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Old 05-04-2013, 10:45 AM   #1516
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Nope, Leebee...you don't. My son is still in the "Not Sure" stage. He is proceeding with his university as if he will be there in the Fall. A few variations, but still...He found out this week that he was moved to the Honor's Dorm...and if he went off for Fall, that room would be gone. He still hasn't heard about scholarships other than some will defer, some won't...his department approved a grand total of 0 hours of credit for DCP, and his department is also doing a Shakespeare work in the fall, which they only do every other year....the next time it comes around he will be in his internship and won't get to do it...So like I said...he is proceeding with DCP, and proceeding as if he will be in school in the Fall. He wants both, but can't have both. LOL. I would hate for him to never be able to do the program if he backs out, but a kid's gotta do what a kid's gotta do.
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Old 05-04-2013, 01:12 PM   #1517
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Nope, Leebee...you don't. My son is still in the "Not Sure" stage. He is proceeding with his university as if he will be there in the Fall. A few variations, but still...He found out this week that he was moved to the Honor's Dorm...and if he went off for Fall, that room would be gone. He still hasn't heard about scholarships other than some will defer, some won't...his department approved a grand total of 0 hours of credit for DCP, and his department is also doing a Shakespeare work in the fall, which they only do every other year....the next time it comes around he will be in his internship and won't get to do it...So like I said...he is proceeding with DCP, and proceeding as if he will be in school in the Fall. He wants both, but can't have both. LOL. I would hate for him to never be able to do the program if he backs out, but a kid's gotta do what a kid's gotta do.
IIRC, your son also auditioned for an entertainment role and made it further through the audition than my DD. I think for DD a large part of this is NOT being able to dance while in FL. She doesn't drive, so she'd be reliant on public transportation to get to classes. Being able to squeeze in dance while trying to do two courses (one Disney, one online) and work 45 hours a week would prove almost impossible. She can't not dance... just not happening... so I think that's a big part of it. She is considering turning down the offer for fall and applying for a Spring/Spring Advantage role. This will give her an opportunity to re-audition for an entertainment role, although if they are cutting everyone around her very common height (5'6" although that was 5'4.5" at Disney) there will never be an opportunity for her to dance at Disney. I just hope she'll be happy with WHATEVER she decides to do (and maybe get her license to make the decision easier!)
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Old 05-05-2013, 01:42 AM   #1518
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Thank you so much for your help Roger, I'll put my moblie/cell and landline down on it
Pleasure, Ma'am. Better safe than sorry, and it doesn't hurt anything. Here's hoping she'll never need it.

Thanks again for reminding me that I needed to order mine. It's going to be later, but I'll get it shipped down as soon as possible.

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I think for DD a large part of this is NOT being able to dance while in FL. She doesn't drive, so she'd be reliant on public transportation to get to classes.
There's honestly numerous ways for her to go about getting transportation, as I have enough people ask on a regular basis where dance and yoga studios are located in the area and recommendations. She could always find a friend, or a couple of friends that would be willing to go by a studio and practise.

In the end, you are correct that it's her decision. As a College student, and a son, thank you for respecting that.

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Old 05-05-2013, 10:55 PM   #1519
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Pleasure, Ma'am. Better safe than sorry, and it doesn't hurt anything. Here's hoping she'll never need it.

Thanks again for reminding me that I needed to order mine. It's going to be later, but I'll get it shipped down as soon as possible.


There's honestly numerous ways for her to go about getting transportation, as I have enough people ask on a regular basis where dance and yoga studios are located in the area and recommendations. She could always find a friend, or a couple of friends that would be willing to go by a studio and practise.

In the end, you are correct that it's her decision. As a College student, and a son, thank you for respecting that.

