Disneyland Summer 2015 Blackout Days

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Disneyland blackout dates: May – July 2015

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California Adventure blackout dates: May – July 2015

These were the blockout days during Summer 2015.  There weren’t that many, even with the 60th Diamond Anniversary Celebration kicking off in May 2015.

They are similar from year to year.

You can check the current blockout days at: 2016 Blockout Days at Disneyland for CMs.

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At our book launch in Boulder, Colorado.

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:

http://www.amazon.com/Girls-Mouse-Tale-Elly-Collins/dp/1941500110/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1430687055&sr=1-1&keywords=two+girls+and+a+mouse+tale

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2016 Changes in Self Admission Passes

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This is the new Self Admission Pass for Disney Cast Members.  It replaces the Main Gate Entrance Pass below.

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The old Main Gate Entrance Pass.

Remember, CPs are blacked out on any self admission days:

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For example, CPs and their guests are blocked out Spring Break Week 2016.

STOP!  Read this new info on Block-outs for 2016!!

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So many different restrictions now, including the new ‘blocked only until 4pm’ restriction.

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NEW!!!  January 1, 2016:  There are 8 types of block-outs in effect now!!!

CPs can buy discounted park tickets at the Company D store to use on blacked out days.

Discounted (10% off) cast member ticket rates: Discounted tickets 

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If you lose your pass, it can be replaced!

New CPs can expect to get their first of three guest passes after completing 150 hours of work: How To Earn Guest Passes.

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NEW!!!  As of January 1, 2016, CPs can only get free admission at US-based Disney Theme Parks!  Florida-based CPs can still get into the water parks for free on non-blocked out days.

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Regular cast members can still use their company ID for free admission for them and their guests into any Disney theme park worldwide except Disneyland Tokyo.

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

Book link on Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/Girls-Mouse-Tale-Elly-Collins/dp/1941500110/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1430687055&sr=1-1&keywords=two+girls+and+a+mouse+tale

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The Lifeguarding Role at Disney World

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Disney always needs lifeguards!

You do not have to have any previous lifeguarding experience to be a lifeguard at Disney World, you just have to be able to swim!  Disney will provide the necessary training. Lifeguarding is a ‘High Need’ role with a lot of openings!

All lifeguards must pass the basic swim test the first week at their program.  The swim tests are usually held at the pool over at Mickey’s Retreat.

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Lifeguarding is a Safety Critical Role, which means you’ll be both fingerprinted and have a drug test (urine sample) immediately after Traditions class.  You may also be drug tested at any time during your program.

Note:  Lifeguards can’t have any visible tattoos!  You must disclose where any tattoos you have are located and if they would be visible wearing a normal lifeguarding swimsuit, including any on your ankles or feet.

Lifeguards get three days of lifeguard training during their first week at DCP with the Lifeguard Skills Test given on the 3rd day.

All lifeguards must take CPR training and pass the test.

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The Basic Swim Test for resort lifeguards consists of:

  • Swimming 50 yards (2 laps), no time limit
  • Treading water for two minutes
  • Fetching a ten pound brick from five feet of water (shallow end of pool)

For Deep Water Lifeguards working at Blizzard Beach or Typhoon Lagoon:

  • Swimming 200 yards (8 laps), no time limit
  • Treading water for two minutes without using hands
  • Fetching a ten pound brick from eight feet of water (deep end of pool), feet first leap into pool
  • Deep Water Lifeguards get a $1 extra per hour premium pay.  (Spring 2019 DCP Program notes: “A Disney College Program participant’s wage will vary between $10.00 – $15.00 per hour, based upon the role that he/she is selected to perform.”)
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Lifeguard Mickey

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Lifeguard Minnie’s costume

Other things to know about the Disney lifeguarding role:

All lifeguards work outside which means they must be able to tolerate the Florida sun and heat. (Generally, lifeguards get a lot of work hours, especially during peak holiday periods and during the summer months.)

At end-of-shift, all lifeguards help with general tidying up activities around the pool areas like picking up towels, simple pool cleaning, stacking chairs, etc.

