I haven’t really written a whole lot since I got to Disney. Life has been incredibly crazy getting settled in to my apartment, trying to keep my relationship with Ashton as strong as it was when I left, getting used to a hectic and crazy work schedule; but things are finally starting to get settled in now.
For those who don’t know, I’m working in Hollywood Studios on Sunset Blvd, close to where the Tower of Terror and Rock n’ Roller Coaster are in Disney World! It’s really neat getting to see the behind the scenes of everything going on in every park. I don’t think that I would like it if I was more into Disney than I am, but that’s all part of it I s’pose.
Sunset is a bit stressful to work on. We are the busiest part of Hollywood Studios because we are located next to the two biggest rides there (where most of the hungry, grumpy teenagers and little kids go), as well as across the street from Beauty and the Beast and the nighttime spectacular, Fantasmic!. Fantasmic! is an awesome laser light show, with fireworks, with special appearances by Disney Princesses. The show is set in a dream from Mickey Mouse where he must defeat Maleficent, the evil dragon. I don’t mean from the newer movie; I mean the one from the original Sleeping Beauty.
The Beauty and the Beast show is fantastic as well! It’s performed 5 or 6 times a day; and after every show, Sunset is bound to get beat. During the show, Belle and Beast, along with Gaston and other villagers, all sing and dance on stage and at the end of the show, a special princess from the audience is given a velvet red rose, for her to take home to capture her own prince with.
I really love getting to see all the little girls dressed up like princesses and the little boys with their Star Wars gear on. It’s even cool getting to see people that are obviously coming from Universal in my park. It’s super cool working for a company like Disney who not only encourages us to talk about things that other brands sells, but also asks us to use those things that interest us to form a personal one-on-one relationship with our guests.
My roommates are absolutely fantastic. Megan, Caity, Karla, Jasmin, Andrea and I have all gotten really close. But I mean, we’ve kind of had to considering we share a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment. It’s really small but I think we’re making it okay. Right now, we don’t have a TV and I think that may be just because we can’t afford one but it might also be because our work schedules are so different that we are never at home long enough to actually commit to watching something on TV unless we record it. Which, let’s be honest, 9$ an hour is not enough to afford to have DVR.
Ashton and I are doing really good! I have to admit I was a little bit nervous to leave him behind when I left to come down here, but he has been doing just fine without me there. I definitely miss him a lot, and he misses me too, but I think we’re adjusting pretty well to the whole not being attached to each other’s hip thing pretty well. I hate driving around without him in the car with me, it’s way to weird, and I don’t like not having my best friend in my passenger seat listening to me sing the same 4 songs over and over again every day.
This is turning out to be one of the most exciting, testing, memorable, fantastic thing that I have ever done. I didn’t think the Disney College Program was for me, but it definitely is.
I’ll try to start keeping y’all updated more often, but like..if you don’t see anything, and you’re actually curious, feel free to message me at any time.
Oh and by the way, Ashton and I are moving in together in August and I am so excited oh my god.