Here’s a random list of things that we appreciated every day while working and living at WDW:
1. Seeing the Cinderella Castle all the time
Really, how many people have a castle at their workplace?
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.
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! 🙂
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!
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!
6. Disney Snacks (yes, please!)
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!
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
The minute you graduate and leave the DCP program, we guarantee that you will miss it all, so enjoy it now everyday!
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 Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.
Book link on Amazon.com: Two Girls and a Mouse Tale