Life is the Bubbles DCP Housing Event

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First DCP Housing event of 2019!

Last night was the first DCP Housing event of 2019 welcoming the newly-arrived Spring 2019 CPs.

The theme for the party was:  Life is the Bubbles.

The monthly events are open to all DCP cast members living in any of the four DCP housing complexes.  They usually hold them at Chatham Field.

This is especially convenient for Christian as he’s living in Chatham this semester, so he barely had any walk at all over to the field.  He walked over there with his roommates at 7pm.

The food at the housing events is free and is usually pretty good.  They scan your Housing ID now and limit the amount of food you can have. 😦

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Free pizza!!!

He got 2 slices Dominoes pizza and a soda.  And a delicious rice krispy cookie.

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Meeting Sebastian the Crab!  I love the backdrop!!   Photo credit: emma_dcp_2019

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The line for the character meet & greet – Sebastian the Crab – was over an hour long, so Christian passed on it.  That’s too bad because it was his first character meet and greet event!!!

The DJ was really good.

It’s been unusually cold at night this week in Orlando, so they only stayed for about an hour before heading back to their apartment.

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Free special rice krispy cookies for dessert!

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Yum!

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We love this movie! Image credit: Elly Collins

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Can you believe we welcomed over 4,000 new participants to the Disney Programs family this spring?

Life is the Bubbles Welcome Event: January 2019

Wow! These participants traveled from all over the world, and to welcome them in style, we held some pretty incredible welcome events to kick off their Disney adventures. After all, this is Walt Disney World Resort, and there’s no shortage of magic!

“Darling, it’s better down where it’s wetter – take it from me!”

Our first welcome event of the spring season was a “Little Mermaid”-inspired affair. We took the dive and went under the sea for this splish-splashin’ evening. Participants hung out with King Triton’s right-hand-crab Sebastian, posed for photos in front of themed backdrops, dined on delicious food and much more. It truly was a sea-sational happening!
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01_25_A-Whole-New-World-Welcome-Event-2-1024x683February 2019 Event:  A Whole New World Welcome Event
Participants enjoyed a shining, shimmering, splendid night at this welcome event (and they didn’t even need three wishes!). The evening’s entertainment included belly dancers in beautiful costumes, tarot card readings, a dance floor fit for a sultan, and, of course, magical meet-and-greets with Genie, Abu and Jafar.  

01_30_Sweet-tastic-Welcome-Event-24-1024x683March 2019 Event: Sweet-tastic Welcome Event
We gave a sweeter-than-candy welcome to our newest participants at the Sweet-tastic Welcome Event! A candy bar, cotton candy station, a bounce castle and candy-filled photo backdrops direct from the “Sugar Rush” and “Wreck-It Ralph” games made for a scrumdiliumpious evening. We even had the two guests of honor – Vanellope von Schweetz and Wreck-It Ralph himself – join us all the way from Game Central Station! 

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Kachow! For the last welcome event of the season, participants put the pedal to the medal and raced into the start of their program. The evening’s festivities included full throttle music, food, and meet-and-greets with some of our favorite Radiator Springs pals – Lightning McQueen and Mater. Mickey and Goofy also came by in their racing gear to cheer on our new Disney Programs participants.  

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Mardi Gras Celebration – March 2019:  Movie Night!

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Housing event celebrating Mardi Gras.

Tonight’s DCP Housing event celebrates Mardi Gras 2019 (which is tomorrow, Tuesday, March 5th).
See you there!

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We’ve written two books about our time at the DCP:

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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/

Two Disney Sisters

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Welcome!

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Christian got a free DCP kitchen magnet for his fridge.

 

2018 DCP Housing Rents at WDW

We’ve updated the DCP Rent blog for 2019!

Read new blog here: 2019 DCP Rents at Disney World

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Jan 1st – May 4, 2019 DCP rent

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May 5, 2019 – January 4, 2020 DCP rent

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Physical layout of how the DCP apartments are to each other.

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Interested in what the Spring 2019 DCP fees are when you accept your offer?
Spring 2019 DCP Acceptance Fees

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December 2018 Update: Alcohol will now be Allowed in all Apartments. No more Wellness/Under 21 Apartments.

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The four housing complexes at Disney World.

There are four huge DCP housing complexes at Disney World.

The DCP apartments at Disney World have one to four bedrooms, with two or three participants in each bedroom.

Disney Housing Video: Living in DCP Apartments

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Rent in 2018:  $103 – $196/week.

