As soon as it was announced that there would be another DCP Homecoming Event, Elly and I knew we had to go to it!
It was announced on the Alumni Facebook group that the event would have 2,000 participants this time, as opposed to the 400 last year, and there is also a new $200 registration fee. Everybody about lost their minds over the fee because last year’s event was free. BUT, there is also going to be some new swag – like the exclusive Alumni magic band!!!!!
Elly and I talked it over and we decided that we didn’t mind paying the extra fee since all the events that weekend sounded so fun!
The registration was due to open Thursday, August 20th at noon our time. Elly and I had our Macs, iPads, and smart phones out and ready! haha! (I have a feeling we weren’t the only ones!)
We kept refreshing the link until the website opened up at 12:01pm.
Almost immediately, we got an error message (above).
I was waiting for this page where it asks for your name and email to get you into the registration webpage. I ended up getting that error page 12 times in a row! Finally – over an hour later – I was able to go to the next step of registration process! Whew!
Here is a list of the special events offered over the MLK holiday weekend:
The next part really threw people off! Extra add-ons, but for an added fee! 😦
The offerings are: Bowling at Splitsville, a special character meet and greet at Epcot, and a family day at Mickey’s Retreat.
The only one Elly and I really wanted to go to was the character special meet and greet!
We can’t wait to find out who will be there!!! (Last year, it was Mickey and Minnie in fancy costumes!)
Next, you had to sign up for when you want to pick up your Alumni packet.
Elly and I chose the Friday at 5pm timeslot because we aren’t sure when we are flying in. I think it might be too close to the first event – the party at the Contemporary starting at 6pm. But, since this is at the Contemporary too, maybe it won’t be too bad and we can go straight there.
Here is my final check of my info for Registration. You can see all the Submission Error screens I had up (about 20!)!
Confirmed at last!!!
Elly and I wore our DCP Alumni shirts that day – for extra pixie dust luck!
Also – for all our rushing and nerves about not getting a spot for this year’s Homecoming, as of yesterday (August 21st), there were still 1,400 spots left!
We’re wondering if the $200 non-refundable fee stopped a lot of people from registering for this event.
Anyone else going to the 2nd Annual DCP Homecoming in January 2016??
We can’t wait to meet you there! 🙂
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.