Friday, December 31, 2010

D3DC: Day 20

Day #20: Your Favorite Sequel

Toy Story 2!!

I am not going to write anything now, bc it is new years eve and I don't really have time. But tomorrow I will add onto this with a picture and why I like Toy Story 2. Although that should be obvious. Its the only sequel that was ever actually any good....

New Year's Day Addition:
Why is Toy Story 2? Well it has a plot that is actually full enough that in theory it could stand on its own. I say in theory b/c you need the first film to know the characters and understand Buzz and Woody's bond but the plot and story is as robust as a stand alone film's would be. It also introduced the world to Jessie the Yodeling Cowgirl and Bullseye. Such amazing characters. Its really just a great film. :)

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Selecting Potential Roles

Its getting close to application time for the Fall 2011 CP season. One of the most important aspects of the application process is deciding what roles to check on the role checklist. Its kind of a big deal. What you check off is the list from which your eventual role (if you are accepted) will come from.

Obviously the more roles you check off the better your chances are of being accepted simply because you allow more room for the recruiters to place you especially as the application seasons goes on and roles begin to fill up. As a result of this I think a lot of people who really really really want to do the program will check anything and everything almost without thought. I read on facebook, disboards, and blogs where people say they don't care what role they are as long as they are in Orlando and at Disney. So they check everything on the checklist or when asked by an interviewer to add things to their list, they do. 

In my opinion that is not the best choice to make. I think that it is incredibly important to be realistic and honest with yourself when checking roles on the role checklist. Both times I have applied, I only checked roles that I knew I would not only be willing to do but that I would be happy doing. I didn't get in the first time I applied but I know that if I had checked a role such as housekeeping and ended up going I probably wouldn't have been happy. I know myself and I know how difficult and physically challenging that role can be. As a result I know that not selecting that role, even if it meant I didn't get accepted, was the best decision. If I had checked either Quick Service Food & Beverage or Custodial I probably would have been accepted to Fall 09 because they need so many people to fill those roles, but I wouldn't have been happy.

I think that people really do think that as long as I'm in Disney I will be happy, no matter what my role. But what you may not realize until you are down there and on the CP is that you are there to work and most of your time will be spent working. Yes you will play and have fun, but they have you there to work and that is what you will predominately be doing. So if you have a role that is just something you said you would do but not something you really honestly wanted to do, your not going to enjoy your time. If its a role that you don't like AT ALL but you thought you would be able to put up with to be at Disney, it will SUCK! 

One of the best parts of my CP experience was my role and the incredible times I had while at work. If I had gone in Fall 09 as say QSFB I honestly don't think I would have had as fun a time as I did. As snooty as that may sound, that role wouldn't have made me happy. 

I guess what I am trying to say with this post is be honest with yourself and only select what you would truly enjoy doing. If thats everything on that damn list, more power to ya! But if it is only 5 or 6 roles, don't pick things you wouldn't actually like doing just to make it to Orlando. It's really not worth it. I have heard far to many people bitch about the CP because of their job and I always wonder if they just checked that role to make it to Orlando thinking it was going to be a fun easy break from school. News flash people: its not a 5-7 month long spring break! Your there to work! It can be fun, but don't ever lose sight of that. 


D3DC: Day 19

Day #19: Your Least Favorite Pixar Film

A Bug's Life

I love the circus bugs but I have to be honest, outside of them, the rest of the characters annoy the shit out of me. I find Flik annoying. Really the whole move just sucks. Except for the circus bugs. Heimlich amuses me greatly. As does Slim and the Ladybug that is male. 


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

D3DC: Day 18

Day # 18: Favorite Pixar Movie

I love the Monsters!! I'm so freaking happy that they are making a Monsters Inc. 2. I have no idea what it is going to be like but I am sure it will be amazing. I hold a special place in my heart for Mike and Sully. I worked with them a whole lot at the beginning of my CP and I met my best friend while working with them. I even have a star on the wall in the Monsters break room. :)
Mike and I (with Sully in the back for once)

The next picture is from the super awesome Molly (Mollay). I LOVE her drawings. I think they are the cutest things ever. I dream of one day getting the courage to ask her to draw me. :) One day...