There’s an in-service lifeguard training program: regular two hour training sessions are held before or after work to review CPR/Lifeguarding Skills (paid).

Lifeguards can’t wear a trading pin lanyard.

Wondering what kind of watch to buy?  Read this:  The Disney Look for Watches and FitBits.

lifeguardInterested in the lifeguarding costume that’s provided?

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White polo shirt, red shorts, bathing suit underneath, ball cap*, sunglasses*, red whistle.

* Ball cap and sunglasses until dusk.

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White sneakers or Crocs, white socks.

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The Recreation Shoe Guidelines for Disney Resorts and Water Parks.

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Winter outfit:  Red jacket over swimsuit, red track pants, red hat, white sneakers, white socks, sunglasses, red whistle.

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Lifeguard team at Typhoon Lagoon.

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Disney Cast Member Highlight:

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Disney lifeguard AJ Wood.

With a trauma and first-aid bag at his side and a radio in hand, Adam “AJ” Wood lets two long blasts  from his whistle sing through the air to signal the splashing start to Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort’s pool hours.

AJ has spent his Disney career as a shallow-water lifeguard at the resort, keeping a watchful eye over all Guests in his care. With a background in paramedicine, he has combined his passion for helping others with a love of being around water in his role at Walt Disney World Resort.

“Whether it’s filled with the adrenaline of saving a life or simply the excitement of being able to help people, I love being outside and being around the water,” AJ said.

AJ’s role consists primarily of vigilant observations and extensive medical training to identify critical situations and keep Guests safe throughout their visit.

AJ gives credit to Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort and his team for being a critical part of the life he lives today.

“We all act like a family when it comes to helping each other out and working with each other,” he said. “Between the interactions with people, the training and the opportunities, I enjoy this role and all it has provided for me.”

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Other roles to check out: Fun Roles for CPs.

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The Mickey Mouse lifeguarding pin.  So cute!

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Disney always needs lifeguards!  It’s one of the hardest roles for them to fill!  Apply today!

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We’ve written two books about our time working and playing at Disney World.

Both are available on Amazon.com: Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

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Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

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Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

If you’d like to follow our daily Disney blog, here’s the link: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/

Have a magical day!

#TwoDisneySisters

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Two Disney Sisters

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Two Disney Sisters

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Mickey Mouse’s Great Costumes

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January 2016:  Mickey at the ball.

Our Disney Goal #8:  Taking photos with Mickey in as many costumes as possible.

Mickey Mouse has over 290 costumes suitable for pretty much any occasion or activity that you can think of.  (Minnie Mouse has only about 230 costumes!)

Here are a few of the costumes that we’ve seen him in, both at Disney World and Disneyland.

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Taking a selfie with Magician Mickey at DHS

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Christmas Parade Mickey

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Performing Mickey

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Festival of Fantasy Parade Mickey

September:  MK Mickey

Main Street Mickey at MK

Halloween Mickey

Halloween Mickey

November:  Magician Mickey at MK

Magician Mickey at MK

Meeting Mickey

Mickey talks to us for the first time!!!

December:  Christmas Mickey

Christmas Mickey

Star Wars Mickey

Star Wars Mickey

German Mickey

German Mickey

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Team Mickey!

Disney Dream:  Captain Mickey

Boarding the Disney Dream – Captain Mickey

February 2014:  Pirate Mickey

Pirate Mickey on the Disney Dream

Castaway Cay Mickey

Castaway Cay Mickey

MGM Mickey

MGM Mickey

Epcot Mickey

Epcot Mickey

DAK Mickey

DAK Mickey

Polynesian Mickey

Polynesian Mickey

Main Street Parade Mickey

Main Street Parade Mickey

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Parade Mickey playing the drums

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Mickey celebrating the 4th.

Graduation Mickey

DCP Graduation Mickey

And seeing Mickey at Disneyland:

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60th Diamond Anniversary Mickey at Disneyland

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1920s Mickey at California Adventure

Paint the Night Mickey

Paint the Night parade LED Mickey

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Frontierland Mickey

Hollywood Mickey

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Skipping through the Park Mickey

Skipping through the park Mickey

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Big hug Mickey at California Adventure

June 2013:  Disneyland Mickey

Disneyland Mickey

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It all started with a mouse….

