So…I’ve only been in California for a week, but so much has already happened!
I drove from Arizona to California last Friday. I went straight to Universal Studios Hollywood, where I got to ride the new Transformers: The Ride 3D a total of 19 times! Although I’m trying to keep my blog focused only on Disney, I will say that Universal’s newest attraction is AMAZING! I’d highly recommend going to see it this summer, but only after you’ve been to Cars Land at Disney California Adventure! ;D
Over the weekend I stayed at my dad’s place and then went to Six Flags Magic Mountain on Monday and Knott’s Berry Farm on Tuesday. And then finally on Wednesday, it was time for check-in! I showed up at Carnegie Plaza around 8AM and was able to being the check-in process. Honestly it felt like I had never left. I’ve been suffering from Post Disney Depression since last August (yes, it’s real- Google it!), so getting to come back was something I was really looking forward to!
The past couple of days have been a bit busy. Thursday was orientation. I went through and filled out the remainder of the new hire paperwork and got my picture taken for my ID card. They still had the photo from my last ID still on file, but they went ahead and took a new picture. Oddly enough, I was wearing the exact same Disneyland Resort polo shirt that I had worn the first time I participated in the program!
Today was Traditions, which is not only the first day of training, but also the first paid day. Of course, as Disney College Program alumni, this day was already familiar to myself as well as to the other participants. But it wasn’t too bad- our instructors were able to keep it entertaining!
After Traditions, we did what most new hires do- we went into the parks! Didn’t do a whole lot tonight…saw the fireworks, went on Star Tours and Pirates of the Caribbean, and just walked around. But obviously I’ll have the whole summer to enjoy the Resort, even if it is going to go by so fast!
So that’s basically it for now…gotta get some sleep so I’ll have energy to hit the parks before my training tomorrow afternoon!
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