Captain Jack Disneybound!

I had so much fun disneybounding as Jack Sparrow last week! It was fun to see all the looks I was getting because disneybounding is not as popular in WDW as it is in DL. There was only one person, who was a cast member at the new Marketplace Co-op, that recognized my bound. lol But I think most people got it. I wore a white tank-top with a dark vest, gray/green shorts, combat boots, my pirate necklace, and to top it all off a red bandanna.

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If you don’t know what a disneybound is check out disneybound.tumblr.com, but it’s basically wearing regular clothes that you own or can buy at the mall and theming your outfits based on disney characters. Its alot of fun and a great way to change up your park visits. =D

I am definitely going to disneybound more often and hopefully it will get more popular in WDW. But it is still always fun to be creative and think of new fun and different disneybounds!

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Dan Cockerell was a CP!

I finally got a chance to watch the re-dedication of Disney’s Hollywood Studios on May 1, 2014.
It was really heart-warming to see all the studios cast members there celebrating, since I did my college program in Hollywood Studios! =)

Did you know, Dan Cockerell, VP of Disney’s Hollywood Studios, started his Disney career as a CP at the Contemporary Resort.

They also had all the cast members who were at the original opening of the park in 1989 and still make the magic everyday. One of those cast members was someone I worked with on my program, John. He was so kind and always had a huge smile on his face.

I think this just goes to show you that if you are dedicated, you can accomplish anything and do what makes you happy.

Imagineers Bring Full 3D Audio-Animatronics to Life at Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

I am super excited about the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train attraction! I think Walt would be really proud of how new technology and innovation is joining forces with his original creativity. Back in the late 30s and 40s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” was a sensation and I think this attraction will be a reminder of how truly incredible the film is, not only as a story, but as a milestone in animation and entertainment history.

Shopping!

One of the highlights to this weekend was shopping for professional clothes for my MI. I have a few dress shirts and black dress pants, but need alot more since I will be in non-costume Disney Look almost everyday. I got a really nice Lauren Conrad jacket that is so comfortable! I also got some nice shirts and awesome shoes. It seems than many managers wear flats and small heels, so I got nude colored 2 inch heels and plain back as well. Next weekend I’m going to look for skirts, more pants, and flats. Ekk! This is so exciting!!!

This week has been so surreal! And I found a roommate! =) It’s kind of nerve racking to lease an apartment for the first time on my own and having to worry about paying rent, utilities, etc..but it’s going to be an adventure!

Accepted!

It’s official! I was accepted for a Management Internship (Animal, Science, Environment Operations) with Disney! This is such a dream come true! I still cannot believe it.

I think that I am most excited about starting this new chapter of my life and creating a professional career in my field with the company I love!

For those of you wondering, I applied 1/28, interviewed on 3/26, accepted on 4/4.

Now it’s time to find an apartment and a roommate!

Follow for more updates on my magical Disney journey! =D

Andy’s Dad..

There have been many pixar theories going around the internet lately and one of my favorites is the truth about Andy’s mom. I was reading Jon Negroni’s theory and  watching videos, including the SuperCalrinBrothers interpretation of the theory on YouTube, and Woody supposedly once belonged to Andy’s Dad. This raised the question of the whereabouts of Andy’s dad. Did he pass away, did he leave, did his parents get a divorce? No one can truly know the answer to question, however, we can speculate based on  the information Andy gives.

In Toy Story 3 we can see how much Andy really does care about Woody, which reinforces the fact that Woody is Andy’s favorite toy. The connection between Andy and Woody though goes much deeper. Andy gives a heart felt description of Woody when he gives him to Bonnie. “Now Woody, he’s been my pal for as long as I can remember. He’s brave, like a cowboy should be, and kind, and smart, but the thing that makes Woody special is that he’ll never give up on you, ever, he’ll be there for you, no matter what. You think you can take care of him for me?”

This statement can have multiple meanings. For starters, if Andy’s dad passed away then Woody is a sentimental figure and is a extension of his dad, i.e. someone who was brave, kind, and smart. On the other hand, if Andy’s dad left on a sour note then Woody would represent the farther figure Andy never had in his life because his dad may have given up on him or was not there for him. We can see that throughout the Toy Story trilogy Woody was constantly separated from Andy and always found a way back to him. Woody most likely knows that he was passed down from father to son and either does not want to leave him and disappoint him as his dad would have if he left or Woody doesn’t want Andy to loose him like he lost his dad if he died. Woody does take on a fatherly role withing the group of toys; he is the leader of the group, who protects everyone, and has everyone’s best interest at heart.

What ever the case may be it is evident that the connection between Woody and Andy is much deeper than a typical toy to owner relationship. Based on the other theories, Woody was most likely a family toy that once belonged to Andy’s dad. In Andy’s eyes Woody is the father figure in his life who is brave, kind, smart, and always there for him.