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1996:  First Visit with Mickey!

Throwback Thursday, 1996: Our First Visit with Mickey!  Who knew that one day he would be our boss???

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Two Disney sisters.

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 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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Disney College Program Interview Process: The Phone Interview (PI)

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The application link for the Fall/Fall Advantage 2019 DCP Program at both Disney World and Disneyland is open!

Apply

Apply today!

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Preparation is key to acing the DCP phone interview!!!

 Apply here:    Apply to the DCP now  

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The app is open!

A Disney College Program participant’s wage will vary between $11.00 – $15.00 per hour, based upon the role that he/she is selected to perform.

Congratulations!  You’ve applied to the DCP and you’ve passed the first step Web Based Interview (WBI)!

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Take a deep breath and SMILE!

Next, for the second step, you’ve gotten an invitation to set up a phone interview and you’re very nervous about it.  You’re wondering what to expect, maybe you’ve never even had a phone interview before.

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Invitation for my PI (phone interview).

Here’s some tips on helping you pass the PI:

Our #1 Rule is Preparation!

We’ve put together a list of DCP phone interview questions below.  You will not be asked all of these questions – the interview will only last 20 minutes or so – and you might not be asked the exact question.  But, after reading the questions below, you’ll have a good feel for the kinds of question you’ll be asked.  Think about your answers, WRITE THEM DOWN, and practice them in front of a mirror until you are comfortable with your answer.

Our #2 Rule is SMILE!

Yes, even though you are interviewing over the phone and the recruiter can’t see you, they can tell when someone is happy and confident by the tone of their voice.  So, smile when you are being asked a question and when answering.  This isn’t a police interrogation!

So, get out your pencil and write down your answers:

#1 Question:  Why are you interested in working for Disney and what interests you about the Disney College Program Internship?

Why do you want to do the Disney College Program?

How does working at Disney affect your future goals?

Are you working now?  Tell me about your current/last job.

What did you like/dislike about your current/last job?

Tell us about overcoming difficulties at your last job or at school.

Tell me about a time where you had an unhappy customer and how did you handle the situation?

What kind of work/role at Disney are you interested in?

What about the DCP Roles seems interesting or attractive to you?

Conflict resolution questions – how do you handle problems at work or school?

Have you ever lived with a lot of people?  Have you ever had to deal with roommate issues?  How did you resolve them?

How did you get along with your last boss?  Have you ever dealt with difficult customers or guests?

Do you have good people skills?

Tell me what your top roles are?

As a park greeter, you are the 1st person guests will see. How do you make sure to start their day off right?

What would you do in an emergency situation dealing with large crowds?

Are you comfortable working in different temperatures?  Heat, cold, rain, working outside, etc.

How would keep yourself motivated when you are going to be repeating the same speech over and over all day (safety speech, attractions loading speech, etc.)

What do you think Great Guest Service means?  Can you give an example from your job?

Will you have a car at the program?

Are you more interested in Walt Disney World or Disneyland?

Disney Look questions:  Do you have tattoos or piercings in visible locations like on your face or hands?

How would you handle a natural disaster (i.e., hurricane in FL, earthquake in CA)?

Do you have any questions for me?

More PI interview questions, specific to desired roles: DCP PI Questions

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Be ready!  No distractions, no outside noise, set aside at least 1/2 hour of uninterrupted time, have some paper and a pen nearby to write down comments and questions!

The  PI Interview Mistakes to Avoid:

Asking what Disney does – Study up on the Disney Parks and what roles are available for DCP interns.

Bad-mouthing anyone or being negative – Even if you have, or had, a terrible boss who is an idiot, do NOT speak negatively about them during the interview. If you work in a customer service job already, i.e., at McDonalds, do NOT speak negatively about paying customers!  Your DCP Recruiter doesn’t want to hire someone who comes off as a complainer.  These are the people most likely to talk bad about the DCP program after they start working at Disney.

