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Old 01-14-2010, 09:58 AM   #586
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Safety: The complexes are gated with 24 hour security.

Other: It's said that Vista is the party place, Patterson is the quietest, and Chatham is in the middle.

Personally, I believe that, like anywhere else, it's who you hang out with that makes the difference. My DD met her roommates on FB before she went, and deliberately chose girls who had the same values as she does - no partying, no drinking or drugs, no overnight sleepovers, etc. As long as you choose your friends wisely, you'll be fine!
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Old 01-14-2010, 04:33 PM   #587
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Please NOTE: This is my mom asking this question.

What have you guys heard about the housing in terms of safety, alcohol use, drugs, and sexuality? She has heard some negatives about the housing complexes.
It's just like living in a dorm room at a college. Some people party and drink while others opt not too. During my CP I went to parties but my other roommates didn't. The consequences for being caught underage drinking or doing drugs are harsher than college's though because instead of taking an alcohol edu class you are termed from the program, many times immediately.

It is safe because you have to sign in people who don't live in that housing complex (so if I have a friend in Chatham who comes to visit me at Vista I'd have to sign them in after 9pm...if they aren't a CP they have to be signed in no matter what time)
The security guards check IDs 24 hours a day. There's also a time that people who don't live in that particular housing complex have to out of it (1am).
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Old 01-18-2010, 07:04 AM   #588
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Hi. My dd started her CP last week at Hollywood Studios. She's been too busy (having fun!) to check on the HUB for hotel discounts for mom. I was reading the materials that we received in our Parents packet and it says that there may be some blackout dates. We were planning to come for the week of Easter 28th-4/4. Does anyone know if these are blacked out dates for the discount?
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Old 01-18-2010, 07:17 AM   #589
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The room discount does not really announce black out dates - it's all first come first serve (between CMs and regular guests). So if she can even find anything I'd book it fast before it goes away.

As for her maingate (getting you in the park for free) Easter is typically a block out period - it's the second busiest week of the year (behind Christmas/New Years).

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Old 01-18-2010, 07:23 AM   #590
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Wow! Thanks for the super quick reply and the useful info! I've been trying to reach her. She said that cell service isn't the greatest at her apt at Patterson. I'll try to get her to book this for me asap!!! Thanks again.
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Old 01-22-2010, 08:45 PM   #591
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Where do most CPers do their banking?
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Old 01-22-2010, 09:40 PM   #592
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Disney has their own credit union for cast members called Partners, and they actually have ATMs etc backstage at most parks and resorts
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We are going to be going down to move our DD back at the end of her CP. I was wondering if we can attend her graduation? And if so,is there a limit to the number of guests?

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Old 01-25-2010, 08:03 PM   #594
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We are going to be going down to move our DD back at the end of her CP. I was wondering if we can attend her graduation? And if so,is there a limit to the number of guests?

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It's not the type of graduation you might be thinking of. When I did my program, it was 2 different days with the same events on both days. You just pick up your "diploma", mouse ears and can get something to eat. There's different events and games and things. Each participant gets their own ticket. I didn't stay very long. They checked out tickets when we entered.

So no, you won't be able to go. I'm sorry!
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Old 01-28-2010, 06:01 PM   #595
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It's not the type of graduation you might be thinking of. When I did my program, it was 2 different days with the same events on both days. You just pick up your "diploma", mouse ears and can get something to eat. There's different events and games and things. Each participant gets their own ticket. I didn't stay very long. They checked out tickets when we entered.

So no, you won't be able to go. I'm sorry!
Oh, please don't spread this around! I spent a week when my son started in January, and his sister and I are going back in March for another week. She is planning another trip in May, and then I was going back for the big 'finale' in August. Not sure I can justify more time and $$$ if I won't see the festivities....guess I'll have to think about it!
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How long to accept?

My son is thinking about doing career start in the fall. He is probably going to apply sometime next week after he gets his letter of recommendation written. If he gets accepted when do they want him to accept it? I want him to keep his options open about college as well. He was going do to the college prgram, but feels career start might work better so he doesn't have to stop classes in the middle of his college career.
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If he were to accept the offer and change his mind later would it hurt his chances in getting in the College Program?
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If he were to accept the offer and change his mind later would it hurt his chances in getting in the College Program?
Nope, not at all.
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My son is thinking about doing career start in the fall. He is probably going to apply sometime next week after he gets his letter of recommendation written. If he gets accepted when do they want him to accept it? I want him to keep his options open about college as well. He was going do to the college prgram, but feels career start might work better so he doesn't have to stop classes in the middle of his college career.
Your son won't need a letter of recommendation. As far as I know it is no longer required.
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