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Rent in 2018: $108 – $200/week.  We loved living at The Commons.

07/23/2018:

Hello  –   Our housing cost is range from $103 – $200 per week for this year.  Approximately three weeks prior to your arrival, you will receive an email directing you to log in to DORMS and register for housing.  During the housing registration all our housing cost apply to your program is listed on the Payroll Form that you will electronic sign and you can also save a copy for your future reference.

We look forward to welcoming you to Disney Housing!

Thank you,

Cecilia

Disney Housing Operations

Housing Administrative Services Coordinator

Disney Internships and Programs

WDW.Housing.Administrative.Services@disney.com

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Apartment amenities.

Rent costs are automatically deducted weekly from every cast members’ paychecks, so you don’t have to worry about turning in a check at the beginning of the month. (If you don’t work enough hours in a week, you can call the Front Office and pay your rent over the phone.)

The apartment rent includes all utilities such as electricity, wifi internet (S-L-O-W!), TV cable hookup, waste disposal, recycling, heat/AC, local phone service, 24 hour gated security, free bus transportation to all the Disney parks, resorts, and Disney Springs (for work and playtime!); as well as the various resort-style amenities, such as pools, hot tubs, outdoor grills, gyms, basketball, etc. available at each housing complex.

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You can rent all these things for free at the front desk of each housing complex.

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November 21, 2018:  Disney Housing Updates Alcohol in Apartment Rules

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May 16, 2017 Update:  All DCP apartments have been smoke-free for years, but now Housing is limiting where you can smoke on property (i.e., one of our roommates used to smoke out on the balcony. That’s no longer allowed.)  We think this is a good thing!

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May 16, 2017 email from Housing regarding smoking on property.

Now if they see or smell any sign of smoking in the apartment at all, the whole apartment will FAIL the monthly inspection!  😦

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“Smoking inside the apartment” is now a Code Violation.

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All DCP apartments are inspected monthly!

As soon as you’re accepted to the DCP, sign up for what type of apartment size you want and where you want to live like I did: Filling out my DORMS form.  (Be aware, there is no guarantee…I literally got my last housing choice!)

To help figure out what size apartment you will be able to afford during your program, remember that most CPs are paid $10/hr. before taxes and are only guaranteed 32/hrs. week.  [Certain roles like lifeguarding get a $1/hr. premium.]

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The DORMS apartment selection process.

Bonus Tip:  Disney Housing offers a free monthly Housing Event social for all residents. Lots of free food, music and dancing, and fun character meet and greets!

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Upcoming DCP Summer Welcome Event, June 21, 2018 at Chatham Field. Free food & drinks! Dancing to DJ music! Character meet and greet.  FUN!

Our first DCP Housing event:  August 2013

At our first DCP Housing event, we got to meet the characters from Andy’s Room (Toy Story) and they gave us free straw hats!

Interested in learning about the DCP Housing available at Disneyland? It’s called Carnegie Plaza:  Carnegie Plaza at Disneyland.

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#Truth  😉

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Which role are you most interested in???

20 Fun Roles for Cast Members at Disney World

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Flamingo Crossings

Disney is building 2,600 new apartments for its College Program and that could mean adios Vista Way!

In February 2018,  Disney confirmed that all 2,600 planned apartment units were for the Disney College Program with any units not occupied by the program being leased to current Disney employees. The application also confirmed that the new apartments would house educational facilities within them. (So Disney University would be moving too).

Disney currently owns or leases four local complexes to house its college interns with a total of 1,580 units.  The only one owned directly by Disney is Vista Way, while the others are owned by third parties.  These would be closed and sold when Flamingo Crossing opens in Fall 2020.

This would also greatly simplify the current CP bus routes from the four apartment complexes.

Disney Building New Apartments for DCP Program
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Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

Lions and Tigers and Strollers, Oh My!

This is not Caroline’s first time in the Disney College Program.  Along with her sister, she was previously accepted into the program a few years earlier.  Back in Colorado, Caroline was wishing for a little more pixie dust to brighten up her life.  On a whim, she decides to apply to the exclusive Disney Alumni Summer Program.

Now that she’s back, things get wild.

Wild, as in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, where Caroline is assigned to work in Stroller Rental.  While not the most glamorous position in the park, it’s often ground zero for humanity at its best and at its worst.

While Caroline makes many “Magical Moments” for deserving guests whose pixie dust has gone temporarily sideways, she also receives magical moments of her own through the friendships she makes, going to Disney cast member exclusive events, and all the spectacular dining opportunities at Disney World.

