Thursday, September 08, 2011

Phone Interview Day

Today is the day of my phone interview and I'm not nervous at all!

Tuesday, September 06, 2011


[ ] Disney Look Clothing (will have pictures later)
[ ] Tennis Shoes
[ ] Sandals
[ ] Heels
[ ] Dress ( 3 Dresses)
[ ] Sleepwear (shorts and t-shirts)
[ ] Pittsburgh Clothes
[ ] Running shorts (10 Pairs)
[ ] 4 Swim Suit
I probably missed a lot but these are the basics

Room Needs:
[ ] Bedside Lamp (Reading Lamp)
[ ] Alarm Clock/ Ihome dock/ Ipod Touch
[ ] Bed Risers
[ ] Under bed storage

Buying when I get their
[ ] Drying Rack (easier on Towels, I'm a swimmer)
[ ] Dry Erase Calendar/ Note Calendar (I have one already at my house a long with a chore calender yay)
[ ] Post Its in Different colors and shapes (I love post-it notes)
[ ] Permanent marker
[ ] Pens/ pencils/ colored pencils

[ ] Laptop/ Printer/ Laptop Accessories
[ ] Ethernet Cable I'm getting a long one
[ ] Wireless Router Looking for one
[ ] Cell phone/ Accessories
[ ] Surge Protector
[ ] Flip Camera and accessories (still have to buy)
[ ] Digital Camera and Accessories
[ ] Mini Safe

Linens/Laundry Supplies
[ ] Sheets and Pillow Cases
[ ] Towels (4 of each Bath, hand, and Face)
[ ] 2 pool Towels
[ ] Drying Rack
[ ] Pillows (2)
[ ] Pillow Chair
[ ] Mattress Pad
[ ] Blanket
[ ] Comforter
[ ] Plastic Drawers

Buying When I Get Their

[ ] Clothes Hangers
[ ] Laundry Bag and Basket
[ ] Stain Remover/ Laundry Soap
[ ] Lint Brush
[ ] Tide Pens for everything

Toiletries/Misc for the Bath room
[ ] Imodium (sometimes you need this)
[ ] Ibuprofen
[ ] Allergy Medicine
[ ] Acne Medicine
[ ] Neosporin/ Band- Aids (I always find a way to get injured.
[ ] Cough Drops
[ ] Shower Caddy
[ ] Shower Curtain (Kristin do we have them?)
[ ] Shampoo/ Conditioner/ Soap/ Loofah
[ ] Blow Dryer
[ ] Chi Straighter
[ ] Hair Styling products
[ ] Dental Stuff
[ ] Q-Tips and stuff for make up
[ ] Make up with SPF
[ ] Razor and Shaving Cream
[ ] tooth paste and toothbrush and mouth wash
[ ] comb and brush
[ ] Tweezers
[ ] Sewing set
[ ] Lotions/ Body Spray/ Deodorant
[ ] nail polish and remover
[ ] hair accessories
[ ] Sunscreen (face and body)

Office and Desk Supplies
[ ] Flash Drive
[ ] Phone/ Address Book
[ ] Stamps
[ ] Envelopes
[ ] Calendar/ Daily Planner
[ ] Printer Paper
[ ] Pen and Pencils
[ ] Pencil Sharpener
[ ] Post it notes

Other Stuff I need
[ ] Luggage Set
[ ] hanging shoe organizer
[ ] Mini Safe

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Hi Guys!

Sorry I've been switching between tumblr and blogger. I use both but I use Tumblr on my phone.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Disney Abbreviations

Disney Abbreviations

AA - The American Adventure
AA - Audio-Animatronics [The *robot* characters in the attractions.]
ADR - Advance Dining Reservation
AE - AllEars®
AK - Disney's Animal Kingdom
AKL - Animal Kingdom Lodge
AKV - Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas [a DVC Resort]
AP - Annual Pass
AP - Artist Point
APer - Annual Passholder
AS - Disney's All-Star Sports Resort
ASM or ASMu - Disney's All-Star Music Resort
ASMV or ASMo- Disney's All-Star Movies Resort

BatB - "Beauty and the Beast" - Live on Stage
B&C - Beaches & Cream at the Beach Club
BB - Blizzard Beach
BC - Beach Club Resort
BCV - Beach Club Villas [a DVC Resort]
BLT- BBay Lake Towers at the Contemporary [a DVC Resort]
BTM - Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
BTMR - Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
BTMRR - Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
BW - Disney's BoardWalk
BWI - Disney's BoardWalk Inn
BWV - Disney's BoardWalk Villas [a DVC Resort]

