50 Moments Everyone Has on the DCP!


Always keep dreaming!

Right in the feels….


I’m going to Disney World!

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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.

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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!)




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

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CP Moment Housing (2)

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


Welcome to Casting!


So happy to be at Disney World!!!


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

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

CP Moment First Housing Event

CP Moment #13:  Going to Housing events


Making Magic for guests.

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

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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

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


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!


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


Making memories that will last a lifetime!

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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.


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

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

CP Moment Housekeeping

CP Moment #32:  Monthly apartment inspections!

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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!

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

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

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

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CP Moment#41 :  Parades day and night


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


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

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Getting into Blizzard Beach…for free!


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!

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Being part of a team.


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


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


Getting accepted for a PI next semester!!!


Watching it snow on Main Street USA!

CP Moment Earning Degree

CP Moment #48:  Service ceremony with Mickey!


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


Getting ready to go home and back to school.

CP moment Clocking Out

CP Moment #49:  Clocking out for the last time


Graduation service ceremony!


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.


Never stop believing in the Magic of Disney!



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


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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 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


3 thoughts on “50 Moments Everyone Has on the DCP!

  1. […] Read more about the Magical Moments all CPs have:  50 Disney Moments all CPs Have […]


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