Tuesday, May 15, 2012

(Somewhat) Wordless Wednesday - A Disney Royal Lady




Focused on the Magic
This week's Wordless Wednesday's theme is Disney Royal Ladies. Many years ago, when WDW was first testing the Keys to the Kingdom Tour, my wife, my daughter and myself participated. The first thing the Tour Guide Cast Member asked us was who our favorite Disney Character was. As he went around the group, you got the answers you would expect; Goofy, Donald, Belle, Eeyore, and my answer, Mickey Mouse.

He went on to inform us that not only are the animated folk considered Disney Characters, but all of the Cast Members as well. Naturally, since that day I have thought about Disney Characters in a much different way, so for this week's theme of Disney Royal Ladies, I present a most special Disney Royal Lady ... my daughter.

She started working in WDW in 2000 as part of the Walt Disney World College Program, and since she had already graduated when she arrived, the plan was always to stay. She first worked in Conservation Station, and then spent a number of years at Caribbean Beach Resort (with brief interludes at All Star Resorts and Grand Floridian). Today she works offstage in Team Disney, supporting the resorts computer systems as a member of the IT staff.

At Conservation Station - Disney's Animal Kingdom
Eco Web at Conservation Station - Disney's Animal Kingdom
Visiting her brother during the brief period their time at WDW overlapped
Early days at Caribbean Beach Resort
Backstage after costume redesign
Gotta use a pargo to check all 2600+ rooms!
Another costume redesign
A temporary tenure at All Star Sports
Team Disney as seen from Characters in Flight
A beautiful Disney Fairytale Wedding
After the ceremony
 

19 comments:

  1. Great photos! And I love that you chose your daughter for the theme!! :)

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    1. Well, you know I like to be different! (Is it Thursday yet?)

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  2. So sweet that you chose your daughter for this week's theme. It must have been lovely to be able to have a wedding at Disney - she's a beautiful bride!

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    1. Other than the extreme heat in Orlando that week, or the earthquake back home in NYC, or the hurricane that kept us stranded in WDW for 4 extra days (okay everyone ... awwwwww!), it really was a wonderful wedding. :-)

      http://disneyworldreports.blogspot.com/2011/09/wdw-wedding-trip-day-3-wedding-day.html

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  3. What a lovely collection of Disney memories...and an even more lovely Disney princess too!

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  4. Love that you chose your daughter as your Disney Royal Lady! What wonderful memories she has with Disney!! Thanks so much for sharing your Disney princess with us today:)

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  5. Beautiful princess, I love her wedding photos.

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  6. These are beautiful! So jealous!!!

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  7. Excellent choice, I'm glad I'm getting to know her more and more...

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  8. She is absolutely a Disney Royal Lady- touche!

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  9. Wow - what a dream to be married there! Does she still work for Disney? Love that you picked your very own princess :-)

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    1. Yes, she still works for WDW IT. This August will mark 12 years that she has worked there, going back to her CP days.

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  10. Fantastic choice for your Disney Royalty, but I have to say that I'm a little jealous of all the things your daughter has gotten to do at Disney! What fantastic experiences she's had.

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    1. Me too - and I haven't even mentioned any of the really cool things that she has done. :-)

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  11. This is a touching, fantastic post!! I have heard you talk about your daughter being a Cast Member, and absolutely loved getting to see this history in pictures!

    Wow - the Team Disney pic is so cool, and very interesting.

    Thanks - this was awesome. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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    1. Thanks - I love that shot of the Team Disney building. We enjoy taking the trip up on Characters in Flight & I usually get some nice photos when we do. From this height you can see it is meant to be a sun dial. (To me it still reminds me of a steamship stack.)

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  12. Wonderful twist on the theme, love it! :)

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  13. These are amazing photos! :D Thank you so much for sharing! :D x

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  14. Such a great idea for this week's theme! Cast members very rarely get the credit they deserve even though they are behind some of the most magical Disney moments, so I love the idea of thinking of them as Disney characters :) Great photos of your daughter's experiences at WDW, thanks for sharing with us!

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