Tuesday, April 29, 2014

A Blast into the Past

It has been quite a while since I got on here to talk more about my adventures in the past experiences I had as a CP. Many of my friends know that I got the privilege of doing the Disney College Program in 2011 and then in 2013. I know that I have mentioned a lot about my journey in 2013 but now we blast into the past of my first program in 2011! 

Not a lot of people know the story on how I came across this program but this is the back ground story. In 2011, I had seen the Disney College Program reps walk around campus and town trying to get people's attention on doing the program. At first I had mentioned it to my parents but weren't fully interested in it until I had mentioned it again in the fall of 2010 when the reps came to my work area to hang up a flyer on the Disney CP. This time I had mentioned it to my parents again hoping that they would listen but yet they thought I shouldn't do it. Until the unexpected happened... When they were on their way into town to get some pumpkins to carve with the family they were discussing on which store to go to and decided to go to the one that would soon change my life forever. 

Once they were at the store they saw the reps and saw how they presented themselves to my parents and when I got home from work I got the most unusual response from them. They had told me that it was no coincidence they had chosen to go to that certain store but that the Lord NEEDED me to apply for this program. So I took the opportunity and the rest is history in the making. After a long time waiting for the response from Disney the day I would find out if I was to go or not I was in the doctor's office due to an injury from falling down some cement stairs that almost fractured my ankle. My little sister called to tell me that I had a letter from Disney and that I had to get home ASAP. Yeah I was in the office for almost 3 HOURS!!!! 

After all was said and done, I realized that Satan was trying to stop me from going by doing that to me but the Lord KNEW I was ment to go to Disney for a reason. As to why I needed to go I am still finding the answers as to why. But once I was home, my little siblings and parents were around me all of us were on the edge of our seats (almost like a mission call opening) as to see the decision. Once I read the letter quietly without a hesitation in my voice that is the most famous phrase EVERYONE hears "I'M GOING TO DISNEY WORLD!!!!!" It was such a joy to know that I was FINALLY having my own wish come true since I have always wanted to go to Disneyland or World as a child. 

When I arrived at Disney World, that is when my own magical journey began in only four months. Below is just a glimpse of that program! Enjoy!!!

L to R: Ben, me, Jess, Carissa, Jane, Jeff and Kortnee

L to R: Chris, me, Jess, Carissa, Jane, Jeff and Kortnee

Ben was not happy that Aurora was taller so he got up more and this was his content face that HE was taller now. 

A Pirate's Life for Me anyone?  
L to R: me, Kortnee and Carissa on our way to Traditions

L to R: me, Carissa, Jess and Jane on the bridge to Adventureland

Jane trying to be like the 'Scream' guy. She won out of all of us. 

Carissa trying to do the 'Scream'

Jess now giving it a shot. 

Me trying but I would say I was an epic fail!

Thunder Mountain anyone? It is the best!

Mickey Mouse made from flowers. This is in January! WHAT!!

The tain station to Magic Kingdom. You go under this to begin your day there. 

L to R: Carissa, Jess and Chris on the monorail showing off their "First Time Visit" buttons.

Jane and I showing ours!

Welcome to Norway at EPCOT. It is January and you can see what I am wearing besides snow clothes. I would soon work at EPCOT in 2013! AGENT P!!!

In China with my umbrella to give me shade!

Visiting Mulan for the first time. 

Kortnee at Animal Kingdom during a rain storm. FREE reign for us!!! 

One of the best roomies at Disney EVER!!! Later in 2013 we would be back there with Kort's fiance and little sister. 

The best ride EVER! It is VERY popular at the AK.

Pluto and Goofy meeting me for the first time in Dinoland USA. 

The theme for the 2011 year. And man that meant a lot to me. There is not a day that I think of Disney. 

Ariel and Prince Eric metting me for the first time!

Rupunzel! This was just shortly after the movie came out and I have to admit I did not see it until I was at Disney World. I got an ear full from a lot of people. 

FLYNN RIDDER!!!!!! It is VERY difficult to get a character to look DEAD ON and they NAILED IT!!!! 

My camera caught the famous "Smolder"!!!! 

Giving Pascal a kiss

He wants to come with me now!

Rupunzel LOVED my braids and Flynn wanted hair  styling tips  before this picture. Rupunzel warned me to have a frying pan around when he's near. 

A two hour wait for them was SO worth my time!!!

Terrance playing with my braids for almost 5 minutes. I was trying so hard not to blush.  

I really liked this Terrance!


Rosetta and I. 

Peter Pan and I! 

