"You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality." ~Walter Elias Disney Greetings friends old, new and soon to-be! Welcome to my SIXTH TR here on the Boards and my SECOND DLR TR and boy do I have a lot in store with this one! Before I get to that, I might as well introduce myself, especially to all my new friends. Like was said to me at Disneyland many a time, "strangers really are just friends you haven't met yet." So let's meet me! Hello again! My name is Timmy. I'll be your magical guide on this journey into the movies and some other things too. Outside of here, I'm a 22 year old mess of sass, class, magic, mischief, and a whole bunch of other things. I'm currently in my last semester (WOOHOO) at Skidmore College, a few months away from getting my degree in Management & Business. What (and if) I will actually do with that is very up in the air, but I'LL HAVE IT FINALLY! Aside from that, I'm an avid patron of theater whether in my apartment ranting about how The Book of Mormon is the most brilliant musical production ever created or directing a play in 24 hours that makes fun of "woke boys" or singing about self-acceptance in a blue bedazzled dress and grandma wig I AM THERE. I'm also a huge movie buff that went to great lengths and was blessed/cursed by illness which gave me the time necessary to watch every Best Picture Oscar nominee last year in time for the ceremony (Call Me By Your Name and Lady Bird were my faves fyi). So catch me in your nearest cinema when I have the money and time lol Otherwise, I'll be tap dancing around my apartment, keeping a steady social media presence (follow me @thatdisneykween on Instagram & Twitter), reading whatever book seems to be recommend my way, watching RuPaul's Drag Race, thinking up ideas for future Halloween costumes and just doing me in the best way possible. It's a given, but I might as well reiterate that I'm also the biggest baddest Disney fan out there. I love it with all my heart, even when I got to check them for certain choices, but Disney is my light in life getting me through through the worst I have dealt with. Multitudes of trips, Disney movie marathons, the amount of times I will meet characters in the parks, the theses I could write about how Incredicoaster is a masterpiece attraction etc. definitely prove my devotion, but I'm also a proud DISNEY COLLEGE PROGRAM ALUMNI!! Yes, 'tis me graduating from my first program in Fall 2016 when I worked as a Custodial Cast Member at Disney World's Magic Kingdom in Florida. It was some of the most wild crazy months that I can simultaneously look back on with slight disdain and cry that I doubt I will ever be able to have an experience like that ever again. So many memories made. So many friends made (including my long-time DISBoards bestie and forever CP bestie, Miss Kaitlyn (aka @Newsies)). If I'd do it over again... nah, I don't think I would. Never do it differently. Alas, I missed the life of a CP and being a Disney Cast Member, visiting the parks as often as I wanted, experiencing all I could to do with the fascinating areas outside of the magic, just doing the DCP again so after my first excursion to the West Coast which included a three day visit to Disneyland, I decided to apply for a special summer alumni program to which, following the usual interviews and such, by some magical happenstance, I GOT ACCEPTED! Yes, indeed, just over a year after a full five months of making magic down in Florida, I was headed to the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA to make some more magic on the West Coast parks as a Custodial Cast Member (AGAIN) at Disney's California Adventure Park for the Disneyland Resort Summer 2018 Alumni College Program! Bringing us to this current trip report... If you hadn't taken a gander at my signature or can keep track of time, this program began and ended what felt like far more quickness than that paragraph. It was a shorter program of only about 3 months, but filled with just as much magic as my first program if not more. Both programs were major growing and maturing experiences that took me out of my comfort zone in one way or another, ultimately bringing me to love and appreciate the life I have as well as the opportunities that lie ahead so yeah, the Post Disney College Program Depression is REAL again. Much like with me writing that surprise report about my family's visit to Disney World during Christmastime which happened to align with my first CP, the PDCPD has led me back to the trip report boards to which I bring you! -It Takes People To Make The Dream A Reality- A DCP Summer 2018 Highlights Trip Report! I'm sure y'all are wondering what "highlights" means so humor me on this. This College Program lasted from end of May until the beginning of August. It is now the beginning of September. I'm beyond the point of doing a live trip report, documenting everything along the way as well as a full recount. I might be young, but my brain still can't go back and remember EVERYTHING I did for three months when a lot of it was unbelievably repetitive at least in memory form. So I'm only promising the highlights and trust me there were many. I was in the parks for Disneyland's 63rd, the Fourth of July, Pixar Pier's opening day, Incredibles premiere day, living my best life in that 116 degree weather, my End of Program Celebration, the day I got to go inside Walt's Apartment for the first time, etc. etc. There is PLENTY that happened to last this report for awhile. Hopefully not too long, but I'll keep you entertained. Guaranteed. Like with Mr. Toad, it's gonna be a wild ride and I'll hope you'll be stcking around for all of it. Every fall, stumble, trip, encounter, sob fest, screaming match, dance party, friendship YOU NAME IT. IT'S HERE. I'm rambling on a lot so let's just get to it, shall we! Time to countdown to fun! 5 4 3 2 FUN!!!