Saturday, February 27, 2010

Roommate Survey

Attn all female CPs arriving 8/9/10:
Cassandra Polkowitz, Alyssa Belton, and myself are looking for a fourth member of our tribe. If you are interested in making are trio into a quartet, not only will we be able to sing on Main Street outside the barbershop, but we will have a complete household!

Here are our only requests in a roommate:
If you are interested, please message me on facebook or comment below.
Thanks hun, you're a doll!

NAME: // Jazmine is tha name.
BIRTHDATE/AGE: // December 10.
HOMETOWN: // Chula Vista, CA (basically San Diego)
MAJOR/MINOR: // Pre-Med suckas, I'm going to be the female Dr. House.

ROLE AT DISNEY: // Merchandise
ARRIVAL DATE: // August the 9th, year 2010
DEPARTURE DATE: // the 7th of January, two-thousand eleven
FLYING IN OR DRIVING: // carpooling... riding with the homies.

BUILDING: // Vista, where tha party at?!
NUMBER OF ROOMMATES: // three housemates, 2 bedroom.
I COULD NOT LIVE WITH A ROOMMATE THAT... // didn't like Harry Potter.

DO YOU DRINK? // Yes ma'am.
DO YOU SMOKE? // Nah, no thanks.
DO YOU LIKE TO PARTY? Fo shizzle dizzle.
MESSY OR TIDY? // Not a cleaning Nazi, but not a Dirty Dan.
DO YOU LIKE TO COOK? // I will learn by the CP.

FAVORITE CHORE? // Vacuuming .
LEAST FAVORITE CHORE? // Takin' out the trash.
HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT SHARING? // Sharing is caring.
DO YOU SNORE? // Nope.
WHAT TIME DO YOU WAKE UP ON FREE DAYS? // When I feels like it.
I PREFER TO SLEEP IN A ROOM THAT... // the door is closed.

ONE GOOD QUALITY: // All around fabulosity.
ONE BAD QUALITY: // Procrastination queen.
5 FAVORITE ARTISTS: // Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, David Guetta, Usher, Train
5 FAVORITE TV SHOWS: // Medium, The Biggest Loser, Big Brother, House, Heroes
5 FAVORITE MOVIES: // We're Back: A Dinosaur Story, The Page Master, Space Jam, Harry Potter series, The Lost World
5 FAVORITE BOOKS: // Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket, Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle, Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison, Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
INTERESTS: // Street tacos. Sports. Hugs. Smiles. Laughter. Pinky promises. Piggy-back rides. Homemade brownies. Rain storms. Good books. Coffee. Spontaneity. Engaging conversation. Beach. Friendship. Family. Love. Fresh baked chocolate chip cookies. Adventure. Good people. Sushi. Surprises. Sunflowers. Knowledge. Board games. Road trips. Late nights. To-do lists. Camping. Snow. Nature. Traveling. Inside jokes. Blessings. Bear hugs. Shopping. Brain stimulation. Cozy sweaters. Logic. Butterfly kisses. Farmer's markets. Blowing bubbles. Grammar. Random dancing. Shopping. Sports. Peace. Joy. Tolerance. Common good. Tea. Literature.

FAVORITE MOVIE: // The Santa Clause
FAVORITE CHARACTER: // Pocahontas - it was my nickname growing up.
FAVORITE PRINCESS: // Jasmine - because her name is awesome AND SHE IS ACTUALLY A PRINCESS SHE DIDN'T MARRY INTO IT. therefore it makes her more badass than all of the other ones.
FAVORITE MALE VILLAIN: // Jafar, Scar, and Ratigan
FAVORITE PARK: // Epcot is the fairest of them all.
FAVORITE RIDE: // DL [Indiana Jones] CA[Toy Story Mania] E [Universe of Energy] MK [Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor] AK [Expedition Everest] DHS [Voyage of the Little Mermaid]
FAVORITE SHOW: // Beauty and the Beast
FAVORITE RESORT: // Animal Kingdom Lodge
NUMBER OF TIMES AT DISNEY? DL [infinity& beyond] WDW [6]

