Your ULTIMATE SURVIVAL GUIDE to Disney World at Christmas Time! UPDATE x2 10/21

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  1. Disneyfreak508

    Disneyfreak508 Frumpy Princess ♥ <br><a href="http://www.disboard

    Jun 10, 2008
    HELLO EVERYONE! So I have some HUGE news.

    You all know how it has been my DREAM to apply for the Disney College Program. I have constantly been torn about when to apply because I didn't know when a good time to leave school would be.

    However, last Thursday, I impulsively decided to submit an application! I got through the web based interview and I have my phone interview on October 1st!

    I don't know if I'm going to go for sure next semester, but I wanted to apply just to see what would happen. My top two roles of choice are Concierge and Fairy Godmother in Training at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, so if I get either of those, I am SO outta here and my dream will FINALLY be coming true!

    If I don't get either of those, I am going to have to play it by ear and see if it's worth going this semester or not. If I don't go in the spring, I am planning on going in the fall.

    So good thoughts and prayers would be much appreciated for my phone interview/getting either one of those roles! I am SO excited and I have been jumping out of my skin since I have applied! I can't even WAIT to see the results! It's going to seem like forever until I finally find out!

    As for now, my phone interview is in 8 days and I am going to Disney in 11 days. I AM SO EXCITED FOR LIFE I CAN'T EVEN CONTAIN MYSELF!

    But for now, onto the regularly scheduled trip report! Be ready for some more VERY cool facts coming your way!

    Chapter 98: My Magic Kingdom Tour From a Jungle Cruise Skipper (Part 1)
    January 1st, 2012

    Clearly, I was very sad about leaving because I took about a million pictures. However, I really wanted to capture the view. Especially when this incredible sunset was happening. Enjoy:


    This is my top favorite one:











    Absolutely stunning.

    So now what?! It was my last night and we were just kind of winging it. I wanted to go over to the Magic Kingdom, but Dad and Jon were watching TV. They wanted to wait until some sports game was over. Ugh.

    So I thought I should text Ryan, my Jungle Cruise skipper friend, one more time since I was leaving tomorrow. I hadn’t talked to him since the other day at Jungle Cruise. So at quarter to seven I was like texted him and told him we would be at the Magic Kingdom that night, and if he was around maybe we could say hi since I was leaving tomorrow.

    So he texted me back saying he was at the studios, but he asked how long I would be there until.

    I told him I didn’t really know how long I was going to stay but as late as I possibly could I was hoping!

    He said he would meet me over at the Magic Kingdom in a little bit! He left Hollywood Studios and headed over.

    I told my family I was just gonna go because I was going to meet up with him because they were taking way too long. My Mom came with me and then my Dad and brother stayed behind, planning to go over later. (which never happened. Surprise!)

    Mom and I went outside, but then we went back up to the room to change into jeans because it was a little chilly.

    So we finally made it to Magic Kingdom. It’s disgusting how much less crowded it was. It’s absolutely unbelievable. Compared to the previous night, the place was like a ghost town. Everyone who was arriving there that day was like “wow it’s so crowded!” and everyone who had been there for Christmas week was like “…are you kidding me? You should have seen the place a day ago!”

    So Mom and I went into the Emporium and we picked out a Navy Mickey Mouse zip up sweatshirt for Nana. Ryan came walking in right before we bought it and he was able to use his CM discount for us! That was SO nice. Disney CM’s get absolutely amazing benefits between the free park passes and the merchandise discounts. It’s so worth it right there.

    We chatted a bit with Ryan and then Mom decided to go meet up with Jon and Dad. Ryan and I headed off into the Magic Kingdom and the fun began!

    Ryan did his college program during his freshman year of college and at this point he was a Junior. He kept his Jungle Cruise Skipper job seasonally and he is a HUGE Disney fan! Little did I know, I had a TONS of Disney knowledge coming my way on this night! I wrote it all down so I could share it with you guys!

    We walked into Adventureland, and he told me that the Cast Memberss abbreviate it to be “Ad-Lib” because CM’s who work in Adventureland can also be trained to work in Liberty Square. Those are the only two lands in the Magic Kingdom where that can happen.

    We started off at Pirates of the Caribbean and walked right on the ride! The place was a ghost town, I’m tellin’ ya.

