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Old 06-30-2009, 07:50 PM   #421
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I just want to thank all the parents and students who have participated in this board. You have been extremely helpful! I want to extend an extra thank you to CP student Joanna- you have really helped us parents out a great deal.
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I just want to thank all the parents and students who have participated in this board. You have been extremely helpful! I want to extend an extra thank you to CP student Joanna- you have really helped us parents out a great deal.
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Old 07-01-2009, 05:29 PM   #423
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Arrow From a College Program alum

There's a fantastic and comprehensive review of the College Program written by an actual alum of the program at "letstalkdisney.com/working-in-disney-world-behind-the-magic." It is definitely worth a read.
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Old 07-01-2009, 07:17 PM   #424
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There's a fantastic and comprehensive review of the College Program written by an actual alum of the program at "letstalkdisney.com/working-in-disney-world-behind-the-magic." It is definitely worth a read.
That was a fantastic review.

Let me sum it up for those who don't want to read it.

Little spoiled boy leaves home for the first time.

Some big bad boss man has the nerve to ask him to work for his keep.

Only makes $5 bucks a week but still has enough money to get caught with a hooker in his room.

Little spoiled boy term's himself but still has a future with Mickey.

But it's Mickey D's

Spends more time on the net trying to defend his latest failure then he did working at his internship.

Enjoys the back slaps of "his" kind ...... but his 15 minutes are up so he posts it on the DIS in hopes of locating fellow losers to make him feel better.

Take your spam somewhere else loser.

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Old 07-01-2009, 09:29 PM   #425
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I've read that article (I ended up commenting on it).
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Old 07-02-2009, 06:47 AM   #426
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OK, MSilver, your one and only post to disboards is total link bait. But it is on topic linkbait, so as much as I would like to flag it for the disboard mods, I can't. Your CP article is as full of incorrect information as that thing Jim Hill ran a few years ago. It is on the same level of sensationalism. I'm sure you know this and are doing what you can to drive traffic to your site. After reading your article last night, it took me a bit to really figure out that this was supposed to be taken seriously. I really can't go through each and every thing that is incorrect in it (Traditions is 3 days, really???), but in its entirety, it is total garbage. Unfortunately by commenting here, I'm probably going to encourage others to go take a look. However, the overall quality of the site as a whole is severely lacking and the CP article is not unlike many of the other articles featured. They are all equally poorly written reflecting little to no research.

In regards to your article about Star Wars Weekends:
Star Tours opened in Disneyland in 1987. 2 years before it opened at MGM. There really hasn't been any Nightmare Before Christmas presence in the park outside of the occasional display in the AFI thing at the end of the tram tour. This movie was also distributed by Touchstone, which is part of Disney. And the movie came out in 1993 which kinda makes it pretty late in the game to be something acquired to beat Universal's opening in 1990.

I wish you the best in your little website. It has potential if you (and possible co-writers) invest your time in doing actual research and instead of spamming more successful disney message boards.

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Old 07-02-2009, 09:05 AM   #427
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OK, MSilver, your one and only post to disboards is total link bait. But it is on topic linkbait, so as much as I would like to flag it for the disboard mods, I can't. Your CP article is as full of incorrect information as that thing Jim Hill ran a few years ago. It is on the same level of sensationalism. I'm sure you know this and are doing what you can to drive traffic to your site. After reading your article last night, it took me a bit to really figure out that this was supposed to be taken seriously. I really can't go through each and every thing that is incorrect in it (Traditions is 3 days, really???), but in its entirety, it is total garbage. Unfortunately by commenting here, I'm probably going to encourage others to go take a look. However, the overall quality of the site as a whole is severely lacking and the CP article is not unlike many of the other articles featured. They are all equally poorly written reflecting little to no research.

In regards to your article about Star Wars Weekends:
Star Tours opened in Disneyland in 1987. 2 years before it opened at MGM. There really hasn't been any Nightmare Before Christmas presence in the park outside of the occasional display in the AFI thing at the end of the tram tour. This movie was also distributed by Touchstone, which is part of Disney. And the movie came out in 1993 which kinda makes it pretty late in the game to be something acquired to beat Universal's opening in 1990.

I wish you the best in your little website. It has potential if you (and possible co-writers) invest your time in doing actual research and instead of spamming more successful disney message boards.
Yeah, Im one of those who took a look at this persons ridiculous website...and couldnt help but leave a comment on it. As I mentioned in my comment to him, sounds as tho he lives by HIS set of rules. And Disney is now at fault rather than him. Too bad so sad for him. He's the one losing out. Im done with wasting another moment on this person. I only hope that people who are considering doing the internship dont believe his rants.
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Old 07-02-2009, 11:10 AM   #428
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Yeah, Im one of those who took a look at this persons ridiculous website...and couldnt help but leave a comment on it. As I mentioned in my comment to him, sounds as tho he lives by HIS set of rules. And Disney is now at fault rather than him. Too bad so sad for him. He's the one losing out. Im done with wasting another moment on this person. I only hope that people who are considering doing the internship dont believe his rants.
It's all about some young people feeling "entitled" and their "lack of work ethic". And what's wrong with following the rules and guidelines? Again some young people feeling that they are above those rules and guidelines.

My DD who is a current CP says the work isn't any harder than when she worked at her college's Starbucks which had out the door lines from the time it opened to time it closed. The biggest difference is at least Disney will grant the overtime to the department in order to get the shift work completed. Her college "ran" Starbucks and with the state cutbacks, they weren't staffed to Starbucks standards nor would they grant overtime.

