Friday, July 1, 2011

Nerves and Memories

Just fired off my application to the Disney Cultural Representatives Program for the 2012 year. I swear my heart is in my throat.I'm pretty sure I've never been this nervous about something before... but I guess when something you've been dreaming of for ten years can come down to one email, things can get a little tense. So wish me luck! Hopefully the news will be good.

Rather than get all serious and plan-y tonight, I thought I'd just share a memory. Last February when V and I ventured down to Orlando, we stayed one night for the Extra Magic Hours at Magic Kingdom. Basically walked onto the Haunted Mansion. When we got into the stretching room I think there were only two or three other groups of people in there so the cast member guiding us through could really examine each of us. Being me, I started mouthing along with the script because, let's face it, I've probably been on Haunted Mansion more times than is healthy.

Then the lights went out. Standard HM hijinks. What I wasn't expecting was our cast member standing two centimeters away from me when they came back on with a stone cold expression on his face. I let out a shriek that sounded like a six year old who had swallowed a chipmunk and jumped back about two feet. He barely reacted. Just grinned and whispered "You're welcome" before turning around and escorting us out to our Doom Buggies. Let's just say, he made the Haunted Mansion spooky again. I really got to see that ride like I did when I was 8. I knew nothing would hurt me, but something still got to me... made me a little uncomfortable in a good way.

I guess that's my favourite thing about Disney World. You can go as many times as possible but there's always something new to find or an experience that will really stay in your head. So thank you to that cast member (I really wish I had gotten your name!) and definitely check out the Haunted Mansion when the park is fairly empty. Lots of fun to be had.

Source: Angela Rutherford (flickr)

♥ Rhys

1 comment:

  1. WOW! I've never heard of anyone ssssoooooo entrenached in the Disney world. What great parents you must have! Taking you to WDW so many times. You sound like someone who has already thanked them a thousand times over, however maybe they would like it if YOU took THEM to WDW!?
    Just kidding. Great blog. Please keep it going.