Always keep dreaming!
Right in the feels….
I’m going to Disney World!
CP Moment #1 and the Best One: Meeting Mickey during Traditions class. (Trying not to cry…)
CP Moment #2: Realizing that you made it through the DCP application process!
CP Moment #3: Notifying your school that you’re taking a semester off.
CP Moment #4: Getting the DCP acceptance postcard in the mail.
CP Moment #5: Moving to Orlando (or Anaheim!)
After months of waiting and planning, you’re finally here!!! Welcome!!!
CP Moment #6: Moving into DCP housing on the first day of the program!
Welcome to Casting!
So happy to be at Disney World!!!
CP Moment #7: Earning Your Ears
CP Moment #8: Getting you name tag with your university on it
CP Moment #9: Wearing your name tag for the first time
CP Moment #10: Going to Costuming for the first time and getting 5 complete costumes
CP Moment #11: Figuring out your schedule for the first time
CP Moment #12: EPCOT – Every Paycheck Comes On Thursday
CP Moment #13: Going to Housing events
Making Magic for guests.
CP Moment #14: First day at your new job meeting other CPs.
CP moment #15: Safety D begins with me!
CP Moment #16: First day of class at Disney University
CP Moment #17: Making CP and ICP friends
CP Moment #18: Entering the parks before guests
CP Moment #19: Leaving the parks after all the guests have gone home
CP Moment #20: Watching Illuminations with your new friends
CP Moment #21: Holding a bunch of Mickey balloons on Main Street USA
CP Moment #22: Disney snacks!
Having dinner with your roommates.
CP Moment #23: Making a wish at Cinderella Castle
CP Moment #24: Doing the Disney Point for guests
Making memories that will last a lifetime!
CP Moment #25: Seeing all the guests in cute costumes
CP Moment #26: Earning your first Disney Fanatics card
CP Moment #27: Riding the monorail and saying the safety message during the announcement
CP Moment #28: Picking up shifts at other locations and parks
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
CP Moment #31: Getting into the water parks for free
CP Moment #32: Monthly apartment inspections!
CP Moment #33: Going to auditions
CP Moment #34: Getting your bilingual name tag
CP Moment #35: Deciding to extend or make Disney a career
CP Moment #36: Character Meet & Greets
CP Moment #37: Mickey’s Retreat!
CP Moment #38: Wearing a costume to the parks (not your work costume!) #MNSSHP
CP Moment #39: Eating hot dogs for dinner at Caseys
CP Moment #40: Playing in the parks with your friends!
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.
Getting into Blizzard Beach…for free!
CP Moment #44: Going to the Winter Formal Ball with your friends.
CP Moment #45: Comp admission to other Disney theme parks.
CP Moment #46: Spending holidays away from home, but with your CP friends.
CP Moment #47: Shopping at Cast Connections!
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 #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 #49: Clocking out for the last time
Graduation service ceremony!
Learning something new every day, including learning about yourself.
And finally, CP Moment #50: Becoming a DCP Alumni!
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!!!!
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