Lying – Never lie in an interview about your past work experience or qualifications.

Not asking questions – An interview is a two-way street; you are interviewing about the DCP program as much as they are interviewing you. Ask good questions to determine whether this internship is a good fit for you.  Be friendly!

Program Dates

There are 5 main DCP programs at WDW and 4 main DCP programs at DLR.  You must be fully available for the entire program.

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Ring, ring…..

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Step 1. Apply, then:   Step 2. Take the Web-Based Interview.

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Step 3.  Next, schedule your Phone Interview!

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Step 4: Accept your offer!

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Good luck!

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Ready for a fun – and long – day at the Magic Kingdom!

We’ve written two books about our time working – and playing – as Disney Cast Members at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

Both are available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle:  Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

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Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

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Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

If you’d like to follow our daily Disney blog, here’s the link: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/

Have a magical day!

Two Disney Sisters

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Two Disney Sisters

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Livin’ the Dream working at Disney World for a semester.

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Christian got this free DCP kitchen magnet for his fridge.

Floral Role for Disney Cast Members

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Cinderella’s Enchanted Rose Bouquet

Floral Role for Cast Members

Want to be a Disney Floral & Gifts Dream Maker?

Floral CP cast members – only about 10 openings per DCP semester – are responsible for arranging flower baskets, balloon bouquets, and other gift basket productions; also creating bouquets and arrangements and other beautiful floral items for engagements, weddings, anniversaries and other celebration events. Disney Floral & Gifts.

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You get to make magic every day!!!

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During the holidays, guests can have Christmas stockings – with embroidered names – delivered to their resort room!

Guests staying onsite can have floral arrangements and gift baskets sent to their room at: Disney Floral and Gifts.  Guests can also request special holiday and party decorations, including a birthday cake!, be delivered and set up in their room. Disney Floral & Gifts Dream Makers make it happen!

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Guests can get their name embroidered onto lots and lots of Disney holiday merchandise.

Also, you will learn how to use the embroidery machine to stitch names and celebration dates onto mickey ears and other guest items.

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Into making floral arrangements???  Lots of options to use your skills!

If you have a high interest in the Floral role, you should definitely let your recruiter know during the phone interview!

This is one of the hardest roles for a CP to land with only about 10 openings per semester. (We’ve heard very good feedback from CPs who have actually done the role.)

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Disney Floral & Gifts is the official florist of the Walt Disney World Resort. We have been creating magical memories with our story based gifts and enchanting floral creations since 1971. Add even more magic to a Walt Disney World vacation with a little help from our Disney Floral & Gifts Dream Makers.

We combine the magic of Disney and the art of storytelling to create memorable gifts, enchanting floral creations and exclusive In-Room Celebrations. Disney Floral & Gifts offers hundreds of gifts and experiences to help celebrate special occasions. Pixie dusted roses, princess proclamations or a pirate adventure, the choice is yours!

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You’ll get to set up in-room celebrations!

Magical Resort Room Celebrations

Our In Room Celebrations include gifts and décor to create an experience that is uniquely Disney. These personalized celebrations are set up in your Disney Resort hotel room for birthdays, anniversaries, or just to say “Welcome!” Imagine your loved one’s delight at the surprise of an exclusive celebration prepared by Mickey and the Gang, the Fairy Godmother, or even, Captain Jack Sparrow!

Interested in the Disney College Program?  Check out some other fun roles for CPs:

Fun Jobs for CPs

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Working together at DAK.

We’ve written two books about our time working and playing at Disney World.

Both are available on Amazon.com: Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

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Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

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Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

If you’d like to follow our daily Disney blog, here’s the link: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/

Have a magical day!

#TwoDisneySisters

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Two Disney Sisters

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Two Disney Sisters

2016 DCP Alumni Event Happenings


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Greetings #CPAlumni!

Here’s all the Alumni Events scheduled for this coming weekend:

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Friday, January 15, 2016: Dessert and Wishes event at the Contemporary Resort.