Tagged: 10 Random Things

I was tagged in a post by both Jessica and Katelyn in which I am supposed to post 10 random things about myself. Since I am quite the random person, this shouldn't be to hard.
  1. I can touch my tongue to my nose. I can even stick my tongue in my nose. My sister can do this too. We tried to get on David Letterman's stupid human tricks as children.. but that didn't work out.
  2. I spent around $500 dollars on concert tickets to 2 New Kids On The Block shows back in 08. They were the best concerts ever and totally worth the money. (Although looking back at it now... that is a shit load of money)
  3. I have never been outside of the United States or really the South. I have been to NY/Pennsylvania once, DC once, and TN once all for a week (ish) each. And thats it. I have only been as far west as Abilene, TX. 
  4. My favorite animals are pigs. Cute little rolly polly pigs. I have always wanted a pot belly pig, which are really very intelligent animals, but they are far to much effort. So I shall just have to dream.
  5. I was born and lived the first half of my life in New Orleans. I am ridiculously proud of that and still call it home even though I haven't lived there in 11 years. 
  6. My initials are MLF. I think it would be kinda cool to add a second middle name that starts with an I. Then I would be MILF. tehehe
  7. My favorite color is Red. My favorite color crayon is the Scarlet crayon that you can find starting in the 24 packs of Crayola crayons. 
  8. I am a rather small person (5'1) but I have a big personality with a lot of sass. 
  9. I think my last name is the most awesome last name ever. It is pronounced Frizz-ell. Like the model or the animal (not the famous teacher).
  10. I say "true story" all the time. Its kinda my thing.
So I am tagging Margaret and Paige. Have fun girls!!


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

D3DC: Day 17

Day #17: Your Least Favorite Classic


I don't know why, but Pinocchio is my least favorite classic Disney movie. I have always been underwhelmed by it. If its sitting in someones movie collection I don't think I would ever choose to watch it. Not to say I wouldn't watch it if someone else did, I just would not make that choice on my own.


Monday, December 27, 2010


Yay! I have 50 followers. :) #50 is Conner Emery, one of my lovely spring 2010 d-fam.

I would like to take this chance to thank all of my followers and the people who don't follow but read my blog anyway. The fact that people read this thing brings me endless joy. Seeing an increase in followers, comments, or lots of page views makes me do a mental happy dance. So Thank YOU!


D3DC: Day 16

Day #16: Your Favorite Classic

I'm going to be honest... I feel like at this point the 30 Day Challenge is starting to beat a dead horse. I feel like I am answering the same things over and over. But whatever I suppose.

I really think it would be helpful for this particular day (and tomorrow's) if classic was defined. I have decided that movies that are within the "Renaissance" period and onwards don't count as a classic. Mainly because I was alive for that period and if the movie has been created within my lifetime its not old enough to be a classic yet. Although I guess that is technically not true since The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin are definitely classic Disney movies in my eyes. But for the purpose of this entry and this challenge, pre-1980s = "classic".

After looking at a list of all of the Disney movies released, I have decided that the Jungle Book is my favorite classic Disney movie. King Louie is pretty much the coolest thing ever. One of my favorite random Disney facts is that King Louie was voiced and was based on Louis Prima. There is a really cool clip that describes King Louie's character development and the development of the song I Wanna Be Like You. King Louie is basically the most awesome characterture of Louis Prima.


Sunday, December 26, 2010

D3DC: Day 15

Day 15: First Disney Movie You Saw

So I don't remember this, but I know that I saw The Little Mermaid in theaters when it first came out. I have heard stories of me losing my sippy cup in the theater. So while I don't remember it (at all. I was like 8 months old), it is definitely one of my earliest Disney movies.


Saturday, December 25, 2010

D3DC: Day 14

Day #14: Your Favorite Kiss

I had originally decided that Aladdin and Jasmine's first kiss was my favorite kiss. But then I remembered the adorable pasta kiss from Lady and the Tramp. That has got to be one of the most adorable scenes in that movie. So I decided that Lady and Tramp's kiss at Tony's is my favorite Disney kiss. :)


Friday, December 24, 2010

D3DC: Day 13

Day #13: Your Least Favorite Song

I don't totally hate this song but it definitely has the power to annoy me. Snow Whites voice is ridiculously high and warbly. The words are kinda oh someday he will get around to coming to sweep me off my feet and marry me, which is annoying to me. Basically the song annoys me greatly.

