Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Merry Christmas!

Today is christmas!!! It was a really weird day and defiantly one I will remeber for a long time. I was woken up very early by my other roommates talking to people from home. I didn't say anything onyx because it was Cristina's. Otherwise I would of told them to go to bed. It was three am after all. After that entire situation happened. I still don't fuly understand what happened truthfully. I was like half out of it from sleeping for a few hours before it happened. I woke up just before 8 and called my sister to wake her up. I felt bad because I had to do 2 different Christmas mornings at once. My family in canada and my family in Florida. We walked into the main room and Carrie had filled our stockings and put them all on the couch and put our presents on the table. I opened my stocking and gifts from them while on Skype with my family. Then I opened my other stocking from home. Carrie, Kim and K went out to breakfast at this girl from carries church's house. I stayed back to open my presents from my mom and watch the Christmas Day parade. At about 11 I started to get ready for work. I had a kit Kat (thanks mom) for breakfast and so I had a junk lung too. Cookies mr. Noodle and popcorn was packed. Along with two apples of course. I decided that I was going to eat junk all day and didn't eat the apples. Work was a normal day really. It was really busy for most of the day. It's strange for the attraction to be busy so it was a nice change. Time went by fast for the first few hours. The way the day goes depends on who is working. After they left it went by slower but it was east as usual wich was good. I had had so much junk food that I decided I night as well continue that trend so I went home and made fries for dinner. Overall it was a good Christmas Day. 



Have a magical day! 

Sam

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

oops!

I did it again I kept putting off this post and honestly right now I don't really want to blog but I made myself do it. I am going to briefly update so I can do something else.


I worked wed- saturday the normal dumb guest, EMH being oh so magical as always.

Now for my days off. Sunday I slept in like usual went to publix and then just watched movies at home. Yesterday I took the bus to Walmart and then walked to whole foods and bought a few things that I needed. I then went to Carrie to her church christmas party and then we came home and then went back out to go to the dollar store and Walmart. We got home around midnight and so I went right to bed. Today I got my package my mom sent me in the mail and did laundry and relaxed watching disney movies and making cookies. I am currently on Skype with my sister for over 3 hours and now I am watching the cartoon grinch movie over Skype. This is basically my day. It was a good last day off before 7 days of work.


Yup 7 days of work….. It sucks but the worst park is that on day 7 is new years eve and I'm at work until 1:15am. I have the next day off but one of the girls that I work with it's her last day and so I want to go say goodbye and such.



well thats all for now!!!

Have a magical day!


Sam

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Backstreet boys

Today was the bsb concert! In the morning I went and bought more tape for wrapping presents. I finished getting my gifts together and then around two Carrie took me to the post office to mail my gifts. I realised she was waiting for me and I told her to go to Walmart and not to wait. My told her this because I didn't want to go to Walmart after. She did leave and after a bit of me figuring out what to do I got my things in the mail. It said it would be 6-10 days but I'm guessing it will be longer because of Christmas. After I took the bus home I made dinner and then went off to the house of blues. I got there later then I wanted to because of me getting to the post office later then planed. I thought I was going to be at the end of the line but surprisingly there where a lot more people who lined up after me. They said the doors open at 7 but we didn't actually start moving untill 7:30. I got inside just as the first act was finishing up. After I got there the next two acts went up. They where the plain white t's and colbie callet. After it was in finally time for the bsb to begin! At that point the row of people I was standing with shifted to the left. Of course this made all the short people around me behind the tall people. We managed though and it was still so much fun. I helped two people get kicked out too. It was fantastic this guy and his girlfriend pushed through us and stood infront of us. We all started yelling for security and one guy came and asked me if they where there and I said no they just got there. So they kicked them out if the concert. Some other people got kicked out before the bsb even started! It was the plain white t's... Why anyone would do that I have no idea. Like honestly you payed $90 for that ticket and you are just going to throw it out. Anyway I had fun, I knew all the words to almost all if the songs. There was one or maybe two songs that in knew them just not off by heart. After the concert was over I went to candy cauldron and then D street. This is where they sell all the different vinalmations. It's an amazing but dangerous place to go. I saw this one series and fell in love with two. Now I only by vinalmations if I would be happy getting most if not all of them. That didn't matter this time because I got the one I really wated. It was a finding nemo one. If had dory on the front and a small Merlin on the back. It's fantastic. Anyway, after getting that I walked to the bus stop. I just missed the bus so I sat and waited for the next one. Once I got home I talked to my roommates and we started playing bsb music. It was a fantastic day overall.




