See Ya Real Soon! ~ DCP April and May

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Not pictured: 3 hours and 22 minutes of pure torture. 
Aloha, friends, and welcome to the (late and very overdue) final post of my Disney College Program! Between training for the Star Wars Half Marathon, then running the Half Marathon, and finishing up my online classes, I’ve had my head spinning for a long time! 


But now that all is said and done, let us reflect on what else happened between work and classes, and more importantly, I’d like to write a letter to all future DCPers with words of advice that I wish someone told me. 

Where we last left off, I moved to a different apartment and made friends with my new roomies. In addition, I crossed off mostly everything on my bucket list, except the parasailing. $100 for 30 minutes…yeah, I quickly rethought that little goal (and that’s the cast member discount!).  #ripparasailing

Then, the Star Wars Half Marathon happened. Early on May 23rd, 2017, I rose out of bed, donned my running costume on, and ran 13.1 miles in 3 hours and 22 minutes (I projected myself to finish in 3 hours so I was almost half an hour behind but don’t worry about it). 


(Pictured: Me not being afraid of Kylo Ren because he’s just a misunderstood cinnamon roll.)

After a few weeks of work and wrapping up classes, Mother’s Day was coming up, so with the help of awesome coworkers and really cheap Southwest tickets (seriously, Southwest is the best!), I was able to fly up to Colorado for the weekend and surprise Mom for Mother’s Day. 


And now that I’m done with work, and will be leaving in a few days, I’d like to do future DCPers a favor and let you guys know of my personal experiences so that you guys can be more prepared than I was.

Here we go:

Dear Future DCPers,

First of all, congratulations on being one of the few thousand of college students who was able to work at one of the most magical places on Earth. That being said, it’s more likely than not going to be very magical for you regardless of your role. Here’s why: things go wrong every single day. If it’s not one thing, it’s another. Whether it’s the guests or if it’s a coworker or multiple coworkers or a technical difficulty, it’s going to happen. Period. And there will be frustration all around because of it. So if you’ve never worked a job before in customer service or in the food and beverage industry, then don’t expect a very good program. 

On the other hand, though, if there’s one thing I’ve looked forward to the most out of my shifts, it’s making magical moments. Kids especially were the most fun. I met two very sweet kids (brother and sister) who were avid pin traders like myself, so we talked about pins until they were seated at their table. The next day, I was on my day off at the Magic Kingdom, and the same family just so happened to be there, and they recognized me. The joy in their faces at recognizing me, a seater from ‘Ohana, was indescribable. It made all my long shifts worth it. 

Don’t live in the provided apartments. The service is awful and the fact that they charge you so much money to stay there per week is not worth the effort. You can still go to events without having to live in any Disney apartment (you won’t have much time to go to those events anyway), so do yourself a favor and find somewhere else to live.

That being said, this program is exactly what you make it. You can look forward to making magical moments for guests, but at the same time, you can drown under the pressures of working at Walt Disney World if you’re not careful. So have fun, work first and play second.

Olivia at ‘Ohana

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Also, check back soon for a super important announcement regarding Quillegible! 

April Showers Bring Writing Powers! 

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What’s this? The quillegible blogger has picked up her quill once again? Why yes, friends, it is so!


Welcome back to another Mickey Mouse Monday, where today, I’m going to add on to my February and March combined post for a few reasons: 1) I felt that that post was rushed and didn’t quite hold up to my standard of the other posts, and 2) I miss writing for you guys! With all the craziness of either working super early or super late (depending on my schedule), I couldn’t find the time to write or craft or read or do anything really. I literally breathe Disney, and while it’s nice to get into the parks for free, it’s not quite as nice to have no free time at all anymore.

So, here’s my follow up: I moved early March to a new apartment because my roommate situation didn’t work out. My new roommates are great, however, and just yesterday my roomie and I tried out a great new sushi place! #sushi4lyfe


In addition, this past weekend, I’ve been spectating ring dunks over at Texas A&M where I saw a bunch of my friends get their gold. I’m only behind on 6 hours, so to say that I’m not in College Station right now and living in pure agony is a bit of an understatement. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still bummed I can’t be there for my friends, though. I won’t be getting my ring until the fall but the wait is going to be torture.


Still working on crossing off my bucket list from January! Haven’t met any new friends yet, but I am working on my Half Marathon for April 23rd (which is less than a month from now…#brbcryinginmysleep) and like any responsible 21 year old I’m enjoying my Schofferhoffer in Epcot (which is honestly the best beer of all time #fightme). Parasailing will hopefully happen in the very near future, maybe as a little treat as I get ready to finish my program with a bang 💥. 