    We got on the ride and we basically were talking about it the entire time. Here are our conclusions/facts I learned from Pirates of the Caribbean:

    We both agreed that Davy Jones was WAY better than Blackbeard in the fog at the beginning.

    There’s a hidden mickey in the shadow of the cat where the pirate is like “you’re a nice little [kitty] cat!” I never noticed that one before!

    The hairy leg pirate in that ride has actual human hair on it.

    We LOVE Jack Sparrow being on the ride, he’s absolutely amazing. We also both love the smell of pirates – it’s the best.

    There’s new glimmering lights at the treasure room at the end of the ride!

    The ride was great, and we entered the gift shop when it was over. On the left side, if you look up, there is the actually the REAL key from the second movie from Davy Jones’ heart RIGHT THERE. That’s awesome.


    So we got off of pirates and headed to our next stop, which was Splash Mountain! While we were walking there we heard the Main Street Electrical Parade going on! Ryan told me that Spectro Magic is coming back soon! He doesn’t know when exactly, but the MSE is going away and my beloved Spectro is returning. Thank the Lord. I can't wait.

    Ryan told me that on Star Tours, if you go to the Cast Member “I am feeling rebellious” you might just have a great chance at being the rebel spy. He has done it many times!

    We made it over to Splash Mountain which was also a complete walk on. We were in the second row of the log. We both used to be super scared of this ride when we were little.

    He pointed out a lot of different parts of the ride to me. You basically see Br’er Bear’s butt more than you see his face in that ride.... IT'S SO TRUE hahaha.

    There are a lot of speakers in that ride that are completely uncovered. You can see that wire when br’er rabbit is hopping through with his picnic knapsack.

    When the gophers pop out at the end, the one who sounds like he’s sneezing is saying “FSU” for Florida State University. One of the Imagineers who worked on the ride actually went there and they incorporated that into Splash Mountain. We didn’t get too wet – Ryan got it worse than I did!

    The blue bird at the end wasn’t working that night.

    Our next stop was going into the Haunted Mansion.

    Did you know that Liberty Square is the only land that doesn’t have any bathrooms? That’s because there were no actual bathrooms in colonial times.

    If you look at the sidewalk in Liberty Square, there is like a pebble pathway in the middle and red cement on the outer side. It’s kind of gross, but in colonial towns they didn’t have any bathrooms, so they dumped their waste into the streets. The red cement is supposed to represent the dumping grounds and the sidewalk is the clean part.

    Also, there is this little metal bridge in between liberty square and frontierland, and liberty square is supposed to represent the colonial states, while frontierland represents the western states. That little bridge is COMPLETELY camouflaged in, but it’s supposed to represent the Mississippi River! And if you look over the edge, you can see a little trickling “river.” Very small detail, yet very significant. Everything done at Disney is a certain way FOR A REASON.

    There is this seating area in Liberty Square, and if you look in the windows you will see this doll in there. That is Lillian Disney’s actual doll!

    Ryan also told me about Grad Nights on our walk over there. He once had to work one night on that wooden walkway by Frontierland. His job was to literally stop the kids from hanging off of the sides of the bridges. They were awful.

    Also, they stopped opening Jungle Cruise up during Grad Nights because there were rumors of some terrible things happening back there that aren't quite DIS-appropriate. Then when Jungle Cruise was closed, these kids snuck in there and went skinny dipping in the water! Little did they know if you go in that water you need to get a tetnis shot. HAHA! Some awful kids also had BBQ sauce and squirted all inside the Haunted Mansion. Needless to say, for those and for many other reasons, Grad Nights have been discontinued. People really are absolutely disgusting.

    Alright... it's Haunted Mansion time. So apparently they’re thinking of trying to remake a Haunted Mansion movie that is way better. It’s supposed to be a “dark movie,” so we will see if that happens/how it goes.

    We began our HM journey in the queue and we looked at those five head statues.

    I had no idea but if you read the descriptions on the plaques underneath each statue, you can figure out who killed who. The little blurbs say how they died, and then the symbols above the words (gun, axe, etc.) represent how they killed someone else.

    It’s AMAZING. I never even knew that was there. See if you can figure them out! (I took these pictures in May so I could accurately show you guys what I'm talking about)

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    Cousin Maude on the far right, if you go around the back, you can actually see the matches in her hair. She died because she was set on fire.


