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Three big dreams, two Mouse Ears and one J-1 visa. What could possibly go wrong in the happiest place on earth?
When Catherine Ryan Howard decides to swap the grey clouds of Ireland for the clear skies of the Sunshine State, she thinks all of her dreams - working in Walt Disney World, living in the United States, seeing a Space Shuttle launch - are about to come true.
Ahead of her she sees weekends at the beach, mornings by the pool and an inexplicably skinnier version of herself skipping around Magic Kingdom. But not long into her first day on Disney soil - and not long after a breakfast of Mickey-shaped pancakes - Catherine's bubble bursts and soon it seems that among Orlando's baked highways, monotonous mall clusters and world famous theme parks, pixie dust is hard to find and hair is downright impossible to straighten.
The only memoir about Space Shuttle launches, the town that Disney built, religious theme parks, Bruce Willis, humidity-challenged hair, the Ebola virus and - oh, yeah - working in Walt Disney World, MOUSETRAPPED: A Year and A Bit in Orlando, Florida is the hilarious story of what happened when one Irish girl went searching for happiness in the happiest place on earth.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PART 1: An Irish Girl in a Disney World
The Call of the Mouse | Arrival | Mousetrapped | Apartment Living | Orientation | Stop This Train | Into the Kingdom | Not So Happy Holidays
PART 2: Good Morning, America!
Miles in America | Mission Space | The Town That Disney Built | Adventures in Humidity | Coffee Has Two 'f's | Go for Launch | In God We Trust | Farewell