Last but certainly not least, today April 10, is National Siblings’ Day, which means only one thing….MORE COOPER! ENJOY YOUR LIFE YOUR ABSOLUTE PURE CINNAMON ROLL OF HAPPINESS! YOU ARE TOO GOOD FOR THIS WORLD!


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Disney College Program – 2nd and 3rd month!

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My reaction to some guests:

Aloha, everybody, I have crawled out of the Disney mafia once again! Why Disney mafia? Because once you join, you can never really leave. I may have accidentally forgot about February and I realized that I missed March by a few days, but I am here now and I am ready to celebrate this Mickey Mouse Monday!


So, what’s been happening during February and March that’s been so hectic? Well, after working my butt off during February, I started off March by moving to a different apartment. (Long story short, the roomie situation didn’t work out) 
Then, I began to get really excited because two of my favorite people on this planet came down for an entire week!

My dad and brother flew down from Colorado and we spent every possible second together. Above is our photo at ‘Ohana (where I just so happen to work) and we had a great birthday dinner for Cooper! 


Afterwards, the entire week we spent between Disney and Universal, trying Dole Whips for the first time and greeting one of the raptors at Jurassic Park (nobody was harmed during the making of that photo). 


In addition, I have signed up for the Dark Side Half Marathon on April 23rd and have been training with a good training plan set by my good buddy back in College Station. We’re now officially less than a month away and I can definitely run with a good pace. Still gonna die cause I’m not a runner, so if that’s the case, why run a half marathon? 

Well, I am not going to have the ability to run Disney style after this college program is over. I’ll be back in Texas doing my thing, and paying for a resort plus park days plus the marathon adds up to quite a pretty penny. While I’m here on the program, I only have to pay the marathon fee and I’m golden!

We’re starting to hit the home stretch for the college program, and I haven’t been able to do as much off my bucket list as I wanted…yet. But I’ve still got about two or so months left so just have to make the most of it! 

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THE COLLEGE PROGRAM ADVENTURE HAS BEGUN!!!

Hello, everyone, and welcome to the blog that has been mysteriously absent for the past few days! If you don’t know what quillegible means then it’s okay, it’s a new word that is under appreciated anyway 😉
Anyhoo, so the DCP has officially started for me, but before I get into that, I wanted to make a brief announcement:

LAST WEEK.

WE HIT.

OVER 150 VIEWS!!!!!!


Holy carp, that is incredible! Thank you guys so, so much for the support, I love to see you guys checking my stuff out. It really means a lot to me, and I love you guys so much. 


And now, for the second vlog that I’ve ever made! I’ve gotten some pretty good feedback on the last one, which really surprised me, but while that one covered my Top 7 Star Wars Costumes (which for some reason didn’t include Kylo Ren) this one will cover the past few days that I’ve been in Orlando, which includes Epcot, Casting, and all that fun stuff. So, without further ado, let the show begin!

What did you guys think? Did any of you guys start and finished the DATW challenge in one day? Do you like IllumiNations? Or do you want to see more DCP stuff? Let me know on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or on the Contacts Page above! 

3 Great Shots

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NO, I’m not talking about alcohol (though I did talk about what fun it is to drink at Epcot legally).

What I am talking about is my journey through Texas and Louisiana, where everyone’s either a jerk or they’re stopping traffic cause some trucks pulled to the side (no…literally…that’s what happened). 

Despite these setbacks, I decided to put on my photographer’s hat and take some pictures, and since there’s only 3 days left until the College Program starts, I figured I’d share 3 picture-esque pictures. 

Starting with:


You saw it here first, folks. Now New Orleans is nothing short of unique, but it’s a great happenstance when I’ll be in a galaxy far, far away very soon. (Also ties in to my first vlog a few days ago. Click here to see it.)


If you don’t know what beignets are, then what are you doing with your life? That’s actually a very good question for me to ask myself, since I didn’t try beignets until this morning. So the answer to that question would be…I don’t know.


This picture was actually taken yesterday, en route to NOLA. It’s also probably one of the best pictures I’ve ever taken, and one of my favorites, simply because it’s so simple. And also, that sunset. 

Anything about New Orleans that you love? How is it similar to the French Quarter of Disney World? Let me know on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or the Contacts Page above! 

#4 Pick and 1 Day Late!

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Yesterday, I woke up at 3:00 in the morning to board a 6:00 flight which I almost missed. Then my mom and I had to drive from Austin, TX to New Orleans, LA and we finally made it at around 8:00 at night. I know. I missed a day of blogging.