    Then we continued on… only half of the instruments work. You don’t actually even have to touch it to make it work. The sound is triggered by a sensor that is right above the surface.

    The one where you plug the water holes is cool – plug up where water is coming out and it will come out of another crack.


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  3. Disneyfreak508

    Disneyfreak508 Frumpy Princess ♥ <br><a href="http://www.disboard

    Jun 10, 2008
    Chapter 99: My Magic Kingdom Tour From a Jungle Cruise Skipper (Part 2)
    January 1st, 2011

    All of the books that push out of the book case have a code to them. Ryan didn’t know what it was, but there is some trick to it!


    There’s also this one station where you hear a clue and you need to figure out what the ending is. I forgot what my clue was, but I know the answer was “Banana.” You say it into the speaker and if you get it right she writes it down. If you get it wrong, she tells you you’re incorrect.


    We admired all of the tombstones and they are all there for a reason. Some of them are named after imagineers, and there’s a bunch of different stories behind each one. Unfortunately I don’t remember them specifically but some of the names on the tombstones are also names on some of the windows on Main Street! They represent the same people!

    We finally got into the ride, and there are flaws with the stretching room. You can see the cracks in the paint which ruin the illusion. Also, the gargoyles go up with the ceiling while it rises.

    The guy who is being hanged during the “of course there’s always my way” scene is actually featured many times throughout the ride. He is in a framed picture, in the ballroom, etc.

    There is also this one head statue of this woman with a big nose and she is in the ride multiple times too.

    As you’re leaving the stretching room, there is an audio that plays. Nobody EVER hears this because everyone rushes out. The audio is of some ghosts and they say in a SUPER creepy and quiet voice “stay together, stay together, stay together, GET OUT.” We had to stay WAY behind, and thankfully the CM didn’t mind us listening to it. But it’s so WEIRD! You would never even know it’s there! Try staying behind one time so you can hear it!

    As far as the actual ride goes, the first room with that chair that reminds me of VMK (the red one that looks like a hidden face on it) is actually a hidden Donald. Once you see it and know that, you finally recognize it’s a Donald.

    (Image borrowed from Google)

    You know that one scene with the blinking eyes? If you wonder how they do that, take your iPhone and shine a bright light on it. You will see that it basically looks like a bunch of tree branches with light up eyes on the ends.

    (Image borrowed from Google)

    The cobwebs aren’t as good inside of the mansion because there’s no one walking on the carpets. In the main room the carpets are wool so they collect more dust and therefore result in greater cobwebs.

    We got into the room with Madame Leota in the Crystal Ball, and you know that Raven with the red eyes? He was originally going to be the haunted mansion narrator. He is in many places throughout the ride.

    Back when the crystal ball was stationary, this guy apparently climbed out of his ride vehicle and tried to steal it. Around that table is a 16 foot drop (that is now covered) and apparently he fell down it and died.

    In the Attic Bride room, look at the gifts she is getting. At the beginning they are are bad quality. They get more extravagant as the scene goes on.

    Also, look at each of the bride's portraits. In every single one where she has a new husband, she has ANOTHER pearl necklace on. That represents her gaining more and more wealth as each man is killed. At the beginning she has one necklace. By the end, when she's standing there with the axe, she has a whole bunch of pearls!

    The ballroom scene is ridiculously amazing. The technique is called “Pepper’s Magic” and everything is done using mirrors. There is nothing in the ballroom besides those chairs and furniture and stuff.

    All of the audio animatronics are projected in there and they are actually in the room but not in any visible sight. They are above and below the doom buggies! However, if you lean out and look up you can see the legs of one of the ghosts from the chandelier!

    It’s a really complicated process and I’m still not quite sure how it works, but it’s absolutely amazing. Ryan actually got to go down into the ballroom and sit in the chairs down there. LUCKY.

    Also, if you ever noticed, the female ballroom dancers lead. That’s one of the mirror tricks. Everything is reversed when it is reflected, so the men are leading in the actual animatronic, but the mirror image is the opposite!

    There’s also a hidden mickey in the plates on the left hand side of the table.

    As you turn backwards, that is actually supposed to represent your “death” and entrance into the Haunted Mansion. The house that is on the right side there is supposed to have killed you somehow, but it doesn’t look anything like the Haunted Mansion itself.