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You're welcome! It's hard sometimes, to separate wanting her to have her dreams from me wanting to live my dream vicariously through her. I'll admit it makes me a little sad to hear that she might not do the CP, because it wasn't an option when I was in college, and I think she'd LOVE it. However, she won't love it if she isn't there for herself, or is wondering about classes back home or worrying about not dancing regularly. I know she'll come to the best decision for her, and I will reign in my personal feelings and support what she decides. I just want her to be happy!
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Old 05-08-2013, 07:54 PM   #1520
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Hi I tried doing a search but there are long threads to look thru. I am staying at contemporary and taking a cab with my daughter to check in. Is there an address I can give to the cab driver?
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:33 PM   #1521
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Sorry if this has been covered, but my son was accepted into the fall program and we are coming down with him in August to check him in. Does Disney provide any type of room and/or ticket discounts for families helping their kids move in?
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:35 PM   #1522
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Hi I tried doing a search but there are long threads to look thru. I am staying at contemporary and taking a cab with my daughter to check in. Is there an address I can give to the cab driver?
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If you tell him Vista Way Apartments he may actually know where it is.

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There are no discounts available other than what is available to the general public.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:42 AM   #1523
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They get their main gate passes and cast member discounts (merchandise, resorts, food, etc.) after they complete Traditions, which is after move in.
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Old 05-09-2013, 01:23 PM   #1524
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They get their main gate passes and cast member discounts (merchandise, resorts, food, etc.) after they complete Traditions, which is after move in.
Which may not be for a few days after they move in...
Some kids go to traditions the next day, some don't for a day or two. I saw a couple of kids who didn't get to go for almost a week because of issues with paperwork. And it stinks because there's not a whole lot for them to do that doesn't cost $$ until they get their maingate (they can't go to the parks for free until they get their maingate) and it really stinks when they're the only one who doesn't have it!
DD didn't get to go to Traditions until day Four (with move in day being day one). So she had TWO down days...one wasn't bad, we did our shopping and all. But I felt like the other was totally wasted. It stunk!
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:47 PM   #1525
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Which may not be for a few days after they move in...
Some kids go to traditions the next day, some don't for a day or two. I saw a couple of kids who didn't get to go for almost a week because of issues with paperwork. And it stinks because there's not a whole lot for them to do that doesn't cost $$ until they get their maingate (they can't go to the parks for free until they get their maingate) and it really stinks when they're the only one who doesn't have it!
DD didn't get to go to Traditions until day Four (with move in day being day one). So she had TWO down days...one wasn't bad, we did our shopping and all. But I felt like the other was totally wasted. It stunk!
Just a clarification they will get their ID at Traditions. They will not get their maingate at traditions. Their ID will only get them in not family and friends. Their maingate will come in the mail 2 to 3 weeks after traditions.
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Old 05-11-2013, 02:40 AM   #1526
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Just a clarification they will get their ID at Traditions. They will not get their maingate at traditions. Their ID will only get them in not family and friends. Their maingate will come in the mail 2 to 3 weeks after traditions.
Seconded as many overlook this.

ID's are given out at Traditions, which is typically the 3rd or 4th day of the program.

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Old 05-11-2013, 03:09 AM   #1527
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Just a clarification they will get their ID at Traditions. They will not get their maingate at traditions. Their ID will only get them in not family and friends. Their maingate will come in the mail 2 to 3 weeks after traditions.
Thank you for correcting my terminology! I was thinking their 'blue ID card' was called their 'maingate' but you are right. The maingate is the card that allows them to take guests in. Thanks for correcting my misuse of the titles!!
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Old 05-19-2013, 07:02 PM   #1528
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May 20 - tomorrow!

#1 son arrived safely in Orlando after a looong (14+ hours over two days) solo drive, is tucked away in a decent hotel about 15 minutes from Vista, and he's looking forward to checking in tomorrow morning. Best of luck to all the other May 20 starters out there!
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#1 son arrived safely in Orlando after a looong (14+ hours over two days) solo drive, is tucked away in a decent hotel about 15 minutes from Vista, and he's looking forward to checking in tomorrow morning. Best of luck to all the other May 20 starters out there!
My daughter checks in tomorrow too!!
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Good luck to them , my dd checks in on the June 3rd
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