Have a magical day! 

Sam

Monday, 16 December 2013

Around the world in three hours

I know impressive right? I went all around the world today. I really wanted to go on the Mexico and Norway boat rides and get a few more christmas gifts. I didn't really do a big look around like I did with Carrie but I was happy with what I did. I went on both of those rides and then went to china. I was surprised by how much stuff I liked in their store. I guess so much of it was like home thats why. Anyway I was going to get this what I think was glow in the dark elephants and then I saw something better. It is a see no evil, hear no evil speak no evil elephants. I continued and watched the American adventure show. It was good but not something I would want to see all the time. It basically said all the good things that happened in the us and then only twice mentions briefly the bad like slavery and killing all the natives. God bless america right? After that I went to Germany, kidding I went there before China. I bought a marzipan chocolate bar. It is amazing and luckily lasted forever. I walked around the rest of the pavilions briefly looking in a few stores and then went and bought a few things from the Canadian pavilion. I told them some of the small stuff was also for my sister, I lied it was for myself. So I walked around epcot with my maple lollypop it was amazing. I went back to mouse gears and got a few small things and my secret Santa gift. Oh and the best vinalmation ever! It is a dory one and on the back there is Merlin. They are in the jelly fish field. After that I went to the bus stop and then when I came home I made a weird dinner and watched more documentaries. I was getting sucked into this depression vortex so I decided I needed to go outside in the cold. I went to check the mail and when I came back I felt so much better. I moved to the main room and thats where I am now listening to newsies and now christmas music finally taking the time to update this blog! I know I may leave it for a few days but now I know I will never abandon it. I can't remember what I did a few days ago I know if I didn't blog I wouldn't really remember the small things this year at all. This is a good way for my to reflect on what has happened wile telling people back home and who ever else is reading this what is going on.



I am still loving it down here. I know more and more each day this is what I needed to do. At home I felt trapped and I needed to escape. I remember on one of my last days in Toronto I looked around and thought about how I needed to get away. I have done the same things for so long. I feel like over the past year I am finally growing up a lot and becoming a new confident woman. I am going to think of this as the beginning of my new chapter. I thought about this before I came down here that from now on my life will have two parts. Before Disney, and after Disney is the way my life will be from now on. I have been here for almost two months and know I know for sure that three months would have been to short of a time as my new roommate is going home in just over a month and it feels like she just got here.





Have a magical day!


Sam

If only I remembered…

So the next two days off I honestly don't really remember what happened…. I have no idea what I did on the Wednesday. I know I did something but I can't remember what it was. Okay so I just looked at my bank statement and now I remember. Haha always a good way to remember… see what I bought. So now that I remember I can fully explain. 




So on Wednesday I slept in and then went to the magic kingdom… yet again. I realized I have been going to much. I have started dreading going because of the long bus ride. As much as I love that place. With going as much as I had the bus ride is becoming a hassle. I am so thankful I don't work there. I would go insane! Anyway, I went because I wanted to go on the Jingle Cruise. It is the jungle cruise but they changed some of it for the holidays. It is only like that until well, the holidays are over. I wanted to go on it and didn't want to wait even later for larger crowds then already where. I went to Starbucks first though because obviously I wanted an iced tea. I looked at the board to see the prices because I knew they where going to be more at the parks. It turns out that there is a size bigger then Venti. They call it trenta, very fitting actually. Let me give you a comparison, I goggled it to make sure I got all the facts correct too. The venti is 24 oz and the trenta is 31 oz, it is huge. It took my over an hour to finish. Granted this is also while talking on the phone and going on jingle cruise and it wasn't hot out at all. Anyway that was not the point of my trip the jingle cruise was. It was really cool. I am glad that I did it before it changed back to the normal one. After it was over I asked Ali if she wanted to go on a Skype ride with me. Before we did that I got the kids peanut butter and jelly, I have been hesitant to get it because I don't like grape jelly but surprisingly I liked it anyway. By the time I got on the ride it was basically dark so Ali couldn't see anything really. I chose big thunder mountain railroad it is becoming a new favourite of mine. I liked it so much more this time over the first time I did it probably because I am playing with my phone and trying to Skype Ali while sliding around because I was the only one in that cart. It was fun though. I continued to Skype her until I got to the bus stop. Turns out I missed the bus by a few min because I waited over 30 min for a bus. My phone dead from skyping Ali made the wait really boring. 



