Emperors New Groove count?? The Ultimate Christmas Present (Disney Channel Movie). I’ll Be Home for Christmas. The Santa Clause! Ah love their Christmas movies, so magical!

“These are a gift…probably from the cable company. We’re getting the Disney Channel now. Merry Christmas.”

13. If you could say anything to Walt Disney right now, what would it be? I would ask him if the Disney Company is what he always imagined and if the movies produced today are given his approval. Sometimes I question The Walt Disney Company’s decisions on releasing movies/purchasing franchises.


14. Your favorite snack to get at the parks? (Churros, Mickey’s Ice Cream Bars, etc.) Oh snap, I like the pretzels just because they are Mickey shaped, although they taste like a regular pretzel (and priced like a solid gold pretzel)! But my go-to snack is the strawberry fruit bars. They are on the cheaper side & delish!



15. Your favorite parade/show at the parks? I love the live stage shows! Little Mermaid is my favorite in Hollywood Studios!


16. Flounder, Sebastian, or Scuttle? Oh man. Flounder.


17. Your favorite Disney memory? Just being able to visit the parks with my grandparents countless times before they passed. I have yet to visit the parks without my grandma and I am a bit apprehensive to. She went on every ride she could & LOVED to people watch. My grandpa was such a trooper and tried to go on the rides we liked also! I wish I had digital copies of my grandparents both at the park. Oh and the one time my grandpa accidentally dropped my grandma out of her wheel chair!!!


18. Do you have a favorite pair of Mickey ears? I like the headband ones! But I plan on getting an engraved set of ears this year!


19. If you could, what “forgotten princess” would you add to the official lineup? Kusco! Just Kidding ๐Ÿ˜‰ Charlotte La Bouff!ย 


20. Your favorite princess dress/outfit? Merida & Pocahontas! Both the “most practical”


21. Your favorite Disney soundtrack? The Lion King. Hands down.


22. Genie, Abu, Carpet, Iago, or Rajah?ย Genie! I love Robin Williams!ย 


23. Favorite restaurant at the parks? Hmmmmmm..tough one! I like the restaurant in the Polynesian Resort. I also love the ’50s Prime Time cafe because of the atmosphere! They MAKE you eat your collard greens!


24. How did you first discover the “magic” of Disney?ย My parents & grandparents loved Disney before I was even born! So I was raised into it!!


25. What attraction are you most likely to go to first when you’re at the parks? We have a system that is FOOLPROOF! My mother takes care of all the planning & we make it to everything we could ever wish to go on (sometimes more than twice!) and we go between christmas and new years…aka the timeย NOTย to go because it is way too crowded. We manage.


26. Your favorite “iconic” moment? (ex. Ariel on the rock, Aladdin finding the lamp, Rafiki lifting Simba, etc.) Not sure. I guess when the beast figures out he loves Belle? And when the dancing forks & plates come out ๐Ÿ˜‰

27. What’s the saddest moment for you in any Disney film? Dumbo & his mama. Will never watch that movie again for this reason.


28. Best Disney kiss?ย 


29. If you could live in any world from a Disney movie, which would you choose? Snow White. Hello, animals who clean my house!? Yes, please! Also, 7 sugar daddies who bring home diamonds and rubies?! Sign me up ๐Ÿ˜‰ Just kidding.


30. Favorite Disney musical sequence based on spectacle/animation? I’m not sure what this means. I guess like Broadway? The Lion King.


31. Which Disney character has the best sidekicks? Mike Wazowski! Or Ham & Rex! Or Timon & Pumba! Ahhh to many!


32. If you could have a party themed around any Disney movie, which one would you pick? Finding Nemo or Up ๐Ÿ™‚ just because I love pixar movie themes!


33. Are you the only one obsessed with Disney in your family? Or does it run in the family? Runs in the family. I am the lease obsessed I would say, besides Darrin ๐Ÿ™‚


34. Lumiere, Mrs. Potts, Cogsworth, or Chip? Lumiere & Cogsworth…not the same without both!


35. What are your top five favorite Disney blogs? Uh, I follow a lot of past DCP blogs to get the inside scoop ๐Ÿ™‚


36. If you could choose the plot/adaptation for the next Disney movie, what would it be? My life. Duh. I AM a Princess! Just Kidding ๐Ÿ™‚ let’s see..penguins. Lots of penguins.


