New DCP Housing ‘Flamingo Crossings’ Nearing Completion

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2,600 apartment units. That does NOT look like enough parking spaces for 10,000 DCP participants!

The new DCP housing development for cast members doing an internship program with Disney Parks is almost ready to welcome its first DCP participants.

The $630 million residential community will have 10,400 beds (2,600 residential units), two 25,000-square-foot community centers, two resort-style pools, and more.  It replaces the current 4 DCP apartment locations.

The first participants are scheduled to move in this May 2020, with a phased occupancy rollout lasting for the next three years.

In addition to housing, the development will include the Disney Education Center (replacing Disney University), providing unprecedented integration for program participants to engage in ‘uniquely Disney’ learning experiences and the ability to earn up to nine credit hours in college coursework. Program residents will also have access to resources needed for academic success, including group and private study rooms, computers with free printing, and Wifi.

“The college students who have been part of our college and internship programs have helped make magic for millions of our guests for more than three decades,” said Kristi Breen, vice president of Disney International Campus Programs.

Mike from BlogMickey stopped by and checked out the construction progress:

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One of the Community Centers.

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Very high density housing.  I’m sure they will look nicer once painted.

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No balconies. I’m assuming Disney is moving all the old furniture from the current 4 housing complexes over to Flamingo Crossings.

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Two Years Ago: February 2018  

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Mickey Mouse came to the groundbreaking ceremony!

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Flamingo Crossings

Disney is building 2,600 new apartments for its College Program!

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. They also confirmed that the new apartments would house educational facilities within them.  Disney University would be moving to the new complex too.  If would be great if Magic Kingdom Costuming moved there 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 Summer 2020.

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

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These will all be shut down and replaced by Flamingo Crossings over the next 3 years.

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Disney University is moving over to Flamingo Crossings this Fall.

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Cheers to the new year! #2020

We’ve written two books about our time working – and playing – as Disney Cast Members at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

Both are available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle:  Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

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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/

Have a magical day!

Two Disney Sisters

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Two Disney Sisters

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Now and Then:

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Andy’s Room wall.

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At the Fall DCP Housing event at Chatham Square.

 

Applying to the Fall/Fall Advantage 2020 DCP Program

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The Fall 2020 DCP app opens January 13, 2020!

Feeling adventurous in 2020?  Made a resolution to change your life?

The Disney College Program (DCP) might be just what you’re looking for!

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Fall 2020 DCP announcement

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Find out where the sky meets the sea…. Apply to the Fall 2020 program!

The DCP Fall/Fall Advantage 2020 application opens January 13, 2020.

Apply here:  Apply to the DCP Now!

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Livin’ the Dream – working at Disney World.

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These are the main DCP programs at Disney World and Disneyland in 2020:

Program Dates

There are 5 main DCP programs at WDW and 4 main DCP programs at DLR.

Fall 2020 Program  

Students should apply/interview January 2020 – late March 2020

Program begins early/mid August 2020 and ends in early January 2021

Fall Advantage 2020 Program 

Students should apply/interview January 2020 – late March 2020

Program begins late May/early June 2020 and ends in early January 2021

Quarter Session Programs

There are also specialized program time frames for students who attend schools that follow a quarter or trimester academic calendar.

Summer Program

The summer-only program is only for DCP Alumni who have successfully completed their program and are in Good Standing with the company. 

Summer 2020 Program begins mid-to-late May/early June 2020 and ends in early August 2020 (10 weeks).

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A Disney College Program participant’s wage will vary between $12-$15 per hour, based upon the role offered at time of invitation.

