DCP Summer Alumni Check-In Day

Welcome to Casting!

Welcome to Casting!

What a long day!

My check in time was at 7am this morning.  So, in Colorado time, I had to get up at 3am to get ready.  I would’ve slept well except for the crazy birds singing me “the songs of their people” at LITERALLY 12:30AM!  What!  What kind of birds are awake and singing at midnight?? [Mockingbirds!]

I stayed with my Disney friend, Amy Jo, last night and she drove me to Vista Way to check in.  I was having flashbacks to how my last check-in was in August 2013. Yikes.

Hello Vista Way!

Hello Vista Way!

We got there at exactly at 7am and security immediately let us into the complex.  She dropped me off at the front of the line and went to find a parking spot.

Unlike the last time that we checked in, when the CP check-in line was out the door and all the way around the building, there was almost no line today.  It was so interesting running into all the people I’ve been talking to on Facebook, especially the Summer Alumni Accepted group.

The first line was just to get a sticker with our first name on it.  That took forever since they were handwriting everyone’s name on the tag.

Then, we went inside and waited in a line where they gave us a second sticker with our location on it.  When I got mine, the guy was like “OK, strollers in….Magic!” and I was like “????!?!!!?!?!?!!” and he looked at me and was like “Oh, oops! I meant Animal!” Thank god! I was having a heart attack when he said Magic!

Next, I got in another line where they filled in the back of my Program Guide – the roommate section.  I was MOST nervous for this part!  I was praying/hoping for a 1 bedroom in The Commons with a sweet washer/dryer in the apartment.

Please, please, please….

Anndddddd….

Apartment assignment

Apartment assignment

I got a 4 bedroom in Chatham.  When I got back to the car, I looked at my DORMS preferences.  It was 16th out of 18th…almost my last housing choice.

Orange is the new black.

Orange is the new black.

Next up was getting my photo done for my new Housing ID.  Idk what the heck happened to my photo!  It looks like a ghost is in front of me!  Stupid humidity!  I showed it to a girl on the bus and all she could say was, “Wow that looks nothing like you!”

I got my apartment key, taped it to my Program Guide and went to stand in ANOTHER line where they went over Casting info – where it is, what to bring, etc.

My Casting time was at 9am, and after I went through all the lines, we were herded like cattle onto the casting bus.  Luckily, it was the first bus running – 8:30am.  At the last minute, I remembered that I really needed to inform my waiting friend what the heck I was up to and that I was leaving.

Casting was so much faster compared to last time!  I sat in the front of the bus so I was first in line for everything.  First they sit you down with two coordinators who pull up your information and make sure you understand what your first schedule is like and also where to go and what you’re supposed to wear each day of training.

Then I got fingerprinted, or at least tried to get printed.

Of course, I had a horrible time getting fingerprinted because of my sweaty hands.  Stupid Florida humidity!!  I wasn’t even nervous!  I was cool as a cucumber and the guy was freaking out about how sweaty my fingertips were.  He must have given me 5+ tissues.  Finally, I told him that my hands were as good as they’re going to get dry-wise so he gave up and gave me some extra paperwork to fill out.   It basically asked me to list all of my addresses for the past 7 years.

I got back on the bus and was done!

I’m working for Disney again!

There was a trivia contest on the bus back, but I wasn’t ever fast enough with the answers.  But, because I was sitting at the very front, I always passed back the prizes to everyone.  So at the end, I asked if I could get a prize for being so helpful.  She gave me some sweet DCP chapstick for my help!

First floor apartment this time, at the back of the complex by the pool.

First floor apartment this time, at the back of the complex by the pool.

My friend Amy Jo came back and picked me up.  We drove over to Chatham.  By then, I was in full meltdown with nerves and really tired….and really hot.  Oh, and did I mention the humidity in Florida…

I was surprised how close my new apartment is to the housing events area.  And my bedroom looks out at the pool!  I’m on the first floor this time, way at the back to the apartment complex.

When I got there, one bedroom was full and one bedroom had one bed open.  No one was in the apartment.  Amy was so nice and stuck around and helped me get my suitcases unpacked before my roommates came back.  Nothing’s worse than trying to move in while someone else is moving in too!