Some Day My Prince Will Come

Thursday, December 23, 2010

D3DC: Day 12

Day #12: Your Favorite Villian Song

This is an easy one. Be Prepared from the Lion King is just an awesome song. Scar is a really awesome villain and Jeremy Irons has a really epic voice. I totally associate his voice with bad guys, which probably has everything to do with the fact that the first time I heard it was coming out of Scars mouth. lol Anyways here is Be Prepared by Scar (aka Jeremy Irons)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

D3DC: Day 11

Day #11: Your Favorite Love Song

I had to search through Disney love songs for this entry. I don't have many favorite Disney songs, well not specific ones. But when I saw this song title it stood out to me. I really loved Hercules when I was a kid and I definitely remember belting out this song. I always loved the Muses. They made me laugh whenever they were on screen. 

I Wont' Say I'm In Love


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

D3DC: Day 10

Day #10: Your Favorite Disney Song

With as much difficulty as I have had in selecting some of the subject for my previous 30 day challenge entries, I am almost surprised at how easy this particular entry is. I mean picking just one favorite Disney song is a big task, but I guess not for me. As I think I have mentioned before (maybe not) as a child I loved Lady and the Tramp. I remember asking for it on VHS when I was little and at one point it was definitely my favorite movie.

This song is from Lady and the Tramp. Its a song that I randomly find myself singing. In fact I randomly started singing it today when I was microwaving my food at work. Its a classic and I love it. I think I partially love it for the old sound. It was sung by Peggie Lee. You really can't get much better than that. So here it is He's A Tramp as sung by Peggie Lee.


Monday, December 20, 2010

D3DC: Day 9

Day #9 :Your Favorite Original Character


So I mentioned on the first day that I was withholding my all time favorite Disney character for another day. Well the day has come that I reveal my favorite. Donald Duck is my all time favorite Disney character. I have loved him my whole life. He is #1 in my heart. Working with him only made me love him that much more. I love his fluffy tail and sassy waddle. I love love love love him! He is mi amor. 
Kisses from Donald just make me happy.


PS: DONALD'S #1!!!!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

D3DC: Day 8

Day #8: Your Favorite Villian

She is the BEST EVER!!!  I freaking LOVE HER! She is really funny and evil and and and awesome. She has some of the best villian lines ever. "Ah, how shall I do it? Oh, I know. I'll turn him into a flea, a harmless, little flea, and then I'll put that flea in a box, and then I'll put that box inside of another box, and then I'll mail that box to myself, and when it arrives... I'll smash it with a hammer! It's brilliant, brilliant, brilliant, I tell you! Genius, I say!" Also her kitten form is super evil. I would love to have a small grey kitten and name her Yzma.

The whole time I was at Disney I collected pins from my own lanyard to bring back to my friends. I have 2 friends that love Yzma. So I speant the whole 7 months I was there searching for Yzma pins. Let me tell you, she is not an easy lady to find. But I eventually found 2 of this pin (which is like the only Yzma pin I ever saw). And my friends loved them. :)


Apartment Tour

I filmed this back in January but never posted it. It is filled with lots of awkward excitement. :) hope you enjoy.


Saturday, December 18, 2010


At some point over the last... 10ish hours I had my 2,000th pageview! YAAAAY!! In my eyes that is a ton of pageviews. So thanks to everyone who has read this thing. It makes me happy to know that people actually read it. Hopefully I will continue to be good about posting and will create helpful entries. :D



D3DC: Day 7

Day #7: Your Favorite Sidekick

This is a very hard decision for me. I really love 2 sidekicks, however one makes me laugh a lot which is important for a sidekick.
Mushu has got to be one of if not the funniest character ever created by Disney. He is most definitly the funniest sidekick. While I do think Louis is a very funny character, he pales in comparison to Mushu. He has some amazing lines such as "Lets go kick some Honey Buns!" "Did you see those Huns? They popped out of the snow, like daisies!" And of course "Dragon, DRAGON, not lizard. I don’t do that tongue thing."
And just because... some concept art of the great and powerful Mushu.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Rawr! I'm the scary Web Interview!