The DCP is currently accepting applications for the following program dates:

  • Anaheim, CA
    • Housing: August – January
      • 8/9/2020 – 1/2/2021
    • Local/Commuters: May/June – January
      • 5/12/2020 – 1/2/2021
      • 6/9/2020 – 1/2/2021
  • Orlando, FL
    • ​Fall: August – January
      • 8/3/2020 – 1/7/2021
      • 8/3/2020 – 1/14/2021
      • 8/3/2020 – 1/21/2021
      • 8/10/2020 – 1/7/2021
      • 8/10/2020 – 1/14/2021
      • 8/10/2020 – 1/21/2021
      • 8/17/2020 – 1/7/2021
      • 8/17/2020 – 1/14/2021
      • 8/17/2020 – 1/21/2021
      • 8/24/2020 – 1/7/2021
      • 8/24/2020 – 1/14/2021
      • 8/24/2020 – 1/21/2021
      • 8/31/2020 – 1/7/2021
      • 8/31/2020 – 1/14/2021
      • 8/31/2020 – 1/21/2021
    • Fall Advantage: May/June – January
      • 5/11/2020 – 1/7/2021
      • 5/11/2020 – 1/14/2021
      • 5/11/2020 – 1/21/2021
      • 5/18/2020 – 1/7/2021
      • 5/18/2020 – 1/14/2021
      • 5/18/2020 – 1/21/2021
      • 5/26/2020 – 1/7/2021
      • 5/26/2020 – 1/14/2021
      • 5/26/2020 – 1/21/2021
      • 6/1/2020 – 1/7/2021
      • 6/1/2020 – 1/14/2021
      • 6/1/2020 – 1/21/2021

Dates are subject to change. Date availability will differ per role based on time of acceptance.

Additional Information:

This program is currently offered at both at the Walt Disney World® Resort near Orlando, FL and the Disneyland® Resort in Anaheim, CA. During the application process, applicants will be given the opportunity to express interest in one or both locations. (It is not necessary to apply separately.)

    • DCP last day

      February 28, 2020 – The last day to apply for the Fall Advantage Program.  March 13, 2020 is the last day to apply to the Fall 2020 DCP Program.

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      DCP Spring 2020 app opens in 5 days…..Monday, January 13, 2020!!!!!!

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      4 Days

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      3 Days

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      2 Days

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      1 Day!

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      App opens January 13, 2020!!!

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      Step #1:  Apply!

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      #1. Apply

      Step #2:  The Web-Based Interview (WBI)

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      #3. Then schedule your Phone Interview!

      Step #3:  The Phone Interview (PI)

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      Step #4: Wait and see if you catch a wave! Good luck!

      Step #4:  The Waiting Game!

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      Good luck and we hope you catch a wave!

      Step #5:  Acceptance!

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      Step 5:  Acceptance email arrives!!!  Whoo-Hoo!!!  Congrats!!!!!!!!

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      Christian did the Spring 2019 DCP Program in Tomorrowland!!!!! 🙂

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      After you apply:

      If you’ve been invited to take a Web-Based Interview (WBI), find out more here:

      DCP Web-Based Interview Tips

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      Ring, ring….

      If you’ve been invited to a Phone Interview (PI), find out more here:

      DCP Phone Interview Tips

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      Check out all the current Disney employment openings at:  Disney College Program Careers

      This program is currently offered at both at the Walt Disney World® Resort near Orlando, FL and the Disneyland® Resort in Anaheim, CA. During the application process, candidates will be given the opportunity to express interest in one or both locations. (It is not necessary to apply separately.) A Disney College Program participant’s wage will vary between $11.00 – $15.00 per hour, based upon the role that he/she is selected to perform. Participants may also be eligible for premium pay in select roles and will learn their exact rate of pay upon receiving an invitation.

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      Link to get email notifications for future openings:  http://disneyinternsinfo.com/

      DCP Program info

      DCP Program info

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      What Disney role, i.e., job, would you like to apply to???

      Fun Roles for Cast Members at WDW

      5 days DCP

      January 9, 2020

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      Many colleges will give you 3 – 5 credits for doing the DCP program! Check with your college adviser.

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      Ready for a fun – and long – day at the Magic Kingdom!

      We’ve written two books about our time working – and playing – as Disney Cast Members at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

      Both are available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle:  Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

      Adventure Book Cover

      Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

      book Two Girls

      Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

      If you’d like to follow our daily Disney blog, here’s the link: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/

      Have a magical day!

