DCP Summer Housing Event: Night of Sevens

Me with Mushu
Me with Mushu, from the movie “Mulan”.

Night of Sevens DCP Welcome Event


I got off work at 6:30pm and was home about an hour later.  Even though the Animal Kingdom is only about 5 miles from my apartment, it takes that long to leave work, catch the bus and make it back to Chatham.  The traffic around Disney Springs, especially in the evening, is always terrible, just stop-and-go with a lot of sitting at red lights.

There’s still significant construction activities going on around Disney Springs every day, all summer long!

Chatham Field
Chatham Field

When I got home, the DCP summer housing event was happening literally across from my apartment at Chatham Square field.

Yum!  Free food!!
Yum! Free food!!

The CPs were in full party mode with loud music (hosted by a DJ) and lots of dancing.

Pizza Bar
Pizza Bar
Free pizza!
Free pizza!  🙂

The food at the housing events is free and is usually pretty good.  I walked over there and got a slice of pizza and a soda.

The theme tonight was “Night of Sevens” honoring the Chinese holiday celebrating love.  It’s often compared to Valentine’s Day in our country.

All the characters were together in one room.
All the characters were together in one room.

Special Disney characters are always on hand for a Meet & Greet, and tonight’s guests were the “romance experts” Mushu, Chip and Dale, all in their Chinese costumes.  I stopped by to see them and have my picture taken with all three characters.

Chip and Dale (Chip has the chocolate chip nose!)
Chip and Dale (Chip has the chocolate chip nose!)

The music was very good and the evening air was warm.  The afternoon thunderstorms had passed through Orlando about five hours earlier, so everything had already dried off.

It’s too bad that my roommates were all working and couldn’t make it.  Before heading back to my apartment (50-foot walk), I grabbed a couple more slices of pizza for lunch tomorrow.  🙂

It was a fun way to end my day.


Adventure Book Cover
Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

Lions and Tigers and Strollers, Oh My!

This is not Caroline’s first time in the Disney College Program. Along with her sister, she was previously accepted into the program a few years earlier.  Back in Colorado, Caroline was wishing for a little more pixie dust to brighten up her life.  On a whim, she decides to apply to the exclusive Disney Alumni Summer Program.

Now that she’s back, things get wild.

Wild, as in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, where Caroline is assigned to work in Stroller Rental.  While not the most glamorous position in the park, it’s often ground zero for humanity at its best and at its worst.

While Caroline makes many “Magical Moments” for deserving guests whose pixie dust has gone temporarily sideways, she also receives magical moments of her own through the friendships she makes, going to Disney cast member exclusive events, and all the spectacular dining opportunities at Disney World.

Caroline tells all – from the ins and outs of Disney’s secret training class called Traditions; to learning how to be a happy cast member during on-the-job training; to what it’s like to interact with fellow cast members and the guests who are ready to explore the most magical place on earth.

Join Caroline as she takes you on a wild ride through her adventures in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. But be careful, it’s a jungle out there!

Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

Book link on Amazon.com:  Adventures in the Animal Kingdom


DAK pin trading (2)
Working back at DAK for the DCP Alumni summer  program!


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