After a full two weeks here at the most magical place on Earth, I’m thinking that I don’t want to leave!! Everyone here is so nice and welcoming. Some people that have started as college program students (CPs) prefer working full time because CPs only close. I am used to closing from my previous job, but working a 10 or 11 hour shift is a different story. There is still a lot to learn and adjust to!
The one thing that I don’t think I will ever get used to while I’m here is seeing all of the princesses back stage! I met Anna and Elsa for the first time (I won’t say where or what they were wearing because I don’t want to ruin the magic) and Winnie-the-Pooh and Tigger stopped us in the cafeteria and hugged and kissed us.
Thursday, January 29-Wednesday, February 4: Training!
From Thursday, January 29 to Wednesday, February 4, I have had nothing but back-to-back classroom and onsite training. I have so much to learn in that short amount of time!
I’ve been learning how to master the art of preparing food at Disney’s different restaurants. In Tomorrowland I have learned how to run the cash register and make crazy flavored hot dogs at the Lunching Pad, and I mastered the two cone-one hand ice cream maneuver at Auntie Gravity’s.
In Fantasyland, I’ve learned how to make LeFou’s Brew at Gaston’s Tavern. It is a delicious concoction of frozen apple juice, marshmallow syrup, and mango-passion fruit foam! I highly recommend getting it. I also learned how to make specialty macaroni and cheese at The Friar’s Nook, like bacon cheeseburger mac and cheese, and roasted pork mac and cheese.
“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”
The one thing that scares me is finding my way through Mickey’s Magical Mouse Tunnels and getting to where I need to go after I am done with my training. Everyone here is so helpful and nice though, that I am not that worried!
Who loves Hidden Mickeys? I know I do! I don’t know how many of you have been to Disney since they added the Storybook Circus attractions with Beauty and the Beast’s Castle. I saw all of the attractions on my first day of training in my Traditions class, including a Hidden Mickey! If you ever go and want to find a Hidden Mickey, go right to Gaston’s Tavern. In the front of the shop, there is a fountain with Gaston and LeFou. If you look at the front of the statue, on the right side toward the crack in the base, there are three indents. That’s your Hidden Mickey!!
Days at Disney: 13
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