      Two Disney Sisters

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      Two Disney Sisters

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      DCP Kitchen Magnet

      Christian got this free DCP kitchen magnet for his fridge.

 

Spring 2020 Disney College Program Program Acceptance Fees

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I’m going to Disney World!

                                                   – OR  –

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I’m going to Disneyland!

Congratulations if you’ve been accepted to the Spring/Spring Advantage 2020 DCP program!

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Participants in the Spring 2020 DCP Program have already started arriving. Welcome!

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You have 6 minutes to pay up after you accept the DCP offer. Be sure because the fees are NON-REFUNDABLE!!  (Literally a clock counts down the time in the corner!)

The DCP acceptance fees are pretty high and are difficult for some people to come up with.  There are no scholarships available.

You will have 6 minutes to pay the fees after you accept your offer so have a credit/debit card in hand!

The four WDW Disney housing complexes.

The four WDW Disney housing complexes.

Walt Disney World (in Florida) DCP Fees Spring/Spring Advantage 2020:

Fees Due Upon Accepting Program Invitation

A total of $390 (the Program Assessment Fee and Housing and Administration Fees) is due at the time a participant accepts his/her invitation to participate in the program.

Participants have 7 days from the date of their offer letter via email to accept the internship offer and immediately pay the fees, or they will be dumped from the system and not allowed to reapply to the DCP for 6 months.

The fee must be paid by credit card/debit card as a single payment.  Other forms of payment, including cash and personal checks, are not accepted.

You have 6 MINUTES to pay the non-refundable fees after accepting your offer!  Once the payment is received and the online acceptance process is completed, applicants are emailed a Welcome letter.

Program Assessment Fee ($140)

The one-time non-refundable $140 Program Assessment Fee covers paperwork.

Activities Fee ($100)

The Activities Fee helps support the monthly housing events and other activities scheduled in the housing complexes throughout the program.

Pre-Paid Housing Fee ($145)

The non-refundable $145 Pre-Paid Housing Fee covers the first week’s rent.

Technology Fee ($5)

This fee covers the internet access and free printer access.

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January 2019: Our brother, Christian, in front of his apartment at Chatham for his Spring 2019 DCP program.

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Christian’s DCP acceptance postcard.  ❤  ❤  ❤

Got a question?

Here are the answers!!!

DCP FAQs:  https://support.disneyprograms.com/hc/en-us?cid=19552

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CP Moment: Finding out your program arrival date!  Whoo-hoo!

Weekly Housing Payment (January 2020)

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

2020 rent DCP

Current DCP rents for January 2020.  When Disney Housing updates this with the expected rent increases, we’ll post it after January 1st.

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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Disneyland DCP Program Information

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Carnegie Plaza in Anaheim, California.

Disneyland (in California) DCP Fees:

Fees Due Upon Accepting Program Invitation

A total of $940 (the first four weeks of housing fee payments plus the Program Assessment Fee and Security Deposit) will be due at the time a participant accepts his/her invitation to participate on the program. Please note that this fee must be paid by credit card/debit card as a single payment. Other forms of payment, including cash and personal checks, are not accepted. Once the payment is received and the online acceptance process is completed, we will officially reserve the participant’s place on the program.

Program Assessment Fee ($150)

The one-time non-refundable $150 Program Assessment and Activities Fee helps support the events and activities scheduled for all participants throughout the program.

Security Deposit ($150)

This deposit is fully refundable upon successful completion of the housing component of the Disney College Program and a successful apartment inspection upon check-out.

Housing and Administration Fee ($600)

This required non-refundable Housing and Administration fee, will be applied to the participant’s housing costs during the first few weeks of the program.

Weekly Housing Payment  ($190)

Housing rates are $190 per week and apartments may be studio, one- or two-bedroom (with up to three participants in each bedroom). This cost includes all utilities, such as electricity, cable hookup, waste disposal and local phone service; as well as the various resort-style amenities featured at the housing complex.

