The nice thing about working at Disney are the relationships you create that truly last a lifetime. Katie was one of my wonderful seven roommates over at Chatham (28101!) during my CP days. We instantly hit it off because: we love Disney, we love food, and we love fun! We joked we were each other's "wifeys." (I forgot how that got started though, ha!) I was even there the night she met her fiance Nick, which is always a favorite story to retell. So you can imagine how ECSTATIC I was when Katie, Nick, and some of their closest pals stopped by sunny Orlando for some adventures!
For the first part of the trip, we visited Epcot's Flower and Garden. Katie and the gang then went on a cruise (so jealous!), and when they returned, it was time for MK adventures! I convinced them all to go to Hoop Dee Doo because they have never been and I feel like it is a Cast Member essential. Plus, it is SO fun and the food is SO good! I think they all liked this decision, especially when Mike was pulled on stage to act out the part as "Indian." (Seriously, soooo funny!)
Afterwards, we went to MK and did a ton: meet Anna and Elsa (they even recorded videos for Little Miss Katelyn!), rode Mine Train (twice!), classics like Space Mountain and the carousel, and watched Wishes! A highlight though was when Disney Magic was sprinkled my way and I pulled the elusive sword from the stone. Like from the movie: The Sword in the Stone! Although I crushed some dreams along the way (sorry Mike), it was a big and fun moment for me.
Trips like this make it so wonderful to be a Disney CM. It is nice to grow these connections and come back together (even if it has been months or years a part) to make magical and lasting memories. Here is to Katey's next trip...and her wedding to Nick next summer! <3
A permanent believer that "Adventure is out there" and a DAK girl for life!