Caroline tells all – from the ins and outs of Disney’s secret training class called Traditions; to learning how to be a happy cast member during on-the-job training; to what it’s like to interact with fellow cast members and the guests who are ready to explore the most magical place on earth.

Join Caroline as she takes you on a wild ride through her adventures in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. But be careful, it’s a jungle out there!

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

Book link on Amazon.com:  Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

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Caroline working at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

About the Author:

Caroline’s love for all things Disney, and desire to grow up to be a Disney princess, is the reason she always wanted to work for Disney.  Her dream came true working as a cast member at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Caroline is the co-author of the book, Two Girls and a Mouse Tale, about her adventures working at Disney World with her sister.

She is currently a 7th grade middle school Social Studies teacher in Colorado.

Daily blog link:  https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/

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Welcome to Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

2017 DCP Housing Rents at WDW

The four housing complexes at Disney World.

There are four huge DCP housing complexes at Disney World.

December 2017 UPDATE:
DCP apartment rents are going up a little in 2018.

Check out the new rent increases: 2018 DCP Apartment Rents.

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The DCP apartments at Disney World have one to four bedrooms, with two or three participants in each bedroom.

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Rent is between $99-$200/week.  Check out Patterson’s new 3 Bedroom/3 Person apartment!

Rent costs are automatically deducted weekly from every cast members’ paychecks, so you don’t have to worry about turning in a check at the beginning of the month. (If you don’t work enough hours in a week, you can call the Front Office and pay your rent over the phone.)

The apartment rent includes all utilities such as electricity, wifi internet (S-L-O-W!), TV cable hookup, waste disposal, recycling, heat/AC, local phone service, 24 hour gated security, free bus transportation to all the Disney parks, resorts, and Disney Springs (for work and playtime!); as well as the various resort-style amenities, such as pools, hot tubs, outdoor grills, gyms, basketball, etc. available at each housing complex.

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You can rent all these things for free at the front desk of each housing complex.

 

May 16, 2017 Update:  All DCP apartments have been smoke-free for years, but now Housing is limiting where you can smoke on property (i.e., one of our roommates used to smoke out on the balcony. That’s no longer allowed.)  We think this is a good thing!

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May 16, 2017 email from Housing regarding smoking on property.

Now if they see or smell any sign of smoking in the apartment at all, the whole apartment will FAIL the monthly inspection!  😦

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“Smoking inside the apartment” is now a Code Violation.

As soon as you’re accepted to the DCP, sign up for what type of apartment size you want and where you want to live like I did: Filling out my DORMS form.  (Be aware, there is no guarantee…I literally got my last housing choice!)

To help figure out what size apartment you will be able to afford during your program, remember that most CPs are paid $10/hr. before taxes and are only guaranteed 32/hrs. week.  [Certain roles get a $1/hr. premium.]

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The DORMS apartment selection process.

Bonus Tip:  Disney Housing offers a free monthly Housing Event social for all residents. Lots of free food, music and dancing, and fun character meet and greets!

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The first Housing Event for the Fall 2017 program is on August 10th, Chatham Field. Free food and great music!! Don’t miss it!

Our first DCP Housing event:  August 2013

At our first DCP Housing event, we got to meet the characters from Andy’s Room (Toy Story) and they gave us free straw hats!

Interested in learning about the DCP Housing available at Disneyland? It’s called Carnegie Plaza:  Carnegie Plaza at Disneyland.

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The brand new DCP Housing pins are being released monthly.

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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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Magic Kingdom Park Opening Show – Good Morning!

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Me and Ricky at the Magic Kingdom, bright and early!

One of my Disney Bucket List items was to finally see the special character show that Magic Kingdom holds every day at Park Open.  Of course, I’ve never gone with Elly, or my family, because they’re really hard to motivate in the early morning! haha!

A few days before the end of my program in August, I was going Disney Crazy trying to get everything done that I wanted to do during the short, 10-week DCP summer program.

I was on break at work with my CP friend, Ricky, and he totally surprised me with a 9am breakfast reservation this next day at Be Our Guest right after park open at Magic!  It was perfect!

We were out late with our DAK coworkers the night before and we only got about 5 hours of sleep before the big day.  I literally had to run for the bus to catch it on time, and I was pretty shocked to see Ricky had made it too. (He also had to run to catch it at his apartment!  We both cut it pretty close.)

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We’re here!      8:27am, the sun is shining and it’s already 80 degrees.

