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Believe it or not, these photos are the only ones I've taken since being here. Unfortunately my DSLR is too heavy to lug around the theme parks and my small digital camera is lacking a charger so my first 2 months here are pretty much non-existant until I can find a place to get a new charger.

Thank god for instagram though. Even though the quality is crap it still lets me take photos (when I remember) so here are some of the things I've documented since coming here.

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1. Chillin at gate 53 waiting to leave for Orlando
2. A picture of the plane being de-iced. I've never seen it happen before.
3. The clubhouse at the Commons which is the apartment complex I'm living in.
4. My Tinkerbell alarm clock I got as a going away gift and Mike's hard black cherry lemonade. I'd never seen this flavour before but I love it.
5. Canada, represent!
6. My kickass valentine's day card from Stephanie!
7. The Canadian Pavilion
8. The garden in the UK pavilion is gorgeous
9. I'm a lumberjack!

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1. Despite working during illuminations many, MANY time's I'd never actually stopped to watch the whole thing until recently.
2. Karaoke event for Epcot cast members! So much fun!
3. Celebrated my friend Amanda's birthday at T-rex.
4. My friends and I recently discovered the evil that is known as Four Loko.
5. Chilled with Aladdin and Jasmine on my day off.
6. Found pinapple marble pop at the Japanese pavilion! ^_^
7. The Flower and Garden festival is on at Epcot now so I took this picture of the Mater topiary for my sister who loves him.
8. At work we give out Duffy bears for kids to color, but some days I get really bored. So I made this Doctor Who duffy on one of the days I visited on my day off.
9. On Thursday night a group of friends and I decided to test out Sorcerers at Magic Kingdom. Most of us got bored shortly after, so we gave up and went on the rides and played games such as rock, paper, scissors, lizard, spock on space mountain and we sang along obnoxiously loud with the carousel of progress. Oh the life of a cast member. I love it!

Later lovelies!
♥ Megan

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Magical Monday!

Hey guys, I thought I would share my updated bucket list with you every so often so you could see how much I'm accomplishing. So far I've accomplished 5 things and I've only been here a month! Not going to lie, I'm pretty proud of that even if they are the smaller items on my list.

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1. Make friends with people from at least 3 different countries I've met so many fabulous people from all over the world including places like China, Norway and Mexico
2. Go to Mickey's Not so Scary Halloween Party
3. Visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter (again) Done on Feb. 2nd
4. Buy and trade Disney pins (I've never done this before)
5. Get a picture taken with the Mad Hatter, Alice, Sally, Jack Skellington, Rapunzel or Flynn
6. Attend Comic-con and hopefully meet my blog friends Stephanie & Kate in person (!!!)
7. Buy my first set of ears! Done on Feb 14th! They are super sparkly!
8. Order and try to eat the "kitchen sink" at Beaches & Cream
9. Go to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
10. Visit the new Fantasyland expansion when they open it
11. Do some voluntEARing
12. Eat something from every pavilion at Epcot
13. Learn to distinguish the difference between all the American bills (I'm going to miss coloured money so much) I HATE DOLLAR BILLS
14. Tell someone I'm a Canadian pop-star (How I Met Your Mother reference) - I haven't done this yet, but I have told a variety of young girls that I used to babysit Justin Beiber. Their reactions are priceless.
15. See Cirque de Soleil - La Nouba
16. Go on a behind the scenes tour of the Haunted Mansion
17. Save money!!!
18. Shop at Target (seems silly I know but I love Target and they aren't in Canada yet)  I've done this but not for clothes yet. Just house supplies.
19. Drink around the world (at Epcot during the Food & Wine festival)
20. See Brave in theatres (SO EXCITED FOR THIS MOVIE!)
21. Vlog about my experiences
22. Take way too many photos for my own good
23. Have a Disney themed giveaway on the blog
24. Spend a nice day at the beach (and wear lots of sunscreen)
25. Go on a Disney Cruise

So there you have it, my accomplishments thus far. Now all I need are some visitors! Who's coming down to see me?! haha, I kid, I kid... kind of.

Have a magical day!
♥ Megan

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Parenting: You're Doing it Right

Often while working at Disney I find myself saying the catch phrase "Parenting: you're doing it wrong" to my co-workers over and over again. I've sat by watching a kid ask his dad the same question 13 times while his dad ignored him and focused on texting instead. I've seen parents watch their kids rudely cut in line, grab the stamp from out my hand or throw their passports in my face and not said anything about it. And lastly I've had a 7 year old boy come up to me and say "My Duffy is a serial killer! Slash, slash! I'm going to cut off your head with a machete and kill your mom!" meanwhile the mom just stood there and said nothing. I was appalled.

But for every parent I see like this, there is one that really stands out, and yesterday I met that family.

At Disney there is a thing called pin trading where you can buy different pins and trade them with fellow guests. Cast members are allowed to do it too which is super fun and I'm so excited to be a part of that tradition. Now why have I gone from talking about bad parents to pin trading? Well pin trading is the way I got to meet this wonderful family. I was working at Kidcot (an activity area for kids) when a mother and her two sons (about 12 and 9) came up to get their Duffy Bears stamped. As I was busy drawing the Canadian flag for them on the back of their Duffy Bear the mom says to the 9 year old "Look sweetie, she has a Princess Tiana pin! You love Tiana" and the boy nodded his head then politely asked me if I would trade him my Tiana pin for one of his.

At first I was a little shocked seeing as half my lanyard was princess pins and the other half was pirates to make sure I had pins worth trading with both genders. But it made me so happy to see a young boy who had a favourite princess and who wanted the pin of her face surrounded by a flower. So I gladly gave him my pin. Then his mom said "We got to meet Tiana yesterday at Magic Kingdom" and I was like "Wow, that's awesome! I love Tiana, she's so pretty!" and the 12 year old boy chimed in and said "I like Tiana because she's so hard working! She had to go through being a frog and finding a way to break the spell before she could even open her own shop. I really like that about her!" and then the mom said "That's right sweetie, we like how she ends up marrying the prince but instead of hanging out in a castle she puts her prince to work in her shop" and the boys agreed and continued to tell me all the things they loved about Tiana.

By the end of my conversation I was amazed. Not only did these two boys break the mold and idolize a Disney princess, but they idolized her for all the right reasons. Not because of her looks, but because of her strength, determination and work habits. And on top of that they were both very polite without having to be told which is a rare thing at Kidcot.

So to that mother and her two wonderful sons, I'd just like to tell you, thank you. You were all an inspiration and a fine example of how there are good parents in this world.

Anyways, I thought I'd share this story because it's one I never want to forget.

I hope something wonderful happens to brighten your day too!

♥ Megan

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Magical Monday! (The Vlog Edition)

Look guys, my first Disney Vlog! Although it's really short and I apologize for that. I have a habit of rambling so I tried to keep it to a minimum this time.

Also sorry for the quality, I did it on my laptop. Ah well. Something's better than nothing right?!!



Cheers!
♥ Megan

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