I had forgotten that the larger Chatham apartments have Jack & Jill bathrooms, so I’ll be sharing the bathroom with the other bedroom (4 girls, 1 bathroom with two sinks and a shower).

Some more photos of my new apartment: Apartment Photos

After a little bit, everyone eventually showed up.  I’m with two girls from New Jersey, one girl from Chicago, one from Michigan, and two from New York.  I think I came the farthest. Looking around, I think I’m on the low end of bringing stuff.  At the airport, I felt like a psycho with three stuffed suitcases, but then when I unpacked, it feels like I don’t have anything! (That’s what my family calls a ‘shop-portunity’!)

Once I was finally unpacked all the way, I called my friend Katie to see if she was interested in eating lunch with me.  By then, it was like 2pm and I was STARVING!!!

The Earl of Sandwich at DTD.

The Earl of Sandwich at DTD.

She picked me up and we went out to Earl of Sandwich at Downtown Disney!  Yay – my favorite place at DTD!  And – can you believe it, it was her first time ever eating there!  I got my favorite sandwich: the Hawaiian BBQ.  Yum!

My super delicious sandwich!  I have missed eating at EOS!!!

My super delicious sandwich! I have missed eating at EOS!!!

We walked around a little and I looked around, but didn’t buy anything since I don’t have a cast member discount yet.  Katie was super nice and took me grocery shopping after lunch.  Not having a car at the program is going to be really tough, but hopefully got the majority of my heavy grocery stuff.

Now I am just at home, relaxing.  Everyone has friends or family in town with them so no one is here.  I’m going to just sit here and enjoy the quiet.  And also watch some TV since one of the roommates brought one – a huge TV – with them! Yay!!  I love me some downtime!

Such a whirlwind of a day!  I just keep thinking about how much this feels like coming home.

I love it here and can’t wait until Traditions.  🙂

Out at Trader Sam's at the Polynesian for the first time with my friend, Amy Jo.

Out at Trader Sam’s at the Polynesian for the first time with my friend, Amy Jo.  I’m drinking The Pearl.

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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

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins
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 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.

My Apartment at Chatham Square

Got my housing assignment and key this morning.

Got my housing assignment and key this morning.  🙂

I got my apartment assignment.

I’m back at Chatham for the summer in a 4 bedroom, 8 girls apartment, non-wellness (alcohol OK).

Apartment assignment

Apartment assignment

Can’t wait to meet all my roommates!

Here are some photos of my new place:

First floor apartment this time, at the back of the complex by the pool.

First floor apartment this time, at the back of the Chatham complex by the pool.

Huge living room/dining room area.  Table seats 8.

Huge living room/dining room area. Table seats 8.

Can't say that I've missed this furniture!

Can’t say that I’ve missed this furniture!

Kitchen has two refrigerators.

Kitchen has two refrigerators.

Double sink, dishwasher. One of the roommates has already installed an in-line water filter on the faucet!

Double sink, dishwasher. One of the roommates has already installed an in-line water filter on the faucet!

Kitchen cupboard.  Everything was nice and clean when we got here.There's also a storage closet at the front that fits like 6 suitcases! Its so nice!

Kitchen cupboard. Everything was nice and clean when we got here.There’s also a storage closet at the front that fits like 6 suitcases! Its so nice!

My bed (bedroom #3)

My bed (bedroom #3)

Shared bedroom dresser.

Shared bedroom dresser.

Walk-in closet with lockers.

Bedroom walk-in closet with lockers.

View of pool from my bedroom window.

View of pool from my bedroom window.

Jack-in-Jill bathroom with two sinks.

Jack-in-Jill bathroom with two sinks.

Another bathroom photo.

Another bathroom photo.

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Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

   by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins

Ever wonder what it’s like to work for Disney???

We worked at Disney World 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.

Thousands of people apply for the Disney College Program each year but only a small percentage are accepted. This book will help you through the application process, new hire orientation, and how to get the most out of your DCP program. Whether you are looking for an internship or a career with DIsney, this book is a must read for all potential Disney College Program Cast Members.

