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Old 10-16-2006, 06:58 PM   #676
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You pretty much get discounts on everything disney. ok, that's a lie.. but it feels true. so, yes, yes you do.
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Old 10-16-2006, 07:47 PM   #677
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i have another question. i was looking on youtube last night and came across a video where someone took a tour of the room and i noticed something very signifigant. there are no tv's!!!! or is there.....?

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Old 10-16-2006, 08:39 PM   #678
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if you want a tv, you'll have to bring one. There's one cable hookup in the living room area, so if you want tv in your room you'll have to bring a splitter.

Besides, you won't be watching tv that much.
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Old 10-17-2006, 09:45 AM   #679
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Hey everyone! I received my acceptance letter today, and I've been wanting to do this program for the last 2 years, but I'm not sure if I'm going to accept. I'm a sophomore right now, and my parents aren't too into having me do this, at least not this year. I also got accepted as housekeeping, and I'm not too excited about that. Is there anyone here who's done that, or where I can read opinions about it?
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Old 10-17-2006, 10:25 AM   #680
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In operations I really REALLY want a spieling (sp?) role - I'm a theatre major and those are RIGHT up my alley
Make sure you mention this during your interview. Because, let's face it, not everyone is cut out for a spieling role. If they know you want to spiel, they'll be more likely to put you there, rather than someone else who may or may not want to spiel. I've been a trainer at a high-spiel attraction, and it was always easier to train someone that wanted to be a spieler, compared with someone that just kinda ended up there.
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Old 10-17-2006, 10:27 AM   #681
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Hey everyone! I received my acceptance letter today, and I've been wanting to do this program for the last 2 years, but I'm not sure if I'm going to accept. I'm a sophomore right now, and my parents aren't too into having me do this, at least not this year. I also got accepted as housekeeping, and I'm not too excited about that. Is there anyone here who's done that, or where I can read opinions about it?
I dont know if I would have been thrilled to do Housekeeping, but I did my CP sophomore year and it was great. Being in housekeeping will do 2 things for you: 1. you learn how to make wash cloth animals, and 2. the parks will stay magic fo r you since you only have to go there to play! :-)
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Old 10-17-2006, 12:24 PM   #682
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I was a "Showkeeper" (ssh, housekeeper) once.. I also got to do front desk though. I honestly, did not care for housekeeping but I think that had more to do w/ the people I was working with than the job itself.. There are certainly benefits (you can watch daytime tv/listen to music while cleaning, if there is unopened food left behind-- you can have it, and there are tips!). Also, you DO get guest interaction, it just may not be as heavy as other roles. You get to see them on a more personal level..

As for the sophomore thing, I did one during my soph. year and it was actually the best thing I ever did. It helped me cement what I wanted to do as my MAJOR and you know, my life. So, after my program I became a hospitality major, and now I'm going back to Disney after graduation. (Just don't be a Disney drop out ---drop college, plan to go to college in orlando, and don't)
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Old 10-17-2006, 01:47 PM   #683
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I have not done housekeeping, but I did my first CP my first year in school. So you should be fine.
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Old 10-17-2006, 05:30 PM   #684
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Help I am new here!

My name is Catherine and I am a senior at Northwestern State U. in LA. I just got accepted into the program. Right now i am exited and a little scare and also am worrying that I might not like it after all. This is my first time posing and have a couple questions hopfully someone can answer for me. One of them is I got the job of quick service kitchen only. does anyone know what exactly I will be doing and what kind of place will I be working at. Also what kind of uniforms do you wear to work? What hours do you work in the morning or night time I know they probably wont be the best hours. Thankyou for your time.
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Old 10-22-2006, 11:59 AM   #685
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Hey everyone,

My name is Ryan and I was just accepted to the program for the spring semester (couple of months). Recently I met up with a fellow Disney freak, who I haven't talked to since the graduation of High School (2006). I found out that not only was he going to do the program, but with another one of my close friends. Problem is, they are going down in the Fall semester. Has any one had an experience like this where you had to ask to be moved to another semester? Personally, I don't feel it will be a problem, but if any one has had an experience where they could not go in the semester they were scheduled for or just had to request for a later semester because you simply were not ready, it would be greatly appreciated to hear how this was handled by Disney. Thank you.
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Old 10-22-2006, 12:28 PM   #686
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I don't know if that is possible, because they haven't started doing interviews for Fall 2007 yet. If you want to go down with them, you may have to decline for the Spring and then reapply for the Fall. Of course, you could try asking. But I don't know if they would.
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Old 10-22-2006, 07:07 PM   #687
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Anyone know or do the CP in entertainment? I'm just wondering as the audition gets closer what I would be able to do. I assume it's bottom of the totem pole as far as not doing parades or anything or can you?
And on a side note how can you get tickers in your signature?
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Old 10-22-2006, 07:10 PM   #688
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Oh and on another note. Anyone know good ways to save money while doing CP. On one of the boards someone said that they were able to take home quite a bit of money and still did a lot of buying. I'm a coupon queen but I know there are shortcuts/secrets to it from experience. So any suggestions?
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Old 10-22-2006, 07:26 PM   #689
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Anyone know or do the CP in entertainment? I'm just wondering as the audition gets closer what I would be able to do. I assume it's bottom of the totem pole as far as not doing parades or anything or can you?
And on a side note how can you get tickers in your signature?
I do. If you got character performer, you likely would start out just doing meet-and-greets. You would have to go through another audition process (called color coding) to get to do extra stuff (like parades, shows, ect).
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Oh and on another note. Anyone know good ways to save money while doing CP. On one of the boards someone said that they were able to take home quite a bit of money and still did a lot of buying. I'm a coupon queen but I know there are shortcuts/secrets to it from experience. So any suggestions?
Well, don't do a lot of partying. That adds up to a lot of money. Also, try not to call in a lot. You are guaranteed 30+ hours a week, but depending on where you work, you can work a lot more. Also, you can work extra hours. There is some fun stuff on the portal for extra hours. I did parade control last CP for extra hours, and it was a lot of fun. And use the discount for buying stuff if you can. The holiday discount is very nice.
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