Thursday, February 25, 2010

passion for fashion

So, for today's blog I thought I would discuss the two new sensations that are sweeping blog nation: Polyvore and Polyvore is a way for you to make a collection of your favorite clothes and accessories to make a complete outfit. I know the authors of fantasyland fashion and a few other blogs have been using to create outfit ideas, so I wanted to try it out. This is my outfit for check in day!
As for, it allows anyone to ask questions or give feedback anonymously. If you have a question for me about myself, blogging, vlogging, or the Disney College Program, you can ask me here or on the sidebar on the right. Today I'm going to answer some of the questions that you've been asking me!

What are you looking forward to most and least about the CP?
  • I’m looking forward to being surrounded by Disney, being close to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (no seriously, I would win any game show if it was strictly HP questions), meeting new and awesome people, living on my own, making new memories, and having new experiences! I’m not looking forward to the 83754 hour shifts for 98213 days in a row when I take off to spend time with my family when they come to visit.

What Disney job would you not want to have?
  • Mousekeeping, because I'm no cleaning Nazi. I do clean, and I am significantly tidy, but if my own room isn’t spotless how am I supposed to keep some stranger’s room spotless? Besides… some people are just gross with their hair everywhere and leaving nice droppings in the toliet… No thanks.

If you could have one Disney job what would you have?
  • If we are talking long-term goal wise, I would want to be an Adventures by Disney guide. You get paid to go to awesome places and bring Disney magic to these foreign countries. I would also like to be a stage performer on the Disney Cruise Line. Obviously that’s not really possible… I’m not a terrible singer, I’m a good dancer, and I have performed in front of a lot of people before, but no where to the caliber that DCL performances are-- especially on a rocking ship!

That's all I have for now!
Have a Magical Day!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A Mouse's Life For Me!

So I have finally accepted my invitation!
I paid the $104 fee and selected my dates.
Here’s the rundown:

Name: Jazmine
Program: Fall 2010
Arrival: August 9, 2010
Departure: January 7, 2011
Role: Merchandise

I wanted to talk a little about the role I’ve been selected for and what I’m most excited about. As a merchandise cast member it is possible for me to work the standalone carts, the pin trading booths, and in of the shops in the parks, resorts, and Downtown Disney. You may be thinking being a merchandise CM is just like any other retail job-- in a sense, yes, but there is so much more. Even though merchandise was my third choice, there are a lot of things I’m excited about. For starters, there is the direct guest interaction. I love being around people so getting to talk to guests about their Disney experience and Disney in general is awesome. I’m also excited about the costumes. I know some are a little funky, but where else can you find a job where you look completely ridiculous and get paid for it? Next: Pin trading. I’m not into this myself, but when I went to Disneyland with my ASB I saw my advisor’s young daughter trading with CMs and random guests and it was sort of exciting. I want to be apart of something like that. I’m super excited about working with a large team. I can’t wait to meet all of my fellow cast members! I really wouldn’t like to do a cart only because I don’t want to stand all by myself for an 8 hour shift, but I wouldn’t mind doing a glow cart or something at night.

Personally, there are four spots I wouldn’t mind working.
One. Tink’s Treasures - Magic Kingdom. This is my number one request as of right now. When the park opens, the first guest that comes to the store has the opportunity to “wake Tinkerbell”. I would just love to see the happiness on the faces of these kids when they see her wake up and hear the music play.
Two. Main Street Shops - Magic Kingdom. Who doesn’t love the Main Street Shops?! I love the ambiance and the overall feeling of Main Street. Since it’s such a high traffic area, I’m bound to get a lot of guest interaction! The downside with one and two-- Magic Kingdom is generally open the latest. This could mean shifts going into the AM.
Three. Anywhere in Disney’s Hollywood Studios - (except that one store that sells Jonas Bros and Hannah Montana stuff). Though it’s not my favorite park, DHS has some of the coolest stores all around.
Four. Anywhere in Animal Kingdom. This is for selfish reasons, but AK is one of my favorite parks (right along with Epcot). Animal Kingdom closes at the latest 8pm, and it would be nice to have evenings to myself to explore Florida.
Five. I would love to do glow carts if I got MK or DHS!