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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Two Disney Sisters

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Caroline’s new book about the DCP is now available on Amazon.com!

Adventure Book Cover

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!

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On the Quest for Good DCP Roommates

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Almost as soon as I was accepted into the program, I started wondering (and worrying) about roommates. I am pretty easy to live with – I’m super clean, I’m generally quiet, and I’m friendly. My issue is that it is hard to find someone as considerate as me to live with!

I joined the Accepted Summer Alumni facebook group and also the May 26th Arrival Date facebook group to try to find someone who is similar to me and also wants the same location and room size!

The majority of the people you’ll find in the College Program are looking for the most roommates and the cheapest living option. Well…I’m the exact opposite. I lived in a 3 bedroom in Chatham with 5 other girls. And the struggle was real when it came to doing my laundry (down two flights and in another building) and just generally sharing the space with strangers! It’s hard! There was never any room in the refrigerator and definitely none in the freezer! And if you know me – I don’t like confrontation. So when I was put in with some extremely loud, opinionated girls from the East Coast, I knew it was going to be rough going for me.

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Because I will only be doing this program for 3 months, I want to have a pleasant living situation! I saw a lot of people posting roommate surveys on these facebook groups so I jumped in!

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Roommate Survey

Name: Caroline Collins

Gender: Female

Relationship Status: In a relationship

Birthday/Age: Feb 18th, 23!


Current Location: Boulder, CO

School: University of Colrado at Boulder

Major: History and Secondary Education

Are you allergic/allergies to anything? Nope.

Do you have any siblings? Older sister and younger brother

DCP DETAILS

Are you applying for WDW or DL? WDW

Flying or Driving: Flying

Your Role?:  Merch!

What program are you applying for? Summer Alumni

Do you want to live in Wellness or Non-Wellness? Non-wellness

How many people do you want to live with? 1-2 bedroom, 1-3 people

Which housing complex would you like to live in? Definitely The Commons! I need the washer/dryer!

Alumni? Of course! 🙂

LIFESTYLE

Do you party? How often? Almost never. I was too tired to party much on my last program!

Do you smoke? No

Do you drink? I like getting fancy drinks on girls night out.

Can you cook? Not well.

Are you a night person or morning person? Definitely morning! I go to bed early! (like 11pm haha)

Do you snore? Nope

What does your bedroom normally look like? Spotless, extremely clean. I need everything put away and in its place!

Do you like it when your room is hot or cold? Cold.

Would you rather go out or stay in? Depends on if I’m working that day.

What do you like to do on your days off/the weekend? I love going to the parks, hanging out DTD,going to the water parks!  I also love deep cleaning on my days off and doing laundry!

Do you work out a lot? No

PERSONALITY

Three words that describe you: energetic, clean, happy

One bad quality? I need things super clean always and I have a super strict sleeping schedule or I get really grumpy.

Are you outgoing or quiet? Only quiet until I’m comfortable with people.

Do you like hanging out with people or keeping to yourself? Both depending on mood.

What would you want in a roommate? Someone who loves going to the parks as much as me, who is clean and is considerate of sharing space and things, someone who is generally quiet at night.

What are your biggest pet peeves/dislikes? Messiness, dirty dishes, being loud at night.

How do you feel about sharing? I am willing to share, just ask first!

Do you like having people over a lot? As long as it isn’t late at night, I’m fine!

Favorite thing to do: Parkhop!

Favorite Music: Taylor Swift and Katy Perry

Favorite TV Shows: HIMYM, Game of Thrones, SVU, Marry Me, Mindy Project, Fresh Off The Boat, Outlander

Favorite Movies: Romantic Comedy, Action

Favorite Food: Desserts

Favorite Candy: Chewy Spree (Red, Orange, and Purple)

Favorite Drink: Shirley Temple!

Favorite Color: Sparkly blue

DISNEY!!

Favorite Character: Evil Queen/Old Hag

Favorite Movie:  Tangled

Favorite Disney Channel Show: Girl Meets World ❤

Favorite Park: Epcot and Animal Kingdom

Favorite Ride: Everest!