CB - Character Breakfast [Breakfasts where Disney Characters show up.]
CBJ - Country Bear Jamboree
CBR - Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort
CG - California Grill
CM - Cast Member [An employee of the Walt Disney Company]
Cont - Disney's Contemporary Resort
CoP - Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress
CP - Candlelight Processional
CP - Crystal Palace
CRO - Central Reservations Office [handling Dining and Resort reservations]
CS or CSR - Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
CS - Counter Service meal [part of Disney Dining Plan]

DAKL - Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
DCA - Disney California Adventure
DCL - Disney Cruise Line
DD - Downtown Disney
DD - Disney Dollars
DDP - Disney Dining Plan
DHS - Disney's Hollywood Studios (formerly Disney-MGM Studios)
DL - Disneyland
DLH - Disneyland Hotel
DLP - Disneyland Paris
DLR- Disneyland Resort
DQ - Disney Quest
DTD - Downtown Disney
DRC - Disney Reservations Center [handling Dining and Resort reservations]
DVC - Disney Vacation Club

EC - Epcot
ECV - Electric Convenience Vehicle (electric wheelchair/scooter)
EE - Expedition Everest
ELP - Main Street Electrical Parade (electrical parade)
EMH - Extra Magic Hours
EWP - Electrical Water Pagent
ExE - Expedition Everest

FF - Flying Fish
FoTLK - Festival of the Lion King (Animal Kingdom)
FP - Fast Pass
FtW - Fort Wilderness
FW - Disney's Fort Wilderness Campground
FW - Future World (part of Epcot)

GF - Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
GMR - The Great Movie Ride
GoH - Guest of Honor [written as GoH '76 meaning the first year you visited WDW]
GS - Guest Services [at water parks]

HDD- Hoop De Doo Review (Fort Wilderness Campground) sometimes seen as HDDR
HH - Disney's Hilton Head Resort [a DVC Resort]
HISTA - Honey, I Shrunk the Audience
HM - The Haunted Mansion
HM - Hidden Mickey
HoP - The Hall of Presidents

IASW - "it's a small world"
IG - International Gateway
IN - IllumiNations
ITTBAB - It's Tough To Be A Bug (at Animal Kingdom)

JC - Jungle Cruise
JIYI - Journey Into Your Imagination

KRR - Kali River Rapids
KJS - Kilimanjaro Safari
KTTW - Key To The World card [your Disney resort ID card]
KV - Kidani Village - section of Animal Kingdom Villas

LBV - Lake Buena Vista
LC - Lobby Concierge [the former Guest Services at the resorts]
LMA - Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show
LTT - Liberty Tree Tavern

ME - Magical Express
MI - Monster's Inc. Laugh Floor
MK - Magic Kingdom
MNSSHP - Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
MS - Main Street USA
MS or M:S - Mission:SPACE

MSEP - Main Street Electrical Parade
MV3D - Muppet*Vision 3D
MVMCP - Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party
MYW - Magic Your Way tickets and/or packages

NE - No Expiration [added to Magic Your Way tickets]
NoJ - Night of Joy
NOS - New Orleans Square

OKW - Disney's Old Key West Vacation Club Resort
OPR - Old Port Royale (at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort)

PAP - Premium Annual Pass
PC - Pop Century Resort
PH - Park Hopper [ticket add-on to Magic Your Way tickets]
PH - Planet Hollywood (part of Downtown Disney)
PI - Pleasure Island (part of Downtown Disney)
PO - Disney's Port Orleans Resort, now Port Orleans French Quarter
PoC - Pirates of the Caribbean
POFQ - Port Orleans French Quarter
Poly - Disney's Polynesian Resort
POP - Pop Century Resort
PORS - Port Orleans Riverside (formerly Dixie Landings)
PotC - Pirates of the Caribbean
PPP - Pirate and Princess Party

QS - quick service (part of Disney Dining Plan)

RC - Rainforest Cafe
RnRC - Rock 'n' Roller Coaster
RS - Port Orleans Riverside (formerly Dixie Landings)

SB - Stormalong Bay [pool at Yacht & Beach Club]
SE - Spaceship Earth
SGE - Stitch's Great Escape
SM - Splash Mountain
SM - Space Mountain
SoG - Shades of Green Resort
SP - Seasonal Pass [available only to Florida residents]
SplM - Splash Mountain
SSE - Spaceship Earth
SSR - Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort [a DVC Resort]
ST - Star Tours
ST - Disney's Hollywood Studios
SWW - Star Wars Weekend

