The DCP Countdown Begins…

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Hello and welcome to the Quillegible blog of happiness! If you don’t know what quillegible means, it basically means that it’s a tremendous compliment to a writer by calling their writing a gift from the Gods. (Look at the website title if you don’t believe me!)

Oh. My. Good. Lord. My Disney College Program experience officially begins 10 days from now, and guess how excited I am? (Hint: a little more than the Linda Belcher up there)

This is the opportunity of a lifetime and I am not only honored at this chance but also extremely nervous and anxious because my itinerary has yet to show up (#latearrivalprobs). 

So, to pass the time, I will be doing an additional daily DCP blog that’ll sort of tie in to my other Disney blog posts but will also be separate because it’s a countdown series. Today, since there are only 10 days left before my check-in, I decided it would be appropriate to list my Top 10 places that I would love to work at. Since I’m a Seater, I’m particularly excited about the restaurants at Walt Disney World since there are so many of them. Now I don’t know of any horror stories about any of the restaurants, and this list is strictly built by my opinion, so if you find yourself disagreeing with me, I apologize in advance.

10. 50’s Prime Time Café

The thing about all these restaurants at Walt Disney World is that it’s not just the food but the overall experience and the story they tell. After the World War II era of the 1940’s, the 1950’s has always been known as a decade of prosperity because Wall Street was finally able to crawl out of the Depression of the 1930’s and become an economic pillar in the United States again. 50’s Prime Time Café tells the story and gives us the experience of that prosperous decade that is otherwise known as the inspiration behind every primary school sock hop. To be a Seater here would be a fun bash in Fat City!

9. Olivia’s Café


I’ll admit…I had no idea there was a place called Olivia’s Café until I looked it up! Now I can only hope that I work there just so I could say I did! Now I don’t know if they have Seaters at this particular restaurant, but I really hope they do! 

8. Rainforest Café


Rainforest Café is a national chain of restaurants, so it’s certainly not unfamiliar to me. However, the experience of the restaurant where there’s a rainstorm every 30 minutes is nothing short of enchanting to all the kids who come to eat, and it’d be great to experience that as a Seater.

7. Victoria and Albert’s


I’ve heard so many good things about Victoria and Albert’s that the only bad thing is its price. Being a Seater in this restaurant would call for grace, a pleasant smile, and elegance. Working here would feel like working at Buckingham Palace!

6. Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Resaturant


I dined here once with my family and we had a great time. The food was decent, but everyone was so nice and it was a lot of fun feeling like we were actually in a drive-in theater! To be a Seater here would be a fun experience when I guide people into the restaurant and I see their faces.

5. Club Villain at Disney’s Hollywood Studios


Because it’s a Club, I don’t know if they need a Seater, but if they do, sign me up! Club Villain is deliciously evil from the drinks to the villains themselves, so being a Seater and having the chance to interact with this kind of place would be a barrel of laughs! Evil laughs, that is!

4. Ohana


Ohana means family, so if I work at Ohana, I’d get the real feel for family, which isn’t that what Disney is all about? Plus, someone probably has to clean up after Stitch’s messes, and I’d volunteer for that!

3. 1900 Park Fare


1900 Park Fare is a classic luncheon place that would be a dream to work at, because I would be the first face the guests see when they walk through the door. Plus, I love that classic 1900’s experience, much like I love the vibe of the 50’s!

2. Akershus Royal Banquet Hall


Who doesn’t want to be treated like royalty? Akershus is crazy full of people who just want to have a good experience at the end of the day, and I’d love to help however I can.

And Number 1 place for me to work is…

1. Crystal Palace


This is the place where I first met Pooh Bear and fell in love with Disney. This is a very personal reason for me to work there, but honestly, that’s the love that’s gotten me into the College Program, and it’d be fitting for me to work at the place that started it all for me.
Now I may get into one of these places, or I may get into none of them. These are only my top restaurants I’d love to work at, but at the end of the day, I get to work at one of the most magical places on Earth, and that’s more than enough for me.

Where are the places you’d love to work at Disney?

Mickey Mouse Mondays! – DCP Prep Part II

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Happy Monday everybody! Before I get started, I just want to give a huge shoutout to the month of January which is officially known as National Mentors’ Month! This is the month for not only thanking your parents for guiding you, but also your teachers, your tutors, your professors, your therapists, or anyone else who you consider a mentor. And now, it’s time for the best part of the week…MICKEY MOUSE MONDAY!


Now the Disney College Program starts in only a few short weeks for me, and to celebrate, I started a series last week called DCP Prep. I made two different long sleeved shirts that cost me only $5 to make instead of ordering them for $45 apiece. Click here if you missed it!

