Sunday, November 29, 2009

Holiday Magic at Disney

So tonight, I watched this show on HGTV about the Disney Magic :)

It was amazing and showed some great magic.
and I cheated. I recorded it on my flip camera, so I can watch it again! :)

Here's the link to it.....
[well, I will post it once I upload it]


Thursday, November 19, 2009

My heart just stopped.

So, I'm not sure how many of my wonderful readers know that I collect nutcrackers. I have about 150 ranging from 2 inches to 5 foot.

But I have found the one that could replace the spot in my heart that the Mickey Mouse one that I found at Epcot that was made by Steinbach.  this is the one that I found at epcot in may for 386.00 :o

This is the one I would like to get for Christmas : 
Mickey Mouse nutcracker :)  

and you can buy it at Jcpenny's for 19.99 :) 

I'm writting santa a letter this moment.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Happy Birthday to you....

Mickey Mouse,

I have a message for you. And I wish I could be in Walt Disney World right now to tell you it. Or rather, sing it to you. But I can't, silly school :)

So here it is:

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday Dear Mickey Mouse,
Happy Birthday to you!
And manyyy moree :)

Happy 81st Birthday, Mickey! You've come a long way since steamboat willie!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Bad News Bears :{}

    So I met with my cornered after class my advisor yeasterday, and it was bad news bears time. Basically, She told me that the education department would not support me if I decided to [as she put it, "go work at a theme park"] do the College Program and I would receive no credits for my major. She told me to talk to the the registar next week. If they tell me that I cannot receive credit, I will be requesting a meeting with the dean of students.  Pray for Pixie Dust! :)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

It all started with a Mouse, or in my case: A Duck! (Part Two)

Here is the second part of my first trip to Disney World. You were just burning with excitement, right?? =]

       As Megan walked down Main Street with her family towards the castle, she noticed something out of the corner of her eye. Was that the Famed Donald Duck? Living and Breathing? She grabbed her family and raced towards the line, only stopping when she had both feet in the line to meet Donald. When it was finally her turn, Donald Duck turned to her and held out his arms. She gave him the bigest hug ever! Donald Duck signed her autograph book and she posed for countless pictures before her family pulled her away since it was time for the next family. As she walked away, she shouted "I'll miss you, Donald!" and he waved a kiss to her. It was the first of many character interactions she would have with the characters over the week.

  In the next week, her family would visit all four parks, and they would meet as many characters as they possibly could. They met Minnie, Mickey, Donald =], Daisy, Snow White, the seven dwarfs, Princess Aurora and her prince, Cinderella, Jasmine, Pluto, Goofy, Mary Poppins and many more. That was the moment the Disney magic really began for Megan, and the first time she really knew that the college program was a nation-wide program.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Celebrate a dream come true!

Today, I took the very first step towards being able to participate in the Walt Disney World College Program in the Spring of 2011. Ahhhhhhhhh =]

      My very first step was to talk to my advisor today about the program and what she thought. honestly, I thought she was going to faint when I told her that I wanted to do the WDWCP and I would be gone for 7 months (I want to do the Spring Advantage, I think). I'm the first person from Wesley College who has ever wanted to go and I have a feeling I'm going to have to jump through hoops to get permission and credit. I have a few ideas about how I could get credit, but I just have to wait and see.
My advisor told me that she would talk to the department chair and do some research on her own about it, and that I should come and talk to her about it next Tuesday. Lucky for me, I do not have class next Tuesday with her but I will try to go and see her during the first few moments of our class time since I have algebra anyway.

Anyway, I'm just keeping my fingers crossed right now. It would be amazing if I could manage to get even 6 credits from Wesley for WDW.  That's all for now!

If you can dream it, you can do it.
Walt Disney

Sunday, November 1, 2009

It all started with a Mouse, or in my case: A Duck!

My very first trip to Walt Disney World, and the very beginning of my journey to the Happiest Internship in the World! Enjoy! This is Part One =]

        On December 22,1998, Megan came home from elementary school and upon skipping up the driveway with her backpack in hand, entered her home and went on into her room to put her stuff down since she had made a few Christmas cards in class and did not want her parents to see them. She walked into her room where she saw a pair of shorts and a t-shirt sitting there with a Donald Duck stuffed animal on it. She was utterly confused, as it was far from shorts and t-shirts weather in the cold state of Md. As she threw her boots in her closet, she noticed her duffle bag was missing. When she walked out of her room, she called for her mom and all of a sudden, her mom and dad popped out of her bathroom behind her and said “Surprise!” as they placed one of the famous Mickey Mouse Ear hats on her head. They were leaving for Walt Disney World in just a few short hours! Her family would be there from December 23rd to January 2nd and would be staying right off property in one of the family’s timeshares.

Soon enough, her family (which consisted of her mom, dad and great-aunt as well as herself) left their home on the Eastern Shore of Maryland for the long drive to Orlando.  Orlando is 904 miles from Mardela and it would take them about 15 hours of driving to get there. As they pulled out of their driveway, Megan waved goodbye to her pets, Blondie and Dagwood (don’t worry, the family was having an aunt come take care of them each day) and began to watch movies. They left home around 4 p.m. and would drive for about 6 hours and then would stop at a hotel for the night. The next morning, the family would leave the hotel and drive down into Fl. In order to prevent Megan from asking “Are we there yet?” questions every 5 mins, her mother gave her a ten dollar roll of quarters and each time Megan asked “Are we there YET?” she would have to give up a quarter. By the time they got to Jacksonville, Fl; Megan had used surprisingly none of her quarters. But between Jacksonville and Orlando(a 2.5 hour drive); she would use a whopping 13 quarters. Upon checking in at the timeshare, The family jumped into the pool and swam for a while before unpacking and getting settled in. They went to sleep early, as tomorrow was a busy day!

Early in the morning on Christmas eve, Megan and her family got up and got ready to head to the packs after a quick but filling breakfast. Megan’s mom would later recall that Megan could hardly sit still and was bouncing like a chicken with her head cut off! They would pile into the car and head towards The Magic Kingdom, with Megan bouncing in her seat with her Mickey Mouse Ears firmly on her head and Autograph Book in hand. You see, Megan’s cousin had done the Walt Disney World College Program the following year and had brought her back her very own autograph book with a big pen just for her trip. After catching the ferry across, and her father taking a photo of her face as she saw Cinderella’s Castle for the first time, She raced off the boat. Once the family had gone through the entrance, The four of them began the walk down Main Street. The next few moments would be the first and most special of many magical moments.