3 Great Shots

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NO, I’m not talking about alcohol (though I did talk about what fun it is to drink at Epcot legally).

What I am talking about is my journey through Texas and Louisiana, where everyone’s either a jerk or they’re stopping traffic cause some trucks pulled to the side (no…literally…that’s what happened). 

Despite these setbacks, I decided to put on my photographer’s hat and take some pictures, and since there’s only 3 days left until the College Program starts, I figured I’d share 3 picture-esque pictures. 

Starting with:


You saw it here first, folks. Now New Orleans is nothing short of unique, but it’s a great happenstance when I’ll be in a galaxy far, far away very soon. (Also ties in to my first vlog a few days ago. Click here to see it.)


If you don’t know what beignets are, then what are you doing with your life? That’s actually a very good question for me to ask myself, since I didn’t try beignets until this morning. So the answer to that question would be…I don’t know.


This picture was actually taken yesterday, en route to NOLA. It’s also probably one of the best pictures I’ve ever taken, and one of my favorites, simply because it’s so simple. And also, that sunset. 

Anything about New Orleans that you love? How is it similar to the French Quarter of Disney World? Let me know on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or the Contacts Page above! 

6 Tipsy Tips! 

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6. MORE. DAYS!!!


Still have yet to get my itinerary (grr…) but that’s okay, because at least I don’t have to wait for booze!


I’m driving down to Orlando from Austin with my mom on Thursday, and our plans are to enjoy an evening on Epcot the night before check-in. And of course, being 21, what better way to enjoy Epcot than to drink around the world? Here are the Top 6 alcoholic areas from Epcot that we have to try at least once:

Norway 🇳🇴 

Compared to other areas, Norway doesn’t offer as much alcohol-wise, unless it’s winter and you need some caffeine on the side with your alcohol! It’s going to be a long day for me, so I’ll need some delicious Viking Coffee to wake me up and oh by the way not miss out on the booze.

Germany 🇩🇪 


Some people prefer the dark German stout beers, but I’ve always been more of a light fruity beer person myself. Enter Schofferhoffer, the GRAPEFRUIT beer that is delicious as well as alcohol-licious! Not to mention Germany is the home of so many notable liquors, it would be an extreme disservice not to stop by!

Italy 🇮🇹 


Italy is the home of amaretto, limoncello, and strega, to name a few. So, how can we not visit? Not to mention the Rococco architecture of the Italian buildings are breathtaking, and among my favorite architecture designs of all time. Better yet, there’s a hilarious performance right in the middle of the square. So we get wine and a show!

Japan 🇯🇵 


Sake. ‘Nuff said.
France  🇫🇷 

Sure, France has wine, but last I heard the alcoholic slushes are the perfect treat in the Florida heat, and especially since the Viking Coffee would wear out by this point, I’d need all the energy I can get. 

And last, but certainly not least…

United Kingdom 🇬🇧 


The crown jewel of Epcot, the triumph of the United Kingdom, and my personal favorite Epcot restaurant: the Rose & Crown Pub! What doesn’t this place have – they’ve got beer, wine, food, and mixed pints for days. It’s the ideal end to Drinking Around the World and the perfect end to a night to remember before checking in to the College Program.

What are your favorite places to drink at Epcot?

7 Costumes Costuming! Or I did a VLOG?!

Welcome to the quillegible blog of happiness, and holy crap, there are 7 days left until the craziness that is Disney World!


But that’s okay, cause I’ve been able to spend time with my beautiful family before I head down to Orlando, and as if the timing couldn’t have been better, the museum in our Capitol is hosting an exhibit entirely dedicated to Star Wars costumes! It was fascinating, entertaining, and a lot of fun to walk through. 

Since Star Wars is a part of Disney, and has been for some time, I figured it would be a good opportunity to list my Top 7 Star Wars costumes that I particularly liked. Now I picked these specific ones for a reason, so if you don’t see your favorite costume, I apologize, I just thought these were the most interesting. Also, say hi to my brother! Ladies, he’s single 😉

Please note this is the first “vlog” I’ve ever done, so sorry that it’s not very long, nor is it the best vlog ever made. With that said, I hope you guys still enjoy!
What are your favorite costumes from our beloved Star Wars series? Let me know on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or on the Contacts page!