I know a lot of people are nervous about the web interview and I can totally understand why. The fact that such an impersonal thing as a web interview can stop your dreams in its tract is definitely a scary thing. But I am here to say that the web interview is nothing to be afraid of.

To begin with you have to have either attended a presentation or watched the e-presentation, completed the application, and then after that you take the web-based interview. When picking a place to do the interview, definitely choose someplace where you won't get distracted. Every individual is different in the level of noise and stuff they can take and still concentrate. Know yourself and pick someplace you can take the interview and not fear being distracted. Also I would suggest taking it alone. By that I mean, don't let your mom, dad, sister, brother, roommate, best friend, whatever, etc. hang over your shoulder and give you suggestions on answers. You know yourself (or at least I would hope you do) and having someone else around might make you second guess yourself. That might result in inconsistent answers, which is not something you want.

On to the interview itself! The best way to describe it is as a kind of personality test with a work focus. You are asked a question and then are given a sliding scale on which to choose an anwser that you feel best fits. You can answer: strongly disagree, disagree, neutral, agree, strongly agree. You get asked questions that gauge your personality (are you self-motivated), how you interact with others (I work well with others, I'm a team player), what is your work ethic like (I'm always on time). You will also be asked things multiple times to check for consistency. So you will be given the statement "I'm always on time." Then a bit later you may be asked "I'm rarely late." Then later still you will be asked "I'm often late." They are going to look to see if you answer similarly to all of the questions. So if you are a type of person that makes sure your on time you would agree or strongly agree to the first and disagree or strongly disagree to the last.

The fact that you are asked similar questions can possibly trip you up, especially if you don't take the time to read all of the question/statement. I gave three examples above but the question could be "I'm always on time" and "I'm always late." Those are two COMPLETELY different statements that carry two totally separate connotations but they are exactly the same except for one word. Make sure to READ the questions so one little word won't trip you up.

I know that many people say to only answer strongly agree or strongly disagree. I don't know what types of "points" you get for doing this. I'm not sure how it effects the numerical score you get which allows you to pass or not. However I can give my reasoning as to why it makes some sense to answer mostly stronglys. Mind you I did just say mostly. I don't think it is bad to have some agrees/disagrees or even one or two neutrals. My opinion on why strongly agree/disagree is the way to go is as follows. Disney wants you to be confident in your opinions on yourself. To me that means answer strongly to things! Strongly equates to Hell Ya thats me! I'm most definitely always on time! I love working with other people! Its not bad to sometimes answer just an agree/disagree. And occasionally you may really not have an opinion. In that case I would even say its ok to answer neutral, just don't do it a whole lot.

It is true that some of the questions are timed. Don't let this freak you out! Read the questions and go with your gut reaction. Don't take the time to second guess yourself. You know you! Your gut reaction is the right one. I am of the opinion that you shouldn't try to answer the way you think Disney wants you to but in an honest way. By being honest and true to yourself it is going to be much easier to answer consistently because it is the way you really feel.

I hope that this post is helpful. I know that the web interview can be scary, but it doesn't need to be. Knowledge is power. I think that statement is true for most things in life and especially in this application process. I highly recommend the disboards and particularly the college board. There is lots of good information there about the whole application process as well as the move in process. Its also a great place to talk to other Disney minded people who are just as excited at the prospect of working for Disney as you are.

Please please please let me know if this was helpful! I would love some reactions.


Happy News for Marion!

So in addition to today's 30 day challenge entry I actually have some happy CP related news to share. Last weekend I received a call from my friend Kaylen. She told me that she is going to apply for the Fall 2011 program with me! This makes me SOOOOOOO happy/excited.

