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Old 05-24-2009, 12:36 PM   #376
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Does anyone know the thought process behind not telling the cp'ers where they will work and live till they get there? Seems to me it would be much easier for everyone involved if they knew ahead of time.

My daughter is in Merch, arriving on the 12th of August. We are all flying down and making it into a little family vacation so the hope is we can use 1 suitcase for 3 of us and fit most of her stuff in 3 others.

Another question, can the family be there for the registration part or do we drop her off and wait till she gets the green light to move in?

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I think part of it is they don't know based on availability/need.

There is a family tent on the Vista grounds during the registration process and they take tours from there. You can do that until your daughter gets through registration.

My advice (not that you asked) is to be early for registration -- they open it early so she gets through the process faster. That way you can get on with the moving in part faster.

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Old 05-24-2009, 07:18 PM   #377
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Does anyone know the thought process behind not telling the cp'ers where they will work and live till they get there? Seems to me it would be much easier for everyone involved if they knew ahead of time.
They don't know.

A person is placed in their role based on the interview (Attractions)

After the fee is payed then they are placed in an area (Adventureland)

About 1-2 weeks before they arrive the AREA will place them in their specific location (Pirates of the Caribbean).

The CP office does not make that final decision so there is no way they could tell anyone ahead of time.
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Old 05-24-2009, 11:17 PM   #378
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Thanks for the answers. We plan to be there a few days before check-in so the hope is to get there as early as possible for check-in.

Thanks for telling me about the tent. Are the tours of the housing areas or the whole resort?

I really am as excited as she is!!
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Old 05-25-2009, 08:20 AM   #379
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Thanks for the answers. We plan to be there a few days before check-in so the hope is to get there as early as possible for check-in.

Thanks for telling me about the tent. Are the tours of the housing areas or the whole resort?

I really am as excited as she is!!
It's a tour of the housing facility - including a sample apartment, the bus stop area, pool, clubhouse etc.

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Old 05-25-2009, 09:49 AM   #380
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Old 05-25-2009, 09:33 PM   #381
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Old 06-05-2009, 07:38 AM   #382
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Hi. My daughter arrived from Scotland this week and has been told she'll be a lifeguard at Wilderness Lodge, which is fine by her. As she understandably wants to spend all her free time sightseeing, shopping and partying with her new friends, she's only giving us minimal info by email.

I'd just like to know what hours lifeguards work, how many days per week and also if they can change location at any point. I'm sure she'd like to experience working at other hotels and one of the water parks, but I'm not sure if it would be possible.
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Old 06-05-2009, 01:48 PM   #383
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Hi! My daughter and I are very very close. We will be taking her to Disneyworld to start her intership on Aug. 8th. She has to be checked in by Aug. 12th. We go to Disney every year so she is familiar with the parks and the way of the World. I know it is going to be hard to leave her there and say goodbye on the 16th. and that 5 months isn't that long. Please give me any advice that will help me make it easier on us.
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Old 06-05-2009, 03:09 PM   #384
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Hi! My daughter and I are very very close. We will be taking her to Disneyworld to start her intership on Aug. 8th. She has to be checked in by Aug. 12th. We go to Disney every year so she is familiar with the parks and the way of the World. I know it is going to be hard to leave her there and say goodbye on the 16th. and that 5 months isn't that long. Please give me any advice that will help me make it easier on us.
We leave in a week to check my youngest daughter in on June 15th. And she turns 21 while at the World. So far, we have scheduled the whole family for WDW in August and we will video chat between our two macs. I plan on sending her care packages and snail mail letters with pictures of her dog. I don't know that it will be any easier to leave them when your family is so close. My oldest is expecting in Nov and my youngest is upset that she will not be here when the baby is born. All I can say is thank goodness for our macs and video chatting.
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Old 06-05-2009, 06:15 PM   #385
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Hi! My daughter and I are very very close. We will be taking her to Disneyworld to start her internship on Aug. 8th. She has to be checked in by Aug. 12th. We go to Disney every year so she is familiar with the parks and the way of the World. I know it is going to be hard to leave her there and say goodbye on the 16th. and that 5 months isn't that long. Please give me any advice that will help me make it easier on us.
I'm taking my DD in August as well. It still hasn't really sank in yet! I could use some advice as well- I feel for you. I'm sooo nervous about DD using the bus system in the wee hours (if she works late). There is no way she can bring her car this trip.

Does anyone know if there are lots of students on the buses? I'm worried about where she will be picked up and dropped off and if there will be people around in well lighted areas? Does the bus pick up and drop off students in the apartment complex or do they have to walk in? The unknown is not sitting well with me.
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Old 06-05-2009, 06:27 PM   #386
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I'm taking my DD in August as well. It still hasn't really sank in yet! I could use some advice as well- I feel for you. I'm sooo nervous about DD using the bus system in the wee hours (if she works late). There is no way she can bring her car this trip.

Does anyone know if there are lots of students on the buses? I'm worried about where she will be picked up and dropped off and if there will be people around in well lighted areas? Does the bus pick up and drop off students in the apartment complex or do they have to walk in? The unknown is not sitting well with me.
For all of my CPs (and will be for my upcoming CP), I didn't have a car, so had to use the buses. I never had too many problems with them (for the most part), and there were always other people on the buses. The buses drop off inside of Vista, and drop off right in front of Chatham. However, those at Patterson have to walk back (the buses do not stop at Patterson).
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For all of my CPs (and will be for my upcoming CP), I didn't have a car, so had to use the buses. I never had too many problems with them (for the most part), and there were always other people on the buses. The buses drop off inside of Vista, and drop off right in front of Chatham. However, those at Patterson have to walk back (the buses do not stop at Patterson).
Thank you! I will need to make sure she tries to stay at Vista or Chathom.
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Old 06-05-2009, 08:47 PM   #388
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Another thing to consider is that whenever I was getting off the buses after working into the early morning hours, there were always other people getting off with me, not to mention others out and around the complex.

My Mom worried about me at first too, but we did okay. Although, when one of my friend's parents learned we had to walk through the complex to get to our apartment, she told us to use the jugs of milk we had just bought to defend ourselves... It was pretty funny imagining what that might look like! Thank goodness we never ran into any problems.
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Another thing to consider is that whenever I was getting off the buses after working into the early morning hours, there were always other people getting off with me, not to mention others out and around the complex.

My Mom worried about me at first too, but we did okay. Although, when one of my friend's parents learned we had to walk through the complex to get to our apartment, she told us to use the jugs of milk we had just bought to defend ourselves... It was pretty funny imagining what that might look like! Thank goodness we never ran into any problems.
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Old 06-10-2009, 10:54 AM   #390
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My daughter just finished the college program. She said riding on the bus was very safe, but........ if we had to do it over again, we would let her take a car. She was a character performer and went to all the parks. Sometimes it would take her over 90 minutes to get from her apartment at Chatham to her work spot, especially during the busy season. She had a great time and her only complaint was the bus system. Sometimes the bus would be late, one time it didn't show up at all, and the drivers were unkind (definately not Disney employees). She knew other cp's who had voiced their concerns to Disney, but nothing was ever done about it, and evidently it has been a problem for many years. CP's are just told to leave 2 hours early. On the plus side, she did read a lot of books sitting on the bus for so many hours! We are from a small town where you can drive anywhere in 10 minutes. She said she would never live in the big city because of the transportation.
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