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Old 12-27-2008, 09:12 PM   #91
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I have a quick question, which I'm sure has been discussed before (I just can't find it at the moment):

Will I find out what time my housing meeting is on the day that I check-in? And are the housing meetings typically in the afternoon?

My dad is helping me move in on the 21st, but his flight back home is around 3pm. We're trying to decided if I will have time to drive him to the airport, if he should take Disney "Magical Express" from our DVC, of if he should just take a cab to the airport from the apartments. I just wasn't sure how the schedule on check-in day would run, or if I won't find out the schedule until I check in.
You will find out the time of the housing meeting when you check-in. Usually there are 2 meetings in a day, and the meetings are in the afternoon. If there are 2, the first one is early afternoon (around 12 or so), and the second one is later (around 3 or so). But the times can change every time.
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Old 12-28-2008, 10:21 AM   #92
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When do you start being able to get into the parks for free?
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Old 12-28-2008, 10:56 AM   #93
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When do you start being able to get into the parks for free?
Your complimentary park admission is tied with your WDW Cast ID, so as soon as you get that at your Traditions class, you can enter the parks by simply inserting it into the ticket turnstyle as you would a ticket.

If you try to use it the same day as your Traditions class, it might not work since it hasn't been activated, just swing by the Guest Relations window and they'll issue you a ticket.
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Old 12-28-2008, 01:32 PM   #94
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Quick question

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Do we get free entrance to the Disney Waterparks?
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Old 12-28-2008, 01:45 PM   #95
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Do we get free entrance to the Disney Waterparks?
No you do not. There are times when a 50% off waterpark admission is offered to cast members though. I know that last Jan-Feb when Blizzard Beach was closed, you got 50% off entrance to Typhoon Lagoon.
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Old 12-28-2008, 01:45 PM   #96
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Do we get free entrance to the Disney Waterparks?
Usually not. Sometimes there will be a period where you can (like right now, CMs can get into one of the water parks for free til Feb 28). But usually CMs do have to pay to get into the water parks (unless you work in one, I believe).
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I'm only a senior in HS right now, but I was wondering anyway...

I'm looking at very small liberal arts colleges for next year (if anyone's heard of Knox or Kalamazoo, I've been accepted to those already ), and I doubt they'll grant credit for the college program. So if I decided to do it, would that basically amount to taking a semester off to work in WDW? I'd also really like to study abroad while in college, and my parents want me to graduate in four years. ACK! Can anyone provide insight into, well, any of this?
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Old 12-30-2008, 08:55 PM   #98
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I'm only a senior in HS right now, but I was wondering anyway...

I'm looking at very small liberal arts colleges for next year (if anyone's heard of Knox or Kalamazoo, I've been accepted to those already ), and I doubt they'll grant credit for the college program. So if I decided to do it, would that basically amount to taking a semester off to work in WDW? I'd also really like to study abroad while in college, and my parents want me to graduate in four years. ACK! Can anyone provide insight into, well, any of this?
If your college doesn't give you credit, then yes, its like taking a semester off. But its totally worth it! Just check with your advisor whenever you get to that point.
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I'm only a senior in HS right now, but I was wondering anyway...

I'm looking at very small liberal arts colleges for next year (if anyone's heard of Knox or Kalamazoo, I've been accepted to those already ), and I doubt they'll grant credit for the college program. So if I decided to do it, would that basically amount to taking a semester off to work in WDW? I'd also really like to study abroad while in college, and my parents want me to graduate in four years. ACK! Can anyone provide insight into, well, any of this?
Congrats on the acceptances!

A few thoughts:

Disney offers classes on the College Program that are free to participants except for books, and they don't schedule you for work at times when the class is offered..and your school might give you credit for one of those if not for the "internship"

You also have the option of taking online classes or classes at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, or online while you are on your program

Or you could take classes over the summer or something either at your school or at another school and transfer those credits....it would all involve working with your school to see what that works but that also depends on where you end up going

If you have decided this program is for you, then there are definitely ways of making it work. I had credits when I came into college from AP courses, plus I took classes last summer (everyone at my school does that the summer after sophomore year), so I had two free terms off, though obviously not everyone is as lucky.

Hope that helped!
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good to know it's not totally out of the question. thanks guys!

see, when i was little i had this whole scenario where i'd be ariel by day and an imagineer designing rides and living in cinderella castle by night... this was before the cinderella castle suite, when it was just an unused apartment for the disney family...so now the ariel bit might actually be possible. i know it's very, very rare for CPers to get pulled for face, but a girl can dream, right?
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Old 12-31-2008, 01:09 PM   #101
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i know it's very, very rare for CPers to get pulled for face, but a girl can dream, right?
Not always. I had 2 roomies on one of my CPs that were friends with princesses.
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Old 01-01-2009, 01:44 PM   #102
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hey everyone!!

i'm heading down for spring advantage in 2 weeks and am super super excited!! i didn't see this previously, but was just wondering if anyone had experience with shipping a car down to florida...my car probably wouldn't last a trip down from new jersey, so i was just wondering if it would be best to have it shipped the 2nd or 3rd day there since i'll have my actual address and i have to be there to sign for it.

thanks so much!!!
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Ok so I'm starting the Spring College program at Disneyland in Feb and I'm trying to tie up my lose ends. For the housing we are required to get renter's insurance. The only problem is when I try to call insurance providers they need to know a bunch of information about where I am staying that I don't have. This concerns me as I need the Renter's Insurance at time of check in.

Any suggestions?
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Hey everyone,

What are the differences between working as a CPer and in the PI program? I'm a Finance major and want to keep on learning/applying finance if I intern at Disney.

Is the PI program harder/easier to get in?

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Old 01-02-2009, 06:10 PM   #105
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What are the differences between working as a CPer and in the PI program? I'm a Finance major and want to keep on learning/applying finance if I intern at Disney.

Is the PI program harder/easier to get in?

Thanks!
The CP has basic roles, that go for any major. The PIs are more major specific, and are a lot harder to get accepted to (since they take less people). Also, most of the PIs require having done the CP.
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