“I have often dreamed,
of a far off place.
Where a great, warm welcome will be waiting for me.
And the crowds will cheer, when they see my face.
And a voice keeps saying, this is where I’m meant to be…..”
– Hercules (Go the Distance)
I’m going to DISNEY WORLD!! Just kidding… I’m already here! The past couple of days have been beyond exciting and tiring!! But, in all honesty… I haven’t laughed this much in years! So much has happened that I needed to divide this blog post up into many sections. Here’s the first…
On August 4th, I had a check-in time from 8-9 a.m. However, three of my roommates and I decided to get in the line at 7:30. That was probably the best decision we’ve ever made. There was NO LINE at 7:30 a.m. and they let us move on super quick. When watching past videos of check-in, the lines seemed really long and would have to make several swerves throughout the line. The lines probably do look like that. But, we didn’t get to experience that madness since we arrived early!
At check-in, I found out right away that I would be working at Animal Kingdom Asia. The lady up there told me that, more than likely, I would be placed at Expedition Everest. Usually, all Attractions members won’t find out their actual attraction until after traditions on the 4th day. However, Animal Kingdom’s training schedule got extremely weird for this semester. I will have to do training before I get park oriented at “DAKlimation.” With that being said… I got to know what my ride was early on. And it’s…………………. The Kali River Rapids!!!!!
I seriously think that this is going to be one of the best rides!!! EVERY SINGLE CAST MEMBER that I tell where I’m working at, keeps telling me how jealous they are of me and how fun it is to work there! My top choice when applying was recreation. This specific attraction seems to combine my first choice with what my second choice was (attractions). Disney… You did a great job arranging that. Thanks! ☺
At 9 a.m the same day, I had Casting. At Casting I got to go through the “magical doors” which consist of the doorknobs in Alice in Wonderland. At Casting, I got finger printed and had to fill out paperwork. Overall, the experience only lasted 2 hours.
So to end my magical day, I got to hangout with my five other roomies! We live at Patterson Court, which was our first choice! In all honesty, Patterson is the nicest apartment complex out of the four provided (Vista, Chatham, The Commons). It feels like we’re living in a nice country club. But the best thing of all…. We can see fireworks from our apartment EVERY NIGHT! Say What!
To see my experiences from Check-in and Casting live, you can click this link: http://youtu.be/chOYVl92Se0?list=UUOI_jdPI5iDp5rc0eN-TMYw
Tomorrow, I’ll post my experiences with the Kitchen Sink, and then I will follow that with my experiences from Traditions and beyond. But until then, Have a Magical Day!