50 Moments Everyone Has on the DCP!

moana

Always keep dreaming!

Right in the feels….

Mickey CP (2)

CP Moment #1 and the Best One:  Meeting Mickey during Traditions class.  (Trying not to cry…)

CP Moment Pascal (2)

CP Moment #2:  Realizing that you made it through the DCP application process!

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CP Moment #3:  Notifying your school that you’re taking a semester off.

Caroline Card

CP Moment #4:  Getting the DCP acceptance postcard in the mail.

CP Moment On Your Own (2)

CP Moment #5:  Moving to Orlando (or Anaheim!)

whole-life-2

#Truth

welcome

After months of waiting and planning, you’re finally here!!! Welcome!!!

welcome Mickey (2)

#Arrival

CP Moment Housing (2)

CP Moment #6: Moving into DCP housing on the first day of the program!

casting-doors

Welcome to Casting!

mickey-mouse-happiness

So happy to be at Disney World!!!

friend

New friends!

CP Moment Earning My Ears (2)

CP Moment #7:  Earning Your Ears

CP Moment Getting Your Name Tag

CP Moment #8:  Getting you name tag with your university on it

CP Moment Nametags

CP Moment #9:  Wearing your name tag for the first time

CP Moment Costume Fitting

CP Moment #10:  Going to Costuming for the first time and getting 5 complete costumes

CP Moment Military Time (2)

CP Moment #11:  Figuring out your schedule for the first time

Epcot sign

CP Moment #12: EPCOT – Every Paycheck Comes On Thursday

CP Moment First Housing Event

CP Moment #13:  Going to Housing events

magic

Making Magic for guests.

Cp Moment Mary Poppins (2)

CP Moment #14:  First day at your new job meeting other CPs.

safety (2)

CP moment #15:  Safety D begins with me!

CP Moment First Day of Class

CP Moment #16:  First day of class at Disney University

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CP Moment #17:  Making CP and ICP friends

CP moment First in Park

CP Moment #18:  Entering the parks before guests

CP Moment Last One (2)

CP Moment #19:  Leaving the parks after all the guests have gone home

cool-2

Typhoon Lagoon!

CP Moment Illuminations

CP Moment #20:  Watching Illuminations with your new friends

CP Moment Balloons

CP Moment #21:  Holding a bunch of Mickey balloons on Main Street USA

CP Moment Candy

CP Moment #22:  Disney snacks!

taco-tuesday

Having dinner with your roommates.

CP Moment Making a Wish

CP Moment #23:  Making a wish at Cinderella Castle

CP Moment Disney Point (2)

CP Moment #24:  Doing the Disney Point for guests

memories-2

Making memories that will last a lifetime!

CP Meeting a princess (2)

CP Moment #25:  Seeing all the guests in cute costumes

CP Moment 4 Fanatic (2)

CP Moment #26:  Earning your first Disney Fanatics card

CP Moment Monorail

CP Moment #27:  Riding the monorail and saying the safety message during the announcement

CP Moment Whistle While You Work (2)

CP Moment #28:  Picking up shifts at other locations and parks

CP Moment Free Admintence (2)

CP Moment #29:  When family and friends come to visit you during your program and you get them into the parks for free.

Behind-the-Scenes-of-Tower-of-Terror

CP Moment #30:  Backstage magic – behind the scene tours of your favorite rides

blizzard (2)

CP Moment #31:  Getting into the water parks for free

CP Moment Housekeeping

CP Moment #32:  Monthly apartment inspections!

character auditions (2)

CP Moment #33:  Going to auditions

CP Moment Bilingual nametag

CP Moment #34:  Getting your bilingual name tag

CP Career

CP Moment #35:  Deciding to extend or make Disney a career

CP Moment Character Meet and Greets (2)

CP Moment #36:  Character Meet & Greets

CP Moment Mickeys Retreat

CP Moment #37:  Mickey’s Retreat!

halloween (2)

CP Moment #38:  Wearing a costume to the parks (not your work costume!) #MNSSHP

hot dogs (2)

CP Moment #39: Eating hot dogs for dinner at Caseys

best day

CP Moment #40:  Playing in the parks with your friends!

tink (2)

CP Moment#41 :  Parades day and night

Railroad

CP Moment #42 : Riding the railroad because you’re tired of walking

wish

CP Moment #43 : Watching Wishes with your CP roommates.

blizzard (2)

Getting into Blizzard Beach…for free!

winterformal

CP Moment #44:  Going to the Winter Formal Ball with your friends.

CP Moment Free Admission (2)

CP Moment #45: Comp admission to other Disney theme parks.

CP Moment Holidays

CP Moment #46:  Spending holidays away from home, but with your CP friends.

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CP Moment #47:  Shopping at Cast Connections!

extending

Extending your program because you’re not ready to leave after just 4-5 months!

tiana

Debating if you should stay on with Disney and apply for an extension or professional internship.

walt

Getting accepted for a PI next semester!!!

mvmcp

Watching it snow on Main Street USA!

CP Moment Earning Degree

CP Moment #48:  Service ceremony with Mickey!

wishes

Watching Wishes over the Cinderella Castle for the final time as a Cast Member.

resume

Getting ready to go home and back to school.

CP moment Clocking Out

CP Moment #49:  Clocking out for the last time

grad

Graduation service ceremony!

learn

Learning something new every day, including learning about yourself.

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And  finally, CP Moment #50:  Becoming a DCP Alumni!

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Knowing that as a DCP alumni, you’re a part of the Disney legacy.

dreamers

Never stop believing in the Magic of Disney!

dreams

2017a

Yes!!!!  2017 will be the best year ever!!!!

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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 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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