TDS - The Disney Store(s)
THV - Treehouse Villas at Saratoga Springs Resort [a DVC Resort]
TiW - Tables in Wonderland (was Disney Dining Experience)
TL - Typhoon Lagoon
ToT - "The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror"
TS - Table Service meal [part of Disney Dining Plan]
TSI - Tom Sawyer Island
TT - Test Track
TTA - Tomorrowland Transit Authority
TTC - Transportation and Ticket Center

UoE - Universe of Energy

V&A - Victoria & Albert's
VB - Disney's Vero Beach Resort [a DVC Resort]
VotLM - Voyage of the Little Mermaid
VWL - Disney's Villas of Wilderness Lodge [a DVC Resort]

WDTC - Walt Disney Travel Company [handling Dining and Resort reservations]
WDW - Walt Disney World Resort
WL - Disney's Wilderness Lodge Resort

WLV - Villas at Wilderness Lodge

WoD - Disney's World of Disney
WoL - Wonders of Life
WPF&M - Water Park Fun & More [add-on to Magic Your Way tickets]
WS - World Showcase (part of Epcot)

Y&B - Disney's Yacht Club Resort and Disney's Beach Club Resort
WS - West Side (part of Downtown Disney)
WWoS - Disney's Wide World of Sports
WWS - Disney's Wide World of Sports
YC - Disney's Yacht Club Resort

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Spring 2012 Roles That I'm Applying For

So right now I’m trying to decide what roles I want to apply for. I am applying for the Disney World and Disneyland College Program.

I have decided on the Disney World Roles but not the Disneyland roles yet.

Disney World Roles that I am choosing when I apply:

  • Attractions- I applied for this role last two times and didn’t get it. If I would get this role here are some places where I would love to work. Haunted Mansion, Rock N Coaster, Tower of Terror, Finding Nemo, Any where in Animal Kingdoom, Big thunder Mountian.
  • Character Attendant- This is a really cool role. You get to direct guests with questions. Help Characters get ready. Talk to guest. Take pictures.
  • Lifeguard- Hopefully either working at a Resort or a Water Park.
  • Main Entrance Operations- Did this before wouldn’t mind doing it again
  • Merchandise- I got this role last time I applied but didn’t go down because of school reasons
  • Photopass- My number two role that I want. I love taking pictures of everyone, including animals.
  • Recreation- The only thing I really would like to be in that role is the slide operator.
  • Transportation- I like the monorail and I heard it takes you a long time to be a monorail driver (I don’t know what disney calls them sorry) I also know you can drive the Friendship boats in the position. I know a lot of the friendship boat captain. I wouldn’t mind that. They share the same break room as Main Entrance at International Gateway.

Parks That I could see myself working in.

  • My home is Epcot and I would love to go back. The hours are not usually as long as the others. Most of the time we closed the park at 930. First person has to be their around 7. Most of the older cast members take that shift. I only had to do that shift for training opening. Earliest I ever got their was 730 or 745. Last person stays till 11. Then free to leave. France, UK, and Japan; take the longest to close to guests because most of them let them people go in till Illuminations start.
  • MK the only thing I’m not thrilled about is working the long hours.
  • Hollywood Studios- wouldn’t mind working here at all. As long as I don’t have to stare at Mr. Potatoe Head in Toy Story Mania Que I’m good.
  • Animal Kingdoom- My friends that worked at this park sometimes picked up shifts at the other parks so they could get more hours.
  • If I get lifeguarding I hope I get Typhoon Lagoon or any of the hotel pools.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Disney Bucketlist!

Things I have to do on my next program! I have done a couple with my friends but I want to try it again.

1. 4 Parks in 1 Day
2. Find Push the Talking Garbage Can at Magic Kingdoom
3. Find the Talking Water Fountain at Epcot.
4. Pipa the talking Recycle Can at Animal Kingdom
5. Surprise my cousins on a trip to Disney
6. Kitchen Sink!

Day #1 Favorite Charcater

Chip N' Dale

60 Day Photo Disney Challenge

60 Day Photo Disney Challenge!

~Are you up to the Challenge! Put your pictures on facebook or on your blogger. I decided to add more than the 30 day challenge this should keep us occupied until applications are out and some of us are getting in. At the end of this challenge I thought you could use this as a vlog and put your pictures on it.

