Saturday, 18 June 2011

It's finally here!! Like I can sleep now!!!!

Well ok this is a little late for a post but I just thought I'd slip one in before bed, it is now officially less than 12 hours until my flight to Orlando, which I have been waiting for for nearly 7 months! Which is absolutely crazy!! I cannot describe how excited I am nor how scared either, it is crazy!! I have had a really nice few days leading up to me leaving the UK spent with family and friends and making the most of the UK. I had a nice traditional carvery and had an amazing cake which wished me much fun in the USA! Exciting times all in all. 

Now it's just a matter of hours before I'll be awake again and getting ready to leave this house for the last time and make the hop across the pond for the summer of a lifetime! My bags are packed, my clothes are ready and my alarm is on. All that rests between me and the aeroplane is a few hours. I have checked in online so I just need to pick up my ticket and boarding pass and check my bags in and then go and find the amazing but fairly large and no-doubt noisy crowd of soon to be Disney cast members!! This is so surreal, I have been thinking all day that this isn't really real that it isn't really happening to me, so we shall see what the dawn holds! But for now I'm off to bed to try to get some sleep, emphasis there on the try!!!!

Anyways, see you all state side :D 

Hakunna matata :D:D:D:D

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Heave ho, heave ho, it's back to Chester we go...

Hello Mickey Mouse

Well after a minor panic about online paperwork for my flight to the states I have returned to my uni house earlier than planned, but this has made me feel a lot better as I have now completed the advanced passenger information and done the first draft of my packing, there are just a few things to add and move around now and then to weigh the case to check if it all fits in with the requirements for my flight! This does however mean that I have again had to lug a piece of my life up the country on a slow, delayed and packed train, which is always a lovely feat to attempt whilst carrying a suitcase and multiple bags. So if you saw a slightly burnt girl carrying too many things on a train today, you never know, it could've been me!

On a happier note, today I also received an email from Disney with arrival information and reminders of what to bring and things which was very exciting as well as a similar good luck email from yummy jobs. I think I seriously need to start pinching myself that it is all really happening and it's all happening this sunday! It's making me a bit nervous to be honest, but here I feel less nervous than I did at home now that some things productive have been done and I'm actually starting to get excited again about the whole thing so that's always a bonus :D

I have now purchased everything I need for the summer apart from one thing. Insect repellent. Which I'm holding out on as I'm a little dubious about it as I bought insect repellent in the past and it actually attracted many many insects to me, which wasn't pleasant. I will go buy some before sunday and have been given a few recommendations so all should work out a little better this time around! I'm also considering going out on a hunt for vacuum bags for my sleeping bag and pillows as they are taking up a horrendous amount of space in my case right now, they're making me take shoes out of my case, which if you're a girl, you will understand, is not a good thing! But oh well it means that I will have to go on a shoe shopping spree :) just thinking about it makes me happy :D

I just realised it would've been interesting for me to have taken photos of my attempts at packing this evening, they would have made for some comical viewing but alas it's too late, maybe there's time for more on final pack and on unpack out in the states?! Case unpacking explosion I think. Other than that all this packing has tired me out, I think I need to go and lie down :P

Hakuna matata and see you all soon :D

Friday, 10 June 2011

All set and raring to go!!!!

Well it is now officially only 8 days until I head to the sunshine state!!! eeekkk!!! well since last time I posted I have now paid my program assessment fee, filled in my onboard paper work and basically signed my life away to the disney company (for the summer) so exciting! I have now also finally got my swimming costume and stuff and finally think that I have bought everything I need now apart from some insect repellent but that can be bought there if needs be. Other wise everything is set and we're just playing the waiting game!!

I am home now for a little while and relaxing and making the most of having little to do, as I'm sure as soon as June 19th comes around there will not be a day when I am not busy! My sun burn has now also calmed down, a bit, and this makes me a little more hopeful about the burning and browning that may happen whilst I am in florida! :D

Our flight has now also gained two more people, so we are on 17 now, we really are going for a takeover! :D everything is sorted, I just have to pack all my stuff into a case weighing less than 23kg!?! So I guess that is the next challenge for me to complete before I get to take the trip of a lifetime.I also need to measure my hand luggage to check if it fits the measurement allowed for my airline and also choose my reading material for the plane and trip, I have all the books ready I just have to pick the ones that I want to read when I'm out in Walt Disney World :D

We have also received a few more emails from disney regarding little reminders and stuff advertising for jobs in Disneyland Paris, which makes me wish that I could speak fluent french, unfortunately I can't :( but I could learn lol

Anyways I'm off now to continue increasing my level of excitement in other ways other than blogging!!
8 days! 8 days! 8 days! also I have attached a little youtube video about the role I will be playing in walt disney's show :D

Hakuna matata

Sunday, 5 June 2011

2 weeks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well,  it is now 2 weeks until I embark on an epic summer, which does not seem real. Since last time we spoke, I have had another email from disney requesting the program assessment fee, which as of yet I have not paid due to low funds, however it is the next thing on my list. This week I also finally got around to booking the taxi to the airport :D 7am taxi, not too bad, for my 11am flight! Just thinking of the fact that in 2 weeks time, right now, I will be in Florida and melting just a little in the heat!

People currently out there on the earlier dates are churning out some awesome photos on facebook, making us all jealous and super excited for our arrival date, which is edging ever closer! Further developments in the world of planning for a summer in the states include the purchase of sun cream, which has been increased in factor strength after getting massively burnt on friday in the UK! So now I will be wearing no lower than SPF 30 in Orlando! Whether this will allow me to tan at all will be seen but I don't fancy looking like the lobster I was turned into this weekend! Friends have 'kindly' suggested that I should work on any attractions related to the Little Mermaid so that I could be Sebastian! Oh well, this will go down and I learned a valuable lesson about the sunshine! I have also been informed that my parents have managed to get me a UK-US plug adapter and a nice combination lock for my locker, so I'm looking more set for the summer :D

It is now also getting to the stage where I am almost bragging about the summer, but not, because people are starting to ask what're people's plans for the summer and well I'm not going to lie to them. I think some people are finding that my plans outshine theirs :s although my intention was never to do this or to brag about it because in all fairness with the amount of hours I'm expecting to work I'm not sure yet if it's worth bragging about! lol the sun and living in the states might be however! Oh well too late now, plans are all set.

Now on the final count down I have been making the most of seeing all of my uni friends here and will be heading home for a while later this week to see the family before I jet off. This is slowly making it seem more real but I think my friends seem to have grasped its reality better than I have yet! Oh and on another note my SEVIS fee receipt finally showed up last week, the printed one not the electronic one, they take forever to come through, it really is a good job that you don't have to wait for them to go to the embassy or none of us would ever get out there! Ok that's enough complaining and rambling for one post :D

Have a magical day (and week) everybody :D