Disney Housing – Must Love Animals

Turkey waiting for a ride.

Wild turkey waiting for a ride.  (They actually like to sit on top of cars!)

Somewhere in the Disney Housing agreement must be this:  “Must love animals”!

Of course, you’re not allowed to have any pets while living in DCP Housing, but there’s plenty wildlife living both outside and inside the apartments!

(Note: It does get better once the afternoon rain showers let up later on in the fall.)

For example: (Our thanks to the CPs for all the photos!)

Red ants

Red ants (ouch!)  Don’t mess with them!

And who doesn't love bed bugs???!!!

And who doesn’t love bed bugs???!!!  (Problem at Vista Way.)

Snapping turtle

Snapping turtle

Another day, another turkey!

Another day, another wild turkey wondering around the parking lot!

Black Ibis (can be aggressive!)

Black Ibis (can be aggressive!)

Chatham snake 1

Hello there!  Chatham snake #1

Chatham snake #2:  Florida Coral Snake (venomous!)

Chatham snake #2: Florida Coral Snake (venomous!)

Chatham snake 2 (we this is one's a corn snake).

Looks like a good place to rest, on the apartment railing!  Chatham snake #3 (We think this one’s a corn snake.)


Chatham snake #4 climbing up the side of Building 28.  Might be a rat snake.

Mutant duck 1

Mutant duck #1 (Actually, it’s a Florida Muscovy Duck.)

Mutant duck 2 (friend of mutant duck 1)

Mutant duck #2 (friend of mutant duck #1)


Weird caterpillar by the Grand Floridian.  I took this photo last November.

Palmetto bug!

Palmetto bug walking across the floor! (Outside of Florida, we call these cockroaches!)

Chatham - baby geiko on the wall.

In our Chatham apartment – Caroline catching a baby gecko on the wall.


This only took Caroline a 1/2 hour to catch and release!!!  He was a cutie!!  So tiny…and FAST!!!


Immediately released him safely outside. Yuck!  We can’t sleep at night knowing that there are animals or bugs in our apartment!!

How to deal with animal encounters in Florida!!

Helpful Guide:  How to deal with animal encounters in Florida!!

Best spider meme ever (note:  NO guns are allowed in the Disney housing apartments ever!):

spider (2)

Adios, amigo!


working together at DAK

Working together at DAK.

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

   by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins

Ever wonder what it’s like to work for Disney???

We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.

We’ve included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney. Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

Book link on Amazon.com:  Two Girls and a Mouse Tale


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