    You know the guy who is there with the hungry looking dog? Look at him, and then look at the first guy getting chased up by the tree by that Rhino in the Jungle Cruise. It’s the same guy!

    (Image borrowed from Google)

    (Image borrowed from Google)

    There are two guys who helped design the Haunted Mansion. I don’t exactly remember their names, but the first one did everything before the graveyard scene because he wanted it to be scary and spooky, and the other did the fun "grim grinning ghosts" part after. Walt divided it up between the two because they couldn’t decide between scary and fun.

    As far as the singing statues, you know the one that is broken and crooked on the bottom? He is also the voice of Tony the Tiger.

    (Image borrowed from Google)

    There is a hidden mickey in a tomb right before you leave the scene, but you really have to turn around and just keep staring at it until you leave the room. You will see it eventually!

    We got to the end of the ride and the hitchhiking ghost switched our heads - that's best one!

    Also, Madame Leota at the end there is the same character as the one in the crystal ball. But there is some inconsistency about her. I think either her face or her voice is different, I can’t remember which one.

    Once the ride is over and you exit the building, there is a pet cemetery on your left. If you look in there, you can find Mr. Toad's tombstone! They added him to this cemetery when they took his ride out of the Magic Kingdom.

    (Picture from my May 2012 trip)

    Woo... alright everyone, you still with me? I sure hope so! It's like another tour all over again!

    Okay so after Haunted Mansion we headed into Fantasyland. Wishes was starting up, and we were both SO happy it was regular Wishes instead of Holiday Wishes. Holiday Wishes was great, but nothing can beat the original. If they ever get rid of that show, there is going to be a serious outrage. We basically went through Fantasyland singing the song. Even though it was a bad view, we could still see it. It was awesome.

    We got over to Winnie the pooh next, which was also a walk on. Ryan was telling me how anytime they ever replace an attraction they leave a momento somewhere in it to represent the attraction that is gone.

    For instance, in Pooh’s Playful Spot, before it was demolished for FLE, they had a 20,000 leagues port hole in it to represent the old attraction.

    We got on the ride and in the room where owl is, to your immediate left is Mr. Toad handing over the deed of the house to owl. You might have to look behind you because it is RIGHT away, but it’s there. I’m so glad I finally got to see it – I had been looking forever!

    (Image borrowed from Google)

    Ryan also told me about Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride and how it has a bad message. It’s about Mr. Toad getting drunk, getting in a car crash, and going to hell. Basically that’s why it’s out of the Magic Kingdom and replaced by fluffy ol' Winnie the Pooh. At least it's still in Disneyland!

    After that ride we headed back over to Main Street USA. We got some free cups of water at the popcorn stand on the right when looking down Main Street.

    We walked up and the MSEP was going to start soon, so we looked at some windows in the mean time. Walt Disney’s window is the only one that faces the castle – it’s right above the Ice Cream Parlor, which is very nice placement in my opinion. ;)

    There is a story behind every window, and unfortunately I don’t really remember them all. But Roy Disney’s is all the way down on the right side. Roy E. Disney is Walt’s brother. His son has a window too.

    We walked into the alleyway where there usually is like a pretend singing studio, but it wasn’t up and working because of the construction.

    (Picture from my May 2012 trip)

    We went into the Chapeau and listened to the old-fashioned telephone! There is a recording playing when you pick it up! That’s a really cool little detail.

    We went down Main Street and the MSEP was starting, so we decided to go into the Emporium. They replaced all of the window displays with Mickey’s Christmas Carol scenes for the holidays.

    We went into the gift shop and looked around. Ryan was looking for the pook-a-looz dolls they used to sell. They were like voodoo looking dolls that were kinda creepy but him and his friend Courtney loved them. However, they were gone and none of the CM's knew what he was talking about!

    A few days later he sent me this picture of them so I would know what they looked like:


    We looked at all of the merchandise, and he told me about the monorail crash that happened. Monorail pink and purple, I believe, collided right near the TTC because the tracks were never switched. The driver went without getting clearance so it resulted in that tragic collision. After that happened, they took away the two destroyed ends and put the good ones together to make monorail teal.

    Monorail Red is the one with the most mechanical issues.

    Also, Monorail Coral was the tronorail.