Day #1: Your favorite character:

Day #2: Your favorite princess:

Day #3: Your favorite heroine:

Day #4: Your favorite prince:

Day #5: Your favorite Who has Best Hair:

Day #6: Your favorite hero:

Day #7: Your favorite animal:

Day #8: Your favorite non- animal sidekick:

Day #9: Your Favorite animal sidekick:

Day #10: Your favorite villain:

Day #11: Your favorite original character (Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, etc.):

Day #12: Your favorite song:

Day #13: Your favorite love song:

Day #14: Your favorite villain song:

Day #15: Your least favorite song:

Day #16: Your Favorite Disney Singing Voice:

Day #17: Your favorite kiss:

Day #18: The first movie you saw:

Day #19: Your favorite classic:

Day #20: Your least favorite classic:

Day #21: Your favorite Pixar film:

Day #22: Your least favorite Pixar film:

Day #23: Favorite sequel:

Day #24: An overrated movie:

Day #25: An underrated movie:

Day #26: A movie that makes you laugh:

Day #27: A movie that makes you cry:

Day #28: Your favorite scene from your favorite movie:

Day #29: Saddest death:

Day #30: Your favorite quote:

Day #31: Favorite Disney Video Game:

Park Questions:

Day #32: Your favorite theme park:

Day #33: Your favorite theme park attraction:

Day #34: Your favorite theme park show:

Day #35: Your favorite theme park firework show:

Day #36: Favorite Disney Castle all the Parks:

Day #37: Favorite Mountain (Splash, Space, Thunder, Mount Gushmore):

Day #38: Favorite Sit Down Restaurant in a Park:

A) Magic Kingdoom:

B) Animal Kingdoom:

C) Holllywood Studios:

D) Epcot:

Day #39: Favorite Meal at Sit Down Restaurant in a Park:

A) Magic Kingdoom
B) Animal Kingdoom
C) Holllywood Studios
D) Epcot:
Day #40: Favorite Quick Service Meal Restaurant:
A) Magic Kingdoom:
B) Animal Kingdoom:
C) Holllywood Studio
D) Epcot:

Day #41: Favorite Dessert:

Day #42: Favorite Soda from the Countries at Club Cool:

Day #43: Favorite Princess Meet and Greet:

Day #44: Favorite Character Meet and Greet:

Day #45: Disney Animation Favorite Character to Learn how to Draw:

Day #46: Favorite Character Autograph:

Day# 47: Favorite Disney Pin (official) Trading Pin:

Day #48: Favorite Disney Vinlymantion:

Day #49: Favorite Park Memory:

Day #50: Favorite Disney Monorail:

Day #51: Favorite Disney Hotel to stay at:
Day #52: Favorite Disney Hotel to watch Fireworks at:
Day #53: Favorite Disney Water Park:
Day #54: Favorite Disney Water Park Slide:
Day #55: Favorite Vanished World of Disney: (ex: Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, River Country, Horizons, Body Wars, Discovery Island):
Day #56: Favorite Way to get to Any of the Parks: (bus, monorail, boat, ferry boat):
Day #57: Epcot Food and Wine Festival or Epcot Flower and Garden Show:
Day #58: Favorite Downtown Disney Restaurant:
Day #59: Picture of You and your Last time at Disney Parks. (please include date in picture and hold old you were)
Day #60: If you have received your purple folder by now post the picture:

Monday, July 11, 2011

Roommate Survey

Roommate Survey
Stole this off of the facebook group Thanks Trevor.

So I know its a bit early.. But Lots of people are already looking for roommates and making plans. I know there is a chance that not all of us will make it in. But plans can always be changed.. So If its alright with the admins! Lets begin!

NAME: // Dana
GENDER: // Female (but I'm a bit of a Tomboy
BIRTHDATE/AGE: // November 11th 1989 /21
HOMETOWN: // Pittsburgh PA
MAJOR/MINOR: // Business Management and hotel Mangament

♥ CP VITALS (This area is going to mostly remain empty, we can update them as we go?)