Oh, actually the biggest difference my DD says is that she has the opportunity to spread the magic.
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Old 07-02-2009, 02:47 PM   #429
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It's all about some young people feeling "entitled" and their "lack of work ethic". And what's wrong with following the rules and guidelines? Again some young people feeling that they are above those rules and guidelines.

My DD who is a current CP says the work isn't any harder than when she worked at her college's Starbucks which had out the door lines from the time it opened to time it closed. The biggest difference is at least Disney will grant the overtime to the department in order to get the shift work completed. Her college "ran" Starbucks and with the state cutbacks, they weren't staffed to Starbucks standards nor would they grant overtime.

Oh, actually the biggest difference my DD says is that she has the opportunity to spread the magic.
I agree with you 100%. It is all about some young people feeling "entitled" and a lack of work ethic. You're so right, some people feel as tho they are above following rules and guidelines. My DD is loving every minute of her job as a CP in Hospitality. She's been at her job for about 6 weeks now. She's enjoyed everything from check-in to Traditions to her training period and now working her job. She also has done some overtime as it has gotten hectic at times and doesnt mind it at all. She's followed the rules, does what is expected of her, doesnt expect any special treatment, and because of this-- she's had NO problems whatsoever. If only everyone could keep in mind that you're there to work, first and foremost. Being a team player-- following the rules-- and spreading the magic is what its all about.
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I have not seen the site in question here. Today is the first time that I have heard anything about it. Personality is largely genetic though so I don't think that it is something that we can control. It is possible that the person being dismissed as a total jerk was just not Disney material in the first place or that they really did enter into the college program with the best of intentions and just had a bad experience.

I think that there are a lot of Disney jobs that I could not handle. I am just not extroverted enough. I would fail at any job requiring heavy-duty extroverted characteristics. That would not be my fault nor Disney's. It would just be a fact of life. It is like saying that certain rides should be shut down because people have died on them or that only people too sick to ride died on them when the fact is that anytime 100,000 people get together someone is going to have a heart attack.

I am not a big fan of internships in general because so many really are exploitive. However, I think that anyone who has their heart set on working for Disney should at least consider the college program, especially those away from home for the first time.
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I have not seen the site in question here. Today is the first time that I have heard anything about it. Personality is largely genetic though so I don't think that it is something that we can control. It is possible that the person being dismissed as a total jerk was just not Disney material in the first place or that they really did enter into the college program with the best of intentions and just had a bad experience.

I think that there are a lot of Disney jobs that I could not handle. I am just not extroverted enough. I would fail at any job requiring heavy-duty extroverted characteristics. That would not be my fault nor Disney's. It would just be a fact of life. It is like saying that certain rides should be shut down because people have died on them or that only people too sick to ride died on them when the fact is that anytime 100,000 people get together someone is going to have a heart attack.

I am not a big fan of internships in general because so many really are exploitive. However, I think that anyone who has their heart set on working for Disney should at least consider the college program, especially those away from home for the first time.
I see some of the points you're trying to make, however, this is about going against the rules Disney sets down for the college internship as far as their housing rules go. Maybe its best if you read the article bashing Disney on the website mentioned earlier. Granted, there are many people who may not be suited for a Disney position. But...if your accepted, the rules are set down from the get go. Im sure if you were offered a position by Disney and you felt it was something you couldnt handle, you wouldnt accept it, or you would leave the program. Even if you did accept it and realized it wasnt for you, would you then also feel its ok to have a guest stay in your apartment past 1am when it is against the rules to do so? I responded earlier today, and as far as Im concerned, Im done with this matter. Whether you feel you're suited for a Disney position or not, anyone old enough to participate knows what the rules are going in, and should abide by them. Enough said on this subject...at least on my part.
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WDW banks for general use not just CP students

Does anyone know what the official bank of WDW is? What brand of banking is listed on the majority of ATM's throughout the park. I'm wondering if the CP students can opt for direct deposit into their current bank, and use the ATM's as needed. I'm going to ask this question on the CP students board as well. Thank you.
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Does anyone know what the official bank of WDW is? What brand of banking is listed on the majority of ATM's throughout the park. I'm wondering if the CP students can opt for direct deposit into their current bank, and use the ATM's as needed. I'm going to ask this question on the CP students board as well. Thank you.
The Disney branch is called Partners. I'm not sure what bank ATMs are used in the parks (I always withdrew my money from either backstage or at housing, both of which used Partners ATMs).

But CPs can use direct deposit for their own banks as well.
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The Disney branch is called Partners. I'm not sure what bank ATMs are used in the parks (I always withdrew my money from either backstage or at housing, both of which used Partners ATMs).

But CPs can use direct deposit for their own banks as well.
Thank you! DD will need some money to live on for the first couple of weeks- if she opens an account with Partners- can she do it on the first day?

I found the answer on Disney's site regarding ATM's onsite at WDW.

ATM Locations | Walt Disney World

For your convenience, automated teller machines—presented by Chase—are located throughout Walt Disney World Resort


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Thank you! DD will need some money to live on for the first couple of weeks- if she opens an account with Partners- can she do it on the first day?

I found the answer on Disney's site regarding ATM's onsite at WDW.

ATM Locations | Walt Disney World

For your convenience, automated teller machines—presented by Chase—are located throughout Walt Disney World Resort


Thanks again Joanna.
They had Partner's representatives at the Housing meeting my daughter attended her first day and she set up an account either that day or the next.

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