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Tips and Advice from a recent WDW Cast Member- PART 1/2

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This week I was fortunate to interview a former WDW Cast Member called L.C who was able to answer all my questions about WDW in Orlando and share his tips and experiences of all the parks there. He details below how he originally got to work at WDW, the rides he worked on, favourite Disney World rides, bargain meals and what to eat and do at Disney Springs. Please see below:

How did you get a job as a Cast Member in Disney World?
I obtained my position at Walt Disney World through the international college program (https://jobs.disneycareers.com/international-programs. Disney interviews and hires Australians and New Zealanders through TAFE and universities throughout both countries. It is a long process, mainly because of the J-1 visas and flights required. I had to fly to Melbourne and Sydney to arrange my interview and visa respectively. Disney arranges housing and work placement (5-10 months) in order to gain experience working for a globally recognized company and interact with peop…

The Mummy and Dinosaur Rapids ride - Universal Studios Singapore

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We are the Smith family guest blogging our Universal Studios Singapore theme park experiences this week. We are a family of 4 (Mum, Dad, girl 11 and boy 6), travelling from Australia who recently visited Singapore.After not visiting a Universal Studios since the mid 80’s as a child I was excited to visit Universal Studio’s Singapore. We caught the MRT to Harbourfront station then walked across the boardwalk to Sentosa. There is a monorail that you can take for $4 per person but we enjoyed the walk. Normally there is $1 per person fee to enter Sentosa Island by foot but until the end of 2017 there is no charge. 

We went to Universal Studio's on a Monday and I would say the park was reasonably busy. I had pre-purchased our tickets through Klook so we headed straight for the turnstiles bypassing the ticket booths, a good time saver on the day. We arrived about 10:30am (half hour after opening) and the first few rides were shorter lines (10-15 minutes) but increased during the day. You…

Favourite Disney Rides - 20000 Leagues under the Sea

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Continuing on with the theme of favourite rides, and in no particular order (as they are all favourites), I thought this week I would talk about the 20 000 Leagues under the Sea ride at DisneySea Tokyo. DisneySea is such an immersive theme park, and has the reputation as being one of the best, if not the best theme park in the world. The 20, 000 Leagues under the Sea ride is totally unique in Disney Parks, as most of the rides in DisneySea are. If you have been to DisneySea - a trip down memory lane awaits you below. Feel free to agree/disagree in comments. 
Ride: 20, 000 Leagues under the Sea
Location: DisneySea (Tokyo)

This ride is amazingly detailed. You need to board the submarine at the lowest level which involves a long trail spiraling downwards following railings. The area seems enormous with some great views. The ride is based on the old 1954 movie by the same name. I did not know this at the time, but the movie back in 1954 was actually produced by Walt Disney himself.
Each subm…
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