However, I am back, and relaxing with a slushee of rum, Everclear, and some other liquor, before we hit the road again tomorrow morning at around 8:00 am. Don’t try that at home kids, I am a professional. 

And since I finally got my itinerary today, I decided to share an important announcement which fits the 4 days left theme (that I didn’t do yesterday) to make up for lost time. 


As you guys no doubt recall, I did a list about 6 days ago that listed my Top 10 places of where I wanted to work (forgive me for not including Be Our Guest, I have sinned). Click here if you want to read it as a refresher before you continue with this post.

Anyways, after much anticipation and waiting, I got my itinerary and found out I am to work at ‘Ohana, which was #4 on my list!


It’s going to be a major Hawaiian roller coaster ride for me! 
Have you worked at ‘Ohana before? Or have you eaten there before? What was it like? Let me know on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or on the Contacts page above! 

5 Golden Interview Pointers!

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Hello, everybody, and welcome to T-minus 5 days from my check-in to one of the most prestigious internships in America!


Hopefully, I’ll get my itinerary Thursday, and when I do, I’ll find out not only where I’m living, but where I’m working, both of which I’m super excited about! 

For today, though, a little birdy told me that applications for Fall 2017 are open, so I figured I would share my experience with the application/interview process in 5 basic pointers.

1.

Hakuna Matata. Yeah, it’s as basic as that. Don’t worry about what may or may not happen. If this is your first time applying, you’re probably not going to make it. Most applicants don’t make it until their second or third time applying. For me, it was my second time, and it was actually on a whim. I wasn’t planning on interning at Disney this semester, but it happened. The last thing you want to do is panic or stress. This may be a fantastic opportunity but it isn’t worth your mental health. So relax and Hakuna Matata.

2.

Do your research. I cannot stress over this one (and #1) enough. The more you know, the more prepared you’ll be, and the more prepared you’ll be, the greater the odds of your getting in. Case in point: when I was asked to complete the web-based interview, I looked up what to look for and what to do and I learned two things: one, that you need to be consistent with your answers and not just pick randomly, and two, use “extreme” answers often. Not for every question, but often. I took their advice and, within 24 hours of completing the web-based interview, I was asked to sign up for the phone interview.

3.

Smile! You are a beautiful specimen of a human being, and you deserve to let your light show. Even when you’re on the phone with your interviewer, he/she can tell if you’re happy to be there, or if you just want the paycheck. Smiling not only helps your chances, it also helps you feel better. 

4.

If you don’t know how to improvise, learn how to do it. Improvising is basically having the ability to think on your feet and being able to own the situation regardless. When I was on my phone interview, my interviewer asked me about a time when a customer was being unruly. Unfortunately, I couldn’t recall such a time (though I know for a fact that something like that happened), but I was able to recall a time when a coworker was being unruly and, since I wrote it down in my interview guide, I was able to improvise and use my interview guide to answer the question differently.

(Psst! Here’s the interview guide I used! Very descriptive and extremely helpful!)

5.

Have fun! You’re applying to work at the most magical place on Earth! Regardless of whether you make it, what role you’ll get, or where you’ll work, you’ll be part of the dream to make the most magical memories of a lifetime. And if you don’t make it this semester, there’s always next semester. And the semester after that. You get the idea.

Have you been in the Disney College Program? What are your tips for applying?

6 Tipsy Tips! 

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6. MORE. DAYS!!!


Still have yet to get my itinerary (grr…) but that’s okay, because at least I don’t have to wait for booze!


I’m driving down to Orlando from Austin with my mom on Thursday, and our plans are to enjoy an evening on Epcot the night before check-in. And of course, being 21, what better way to enjoy Epcot than to drink around the world? Here are the Top 6 alcoholic areas from Epcot that we have to try at least once:

Norway 🇳🇴 

Compared to other areas, Norway doesn’t offer as much alcohol-wise, unless it’s winter and you need some caffeine on the side with your alcohol! It’s going to be a long day for me, so I’ll need some delicious Viking Coffee to wake me up and oh by the way not miss out on the booze.

Germany 🇩🇪 


Some people prefer the dark German stout beers, but I’ve always been more of a light fruity beer person myself. Enter Schofferhoffer, the GRAPEFRUIT beer that is delicious as well as alcohol-licious! Not to mention Germany is the home of so many notable liquors, it would be an extreme disservice not to stop by!