8 Best Disney Characters to Meet

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Hey everybody and welcome to the quillegible blog of happiness! The DCP countdown continues from 10 to 9 10 8 days remaining and I keep getting more and more excited! To celebrate, I’ve talked about the top 10 restaurants I would love to work in, and I’ve showed 9 different pictures that prove the existence of Hidden Mickeys outside of Disney World. How Disney gets those little buggers into the parks is up to anyone’s imagination, but now that there are 8 days left, I figured I’d count down the top 8 characters I want to meet at Disney World while I’m working there. Because, let’s face it, these guys are what makes Disney great. 

Besides, I did say in a previous post that I wanted to meet more characters, right?

8. Mary Poppins


Mary Poppins is one of the most patient nannies in Disney history. She also is a nanny during the time when women were fighting to get the vote, which feels like that fight hasn’t changed since the early 1900’s. Regardless, Mary Poppins is one of those characters that appears once in a blue moon, so to find her and take a picture with her would be a jolly holiday!

7. Pinocchio

No, I don’t mean during a parade. I mean an actual meet and greet with Pinocchio, which is actually harder than you might think. I’ve heard things about Pinocchio showing up in Epcot so I’ll definitely be looking there, but if anyone has any tips, let me know!

6. Cogsworth and 5. Lumiere

I put 5 and 6 together because you can’t have a Cogsworth without a Lumiere. Since Beauty and the Beast is coming out in March, how can you not want to visit with them?! Of course I wouldn’t want to forget Belle, but you can’t have an enchanted castle without Cogsworth and Lumiere!

4. Moana


Some people found Moana to be a decent movie or found themselves indifferent. I ended up loving it, especially with the lack of a romantic plot (cause let’s face it, we girls don’t need a man to save the day!) and with the concept of the supposed villain of the movie. I made two previous posts about it, but long story short, a picture with Moana would be fantastic.

3. Chewbacca

Sue me, I haven’t seen Rogue One yet. Doesn’t mean I’m not a Star Wars fan, in fact I love Star Wars, and that’s why Chewbacca is a part of my list. Especially after seeing The Force Awakens, I feel like it’s only right, you know?

2. Rafiki

No, I’m not a big fan of getting bopped on the head, thank you very much. But when you play Rafiki in a school play when you were around 14 years old, you tend to get attached to the lovable baffoon. So who wouldn’t want to see him?

And my Number 1 Disney Character to greet is…

1. Genie


The Genie. Enough said.

Who are your top Disney meet and greets? Let me know on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or on the Contacts page!

9 More Days = 9 Real Mickeys

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It’s time for the DCP Countdown again! Only 9 more glorious days until check-in at the Disney College Program and what better way to celebrate than to share with you a Disney World secret? We all know the Hidden Mickeys throughout the resort: from the bedrooms to the rides. So seeing them only at the parks might make you think that they’re a rare species, right? 

Actually, you couldn’t be more wrong. Now this might sound as crazy as the conspiracy that the JFK assassination was staged, but unlike that conspiracy, I have physical proof in photos from throughout the years that prove that Hidden Mickeys are not as rare as you might think.
Exhibit A:

This is a picture taken in Colorado. Given the year of that dumpster, I’d say that this photo is only a few years old. But you see the top of the dumpster? Turns out Hidden Mickeys aren’t very fearful if they’re hungry.

Exhibit B:


It isn’t known whether the photographer is aware of the supposedly “rare” creature on his head, but one thing’s for sure, the Hidden Mickey has the vanity of a peacock: why take a picture of a pianist when the real star of the show is right on top of him? Perhaps the Hidden Mickey is a sociable creature as well?

Exhibit C:


The most convincing evidence of all: a mother Hidden Mickey tending to her babies in her nest. This not only tells us that Hidden Mickeys are out there, but they breed and they are thriving. How could this be a rare species with a photo like this?
The fun doesn’t just stop there, though. Enjoy these pictures that further prove the existence of Hidden Mickeys outside of the Disney World Resort.

This Hidden Mickey is braver than I…this photo,  I’ve been told, was taken beside a haunted building right outside of Chicago. No grim grinning ghosts are going to scare this Mickey away!

This Mickey looks like it’ll go to great lengths to get its next meal…either that or it’s planning to make this unsuspecting kitty its next meal. Either way, this picture is nail-biting!

 Looks like Hidden Mickeys also enjoy a good visit to the local café as well. Do you think they’d prefer lattes or americanos?

Personally, I prefer an Apple…but iMouse sounds like a promising brand.