She goes to a school that has quarters rather than semesters. Or actually I think they are trimesters.. but she did the Spring quarter program. ... Ok so I donno but the real reason I am saying this is to explain that she normally goes to school in summer and fall mesters. She had applied to the Spring 2011 program but turns out they LOST her application/file. What bums. But on the bright side that resulted in her decision to apply for the Fall Advantage program. So she will miss some school but will be in Disney with ME.

a;lkjsfglkjsdfg HAPPINESS!!

Its kinda crazy how close you can get to someone in such a short amount of time. Because Kaylen was on the quarter program she left in early April. I only knew her 4 months but I love and miss her so much its kinda crazy. I can't even begin to express how excited I am at the idea of spending 6 months with her again. :D yay!

In other news...
I was talking to my Fall 2011 D-fam last night and realized that I have a lot of information and tips to share about the application process. Since I have applied twice I have gained a lot of knowledge about the process. I had planned to write about the process as I go, but I now think that maybe writing out my tips and stuff before might be the best thing to do. So I will be working on some entries about that. I currently have  web interview, role choosing, and phone interview posts planned. I might try giving an over view of the audition process too. I will be working on those and hopefully post them in the next few weeks. :)


D3DC: Day 6

Day #6: Your Favorite Animal

Louis the Alligator
I LOVE him. He makes me laugh. In fact my favorite part of The Princess and the Frog are all of the awesome supporting characters. I like them more than I like Tiana. But back to Louis. Some of the things he says are totally things I say. Such as this:
I totally yell, and yes I do mean yell, MAN DOWN MAAAN DOWN! when I am leaving a friend or get left by a friend. Or really whenever I feel it is necessary. When I saw this scene in the film I died. I was like !! YOU GO GATOR YOU GO! He is just ridiculous which is totally something I can understand and appreciate because I am ridiculous too.

 gif from: fuckyeahdisneygifs

I wish I could meet him in the parks, but sadly the only time he ever came out was for Tiana's Showboat Jubilee which has gone bye bye. The only way you could meet him at the time was if you were chosen to go on the boat. I think he occasionally comes out of the swamp for special events such as marathons. But the likelihood of me ever running a marathon is slim to umm ya NONE.

I love you Louis!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

D3DC: Day 5

Day #5: Your Favorite Hero

Robin Hood!!

Robin Hood was one of my favorite movies as a kid. The songs from that movie are just awesome. But this is about the hero, Sir Robin Hood. :) I LOVE him. I have always had a thing for Robin Hood (not just Disney's but the myth/folklore too). I think it has everything to do with the fact that my name is Marion and Maid Marion is one of the few recognizable figures with my name. Disney's Robin is playful and fun. He is also an adorable fox. I have dreams of one day meeting him at Walt Disney World, but I know he rarely comes out to visit. A girl can dream though right?

I want to meeeeeet him!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

D3DC: Day 4

Day #4: Your Favorite Prince

So when I was thinking about who my favorite prince was, I knew that I liked the princes that have personalities. Most of the older ones (Snow White-Little Mermaid) don't really have defined personalities (IMO). That left me with 4 princes to choose from; Beast, Aladdin, Naveen, and Flynn. While I do like all 4 of them, Aladdin is my favorite although Naveen is pretty awesome too.

I think I like Aladdin because he is a heartwarming character. At the beginning he is a stupid boy who thinks you have to act a certain way (aka kinda duesche-y) to get a girl. But he figures out in the end that just being himself is what works best. I have always really liked that he freed Genie in the end. I donno... Aladdin is just a likeable guy. 
A horrible picture of Aladdin and I. But its the only one I have...


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

D3DC: Day 3

Day #3: Your Favorite Heroine

Now this decision may or may not have something to do with the fact that I watched Mulan last night. Who knows. But she is a super awesome heroine. I mean she saves China! She is smart and doesn't take no for answer, at least when she knows she is right aka the fact that the Huns survived the avalanche and are in the imperial city about to attack the Emperor. 

And just because it looks oh so cool, the movie poster from Mulan. Look at that fierce girl!


Monday, December 13, 2010

D3DC: Day 2

Day #2: Your Favorite Princess

This has actually changed over the last few weeks. I have fallen in love with Rapunzel. She really reminds me of myself. She is crafty. I love to do crafty things. I like to paint and draw. I LOVE to collage things. She is a joyful, free spirit and very curious which are things I can identify with. She also seems to make friends easily.