Live, Learn, & Earn

The DCP Motto:  Live, Learn, & Earn

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September 2019:  Fee Summary Recap from Disney College Program Blog for the Spring 2020 DCP Program

Walt Disney World Resort (in Florida)

Weekly Housing Payment
Housing costs range from $114 to $205 (costs subject to change) per week depending on the size of the apartment and which apartment complex a participant is assigned to live in during his or her program.

Housing costs are automatically deducted weekly from cast members’ paychecks, so they don’t have to worry about turning in a check at the beginning of the month. This cost includes all utilities such as electricity, cable hookup, waste disposal and local phone service; as well as the various resort-style amenities featured at each complex.

Fees due upon accepting Disney College Program invitation
A total of $390 (the Program Participation Fee and Housing Fee) will be due at the time a participant accepts his/her invitation to participate in the program. Please note that this fee must be paid by credit card/debit card as a single payment. Once the payment is received and the online acceptance process is completed, we will officially reserve the participants’ place on the program.

  • Program Participation Fee ($240)
    The one-time non-refundable fee helps support the administration, events and activities scheduled in the housing complexes throughout the program.
  • Housing Fee ($150)
    This required non-refundable fee will be applied to the participant’s housing costs during the first week of the program.

Disneyland Resort (in California)

Weekly Housing Payment
Housing costs range from $160 to $180 per week (cost subject to change) depending on size of the apartment & max occupancy. Apartments may be studio, one- or two-bedroom (with up to three participants in each bedroom). This cost includes all utilities, such as electricity, cable hookup, waste disposal and WiFi; as well as the various resort-style amenities featured at the housing complex.

Fees due upon accepting Disney College Program invitation
A total of $940 will be due at the time a participant accepts their invitation to participate on the program. A break-down of this total is available below. This total must be paid by credit card/debit card as a single payment. Once the payment is received and the online acceptance process is completed, we will officially reserve the participant’s place on the program.

    • Program Participation Fee ($150) | Non-refundable 
      This one-time fee helps support the events and activities scheduled for all participants throughout the program.
    • Security Deposit ($150) | Refundable 
      This deposit is fully refundable upon successful completion of the housing component of the Disney College Program. Successful apartment inspection upon check out at the end of the program required for refund.
    • Housing and Administration Fee ($640) | Non-refundable 
      This required fee will be applied to the participant’s housing costs for the first few weeks of the program.
DCP Kitchen Magnet

Christian got a free DCP kitchen magnet for his fridge.

Christian at working at Cosmic Rays name tag costume

Christian at working at Cosmic Rays

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Working together at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

We’ve written two books about our time working – and playing – as Disney Cast Members at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

Both are available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle:  Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

Adventure Book Cover

Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

book Two Girls

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

If you’d like to follow our daily Disney blog, here’s the link: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/

Have a magical day!

#TwoDisneySisters

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Two Disney Sisters

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Two Disney Sisters

2020 DCP Housing Rents at Disney World

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The DCP Spring 2020 app opened Monday, August 19, 2019 and closes October 25, 2019!!!!!!

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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.

DCP Housing fees for January 2020:  $111 – $200 per week

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January 4, 2020 DCP rent

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

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Participants in the Spring 2020 DCP Program have already started arriving. Welcome!

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Check out the DCP link for more info:  DCP Arrival Information

Disney Housing Video: Living in DCP Apartments

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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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Interested in what the DCP fees are when you accept your offer?

These fees must be paid right after you accept your offer! So, if you are accepted in September 2019 for the Spring 2020 program, the fees are due within a few days, not in January 2020 like how it would be in college.  There are no grants or fee waivers.
Spring 2019 DCP Acceptance Fees

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

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Smoking 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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Life is the Bubbles Welcome Housing Event!  FREE.

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???

Read our blog about the different roles for DCP participants:  20 Fun Roles for Cast Members at Disney World

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New DCP Housing ‘Flamingo Crossings’ Nearing Completion

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2,600 apartment units. That does NOT look like enough parking spaces for 10,000 DCP participants!

The new DCP housing development for cast members doing an internship program with Disney Parks is almost ready to welcome its first DCP participants.

