My name is Carly McIntyre and I'm 20 years old from Scotland :)

I did the Disney International College Program/Cultural Exchange Program in summer 2012 working as an Attractions Hostess in Fantasyland on Mickey's Philharmagic and Prince Charming's Regal Carousel.

I was lucky enough to be accepted onto the program again in 2013 and completed my second ICP working as a Park Greeter at Disney's Hollywood Studios! You can follow my blog about my 2013 experience here: http://carly--in--wonderland.tumblr.com/

Please check my FAQ section first before asking me any questions as I may have already answered it there. However, if I haven't, feel free to ask me anything you like about the college program experience and I'll try to answer as best as I can! :)
April 4th
17:18

So I finally got around to making this - wanted to do it for so long but just haven’t had the time! Some of my favourite photos and videos put together from my 2012 ICP/CEP experience :)

January 11th
14:42

Flights Booked!

I haven’t posted in so long because I’ve been insanely busy working 24/7 and with Christmas etc I didn’t have any time to write!

Just a quick post ..since I’m actually meant to be revising for an exam tomorrow but I’m doing some serious procrastinating.. to say my flights are now officially booked! YAY.

I will be flying down to Gatwick on the 2nd June and staying overnight in the Crowne Plaza - which my mother informs me is all posh and fancy so I’m looking forward to that!

Then I’m flying out to Orlando from Gatwick at 11:15am on June 3rd on the Virgin Atlantic flight :)

I’m SO excited now it’s all booked!

A few people were saying they got their CRB forms back in the post today so I should hopefully get mine tomorrow.

Also, I’m super excited because my mum is coming over to Orlando on my last week of work so I can still get free entry to the parks with her, then we are going on a cruise leaving from Fort Lauderdale on the 11th August going to Jamaica, Haiti and Mexico!

I’ve never been on a cruise before so I’m really looking forward to it :).

That’s all the exciting news for now so will update again when I have more to talk about which will probably be around the time of my visa appointment :)

November 3rd
19:26
Can’t believe I am going back to work at the happiest place on earth :) only 211 days!

Can’t believe I am going back to work at the happiest place on earth :) only 211 days!

July 22nd
05:35

Disney ICP 2013

So I’ve decided I’m going to apply for the International College Program again for next summer too, I’ve had so much fun so far and I know I’d love to do it again :) so roll on August when the applications open! 

July 15th
08:28

Work Positions

Thought I’d make a post about all the different positions that I do at Mickey’s Philharmagic and the Carousel so I can actually write about them without confusing people!

Strollers = Parking buggy’s/prams/strollers.. whatever you want to call them, and answering guest questions, and also blowing bubbles which is amaaazing!

Guest Flow = Standing in the blazing sun (or pouring rain), telling guests to walk on the right hand to control crowd congestion.. my least favourite job!

Standby Greeter = Standing outside Philharmagic welcoming guests to the attraction and also answering questions.

Fastpass = Standing at the Fastpass machines answering any questions and also helping people who get their tickets stuck in the machines or if their park tickets wont print Fastpasses etc.

Merge = Standing at the turnstiles where guests go into the lobby taking people’s Fastpasses, FLIK cards (the cards that let us know the wait times for attractions) and also making sure the show isn’t overfilled. 

Lobby = Making sure all the guests fill up all the available space in the lobby before they enter the theatre.

Theatre = Working in Philharmagic Theatre watching the audience in the shows to help anyone who wants to leave and to make sure nobody jumps on the stage or anything stupid like that!  This also involves me talking over a microphone welcoming people to the concert hall or thanking them as they leave.

Exit Glasses = Collecting all the 3D glasses from the show and stacking them into rows of 60.  I actually love this position cause it’s inside out of the sun and you get some peace and quiet!

Carousel Operator = Self explanatory really.. operating the carousel, making sure that kids have their seatbelts on, making sure nobody jumps off when the carousel is moving.. safety stuff!

Carousel Grouper = Making sure guests move all the way down the line for the carousel, basically chatting away to people in the queue!

July 14th
14:27

I GOT TO DO A MAGICAL MOMENT.

But I can’t write on tumblr what it is because it would give away Disney magic, but I got to do something which was so cute and made a lot of kids happy.. yay :D.

July 9th
04:02

Another Magic Kingdom Trip!

I think it was the day after jet skiing that I went back to Magic Kingdom but I could be lying.  But anyway, I went back at some point last week again as a guest!

It was pretty fun, I went with Becki, Bethan and Kieran and got to do quite a few rides that I hadn’t done yet.  We did the Peoplemover, Stitch’s Great Escape, The Monster’s Inc Laugh Floor, Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin (which I’ve done already), Space Mountain (which I have also done already but I rode at the front this time which was super scary!), Pirates of the Caribbean and the Mad Tea Party.

We also got to meet Mickey and Minnie Mouse, yay!

And after that, we got to meet 3 of the princesses.. even bigger yay!!

We met Cinderella, Belle and Rapunzel :)

Another awesomeeeee day off :) and here’s a couple more pictures from the day!

This one is my favourite, holding Tinkerbell :D

June 11th
04:07

Lightning storm in Orlando, taken from outside my balcony!