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Old 02-07-2013, 09:06 PM   #1
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College Program Questions Thread, Pt 4

Hello everyone! Since the last thread was quite helpful, I thought that it's about time to start another Question thread. As a current CM, I am more than happy to answer any questions.

No matter how simple, or how detailed an answer you need, this is the place! I figured it would save on creating new threads for simple questions/answers.




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Old 02-10-2013, 07:26 PM   #2
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Good idea to start a new one (as the last ended last summer). I am also an alumni, so I can help out with questions as well
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:40 PM   #3
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Hey Jo! I just thought it was a nice continuation of your last thread as it keeps everything in one spot instead of having to search through all the different posts.

I have a question regarding the College Program, What are the most popular roles? Also, what roles have the higher capacities such as QSFB?

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Old 02-11-2013, 12:29 AM   #4
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Aside from the obvious spiel attractions such as KSR, GMR, EI, and JC; what are some of the more underrated/exciting/challenging attractions you guys have either experienced working at or have heard about from others?
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:44 PM   #5
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What's the social scene for the over-21 crowd like?

Like is there good nightlife in the area and a party culture?
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:50 PM   #6
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So I'm 19 (will be 20 by the time the CP would start for me though) so I'd be place in one of the dry-wellness apartments which means no alcohol right? One thing I'm terrified about is if I get accepted is that I might get placed into a room with room-mates who have smuggled alcohol into the room, and I know if they get caught then everybody in the room gets expelled from the program. If I was to find out somebody was smuggling something into the room would I be able to report it so that I personally would not get terminated from the program due to some other kids inability to follow the rules?
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Are we allowed to have nerf guns in the apartments?
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Nope. No nerf guns, paintball guns, airsoft (?) guns, toy guns, water pistols, plastic swords, and lightsabers. Yup they even specified lightsabers. Anything that looks like a weapon, even fictional, you can't have.
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Thanks Gerry! Trying to get this thread off the ground to answer questions, and clear up the threads.

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Aside from the obvious spiel attractions such as KSR, GMR, EI, and JC; what are some of the more underrated/exciting/challenging attractions you guys have either experienced working at or have heard about from others?
I've heard great things about Fantasyland, mainly Dumbo, especially with the new expansion. Tomorrowland has been quite popular amongst my friends as well.

Personally, my favourites are PotC, HM, and ToT as I've all had friends that have absolutely love their time there!

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What's the social scene for the over-21 crowd like?

Like is there good nightlife in the area and a party culture?
It really depends on what you're into. There's the Universal Orlando CityWalk near Universal Parks & Resorts. There's a lot to do in Downtown Disney such Splittsville and the ESPN Zone. There's also drinking around the world at EPCOT, and other park activities. My personal favourite is the resorts and hotels, including a special restaraunt with a magnificent chandelier and a perfect view of The Magic Kingdom.

There's a lot of reports written by blogs about great things to do!

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So I'd be place in one of the dry-wellness apartments which means no alcohol right? One thing I'm terrified about is if I get accepted is that I might get placed into a room with room-mates who have smuggled alcohol into the room, and I know if they get caught then everybody in the room gets expelled from the program. If I was to find out somebody was smuggling something into the room would I be able to report it so that I personally would not get terminated from the program due to some other kids inability to follow the rules?
There are wellness and non-wellness apartments. The requirement for non-wellness are that you must be over 21 years young. The wellness apartments are for those under 21, and those that decide they'd rather not be amongst the wellness crowd.

Hakuna Matata. When it comes to your worries about potential problematic situations, address the concern, and find a resolution. Plan ahead in advance for roommates that you know and can trust to make the proper decisions if that is your main concern.

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Old 02-12-2013, 12:58 AM   #10
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Do I qualify for the DCP? I technically am in my second semester of college as I took one 3 credit class last semester, and am taking two 3 credit classes this semester and so I applied for the DCP. But do they count semesters just as how many semesters you've been to the school? Or do they count semesters in terms of credits earned? Because by the end of this current semester I will only have 9 completed credits which worries me as I really want to do the college program, and are they lenient at all with the credits thing as well?. I also have my phone interview scheduled for next week
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:19 AM   #11
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Do I qualify for the DCP? I technically am in my second semester of college as I took one 3 credit class last semester, and am taking two 3 credit classes this semester and so I applied for the DCP. But do they count semesters just as how many semesters you've been to the school? Or do they count semesters in terms of credits earned? Because by the end of this current semester I will only have 9 completed credits which worries me as I really want to do the college program, and are they lenient at all with the credits thing as well?. I also have my phone interview scheduled for next week
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1. Be Enrolled as a Full-Time or Part-Time Student and Taking Classes -- College freshmen may apply during their first semester of school to participate during their second semester. The Disney College Program cannot serve as your first semester of school.

2. Meet Any School Requirements for Participation
In terms of qualifying for #1 on the requirements list, you have completed a semester of college as semesters are typically broken up into Spring/Summer/Fall Semesters. The other thing you might want to look into for your University is the requirements that your school may have, which you could easily find out by talking to your adviser.

Given you meet the rest of the requirements (18+ and unrestricted work authorization) you should be fine.

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Old 02-12-2013, 01:42 PM   #12
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If anyone has questions specific to the program in Disneyland, I can also help! It seems that most people on here are referencing Florida.

I did the program in Spring 2012 in Disneyland, and I'm awaiting my interview for the Fall 2013 program at either resort (though I'm hoping for WDW this time)
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:23 PM   #13
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If anyone has questions specific to the program in Disneyland, I can also help! It seems that most people on here are referencing Florida.

I did the program in Spring 2012 in Disneyland, and I'm awaiting my interview for the Fall 2013 program at either resort (though I'm hoping for WDW this time)
I heard the initial deposit is much higher for the Disneyland Program compared to the Disney World program, how much of a difference is it? Also doesn't Disneyland only accept about 250 people compared to the couple thousand Disney World does for the College Program?
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I heard the initial deposit is much higher for the Disneyland Program compared to the Disney World program, how much of a difference is it? Also doesn't Disneyland only accept about 250 people compared to the couple thousand Disney World does for the College Program?
If I remember reading it correctly, the Disneyland deposit is around $860 and the WDW deposit is $300. Definitely higher, haha.
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Aside from the obvious spiel attractions such as KSR, GMR, EI, and JC; what are some of the more underrated/exciting/challenging attractions you guys have either experienced working at or have heard about from others?
Granted that I was a CP in 1999 & 2000 I worked in FantasyLand Attractions at: Dumbo, Pooh, Ariel's Grotto,Snow Whites Scary Adventure RIP & the Tea Cups.

I'm actually going to write about my training for fantasyland attractions this week for my blog & how extensive the training was. Check out my blog sometimes if interested:

http://yohoyohobloggerslifeforme.blogspot.com/
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