Yay, yay, yay, yay, yay, yay, yay!
I’ve had a lot of extremely happy moments in my life, but this was just amazing. Disney is my dream company, but only recently did I grasp that I could actually work there. Seeing that acceptance email confirmed that my opportunities were going to change and my life was going to get awesome.
I immediately called my mom and told her the amazing news. She was so excited and I could not stop smiling as I read her the email. It started with a nice, bolded “Congratulations!” and mentioned what a wonderful experience the DCP is for those who participate.
During this call I was bouncing around on my bed while repeating, “I’m going to Disney World! I’m going to work in Disney World! I’m going to eat Mickey waffles all the time!” Okay, maybe not, but they will be available!
I then alerted the rest of my family and my friends. Most of them had no idea that I had even applied, and everyone was so happy for me. I don’t think I’ve ever had that many likes on a Facebook post before. A bunch of them wanted to know details right away, but you don’t get to know everything right away, at least not in the email anyway.
I had to click a bunch of links that finally sent me to my acceptance letter. This is where you find out what your role and your CP season.
I saw that I had been selected for Fall Advantage, which is exactly what I wanted. Instead of five months, I’ll be in WDW for seven! This also meant that I’d have more time to network for higher up jobs and more time to play in the parks, too.
Then it was time to read and find out my role. Anticipation was building. Did I get Attractions? Was my unexplainable hunch right and I’m in Merchandise? As it turns out I was wrong on both accounts. My assigned role is Quick Service Food and Beverage, to which I immediately responded, “I don’t even care right now because it’s Disney!”
I don’t know where I’ll be placed. That means both grand scale location (park/hotel) or if it’s a restaurant, cafeteria, hut, or cart. All of that revealed when I get there, and that in itself is a magical thing to say. I’m going to work at Disney World (I promise, I'll eventually get less touchy-feely).