Wednesday, February 23, 2011

You've got a friend in me

Yesterday was a very exciting day for me. I found a Disney roomie! I don't know too too much about her yet, but her name is Logan and she's a dancer(like me!) and she's from Iowa. I already know we're going to be great friends! We plan in living in Chatham Square with probably 4 or 6 other roommates. Also, we will be in a wellness apartment because we are under 21.  

For the Disney apartments you share a bedroom and bathroom with one other person. The more roommates, the cheaper your rent is. Also, the apartments come fully furnished(thank goodness)!

I can't wait to go on adventures with her and become awesome friends! I hope she doesn't mind my weird habits like dancing around 24-7 and taking too many pictures. haha :)

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ta ta for now!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Dreams really do come true :)

I wanted to start this blog so that I can let everyone know all about this Disney program that I am doing next fall and so that my family and friends can keep up with my magical experiences there.

First of all, I applied last semester for the Walt Disney World Spring 2011 program.  I was pended a week after my phone interview(which is kinda like a maybe).  I also attended the Atlanta character performer audtions.  After them pretty much just see me skip, I was cut.  I'm not sure what went wrong, but it's all good now.  I ended up being rejected on December 10th after waiting 3 months.  At first, I was devistated, but I now know where I went wrong.  I only applied for character performer and photopass photographer.  So, after being cut at the auditions, character performer was out of the question.  And I probably didn't get picked for photopass because I'm really not that qualified for it.

I applied again for the fall 2011 program the first day the applications came out (January 19th I believe).  Then, I scheduled my phone interview with a Disney college recruiter for three days later on the 22nd.  I was so prepared for it!  I had all the possible questions they could've asked me printed out and answered in front of me. Oh, and I wore my Minnie Mouse ears while I was being interviewed ;)
For 11 days, I stalked my email hoping for an acceptance email from Disney.  On the 12th day, we ended up not having classes because of "icy roads" and I was heading home for the day. As I was getting on to the interstate, my phone dinged the email noitification ding and I just could not wait 45 minutes to get home and read it.  So, like a bad driver, I hurried to read my email. The first thing I saw was Disney and Your Invita... so I HAD to open it up. "Dear Danielle, Congratulations! You have been selected to participate as a Merchandise Cast Member on the Disney College Program in the Fall 2011 Season." I screamed. Can you say BEST email I have ever gotten? YES.  The first person I called was my momma. She was so happy for me but told me to get off the phone because the roads were supposed to be bad.  Of course I called Larry afterwards though and then posted it on facebook when I got home. ;)

I am SO excited to start this adventure of a lifetime.

This is getting long so I will post another blog soon telling you even more about all of this!