Thursday I wrote my last blog post and then I went grocery shopping at Publix. It is a really quick walk from chattam so I walked and then did my best to get only enough food I needed for the week and actually stuff I needed. I am trying to save up money so that when I want to actually do something I have the money to do it. After I got home and unpacked the groceries I sat and watched TV for a bit while eating lunch. Then T one of the african boys said he wanted to go with me to MK, yes I know again. I went on the next bus and I told him to go on the one after and gave him detailed instructions on how to get to MK. He missed the next bus and I didn't care I was doing my own thing anyway. I did a few small things and then I went over and got on the train and I was planing on just going from frontier land to main st. but I ended going all the way around. While I was on the train T finally got to MK, he came a way that if he got caught he could of got termed. That would have been okay with me honestly. I was cold and hungry so I continued on with my plan to go home. I told him to do what he wanted but he came with me anyway. The monorail was acting up and so it took us a while to get to the TTC, once we did we only waited about 10 min before the bus to come. After that we went home and then I think I just went to bed I can't really remember. 


That was followed by two normal days of work and then Sunday I washed my bed bought a few things from the dollar store and then spent from 5pm- 2 am watching documentaries on Netflix. Yeah so that was the last few days. I am going to post about today right now and then I will be all updated!!! 



Have a magical day!


Sam 

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Back to work I go!

After an amazing three days off I had two days back at work! They where both normal day at work nothing really exciting happened that I remember. I don't like illuminations as I have probably mentioned before. Lucky me I had to do it both days.... Saturday I had a few rude people. I told one girl I was going to call someone and then she listened thankfully because I don't know how to call anyone. Sundays was good though, everyone listened and was out as fast as I could be. The holiday fireworks are so cool. They are my favourite part of the show, I don't know why they just are. The end of those fireworks are crazy! They are so loud you can feel the ground shake and you can't hear afterwords, but it's so cool! On Sunday I decided to wait for Carrie and Carolyn because they where done shortly after me. I called my sister and talked for her for a bit. When they came in turns out Carrie drove so it worked out better for me in the end!


Have a magical day! 

Sam

Mixed post

I can't really remember what I did the last few days to be honest. This post will be my best to remember all of the things that I have done.

Saturday, Sunday and Monday: These where just normal days of work I can't remember exciting or not normal to happen. We had a few problems on sunday with another cast member. I tried to stay out of it and hopefully when I return to work it will be resolved.


Tuesday: Today Kim, Carrie and I had the day off. We where going to the Christmas party at MK. In the morning Carrie went to go let some friend into MK and so she was there all day. Kim got ready and left to go to Walmart around 1Pm. Of course without getting her ticket for the event. I got the 2 bus to walmart was there really quickly and then got on the 3 bus home. Kim was on that bus coming home. Once we got home Kim called the Disney booking place and got her ticket. We just relaxed at home until we caught the bus to the poli and then walked to the TTC. Once we got there we picked up our tickets at will call and then went to try and find Carrie. She was watching the 7:45 castle show and she told us to meet her by walt after the show. Once the show was over we saw carrie and then started our journey. We went and got Carrie food and talked about what we where going to do that night. Carrie obviously wanted to see as many characters as possible. Only ones that where normally not out on a regular day. We walked to the back of the castle and saw the 7 dwarfs but we didn't get a picture with them. We walked to the front of the castle to watch celebrate the magic, its basically the fireworks pre show. Then after that we went to the back of the castle because Carolyn watched the fireworks back there with Peter and Wendy. Carrie felt bad because she didn't realize there where projections on the castle that we couldn't see. It was cool watching the fireworks from the back of the castle because they where all around us. Some fireworks where let off of the castle and the buildings around it and then some way back from the castle for safety reasons obviously. After that we saw a character attendant and so we got in line without knowing who it was. Turns out it was Merry, Burt and two penguins. I obviously got more excited about the penguins. It was so cool to meet them. After that we started walking towards frontier land to watch the parade we saw peter and Wendy walking towards back stage. We watched the parade which was so cool as some of the floats smelled so good! Then on the way back to meet the Characters from the hundred acre woods I spotted Peter and Wendy. We went over and the character attendant said they where making a standby line. There was apparently a lot of people from the ride being down and the parade going through. They where not sure if they where going to open it again. Luckily they did and so we got our picture with them! From there we walked over to where we could meet Winnie the Pooh, tigger, piglet and eyore. We wated in line and when it was our turn we went up an hugged all of them.  When I hugged eyore he made the kisey noise as the scared me! I thought they never made noise but turns out they do! Carrie told me after that a lot of them do it. I wasn't a fan of it at all! After that we went on the Winnie the Pooh ride. After that we went home and slept we are all super tired!



