Sunday, 25 March 2012

A Disney day in Liverpool

Yesterday I went to Liverpool with some of the other Disney people from the NorthWest! We had planned to meet up in Wetherspoon's near the train station, but when I got there the whole pub seemed to be full of Liverpool fans! So I posted on the facebook group for the meet and Vicky told me where they were sat so I didn't have to wonder around asking people if they were there for the Disney meet!

 Everyone was so friendly and it was great to meet other people who are as excited as I am about going to Disney! More and more people came and soon we had sort of taken over a corner of the pub, I think there was around 20-25 people there altogether.We did get some funny looks when we went round the table each saying our names and our roles! 

After Wetherspoon's we went onto another couple of bars and, as the weather was gorgeous, ended up in a beer garden discussing everything Disney! I was glad to find someone else who is on my flight :) Talking about Disney with everyone made it seem so much more real and I'm more excited than ever to head out to Florida because everyone was so friendly! I think another meet up is being planned and I can't wait to see everyone again :)   

72 Days to go! 

Leanne x

Friday, 23 March 2012


My hoodie arrived this morning and it's amazing! I love it and can't wait to wear it on my way to Florida! 

Tomorrow I am meeting up with some fellow Disney UK cast members in Liverpool so we can all get to know each other before we fly out to Florida! I'll let you know all about it in my next post!

74 days to go!

Leanne x

Monday, 12 March 2012

Disney Welcome Pack!

Yey! My Disney welcome pack arrived in the post today! I've been waiting for this for ages, checking the post everyday and it's finally here!

It arrived with my CRB that said 'Name of Employer: Walt Disney World' (needless to say I got very excited about seeing this!)

In the pack is my official offer letter from Walt Disney World, my visa documents as a very fancy booklet outlining the 'Disney Look'.

Once I had read through the pack, I was straight on the phone to book my visa appointment in London as I now have all of the documents that I need. The man on the phone was very friendly and said that most of the calls he had answered that day were from people booking appointments for a visa to work at Disney :) So $140 later, and I've booked my appointment for 18th April at 10.30am which means a trip to London for a couple of days with my Dad to get my visa!

Next Saturday I am meeting up with some fellow summer 2012 Disney cast members in Liverpool (meeting at the Disney shop, of course!) so we can all get to know each other before we head out there. I'm looking forward to meeting everyone!

85 days to go!

Leanne x

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

E-mail from Mickey!

My welcome e-mail from Disney came today and I got far too excited to see Mickey Mouse at the top of the e-mail!
This is the first official e-mail from Disney as the previous ones have been sent through Yummy Jobs. The e-mail confirmed my program dates and role in Merchandise as well as my applicant number to log onto the Disney International Programs 'On Boarding' website. This site has information on just about everything we need to know about the program from arriving in Florida to the 'Disney Look', it's all very exciting!

90 days to go!

Leanne x

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Hoodies and Facebook groups

Hi everyone! Thought I'd update with what's been happening with all things Disney!

I forgot to mention in my first post about the WDW ICP 2012 UK facebook group, this is a group (as the name suggests!) for all the Disney ICP cast members who are going  this summer to get to know each other and talk about everything Disney! It's great to see so many people who are as mad about Disney as I am! :)
I have found this group so useful and have already found 10 people who are on my flight (we now have our own group for our flight) so I can get to know everyone before I go. :)

It was through this group that I found out about ordering a Disney cast member hoodie. There were so many different colours to choose from but I decided on Dark Navy and from everyone's posts it looks like it was the colour quite a lot of people went for! This is what will be on the front of it, with my name and role on the back! I'll post a photo of it when it arrives :)

Apparently our Disney welcome e-mails are due to arrive any day!
96 days to go!!

Leanne x