But now for Part II, in which I discuss some of the biggest Disney Do’s and Don’ts of the College Program. Mainly the Do’s…cause what part of Disney would you NOT want to do? Let’s consider it the Disney College Program New Year’s Resolution List of Quillegible Awesomeness! (Or DCPNYRLQA for short ;))

 I always thought Disney Meet and Greets were awkward, but after hearing so many wonderful stories of meeting Disney characters, I figured what better resolution to start off my list than to start meeting more characters more often? True, I’ll technically be working with the friends of these characters, and I may even know them personally when I see them, but greeting them could be magical in its own way. 

 I officially turned 21 last summer (and that was definitely a magical celebration!), and drinking around the world at Epcot is a famous pastime for adults who love Disney (or for adults who have been watching the kids all day). Plus, with other DCPs who are 21 or over, drinking around the world can be a celebration worth remembering!

 I’ll admit…I’ve always been camera shy. I never considered myself very pretty and therefore whenever my mom whipped the camera out for some reason, I never really enjoyed being the center of attention that way. However, since I’ve started working out, I’ve started feeling more comfortable with myself and I would love to have a photo session at Disney World for potential job interviews, college graduation, and/or just for fun, just to say I did it. I don’t know about you, but I can’t imagine a better background!

 Speaking of working out, RunDisney has 5ks which are perfect for noobs like me! If there ever was a time to do it, it would be this year. Dark Side 2017, here I come! (Side note: who should I dress up as? Hit me up and let me know! I’d leave to hear from you!)

 

Bet you didn’t know you could parasail on Bay Lake! You did? Oh…well…I didn’t. I’ve never been parasailing before (and I will admit after seeing the third Jurassic Park movie as a kid, can you blame me?), but being able to see Cinderella Castle and the rest of Disney World from a bird’s eye view? How can you say no? It’s a once in a lifetime experience that lets you see a whole new world (sorry not sorry).
This is only a small portion of my DCP bucket list that I really want to do while I’m in Florida. If you are going to be in the DCP or you were in the DCP, what is something you would recommend doing? Hit me up and let me know in the Contacts page, on Facebook, or on LinkedIn! Meanwhile, I’ll be waiting impatiently for January 30th…it can’t get here fast enough.


Mickey Mouse Mondays! – DCP Prep Part I

Happy New Years and Happy Mickey Mouse Monday, everybody! 


For those of you who don’t know, Mickey Mouse Monday is the day of the week where we get to celebrate all things Disney, and today is extra special because, for the whole of January, I will be prepping for my internship at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando!


It’s such an honor and a blessing to be able to have this opportunity, so to celebrate, I will be doing DCP (or Disney College Program) Prep posts for the whole of January, starting with a very basic (but fun craft).

We’ve all seen those adorable long sleeved shirts with the writing on the back that extends past the shoulders that says a specific location or name. Here’s an example of one from a shop on Etsy called BlingItByDesign:


But shirts like these can range from $25 to $45, which on a typical college budget, could have paid for dinner for 3 nights. And I don’t know about you guys, but I like food. So, how do you get a shirt like this for less than $10? 

You will need:

  • A Sharpie
  • A T-shirt cardboard frame
  • A $5 long sleeved shirt

You can get the shirt from anywhere, but I got mine from Hobby Lobby because it’s a decent quality shirt for a really low price.


The first thing you need to do is plan out what you want to draw on your shirt. This is the major difference between what people sell on Etsy and what a kindergartener would make. For me, I planned out what was going on the shirt, found the correct font for it (Waltogram!), and even planned out the number of letters in each word so that the design looks even.

Next, put the long sleeved shirt over the T-shirt frame and start drawing! I recommend you draw your design in pencil first so that, if you make a mistake, you can erase it and start over. Then, draw it in sharpie.

Part of that World…

Based off of suggestions from fellow Disney fans, I decided to go with an Ariel theme due to the red shirt. Sketching her out was so difficult to do on cotton!

The font is so cool!
Completed Ariel

Note: the smell of the sharpie is insane, so be careful when you’re drawing on the shirt!
And there you have it! Part I is complete. I made another shirt like this one and I will be wearing one of them when I check in to the Disney College Program on January 30th. So if you’re in the program and you see me, feel free to say hi! 

Ta-da!
Always try on your shirt to make sure it fits!

What else should I do to prep for the College Program? Let me know and I might include it in a future post! Want to see more Disney fun or crafty craziness? Check out my other posts below!

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Stay Cool, my Disney Friends
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