Have a magical day! 

Sam 

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Back to work again!

This post will be about the last two days of work. So I can get fuly updated!


Thursday: 

Today was a normal day at work. It was going so slow untill about 6:00. I was on pre show greeter. The new thing they have instead of promenade greeter. I was standing with Kristal at greeter when a person from guest relations came down the stairs. I at first thought that it was weird to see someone in full costume walk around. The people behind him all have full beers so Kristal did her job and said they had to finish their drinks but the next show was in 14 min so they had time. Then one of them took their sunglasses off and said "I can finish this in 12" and they all walked down the bridge. Kristal and I looked at eachother in shock as the person was Neil Partick Harris! I knew he loved the canada film but I didn't think I would actually see him! I eventually went to do trivia with the group and from the podium I could see them. After trivia was over I saw then red light come on the same time they walked in the pre show so I did the welcome spiel. He was on his phone walking towards the doors but it was still so cool. I went back to pull what I thought was going to be rotation but it wasn't. I got pre show greeter again. When I talked to a coordinator he was like are you sure you don't want to watch the movie with NPH? So I did. It was cool. At the end of the movie his fiancĂ© decided to dance around doing spins and kicks and did flips on the lean rails. He must do things like this often because the other people with him didn't pay much attention. After that we fixed the schedule and went on with rotation. 

Yesterday was just a normal day. Longer then normal though. This girl Alison had tickets for the taping of the Christmas parade and so she wanted a later shift that day and I started at three. My shift was going to be 3:00-11:45 but I changed it for 11:00-9:45. Two hours longer but that was okay. I had a good conversation with one of my coworkers. They are becoming my favourite person to work with. Okay no they definitely are. That made the day go by so much faster. 

Today was a normal day again. Nothing out of the ordinary other then I'm an finally getting sick. I knew it was coming eventually I was just waiting for it to happen. I am currently in the break trailer waiting for Carrie. I am done 15 min before her and I use to not wait but I decided to now. I get home almost half hour later but I don't mind. I lost my laundry card which sucks. I don't know where it is. I had planed on doing laundry it up early so I would have time then I couldn't find my card. I will have to wait untill I have cash to do it. Which sucks but what ever. I have a feeling the cards at the bottom of my basket but I don't know really. 



Have a magical day! 

Sam

Friday, 6 December 2013

Magic Kingdom yet again!

Yes today I went to magic kingdom! For those of you wondering that is three times in less then a week! I went today with someone so I didn't go alone! I was with Kim, it was her first time going since traditions so we had to go. We did all the same rides I had done except for its a small world as it was closed :(. We did splash mountain, carousel of progress and buzz lightyear spin which I hadn't done yet either. It was a nice day out, not to hot but not too cold so we didn't freeze either. We where there with a group of 500 high school students from Argentina too. It made everything more exciting where we were trying to do things before they got there. I love that park so much. I like that there is so much to do there. It does feel the most like a theme park but it is okay because it is where I feel most of the magic happens. When we went on splash mountain I lied a bit to Kim and said that the ride was you go up a hill then back down thats it. It is kinda true but she quickly figured out I was not being honest. It was still funny how every time we where about to drop she would freak out and then close her eyes and swear. We are working on her not swearing so much its a long process and I don't know if it will be successful we will try though!



Have a magical day!

Sam

Canadian adventures at epcot!

So today Carrie and I went to epcot!!!! We left the house around two after getting frustrated and we both needed to leave the apartment. Once we got there we took a few pictures and then went on spaceship earth. I love that ride it is so cool to go on, we did it in spanish and that way we could actually pay attention to the things on the ride not on what they where telling us. After that we walked over to the land building and we saw the circle of life and then went on sorin'. We walked from there to the Canada break trailer so that Carrie could put something in her locker. We then went to the sotre in Canada to see Carolyn. We also took a bunch of pictures of the pavilion and then we started on with our journey. We stopped in every country looking in all of the stores and around the areas. Only buying these weird things in Japan and marzipan in Germany. We didn't get all the way around but it was okay because we are going to be here for an entire year! We did everything but Mexico and Norway and technically China. We went to the movie but we didn't go anywhere else as it was closing. We decided to leave during the fireworks as we had obviously seen them before. We ended up going this other way. I think it was longer but it made for a good adventure! After coming home I just went to bed. I was super tired and didn't really have energy for anything else.


Have a magical day!

Candle light processional!

