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UPDATED 2017: I love watching these Disney vloggers and YouTubers whenever I can’t be at the place where magic lives. One of the main problems with loving Disney World is that you can’t be there all day, everyday. So during those depressing times when you’re not in Orlando, why not live vicariously through others? Lots of other people have filmed their whole Walt Disney World holiday experience and uploaded it for the world to see. Not only do you get to live their vacation alongside them, but it’s also a great source of inspiration for your next trip. From amazing new restaurants, to hints and tips, they have a lot of knowledge to share.

If you’re dreaming of your next holiday, get into the spirit with these nine vloggers. Let me know if your favourite isn’t on my list – I’ll probably dedicate the next week of my life to catching up on all their vlogs!

UPDATE: Since writing this list, I decided to vlog my own Disney World trip! I’ve started uploading my vlogs on my own channel, so be sure to take a look. I went to Florida in 2016, and I’ve now got an annual pass at Disneyland Paris. Here’s day one of my Orlando trip:

 

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When I tell people that I worked at Disney they usually either think I’m crazy or ask how they can do it too. Unsurprisingly, it’s really competitive and the criteria to apply are quite strict. So I’m going to go through the types of programmes you can complete and the requirements for each, and then share some of my application tips. You never know – this could be your first step towards living and working in Orlando!

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Most emails don’t have the power to make you jump up and down, scream, and cry. Only one made me do all three of those things and I received it two years ago. It told me that I had a summer job in Walt Disney World in Florida, which is a widely regarded as being a bit better than down at the local supermarket. I was exstatic. The recruitment process was fierce, so there was no guarantee I was going to get a place despite my passion for everything Disney. But, over seventeen years after I first waddled down Main Street as a three-year-old, my journey had come full circle and I had become a Cast Member.

I could write endless essays about my experience working for my favourite company, but I’ll restrain myself for your benefit. Instead, here are some of the highlights of my experience.

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So, you’re intrigued. You’ve heard people like me waxing lyrical about the magic of Walt Disney World in Florida, and now you think it might be somewhere that you want to go on your next holiday. Rather than just a lot of hype, I’m going to give you a run down of all the main theme parks that are most popular with Brits going across the pond for their holiday.

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Why do you keep going back to the same place?

This is one of the questions I get asked the most. Everyone knows that I love exploring new places, so why do I keep going back to the same part of central Florida time and time again?

Annoyingly, the only answer to this that I’ve ever conjured up is that ‘you’d understand if you’ve been there yourself’. My friends that have visited the ‘place where magic lives’ agree with this overwhelmingly. It’s hard to explain the atmosphere, the immersion and the fun to someone who is adamant that you’re a bit of a hypocrite.

So, here is my attempt to try and put my reasons into words. It will probably be in vain, but I’m sure all the converts out there will be nodding along.

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