The Little Things You Appreciate Every Day at the DCP Program

Here’s a random list of things that we appreciated every day while working and living at WDW:


Cinderella Castle in the morning sunlight.

1.  Seeing the Cinderella Castle all the time

Really, how many people have a castle at their workplace?

Wishes fireworks

Wishes fireworks over the Cinderella Castle at night.

2.  Seeing/hearing fireworks every night

Seeing Wishes never gets old!  Or, if it’s 9pm, thinking: that noise must be from Epcot’s Illuminations fireworks.


The Little Mermaid ride…great music!!!

3.  The Music of the Parks

Whether you’re at a Park or a Disney resort, music is playing everywhere.

♪ ♫ ♬ Under the sea… ♪ ♫  Go ahead, feel free to sing along!  🙂

riding monorail (2)

True!  Ah, sweet cool air conditioning.

4.  Riding the Monorail

We can’t think of anywhere else in the world where you can ride a monorail all day long…for free!

soldier (2)

Are those sugar cookies I’m smelling???

5.  All the wonderful Disney Smells

There is just something about the way the all the Parks, attractions and Disney resorts smell…so good!

And, if you’ve been on Main Street during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and smelled the sweet candy scent of the Boo To You parade, or been at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party with the smell of cookies baking or peppermint candy canes in the air…yummy!

Runner ups:  The smell of oranges* while riding Soarin’ and the smell of Rome burning while riding Spaceship Earth.

*Disney has gotten rid of the oranges smell on the new Soarin’ ride!!!  Now, you smell the ocean and spices of India instead!

Ahhh, smell the oranges....

Ahhh, smelling oranges while flying over the orange groves of California….this smell is gone forever now!

Ahhh...the smell of Rome burning...

Hmmm…the fiery wood burning smell of Rome burning…

6.  Disney Snacks (yes, please!)

We love WDW cotton candy!

We love WDW cotton candy! ❤

The smell of popcorn popping, Dole Whip, Mickey Waffles, Mickey Bars, churritoes, decorated candy apples, French macaroons, and any Mickey bakery snacks…need we say more?  Delicious!

Favorite ride!

Favorite ride!

7.  Riding Water Rides on Hot Days

Riding on Pirates of the Caribbean, Splash Mountain, It’s a small world, Kali River Rapids Run, and even Living with the Land.  It’s all good!  Who cares if you get a little wet??!!  Worth it!!

8.  Self-Flushing Toilets

Enough said.


So true!

The minute you graduate and leave the DCP program, we guarantee that you will miss it all, so enjoy it now everyday!


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 (Fall 2013/Spring 2014) 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 in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

Book link on  Two Girls and a Mouse Tale


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