After Discovery Day the convention people had a venue tour. That was fun too but it was a TON of walking! I was pooped and after that 3 of us worked over time (5:30-7:30) on the set up for the Cast Picnic, which is tomorrow. After that I was DEAD!
September 14, 2000
Today was one of my days off! :-) I could have worked over time at the Epcot Cast Picnic, like I did last night but I didn't feel like it. But, I'm going to work a lot of overtime soon. That's where you actually MAKE money.
Megan (a roommate) and I went to Epcot. Dad wanted me to find their train layout and take pictures of it for him. I found out where it was at the Discovery Day, so we went and took pictures of it today. I also made a sign that said "Happy Birthday! Love, Becky and __________" and I got Mickey Mouse to sign after me and I got a picture of us holding the sign. It was fun.
Then we went to the cast picnic It was huge! TONS of food, entertainment and a big store with Disney stuff in it and it was all 75% off. The merchandise was cheap and the food was FREE! Salads, deli sandwiches, hot dogs, BBQ chicken, popcorn, cotton candy, ice cream, etc. all FREE! It was awesome!
Tonight, Sarah and I went to Disney Quest. It was fun. They have a TON of video games and virtual reality stuff. We get in free during the 1st month of our employment and we also get a friend in free. So, I got us in this time and next time, she'll get us in.
September 15, 2000
Today I had a Property Tour. We went to each Disney park and ALL the Resorts. It was so fun! We rode the Jungle Safari at Animal Kingdom and toured that park first. Then we went to MGM and went on Rockin' Roller Coaster and toured that park. We also went on the Great Movie ride. It was pretty good. Then we went and toured The Magic Kingdom and went on Space Mountain.
Tours are cool because they always tell us cool facts and stories and sometimes put an end to some of the rumors we hear. The whole tour was from 10am-6:30 and it was a TON of walking!
When I got home there was a message from Sarah to have me call her. We decided to try to make it over to Epcot by 9:00pm to see Illuminations (the fireworks show). It was really good! But, we sort of missed some of the beginning and we didn't exactly have the perfect view. But, it was still really good. Then we rode the test track and looked for penny smashers. Didn't find any new ones but, there wasn't much open anymore. So, we'll have to try back when everything is open. Then we came home. We watched Friends at 11:30, we try to stay up every night that we can just to watch it. It's fun. Then I came home and now I'm going to bed. POOPED!
Our friends here in the Soo just took a trip to Florida and spent a day at The Magic Kingdom. Got me thinking about my days at Disney. SO many fun and great memories! Since, I'm working on my personal history I thought I'd bust my journal out and find some pages to type up. I arrived in Florida on September 6, 2000 and started having amazing experiences right away. I wouldn't say these days really capture "amazing" experiences but, they do give a good idea of what I did and what it was like there; busy, lots of work, and LOTS of fun and LOTS of magic! Oh, it was pretty muggy and sticky...I definitely remember it being sticky. Good times!!!
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