BUILDING: // Chatham or Patterson Either is cool with me
NUMBER OF ROOMMATES: // 3-7 Roomies, 2-4 Bedroom
I COULD NOT LIVE WITH A ROOMMATE THAT... // likes to have friends over all hours of the night

DO YOU DRINK? // Sometimes but not a lot
DO YOU LIKE TO PARTY? Their is way to many ways to define party. I like to have apples to apples party
MEDICAL CONDITIONS? // Nerve damage in my shoulder but I can live with that
MESSY OR TIDY? // I'm in between. My desk is usually the measiest and I like to do laundry a lot.
DO YOU LIKE TO COOK? // yep, but I'm fine with frozen meals
NIGHT PERSON OR MORNING PERSON? // I run on 6 hours of sleep
DO YOU HAVE A CURRENT JOB? WHERE? // Yes, Shop n save local grocery store

FAVORITE CHORE? // Vacuuming? Organzing
LEAST FAVORITE CHORE? // cleaning the bathroom
HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT SHARING? // Sharing is fun just don't eat all my food
DO YOU SNORE? // Nope.
WHAT TIME DO YOU USUALLY GO TO BED? // around 2 and I get up around 8 usually unless work makes it change
I PREFER TO SLEEP IN A ROOM THAT... // has a closed door..

THREE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE YOU: // fun, loyal, caring
ONE GOOD QUALITY: // I talk a lot
ONE BAD QUALITY: // I talk a lot :/ rofl
5 FAVORITE ARTISTS: // look at my facebook easier that way
5 FAVORITE TV SHOWS: // Glee, NCIS, NCIS LA, Big Bang Theory, Wipeout! Rescue Rangers Chip n Dale
5 FAVORITE MOVIES: // Harry Potter Series. Pirates Series. Star Wars. Disney Movies
5 FAVORITE BOOKS: // Harry Potter Series. Kingdom Keepers Series. Goose Girl, Princess Diaries
INTERESTS: // Music, Reading, hanging with Friends, Roller Coasters, Vinylmations. Pin Trading. Watching Movies. (took a lot from someone else's list) (dont tell anyone.. haha)

FAVORITE MOVIE: // Pirates of the Carribean
FAVORITE ANIMATED MOVIE: // Um . . . way to many
FAVORITE MALE VILLAIN: // James Norrington
FAVORITE RIDE: // Epcot [Test Track] MK [Haunted Mansion, and the Mountain] AK [Expedition Everest and Safari's] DHS [Rock N Roller Coaster and Tower of Terror]
FAVORITE SHOW: // Beauty and the Beast
FAVORITE RESORT: // Polynesian
FAVORITE RESTAURANT: // Anything in Epcot
NUMBER OF TIMES AT DISNEY? Disneyland 1 Disneyworld I lost count with family I have done about 20 trip. I also have done the cp program last Fall.
WHAT ARE YOU MOST EXCITED ABOUT AT DISNEY? I will get to see some of my friends and coworkers from the last program. I will also get to meet all of you amazing new people I have met.

Friday, July 01, 2011

I'm so Bored right now.

I'm so Bored right now.

Ready to go back now!

Sorry I haven't been on much, I couldn't do the Fall 2011 program due to 2 summer classes that I need to graduate and that goes for the same in the Fall :( I wish I would have been able to do this program.
Well in another News:
  • I am applying for the Disney College Program Spring 2012.
  • I also am 1 year away from Graduating From College
  • I will be going to Disneyland in a couple of weeks to visit my friend Whitney from my first program.

I'm going to start a bucketlist on what I want to do on the next program.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

"American Honey"

So I'm getting bored with my blog tittles so right now I'm changing it up. To what kind of mood I am in that day. Most mornings I take out my guitar and play a song. Most of the mornings it is a song or two how I feel and how I think the day is going to go. I'm going to do an A-Z Song list of what I love to play and what Defines me. I will pick a song and then pick a Disney song that begins with that letter. Some days I will put the second song with lyrics for you to identify and other days I will just post the video. I started to Think what Songs begin with "A" that I love to play and I am a big Lady Antebellum Fan.


As we are waiting for are purple folders. Everyday I am running to the mailbox to look in the mail. So one of my friend Crista got an email saying that she got in. I hope I get mine soon. I can't wait any longer I hate waiting.
So here is some music that I love to listen to. My favorite artists are Lady Antebellum, Billy Joel, Beach Boys, Hanson, and many others.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Day 2 of Waiting

So I did my interview the day before yesterday it went very well. My top 3 choices were Attractions, Merchandise, and my old rold of Park Greeter. Know I have to wait 2-4 weeks for hopefully another purple folder to arrive so I can go back to Disney World. I really want to go back to Disney right now but can't because I have to save up some more money and complete more school.

Right now I think I really would like to do the the program again, but I think maybe now I might not take the opportunity. I'm like half go and half not go. I would really like to finish school before I go down again. I have one year left till I graduate. My boyfriend Harold has all ready graduated and is down their. Most of the classes I have to take are classroom classes, so the bad part is I can't take them online anymore.

