Saturday, October 27, 2012

October Adventures

From roommate birthdays, SECPS, drinks from all over the world and meeting some friends..... to shenanigans in the parks, life outside of the parks, and yelling (softly) at characters for attention during the 3 o clock parade! 

It's hard to have a casual day while living the College Program life because at the end of the day, there's  never a dull moment in the short time we have here together.  

Sunday, October 7, 2012

A pirates final tale and the GREAT Goofini!!

It's tough to be a VIP character in Disney World. People wanna meet/see you for breakfast, lunch, dinner, during castle shows, parades, meet and greets and just about anything else you can think of! 

Now when running a ship, a Captain must always make sure his ship mates are in tip top shape, from keeping the poop deck mopped and cleaned, to checking that alllllll the rum for Jack sparrow is available in plenty and you know something? it sometimes just drives you to be a "Goof" but in all respects to the crazy guy, Goofy handles himself with the pirates very well. 

But alas! all great folk stories of previous voyages must come to an end at some point or another and the time has come, for the GREAT pirate Goofy to reach his destination of new adventures on land..... but you never know where the original "Goof" may end up

Although Goofy told me his regret of having to leave his pirate stand only to question his next arrival with Jack Sparrow, he couldn't help but sneak me a quick view of his new adventures in Fantasyland ;)

But of course I had to see what life on the in between was like outside of work with my very close friends, so here's a few pictures from the latest adventures in the world of Magic: from traveling "around the world", to visiting the questionable "#1" duck and his cool pals Mickey and friends in Camp. and of course new memories of halloween in the Magic kingdom, where things are "not-so-scary"

The bittersweetness to all the happiness and memories we create during this program, I've come to find that not only must we "let the memories begin" but also appreciate when the memories come to an end and not only wish some of our fury friends a farewell, but welcome them back in new locations to continue that glorified magic we cherish so much

Thank you for all the memories, 626 Chip n- Dale, Minnie at Town square theatre, Prince Eric and Pirate Goofy, your legacy will be forever remembered, and we look forward to your ..... fresh new look  guys in the days to come ;)

So lastly, with my GREAT pleasure, on behalf of my amazing friend Goofy, we would like to welcome ALL to "Pete's Silly Side show" where "Madame Daisy Fortuna", "Minnie Magnifique", "The outstanding Donaldo", and 


It's truly a blessing for me to say that I, Ethan James Rivera, was fortunate enough to help out the Goof man himself OPEN Pete's carnival tent for the first time EVER

Do dreams come true? you tell me :) 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Friendships and the Disney College Program

Behind all the work and shenanigans of the Disney College Program I've learned one thing.

Drama will come and go throughout work, the housing complexes and the social life, but at the end of the day, the people who are still there for you no matter what, are the friendships that deserve to last a lifetime. I am so grateful to have some of the most amazing people apart of my life, without them this program is nothing to me.

I'm glad I could be there for people throughout the thick and thin, and I'm so glad people are there for me through the highs and the lows.

From something as simple as a few drinks around the world with friends, shenanigans in the apartments complexes, "Goofying" around, "syrup" drinks, meeting people for the first time in person after knowing them for over a year (*cough cough, Kaitlyn Swing*)  and dance filled Birthdays remembered through pictures.....

I don't know what I would do without any of you <3

I tip the Goof ball hat to you all and say thanks everyone