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So clearly I was looking for someone quiet, clean, and considerate! I probably said it enough to sound like really crazy. Haha

As I started searching for roommates, every time I saw a girl post “Looking for a nonjudgmental, fun roommate!!!” all I could think was “….hard pass.” I do not want to live with someone who is up all night, scream talking with someone or having a ton of parties all the time. I want them to be at home, cleaning!

I know, I’m crazy – but a girl can dream!

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I talked with several girls who I thought could be a match. Almost zero people want to live in the Commons and definitely no one wanted to live in a single bedroom!

I finally found one girl from the Summer program who was interested in the Commons. I talked to her a little bit and she seemed nice. She was waiting to see if her two friends were also accepted to figure out rooming.

I also found a girl in the Arrivals group that I was super interested in living with. She seems really nice, quiet, and clean! We talked a lot for the past two months and I was really looking forward to living with her!

But then…(to be continued)

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Bonding with other alumni is like:

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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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Riding the Transtar Bus to Work: Ride at Your Own Risk!

The transportation schedule

The WDW transportation schedule:  It’s more like a wish than an actual schedule!

Yes, it’s true, in Florida Disney does provide free bus transportation for CPs from the housing complexes to the WDW property work locations.   You can even download the app (TranLoc) to track the bus that you are hoping to catch.

The app is incorrectly showing that the CP bus is in the middle of Friendship Lake at Epcot.

The app is incorrectly showing that the CP bus is in the middle of Friendship Lake at Epcot.

This is the bus that you catch to go to Walmart.

This is the bus that you catch to go to Walmart.

BUT, it comes with a price!

The buses can make you late to work by running late or not showing up at all.  At least once a month, a Transtar bus is involved in an accident.  Just this year, two more Transtar buses have caught fire!

March 2018:

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March 11, 2018: Two buses on fire last night!

bus2

Totally destroyed!!!

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fire

Miracle that no one was killed on this bus!  

And this bus caught fire last year going to DAK:  DCP Bus on Fire Near DAK

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And, this bus fire was in May 2015 during Caroline’s summer program:

A bad day to be riding the bus!

A bad day to be riding the bus!

The C bus catching fire in May 2015.  Everyone had to get off the bus and walk back to Vista Way.

The C bus catching fire in May 2015. Everyone had to get off the bus and walk back to Vista Way.

photo3photo2So beware!  If there’s any way for you to bring a car to the DCP program, you should!!

The very next day, the E bus was involved in a car accident!

The very next day, the C3 bus was involved in a car accident outside Vista Way!  The blue car was totaled.

(Note:  At Disneyland in California, CPs are not provided with bus service and can use the city bus.  Getting to work when you work at Disneyland)

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two disney sisters

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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Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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The Daily Struggle of Being in the DCP Program

We love Walmart and their 18 cent noodle packages!


We love Walmart and their 18 cent Ramen noodle packages!

Struggle 1. Having no money:   Working part-time for slightly more than Florida minimum wage ($9.50/hr.), ugh! Having no money left after weekly rent is deducted from paycheck. Looks like ramon noodles again tonight! 😦

9am:  Already 82 degrees, and it feels like 100!

9am: Already 82 degrees and it feels like 100!

Struggle 2. Weather woes: Its hot outside, like really “Holy Sugar!” hot. How did people live in Florida before air conditioning???
Feb 2014 Inspection
Struggle 3. Apartment inspections: Because that free bag of cookies for passing inspection is so important, must remember to take out recycling, no trash allowed in the trashcans!!

So small, so hard, so squeaky!!!

DCP apartment beds:  So small, so hard, so squeaky!!!

Struggle 4. The beds in Disney Housing: Do you mean the too short (twin, not even XL twin!) blocks of concrete?  Ahh, my aching back! Nothing worse after a 12 hour shift spent standing on pavement. (I have a double foam pad on my bed!)

We lived for our ERs!

We lived for our ERs!

Struggle 5. Working long shifts: Then getting extended at the end of your shift: “But I wanted an ER!!!”

Struggle 6. Waiting for the bus: Then, your bus finally arrives (late!) and it’s full, standing room only. [Especially during holiday weeks!]

