Saturday, July 30, 2011


Stop yelling at me. I'm finally writing a post. There has been so much going on here that I kind of want to forget about it and move on, but instead I will post it on here so that I can read about it over and over again!

I can't remember what I wrote about in my last post, so I will start with deployment. Yes, I got deployed to the All-Star Movies Resort. I was only there for a week, but it was the longest week EVER. I was so lost the whole time I was there- I didn't know where anything was. Also, the AC was broken the whole week so I was sweating my butt off the entire time. However, the managers did give me an ER almost every day so I was happy about that. And Kristen, Lilly, and Lauren were visiting that week so I got to see them one night. 

Lilly, Lauren, Me, And Kristen in HS
When my schedule came out for that week, I had two days off, then two work days, then another two days off. I found people to take my shifts on the two days I worked, so I didn't work for six days (well, seven days, because I found someone to take my shift one day all All-Star too!) So for that week I flew back to Huntsville and spent time with the family. I didn't do much while I was home but it was nice to sit around and see the fam and the dogs.

All-Star Movies Costume
The week while I was deployed, Erica moved out of our apartment and into a new apartment at Chatham. The week I was at home, Monica and Brittany left the program. Now I have three new roommates, all from China. In the next couple of weeks, a lot of CPs are leaving the program and a lot are joining the program. It's so sad because almost everyone I work with is leaving :(

I have a day off on Tuesday. I really want to go to Universal, so hopefully that will work out!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Time flies...

In Downtown Disney
I've already been here for over a month. That is so crazy. I feel so at home here (duh, it's Disney World, of course I feel at home!) It makes me sad to even think about having to leave here in a couple months. I truly am having the best time of my life and this is definitely the best decision I could have ever made. I have met so many people from so many places: China, Japan, Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, Puerto Rico, England.... the list goes on. And everyone here is so friendly and eager to meet new people, so finding someone to hang out with is never hard. Except I did go to Epcot by myself the other day on my day off. Eh, I kind of needed some alone time anyway. Going to a park by yourself could be one of two things- really fun or really boring. It actually wasn't that bad. I didn't have to talk to anyone if I didn't want to, and I could do all of the things that I wanted to do. I explored all of the countries, and watched the movie in China and then the American Adventure show, both of which I had never seen before. After 5 hours of alone time, Monica came to eat with me in Japan. so expensive SO YUMMY. I haven't had too much free time to do anything else; I basically work and sleep except on my days off (when I go exploring). I finally have some pictures to document what I've been up to!
Erica and I with Rapunzel and Flynn Rider

Erica at work in Epcot

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Disney Bucket List

So here it is. Erica and I spent lots of time thinking about this. Even though I have already done some of the things on this list, I want to do them again because I know it will be different as a cast member. We are going to be so broke by the end of this trip. 

Kate and Erica's Disney Bucket List 

·      Watch fireworks at every park from a good spot!
  1. Illuminations @ Epcot
  2. Wishes @ MK
  3. Fantasmic @ Hollywood Studios
·      Ride every ride at every park!
  1. Magic Kingdom
  2. Animal Kingdom
  3. Hollywood Studios
  4. Epcot
·      See every show at every park!
  1. Magic Kingdom
  2. Hollywood Studios
  3. Animal Kingdom
  4. Epcot
·      Go to parades at every park.
  1. Mickey’s Jingle Jungle Parade @ AK ( Starts November 8, 2011)
  2. Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade @ MK
  3. Main Street Electrical Parade @ MK
  4. Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade @ MK (Christmas time)
·      Eat at Cinderella’s Royal Table in Magic Kingdom
·      Eat at Le Cellier in Canada in Epcot
·      Go to Mickey’s Retreat
·      Try the cokes of the world in Epcot
  1. ALREADY DONE! on 7/5/2011
·      Behind the Seeds Tour in the Land at Epcot
·      Eat at Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater in Hollywood Studios
·      Spend a day at DisneyQuest
·      Watch Cirque du Soleil La Nouba
·      Ride the Characters in Flight at Downtown Disney
·      Eat at Chef Mickey’s in the Contemporary Resort (during MK fireworks?)
·      Eat at Victoria and Albert’s at the Grand Floridian Resort
·      Meet all the characters that have meet and greets
·      Explore all of the countries in Epcot
·      Take boat from Epcot/ Boardwalk/ Hollywood Studios
·      Visit every Disney resort!
  1. Animal Kingdom Lodge
  2. Beach Club
  3. Boardwalk
  4. Old Key West
  5. Saratoga Springs
  6. Contemporary
  7. Wilderness Lodge
  8. Grand Floridian
  9. Polynesian
  10. Yacht Club
  11. Fort Wilderness
  12. Caribbean Beach
  13. Coronado Springs
  14. Port Orleans French Quarter
  15. Port Orleans Riverside
  16. All-Star Movies
  17. All-Star Music
  18. All-Star Sports
  19. Art of Animation
  20. Pop Century
  21. Dolphin
  22. Swan

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th!

I hope everyone celebrates this wonderful 4th of July with fireworks, beer, hotdogs, etc. My day has consisted of sleeping until 1pm, doing laundry, making a Disney bucket list, and writing this. Don't be silly, of course I go to work from 4:30pm until 12:30am!

I haven't gone to the parks a lot lately. It is so freaking hot outside and I got really sunburned last week to the point where it hurts for anything to even touch my body. Plus, I work all the time and when I don't work, I sleep. I worked in the market last night, which is basically stocking drinks, mugs and chips. The whole night. By myself. It was great because I was alone and the stocking was really good for my OCD. It was absolutely FREEZING in the cooler though. Beats sweating your butt off in burger!!!

Last week we got a new roommate, who moved into Natalia's room (Erica moved into the room with me). Her name is Kitzya. She is from Puerto Rico and super sweet!

I'm going to wait to post the bucket list until I've had a little time to add to it, but it will be my next post. I miss everyone so much, especially you, Nigel and Emma.

P.S- I requested time off for the iron bowl and it got approved! (Okay, well 2 out of the 4 days got approved, but who cares! I can figure it out! I'M COMING BACK TO AUBURN IN NOVEMBER WOOOO! Daley family, make plans. Everyone else, get ready... 5 months!)