I’m going to have to send Disney Recruiting an email. For anyone thinking of requesting a location, just keep in mind that it is a request not a guarentee. It’s generally better to give them a general idea on where you’d like to be placed, not a “do-or-die” spot (i.e. I have to work at Mousegears!) that way you won’t be mega disappointed or stuck somewhere you absolutely hate.

To pass the time, here are my Top Five Books About Disney:
1. Frommer’s Walt Disney World & Orlando 2010 - Has some great information about Universal Studios as well as Walt Disney World.
2. Birnbaum Guides 2010 Walt Disney World - Gives examples on the best places to eat, drink, shop, and stay on the Disney property & has color maps of the parks.
3. The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World 2010 - Has a complete dining guide of WDW restaurants and an Attractions guide. It really gives you an overall, in-depth picture of what WDW has to offer.
4. Fodor’s Walt Disney World 2010 Plus Universal Orlando and Sea World - Title says it all. Gives you an in-depth look at all the attractions and some ideas of other cool things to do besides the typical day at the parks.
5. The Walt Disney World Trivia Book Vol. 2 - Get to know about the ins and outs, secrets, history, and fun facts behind the magic.

Here's the February 23rd edition of I REMEMBER THAT!

Jett Jackson is a tv star who in pursuit of a relatively normal life succeeds in getting the production of his show Silverstone (about a spy who works for Mission Omega Matrix in order to save the world from villains like Dr. Hypnoto and the Rat) moved to his hometown of Wilsted, NC. There he lives with his father, Sheriff Wood Jackson, and his great-grandmother, Miz Coretta while getting into sticky situations with his best friend, B.J. and his not-quite girlfriend Kayla. I was in love with Jett Jackson. So gorgeous! (: "It's the famous Jett Jackson!"

Monday, February 22, 2010


...zippity-ay, my-oh-my what a wonderful day.
What a glorious Monday!


It's actually a funny story. I got home from school at noon and went on Facebook to check the group page and see if anyone had gotten an acceptance today-- no one had. I called the Recruiting Office at like 12:30 to check my status. The girl I talked to told me that I was registered under the Disneyland program (which I didn't want so I started freaking out) and not not only that, informed me that my application was incomplete. I was on the brink of tears. So I went online to "finish my application" and it wasn't working. So I called again and got a guy this time, Kevin (who is AWESOME by the way!) and he told me that there was nothing wrong with my application and didn't know what that other girl was trying to tell me. Then I asked for my status. He asked me to confirm my email address and if I had checked my email. So I was like, yeah like 5 minutes ago. So I went on Yahoo! and what was there?


13 Days after my interview. Of course I went ballistic. I started screaming and jumping on the bed like a crazy women yelling "I'm going to Disney World!" I'm still shaking as a matter of fact... too much adrenaline pumping through my body. So now I can post vlogs, info blogs, lists, and the like without feeling like an epic fail! I will be watching Disney movies, listening to Disney music, and reading Disney books until I make it down there. Only 168 days until I'm in Disney!

I called my mom and dad and they are so happy for me!
I will see you all down in Florida on August 9, 2010!
Have a Zippity Doo Da Day!

[edit] 8:13pm Check out the new vlog! Also, I just got hired at the Melting Pot today! YAY! Congrats to everyone that got in today as well and keep thinking purple if you haven't gotten an email or have received a pending letter!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Once Upon a Dream...