Today Carrie and I both had the day off so we decided to go to candel light processional. In the early afternoon Carrie, Kim and I went to whole foods. I only bought things I actually needed this time. After that we dropped Kim off at work and then we went home. Carie had a song practice to go to so I stayed home and charged my phone. I was going to leave the apartment at 6 but I lost track of time and didn't actually leave the house until almost 7. That was not good because the line we knew was going to be super long and we wanted to get a spot. Luckily Carrie got there before me and stood in line because if she hadn't we would not of gotten a spot. We ended up sitting at the back on the side and I had a nice tree in front  of us but it was so cool still! Neil patrick harris would say a short thing about the christmas story and then the choir would sing. They where so good! After that was over carrie and I decided to stay and watch the fireworks in front of Canada! It was cool to see the entire fireworks show as a guest not as someone who tells people to get off of things. Over all it was a really good day, and a really great start to my three days off!


Have a magical day!


Sam

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Property control, Cast connections and magic kingdom round two.

This morning we just took our time getting ready and at around 2 Carrie and I went to property control. This is a cast discount store. One building its smaller but it is all damaged things so it is all 75% off. Some of the things are almost in perfect condition. I bought a bucket of soldiers from toy story for 75% off because one was missing. I don't think I will miss 1 from a bucket of 71 other ones. I also bought something for Ali and its in perfect condition just the batteries don't work. After that trailer we went into the bigger building where other people can join the cast members. They sell some food in there and then disney clothes and toys at a discount price. I got a bag and a shirt both of them where $30 on their own but I got them for basically $10 each. After that Carrie needed to go to work but she dropped me off on the way there! I walked from the contemporary to the main entrance. It was less then a 5 min walk. I walked around and went to the place where I saw the watches. I thought they had sold the one I liked but then I found it in a different spot. I decided to wait and look around first before I was to buy anything. I tried to Skype taylor but it didn't really work and I had no head phones and so I could hardly hear anything. Then all of a sudden different music came on and then a dance party started. the most exciting thing is that fro-zone was there! I had never seen him before so it was so exciting!!! After that I finally went back to the jewellery store. The person helping me at the store was an ICP from Australia he was really cool and funny. I waited for them to size it and then I went to the enchanted tiki room. On the way there though I went on the pirates of the Caribbean ride. I will always love this ride so much. The enchanted Tiki room was so cool! I loved it!!!!!! After that I decided to walk back to the bus. I just missed a bus so I had to wait for half an hour for another bus. It wouldn't of been that bad if it wasn't a cold windy night in the middle of a parking lot. After that I just went home and relaxed as I was tired and had work the next day.


Have a magical day!

Sam

Monday, 2 December 2013

Magic kingdom!

Yesterday I had the joy of going to magic kingdom!!! I wanted to go there since we first got here. I went by myself which was fine because that meant I could do what I wanted. When I first got there (without getting lost I might add!) as soon as I turned the corner I saw the Dapper Dans! It was so amazing!!!!! They where singing christmas music and tap dancing. I have a feeling I will always freak out when I see them! I walked around looking in a few shops before deciding to go to fantasy land. It was the old part not the new part. I walked right on to Philharmagic, it was so good! It was like the muppet 3D movie but with Disney characters. After that I went on it's a small world and then got food. I walked out of fantasy land and into Liberty square and went on Haunted mason and then Big thunder mountain rail road in Frontier land. I then walked through adventure land and Main St. USA to tomorrow land! The first thing I did when I got there was go on Stitch's great escape. I then stupidly decided to go on space mountain. I didn't go on this ride the last time we where here because it scared me. This time I decided to go on because I am not usually afraid of rides any more. Well I wasn't afraid this time but I still didn't like it. By that time is was kinda dark and I wasn't feeling good after spaceship mountain and not really eating so I decided to walk around new fantasy land. I bought a candy apple and a new dumbo shirt and continued walking. I thought about going on the new little mermaid ride but decided to eat my candy apple instead. I did go on the Winnie the pooh ride and it was amazing! Probably one of my favourite things I did all day! After that I decided to take my luck and go home. It was a good idea as I still wasn't feeling good, it was freezing and the parade didn't start for half an hour. I am glad I left when I did because on the way out I wasn't looking where I was going and i rolled my ankle on the street car track on main street. I ended up having to wait a while for the bus in the parking lot. I decided that no matter when it was that spot would always suck. Oh well its not that big of a deal if I actually knew when the busses where coming I could time it better. After that I went home and then went to bed.


Have a magical day!

Sam