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kimmar067

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....soooooo here goes MY 'dumb question':

....I haven't read through this thread, so please be patient with me. I had wanted to know if WDW offers parents [who are accompanying their children] a discounted room for the purpose of settling their child in, as opposed to just going for a vacay. We already booked our flight [Jan 21-Jan 23]....should I call directly? Whom should I call? Any replies would be greatly appreciated.....TIA! (his check-in/orientation is at 8AM Jan 22, so we decided to fly down a day earlier).
 

kimmar067

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My DD will be headed down for DCP in January. I'm trying to book us flights and am kind of stuck on when I should return home. She'll need me to drive her around until she gets settled in and has access to the bus. We'll have the Saturday and Sunday before for shopping. Once she's checked in will she have any time to spend with me or should I plan on flying out Tuesday morning? I'm not sure if she'll need me to drive her anywhere on Tuesday or if she'll even have time for that.
.....that's why I booked my return flight for late Wednesday afternoon....
 

kimmar067

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My daughter got accepted for the program starting in January. She's 19 and a sophomore in college and is going to be working in food services. I'm not sure why it hadn't occurred to me to check disboards for a CP section before now. Her dad and I are going to be driving her down from GA, we'd planned on a short visit for the Arts Festival anyway so it worked out well. We're all very excited for her. She's a bit on the shy side and we think it will be a good experience and hopefully give her a little more confidence.
....perhaps she'll meet my DS.....he's going to be a lifeguard!
 
  • kimmar067

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    ....soooooo here goes MY 'dumb question':

    ....I haven't read through this thread, so please be patient with me. I had wanted to know if WDW offers parents [who are accompanying their children] a discounted room for the purpose of settling their child in, as opposed to just going for a vacay. We already booked our flight [Jan 21-Jan 23]....should I call directly? Whom should I call? Any replies would be greatly appreciated.....TIA! (his check-in/orientation is at 8AM Jan 22, so we decided to fly down a day earlier).
    ....bumping for a reply....:rolleyes:
     

    Traveliz

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    No Disney rooms are not discounted to parents or cast members to be. Once they go trough Traditions and get their ID they can check for rooms. Some off site hotels apparently do though.
     

    goofy4tink

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    ....bumping for a reply....:rolleyes:
    Sorry, I've been away! Disney offers parents nothing. I've heard that the Clarion LBV offers a discount for CPs who are checking in, and their families. But you have to call the hotel directly.
     

    kimmar067

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    Sorry, I've been away! Disney offers parents nothing. I've heard that the Clarion LBV offers a discount for CPs who are checking in, and their families. But you have to call the hotel directly.
    ...thanks...:thumbsup2
     
  • kimmar067

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    Sorry, I've been away! Disney offers parents nothing. I've heard that the Clarion LBV offers a discount for CPs who are checking in, and their families. But you have to call the hotel directly.
    ....luckily I booked a room at ASSp last night....they offered a 20% off the room rate [that ended last night], so I got a Preferred room for $102/nite.....hopefully I'll get a room in the Surf's Up building...
     
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    kimmar067

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    ....maybe this has been answered before, but where exactly do the newbies go for their orientation? [or do they show up at their predetermined dorm?]
     
  • ejcraft

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    ....maybe this has been answered before, but where exactly do the newbies go for their orientation? [or do they show up at their predetermined dorm?]
    my daughter just finished her CP, in fact I will be heading down in a few days to help drive her back up to NY, but when she checked in , back in Sept, she went straight to her dorm, then they let her know from there where she needed to be.
     

    kimmar067

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    my daughter just finished her CP, in fact I will be heading down in a few days to help drive her back up to NY, but when she checked in , back in Sept, she went straight to her dorm, then they let her know from there where she needed to be.
    ....when did she find out which dorm she was staying? Or better yet, where was check-in?
     

    goofy4tink

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    ....when did she find out which dorm she was staying? Or better yet, where was check-in?
    When my dd did her program, she got an email, or letter, letting her know what time her checkin was, and what complex she was in. About 5 mins before her appointed checkin time, we arrived at Vista Way. She went to the main bldg, checked in, got her key. Took less than 10 mins. Went to the apt, started unpacking. She had Casting about 45 mins later. It was all very easy.
     

    Musings

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    ....when did she find out which dorm she was staying? Or better yet, where was check-in?
    Check in is always done at Vista Way, usually they let current CPs know their assigned building and apartment number about 10 days before from what I understand. It is all neat and tidy these days, people no longer wait in long lines to get an apartment. How tragic.
     

    kimmar067

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    When my dd did her program, she got an email, or letter, letting her know what time her checkin was, and what complex she was in. About 5 mins before her appointed checkin time, we arrived at Vista Way. She went to the main bldg, checked in, got her key. Took less than 10 mins. Went to the apt, started unpacking. She had Casting about 45 mins later. It was all very easy.
    ....good to know...thanks for the quick reply...:thumbsup2
     

    Monykalyn

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    Check in is always done at Vista Way, usually they let current CPs know their assigned building and apartment number about 10 days before from what I understand. It is all neat and tidy these days, people no longer wait in long lines to get an apartment. How tragic.
    Actually check in changed a couple years ago, each complex now has their own check in. Makes it easier.
     

    Shanna-like-Banana

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    Y'all have room for one more? Looks like I'm going the legions of parents trying to help their kids with the program.
    Forgive me that I have not read through the 150+ pages already established.

    My daughter attends a Culinary college as a professional chef, she is required to do 2 seperate interships, 2 years apart each.
    My daughter is wanting to attend the CP next spring and work all through the summer, in the culinary field. One of the considering factors she picked her school is that we were told several times that they have an established relationship with Disney and Disney directly recruits chefs from her school.


    Now her school is urging the students to look ahead to applications for the interships, she has yet to find just the right person at her school who actually knows the magical person to speak with.
    We specificall spoke with the admission office, several faculty advisors, instructors chefs who said their students are recruited and are not not swept up in the mass applications for the CP, but we haven't gotten very far, yet. We saw walls of framed photographs of JWU students interning at Disney.


    She wants to apply, but is already concered about being placed in a quick service, burgers/fries/chicken fingers situation when she wants to be working as a professional chef. Overthinking already, I explained to her many young professionals work interships they are not in love with, to help gain experience, and resume value, but I can also value her not wanting to "waste time" on an intership that isn't going to teach values of her career.

    Another thing that we're finding fickle is that the CP has set start-end dates per "season" well, naturally those do not line up with her school TRI-mesters, so she would need to ask for special exemptions to leave in the middle of the 2nd tri-mester, but none of this is computing, if her Disney recruits from her school, there would have to be some sort of agreement already in place.

    so many questions.....
     

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