Also it depends what role I get to go down. I'm also trying out for Character or Performer I'm going to auditions with some of my friends from CCAC in Pittsburgh. Dancing was my life when I was little. I'm a little more heavier now but I can still "get my grove thing on" as Andy will put it. I will let you know how that goes after I audition.

For People going to do the program:

If your going to be down their during Christmas and the rest of the time at least go down with at least $800 in your bank account. I suggest more. Even If I don't do the program this semester I will be updating this with things that I think you should bring.

A little about me:
Nickname: Dana
Age: 21

Were I work currently: Shop N Save- Cashier, Coffee Shop/ Beer Shop, and anywhere else they need me.
I also babysit some local kids for some money.

Past jobs: Disney World- Park Greeter- Epcot-1st College Program

Relationship: My boyfriend Currently is a Park Greeter at Epcot for The College Program. Currently he is trying to decide what he wants to do. He is either thinking of buying a house down their or getting an apartment. But he is thinking more a house.

Other News:
Another Semester of school has started. I am not to happy because we are getting pounded by snow and now everyone is sick.

Also the computer that I use to make my vlogs is currently not working. I am working to fix it in my spare time. Currently If I do a vlog it will either be from my flip or from my digital camera. Hopefully I will be getting my new computer soon. I also am getting a new phone soon also.

For Now:

Have a Magical Day!!!

Friday, January 21, 2011

My Last Program and Fun Stuff that you get to do.

I love my purple folder by the way. I already have one purple folder from last year. Hopefully I will get one this year because Disney is awesome and I want to go back and work for them again. My last program was fun and I enjoyed it so much I want to go back again.
Well were all ready for the purple folders to be mailed to us but it's going to take some time I think it's time to have some fun on our own I'm actually going to start to make my blog and update it and tell you of some fun memories from my last program.

Well my program started on August 9, 2010. That day was filled with a lot of sadness that was the day I left Pittsburgh, PA. I have left my home are before for school, but California University of PA is only 45 minutes away and its nice because I could go home on weekends or I could stay at home and just drive to school. This trip need me to be on my own and I wanted to do it so bad.

My mom and dad were on me for weeks to do the program. I actually didn't tell my parents that I applied and did the interview. I got my purple folder from Disney and that is how they found out that I was going to Disney to do the program.

My original role was Quick Service food and beverage or what we call QSFB. I worked for about a week at Blizzard Beach at Lottawatta Lodge. It was okay but the K bus took forever to get to work because you were the last stop. I have a shoulder injury and casting decided that I should be switched to something easier and they decided I should be a park greeter. A park greeter is basically running all the ticket turnstiles and getting everyone in. It's hectic in the morning when you don't know were everything goes but other times it's so much fun. Important: Florida liquor laws prohibit Alcohol be consumed before coming into the park or before exiting the park. That is just so you guys know. My friends and I were shocked to hear the rule when we got down their. Important: Everything down their is military time so get used to military time before you go down. Military time was the hardest thing for me to get used to besides talking to my friends that are in the military. My watch is actually still in military time now. Important: Did you know that we get 20% discount and usually are discount around the holidays Between November- February is either 40% or 50% it depends on weeks. Note all countries in Epcot participate but only some do for a limited amount of time.

By the way it rains like a clock down their in the summer months. Between 2-4pm their is always showers. Be prepared for hot weather also. During the summer months it is best to go to the parks during the rainstorms because everyone fleas Disney and it's really funny and the lines are very short.

Now to talk about some fun stuff you can do down their.

Hopefully by now you know you get into the parks for free and after a certain date you can get into the water parks for free.

Well I started a few collections down their my last program I will have to put up pictures of everything that I now own from Disney. I collect and trade 2 things I trade for Vinylmations and I do Disney pin trading. When I do my next vlog in the next couple of days I will show you what I have and why I bought it.
I also have a lot of Disney books, magazines and Movies.

So to all of you bloggers out their even if your new to doing it here are some questions to answer on your blog or on your vlog.

1. How Many Times have you been to Disney World? Disneyland? Toyoko Disney Resort? Disneyland Paris? Hong Kong Disneyland Resort? Or on the Disney Cruise Line?
2. What is your favorite animated Disney Movie? Pixar Movie? Live Action Movie?
3. If you have ever been to Disney World what is your favorite Park and Why?
4. What is your favorite ride and why?
5. Who is your favorite Disney Princess?
6. Who is your favorite Disney Couple?
7. What ride is not worth your time?
8. What is your favorite memory from Walt Disney World?
9. What is your favorite Place to Eat?
10. Where is your favorite place to watch fire works from?
11. What is your favorite Disney Snack?