    (Picture from my April 2011 trip)

    We ran outside to watch the part of the MSEP where Peter Pan’s float went by – Peter Pan is Ryan’s favorite!

    (Picture from my August 2011 trip)

    As the parade was finishing, we saw that the wait for Mickey was only 5 minutes! We jumped right in line and took our picture with him and Minnie! It was awesome. They were so adorable and loved that Mickey was on Ryan’s shirt!




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  4. DanieD0909

    DanieD0909 Mouseketeer

    Mar 24, 2011
    You seriously have the best trip reports!!! I live for your updates!!! Lol!!!

    I've been lurking for a while now on your threads and decided it was time to comment :)

    First...I wish you the best of luck on your interview!!! If anyone deserves to be in the college program it is you!!! If Disney doesn't take you; I can't even imagine who could have possibly beat you out!! your family from Buffalo? I'm sure you probably said somewhere in one of your reports but I must have missed it!! I see your dads sports shirts in the pics...I'm originally from there!!! Elma actually...if you know where that is and lately I have been having a serious mighty taco craving!!

    Last but not least...those dolls are called pook-a-looz...I love them!!! They actually make these larger ones too that are twice as big the ones in the pictures. If your friend is still in Orlando, tell
    him to hit up the outlet...I saw them there but that was in July.

    Sorry to write so much!! Lol :) one last good luck wish for your interview!!!!
  5. Disneyfreak508

    Disneyfreak508 Frumpy Princess ♥ <br><a href="http://www.disboard

    Jun 10, 2008
    Aww thank you so much! It's great to see you come out of lurkdom! :goodvibes

    Thank you SO MUCH for those kind words! They really mean a lot to me! I hope the interview goes well and that I get a good job! I am SO EXCITED to see how this whole thing turns out!

    Haha yes we are! Oh my God... Kristen (my best friend... I'm assuming you've read my other trip reports?) lives there!!! That is CRAZY! It's such a little town... haha what a small world! I live about 45 minutes from there. And GAHH I love Mighty Taco!!! :lovestruc

    Lol is there really? That's hilarious! I'll have to tell him next time I talk to him!

    Don't apologize! I loved your comment! :) Thanks for being here - I'm glad you have been enjoying the report!
  6. miss.potatohead

    miss.potatohead Mouseketeer

    Oct 26, 2010
    Good luck for your DCP interview! Congrats! I want to apply for the ICP but it's an even bigger commitment coming from overseas and all that but I will keep my fingers and toes crossed that you get in with one of your preferred positions!

    I really enjoyed all those facts from your friend, how great!
  7. mike the canuck

    mike the canuck

    May 18, 2010
    Guillermo del Toro is in the process of developing the movie. I don't believe it has got the green light yet. He announced this in like 2010 so it has been a slow process. He has made some cool movies like Pan's Labyrinth and the Hellboy movies. I'm pretty excited for this movie and I hope it gets made. It's supposedly based around The Hatbox Ghost
  8. merbobear

    merbobear DIS Veteran

    Feb 8, 2011
    ahhhhh! I love all of the little trivia tidbits in your latest updates (well the first part, I have only read halfway through so far)! I can't wait to ride HM again so I can see who killed who (whom?). A cm told my bf some info about Liberty Square..something about the doors and windows I think, and now I can't remember what it was! I'll have to ask him later when he's awake to see if he remembers, but I do recall saying "wow that is so cool....every detail is there for a reason" when he told me originally.

    Also, I know that you love Stacy so you might already know this, but did you know that she was a 5 time world champion artistic roller skater? I was googling her yesterday, so my dd could watch the 7 must do's video, and found out that info (so immediately I thought of your TR to share said info with you). Also she was the in house announcer for a WNBA team at one point! I got so sidetracked reading interviews and articles about her that I actually forgot to watch the video! lol
  9. Disneydude97

    Disneydude97 Reaching New Horizons

    Jul 14, 2012
    That's something I don't get: the ride had a bad message about drunk driving and hell, and yet the ride had FANS! Cause you know, they were protestin' the closure of Toad. Uh, HELLO, idiots, do you NOT see that this ride has a bad message?!
  10. SoNotAPrincess

    SoNotAPrincess Disney Diva

    Jan 16, 2006
    OK, so I had to come out of lurkdom to comment on your last two posts. All the trivia is SO much fun! I love that no matter how many times you visit WDW, there are always new things to discover!

