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Old 03-02-2006, 10:58 AM   #196
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Yes. CPs can do "speiling" (speaking) attractions like JC, GMR, and the Safari. In fact, my roomie was a Safari driver. I would like to do a speiling attraction if I can't get entertainment.
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That is great news, thanks for the quick reply Joanna!
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Old 03-02-2006, 11:31 AM   #198
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No problem. And welcome to Disboards!
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I remembered that I had a continuation of my original question!

For those that are working as the driver on the safaris, have they memorized their animal names and factoids, or is there some way that the information is available to them for reference as they go along?
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I can't confirm for the Safari, but JC and GMR have to memorize their scripts so I'd assume that the Safair people do too.
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Wow thats impressive! I figured that would be the case for the GMR, but with the safari and never knowing what animals would be out and about, I didn't know if it memorization was the order of the day. I think I may opt for the GMR then.....I don't think I could memorize *all* of the animal info

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For those that are working as the driver on the safaris, have they memorized their animal names and factoids, or is there some way that the information is available to them for reference as they go along?

Nope, allllll memorized. Speil, animal facts, and all. It seems like a lot (especially when we're not allowed to take the scripts home!) but our trainer gave us more than enough time, going over animal facts and practicing the speil. It's a lot of work, but once you have it down, you'll never forget it.

The look of the Savannah is created by the animals that live here. Elephants are like the bulldozers, knocking down the trees to eat them which helps the grasses grow. Giraffes are like pruning shears, eating the leaves of the trees and letting the light in. Zebras and antelope are like the mowers, eating the grasses, and the little nibblers like the warthogs and gazelle trim up the edges. In a balanced and natual system like that, there's enough food for everyone.
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LOL thats really cool Principessa! Might I ask how long they gave you guys to memorize it, approximately? If I could get past the memorization it would be pretty much the ideal thing for me, I love that ride and I love animals, so it seems like it'd be a great thing to do. Thanks a lot for the info!
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Old 03-07-2006, 12:58 PM   #204
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question for the ones that already did the internship

I have recently been accepted for fall advantage '06. I am only a couple classes away from my degree. I plan on taking online classes whil I am down there. I am also real interested in doing the advanced internship afterwards. I wanted to know how likely it is to get accepted for an advanced directly after you complete the first one. and is it something people usually do? I figured since I will already be down there, that I would want to get into the advanced internship in Jan (thats if everything goes well). The guy I talked to said its possible. I have a military background and I am used to people telling that something is possible, but then realizing that yes you COULD do it, but the chances are slim to none. Does anyone know of people staying down there for the advanced internship right after they complete the first one? Thanks - Dean
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Old 03-07-2006, 01:15 PM   #205
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My friend did. She was on Spring Advantage 2005 (worked at ATT attractions in Adventureland). Switched to the Disney Learning Center at MK during June. So it can be done.
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It was memorized in that 5 days of intensive training that we had.. 6 when you count the assesment day. It's really not that bad, because everything is a visual or verbal que. If you tell them in your interview that you want to do safari, then I can almost guarantee you will get it. We are SO short staffed because people keep transfering, quitting, or being termed.. it's a fun job, but it's a LOT of responsibility and a lot of people can't handle it, and that's fine. But it is certainly my cup o' tea.
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Okay, so this may have been answered already.. but I'm working my way through this thread (backwards.. don't know why I started from the end?.. but I did..)

But.. when do you find out what you'll be doing??
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Old 03-10-2006, 12:37 AM   #208
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Okay, so this may have been answered already.. but I'm working my way through this thread (backwards.. don't know why I started from the end?.. but I did..)

But.. when do you find out what you'll be doing??
Your acceptance letter will tell you what you'll be doing. You'll find out just where you'll be doing that when you actually arrive at your program. The first day, during check in, they'll tell you which park you'll be working in. After Traditions (Disney's orientation class) you're sent to your actual work location/attraction/stand/shop/etc.
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I remember way back in 1985 I did the college program thing. It was a blast and still have my nametag. I wonder if there is a thread for past college program people. I am heading down to WDW in may with my family and cant wait to show them some of the neat stuff . ANyway have a blast....
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Old 03-10-2006, 09:26 AM   #210
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There is a website for Disney alumni (just not here). It's called www.disneyalumni.com- really nice website.
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