CP 201_: a thread for college program hopefuls who have to wait a few years.

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  1. ipodluvr287

    ipodluvr287 DIS Veteran

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    I haven't been on here in so long, but congrats! Tell us how it goes! :cool1:



    I think I have finally gotten my life plans together and in August/September, I'll be applying for Spring Advantage 2014. Still another year away, but omg I'll be applying this year! This is CRAZY!
     
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  3. utkscvol1

    utkscvol1 DIS Veteran

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    Hopping on for my daughter. She is in her junior year of high school but every year when we go down she finds someone doing this program and talks to them. She is a dancer- been dancing and competing since she was 6 and would love to be able to do that there. What kind of spots do they have open for the program?
     
  4. ipodluvr287

    ipodluvr287 DIS Veteran

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    She can do the DCP Character Performer audition, which requires dancing. It is possible that from that audition she could get cast as a parade dancer but it is not likely because they don't cast many CPs as dancers because they won't be there for very long.
     
  5. Spo0nfulofSugar

    Spo0nfulofSugar Beginning my Dream

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    I'm also a junior and woud lovè to dance in Disney! I figure if I don't get the chance to do it on my program, I'll come back eventually as seasonal or something and audition again. I'm also considering Merch or Character Attendant:)
     
  6. NHSchool2012

    NHSchool2012 DCP Alumni -- Earned my Ears!

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    i found the website my junior year of high school but didn't think about it for a while until i got to college and remembered it. found it just in time too, they already had applications open for a little while so i quick applied and was accepted about a week after my phone interview!

    i think the sooner you find it the better; it gives you time to ask around for tips, experiences, what not to do, etc without finding it all out on your own. check out youtube and just search dcp or disney college program, there's tons of videos up there
     
  7. tdzaleski

    tdzaleski DCP Spring '15

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    I cant wait until I get to apply. I've been planning since the summer after my sophomore year in HS and now that I graduate I get to apply this fall for Spring Advantage 2014!:cool1::cool1:

    Just a question, are there any others out there planning SA 2014? I would really like to start getting to know others looking to go down. I know its a little early as SA 2013 just went down last month, but it's seems so close as applications should be opening up within under 6-7 months~
     
  8. tdzaleski

    tdzaleski DCP Spring '15

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    Sorry double post... my kindle refreshed the previous post page
     
  9. LionKingDramaQueen

    LionKingDramaQueen Thirsting for adventure

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    I can almost guarantee that I have the longest wait haha. Spring 2017 at the earliest.

    I know-pathetic. :worried:

    I CAN NOT WAIT THAT LONG.
     
  10. theworldneedscolor

    theworldneedscolor DIS Veteran

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    Fall 2015 hopeful here! It seems so far away, but I said that same thing about graduating high school, but that's less than a year and a half away! :eek:
     
  11. flea1267

    flea1267 DIS Veteran

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    My son actually has a longer wait than you :) He's just in the 8th grade but is already planning his CP days - he is following in the foot steps of his sister who did it from August 2008 - May 2009 at Dinosaur - he knows he can't request an area but he would love to work at Dinosaur as he knows several castmembers really well from there.

    He is thinking Fall of 2019!
     
  12. Spo0nfulofSugar

    Spo0nfulofSugar Beginning my Dream

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    Yeah girl! FA 2015 here!:goodvibes
     
  13. LionKingDramaQueen

    LionKingDramaQueen Thirsting for adventure

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    Fall 2017 is probably what I will end up doing or maybe Fall 2018. I definitely want to do fall, and I want the first year of college already under my belt.
     
  14. theworldneedscolor

    theworldneedscolor DIS Veteran

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    Nice! Who knows, maybe we'll already go in with a friend? :goodvibes

    What area are you hoping to work in?
     
  15. wdwislife

    wdwislife DIS Veteran

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    Hey guys! I started this thread over 3 years ago in the beginning of my sophomore year of high school, and I had already been waiting since 8th grade to do the program. Now I'm a freshman in college and I just submitted my Fall Advantage 2013 application!

    It really does seem like a long time to wait, but it'll be here before you know it! :goodvibes
     
  16. LionKingDramaQueen

    LionKingDramaQueen Thirsting for adventure

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    I am a freshman in high school and it seems SO far off. I have been planning for a year and a half now! Ugh! Oh well, I know it will some sooner than I think.

    What roles did you apply for?
     
  17. RogerRadcliffe

    RogerRadcliffe Imagineering

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    Congratulations on applying. Your persistence will most likely pay off. Excellent goal to achieve, and I hope you do! :)

    Have a Magical Day! :smickey:
     
  18. Spo0nfulofSugar

    Spo0nfulofSugar Beginning my Dream

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    I don't really care about location, just as long as I'm in a park, but I would love Entertainment, Character Attendant, or maybe even Attractions, depending on which attraction I would get:) And call me crazy, but Costuming and BBB doesn't sound too bad!
    Aww!!:woohoo::cool1::goodvibes:cheer2::yay: yay!! Congratulations, and thanks for such a great thread for me to express my Disney woes:)
     
  19. leeg229

    leeg229 Mouseketeer

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    I wish all the people in the Fall 2013 facebook group could see this post. First they were complaining about waiting for apps to come out. Next they were complaining about waiting for the phone interview. Now it's the people who are pending. Even as an alumni I'm getting kind of impatient waiting for a response, but this post is the ultimate in having patience and puts the application process in perspective. Congrats on finally applying and good luck!
     
  20. theworldneedscolor

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    I want to work in a park also. I mean, working in one of the hotels would be a fine job, but it wouldn't feel quite as magical, you know? I really want to work attractions, with Character Attendant, BBB and Merchandise in a close second. I heard costuming was basically just laundry, which I do enough without doing other people's :lmao:

    Being a dancer in the parade would be AMAZING, but I don't think I have enough dance skills, and even if I did, I'm pretty sure CPs can't get that as their role.
     
  21. Spo0nfulofSugar

    Spo0nfulofSugar Beginning my Dream

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    I totally get ya! Berlioz (she's somewhere around here) works in costuming (pretty sure she's a manager) and she said it's cool-there's two divisions of it, and one of them supplies the costumes for shows and works backstage and the other is the laundry side-unfortunately, I'd have to do both-_- See, unless I got to pick the attraction, I don't know if I would like it-obviously GMR would be great, but honestly I would kind of love Carousel of Progress or Peter Pan's Flight:) I'm a dancer/singer/actor type, that's why I really want to get into Entertainment, but I'll probably have to go seasonal or something for that, you're right. Entertainment roles for faces or dancers are extremely rare:(:(
     

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