2019 DCP Housing Rents at Disney World

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.

2019 DCP Housing fees for January 2019 and also with scheduled May 2019 increase:

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

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Welcome!

Chatham Square

Apartment 16308 at Chatham Square

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The media center in the living room.  2 bedroom, on both sides of this photo.

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Nice large dining room table.

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Kitchen with 2 refrigerators.

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Christian picked the lower bunk. Upper bunk is empty. 3 to a bedroom.

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Shared closet with lockers for 3.

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Living room. One of the roommates brought a TV with him. There’s also a dining room table and chairs for 6.

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Walking around the apartment complexes checking out all the pools.

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He’s living in Chatham! Same place we lived during our 1st program!!!

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 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 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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Jan 16, 2019: Life is the Bubbles!

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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Choose wisely!

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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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Mickey Mouse came to the groundbreaking ceremony!

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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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Welcome to the Disney College 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

Two Disney Sisters (Do you know where this wall is???)

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

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.

inspection

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.

spongebob

#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!

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!

chatham - CopyChatham Square, Building #1

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

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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The Grid @ The Commons Update

Coffee and ice cream!

Milk shakes!

I went over to The Grid @ The Commons apartments to get some hot food for supper and took some updated photos of what’s available there.

They are now carrying a few items for the apartments:  twin sheets, towels, and pillows!

Twin sheets, towels, pillows...

Twin sheets, towels, pillows…

Food items (zoom in for prices):

Fresh muffins, bagels, cookies, free jellies, $1.39

Fresh fruit, muffins, bagels, cookies, free jellies, $1.39-$1.99 [Late afternoon, mostly sold out.]

Grab & Go:  single serving items, $2

Grab & Go: single serving items, cereals, oatmeal, granola bars: $0.99 – $2

Cold items: Fruit cups, salads, sandwiches, dessert cups, $2 - $6

Cold items: Fruit cups, salads, sandwiches, dessert cups:  $2 – $6

Milk, cold cuts, etc.

Milk, cold cuts, etc.

Soups, crackers

Soups, crackers, cookies:  $1.79 – $3.99

Organic aisle

Organic aisle

Frozen items

Frozen items

Personal care items

Personal care items

Paper items, school supplies

Paper items, laundry items, school supplies

Fresh coffee bar, milkshakes too.

Fresh coffee bar (Starbucks brand)

Grand Opening Event for The Grid, February 2015: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/2015/02/24/convenience-store-the-grid-opens-at-the-commons/

The Grid.com online for all your DCP apartment needs: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/2015/05/16/the-grid-com-is-open-for-your-dcp-apartment-needs/

 

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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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CP Laundry Facilities: This is the way we wash our clothes…

Each DCP complex has their own onsite laundry facilities.

Each DCP complex has their own onsite laundry facilities.

Depending on which DCP complex you live in, the laundry facilities are all different.

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Our apartment’s washer/dryer unit at The Commons.

Best is at The Commons, with a stacked washer/dryer unit in every apartment.  A dream come true!!  No more having to deal with people rudely taking your laundry out of machines -or worse – stealing your clothes out of the dryer!

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Patterson’s washers and dryers

Second best is Chatham Square or Patterson Court.  There are laundry buildings scattered across each housing property.  In each laundry building, the high-efficiency washers and dryers accept debit or credit cards.

The machines are equipped with new technology (LaundryView) that allows the user to sign up for text or email message alerts when the load is complete, and also check which building has washers and dryers that are available.

Link to LaundryView for Chatham Square:   www.laundryview.com/chathamsquare

Link to LaundryView for Patterson Court:   www.laundryview.com/pattersoncourt

You can also use the link to report a problem with a washer/dryer.

Washers and dryers are located on the ground floor of each building at Vista Way.

Vista Way:  Washers and dryers are located on the ground floor of each building at Vista Way.  Note the card slots for the prepaid laundry cards to pay for loads.

