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
Sorry for the lack of posts, but I've been on a mini DC getaway with my favorite man! I plan to update you all on my adventures soon :)
So out of all the hotels Drew and I have ever stayed at, Portofino takes the cake! It is so beautiful, and as an Italian, I really enjoyed the theming. Also if you can, upgrade to the concierge lounge. It is awesome! They provide breakfast, lunch, dinner (with wine and beer!), and snacks in between!
The nice thing about staying at a Universal hotel is that you are within walking distance to both parks and City Walk! The first evening we got some dinner at the concierge lounge and then headed to Diagon Alley. We ended out night at City Walk's Breadbox for grilled cheese and fries. =)
The next day we got lunch at one of Drew's FAVORITE places Mythos. He got his all time favorite burger (and it was good!) and I got the risotto. Yum :)
In the afternoon, we checked into Royal Pacific. Look how pretty it is!!
We also had a little photo shoot... =P
It was Universal again on Saturday, and I finally got to attend the park's Mardi Gras festival! And guess what: Phillip Phillips was there!! #blessed =P
Drew and I still had to work during this mini-vacation, but after we would always do something. One night we headed to International Drive and had dinner at Yardhouse. And the cool thing was it is located right by Orlando's newest Ferris wheel. Even though it is not open yet, we still got to snap a few photos.
Thursday was our day for relaxing! We watched The Guest, lounged poolside, I made breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and then we went to Player 1 for some drinks+video games. It was a very fun day; both of our favorite day! (PS: Bioshock is an awesome video game and everyone should watch their boyfriend play it :D)
Our last day took us over to Epcot's Flower and Garden. Although I was a little slow moving that day (thank you Drew for taking such good care of me!), it was such a lovely day! We both really enjoyed Flower and Garden, learning more at the various exhibits and sampling the dishes. (More to come on the food part =P)
Surprise: my life has been super busy! My Drew came down with his momma for a lovely 10 day trip (❤️❤️❤️). And now a few days later, my wifey and CP roomie Katey is here with her fiancé and fellow pals! I'll fill you in on both trips soon. But in the mean time, here are some pictures to fill you in :)
I have been one busy lady! Drew and his mom were here for a whole TEN days and we had SO many adventures! It was so nice to have them both here for so long, especially my Drew. I'll write some more posts soon, sharing some of our favorite moments!
However in the mean time, two things:
And here is a peek inside!
A permanent believer that "Adventure is out there" and a DAK girl for life!