It’s unknown whether Hidden Mickeys can fly, or whether they’re like flying squirrels in that they use their ears as little parachutes. One thing’s for sure, though:

The Hidden Mickey for sure isn’t a rare species. If you see one, take a picture. It could be worth quite a few bucks.

What are some of your favorite Hidden Mickeys outside of Disney World? Let me know on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or on the Contact page! 

The DCP Countdown Begins…

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Hello and welcome to the Quillegible blog of happiness! If you don’t know what quillegible means, it basically means that it’s a tremendous compliment to a writer by calling their writing a gift from the Gods. (Look at the website title if you don’t believe me!)

Oh. My. Good. Lord. My Disney College Program experience officially begins 10 days from now, and guess how excited I am? (Hint: a little more than the Linda Belcher up there)

This is the opportunity of a lifetime and I am not only honored at this chance but also extremely nervous and anxious because my itinerary has yet to show up (#latearrivalprobs). 

So, to pass the time, I will be doing an additional daily DCP blog that’ll sort of tie in to my other Disney blog posts but will also be separate because it’s a countdown series. Today, since there are only 10 days left before my check-in, I decided it would be appropriate to list my Top 10 places that I would love to work at. Since I’m a Seater, I’m particularly excited about the restaurants at Walt Disney World since there are so many of them. Now I don’t know of any horror stories about any of the restaurants, and this list is strictly built by my opinion, so if you find yourself disagreeing with me, I apologize in advance.

10. 50’s Prime Time Café

The thing about all these restaurants at Walt Disney World is that it’s not just the food but the overall experience and the story they tell. After the World War II era of the 1940’s, the 1950’s has always been known as a decade of prosperity because Wall Street was finally able to crawl out of the Depression of the 1930’s and become an economic pillar in the United States again. 50’s Prime Time Café tells the story and gives us the experience of that prosperous decade that is otherwise known as the inspiration behind every primary school sock hop. To be a Seater here would be a fun bash in Fat City!

9. Olivia’s Café


I’ll admit…I had no idea there was a place called Olivia’s Café until I looked it up! Now I can only hope that I work there just so I could say I did! Now I don’t know if they have Seaters at this particular restaurant, but I really hope they do! 

8. Rainforest Café


Rainforest Café is a national chain of restaurants, so it’s certainly not unfamiliar to me. However, the experience of the restaurant where there’s a rainstorm every 30 minutes is nothing short of enchanting to all the kids who come to eat, and it’d be great to experience that as a Seater.

7. Victoria and Albert’s


I’ve heard so many good things about Victoria and Albert’s that the only bad thing is its price. Being a Seater in this restaurant would call for grace, a pleasant smile, and elegance. Working here would feel like working at Buckingham Palace!

6. Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Resaturant


I dined here once with my family and we had a great time. The food was decent, but everyone was so nice and it was a lot of fun feeling like we were actually in a drive-in theater! To be a Seater here would be a fun experience when I guide people into the restaurant and I see their faces.

5. Club Villain at Disney’s Hollywood Studios


Because it’s a Club, I don’t know if they need a Seater, but if they do, sign me up! Club Villain is deliciously evil from the drinks to the villains themselves, so being a Seater and having the chance to interact with this kind of place would be a barrel of laughs! Evil laughs, that is!

4. Ohana


Ohana means family, so if I work at Ohana, I’d get the real feel for family, which isn’t that what Disney is all about? Plus, someone probably has to clean up after Stitch’s messes, and I’d volunteer for that!

3. 1900 Park Fare


1900 Park Fare is a classic luncheon place that would be a dream to work at, because I would be the first face the guests see when they walk through the door. Plus, I love that classic 1900’s experience, much like I love the vibe of the 50’s!

2. Akershus Royal Banquet Hall


Who doesn’t want to be treated like royalty? Akershus is crazy full of people who just want to have a good experience at the end of the day, and I’d love to help however I can.

And Number 1 place for me to work is…

1. Crystal Palace


This is the place where I first met Pooh Bear and fell in love with Disney. This is a very personal reason for me to work there, but honestly, that’s the love that’s gotten me into the College Program, and it’d be fitting for me to work at the place that started it all for me.
Now I may get into one of these places, or I may get into none of them. These are only my top restaurants I’d love to work at, but at the end of the day, I get to work at one of the most magical places on Earth, and that’s more than enough for me.

Where are the places you’d love to work at Disney?