Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Disney DCP Arrival Itinerary

Hello! Just a little information for those of you with questions about the DCP! Yesterday I received my check-in itinerary! This lovely email informs you about the day you will get to that magical place we all want to call home! I received this exactly two weeks before my arrival day for those of you that like to have an idea of when you will get yours. Here's the gist of the Arrival itinerary:

The Look
It will have your name, arrival day, and leave day at the top. It will then list your first week responsibilities.

Tells You
Check-in: Arrival Day, a time, and location. Not everybody has the same arrival time and the location will always be Vista Way even if you aren't living there.

Drug and Alcohol Testing: Day, time, and location. This may not be the same day as Arrival and make sure to hydrate! I can't stress that enough. Last time I did this test I had to drink like 10 cups of water and it took me forever to finish it. It was embarrassing so HYDRATE!

College and Culinary Onboarding: Day, time, and location. Again, this may not be the same day. This is also known as Casting so basically your job assignment because we are all cast members!

Housing Welcome Session: Day, time, and location. Again, may not be the same day and this is MANDATORY so make sure you get there on time or you will have to reschedule.

Traditions: Date, time, and location. This will be a few days after your arrival and this is your orientation for Disney. Every cast member ever has been through Traditions and I am so excited!

Specialty Sessions-
I am a lifeguard so I will have something on my itinerary that others won't. Specialty things like this happen in between Traditions and everything else and you may not have one at all, but some jobs do have special training like this.
Swim Test: Date, time, and location.

Under each event you will have a small description and what to bring to that event. 
Example: Check-in requires a printed copy of your itinerary, a printed copy of your boarding pass, and a valid government issued I.D.
Even under my swim test I am informed to bring goggles and a towel.

When You Get It
When you get your itinerary, it is an unspoken rule to post it in your arrival Facebook Group because there will be one. Right now, that is all that consumes our feed. Everyone will comment if they share the same times as you even if you only have one time in common with them. It's really fun to see who you will be sharing the day with. If you do random roommates, like me, who your rooming with may not have the same schedule as you so don't assume you are going to live with your itinerary buddies. If you tagged roommates don't freak out if your schedules are completely different.

Moving In
After Check-in you will have your key, where you are living and with who. Anytime you have free after that you can start moving in. My mom asked me if the seven dwarfs were going to be there to help. I was like "What, like I whistle a happy tune and they'll just appear?" Sadly no. Your family is welcome to help you at your apartment, but they can't accompany you to your events. You have to do that all on your own.
I hope this helped inform any of you with these questions and I hope you enjoyed! Get excited, this means we are close. Let me know what you thought in the comments below and....

Monday, January 25, 2016

Disney Animated Movies!

My favorite Disney movies: Cartoon Edition!
Here are my top 15 favorite animated classics. They are in no particular order.

Beauty and the Beast




Oliver and Company



Emperor's New Groove


Lion King


Princess and the Frog


The Little Mermaid



Wreck it Ralph

Lilo and Stitch

Meet the Robinsons

Peter Pan

All of my tops are the more underrated, "underdog" if you will, movies.  Those are just some of my favorites, but really I love them all! I can watch all, except maybe The Fox and The Hound, and Bambi, a million times over. Usually, my favorites are because of the music. In my opinion, with all movies, music can break or make a movie. With Disney, it's usually never break. I hope you enjoyed and

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Disney DCP Packing List

I have been looking everywhere to find a packing list that isn't the one on the Disney Career's website. They are hard to find. I have decided to share mine.

Clothes: It is Florida but it does get chilly so bring a light jacket or some long sleeve t-shirts and jeans just in case. **Shout out to my friend Michelle who told me that** I would have never guessed.

