He is talking about Vista Way and there’s nothing you can say to convince me otherwise.
As soon as I read the first one I was like, “Vista Way. It’s Vista Way.”
Disney leaves out a few things when you get hired:
They forget to inform you about the long hours, the crappy pay, and the obnoxious guests
They fail to mention your costume won’t breathe and you’ll always be uncomfortable because your pants never fit
They don’t tell you missing the holidays…
This was seriously about to piss me off, and then I smiled so wide it hurt.
One of the greatest perks of working for Disney is getting free admission into the parks whenever you want. But when playing at the parks or resorts, it’s important to uphold certain behavior standards. Here is my list of Do’s and Don’ts for off-duty Cast Members.
- openly announce the…
recoursing asked: i think its cool that you're not afraid to write about the hard things of working at the dcp too. no one should feel like they have to pretend like everything is completely great to make sure other people will still apply to go there. but the thing about the dcp is the good outweighs the bad so it doesn't even matter! please keep writing about your full experience, the good and the bad, because it's honest and interesting.
Thank you. It was always really important to me to be honest when I was blogging about my program, and I’m continuing to do so now that I’m a permanent CM. Many people don’t realize how much work goes along with the DCP, but that’s what it is. We work while others play.
Anonymous asked: What transport can a DCP use when travelling to and from the parks?
If you don’t want to bring a car there are (CP only) buses available at the apartment complexes for you to use. They go to all of the parks, hotels, water parks, and Downtown Disney, as well as Walmart, Publix, the post office, and the Florida Mall. Upon arrival Housing provides you with a bus schedule and there’s now a smartphone app that shows the buses current locations and estimated arrival times.
*note that this is for the WDW College Program
saisir-linstant asked: A couple of days ago I asked you about the phone interview, I wanted to thank you because your advice was very helpfull! I received the email today and I've been accepted for the fall program!! :D
That’s so awesome!! If I was on my computer I would use a really fun gif for this. You’re going to have so much fun and meet so many great people!
alyblogsherfeelings asked: I just wanted to tell you I got accepted into the Disney World College Program! I got the role of Main Entrance Operations for fall 2014 and even though its not my top role it still holds so much potential for magical guest interactions and an amazing experience! I just really wanted to share my happy news with you :)
Oh my gosh, congratulations!! Main Entrance Ops has a lot of variety and is a great place to grow from, and you’re right about those magical moments!
I’m so excited for you!
Anonymous asked: I forgot what roles I chose as high interest and I can't find a way to check exactly what I put! I generally remember, but I don't want to look like an idiot in my phone interview.
That’s okay! My interviewer didn’t even bring up specific roles or what I listed. What’s important is that you remember why you’re interested in doing the DCP. If you would prefer a couple of different roles it’s okay to bring those up to the interviewer yourself. Take the lead, so to speak.
kackedub asked: Just wondering if there was anyone that follows this blog who can make me feel more positive about getting accepted in the role of QSFB
Any followers want to share stories?
For me personally, even though Quick Service wasn’t the easiest role, I’m glad I had it because of all of the wonderful people I met. A big part of any role is your coworkers and I had some great ones.
Food also gave me the opportunity to work all over Magic Kingdom and at Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival (which was amazing).
One of my favorite moments from my CP is from when I was deployed to Cosmic Ray’s, the busiest Quick Service restaurant in MK. I was a greeter and a woman approached me stating her daughter, who was currently attached to her hip in a Rapunzel wedding dress, had somehow lost her shoe in the dining room. I asked the girl, “Well, are Rapunzel or Cinderella today?” earning me a big smile before running to our lost and found.
I found the princess’ shoe in the back and brought it out with me, hiding it behind my back. I found the mother and daughter again and told them that Pascal had been running around the dining room earlier, though they probably didn’t see him because he blends in so well, and he happened to find something and brought it to us. I took her shoe out from behind my back and the little princess exclaimed, “Pascal found my shoe!” She was ecstatic.
If I hadn’t been placed in QSFB I would have never had that interaction with that little girl, or countless others during my CP. Food may be tough, but it has its rewards, too.
thelifeofliveandlearn asked: Is there anything I should know or say or any way I should prepare for a phone interview? I'm super excited about it, but I have no idea how it's gonna go!
Sorry about the long wait! My computer has been on the fritz and it’s harder to answer asks on my phone.
For you phone interview be prepared to discuss what your put on your application, as well as why you want to do the DCP. Also, this would be your one and only time to mention if you have a role or location preference. A good time to do so is when the interviewer asks you if you like working inside or outside and independently or within a team.
Just stay calm and be positive! Lastly, it’s always good to have a few questions prepared at the end.