The $630 million residential community will have 10,400 beds (2,600 residential units), two 25,000-square-foot community centers, two resort-style pools, and more.  It replaces the current 4 DCP apartment locations.

The first participants are scheduled to move in this May 2020, with a phased occupancy rollout lasting for the next three years.

In addition to housing, the development will include the Disney Education Center (replacing Disney University), providing unprecedented integration for program participants to engage in ‘uniquely Disney’ learning experiences and the ability to earn up to nine credit hours in college coursework. Program residents will also have access to resources needed for academic success, including group and private study rooms, computers with free printing, and Wifi.

“The college students who have been part of our college and internship programs have helped make magic for millions of our guests for more than three decades,” said Kristi Breen, vice president of Disney International Campus Programs.

Mike from BlogMickey stopped by and checked out the construction progress:

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One of the Community Centers.

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Very high density housing.  I’m sure they will look nicer once painted.

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No balconies. I’m assuming Disney is moving all the old furniture from the current 4 housing complexes over to Flamingo Crossings.

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Two Years Ago: February 2018  

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Mickey Mouse came to the groundbreaking ceremony!

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Flamingo Crossings

Disney is building 2,600 new apartments for its College Program!

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. They also confirmed that the new apartments would house educational facilities within them.  Disney University would be moving to the new complex too.  If would be great if Magic Kingdom Costuming moved there 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 Summer 2020.

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

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These will all be shut down and replaced by Flamingo Crossings over the next 3 years.

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Disney University is moving over to Flamingo Crossings this Fall.

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Our first week at the DCP in front of our apartment at Chatham Square.

We’ve written two books about our time working – and playing – as Disney Cast Members at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

Both are available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle:  Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

Adventure Book Cover

Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

book Two Girls

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

If you’d like to follow our daily Disney blog, here’s the link: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/

Have a magical day!

#TwoDisneySisters

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Two girls wall

Once upon a time…

Two Disney Sisters

#TwoDisneyPrincesses

 

Applying to the Spring/Spring Advantage 2020 DCP Program

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DCP Spring 2020 app opens in 5 days…..Monday, August 19, 2019!!!!!!

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Apply

Apply today!  🙂

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Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime experience where you’ll create memories to last a lifetime. Apply today!

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The Disney College Program

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Feeling adventurous in 2020?  Made a resolution to change your life?

The Disney College Program might be just what you’re looking for!

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Find out where the sky meets the sea…. Application for Spring DCP program is open!

The DCP Spring/Spring Advantage 2020 application opened on August 19, 2019.

It closes October 25, 2019!

Apply here:  Apply to the DCP Now!

And, join the Spring 2020 DCP facebook page: DCPSpring2020

Stop!  Learn what the program fees are first!  If you get accepted, you must pay them ASAP (within 6 minutes of acceptance!)

Disney College Program Spring 2020 Program Fees

2020 DCP rent

Weekly rent.

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These are the main DCP programs at Disney World and Disneyland in 2020:

Program Dates

There are 5 main DCP programs at WDW and 4 main DCP programs at DLR.

Spring 2020 Program (App is open!)

Students should apply and interview in late August 2019 – October 25, 2019

Program begins early/mid January 2020 and ends in early/mid May 2020

Spring Advantage 2020 Program (App is open!)

Students should apply and interview late August 2019 – October 25, 2019

Program begins mid January/early February 2020 and ends in early/mid August 2020

Fall 2019 Program  

Students should have applied/interviewed January 2019 – late March 2019

Program begins early/mid August 2019 and ends in early January 2020

Fall Advantage 2019 Program 

Students should have applied/interviewed January 2019 – late March 2019

Program began late May/early June 2019 and ends in early January 2020

Quarter Session Programs

There are also specialized program time frames for students who attend schools that follow a quarter or trimester academic calendar.

Summer 2020 DCP Alumni Program

The summer-only program is only for DCP Alumni who have successfully completed their program and are in Good Standing with the company.  App will open – briefly – in January 2020.

Summer 2020 DCP Program begins mid-to-late May/early June 2020 and ends in early August 2020 (10 weeks).