Answer those Questions either on here or on your blog and tell me by either facebook or on here and you might be featured in my next Vlog in the coming weeks.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Questions They Could Ask you

Disney Questions that they might ask you
Tips in Italics

Recruiter’s Name : _______________________________


NOTES : _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________



• Why do you want to do the Walt Disney World College Program?
I loved it the first and want to do it again. I loved to network with different people and I liked meeting friends from around the globe.
• What are you most looking forward to?
Seeing my friends that I met down their last program and being able to network with the people I met before I left.
• Are you familiar with the parks, resorts, and Orlando area?
Yes definatley I worked their already.
• What does Disney mean to you?
Fresh, clean entertainment, fun for the whole family.
• How will the college program help you professionally?
My major is Business Management and Hotel Management anything helps because your so professional down their and I like having a little part in the running the park.
• What makes you a good candidate for the College Program?
• What does Disney mean to you?
Disney means wholesome family entertainment. Walt created Disney to bring family's together and he wanted everyone to do their part even the lowest role to the highest role. Everyone uses first names. We all do are part to keep the park looking clean and tidy and we leave all of the personal stuff backstage.
• How will the college program help you professionally?
It looks great on a resume. You get to experience something from every culture and it's amazing.
• Do you have any tattoos or piercings that are allowed in the Disney look?
Just make sure your tattoos are covered either by make up or a shirt. I know one of the guys I knew from my last program had a couple on his legs he wasn't allowed to wear shorts only pants. My suggestion for that one is Start to practice covering up the tattoos before you go down so you get used to doing it. Also get used to taking out your piercings really fast I can take mine all out in a under a minute now.


• Roles that you chose:
• What are your top four roles?
• Why role #1?
My top role is Attractions and I know from the past they ask what attraction and I would have to say Great Movie Ride I used to go on that ride everyday just because I could and it's always one of the coldest rides in the summer to beat the heat or the rain. I also know most of the script because I rehearsed with my friend when she learned the roles.
• Why role #2
Photopass Photographer. I love to take pictures of people and everything around me and I like trying to take new pictures in light. I also try to take a lot of pictures of Disney stuff.
• Why role #3?
• Why role #4?
• What if a child does not meet the height requirement for an attraction?
• What if a guest is being violent with a character?
• What if someone asked why the fur characters don’t talk?
• Do you have cash handling experience?
Yes I already know how to count money back the Disney way.
• Are you open to QSFB or Custodial roles?
I worked in QSFB for about a week and then I hurt my shoulder so they Changed my role to park greeter. Custodial is ok I heard from a lot of people. They didn't like cleaning toliets.
• Have you ever given a speech?
Yes, I actually did the opener for the parks a couple of times and it was really fun to do it. For Epcot we pick one family every morning to come and help us open the park. Our procedure is to go out into the crowd and find someone that you would think would love to do this. My favorite family I picked out was the one that was a reunion that had 20 of them and they had everyone from 3-84 was the oldest and they opened the park. They had a magical day they came back a little later and told me that they got to ride the ride that they missed out on their last reunion because it broke down and it was all thanks to me picking them.
• Are you comfortable speaking to large groups of people?
This is a good thing for Disney also it is good to be able to yell, but nicely because sometimes you have to get the people to move. This is sometimes hard and I suggest if you know any Spanish brush up before you leave.
• What would you do if you messed up the spiel?
Correct yourself and keep going hopefully you saved yourself, everyone has their off days and get it right the next time.
• Explain how you would handle an emergency.
Stay calm, if everyone around you starts to panic it's not good and it becomes chaos and Disney is really busy I was their for the Holidays and I worked them.
• Do you mind working outside, in the Florida heat?
Nope did it all last year you learn to live with it, but drink lots of water and Gatorade helps a lot. Also wear stuff under your custom because it helps a lot.
• Would you rather work alone or in a group setting?
I like working more as a team. I don't use the word group.
• How would you handle a guest who doesn’t speak English, but clearly needs help?
Figure out which language their talking in and try to find a cast member who speaks their language either call guest services operator for language or walk them to guest services.
• Do you mind working morning, evenings, late nights, weekends, holidays?
It's not that bad working all crazy hours. My hours last program weren't that bad and if you know you want certain days off put them in as soon as you get down their.

