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!