    I remember my grad night (yes, I'm old :laughing:), and I'm sad that they're gone. My friends and I had the MOST fun. So sad that the bad apples have to spoil it for the whole bunch! :mad:

    I remember Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, too, and it was a favorite. Yes, I know the message wasn't exactly Disney-appropriate; but the ride was FUN. I was sad to see it go. Then again, I was sad to see 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea go, too, and I wasn't in love with that one. Go figure! :rotfl:

    ETA: Your sunset pictures are wonderful! Watching the sun set over WDW is one of my favorite things!
  11. rockin2it

    rockin2it Mouseketeer

    Jun 27, 2006
    I love the Disney trivia and I was surprised that I already knew some of it. Some of it was new too so thank you for sharing! The phone in the Chapeau is a favorite for me..I go and listen at least once or twice every time we go. It's supposed to be a "party line" which is how phones worked when they first were put in the home. Everyone was pretty much connected so you could easily eavesdrop on your neighbors. Lol

    Oh when you go backwards out of the attic and see that house on the represents that you died by falling out of the window of that house.

    Can't wait to read more from your trip even though it's almost over. Since you're going to Disney in October, are you going to do a trip report for that one too? I hope so!
  12. LifeIsDis

    LifeIsDis "It's kind of fun to do the impossible."

    May 22, 2012
    Jess, I am so happy you applied for the DCP. I hope the phone interview goes well and you get the job you want!

    I LOVED these updates. Disney details are my absolute favorite things EVER. I love how Disney does things/put things places for a reason.

    The trick to figuring the message on the bookcase in the queue is to like look at the symbols as if they were letters. I know the front says something like “Welcome foolish mortals…” On the picture in your update I can tell where it says “foolish.”

    The voice in the stretching room saying “GET OUT!” is like the creepiest thing ever. Seriously!

    I actually got to go backstage at the Haunted Mansion…and I’m not lying! I did the Marceline to MK tour in August and that was part of the tour! (I wrote about that and my whole tour here if you would like to read about going backstage :-) ). It was one of the coolest things that I have EVER done. The whole thing isn’t that complicated, actually. It’s basically a bunch of animatronics and then this HUGE piece of glass in front of them, and that’s pretty much it. It’s just the reflection you see that makes it looks like you are seeing “ghosts!”

    In Winnie the Pooh (I learned this all on the tour!), if you are on the right side of your vehicle, look down at the floor in Owl’s house because there are pictures of characters from Mr. Toad!

    I love your picture with the two greatest mice in the world! :-)
  13. jessily

    jessily DIS Veteran

    Nov 11, 2007
    Congrats on your phone interview! I hope it goes well!
  14. chalee94

    chalee94 <font color=green>I thought all sand was ground up

    Aug 14, 2006
    not sure the haunted mansion has the best "message" either...;)
  15. Reddog1134

    Reddog1134 DIS Veteran

    Jun 2, 2009
    Good luck with the interview.

    Mr. Toad never had anything to do with drinking. Toad loved driving and traded the deed to his house for a car. Unfortunately, he was neither a good nor safe driver. The ride was meant to demonstrate his love of speed and lack of driving skills.
  16. Disneymad1993

    Disneymad1993 Mouseketeer

    Apr 24, 2011
    Congrats and good luck on the DCP phone interview! I've actually applied for the International College Program, it's like the DCP but it is only for the summer (June - August) and you don't have to take classes. I'm actually going to be finding out next Monday if I've made it to the first round of interviews!! So Im waiting for that :)
    Loved the update and all the trivia :)
  17. flyergrad09

    flyergrad09 Future Monorail Driver

    Oct 9, 2011
    I know sports are important (to some people, not me!) and all, but I fail to understand the logic of sports game on tv > Walt Disney World, especially when it's your last night there! Boys...

    Hooray for your sweatshirt for your Nana! ;)

    Ooooh! I've neve noticed the Davy Jones key in the gift shop! I'll have to look for it next time!

    That's so sad about Grad Nights, but I completely understand why they would stop having them if the grads were being so destructive! I can't even imagine my high school class behaving that badly.

    All of that info about the Haunted Mansion is amazing!

