Technically, by the time this actually posts, its going to be the thirteenth, but I'm dating it the twelfth because I have yet to go to bed. Today has been the longest and most stressful day ever. However, I'm all packed, and ready to wake up in five hours to get breakfast at Black Bear and then head to the airport! My flight leaves at 8:30, and I land in Orlando at 10:30. I can't believe I'll be in Orlando in about nineteen hours! Today, I had to say goodbye to Hope (my best friend), Saige, and Chloe (the two little girls I watch). That was definitely a hard thing to do. Luckily, I'll be seeing Hope in December, when she comes to visit. Well, I should probably be heading to bed, even though we all know I'm not really going to sleep. As for the ABCs, this is the last post. I apologize for there not being an X, but I couldn't think of anything!
West Side Diner
So, the West Side closed back in April 2009 from what I’ve heard. However, it was by far my favorite place to eat backstage. However, that might have something to do with the fact that one of the cooks was in love with me (no joke, Katie and Jaime will vouch for me on this). West Side was located under New Orleans, although I’m not sure how to explain it. If you know where the restrooms are in NO, then West Side was right down a set of stairs behind that CM only door. Anyways, the place was never very busy and the guys always made me way more food than I ordered. One day, Katie and I had our lunch together, and they made me an entire styrofoam container full of curly fries. Not only that, but I ordered a burger too! We couldn’t finish the food. It was ridiculous! Sadly, the place itself was basically falling apart, so it was closed when they began renovating the NOMK. I wonder what poor old Victor is doing with himself these days.
Year of a Million Dreams
While I was at Disneyland, the theme was “Year of a Million Dreams.” The theme was actually about a year and a half long, but that’s beside the point. Every day, the Disney “dream squad” would make peoples dreams come true. All of the dream squad were current employees throughout the part, that all applied for the position. People from QSFB, Guest Relations, Attractions, Merch, and everywhere else you can think of managed to be apart of the dream squad for 18 months. Talk about a dream job right (no pun intended)? The biggest dream come true every day was definitely the Dream Suite being given away every morning. Who wouldn’t want that, right? There were a lot of other little things too, like dream fastpasses, or special Mickey ears. There were also special pins, with Tinkerbell on them, that you could receive. That was probably one of the coolest themes Disney has had in a long time.
ESPN Zone is such a fun place to go! If you go, don’t sit on the dining room side. That part of the restaurant is way too boring. I’m not at all a sports fan, but I had a lot of fun every time I ate there. Plus, the food is good. Upstairs is an awesome arcade too. I would highly suggest at least checking the place out once. I’m sad to hear that they’re closing all of the non-Disney property locations, but at least you can still go to the ones at DLR and WDW!