When I went to Disneyland at 5 years old I was so excited to go to Toon Town because I thought it was going to be like Toon Town in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, one of my all time favorite movies. I was kinda bummed that I didn’t see a bunch of toons running around doing crazy stuff but I loved going to Mickey’s house, Goofy’s house, Minnie’s house, etc, and to this day the Roger Rabbit ride is my favorite ride
I’m a huge Disnerd, especially when it comes to Walt Disney himself. I saved up enough money last year to go to Disneyland for the first time for my Sweet 16, and I hardly needed a tour guide – I became the tour guide to my mom through the entire park. Although it was sad that Disneyland is smaller than Disney World, the experience was simply exciting to walk in Walt’s footsteps.
I’ve always had a huge crush on Milo Thatch and wanted to be just like him. Honestly, I think it’s why to this day I’m a nerd and why everyone I fall in love with is also a nerd
I Disneybounded as Bing Bong at Pixar Fest. All the characters I met complimented my outfit in terms of their character. Rey liked my flower since there are no flowers on Jakku and Chewie motioned “bow tie” with his hands. My favorite was Mary Poppins who told me that Inside Out was one of Jane and Michael’s favorite movies. She asked me why I liked Bing Bong I said it was because he was an imaginary friend. Then she compliment me for being“a child in heart.” This meant so much to me.
Ever since Tsum Tsums started to be carried at more stores, I have noticed an overall quality decrease. The dye job is often poor causing there to be white streaks across the body and fuzz often flakes off of the body. I have even seen faces squished inside since they are not fully stuffed. Even though having Tsums Tsums at multiple stores makes them more accessible to people, I wish that Disney would go back to just selling them at Target so that they can focus on quality and not quantity.
I had all of Disney’s Magic English discs when I was a kid and I loved it so much. I always kept repeating them from the first disc to the last, and to this day I can sing to the songs word by word. They really helped with my vocabulary and my pronunciation as English is not my mother tongue
I have a gluten allergy and I was impressed by how accommodating Disneyland was to me. Everything I ordered came with an allergy flag in the food. They even had gluten free bread rolls (usually if I ask for this at a restaurant the server just brings a piece of gluten free sandwich bread). As weird as this sounds, this experience really did add to the Magic of Disney.
I really want to do the College Program right after I graduate so I can be a performer and have Disney on my resume as well as the perks! I want to be an actress and that would be a great first job as a Disney lover!
I used to be ashamed of my heritage until I saw Coco. Seeing my heritage on the screen taught me that it’s okay to see someone like me on the screen.
I’ve decided to go back to school after 4 years of being a drop-out and get my degree as a hospitality major. My ultimate goal is to work for Disney events, like weddings and corporate meetings, as a coordinator. I’m anxious that even with a degree my dream won’t come true, but everything Disney stands for says otherwise, so maybe it’s not too late after all