Saturday, November 6, 2010

I'm going back to Disney World!

Well thanks everyone for your thoughts and input in my decision making; after much prayer and pondering, I have decided to take the Concierge position at Disney World in Florida! I'm going back!! However, this experience is going to be WAY different from my last program, since I will be working in the Disney Resorts rather than the Disney Theme Parks.

Disney currently has 24 Resorts in Central Florida with 2 outside Central Florida (Hilton Head and Vero Beach) with 2 under construction (1 at Disney World, 1 in Hawaii!!).

Concierge is a special service for guests who would like a more high-end experience (and can afford it!) during their stay at Walt Disney World. I will be working with VIPs, selling tickets, creating personalized vacation packages, greeting guests, and imparting my extensive Disney knowledge so guests can more fully enjoy their Disney Vacation! Could there be a more perfect job for me??

I will be based in one Resort, but have the opportunity to be deployed out to any of the Resorts during my program. Any of the 24 could be my new "home". My Top 2 Choices are: Animal Kingdom Lodge and The Boardwalk Villas -- both super nice! I have attached some pictures for your enjoyment.

I hope you'll start following my blog again for updates before the program and while I am there!

I start January 10th!!! 64 Days!!!

What I am going to look like behind a desk.

Lobby for the Boardwalk Villas

Lobby for Animal Kingdom Lodge

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


I have a serious Disney Dilemma! As many of your know, I have been accepted to the Disney College Program for the Spring (starting in January) at both Disney World Florida and Disneyland California! Ahh! So, I SERIOUSLY need some input about what everyone thinks I should do. I have ONE WEEK to decide, or my spots go away. Here is my Pros and Cons list:

Disneyland, California, FRONT DESK CLERK


- Something new

- Strong LDS base in CA

- I already know my roommate

- (might) put BYU students together

- Could be enrolled in BYU independent study


- Program is 8 months long

- Live Downtown

-Work at one of 3 hotels


- In CA you have to take a class, and there are none I am particularly interested in

- (might) live in an apartment with non-LDS girls

- Not necessarily the coolest job

Walt Disney World, Florida, CONCIERGE


- Jump start my Disney career

- Live in BYU housing

- Take the class "advanced hospitality management" I am interested in

- can also pick up extra shifts at Everest = make more money

-Can apply for the lodging management internship again in April and start in the summer


- Program is 4 months long

- Live in a suburban area

-Work at one of 24 resorts


- Been there, done that (Florida, that is)

So, that is the whole list (for now, I seem to come up with new things every other minute). Please leave your comments in the....comments, any opinions would help!