And beyond having a similar personality we look alike. I have blonde hair and green eyes. And for most of my life I have had reallllly long hair. When I was a senior in high school I cut off 13 inches and I have never gone back to having it long, but before that I was definitely a Rapunzel look a like.  And actually I have similar hair to her short haired look. So basically she is awesome and I love her. 


Sunday, December 12, 2010

Disney 30 Day Challenge: Day 1

So I am just going to abbreviate the title from now on. It will be D3DC: Day X. Just FYI

Day #1: Favorite Disney Character
I am just going to say that this is not my favorite Disney character, but my second favorite. My absolute favorite falls into the category for another day so I am saving that character. I will let it be known they are my favorite when that day comes. So... Marion's 2nd favorite Disney character:


I have loved Tinkerbell for quite some time, since I was like 8 or so. I love her sassy-ness. She is a little thing with a lot of spice, sass, and emotion packed into her. I think the reason I love her so much is I identify with that. I'm a little person with a whole lot of personality. I became motivated to try to become a character performer after I realized that you could meet Tinkerbell in the parks. I have dressed up like her three times for Halloween. The most recent time was this past Halloween.

:) Thats all for now. 


Friday, December 10, 2010

I have returned!

So I am officially (as of 2 days ago) finished with this semester.


That is not only exciting because this semester has been hellacious but also because that means I have more time to update this thing! woot woot! If I am totally honest even though I don't update this thing like I should, I love it. I love going back and reading what I wrote when I was on my CP. I wish I had written more. I guess that is just the promise I will have to make to myself next time around, to write more frequently.

I'm not going to lie, I see CP blogs with a ridiculous ammount of followers and I am jealous. I want people to find this stuff interesting and helpful and decided to follow it. But I don't want to go out and solicit for that. Not to say I'm not happy with my 42 followers! I am! I LOVE YOU ALL! I love to look at the stats for this blog and see that even if people don't follow it, they visit. It just makes me incredibly happy.

Nerdy Marion is looking forward to starting the process of applying not just to get started (which is a huge reason) but to document it. I want to be helpful to others. :D

So! In other news... Holiday season means possible Disney gifts. I got myself a super adorable sweater from the Forever 21 Minnie Mouse inspired Minnie Muse line. I will take a picture of me in my super cute sweater soon. :) I asked for a few Disney books for Christmas so we shall see if I get them. The Blockbuster near my aunts house was closing so she called and asked me what movies I might want. She got me 14 movies, most of which are Disney. So I will be getting some of those for Christmas although some will be saved for my birthday in March.

In other really freaking exciting news... I'M GOING TO DISNEY WORLD!! for a 10 day vacation. :D And that vacation starts in exactly 25 days, 2 hours, and 26 mins (the time my flight leaves Houston). I bought my tickets at the end of October for $150.60. That is for a round-trip non stop flight. 8O (read that as a shocked face) Southwest had a deal going on at the time I bought them. The next day the same tickets on the same flights cost around 120 dollars more. To say the least I am quite happy with the deal I got. :) 

I am so beyond excited to go back home. Many of my friends will be there at the same time including some of the all important training group.  I will be staying those 10 days with my twin/bff. Which is super awesome because I miss him like crazy but also because that means I don't have to spend money on a hotel room. I will get to play for 10 days in the happiest place on earth and the place I call home. I may try to pick up a shift not because i need to (thank you seasonal june/july) but because I miss my job. I want to experience that magic again. The one thing I am not looking forward to is having to come back home. I know it is going to just suck. It will make me experience PDD all over again.On the bright side when I come back from my vacation there will only be about 2 weeks (ish) till applications come out.


On a side note I think I am going to start that Disney 30 day challenge. It may end up taking more than 30 days since my vacation will fall in the middle of the challenge. And lets be honest here, I'm not sure how dedicated I will be to posting the 30 day challenge while on vacation. However it would probably be good practice for making myself post even when busy with other Disney things. Hummm.. I accept this challenge. I'm going to rock it!

That is all for now. Love you all!