37. Favorite hotel at the parks? Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. Although I have never stayed there. My family has more than once. Also, Cinderella’s Castle Suite counts too right?
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38. Which Disney movie do you turn to when you’re sad/upset? Finding Nemo and Beauty and the Beast!


39. The Aladdin show or The Little Mermaid show?ย I don’t think I watched either to be honest. I’m guessing the TV show?


40. Do you plan to have/have you had your honeymoon at a Disney park? I wish. Probably could not get him to agree though.ย 


41. Favorite piece of Disney clothing/accessory to wear?ย Mouse Ears!


42. Post a picture of yourself that’s Disney-related.

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43. Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck?ย Donald! He’s funny when he’s grumpy!


44. What Disney movies/worlds would you like to see in the next Kingdom Hearts game?ย I have never played this game.

45. Which Disney movie, even if it’s not your favorite, will always have a special place in your heart and for what reason? Snow White. My grandma always told us that she went to see the movie when it was in theaters!!! Not many people could say that!

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50 Days & Counting

We have officially hit the 50 day mark to the countdown!!! Which means there are 50 more days until I leave Indiana and set off to my new home in Florida until January. Ahh it’s becoming so real! So much to do & only 50 days to do it!!

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Wishful Thinking

As many of my readers know I have been accepted into QSFB at Walt Disney World. If you did not know this, well now you do. ๐Ÿ™‚ this is essentially the “fast food” of Disney and one of the largest parts of the program to be accepted into. I have long accepted that it might not be the most fun or glamorous job to do at Disney, but after reading at least 50 past blogs, I’ve come to the conclusion that no job at Walt Disney World is glamorous. Think about it, the best part about being at Disney is being a guest at Disney. But if you think a little harder, Disney would not have its reputation if there weren’t cast members to make it so memorable & special.

This blog post is to be about where I hoped to get placed. In a broad, general sense, I hope to be placed in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. For three reasons A) it closes the earliest. This means no 1 am shifts!! DAK usually closes around 5-7. B) it’s not nearly as popular/crowded as any of the other parks especially the waterparks during the summer months. C) I am in love with being around animals! My friend had a professional internship working the savannah and she got to have the one on one contact with animals!

Of course, I have absolutely no say in where I get placed within QSFB, but apparently I didn’t have any say on my position either ha! This is merely what I hope will happen. I have also come to the realization that some people went into check in with their 3 other roommates just to find they had been placed with 4 more girls…for a total of 8, because they ran out of 2 bedrooms. Now being fall advantage, we move in 3 months before the next move in date but that also being said, we are the last day of FA check in so they might say too bad so sad. But keep your fingers crossed!

Last but not least wishful thinking, I really hope I have traditions like my second day! My mom and twin brothers have annual passes to get into the parks and will probably spend a lot of time while they are there, but we do not get our main gate passes until we have completed traditions. Aka a 2 hour top secret seminar over the history and rules of Walt Disney World. After which we get a behind the scenes underground tour of Magic Kingdom!! We are then presented our name tag & main gate pass ID ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m so stoked to get this journey started! Only 51 days until we leave ๐Ÿ™‚

The Weather Outside is Frightful!

It snowed. IN APRIL!! What I would not give to be having beautiful Florida weather right now! It’s just odd here in the Midwest when it is 75 degrees one day & snowing and 27 degrees the next. Hopefully Orlando is a little more consistent with their temperatures, although from previous Disney experience I can see rain will be an unpredictable problem…but maybe if I leave my rain shoes home, we can avoid some of those showers! And yes, these shoes exist. Ask my family. Any day I wear them, it will rain (or snow). For example, I wore walking tennis shoes last year to Disney but they gave me blisters, and it was bright and sunny for about 4 days. The 5th day I wore my rain shoes to MGM (I know it’s Hollywood studios now. Back off), and BAM thunderstormed all night. True story. So we’ll probably just leave those home.