We made it to the Contemporary Resort at 8am and walked over to Magic Kingdom.  It’s less than a ten minute walk from the cast member bus drop-off point at the Contemporary to the Magic Kingdom entrance.

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I literally have never been to MK so early!  I was surprised to see that there weren’t that many people there waiting to get in.  The expected crowd forecast was for 25,000 guests that day.

You go past security and bag check, scan in your ticket, and then they hold all the guests right by the Mickey flower face in front of the Main Street train station.

The show starts about 15 minutes before park open.  So, today the park opens at 9am and therefore the show would be at 8:45am.  We got there by 8:30am and got a great viewing spot for it!

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8:30am

There was a Photopass CM set up in front of the Mickey face and Ricky and I got a photo together.  Don’t we look ready for a full day of magic and adventure?! Ricky has been so much fun to hang out with this summer!

It was SUCH a beautiful day!

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Not a cloud in the sky this morning.

I had no idea what to expect of the Opening Show, so we just stood right in the front with our cameras ready!

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My MagicBand.

I, of course, was decked down in my Disney gear! 🙂

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Mayor Lever arriving at 8:44am to start the show.

At the start of the show, the mayor (Mayor Lever, as in “Pull the lever and vote for me!”) comes out and starts talking, getting the very sleepy and somewhat subdued crowd warmed up and excited for the day

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Good morning! Good morning to you…..

Then, all these adorably dressed dancers come out and they dance to a song called “Good Morning!”

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The train’s cars are filled with waving and singing Disney characters!

Next, the Magic Kingdom train starts to pull into the Main Street station more….

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Hello!

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All the characters getting off the train.

And it’s filled with Disney characters!  Including my boss, Mickey Mouse!100_7616

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Hi Mickey!!

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All the princesses are there…and a few non-princesses like Cinderella’s mean stepsisters and stepmother.

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Alice, White Rabbit, Snow White, and Pluto waving good morning.

Everyone disembarks from the train all at once and they all are waving at us!  It was so great!

And then, they brought out the “Family of the Day”!

Earlier, a random family got picked out of the audience to be a part of the show and personally meet Mickey Mouse!

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Magic Kingdom’s Family of the Day waving.

Not gonna lie – I teared up, it was so sweet!

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They all had streamers like you see when a cruise ship departs port.

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Goodbye!

The finale was a great song about Pixie Dust, and then somehow all the characters had streamers and were throwing them down to the crowd!!??

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Minnie waving goodbye.

It was so much fun!

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See ya real soon, Mickey!!

Mickey Mouse giving one last wave to everyone before they enter the park to play!

WOW!  I am so glad I finally got to see the Park Open show!  It was amazing!

It really is a fun way to start off a great day at the park.

If you’re an early riser or are highly motivated, I recommend trying to see this show at least once during your stay at Walt Disney World!  It only lasts for 10 minutes, so don’t be late!

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 Two Girls

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.

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

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

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Disney Housing DCP Apartment Addresses

DCP apartment locations

DCP apartment are about 4 miles east of Disney World.

If you are arriving by car (or Uber) and need a physical address for the Disney Housing apartments for your GPS, they are as follows:

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Vista Way

All Vista Way apartments have the same address.  This is the only address to use to get mail.

13501 Meadow Creek Drive  Apt. #___

Orlando, FL 32821

Remember, you’ll need to check in at Vista Way on the very first day of your program.  Don’t be late!

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Each building at Chatham Square has a slightly different address.

8161 Chatham Manor Blvd.   Apt.#___

Orlando, FL 32821

The CommonsThe Commons, Building #1

Each building at The Commons has a slightly different address.

8050 Gables Commons Drive   Apt.#___

Orlando, FL 32821

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Patterson Court, Building #1

Each building at Patterson Court has a slightly different address.

8139 Patterson Woods Drive   Apt.#___

Orlando, FL 32821

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

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

Interested in knowing what the rent is for the different DCP apartments?

Read this blog:  2019 DCP Housing Rents

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The first DCP Housing Event for the Spring 2019 program will be in mid-January, Chatham Field. Free food and great music!! Don’t miss it!

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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

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Breakfast at the Crystal Palace with my DCP Roommates!

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Ready for breakfast, 10:30am.

When my roommates found out I was going to the Crystal Palace, we all started talking about doing a roommate breakfast!

And AMAZINGLY, we all were off on Tuesday AND there was an reservation available for a large group!

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Breakfast brunch, $29.99

Our reservation was at 10:30am, so we carpooled together, parked over at the Contemporary and took the monorail over to the Magic Kingdom.