    I finally saw that picture of Owl and Mr. Toad on my last trip! I tried to get a picture of it, but no luck. Thank goodness for Google!

    I remember hearing about the monorail crash, but I didn't know that's how monorail teal came about!

    Ahh, Tronorail. :) My second favorite monorail, next to Avengerail, of course.
  18. amandaluvsgoofy

    amandaluvsgoofy DIS Veteran

    Jan 1, 2009
    WOW!! What an incredible update!

    Your pictures of the sunset are amazing! :cloud9: I can't wait to see some for myself!

    And what an awesome amount of fun facts!! I knew a few from a Secrets of Disney World book I bought a few years ago. But things are always changing and new secrets emerge, eh? ;)

    I'm so bummed your trip is coming to an end but super excited you get to head back in a few days! :cool1: And I'm going to type up some notes from your TR for our trip in December. Granted I won't be able to do everything you guys did, but I'm going to try and squeeze in a few things! :thumbsup2

    And good luck on your phone interview! I know you'll do great!! :goodvibes
  19. katt789

    katt789 DIS Veteran

    Mar 14, 2010
    I know I already said it on twitter, but CONGRATS on the CP interviews! I'm sending lots of hopes & pixie dust your way! Do you think you'll do another audition while you're down there for it? You never know :confused3 haha!! You'll have to keep us posted, maybe I'll see ya down there on my next trip!

    What a great night at MK (so far) I absolutely love learning stuff about Disney like that! One of the cm's from AoA this past trip started telling us a bunch of tidbits like that, did you know there are 5 hidden Jack Skellington & 1 hidden Sally on HM as well as all the Mickeys? I managed to see the Mickey head in the plates this last trip! Remembered to look at the last minute!
  20. Disneyfreak508

    Disneyfreak508 Frumpy Princess ♥ <br><a href="http://www.disboard

    Jun 10, 2008
    Thank you so much! I hope it all goes well! You should just apply to see what happens ;) And thank you - I really appreciate it!

    I am so glad! Thanks!

    Ahh really? That's very interesting! Thank you for that tidbit of info. I hope it gets made too - it sounds awesome!

    Aww thank you! I hope these tips come in handy when you visit WDW next time! It really adds a whole new look to your experience! Ahh yes, I think he told me something about the doors and windows but I didn't write it down. I'll have to find out what it is!

    Hahaha I feel like I may have heard that before! Stacey does some really cool stuff - I love her! She's such an interesting person.

    I mean, it's a classic ride. Just because it has a bad message doesn't mean the ride was bad. However, in the Magic Kingdom, they may have felt that Winnie the Pooh was more appropriate for young children.

    I agree! Even though I had been to Disney so many times, I was still blown away by the amount of information I didn't know!

    Aww you're so lucky you got to do one! I'm glad that you guys actually enjoyed it for its intended purpose!

    I'm glad that MTWR is still in Disneyland, at least. I really want to see what it is! Any attraction leaving WDW is sad!

    Thank you so much! It really is a beautiful sight!

    Thank you so much! You're welcome! I love that phone haha. That would be hilarious if everyone could hear each other's conversations... I can only imagine the drama that would arise. :rotfl:

    Ohh is that what it is? That's really cool!

    Thank you! I have a couple posts left! And I am hoping to! We just have to see if I will have time to write it! :) Most likely. Thanks for being here!

    Aww thank you so much! I hope it goes well too! Thanks!

    I'm glad you enjoyed the facts as much as I did! I figured that you all would appreciate everything I learned.. so I wrote down as much as I could remember!

    Foolish Mortals. I gotta remember that!!

    Hahaha I know, I love it!!

    I should definitely think about doing that tour! I want an in-depth tour of the haunted mansion more than any ride in WDW! There is so much that goes into it... I learn something new every time I go on it!

    Omg I never knew about those Mr. Toad things! I need to sit on the right side next time I go on winnie the pooh!

    Thank you!

    Thank you so much! I hope it does too!
  21. disneyshakeygirl

    disneyshakeygirl DIS Veteran

    Oct 15, 2009
    You're going to do absolutely brilliantly on the phone interview! I honestly think you and Disney are meant to be. You're a huge Disney fan, you basically know everything about Disney like the back of your hand and I think it'd be the perfect place for you to work.

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