  • Jackets
    • Raincoat, sweatshirt,leather
  • Shorts
    • Jean, Cute, Athletic
  • Jeans
    • Boot cut, Skinny, Sweat Pants
  • Tanks
    • Practical, Cute
  • Cute Shirts
  • T-Shirts
    • Long sleeved, short sleeved
  • Unmentionables
    • Socks, Underwear, Bathing Suits, PJ's
  • Hats
    • My EARS!, Baseball cap
  • Shoes
    • Booties, Heels, Flats, Sandals, Chacos, Tennis shoes, Converse
  • Professional
    • Skirts, Dresses, Slacks, Blouses, Sweaters, Blazers
Bedroom: Be aware that you will be sharing a room with another girl, not just an apartment. So don't bring everything under your bed and on your walls for your room. You won't need it. The room comes with: 2 Beds, 2 Night tables, 1 Six Drawer Dresser.
  • Decoration
    • Pictures, Canvas, Jewelry Box, Perfume, Mementos
  • Bedding
    • Comforter, Blanket, Twin Sheets, Pillows, Pillow cases, Decorative pillows
  • Storage
    • Basket Drawers
  • Lighting
    • Christmas Lights
Bathroom: From what I have seen, the bathroom has a two door, two drawer vanity with a sink a toilet and a shower. You will be sharing this space also.
  • Hair
    • Brush, Bobby Pins, Hair ties, Hair Spray, Moose, Curling Iron,k
  • Cosmetics
    • Make-Up, Lotion, Nail Polish (Disney Look Approved)
  • Hygiene
    • Shampoo, Soap, Face wash, Razors, Deodorant, Moisturizer, etc.
  • Medicine
    • Headache, Tummy ache, Cramps, etc.
Closet: Obviously, all your clothes go under this part too. You will have a walk in closet unless you live in the Commons and you will be sharing it no matter what.
  • Hangers
  • Hamper
  • Basket Boxes
  • Hanging Shelves
Entertainment: I am bringing a little bit of crafting to do while I am down there but nothing big.
  • Books
  • Bible
  • Movies
  • Technologies
  • Crochet stuff
  • Journals
  • Sketch book
For taking Courses:
Notebooks, Pens, Pencils, Calendar

So yeah. That's a quick run through of my list for the Disney College Program. I hope this helped. Let me know what you thought in the comments below and...


Friday, January 8, 2016

Disney Attraction!

For many many years, I was afraid of the Tower of Terror. I had worked up all this courage and then the Six Flags drop tower had an accident. I was doomed at that point. Then a couple of years later my brother convinced me to go on it. I sat next to my dad and I absolutely loved everything about it.

Don't Fear:
Disney is NOT Six Flags. Disney takes the utmost precaution when it comes to all of their attractions and they have a lot more to lose if they mess up, so they won't mess up. Also, Tower of Terror is basically a track. Instead of it dropping you, you are literally on a track that is pulling you down and up. This gives you the feeling of weightlessness and is way safer compared to relying on a cable to last and catch you. So don't be afraid. You are extremely safe.

Wow Factor:
Something I love about Disney is the way they transport you to wherever you are. Tower of Terror is a hotel. Its prime was the 1930s, aka the golden age of Hollywood. Then there was an accident. Five people disappeared in a lightning struck elevator in 1939. And so the hotel closed, forever frozen in 1939. Along with the souls, that never left. The wow factor here is the detail that was put into this attraction. Walking through the line, you see a dried up fountain with lily pad lights that are true to the time. You also see the lobby that is cobweb ridden but exactly how it was left in 1939 with even a guest book. The architecture the costume of the cast and the rooms are like walking into a museum and very believable.

The Best Part:
the best and most thrilling part is the actual ride. You get a different combination of drops and lifts every time and at the top be sure to keep your eyes open because you can see the whole park from up there and it is awesome. It's thrilling and it makes your adrenalin rush. I just love that feeling. It is funny how something I was so afraid of is now my favorite ride in all the parks. I just love it.

Let me know what your favorite ride is and what you think of the Tower of Terror in the comments below. I would love to know.