Bucket List Update

Done

  • Kitchen Sink with Roomies
  • Visit every Hotel
  • Rapunzel Breakfast
  • Try more chocolate Mousse
  • Buy a fancy bag at Cast Connections
  • Fail at vlogging or rock the blog
  • have friends visit
  • Blue Cheese Popcorn in EPCOT
  • Find the Tiny Mardi Gras Celebration
  • See Easter Eggs in the Grand
  • Waterparks
  • Get Random Buttons for fun
  • Hollywood Dine & Vine

To Do

  • Bus Greet at every hotel: Beach Club, Music, Sports, Contemporary, Saratoga Springs, and Fort Wilderness. Getting close.
  • Crystal Palace- I’m thinking dinner or breakfast near the end of program
  • As many night shows on the same night as possible- they changed it so this isn’t physically possible anymore
  • Room mate Photos
  • Repeat Perfect Record Card- I blame Transtar
  • Pick up one more shift in Pirates- Probably not gonna happen
  • Stay in a Deluxe Resort
  • Trader Sams- Planning for soon
  • Meet 10 professionals in my major- Getting close ๐Ÿ™‚
  • Hard Boil Egg for Toy Story Land- Probably won’t happen with the opening date
  • Touch Kylo Ren
  • Go to one of the bars to feel awkward and leave- I really don’t like drinking in public or being out around that many strangers.
  • Character Paloza- My timing is the worst
  • Jiminy Cricket on Earth Day- Fingers crossed
  • SMU Basketball Game- Missed it
  • Universal
  • Networking!- never done
  • Volunt-EARS!- most you have to drive to and I have no wheels
  • Backstage Tour
  • Swim with Dolphins
  • Un-Birthday party
  • Universal Chocolate Factory
  • Margaritaville

Not bad for half way through.

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Enginerd is back on wp.

Hi guys! My program is half way through. Things I love this program include role, room mates, and schedule. While the total hours I get scheduled and vista leave a little to be desired.

The initial start of the program was a little terrifying. Coming back is like coming home but nothing is the same and everyone is doing something different. A lot of it is a challenge to find the magic again and justify to negative Nancy’s why you came back. Having my family’s support made it so much easier for me.

I’ll do a full review of my role in a few days and share some of my adventures with you soon.

An Alum’s DCP Bucket List

  • Kitchen Sink with Roomies
  • Visit every Hotel
  • Bus Greet at every hotel
  • Rapunzel Breakfast
  • Crystal Palace
  • Try more chocolate Mousse
  • As many night shows on the same night as possible
  • Room mate Photos
  • Repeat Perfect Record Card
  • Pick up one more shift in Pirates
  • Stay in a Deluxe Resort
  • Buy a fancy bag at Cast Connections
  • Trader Sams
  • Meet 10 professionals in my major
  • Fail at vlogging or rock the blog
  • have friends visit
  • Hard Boil Egg for Toy Story Land
  • Touch Kylo Ren
  • Go to one of the bars to feel awkward and leave
  • Blue Cheese Popcorn in EPCOT
  • Find the Tiny Mardi Gras Celebration
  • See Easter Eggs in the Grand
  • Character Paloza
  • Jiminy Cricket on Earth Day
  • SMU Basketball Game
  • Universal
  • Networking!
  • Volunt-EARS!
  • Backstage Tour
  • Swim with Dolphins
  • Waterparks
  • Un-Birthday party
  • Universal Chocolate Factory
  • Margaritaville
  • Get Random Buttons for fun
  • Hollywood Dine & Vine

Hours From Day 0

My car is packed. Move-in paper work is printed. The Groupme’s are buzzing. The vlog is diving (Sorry not sorry). My Instagram is booming. Tomorrow I make the journey to Orlando. Everything is almost in order for me to start working for the mouse. I’m the third of my room mates to check-in. We got Vista Way.

Overall I’m excited and nervous but ready to try something new.

10 Days Away From Round 2

So I’m 10 days out from my second Disney College Program. I’ve linked with room mates, started packing, and bought anything I don’t mind driving with. I’ve talked myself out of clothes that I would only wear once. I’ve also talked myself into more Disney outfits then I need. I’ve gotten socks since Bus Greeters wear white with shorts and black with pants. Currently I spend my days packing and un packing when I’m not messaging everyone I’m excited to see again. The anticipation this round is so much more because I get to see friends who I’ve missed so much. Also so many friends and family members are committing to visiting me.

