Thursday, October 24, 2013

See Ya Real Soon! (Part 1)

First off, I'm back. Yeah the greatest adventure ever has been over for two months exactly now! Don't cry for me.. trust me, I'm already sad enough for the both of us. Believe me people, Post Disney Depression IS REAL!!! Yes, I understand that I sound like a crazy person, but everything about my adventure was just that amazing! There really is nothing like it.
I think I just about covered all the real exciting stuff that happened on my program, except for the hardest/funnest week, and that was the very last week of my program. So this is the tale of when I left the most magical place in the universe. There was a lot packed into that last week. We'll start off with the day I graduated with the mouse.

Housing held this great big graduation party for all of the College Program participants that were leaving soon. We got graduation ears, diplomas, and we were able to take pictures with Goofy, Pluto, Minnie, and Mickey,
Really though graduations don't get much better than this!
Also, are those not the coolest graduation caps
you've ever seen??
We did it! DCP 2013 graduates!! 
Alex and I wanted to get in the last of our to-do list later that night, so we headed over to EPCOT, watched out last Illuminations, ate a delicious dinner at Sunshine Seasons and went on a few last EPCOT rides.
We haven't driven in a long time, so it was kinda rough...

To celebrate the last day of her Program, Alex and I headed back over to EPCOT for the morning to Akershus at the Norway pavilion for a wonderful breakfast with the princesses!
(thank you man in back for photo-bombing..)

Super excited to eat!!!!

Cinderella is so PRETTY! I want her face. :)

Ariel was super perky today it was great.

Aurora is only in her movie for 16 minutes.. thats lame.
But she has a pink dress, so I can't hate her.

One of these pics had to be taken before I left.

had my Ears engraved. "DCP 2013, Lindsay"
Now it's official.

Last ride photo! Aug 2013. PRECIOUS!!!

Jess met up with us that night after wishes to say goodbye to Alex.
My last Photo with my two besties!
Last look at the castle.
That was definitely one of the most magical/saddest days of my program. It was really hard to say goodbye to my Florida Sister. Even though by some amazing coincidence we only live like 20 minutes away when we were back in Utah. but It just kinda felt like the end of an era and that was hard to leave behind. Its just crazy how much fun we had over the 8 months I was there! but I guess that's to be expected, because I mean come on, we were at Disney World! but I had never in a million years expected to find a new best friend and become as close as we are. I am definitely blessed.

---PART 2---

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Summer Time!

What time is it? Summer time! (well it was like a month ago..) So I'm gonna tell you about Summer time in DISNEY!!!! YAY!!
So as soon as my family left things started getting real. Like it kinda started to feel like it was going to be over soon. WHY DID YOU HAVE TO END?!?!? So I started living it up! Like even more than I already was. And Guys. This was probably the best summer in the history of summers! Yes I still worked like a whole lot, and it was hotter than any place should be ever. But omy goodness was it fun! 

I hadn't hung out with Jess as much as I had wanted to during the program, so we definitely had to change that, and in mid-June we had a wonderful girls day in MK.
You can't really tell, but it pretty much
hurricaned on us that day. still magical.

Beasts first Ride on Splash Mountain. A very big Moment.

 Summer in Florida wouldn't be complete without a beach day. So that's exactly what my besties and I did. YOLO TO COCOA!!!!
We both brought Ariel Towels. This is why were friends.

FUN FACT! I don't know how to swim. We discovered this further
that day. Getting pushed over by waves and what not.
Longingly looking at the ocean.
Wishing we were Mermaids.

Oh wait!! I am a Mermaid!

Remember that time we lived an hour away from
the beach? What a lovely time that was. :)

Oh yes! and who could forget all those many wonderful character hunting days? Seriously my favorite days ever! 

Introducing Jess to my favorite mermaid.
The occasion called for both of us to wear mermaid shirts. Obviously.
Dr. Facilier and Louis! 
Meeting my Splash Mountain crew!
Up top Br'er Fox!
Br'er Rabbit loves me.
Chip and Dale. Alex and Linds. Classic BFF's.
The boss man! er...mouse! :)
FUN FACT! One of my first/favorite memories
at Disney was when I met Pluto for the first time
when I was 5. He licked my face, and I thought it was
the funniest thing ever! Good memories with this puppy. :)

Minnie Mouse! such a classy little lady.

Jake and the Neverland Pirates!

This day we were supposed to be meeting a bunch
of characters, but it started POURING so we
got stuck inside the Morocco Pavilion...
...So we just met each other.
Then eventually Aladdin and Jasmine came around and wanted to meet us too.
Mary Poppins: shall we take a picture?
Us: yes! we'll just set down our autograph books real quick.
Mary: oh yes, books do have the tendency not to smile in pictures.

Winnie the Pooh and Tigger too!!
Duffy bear! His face is a hidden mickey! MAGICAL!!
The ever so lovely Belle!
FUN FACT! Belle is most definitely my
second favorite Princess.
Belle and I are like BFF's, like she invited me to the castle and everything.

Oh yes and then there was that one day that was probably the most magical day of all time. Ever. 
It started out as just a regular amazing Character Hunting Day.
We started our day in EPCOT where we met
this lovely fellow.
FUN FACT! I hate Alice in Wonderland the
movie, both versions. But Alice herself
is one of my fav characters ever!
Donald! 3 Caballeros style.
Don't mess!!
Ralph and Vanellope!
Aurora! ..actually my least fav princess.. but she's
gorgeous so i guess she's got that going for her.

Tiana and Naveen! They were so sassy and fun! Like I wanna be
Tiana. That would work right?
That same day we got reservations for the Crystal Palace, and I got to meet all my pals from the Hundred Acre Wood!
Kisses for Pooh Bear!!

FUN FACT! One summer I watched the original
Winnie the Pooh 17 times. I seriously love these
guys soooooo much!!


 And then the most magical thing ever happened. Jess and I were riding the little mermaid ride when we got a personal invite from the Mermaid herself to come and visit with her in Cinderella's Castle! I had never been in the Castle before so as you could imagine it was as if I was 5 years old again. It was so beautiful!! And Ariel was just wonderful as usual. After meeting with the mermaid Wishes had just started and we were able to watch it underneath the castle with Cinderella! like who does that!? We then finished off the night watching the "Celebrate the Magic", while eating Dolewhips. In that moment my life was just perfect. You just really never grow out of that giddy magical feeling you get when your at Disney! I just want to thank all the other castmembers out there that made magic for me, this day and all the other amazing days I had on my program. They definitely helped make one (not so) little girl's dreams come true! (and I'm literally crying while writing this. ITS FINE.)