Pinocchio came out for a short time and I got to meet him! 

My first official broadway! 

I would soon see this AMAZING broadway!!!! NEVER in my wildest dreams did I think I would see this one!

Me with a few of the CP's at the West Side Story broadway

A better view!

This was not planned AT ALL! They just did this while were waiting to get on Rockin' Roller Coaster. 

Gosh I sure do miss these amazing people!

Ben decided to wear these on the ride. Don't ask. I STILL don't know why but I still laugh when I see this picture. 

Just monkeying around before we get on the Toy Story ride. 

Kortnee showing off her little tiara for her birthday. 

At the Celebrate A Dream for CP's only. 

While I was in Orlando, my cousin Carter and Aunt Linda came and I got them into DIsney for free and in return they got me into Universal Studios for free as a thank you. I had a BLAST going there. It feels like you are actually in the movie!!

One of the views before the castle ride

My first butter beer!!!!! IT WAS DELICIOUS!!!

L to R: me, Hogwarts conductor and Carter

A turkey leg that was the size of my head. According to Carter. 

A happy kid in the candy store! Gotta love Honeydukes! 

Right after we had gotten off Jurassic Park ride. The drop was HUGE!!! (think 2 splash mountains put together)

This shows how wet we really got!

Makeup smearing off... Check. Hair soaking.... Check. Having the best time EVER? Well uh, YEAH!

This made me giggle when Carter was a bit more preoccupied 

I had to do this because I wanted my own family there with us that day. 

Warning: Going into Haunted Mansion will make you the 1,000 ghost. 

Colonial Mickey while we were waiting for the hall of the presidents show!

Faces to Splash Mountain

Yeah Carter and I were raised on the ORIGINAL Star Wars! Missed the ride in 2011 but got SUPER lucky to do Star WArs Weekend in 2013. 

This night I got to spend it with Brandon who was Robert Pattinson's stunt double at the time. He was the nicest guy I had ever known. 

Thanks Brandon for letting us chill with you! 
MEKO!!!! Love this furry little guy!

Me with the Goofsters

Chip n' Dale

Kenai from 'Brother Bear' and I

Thumper and Ms. Bunny with me

Me with the Big Mouse!

Minnie and I

Brer Bear and I

Donald Duck and I

Terk and I 

There are some amazing animals to see at Animal Kingdom

The Tree of Life. This was right outside the area I worked at. 

I took this when the sun was setting and the castle began to light up. 

Tiana and Naveen with me at MK

Buzz welcoming me to the Flower and Garden Festival. 

My personal favorite one!

All made from flowers 

The faires from Pixie hollow watching over

Beautiful. Tink and her friends were there to meet and greet in the back ground. 





All flowers. This smelt so good. I thought of my mom when I saw this. 

Princess Aurora and Prince Phillip

Belle and Beast

Cogsworth and Lumiere with Chip hidding

Aladdin on Carpet



Lady and the Tramp

The seven dwarfs

with Snow White

Panda Bears in China

Trolls in Norway

Rafiki and I

Jiminy Cricket and I. He NEVER comes out

Chris got a surprise from Molly and I one night. 

Mad fan? Uh maybe.

The Grand Floridian outside view

This is a shirt and I just DIED when I saw this

You get lost SUPER quick if you have no idea how to get around. 

Houston and I on my last day before I had to go home. I had to say good bye to him before I left. 

Outside to see Wicked

Wearing the OZ glasses. 

The stage before the show. I had to turn my camera off right after I took this. 

In front of the sign. 

My cute cousin Trenton running to give Mickey hug. 

My aunt and uncle came down to see me. When they got married my aunt had promised me that she would take me to Disney one day. Well turns out I took them to DIsney World for free. 

Trenton and Tanner on the Safari ride. How cute they are!

Goofy pointing to his picture on Trenton's shirt

Trenton holding his shirt to let Goofy see better. 

Loves from the Polatis crew

Tanner LOVED Donald Duck and when I had set him down. BAM he was already at Donald Duck holding him in the biggest hug ever!

After a LONG day. Tanner was out cold. 

Trenton playing the drums. 

He sat in the VERY front of the ride on Expedition Everest! What a trooper! 
Me with the best couple in the world!

Wait a second! Where did this family come from? The Thuesons are at DINSEY WORLD!!

Smile with Tigger

LOVE this girl to bits! I was SO glad I got to see them when they were in Orlando for a few days!

Rob and I on my last night at Disney World. We were taking funny pictures

Good bye Disney WOrld, I will 'See Ya Real Soon' in 2013!!!

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