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Walt Disney World ICP - Days 63 to 65 - Work, Work, Work - 4th to 6th August 2013

4th Aug
We were up bright and early today at 7:30am and got to Animal Kingdom just after opening - Expedition Everest was first, followed by Dinosaur which my mum actually went on - she said it wasn’t as bad as she thought it would be. Next I and my brother rode Primeval Whirl, followed by a family ride on Dinorama. Kali River Rapids was next while my parents watched the Finding Nemo Musical. We got soaked as we went directly backwards - it was fun but my brother was not pleased. To dry off we ventured onto Expedition Everest again with Fastpasses and then the whole family rode the Safari which we all really enjoyed. We also took a quick journey over to Rafiki’s Planet Watch.


By 1:30pm we were done with most of the big attractions, except the trails, Tough to be a Bug, Lion King, and Flights of Wonder. I got the bus to the TTC, the monorail over to the Magic Kingdom whilst my family went back to the hotel. I got to work early so did the WDW Railroad again. Work was uneventful from 16:00 to 02:45, whilst my parents visited the World Showcase at Epcot.


5th Aug
So after finishing at 2:45pm yesterday the last thing I needed was to get home and my room door be locked. Basically, my roommate had locked it and didn’t open it when I banged on the door in the middle of the night. Cue me sleeping in the empty room with no bedding fully in costume and almost freezing to death. The best bit? I had work at 11am today. So, after waking up about six or seven times during the night, I then went to my room to find that the door had miraculously been unlocked after I had texted my roommate at 5am.

Work was weird as I got to hear the most ignorant conversation ever as one American at work speaking to another groaned that “I shouldn’t learn to speak other languages because I’m in America and we speak one language...American.” The question is...Is American a language? No. Other phrases included “A good 40% to 50% of all foreigners are rude”. I and a French girl Lisa just walked off unbelieving that this conversation was happening between Cast Members in our break-room. Wow.

Barring that, the 13-hour shift went by extremely quickly and I managed to give away half of my 13-hour shift tomorrow to Myriam so that’ll help ease these days.


6th Aug
I haven’t really got many notes of what happened today. I met my family at 10:30am and showed them briefly around Magic Kingdom to show them where the shows they hadn’t seen were located. After my 6 and a half hour shift I went over to Hollywood Studios to meet them again. There, it was a trip on the Great Movie Ride, a viewing of One Man’s Dream which my parents really appreciated, dinner and the finale of the night was of course Fantasmic. My mum’s said it was her favourite nighttime show even if she was half-asleep throughout it.


Fantasmic at Disney's Hollywood Studios

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