Hey howdy hey! I'm Andrewjason, and I applied for the Disney ICP on August 1st 2012! and was accepted for June 3rd Operations!! xD Yupp!!! that means I'm a Cast Member now!! well... sort of... :p This blog is where I'll be telling y'all about my entire COllege Program experience from start to finish!!! Have a magical day everybody!!! :D
DAY 2: One more dawn… one more day…. one day more!
I Arrived at the airport today! because I’m staying at the Hilton so I don’t have to wake up early tomorrow morning. So I explored the airport tonight (because I kinda like airports) and got dinner there. And tomorrow morning I’m up bright and early to cathc my flight to Orlando! I can’t wait!! I’ve been waiting for this for so long and now that it’s finally here, it almost doesn’t seem real! Bring on tomorrow’s transatlanticism!! :D
So I’m in Florida just under 100 days so I figured I would start a journal-type thing… more for my own purposes to remember my experiences by- but you guys can follow it with me if you want xD I guess it would be useful if you’re doing the icp in the future :)
So today I was in London to get my Visa approved at the US Embassy. Considering I’d never actually gotten the London Underground on my own before I was quite proud of myself for not getting lost once! :D
There was a Pharmacy and a Starbucks on the same road as the Embassy, so after putting my things in the lockers at the Pharmacy (not allowed to take bags/electronics into the embassy) I sat outside Starbucks and met someone else who was on the ICP, so I wasn’t so alone xD We then queued up outside the US embassy for about ten minutes before going through security. Inside the embassy is kind of like an airport waiting lounge. Just hundreds of people waiting to get various types of visa. We waited about forty minutes to be called to the desk to hand our documents in, they took our fingerprints and told us to sit down and wait for our numbers to be called for the interview. It was about two hours before that happened but we met another cast member inside so the time went by a lot smoother. They really didn’t ask anything trivial during the interview- just what you’re going to be doing in America and then you’re good to pay the courier fee and go.
Thheennnn I had like an afternoon to kill so I picked my stuff up and got more Starbucks (I’m a Frappuccino junkie xD) AND THEN I WENT TO THE DISNEY STORE ON OXFORD STREET YAYYY!!! They had a cool under water grotto thing to show off Finding Nemo 3D so that was cool :D Then I walked to Marble Arch, through Hyde Park, to Buckingham Palace, to the swapping of the guard thing, to Big Ben, the houses of Parliament, West Minister, and then I got the tube to Monument place, went to the Tower of London and Tower Bridge, had lunch, got the tube back to Euston station and got a Virgin train outta there.
All in all, a nice little day out :D (Oh and my visa was approved by the way.. just in case you were waiting with baited breath to see if it was :p You probably weren’t) I guess day two of this will probably be June 2nd when I leave for the airport, till then: Have a magical day!!! :D:D:D
Guess what I got!!! It’s my most favoritist thing ever!! I’ve been wearing it around University all day making people jealous!!! Ohhhh I love it!!!!
Are you an ICP from the UK or Ireland??? Do you NOT already have one of these wonderful beauties???? (I am of course referring to the hoodie and not… myself) The store re-opens in the new year if you haven’t!! :D:D:D
Okay, so because of the upbeat atmosphere and because it’s so close to everything, I kinda want to stay at Vista Way, but some people have said that Chatham is way better- any CPs/alumni got a preference as to where the place to be is? xD
I’m curious… because we have to write our preferences from 1-5 on this form thingy, what would you guys’ top 5 choices be? A- Operations (including attractions) B- Lifeguard C- Recreation D- Quick Service E- Merchandise F- Full service G- Character Performer H- Character attendant I - Resort Bell services (no, not the Tower of Terror kind) J- Custodial K- Housekeeping L- Costuming My preferences would probably be A, E, J, H, D Has anyone ever done any of these roles before? xD