Monday, November 09, 2009

Disney World

It's been a while since I posted, but it's also been a while since I've done much quilting. The last week of October I spent at Walt Disney World in Florida, attending the Disney Training Institute. I, along with 9 other co-workers from RC, flew to Orlando by way of Denver on Tues morning Oct. 27th. We just missed the big snow storm that went through! We took the Disney Magical Express shuttle to the Boardwalk Inn where we were staying for the week. We ate a late lunch/early supper and then a few of us hit the Boardwalk and went walking around to the other resorts. We took the boat and sailed around by Epcot and Hollywood Studios. In the evening we met up with all the other campus representatives to enjoy the fireworks at Epcot Center. It was exciting to get to know the people we work with from the various states.
Wednesday morning we met at the conference center where the campuses started their presentations. I was nominated by the Brooklyn Center campus and given this awesome (but extremely heavy) mouseketeer trophey.

Wednesday afternoon we went through Quality Service training put on by Disney. It was every interesting and I learned a lot. We even had a chance to observe the cast members using their training. In the evening I was a guest of the Brooklyn Center campus and we joined the Minnetonka campus for supper at Bahama Breeze.
Thursday morning we did the Incredible Race through Epcot Center. It was really fun and a great way to quickly see Epcot, but with the heat and humidity it was almost unbearable. One of our SpeedBumps was through the Finding Nemo exhibit which was fun. Our team didn't win, but we had a great time.
We had the afternoon free, so a bunch of us from Central went to the ESPN center for lunch before a few of us headed off to Magic Kingdom. It was really incredible to see the castle for the first time. Marilyn and I rode most of the rides together and while I'm not a big ride person we did at least one ride in each of the areas. My favorite was Splash Mountain and Peter Pan was pretty cool too. Since most of the people had left to get ready for the Halloween Party, the lines weren't long and with a couple fast passes, we didn't have to wait long at any of the rides. It was really fun to see all the kids dressed up for the Halloween Party as we left.

On Friday we were in the conference most of the day. We had after 4PM passes, so Kay, Amy, and I went to Animal Kingdom. We rode the safari ride which was awesome. We saw the Tree of Life and Amy took my picture in front of it. Amy and I rode the Everest Expedition and the Dinosaur rides. We all went to the Bugs Life 3D show which was probably my favorite.
We left Sat. morning at 5 AM, but we couldn't leave without seeing the Halloween Pumpkin decorating competition that the Boardwalk stores had. This one was my favorite, even though it won 2nd place.
It was an amazing and fun trip and I learned so much. We got in to RC just after 1PM. Paul and I went to Milesville to my parents shortly after and took in the Halloween Party there. It was a lot of fun, but I was exhausted. On Sunday Paul got his new trailer and my brother, SIL, dad, and Paul went bird hunting. Paul got his first pheasant! I ended up sick with a cold and have been fighting it all week. I stayed home three days, but I just can't seem to get rid of it. I have done a bit of piecing, but really no quilting to speak of!

100 Blocks 100 Days ~ 221 Blocks/ Day 57


BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

Sounds like you had a great time! What a nice trip. Hope you feel better soon. The flu has knocked down our whole town and my house. It's been icky!

Jen said...

Wait...that's ALL we get to see?? Giggle, tell me there's an album hiding somewhere. I'm dying for some Disney!

I'm so glad you had a great time!

Jenn Boerger said...

Sounds like such a fun trip! How exciting! Hope you get feeling better soon.