Anonymous asked: Thank you for answering! I'm sorry if it was a lot all at once, it really helped though! Thank you!!!
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Anonymous asked: Do you have any tips on what to tell parents? I'm not sure if my parents would be as excited as I am to do this program and i want to make sure that I have answers to their questions if they will hear me out. Is it costly? Like do you have to still pay for college tuition and did it leave you or anyone you know in financial trouble? Also, what sort of classes were you taking and what major did you have? Does it have to fit a Disney related job? Sorry for bombarding you with all the questions!
I don’t really have any tips. I just told my parents I was doing the Program whether they like it or not. Anything related to the DCP I paid for it myself. It may be costly because you have to find a way to get to Disney, either driving or flying, and on top of that, you’ll have to buy some stuff for the apartment. Mostly cleaning supplies and groceries and whatever odds and ends you want/need. If you are taking classes with your school online, yes you will still have to pay tuition. There wasn’t any financial trouble with me on that part. I took health and a math class. My major is Spanish and I’m also trying to do Accounting. Spanish helped with my Merchandise role but Accounting didn’t really fit in. Your major does not have to fit a Disney role.
If you have any more questions, feel free to ask.
dragon-clouds asked: Lol no you're right if you get caught underage drinking by whoever (security, manager, any place in Downtown Disney, or roommate rats you out, etc.) you'll most likely get termed. Yeahhh.. not much has changed at Disney, you can still get terminated for everything haha
This would definitely make sense. There you go people. Don’t get caught drinking.
dragon-clouds asked: In response to the anon about clubs serving drinks to 18+, even though I'm 21 I noticed that nearly all clubs at downtown Orlando (especially at Syn and Liquid) serves drinks to whoever. Even though they do the whole wristband thing at the door, once you get in, most bartenders usually don't check
Time to party!
To tell the truth, I think I remember hearing that if your managers find out you were underage drinking, you could get terminated. But it’s been three years so I can’t be too sure if that’s correct.
Anonymous asked: Any clubs/bars in Orlando that serves drinks to 18+ lol?? I'm from NY we have a lot of clubs owned by cops who serve drinks illegally
We actually did not do the night scene while we was there. But I think they would be pretty strict in Florida to make sure there was no underage drinking.
psycherevived asked: Thank you so much for this blog! I just went through the 90+ pages! I was wondering about having family visit. First, my family is going to visit for a week in November and so I figured when I get access to the HUB I would request a few days off for that week but does it look bad if I get those days off and then spend them in the park? Second, I heard we can get 3 people in 6 times, and this might be obvious, but is it okay if I use all of those times up in a row?
No it will not look bad. A lot of people requested time off so that they can spend that time with their family when they had visited. But be sure to be quick about requesting those days off. It’s first come, first serve.
There shouldn’t be a problem with you using your Main Gate Pass 6 times in a row. That’s the reason why Disney gives DCPers the Main Gate Pass.
As long as you are in parks on a day you were not scheduled to work, you’re good. When you swipe your ticket, you go into the data base. If they find out you are in the car on a day you are supposed to be at work that is terms for terminations. If you call out to go to the parks, make sure you do it as personal. (Not exactly 100% to the question but a good spot to put this tidbit of information)
Anonymous asked: What roles have to be drug tested?
I’m not sure if you have to get drug tested prior to working. I know that if you are working and your managers suspect you using drugs, you have to do a drug test.
Anonymous asked: I think it is really ignorant of you to fill these people's heads with preconceived notions about vista. Everyone is friendly and it is not run down. Our apartment is extremely nice, nicer than some I've seen at Chatham. So please be respectful and let them decide before you just say one is better than the other
These people have also heard about the preconceived notions about Vista. I heard them before I did my Program and I even had friends who stayed in Vista during their Program actually wish they could switch to a different apartment complex. Vista is a bit run-down as it is the oldest apartment complex but yes, it is kept nice. We never said the people who stay in Vista weren’t friendly, we have said Vista is known as the party complex. Most people end up choosing Vista because it is the cheapest rent compared to the other complexes, at least, that was the reason given to me back in my Program as to why my friends decided to stay in Vista.
I also do believe we said we were being biased since we did stay in Chatham.
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