Winter (Holiday Break) Program

The Winter Holiday program is only for DCP Alumni who have successfully completed their program and are in Good Standing with the company. 

Winter 2018 Program began mid-to-late November/early December 2018 and ended in early January/February 2019 (5-8 weeks).

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The Winter Alumni Program is the shortest of all the DCP programs.

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The DCP is accepting applications for the following program dates:

We are currently accepting applications for the following program dates:

  • Anaheim, CA
    • Housing: January – August
      • 1/12/2020 – 8/1/2020
    • Local/Commuters: January – August
      • 1/6/2020 – 8/8/2020
  • Orlando, FL
    • Spring: January – May
      • 1/13/2020 – 5/14/2020
      • 1/13/2020 – 5/21/2020
      • 1/13/2020 – 5/28/2020
      • 1/21/2020 – 5/14/2020
      • 1/21/2020 – 5/21/2020
      • 1/21/2020 – 5/28/2020
      • 1/27/2020 – 5/14/2020
      • 1/27/2020 – 5/21/2020
      • 1/27/2020 – 5/28/2020
    • Spring Advantage: January/February – July/August
      • 1/21/2020 – 7/30/2020
      • 1/27/2020 – 7/30/2020
      • 2/3/2020 – 8/6/2020
    • Late Spring: March/April – July
      • 3/9/2020 – 7/30/2020
      • 3/30/2020 – 7/30/2020
      • 4/20/2020 – 7/30/2020
    • Late Spring Advantage: March – October (Lifeguard role ONLY)
      • 3/9/2020 – 10/29/2020
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The months in YELLOW are when the application link for the DCP is open.

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Been invited to take a Web-Based Interview (WBI)? Find out more here:

DCP Web-Based Interview Tips

Been invited to a Phone Interview (PI)?  Find out more here:

DCP Phone Interview Tips

Step #1:  Apply!

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#1. Apply, then #2. Take the Web-Based Interview.

Step #2:  The Web-Based Interview (WBI)

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#3. Then schedule your Phone Interview!

Step #3:  The Phone Interview (PI)

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#4: Wait and see if you catch a wave! Good luck!

Step #4:  The Waiting Game!

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Good luck, we hope you catch a wave!

Step #5:  Acceptance!!!

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Whoo-Hoo!!!!!!!!!!!

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October 25, 2019:  Don’t be late for this very important date! 10/25/2019 is the last day to apply for next spring’s Disney College Program at Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort. The link only stays open 10 weeks!

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Check out all the current Disney employment openings at:  Disney College Program Careers

This program is currently offered at both at the Walt Disney World® Resort near Orlando, FL and the Disneyland® Resort in Anaheim, CA. During the application process, candidates will be given the opportunity to express interest in one or both locations. (It is not necessary to apply separately.) A Disney College Program participant’s wage will vary between $11.00 – $15.00 per hour, based upon the role that he/she is selected to perform. Participants may also be eligible for premium pay in select roles and will learn their exact rate of pay upon receiving an invitation.

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Link to get email notifications for future openings:  http://disneyinternsinfo.com/

DCP Program info

DCP Program info

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What role do you want to apply for???

Fun Roles for Cast Members at WDW

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Working together at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

We’ve written two books about our time working and playing at Disney World.

Both are available on Amazon.com: Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

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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/

Have a magical day!

#TwoDisneySisters

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Two Disney Sisters

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Two Disney Sisters

Fall 2019 Disney College Program Program Acceptance Fees

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I’m going to Disney World!

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I’m going to Disneyland!

Congratulations if you’ve been accepted to the Fall/Fall Advantage 2019 DCP program!

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You have 6 minutes to pay up after you accept the DCP offer. Be sure because the fees are NON-REFUNDABLE!!  (Literally a clock counts down the time in the corner!)

The DCP acceptance fees are pretty high and are difficult for some people to come up with.  There are no scholarships available.

You will have 6 minutes to pay the fees after you accept your offer so have a credit/debit card in hand!

The four WDW Disney housing complexes.

The four WDW Disney housing complexes.

