I extended my college program into the photopass role. I recorded this a couple of weeks ago. I was (am?) so excited. What is photopass (dpi)? Watch the video y’all. This is what I “knew” prior to starting any of the training. I was talking about getting through everything because I was ending my first program. You go directly from one to the other.
Some official videos from Disney, of course!
So basically New Year’s Eve always sucks. However, eventually, after this video, I called people who actually care about me. Sometimes you gotta hit up your town back home to find those who care. I mean, as much as I want to make friends here, it’s not like I’m going to know them forever anyway, so I guess it’s not that big of a deal.
My favorite tracks of 2014. Yes, it’s radio heavy top 10 stuff. No, I don’t care.
Habits (Stay High)-Tove Lo
Shake It Off-Taylor Swift (cover)
Bang Bang-Jessie J featuring Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj
Take Me to Church-Hozier
Let Her Go-Passenger (remix)
Talk Dirty-Jason DeRulo
Fooled Around and Fell in Love-Elvin Bishop
All About That Bass-Meghan Trainor
Come With Me Now-Kongos
Watch on to find out more about my personal experience as a cast member in merchandise at Walt Disney World.
I believe that the only thing that I forgot to mention (well briefly alluded to) in the video is merchantainment. Merchantainment means entertaining guests. You can do this while working the many functions of your role. I have gotten to do it much more so while I was in greeter role at my store, which I haven’t been doing as much lately.
While merchantaining you can generally chat with the guests, give out stickers or buttons or even play games with them. I’ve even asked children for their autographs “because Mickey asked me to do so”. Another small touch is asking for a guest’s “autograph” instead of their signature when they have to sign for a purchase. Those are the kind of small, yet fun personal touches that add to a guest’s experience. I’m pretty burnt out right now and forgot to mention them in the video. They are definitely worth knowing about though. I may do another video strictly about merchantaining in the future.
from the official DisneyCPInterns channel
I haven’t worked World of Disney yet (due to the construction/traffic/parking issues currently happening in Downtown Disney, aka the soon to be Disney Springs). I do plan to one day though. I have worked the Emporium (the biggest store in Magic Kingdom).
As of the time of this post, it’s been almost three months since I started the Disney College Program. I recorded this apartment tour video within the first two weeks of moving in. So yeah, it was a while ago. Wi-fi is terrible in the complexes so my blogging has been nonexistent.
Nonetheless, enjoy and I hope it will help if you are about to do the program and trying to pick your top apartment choice.
You may also enjoy:
DCP: What is the Disney College Program?
Disney College Program: Interviews & Roles
DCP: Packing for the Disney College Program
DCP: My Disney College Program Entertainment Audition