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Hmm….how many of these shifts can I trade away and still make rent this week???

Struggle 7.  Schedule problems: Not getting your requested days off when family or friends are coming for a visit.  😦

Having fun with friends at the Park.

Finally, a day off together:  Having fun with friends at the Park. 🙂

Struggle 8. Your CP friends having different days off than you; having no one to hang with on your first day off in a week.

10,000 costumes and none of them in my size!

10,000 costumes and none of them in my size!

Struggle 9. Costuming #1: They never have the costume size that you need! But, need an XXS or XXXXXL, help yourself!

Struggle 10.  Costuming #2: Polyester costumes + 90 degrees + 90% humidity = Misery!

3rd name tag in 3 months!!!

My 3rd name tag in 3 months!!!

Struggle 11.  Losing or forgetting to remove your name tag from your costume before turning it in: We’ve all been Alice or Chris from Orlando, Florida until the new one comes in.

A few of the Disney pins we bought or traded for...

Just a few of the Disney pins we bought or traded for…

Struggle 12.  Budgeting: Spending your paycheck $$ on Disney merchandise. (Cast Connection, here we come!)

Struggle 13.  Strollers: They are everywhere and guests will use them to make way in crowds, especially when exiting the Magic Kingdom late at night.  Not good.

Struggle 14.  Rude guests, dragging around their screaming, overtired, over-stimulated kids around the park late at night.

Struggle 15.  Brazilian tour groups: Have they never heard of using an “inside” voice? And no, you may not cut lines or save places in line for your 20 friends.  No chanting is allowed anymore!
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Struggle 16.  Only doing the two finger point.  And, don’t you forget it. 🙂

Ah, Florida humidity!

Ah, dealing with Florida humidity!

Struggle 17.  Melting make-up: Having your makeup literally melt off your face in the heat and humidity!  And, don’t get us started about our curly hair issues.

Struggle 18.  The endless worrying: About getting termed (daily worry!), about self-terming, being late to work, roommate problems, money problems, school problems, boyfriend problems….and yet…

Struggle #100:  When your DCP program ends, you can’t believe that you wasted even one second worrying about all the things that never happened during your program…

You actually had the best time of your life working at Disney!  You want to go back and do it all over again 🙂

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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 (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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Convenience Store “The Grid” Opens at The Commons

Mickey came to the Grand Opening!

Mickey came to the Grand Opening!

This morning marked the grand opening of the first-ever on-site convenience store, The Grid, for Disney Housing at The Commons apartments.

Mickey Mouse cut the red ribbon to officially open the store. Special giveaways, tastings and photo opportunities added to the excitement of the day.

Soda machine!

Soda machine!

Healthy choices.

Healthy choices.

Prices are between Walmart & Walgreens prices.

Prices are between Walmart & Walgreens prices.

Coffee and ice cream!

Coffee and milk shakes!

The Grid will operate extended hours seven days a week until 1 a.m., and offers a wide array of hot and cold food items, health and beauty products, and coffee and assorted beverages.

We lived at The Commons during our second DCP internship and this is exciting news indeed!!!

Disney Housing tweeted about the grand opening.

Disney Housing tweeted about the grand opening.

(from https://disneyprogramsblog.com/first-ever-convenience-store-opens-at-the-commons/)

If you’re interested in what our 1 bedroom apartment at The Commons looked like, here are some photos:

https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/2014/01/11/our-new-apartment-at-the-commons/

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Two Disney Sisters

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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Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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2015 DCP Housing Rent

The four housing complexes at Disney World.

There are four huge DCP housing complexes at Disney World.

 

Updated for 2016!!: 2016 DCP Weekly Housing Rents

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

2015 Rent

2015 Rent

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Rent costs are automatically deducted weekly from each cast members’ paychecks, so you don’t have to worry about turning in a check at the beginning of the month.

The apartment rent includes all utilities such as electricity, cable hookup, waste disposal, recycling, heat/AC, and local phone service; as well as the various resort-style amenities, such as pools, hot tubs, outdoor grills, gyms, etc. available at each housing complex.

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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. 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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