Quick Update! -- Or not so quick…
Still waiting for my purple email. However, my awesome friend Alyssa received her email for Quick Service Food and Beverage for Fall 2010! Congradulations to her and everyone else who’s been accepted into the program!

Meanwhile I’ve been trying to piece together a pattern with the acceptances. The top three roles people have been getting accepted into are Merchandise, Attractions, and Quick-Service Food and Beverage (QSFB). There have been a couple of people getting Full-Service Food and Beverage (FSFB), and a very few amount of the other roles, such as Concierge, Custodial, BBB Hostess, and Vacation Planners. This, along with the different recruiters and locations of people, I have come up with this theory: A person’s acceptance letter is based on the role they get, the region they live in, the date they interviewed on, and the person that interviewed them. So far no one from my interview date--February 9th-- has gotten accepted. I’ll take this as a good sign for now!

I also had my first Disney purple dream. I dreamed I opened up my email and kept getting all these ones from Disney Recruiting that had headlines like ‘About Housing’, ‘Choosing a Work Location’, etc. but none of them said anything about acceptance. I kept getting more and more until finally I saw one that said ‘Your Invitation’. I opened it and the date said February 20th… mind you I am horrible with dates let alone remember what date it was in my dream… and it said I was accepted for the role of Merchandise. I hope this dream means my purple email is coming soon! I’m just so anxious and could use the pick me up!

Here’s today's I REMEMBER THAT!

The Color of Friendship is a 2000 Disney Channel Original Movie based on actual events about the friendship between two girls; Mahree & Piper, one from the United States and the other from apartheid South Africa, who learn about tolerance and friendship. If you watched the Disney Channel at all you’ve seen this movie. Thanks to Disney, we see a well-off African American family which surprises Mahree since from her country, blacks are still slaves. It’s a good movie with a great message that teaches a little history as well. It’s amazing yet frightening that life was really like this in South Africa-- years after America had already given blacks equal rights.

I won’t be posting another blog until I get my purple email since if I don’t get in it won’t seem like such an epic fail. In the meantime, leave me some questions at and I will get back to you!

That's all for now, time to finish watching Pocahontas.
Have a Magical Day!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Why Should I Worry?

Today is officially the one week anniversary of my interview! I'm trying to get focused in school again... this Disney waiting is getting me off track. I need to make sure I'm taking care of my school work so that if I don't get into the College Program, then I still have good grades!

I'm already trying to think of things I want to blog about if I get in (I hope I'm not getting too ahead of myself!). I'll be making lists (i.e. outlets for information about the DCP, what to pack, etc.) and information about certain aspects of the DCP (i.e. Housing, Scheduling, Traditions, etc.). But meanwhile, I'll just tell you my top five reasons why I want to do the Disney College Program and why I want to right now.

One. Who doesn't love Disney?
Even if you don't love it, most people like it.

Two. It's a company that has such a large fan base and following that they are always growing and expanding. To work for a company like that with so many opportunities in many different areas is a great for someone who wants to start a career that they love.

Three. Disney holds a special place in my heart. All of my most wonderful memories of when I was a kid and my parents were together, Disney was involved-- whether it was going to watch Aladdin in the movies or our family trips to WDW. My mom and I aren't very close, but Disney brings us together, even if it's for a brief moment.

Four. This is an excellent time for me to do it. I am enrolled in community college and this is my last semester before I would transfer to a university. This way I don't have to pay ridiculous tuition and can try something new and it wouldn't be a waste. I also will be hopefully going to Medical school, so this is pretty much my only chance to do something like this. I am all about opportunities and new experiences and Disney has been such a positive influence in my life that I know good things will come from it.

Five. Disney has taught me many life lessons that until now I didn't even realize-- tolerance, importance of family, love, friendship, compassion-- and the Disney College Program gives me a chance to give something back.

I hope that gives you a little insight on how much getting into this program means to me. If you are looking into applying, it helps that you have some connection to Disney, a love or passion, because it makes the long 16 hour shifts not seem so bad.