We all dressed up and wore our Mickey ears.  It was awesome!  I absolutely LOVE buffets and, luckily, so do my roommates.

While we were waiting for our table, we looked out over at the newly-expanded Castle Hub area and there was Mary Poppins! With no line!  We had to go say hi!

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Meeting Mary Poppins

She was so sweet and told us all to get some tea at the Crystal Palace.

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Breakfast time!

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My breakfast.

The best part of this meal was the deep fried French toast, covered in sugar! YUM!!!  I also really liked the fajita scrambled eggs.  And the Mickey Waffles, of course!

As if this meal could not get any better, while we were eating Winnie the Pooh arrived to say hello!

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Meeting Winnie the Pooh

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Me and Winnie

I wore my Parkbound button that says: “There’s a rumbly in my tumbly”. Pooh loved it!

Eeyore was so sad but so cute.

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Eyeore having a sad day.

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Piglet signing my autograph book next.

He drew some sad rain clouds and a heart in my autograph book!

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Grrrrr…..

Tigger was hysterical!  He came up to me and literally growled in my ear! haha! I’ve never experienced that before!

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So cute!!!

After brunch, we stopped and took some great photos together in front of Cinderella Castle.

My roommates are super fun!

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I just have to say how much I LUCKED OUT with these great roommates!  I absolutely love living with all seven of them and I’m so glad the DCP put us together. ❤

To read more about my crazy 3 reservations in 1 day, click here: Be Our Guest Lunch and here: Crystal Palace Dinner.

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Working the Pin Board 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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DCP Summer Housing Event: Night of Sevens

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Me with Mushu, from the movie “Mulan”.

Night of Sevens DCP Welcome Event

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I got off work at 6:30pm and was home about an hour later.  Even though the Animal Kingdom is only about 5 miles from my apartment, it takes that long to leave work, catch the bus and make it back to Chatham.  The traffic around Disney Springs, especially in the evening, is always terrible, just stop-and-go with a lot of sitting at red lights.

There’s still significant construction activities going on around Disney Springs every day, all summer long!

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Chatham Field

When I got home, the DCP summer housing event was happening literally across from my apartment at Chatham Square field.

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Yum! Free food!!

The CPs were in full party mode with loud music (hosted by a DJ) and lots of dancing.

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Pizza Bar

Free pizza!

Free pizza!  🙂

The food at the housing events is free and is usually pretty good.  I walked over there and got a slice of pizza and a soda.

The theme tonight was “Night of Sevens” honoring the Chinese holiday celebrating love.  It’s often compared to Valentine’s Day in our country.

All the characters were together in one room.

All the characters were together in one room.

Special Disney characters are always on hand for a Meet & Greet, and tonight’s guests were the “romance experts” Mushu, Chip and Dale, all in their Chinese costumes.  I stopped by to see them and have my picture taken with all three characters.

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Chip and Dale (Chip has the chocolate chip nose!)

Chip and Dale (Chip has the chocolate chip nose!)

The music was very good and the evening air was warm.  The afternoon thunderstorms had passed through Orlando about five hours earlier, so everything had already dried off.

It’s too bad that my roommates were all working and couldn’t make it.  Before heading back to my apartment (50-foot walk), I grabbed a couple more slices of pizza for lunch tomorrow.  🙂

It was a fun way to end my day.

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Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

Lions and Tigers and Strollers, Oh My!

This is not Caroline’s first time in the Disney College Program. Along with her sister, she was previously accepted into the program a few years earlier.  Back in Colorado, Caroline was wishing for a little more pixie dust to brighten up her life.  On a whim, she decides to apply to the exclusive Disney Alumni Summer Program.

Now that she’s back, things get wild.

Wild, as in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, where Caroline is assigned to work in Stroller Rental.  While not the most glamorous position in the park, it’s often ground zero for humanity at its best and at its worst.

While Caroline makes many “Magical Moments” for deserving guests whose pixie dust has gone temporarily sideways, she also receives magical moments of her own through the friendships she makes, going to Disney cast member exclusive events, and all the spectacular dining opportunities at Disney World.

Caroline tells all – from the ins and outs of Disney’s secret training class called Traditions; to learning how to be a happy cast member during on-the-job training; to what it’s like to interact with fellow cast members and the guests who are ready to explore the most magical place on earth.

Join Caroline as she takes you on a wild ride through her adventures in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. But be careful, it’s a jungle out there!

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

Book link on Amazon.com:  Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

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Working back at DAK for the DCP Alumni summer  program!