I’ve been feeling anxious lately, and decided this would be a fun topic to write about. The Disney “tree farm” grows accredited feed crops for the animals including, willow branches, sugar cane, and banana leaves and fruits. This fresh feed is supposed to prevent the animals from eating the permanent landscape plants, however it doesn’t really work… lol Employees must work with animals idiosyncrasies; like … Continue reading Some Tidbits I learned when working at Animal Kingdom
Oh, hello there. How nice of you to visit my blog. (I love you.) This past summer I had the pleasure of producing an orientation video for the Disney Professional Horticulture Internship Program. It was a lot of work, but a really fun and rewarding project. Disney is a NO KILL company. Injured rabbits, alligators, snakes, birds, etc all go to Disney’s animal rehabilitation center. … Continue reading The Disney Horticulture Orientation Video I Produced will be used for many years to come.
Hello! Hello! Today we’re continuing our tour in the world showcase landscape. In my last blog I shared some interesting info about Asian specimens, camphor trees, weeping mulberry, and lumpy noodle bamboo. Check it out here! Chinese landscaped gardens date back to 200 BC. Artists often created landscapes with framed views, like a painting. Oriental gardens have a romantic, naturalistic style; using rocks and water … Continue reading Disney’s Magical Trees – Epcot’s Traditional Japanese Garden
Sorry, I haven’t posted in so long! The last few weeks of my internship were extra busy because I decided to take on two projects. I produced a informative video for the internship, which probably took me something like 100 hours make. My other project was testing a new control method for pest management. Even though my internship is over now *stifled cry of sadness*, … Continue reading Disney’s Magical Trees! — an Epcot tour for International Society of Arboriculture Guests
The only thing my suite-mates and I weren’t happy with is Vista Way apartments.We were actually supposed to live at Falcon Square, but we were put in a more expensive apartment in Vista. They were going to charge us more than we were originally told, but one of our interns complained and got it fixed. As hort interns, we worked reeeeeeally early compared to the … Continue reading The Downs?… of Being a Disney Professional Intern
Hello Hello! I’ve been working in Epcot a lot since we’ve last talked! Last night I worked the night shift for the first time! I’ve also been going to an extra employee garden specialist class. It has been really nice because, as a pest management intern, I don’t get to work with plants… So far in the internship program we’ve had a few classes talking … Continue reading Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival and Topiaries
Hey, it’s been a while!!! So, this stuff happened since we last talked… First time visiting Animal Kingdom! Disney Horticulture has 5 departments: gardeners, arborists, irrigation, pest management, and leadership. For the first 2 weeks of work, we were meticulously scheduled for 40 hours of training in all the different areas of the pest management department. I’ve been learning a lot and really enjoying it! … Continue reading Life as a New Pest Management Intern