• Would you rather work in a slow or a fast-paced environment?
I like fast pace I don't like to slow down because time goes so slow.
• If you were bussing a table and someone spilled their drink, you went to clean it up but then another guest had a question about the menu, what would you do?
Tell the guest that had the question one moment and I will be back to answer the question. Tell the guest that you will get them another drink and it will only take a couple of minutes for you to go get it or give them a guest assistance card for a new drink free of charge and smile to the person. Then go back and see if the person had any questions about the menu.
• What if a child wanted to get on an attraction but it was broken?
I would recommended other rides that the child could go on and tell them to check back periodically to see if the ride had open up.
• Have you ever had to control large groups of people?
Yes I have opening of the park and park exits are hard you have to get people out through turnstiles and make sure no beer leaves the park.
• How would you make a guest’s day?
Smile be polite if its a little girl call her a princess, if their wearing a certain disney product call them by whatever their wearing they will get a kick out of it and the parents will surely laugh and call them that all day. I worked at epcot last time and when we closed I would have a mickey glove on my hand at the end of the night and I would tell the little dudes and dudettes to give me some fin. They think it's so funny. Keep to the disney code and play along with the show. Learn your basics and you will be all set.

Cast member guidelines: "The Disney Service Basics"

"I project a positive image and energy."

  • Smile
  • Look approachable
  • Look happy and interested
  • Model the Disney Look
  • Keep conversations positive

"I am courteous and respectful to all guests, including children."

  • Make eye contact and smile
  • Engage in guest interaction
  • Treat guests as individuals
  • Greet and welcome each guest
  • Thank all guests and invite them back

"I stay in character and play the part."

  • Preserve and protect the magic
  • Provide excellent show quality and safety
  • Perform role efficiently by reducing hassles and inconveniences

"I go above and beyond."

  • Anticipate needs and offer assistance
  • Create surprises and Magical Moments
  • Provide immediate service recovery

If you have questions I can probably answer them or ask one of my alumni friends to help find you and answer.


• Tell me about your past jobs.
• Tell me about a time where you made a guest happy at a previous job.
• How would your bosses (past & present) describe you?
• Tell me about a time where you didn’t get along with your co-workers.
• Tell me about a time where a guest was difficult. What did you do?
• As a guest, what do you expect when you arrive to your WDW Resort?
• What are three positive qualities about yourself?
• What are three negative qualities about yourself?


• How do you feel about the apartment/dorm setting?
• How would you handle living away from home?
After the first two weeks it gets easier and I suggest get a web cam for at least one computer at home and yourself so you can talk on that and it makes the transition a lot easier. I also had friends that I was sending Disney stuff home and they were sending stuff down to me at the same time.
• How would you handle a roommate disagreement?
• What do you think the worst aspect of Disney Housing would be?
Done the program before and it was the buses last time. Sometimes the bus would never show up and you would be another 3 hours before it was their. The one night the one bus broke down and the sent a bus the was small and everyone ran on and their wasn't any room on the bus and the bus driver let the people on who worked and I payed a lot of money for all my chritmas presents for my family and had about 5 bags I was mad.

Hey Guys

Well Since I really didn't update my blog last time I'm forcing myself to update a lot more this time. I will also try to vlog as much as I can. I will try to do a blog at least once a week and a vlog every two weeks. I have video from the last program that I'm editing now.

hey Guys

Well guess what I'm applying for another program last night I watched the e-presentation and answered all the questions. Right now I'm about to call and tell them to schedule my interview. I can't wait. I want to go back to Disney so bad now. I had so much fun last time it should be a lot easier this time and and lot more fun. I made a lot of friends last time and this time I hope to do the same thing. I love it down their and I'm ready to go back down now.


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Fall College Program Done

Well my fall College program is done. Now I'm waiting to go back to do the Alumni Program, hopefully it will be up soon and I will get in. I haven't been home even a week and I want to go back. Hopefully I can get a new and not be a Park Greeter, I loved it but I want to do something else. The only thing I do not want to do is Quick Service Food and Beverage or Custodial.

The college program was very fun. I got to go to all the parks and ride all the rides and eat most of the food. The food is a little pricey hopefully next time I go down their I can have more money to work with and a car. I didn't like taking the bus everyday. They are late most of the time or they don't show up. Price Management should get a new bus company. It taught me a lot of things about myself and how to be around people more.