Walt Disney World (in Florida) DCP Fees Fall/Fall Advantage 2019:

Fees Due Upon Accepting Program Invitation

A total of $375 (the Program Assessment Fee and Housing and Administration Fees) is due at the time a participant accepts his/her invitation to participate in the program.

Participants have 7 days from the date of their offer letter via email to accept the internship offer and immediately pay the fees, or they will be dumped from the system and not allowed to reapply to the DCP for 6 months.

The fee must be paid by credit card/debit card as a single payment.  Other forms of payment, including cash and personal checks, are not accepted.

You have 6 MINUTES to pay the non-refundable fees after accepting your offer!  Once the payment is received and the online acceptance process is completed, applicants are emailed a Welcome letter.

Program Assessment Fee ($140)

The one-time non-refundable $140 Program Assessment Fee covers paperwork.

Activities Fee ($95)

The Activities Fee helps support the monthly housing events and other activities scheduled in the housing complexes throughout the program.

Pre-Paid Housing Fee ($135)

The non-refundable $135 Pre-Paid Housing Fee covers the first week’s rent.

Technology Fee ($5)

This fee covers the internet access and free printer access.

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January 2019: Christian in front of his apartment at Chatham.

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Christian’s DCP acceptance postcard.

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CP Moment: Finding out your program arrival date!  Whoo-hoo!

Weekly Housing Payment (June 2019)

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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DCP rents: May 5, 2019 – January 4, 2020.  $111 – $200/week.

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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Disneyland DCP Program Information

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Carnegie Plaza in Anaheim, California.

Disneyland (in California) DCP Fees:

Fees Due Upon Accepting Program Invitation

A total of $900 (the first four weeks of housing fee payments plus the Program Assessment Fee and Security Deposit) will be due at the time a participant accepts his/her invitation to participate on the program. Please note that this fee must be paid by credit card/debit card as a single payment. Other forms of payment, including cash and personal checks, are not accepted. Once the payment is received and the online acceptance process is completed, we will officially reserve the participant’s place on the program.

Program Assessment Fee ($125)

The one-time non-refundable $125 Program Assessment and Activities Fee helps support the events and activities scheduled for all participants throughout the program.

Security Deposit ($200)

This deposit is fully refundable upon successful completion of the housing component of the Disney College Program and a successful apartment inspection upon check-out.

Housing and Administration Fee ($600)

This required non-refundable Housing and Administration fee, will be applied to the participant’s housing costs during the first few weeks of the program.

Weekly Housing Payment  ($175)

Housing rates are $175 per week and apartments may be studio, one- or two-bedroom (with up to three participants in each bedroom). This cost includes all utilities, such as electricity, cable hookup, waste disposal and local phone service; as well as the various resort-style amenities featured at the housing complex.

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DCP Motto:  Live, Learn, & Earn

Congratulations!

Congratulations!  The DCP program is highly competitive!  Many people apply 2-3x before being accepted.

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Christian’s Spring 2019 DCP Program at Disney World: January 2019 – May 2019

June 2019:  Fee Summary Recap from Disney College Program Blog

Walt Disney World Resort (in Florida)

Weekly Housing Payment
Housing costs range from $111 to $200 (costs subject to change) per week depending on the size of the apartment and which apartment complex a participant is assigned to live in during his or her program.

Housing costs are automatically deducted weekly from cast members’ paychecks, so they don’t have to worry about turning in a check at the beginning of the month. This cost includes all utilities such as electricity, cable hookup, waste disposal and local phone service; as well as the various resort-style amenities featured at each complex.

Fees due upon accepting Disney College Program invitation
A total of $375 (the Program Participation Fee and Housing Fee) will be due at the time a participant accepts his/her invitation to participate in the program. Please note that this fee must be paid by credit card/debit card as a single payment. Once the payment is received and the online acceptance process is completed, we will officially reserve the participants’ place on the program.

  • Program Participation Fee ($240)
    The one-time non-refundable fee helps support the administration, events and activities scheduled in the housing complexes throughout the program.
  • Housing Fee ($135)
    This required non-refundable fee will be applied to the participant’s housing costs during the first week of the program.

