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Friday, April 30, 2010

New Obsession: Google Search Stories

Here is my Disney Google Search Story :)







Search on, followers; search on :)

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Exciting Events This Week!

I met Tina Fey and had my most magical guest interaction yet :)

More details to come at a later date!

PS - I miss my boyfriend.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

VIP Tour Guide for the Day

Today I played VIP Tour Guide for my little brother's girlfriend and her family. They had NEVER been to Walt Disney World or any other form of Disney (not even the adults!). They had Park Hoppers and wanted to see Magic Kingdom...AND Epcot! WHOAH! I had my work cut out for me. I got them special buttons and stickers, maps, times guides, and other special surprises! So from the time they got there around 10:45AM until the time they left around 10:35PM...we did...in order...

Magic Kingdom
Breakfast at the Main Street Bakery
Move It, Shake It, Celebrate It Parade
Pirates of the Caribbean
Splash Mountain
Ice Cream Stop
Big Thunder Mountain
Haunted Mansion
Peter Pan's Flight
Mickey's Philharmagic
Space Mountain
Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin (got stuck, found a 100,000pt spot and maxed out my score! I was a Galactic Hero!)
Shopped at the Chapeau

Epcot
Electric Umbrella
Test Track
Butterfly House/Browsing/Shopping
Club Cool
Soarin'
The Sea with Nemo and Friends
Turtle Talk with Crush (the best version I've seen yet!)
Illuminations

BACK TO MAGIC KINGDOM
Watched the end of Wishes from the gate (sad ending cuz we didn't make it in time to get in...oh well).

Judging by their faces, their (what seemed to be) sincere gratitude, and the sheer amount of things we did in less than twelve hours, I would call it an extremely successful day. Today meant a lot to my brother as well because he loves Disney SO much like I do and he wanted his gf to love it as much as he does, so this was kind of like a little present to him from me as well. It was fun and flattering to have people trust me enough to let me guide them around.

In addition, it was also really amazing to have people adopt me for the day and feel like I had some family here, even if I didn't really know them except for my brother's gf. I am going to miss them and now miss my family even more! Still...what a wonderful, exhausting, and more-than-adjectives-can-describe-fun! I really felt like I was bringing some magic into their lives...how often can you say that?

Good night!

"Thank you for staying with us, and we wish you magical dreams."


Sunday, April 11, 2010

Fractured Fairy Tale

Helping my brother with his assignment on fractured fairy tales. To summarize with an example you will all understand: basically every class Disney movie is a fractured fairy tale. It takes a fairy tale and manipulates it so it includes irony, parody, and satire. It tells the story but in a different way. Let's put it this way...The Little Mermaid kills herself at the end of the original fairy tale, Cinderella talks to fish or cats or whomever as her fairy godmother (depending on the culture), and Beauty is sent to the Beast by her father in his place because the father had picked one of the Beast's most beautiful roses (sound familiar?) for her after the Beast had shown him hospitality (Lumiere much?). Like I said, Disney's Classics are all fractured fairy tales, which makes this such an interesting experience!

Helping him with this assignment felt like Imagineering Story Writing to me...oh please let them call me and express interest. I have so many ideas and so much creativity I could bring to the Walt Disney Company! It is my dream job. I'll just keep praying for now.

The Internal Communications interview went fairly well. I am not 100% pleased because I was extremely nervous at the beginning but I kind of pulled myself together with more intelligent answers by the end. It also sounds like an amazing opportunity, as I would get to put my graphic design, writing, and even possibly broadcast skills to good use! We'll see. I should hear by next week or the week after. The good thing is that I am always honest in interviews...so I hope they know how sincere I am and how much I want this.

Ashlie

Friday, April 9, 2010

Tomorrow at 2...

I have a phone interview for Disney's Internal Communications...wish me luck!

Ashlie