Now its time for...

Bug Juice is a reality series that premiered on February 28, 1998. The series focused around 20 kids & their experiences at summer camp. Together, the kids worked hard to excel in their activities and become friends. I always wanted to go to these camps. It looked so fun. So, being the tech savvy child I was, I looked it up. $1600 for a 5 week session. Not to mention the cost of a plane ticket to get all the way to Maine. Guess that means I wasn't going to Camp Waziyatah. Call it the One Tree Hill and Real World for kids.

Here's the youtube video of the first episode:

Have a Magial Day!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Valentine's Day! This is just going to be a short post. Still no sign of purple folders or emails. My goal is to come up with a compilation list of vlogs and blogs of fellow WDWCP applicants/participants so that everyone that happens to stumble onto my page and is interested in the whos, whats, whens, wheres, and whys of the program has an outlet to all kinds of information. I'm hoping to do that by the end of this month. Anywho... here's today's


In 1997 Disney Channel split the network into three programming blocks: Playhouse Disney, comprising of shows aimed at preschoolers; Vault Disney, featuring classic Disney material such as Zorro, The Mickey Mouse Club, older television specials and features such as The Love Bug; and the most distinct one, running from afternoon to late evening for teenagers, called Zoog Disney, which used anthropomorphic characters called "Zoogs", who resembled robots (but the Zoog characters were given human voices) as its hosts. A new channel logo (which featured a 1930s-era Mickey Mouse on a black Mickey ear-shaped TV), was also introduced in 1997. Disney Channel's original programming during this period began to skyrocket. First, with Flash Forward in 1997 and then continuing with shows like The Famous Jett Jackson, So Weird, Lizzie McGuire, Even Stevens and Kim Possible.

Have a Magical Day!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

4 Days & Counting...

...and it's killing me! Especially because people are already getting accepted in my top roles and I'm worried all the spots will be filled up :( Ahh, well. Deep breathing exercises, yoga, and meditation will have to do to calm me down.

If I get in, I will be starting a vlog! I am really excited about this so I hope I get in. All of this hub-bub is getting me super pumped-- meeting everyone who's applying: they are so nice. I will definitely be crushed if I don't get in. Anywho..

Got myself a
ask away, fellow CPers (:

While nothing of excitement has been coming my way, I just felt the need to blog. Congrats to everyone who's already been accepted, good luck to those who have gotten pending letters or haven't interviewed yet, and keep your heads up those of you who are still in the waiting limbo!

This is a segment I like to call:

TailSpin first aired in 1990 as part of The Disney Afternoon, with characters adapted from Disney's 1967 animated feature The Jungle Book: in particular Baloo, the hot-shot pilot hero of the series; Louie, the owner of Baloo's favorite bar; and Shere Khan, a business tycoon who appears in many episodes. Kit Cloudkicker seems to be a stand-in for Mowgli of The Jungle Book, since Baloo calls him by the same nicknames as Mowgli, like "Little Britches" and "Baby Bear" with the former calling the latter "Papa-bear" in return. Shere Khan's soldiers are black panthers, resembling Bagheera. Despite its strong likeliness and the re-use of several characters from the film, Talespin has never been intended to be a "spin-off" or a parody of The Jungle Book.

Have A Magical Day
and a fond farewell!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Interview Day!

About 9:53am I started getting anxious.
My stomach was in knots. My mouth was dry.
Then at 10:11 I started staring at my phone.
My interview was at 10:15. Slowly it got there.
It was exactly 10:16 when she called.

I didn't catch her name (and I was desperately waiting for it but I'm kinda getting the feeling she didn't say it, or if she did it was too fast) but she was in a really good mood. She told me how the interview process was going to be and reminded me that if there was silence after my answers that it was just beause she was finishing a thought on something I said since she would be taking notes.