Vista Way: High-efficiency washers and dryers are located on the ground floor of each building and there are a lot of them, you usually don’t have to wait.

Link to LaundryView for Vista Way:  www.laundryview.com/VistaWay

They operate on a prepaid laundry card, credit cards, and quarters. These prepaid cards can be purchased outside of the Vista Way clubhouse, near the Clubroom.

They cost $5, with a $1 non-refundable fee. You can add money to your laundry card at anytime.  Vista Way is currently the only complex that utilizes the prepaid laundry card system, but that could change soon.

Disney Housing recommends the HE detergent pods.

Disney Housing recommends the HE detergent pods.

It costs $1.50 to wash and another $1.50 to dry a load of laundry. Single-serve laundry supplies are available via nearby vending machines, but we recommend buying a bottle of laundry detergent or the HE detergent pods, and also a box of dryer sheets.

This is how how you'll feel in Florida during your program...  ;)

This is how hot you’ll be feeling in Florida during your program… 😉

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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 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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Filling Out DCP DORMS Form for Housing

Tomorrow!!!

Tomorrow!!!

I finally got my email to fill out Dorms!

As you know, I have been using Facebook to find a good roommate match.  You can read about that here.

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This is a new updated process.  You usually receive this email 10 days before your arrival and it is where you link with your roommates and select your housing references.

When I did my first program, they were just rolling this out.  Before Fall 2013, you had to be in line with who you wanted to live with and it was first come, first serve for housing preferences.  So you literally had people lining up in the middle of the night!  I can’t imagine how frustrating it must have been trying to meet up with everyone you wanted to live with!  With my first program, you were able to link with 1-7 other people since the maximum is 8 in one unit.

Once I got my DORMS email, you have to read and confirm two different articles about housing rules.  Then it brings you to a page where you link with your roommates.  Your special ID number is in your email.  And – if you didn’t know, this will actually be your Cast Member ID number!

One person in your group needs all of your groups ID numbers to link everyone.  Once that happens, you’re good to go!  It was VERY surprising when I logged onto Dorms and saw they were only allowing people to link with two other people!  Everyone on the Facebook groups were freaking out – especially if they were hoping to get a larger apartment!

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You have two options: choosing to be “adventurous” and be randomly put in with people.  Or if you have a person you want to live with, you link with them here.

I, unfortunately, spent a lot of time connecting with people who I wanted to live with and had similar interests as me.  However, I tried to link with them and it wouldn’t let me because we were doing different programs!  I had no idea that summer program and Fall Advantage program people couldn’t live together!! 😦

I felt SO horrible for the girl I was going to live with – we both had to be “adventurous” with our roommates since we didn’t find anyone in the right programs to link to.  I know we will meet up and be friends, but I really wish it had worked out better!

Here is the updated DCP Rent Prices:

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The page below is also new to me!  In Fall 2013, we were able to select just 3 options for complexes and 3 options for occupancy. Just because you put “1 bedroom, Commons” doesn’t mean you’d necessarily get both of those.  Elly and I put: 1, 2, 3 bedroom and Commons, Chatham, and Patterson in our preference order and ended up getting a 3 bedroom in Chatham.

This new DORMS has every available living situation and you had to pick and drag it in the order you most preferred!  I really liked how specific it was!  You also have the option of being “adventurous” in this choice too!Screen Shot 2015-05-12 at 10.36.47 AMI really, REALLY want to live in The Commons in a 1 bedroom again!  I loved the laundry availability and I really want to check out the new store there (The Grid).

These are my final preferences:
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05/26/2015 UPDATE:

I literally got my #16 – last!!! – choice.  😦

Choice #16:  4 bedroom, 8 girl apartment at Chatham Square, $100/week.

Choice #16: 4 bedroom, 8 girl apartment at Chatham Square, $100/week.

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Wearing my DAK straw hat (with my best friend/coworker, Ricky).

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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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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DAK pin trading (2)

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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