So, besides packing, which will not be happening until May ๐Ÿ˜‰ I have pretty much been able to pass the time by staying busy! Classes and work is basically my life. And a little bit of fun with Jared! I’m getting super excited for Amanda and Scott’s baby shower! And then that little mousie will be here before we know it (Please before June 8!!!!!).

Oh and I crossed a smartphone off my list! Which is such a relief to have because it has a fabulous camera and I can rely on it to video chat with my family/Jared! It’s an iPhone 5 AND came with an item I also had on my list. A rechargeable battery pack that is also a case for the phone, you just switch the case on and it charges the phone from it! Making it usable for much longer than it already is! Now all I need is my dermablend and I will be set for Florida ๐Ÿ™‚

Here is my obligatory congrats postcard & mouse ears picture! One happy lady!

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Long Distance Relationship

Not that this is strictly a “Disney” related topic, it affects my college program and I have been meaning to type out this blog since I first started it. I am blissfully happy in a relationship with Jared, who is a senior at Butler University (majoring in Actuarial Science). Today happens to be our 3 year anniversary so what better time to tell you a little bit about him. He is graduating this year and on the frantic job search every senior faces. He is literally applying to jobs as I type this sentence. We started dating our freshman year of college after going to the final four and sitting FRONT ROW (next to George Bush and his first lady). Unfortunately, we lost this game but it was not at all that bad of a trip. I remember Jared taking me aside after the game and saying it would have been much more exciting if we had won, but that he loved me. Of course, it was still the most exciting day of my life (so far)! Well with all of this love and happiness, we moved in together last year. It had been a great decision because we both enjoy our lives together and spending our time together. But that all is about to halt for about 6 months. I won’t say change because I would like to believe that we will go right back into what we left off. In the coming months, Jared is planning on finding a job that could be anywhere in the country. He’s applied to several places in Florida and Indiana but also Seattle and New York. Where ever he finds his job, I plan to move there with him after my college program. It’s going to be a struggle seeing as I have a laptop with no webcam and a phone that is not very compatible with, uh, anything!! It can barely send calls (still looking for a smartphone if anyone has a Verizon one!) So with that being said, I plan to put my everything into making this long-distance relationship as normal as possible. Even if I don’t get to see him as much as we’d both like to. I plan to make the most out of the college program and take away as much experience as I can from it so that this six months will be worth it!

Patterson Court

I have to admit, this blogging thing is a lot harder than I used to give them credit for! Bloggers making hundreds of thousand dollars a year!? Whaaaat? Well, I now have the challenge of trying to think of topics to keep the people interested and let me tell you, it is not a walk in the park. So today’s blog post is as random as ever! I have decided to give everyone the unofficial tour of our apartment! No worries, there WILL be an official tour once I get moved in!

All the roommies decided to go with Patterson Court, I think! There are 4 apartment complexes to choose from:

  • Vista Way-basically the party scene, if you don’t want sleep & are underage to drink, this is where people hang
  • The Commons-until recently this was the all international student residence. But recently opened up to anyone, this has free washers & dryers
  • Chatham-the most popular and possibly nicest & also has a bus stop
  • Patterson-the retirement home or the quiet place to live. Has a bit of a walk to the bus stop & I will want the exercise -_- it is also the newest and smallest complex

DCP Apartments

So why Patterson? Well like I said in Housing & Roommates, I was originally leaning towards Chatham with a different group of ladies but the whole “more girls to a bedroom” doesn’t fly with me. So, the new lovely roommates and I are now hoping for Patterson! It is literally like a dorm room inside these apartments, but at least for 2 bedrooms (in Patterson, at least) there are also 2 bathrooms! 4 girls to a bathroom would justย NOT cut it.

I found some of these pictures online of the typical apartment. Can you imagine fitting another dresser, bed, and person in here!? Didn’t think so. I am obviously so excited to get here I am already trying to visualize the apartment!

It seems like the best kind of blogs do not have the same kinds of posts as I do. They are more to instruct than give a day-by-day account of how stinkin’ excited they are to get to this point in the college program. We are accepted! We have roommates! We have a complex in mind! Now all we have to do is make the looooong wait until June 9! Come on…66 more days!