First she just asked me if my contact information was correct, which location I was applying for (DL or WDW), and which term I was applying for (Fall WOOT WOOT!). We then went over the Disney Look and asked if I could comply. Then I was asked the all-too-expected "Why do you want to work for Disney?"

Next she just told me she wanted to find out a little more about me and asked me to describe my work experience, so I elaborated on that. Then she listed all the roles I checked off and asked if it was correct, followed by asking me my top choices. (Check my introduction blog for a list of roles I checked.)

She then let me know that BBB Hostess and Vacation Planner always have the most applicants and they have the fewest slots available, but that I will be considered for those as well as my entire list. Then she went into the role questions.

Questions for BBB Hostess were:
- It's not required, but do you have any experience in make-up, hair, or nails?
- If a child was scared to get their hair (or anything really) done, what would you do?
- (I think there was another but I honestly can't remember)

Questions for Vacation Planner were:
- Why are you interested in this role?
- Since this is a sales based job, would you be comfortable with meeting sales goals and do you have any experience in this?

Then she said the next couple questions would be general to Merchandise/Vacation Planner:
- Can you describe a time where you made someone feel special?
- Do you have cash handling experience?
- (there were two more but I can't remember these either-- sorry! it's the adrenaline.)

She didn't ask directly about diversity, but she did ask how I would deal with living with roomates, especially ones with different cultures and backgrounds. So I guess this was like a two-in-one question. We wrapped it up talking about what my favorite place in Disney is. She asked me if I had any questions and then explained that the "next process is probably the hardest... the wait."

She said that I would hear between 4-6 weeks. They've been able to send out responses to people who interviewed a few weeks back (Jan. 20-25 I believe) and that they hope to continue this trend. She said I will get something in the mail AND/OR an email. It lasted exactly 27 minutes and 40 seconds.

I'm so excited! I think it went well. I wish I would have given a better answer for my experience in hair but oh well! I hope this helps anyone that has yet to do their interview. I'm sorry I couldn't remember everything!

Have a Magical Day!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

WDWCP - F2010

elcome! This is my Walt Disney World College Program Fall 2010 Blog. As this is the first entry, I believe introductions are necessary.

My name is Jazmine and I currently live Pennsylvania. I'm twenty years old and I am a sophomore in college applying for the Fall program at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL. Now, if you've never heard of the WDWCP, you might be a little puzzled as to what I am talking about.

The Disney College Program is a program that allows anyone who is enrolled in at least one course in a college at the time of applying to work, learn, and live at Disney-- whether it's the Disneyland Resort or the Walt Disney World Resort. They have three different seasons: Spring, Summer Alumni, and Fall. For Fall, there are three types of sessions: Fall Advantage (May-January), Fall (August-January), Fall Advantage Quarter (June-January). They provide housing and buses to get you to work and to shops around the area. You have the option of taking distance learning classes from your home college, taking classes at Disney University, both, or not taking any classes at all.

I am only in the beginning stages of the application process. On January 28, 2010 I filled out my application. You get to choose what "roles" or jobs you would like to do if you were accepted into the program, for example Attractions, Merchandise, or Custodial. I chose 14 roles but my top five were:

My top five roles are:
1. Bippity Boppity Boutique Hostess
2. Merchandise
3. Attractions
4. Vacation Planner
5. Character Attendant

Next you complete a presentation. I was going to wait until my campus presentation, but I was too anxious so I watched the e-presentation instead. After this, I completed the Web-Based Interview. It's quite simple: you mark if you disagree or agree on a series of questions (i.e. you are always on time- agree or disagree). If you pass this, you are able to move onto the next stage: scheduling an interview. I scheduled mine for February 9th at 10:15 am, so I will let you all know how it goes!

If you want to know anything about me, just leave me a comment/question on Feel free to follow me on here or add me on facebook. I'm hoping to start a vlog soon so check back to see when that will be launched! Congrats to all that have already been accepted, & good luck to those who haven't!

Have a Magical Day!