This fall I will be working in Orlando, Florida for Disney as a part of the Disney College Program. My role is lifeguard. See above for a photo of an actual Disney lifeguard and the poster for Kristen Bell’s The Lifeguard. Obviously that has no relation to this except it comes to mind when I think of lifeguarding. Plus she does have to wear a red swimsuit and she’s over 30.
In my above video I go into detail on everything I’ve learned about what it will be like when I actually do the program. Obviously I won’t really know what it’s like until I start but I like to be as prepared as possible.
Below are the videos and links I’ve found online to be most useful when it comes to researching this role. I’d recommend watching both the unofficial and official videos to really get a feel for it.
I forgot to mention in my video that yes, it’s a known thing for the lifeguards to dance (so fun!).
recommended DCP lifeguard links:
Kingdom Hopping-a blog written by a DCP lifeguard. Just scroll down to the links for her many posts on the topic.
Guarding the World: Lifeguard Class Days 2 & 3 -from the above blog. This post is specifically about the training.
Adventures with the Mouse: All About Training to be a Lifeguard at Disney-another DCP participant’s post about the training
You may also enjoy:
DCP: What is the Disney College Program?
Disney College Program: Interviews & Roles
My Disney Online Submission Character Audition
DCP: My Disney College Program Entertainment Audition