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My Disney College Program Journal

"It's kind of fun to do the impossible..." - Walt Disney

This is my journal. I am trying to keep this whole College Program experience forever, so I thought the best way to do that is to share with everyone. Most importantly, I want to be able to show everyone what happens when you come to Orlando to work for The Mouse. =)

This page is just a starting point for my journal. Each entry is numbered, along with the opening words, so you can get a taste about what each entry is all about. Why not let you take a look?
**Note: Entries with stars are seminars!**

To read each entry, just click on the Magical Mickey Parts!

#1 Beginnings -- It all started when I saw a poster on the way to English class one early Tuesday morning. It was a big yellow sign that had two simple words on it: WORK MAGIC.

#2 The Interview -- Well, my shopping trip traveled from Meadowbrook to Morgantown. After it was all over...

#3 Mail Time!! -- As time went on I waited and waited to hear from Disney. Finally, on March 3, the last day of classes before Spring Break, I checked my mail only to find...

#4 My Vacation... -- Wow, all I can say about my whole vacation is that it was a blast!!! One of the things that stick out so vividly in my mind right now would be...

#5 On The Road... -- Wow what a trip! Altogether, we drove 15 hours to get to Orlando. The trip went pretty well, much better than it did in June.

#6 Check-In! -- =) What a long, long day! Check-in day started early, my parents and me went out to breakfast, and then around 8:30, I arrived at Vista Way to check in.

#7 *Traditions* -- Oh my goodness what a day! I don't think anymore information will fit into my brain. =)

#8 First Night Out -- Last night was the first time all of the roommates went out to Pleasure Island. Two of the guys from downstairs came along with us. The night started out...

#9 Wonders of Life --I just want to tell everyone how special my job is. Today at work, I found my "pixie dust" to remind me what working at Disney is all about.

#10 Our Aquarium -- Okay, everyone has seen the picture of my room, and the pyramids on the wall. Well, our apartment decided we needed another wall hanging, and we...

#11 Everyone, This is Julie -- Jill's friend Julie decided to visit us from Buffalo for a few days. Her flight flew into Orlando at about 7:00 on Sunday. Julie is ...

#12 Body Wars -- Well, I've been trained in Body Wars, the ride that's in the Wonders of Life Pavilion. It's considered a separate attraction, that's why ...

#13 Playing in the Parks -- This page really is just a mix of some pictures that I've taken (or had taken) while me, my roommates, and our friends play in the parks.

#14 *IntroDUCKtion* -- My first actual seminar is over, and I can say that this part of the college program appears to be ...

#15 *Leadership Competencies* -- My second seminar was about as exciting as the first. I did however participate much more - thanks to...

#16 Happy Birthday Sara! -- Sara R. is a girl that I work with at Body Wars and she invited me to go out to dinner with her and a bunch of people for her 19th birthday.

#17 Playing in the Parks Again -- Okay, of course we're going to play in the parks more than once or twice. But I can't always take...

#18 *Cast Excellence* -- This seminar was just as interesting as the ones before it. We watched a video about the...

#19 Work -- Kinda -- This page will be dedicated to 'work' - pictures and stories of me and my roommates at work.

#20 Happy Birthday Jill! -- Jill turned 21 on October 22, 2000. Her parents came down from Buffalo and took her 'Drinking Around the World' at the...

#21 A Very Special Visit -- Imagine my surprize as I'm talking on the computer with my sister when she tells me she has a secret for me.

#22 *Guest Satisfaction* -- My 4th seminar focused on the guests view of our parks. Mainly it talked about the ...

#23 Happy Halloween! -- Our first major holiday as Walt Disney World Cast Members. It was an interesting time ...

#24 Happy Birthday to ME! -- Well my 20th birthday was spent with Mickey and all of my new friends here in Disney World!

#25 Uh Oh!! -- Okay everything started out like a normal day, I had a few errands to run in the park before I started work, so off I go ...

#26 *Business Results* -- Seminar #5 came and went with as much innovative enthusiasm as the ones that led up to it.

#27 *Seminar Electives* -- To earn my Ducktorate Degree in the College Program, I had to complete ...

#28 Happy Thanksgiving! -- Wow, my first Thanksgiving away from home. I had to work from 9:30-3:30 - which is pretty lucky considering ...

#29 Bye Jilly! =( -- Well, November 28th has come and gone, and the apartment is not the same...

#30 *Career Strategies* -- Well, the last seminar is now over. It was supposed to be about career strategies, and how we would use

#31 *Shadowing* -- Wow! Today was my shadowing experience with Epcot Guest Relations. It wasn't the usual shadow thing, but more of

#32 Christmas in the Parks -- These are just the pictures of all of us playing in the parks. Of course, now it's Christmas time, so most of the pictures look like

#33 Christmas Day -- Well, Christmas day was unique in Walt Disney World - I worked the early shift, and we were

#34 Happy New Year! -- My Last big holiday as a College Program cast member was unique. All the CP's worked that night, and it was nice to

#35 Graduation Day -- This is it, my last day in Disney. The graduation ceremony was okay, it was nice to be able to spend the time with the friends

#36 My Second Family -- My Family that was created by this crazy thing called a Walt Disney World College Program.

#37 Frequent Questions -- Now that I'm home, and a Campus Rep for the WDWCP, I find that the web-page, and the signs that I hang bring about quite a bit of questions.

#38 Christmas Break 2001 -- Well, I had the opportunity to go back to Florida for Christmas Break, so, of course, I WENT! A year later, things are amazing different, even though it's the same place.

Still not happy with my journal? Well, I guess you have two choices. One, you could just mail me with any questions you have, and I'll post your question and answer on this page. Your other option is to head home, and look around the rest of my web page.

Wanna Work for Disney too?

When will they come to your school for an interview? What other jobs are there? How long can you stay? What are the requirements? How can I stay at Vista Way? Can I be very best friends with Mickey Mouse? What about Tigger? Can I go in the tunnels? Well my friend, all that information and more can be found here, The Official Walt Disney World College Program Page. Check it out, it's got more information than you'll need!

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Let me just state for the record that all the opinions expressed anywhere in my college program journal are solely my (Jetnica) thoughts and ideas. All images are copywrited by the Disney Company and they do not endorse this page in any way, shape, or form! to go to the official Disney page, go here. For official information on the College Program, go here.