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Saturday, January 16, 2016: The Hollywood Studios gathering has been moved to Animal Kingdom  (3pm – 9pm)

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Reunion activities now at DAK (meeting at Festival of the Lion King)

The next part really threw people off…extra add-ons, but for an added fee!

The additional offerings are: Bowling at Splitsville, a special character meet and greet at Epcot, and a family day at Mickey’s Retreat.

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Alumni fun…for an additional fee!

Elly and I are really looking forward to the special character meet and greet at Epcot!

We can’t wait to find out who will be there!!!  (Last year, it was Mickey and Minnie in fancy costumes!)
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Elly and I chose the Friday at 5pm timeslot to pick up our DCP Alumni Packet.

It’s close to the first event – the party at the Contemporary is starting at 6pm and we can go straight there.

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If you’ve got questions, we’ve got answers!  DCP Alumni Homecoming FAQs

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Happening this weekend!

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January 15, 2016:  The DCP Party Event at the Contemporary Resort

The dates for the next DCP Homecoming event have been announced!  2018 DCP Homecoming Event at Disney World

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Two Disney sisters.

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 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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Disneyland Float at the 2016 Rose Parade

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Disneyland’s 60th Diamond Anniversary Float was actually 3 floats tethered together.

We watched the 2016 Rose Parade from Pasadena, California live on New Year’s Day, January 1, 2016.

The Disneyland float was amazing!  Adding Walt’s audio when the float was stopped in front of the grandstands and the characters all came out to dance was a very nice touch!

60 second clip:  2016 Disneyland Float at Rose Parade

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What fun!

The Disneyland float won the Rose Parade’s Extraordinaire Trophy award:

Extraordinaire Trophy The most spectacular float including floats that do not retract to 55′ in length. Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration

It took approximately 650,000 flowers to make the Disneyland Diamond Celebration – Awaken Your Adventure float!

Short video of making the Disneyland float: Making the Disneyland Float.

Designed to honor the park’s 60th anniversary, the Disneyland float features a representation of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle in its “Diamond Celebration” decor, as well as units devoted to “Frozen” and Star Wars Land.

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#1: Frozen float, #2: Sleeping Beauty Castle, #3:  Star Wars float

Throwback Thursday:

Walt Disney was the Grand Marshall of the 1966 Tournament of Roses parade:

Walt Disney and the 1966 Rose Parade

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At our book launch in Boulder, Colorado.

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:

http://www.amazon.com/Girls-Mouse-Tale-Elly-Collins/dp/1941500110/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1430687055&sr=1-1&keywords=two+girls+and+a+mouse+tale

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Why It’s Fun To Work at Disney World

Main Street USA in the early morning before rope drop.

Main Street USA in the early morning before rope drop.  Magic is in the air!

1. It’s the “The Most Magical Place On Earth”

WDW has earned the nickname of being “The Most Magical Place On Earth”. (Disneyland is the “Happiest Place on Earth”.)

As far as working environments go, that’s pretty hard to beat. The upscale, high-energy, theme park settings are wonderful. There are parades every day and fireworks every night, sometimes 2x a night!

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WDW and beyond.

2. Location, Location, Location

WDW is located in the heart of central Florida, in beautiful Orlando. Within a 30 mile radius of the Parks, you can find Seaworld, Universal Studios/Islands of Adventure, numerous outlet malls, Downtown Orlando, and so much more.

Within 50 miles, you can walk on some of the finest beaches in the world!

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Let Costuming do the cleaning for you!

3. Costumes, Costumes, Costumes!

We’re not just talking about the Disney princess ones either…everyone gets to wear a costume, aka uniform, at work, provided for free by Disney (5 costumes at a time), including the cleaning and ironing.

If you like playing dress up or love dressing up for Halloween, Disney is the place for you to work!

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Must love crowds to work at Disney. (Typical spring day crowd level.)

4. Meeting Loads of New Guests Every Day

Everyday, over 100,000 guests visit the Disney parks at WDW. With each new day, there’s a whole new group of guests for cast members talk to and interact with, including making magical moments with guests.