Disneyland Resort (in California)

Weekly Housing Payment
Housing rates are $160 per week and apartments may be studio, one- or two-bedroom (with up to three participants in each bedroom). This cost includes all utilities, such as electricity, cable hookup, waste disposal and local phone service; as well as the various resort-style amenities featured at the housing complex.

Fees due upon accepting Disney College Program invitation
A total of $940 will be due at the time a participant accepts their invitation to participate on the program. A break-down of this total is available below. This total must be paid by credit card/debit card as a single payment. Once the payment is received and the online acceptance process is completed, we will officially reserve the participant’s place on the program.

  • Program Participation Fee ($150) | Non-refundable 
    This one-time fee helps support the events and activities scheduled for all participants throughout the program.
  • Security Deposit ($150) | Refundable 
    This deposit is fully refundable upon successful completion of the housing component of the Disney College Program and a successful apartment inspection upon check out.
  • Housing and Administration Fee ($640) | Non-refundable 
    This required fee will be applied to the participant’s housing costs the first three weeks and final week of program.

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Our first week at the DCP in front of our apartment at Chatham Square.

We’ve written two books about our time working and playing at Disney World.

Both are available on Amazon.com: Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

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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/

Have a magical day!

#TwoDisneySisters

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Two Disney Sisters

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Welcome Home, DCP Graduate Christian!

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Christian returned home this week after a semester at Disney World working in the Disney College Program.

We missed him so much and are glad that he’s back!
He had a great time living and working at Disney World for 5 months.

We, of course, had a Welcome Home Party to welcome him back to Colorado just in time for a bunch of spring snow!

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Homemade cupcakes.

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Scout was so happy to see him!

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Christian Graduating from the Disney College Program last week:

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Christian’s graduation photo with Mickey and Minnie!

Disney College Program’s graduation event for the Spring 2019 CPs was held at The Commons clubroom next to Christian’s apartment.

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The DCP graduation invitation

Mickey and Minnie were there greeting CPs wearing their new red graduation costumes.

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Spring 2019 DCP graduation day

Christian was given a pair of Mouse Ears and his diploma for successfully completing the Spring 2019 Disney College Program internship.

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Mickey graduation caps for everyone!

There was a really nice catered meal held for all graduating CPs at Chatham Field on May 8th.

It was a lot of fun! 🙂

We’re glad that he went to the graduation event with Mickey and Minnie even if he couldn’t stay long because he had an evening shift at Cosmic Ray’s.

A CP Moment.

CP Moment #50:  DCP Graduation Day

There are CP Moments that every person doing the DCP internship has during their program:

50 Magical Moments Everyone on the DCP Has

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May 2019:  Congratulations Christian!!!!  🙂

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Mickey Graduation Plush

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CP Moment #50: DCP Graduation

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Spring 2019

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DCP Class of 2019

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Working at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe in Tomorrowland this semester:

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Christian working at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe in the Magic Kingdom this semester.

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This cheeseburger was Christian’s specialty: The limited edition Mickey’s 90th Birthday Cheeseburger! $17, only available at Cosmic Rays.

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He worked in Bay 1 making 1,000s of chicken nuggets every week.

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Christian outside his work location in the Magic Kingdom.

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Sonny Eclipse playing some sweet jazzy tunes in the background at Cosmic Ray’s.

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Christian’s work costume.  (Graphic by Elly Collins.)

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Congratulations Christian!  Spring 2019 DCP Program graduate.

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Christian had lots of visitors from Colorado during his program:

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When Caroline and Mitch came to visit him at work. Time for dinner!

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Big hugs!  Only 1 month left at Disney World.

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After every 2am shift when Christian finished cleaning out the fryers!

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Our DCP graduation photo with Mickey and Minnie

We’ve written two books about our time working and playing at Disney World.

Both are available on Amazon.com: Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

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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/

Have a magical day!

#TwoDisneySisters

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Goodbye Mickey!  See ya real soon!

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