Reconnecting With DCP Friends: Sebastian From Germany!

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My ICP friend, Sebastian.  Such a nice guy!

One of my most favorite things from the DCP program were the friendships that I made! You can read about them here.  It made me SO happy that some of them were still working at Disney when I visited in November.

I first met Sebastian during my extension of my program, while I was playing at Epcot.  One of my bucket list items was to eat around the world and it was always a plus to make friends while I did it! 🙂

I have always been super lucky running into Sebastian every time I went to Epcot (maybe that just meant he worked all the time!), so I wasn’t worried about finding him again in November.

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Epcot Germany

After walking all the way through Epcot Germany, I finally had to ask one of the CMs to find him for me.  Turns out Sebastian had been promoted to work in the “candy shop”, aka the Karamel-Kuche, which happens to be my favorite place in Epcot!  (OK, it’s tied with Norway as my favorite…).  I LOVE the caramel popcorn from Germany!

Sebastian came out from the kitchen to see me, after having worked a long day making all that caramel popcorn.   Check out those neon orange gloves he has to wear.  They are for heat protection.  And I just love the baker’s hat worn at such a jaunty angle! haha!

And the best part?  He still remembered me too!

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Me &  Sebastian

It was so fun catching up with Sebastian!  We probably would have been great friends if our programs had overlapped a little bit more.  After almost a year living and working in Florida, I was so surprised to notice that he has almost completely lost his German accent and now sounds exactly like a Floridian!

I told him about how much I love the caramel popcorn there and was asking about what he does all day, and then he completely surprised me by performing a Magical Moment and giving me some popcorn that he just made for me to take home!!!  🙂

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My Magical Moment:  YUM!!!

I’m so glad I got to run into him again; he is such a nice guy!  I decided after my trip was over that I wanted to start giving formal compliments to the great CMs that made our trip so special.  This is the email that I sent to Disney about Sebastian and what a wonderful CM he is.

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Sebastian was recognized by his managers for being a great CM!

He’ll be leaving to return home in March 2015.

But, what a great way to end my visit to Epcot!

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Epcot: Spaceship Earth

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Two Disney sisters.

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   by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins

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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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