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Now, make a wish…

5. Magical Moments

Whether big or small, cast members have the opportunity to bring magical moments to a guest’s visit. And they get to do it all day long! From the small (wishing guests wearing a celebration button “Happy Birthday!”) to the big (escorting guests onto rides, bypassing the wait lines), cast members are given a huge leeway in making every guest’s visit special and memorable.

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Every role, aka job, begins at Disney Casting.

6. The Disney Benefits

Disney is a Fortune 100 company (rank #61) and is one of the World’s Most Admired Companies (rank #9). Apart from basic job benefits including medical insurance, vacation time, and retirement plans, the rewards (both mental and physical) go “to infinity and beyond.” Disney Total Rewards

Every Disney employee receives almost unlimited free admission to the Parks anytime they want to go. They also get free passes for family and friends, along with great employee discounts on hotels, dining, and merchandise.

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7. The Disney Magic

There’s nothing that can compare to Walt Disney’s ideas and vision, including his parks, films, and cartoons.

Does just thinking about taking a ride and getting soaked on Splash Mountain or maybe watching Wishes over the Cinderella Castle tonight give you a warm, fuzzy feeling? If so, you may be a Disney addict!

Many people just love Disney and everything about it.

If that sounds like you, you definitely Should Be Working for Disney!

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Good luck!!

 

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Apply here:  Disney College Program Careers Link

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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 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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2016 Walt Disney World/Disneyland DCP Summer Alumni Program

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Application opens January 13, 2016!  Don’t be late!

This posting is exclusively for former Disney College Program participants.

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Announcement about Summer DCP Alumni Program

Attention Disney College Program Alumni!

Have you ever wished you could return for a second program over the summer? Well, now could be your opportunity! Apply now to be considered for our 2016 Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Summer Alumni Program.

It is open to former Disney College Program participants who have successfully completed a past program on either coast and are still enrolled and taking college classes.

You must be available to arrive on May 22, 2016 and depart your program on August 11, 2016 (WDW), and May 10,2016 – August 8, 2016 for Disneyland participants.

Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort Summer Alumni Program opportunities will be extremely limited. We strongly encourage all candidates to express interest in as many roles as possible. Available roles include:

Quick Service Food and Beverage

Merchandise

Attractions

Custodial

Transportation

Recreation

applyTake action to apply now as we anticipate significant demand for this program. The Job Posting will remain active for only a brief period of time.

Basic Qualifications    In order to submit an application for the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Summer Alumni Program, applicants must meet the following requirements.

1. You must have successfully completed a past Disney College Program at either the Walt Disney World® Resort near Orlando, FL or at the Disneyland® Resort in Anaheim, CA. NOTE: You may not be a current Spring Program participant. (Please speak to your leader about the extensions application process).

2.  Be enrolled as a Full-Time or Part-Time Student and taking at least one class in a U.S. accredited college or university.

3.  Be fully available for the length of the Program. The Program dates are May 22, 2016 – August 11, 2016 (WDW), May 10 – August 8, 2016 (Disneyland). NOTE: No exceptions can be made to the arrival or departure dates.

4.  Due to limited opportunities we strongly encourage all candidates to express interest in as many roles as possible.

5.  Must adhere to all Disney Look guidelines; including those pertaining to visible tattoos. Visible tattoos include any tattoos that would not be covered by an assigned costume (example – shorts and short sleeve shirt).

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2016 DCP Rents

6.  A $250 non-refundable Program Assessment Fee will be collected upon accepting your Program, if offered (a $4.50 processing fee may also be applicable).

A Disney College Program participant’s wage will vary between $10.00 – $11.75 per hour, based upon the role that he/she is selected to perform. Participants may also be eligible for premium pay in select roles and will learn their exact rate of pay upon receiving an invitation.

International College Program participants (including those on the J1-Academic and Cultural Representative Program) are not eligible for this opportunity.

A resume and cover letter are not required to be considered for this opportunity.

Application will open January 13, 2016.  You can expect the link to be active for 48 hours.

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All decisions will be made by mid-April 2016.

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