Major Things to do before I leave include:

  • Decide if the vlog is happening now or later
  • Caesar Ball
  • Pack
  • Room mate Gifts
  • Doctor Visits
  • Bucket List Publishing

See you Real Soon!

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Merry Christmas Eve Eve!

Holidays in Walt Disney World can be over whelming for a first time visitor. Each park has some festive display or show. Even the resorts get in on the action by decorating trees and massive ginger bread displays. Below are my top 5 holiday things to do in WDW.

  1. Candlelight Processional- Narrated by celebrities this show offers the perfect amount of classic and modern holiday cheer. Check out my recent Youtube video featuring Neil Patrick Harris and Ming Na-Wen.
  2. Ginger Bread House- In the Grand there is the grandest gingerbread house anyone has ever seen. You can even buy some ginger bread to take home with you.
  3. Christmas around the world- Back in EPCOT, World Showcase presents each country’s Christmas traditions. Kids will love the silliness while adults will find each display informative.
  4. Christmas Tree Trail in Springs- Back in 2017, the Trail features trees themed for different Disney movies.
  5. Holiday Characters- Usually each character meet and greet in Animal Kingdom switches to Christmas outfits mid November. Another place to find festive friends is character dining in Hollywood Studios. Keep an eye out for your favorite holiday friends the week of Christmas.dsc_0367

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Common CP Abbreviations

And other confusing terms. If you see any Abbreviations missing, add it in the comments.

ADO- Approved Day Off

Ad/Lib- Adventureland Liberty Square

AP- Annual Pass

Applied/ Submission- The long waiting game during the application process.

BatB- Beauty and the Beast anything sometimes the show

BBB/PL- Bibbity Bobbity Boutique/ Pirates League

Blueberries- Character Attendant

CA- Character Attendant or Children Activities

Casting- Background check and additional new hire paper work

CM- Cast Member general regardless of status

CP- College Program or Character Performer (less common most just say performer or their friend group)

CS- Chatham Square

CUS- Custodial

DAK- Disney’s Animal Kingdom (sometimes called AK)

DAKL- Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge (sometimes called AKL)

DHS- Disney Hollywood Studios (sometimes called HS or MGM)

EPCOT- Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow or Every paycheck comes on Thursdays could be either

DLR- Disneyland Resort

DS- Disney Springs or Downtown Disney

ER- Leaving early from a shift

FA- Fall Advantage (Program Dates May/ June through January)

Fall- (Program dates August/ September through January)

FOF- Festival of Fantasy

FOH- Front of House

FP- Fast pass

FT- Full Time Cast Member

H/H- Host/ Hostess

HEA- Happily Ever After

HOH- Heart of House

Hub- Cast Member website for scheduling and discounts

PC- Patterson Court

PI- Phone Interview or Professional Internship

PT-Part Time Cast Member

Merch- A merchandise cast member

MK- Magic Kingdom

MSEP- Main Street Electrical Parade

NLIC- No Longer in Consideration

Ops- Operations

OJT- On the Job Training

QSFB- Quick Service Food & Beverage (Also called QS or QSR)

RDO- Regular Day Off

RoL- Rivers of Light (sometimes called RL)

ROS- Release of Shift (when you get sick at work)

SA- Spring Advantage (Program dates January/ February through August)

Spring- (Program dates January through May)

ST- Hollywood Studios

Traditions- CM orientation

Under Review- The shorter waiting game

VW- Vista Way

WDW- Walt Disney World

 

All the Work Locations

So I realized I never posted about where I picked up during my program.

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Ta-Da A comprehensive collage of every costume I wore during my Disney college program.

Top Row (Left to Right): Seas with Nemo and friends, Pirates in Adventure land, Memento Mori, Ye Old Christmas Shoppe, Magic Kingdom Glow Carts.

Middle Row (Left to Right): Image Works (Gift shop after Figment), Blizzard Beach Haus, Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party outfit, Discovery Island Trading Co (The big DAK gift shop).

Bottom Row (Left to Right): Adventure land Zone 1, Stock Costume MK, Fantasmic Glow, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party outfit, and Disney’s Days of Christmas store in Springs.

Merchandise is a great role in that you have the ability to work any where on Disney Property.