Italy 🇮🇹 


Italy is the home of amaretto, limoncello, and strega, to name a few. So, how can we not visit? Not to mention the Rococco architecture of the Italian buildings are breathtaking, and among my favorite architecture designs of all time. Better yet, there’s a hilarious performance right in the middle of the square. So we get wine and a show!

Japan 🇯🇵 


Sake. ‘Nuff said.
France  🇫🇷 

Sure, France has wine, but last I heard the alcoholic slushes are the perfect treat in the Florida heat, and especially since the Viking Coffee would wear out by this point, I’d need all the energy I can get. 

And last, but certainly not least…

United Kingdom 🇬🇧 


The crown jewel of Epcot, the triumph of the United Kingdom, and my personal favorite Epcot restaurant: the Rose & Crown Pub! What doesn’t this place have – they’ve got beer, wine, food, and mixed pints for days. It’s the ideal end to Drinking Around the World and the perfect end to a night to remember before checking in to the College Program.

What are your favorite places to drink at Epcot?

7 Costumes Costuming! Or I did a VLOG?!

Welcome to the quillegible blog of happiness, and holy crap, there are 7 days left until the craziness that is Disney World!


But that’s okay, cause I’ve been able to spend time with my beautiful family before I head down to Orlando, and as if the timing couldn’t have been better, the museum in our Capitol is hosting an exhibit entirely dedicated to Star Wars costumes! It was fascinating, entertaining, and a lot of fun to walk through. 

Since Star Wars is a part of Disney, and has been for some time, I figured it would be a good opportunity to list my Top 7 Star Wars costumes that I particularly liked. Now I picked these specific ones for a reason, so if you don’t see your favorite costume, I apologize, I just thought these were the most interesting. Also, say hi to my brother! Ladies, he’s single 😉

Please note this is the first “vlog” I’ve ever done, so sorry that it’s not very long, nor is it the best vlog ever made. With that said, I hope you guys still enjoy!
What are your favorite costumes from our beloved Star Wars series? Let me know on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or on the Contacts page!

8 Best Disney Characters to Meet

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Hey everybody and welcome to the quillegible blog of happiness! The DCP countdown continues from 10 to 9 10 8 days remaining and I keep getting more and more excited! To celebrate, I’ve talked about the top 10 restaurants I would love to work in, and I’ve showed 9 different pictures that prove the existence of Hidden Mickeys outside of Disney World. How Disney gets those little buggers into the parks is up to anyone’s imagination, but now that there are 8 days left, I figured I’d count down the top 8 characters I want to meet at Disney World while I’m working there. Because, let’s face it, these guys are what makes Disney great. 

Besides, I did say in a previous post that I wanted to meet more characters, right?

8. Mary Poppins


Mary Poppins is one of the most patient nannies in Disney history. She also is a nanny during the time when women were fighting to get the vote, which feels like that fight hasn’t changed since the early 1900’s. Regardless, Mary Poppins is one of those characters that appears once in a blue moon, so to find her and take a picture with her would be a jolly holiday!

7. Pinocchio

No, I don’t mean during a parade. I mean an actual meet and greet with Pinocchio, which is actually harder than you might think. I’ve heard things about Pinocchio showing up in Epcot so I’ll definitely be looking there, but if anyone has any tips, let me know!

6. Cogsworth and 5. Lumiere

I put 5 and 6 together because you can’t have a Cogsworth without a Lumiere. Since Beauty and the Beast is coming out in March, how can you not want to visit with them?! Of course I wouldn’t want to forget Belle, but you can’t have an enchanted castle without Cogsworth and Lumiere!

4. Moana


Some people found Moana to be a decent movie or found themselves indifferent. I ended up loving it, especially with the lack of a romantic plot (cause let’s face it, we girls don’t need a man to save the day!) and with the concept of the supposed villain of the movie. I made two previous posts about it, but long story short, a picture with Moana would be fantastic.

3. Chewbacca

Sue me, I haven’t seen Rogue One yet. Doesn’t mean I’m not a Star Wars fan, in fact I love Star Wars, and that’s why Chewbacca is a part of my list. Especially after seeing The Force Awakens, I feel like it’s only right, you know?

2. Rafiki

No, I’m not a big fan of getting bopped on the head, thank you very much. But when you play Rafiki in a school play when you were around 14 years old, you tend to get attached to the lovable baffoon. So who wouldn’t want to see him?

And my Number 1 Disney Character to greet is…

1. Genie


The Genie. Enough said.

Who are your top Disney meet and greets? Let me know on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or on the Contacts page!