At the Stroke of Midnight: Kat's DCP Experience
In order to tell you about my experience properly, we have to start at the very beginning. SO let’s jump in our little time machine and go back to my childhood from trips to Disneyland to dancing in front of the TV to the gospel sounds of Hercules. Going to Disneyland as a child, I was fascinated by the magical people I now know as Cast Members and ever since I knew of their existence, I wanted to become one of them some day. And so the dream began!
As time and circumstance went on, I graduated high school and moved onto college, still having the little dream in my heart of becoming a Disney Parks Cast Member. Then I became roommates with a girl we will call Peyton, who had been a Cast Member before as a part of something called the Disney College Program. Through her, I learned about the amazing world of being a Cast Member and working at a Disney Park. She had worked at Walt Disney World in EPCOT with a role of merchandise. She worked there for 9 months.
Fast forward two semesters and countless talks about her time working for the Mouse to the end of Fall Semester 2015. In this semester, I had a choice to make: either stay at school to continue my education or find a job/something to do in my off-track. That is when the idea of applying for the College Program popped into my head! So I did exactly that and waited agonizing for weeks to find out if my dream would finally be coming true.
Then came the day when I was emailed announcing that I have been selected to work as a Walt Disney World Cast Member in the role of Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique hostess! I was over the moon at having my dream finally being realized and in a role that I was told not many people are selected for in the College Program! Fast forward again 3 months and I had arrived at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique in the then Downtown Disney district (now Disney Springs) ready to start making little girls wishes and dreams come true!
My DCP experience is one I will never forget. It made my dream of being a Disney Cast Member come true in the most magical location AND it lead me to my fellow Disney Sisters who are the best best friends I could have ever asked for!