an update on life and Disney and stuff!

SO GUESS WHO’S LEAVING FOR DISNEY WORLD IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

YES. IT’S ME.

I haven’t been on Tumblr much lately because things have been going SO FAST. I got an email last Wednesday (was it only last Wednesday?!) about potential job openings and I contacted them immediately to say I was interested They called me the next day to offer me a position in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, in the Icon area attractions. This means I might work at the American Idol Experience, Muppet Vision 3D, Star Tours, Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular, and….THE GREAT MOVIE RIDE!!!!!!!!

I worked at the Great Movie Ride back on my first college program in 2006, and I LOVED it. It’s a perfect fit for me, plus there’s a performance aspect…which means my degree in theatre won’t go to waste! I’m really hoping that that’s where I get placed, but in any case, it’s a GREAT pool of attractions. Plus I can cross-train! I DEFINITELY want to cross-train at Star Tours.

(My dad wants me to cross-train at Indiana Jones so that he can get picked for the audience participation thing.)

I started packing…well, actually, even before the phone call for the job offer. But I had to start packing not only what I need immediately, but packing up the rest of my belongings to prepare for when Hiccup comes down to join me. Because here’s the sucky part- I have to leave Hiccup in Nashville until I find an apartment. So that will break my heart a little bit.

But I’ve got all my paperwork done, I got my drug test done, and all the travel stuff is ready- I’m driving down with my dad. And then I’ll be staying with Vale for the time being while I get settled. I have my processing appointment on the morning of the 14th, and then I’ll go through Traditions (for the second time) and On With the Show (for the third time!).

I’m probably going to start a section of this blog where I talk about working at Disney and stuff like that, if people are interested. And answering questions about the Disney College Program, since I’ve done two.

I’m just SO relieved and excited to not only have a steady job, but I job that I know I’ll love and will be a good fit for me. And knowing that I already have friends in the area, so I’m not moving down blindly! That’s very reassuring.

It’s also exciting to know that this isn’t going to be a dead end job like teaching. I still plan on auditioning for performing roles, including stage shows. My ultimate dream is to someday be a character performer trainer, or even a casting director!

I’m just so excited to finally have a new start.

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