Friday, August 30, 2013

Such an Eventful Week!!

Hello my lovelies!

Last week I drove alllll the way down to Southern California to move to my new school...that wasn't fun. I've never actually driven all that way, but let's just say it was mainly around three hours of scattered civilization and around five hours of nothing but dirt...Nevertheless I was thrilled to finally make it to our hotel in Valencia!

The next day was move in day, when I finally got to meet my roommates! I'm living with five other girls again, just like I did during the DCP. My apartment is bigger than the one I had in Patterson, even though we have one less bathroom in comparison. My mom and I got all of my belongings into my room all settled before I had to take my mom to the airport so she could return back home.

Last Thursday I had a meeting with a business advisor to get all of my transferring classes figured out (it's a hassle, to say the least). However that's not really important at the moment, because the next day I had my interview with Disneyland for my potential part-time Attractions position!

The interview went really well! My recruiter asked me basic questions, such as why do you want to work for Disney again, what do you think an attractions position does, and what pace do I prefer working with. She also asked some situational questions, such as, "Explain a time where you had an unhappy or angry customer, and how did you make the situation better?" as well as, "If a child was just barely too short to ride your ride, what would you do?" At the end of the interview she asked me brief questions about the Disney look, and told me I was in consideration for a position! (This means I'm basically hired..but I'm not considered "hired" until my background check goes through.)

That weekend I worked on my online new hire paperwork, which was much fun. Then a few days later I had to go get drug tested, which was kind of surprising to me because I didn't know too many other people that needed to get drug tested for a position unless they were operating machinery like the Kilimanjaro Safari Trucks in Animal Kingdom.

Today I had my onboarding appointment, which is basically where I finish up more paperwork and take my photo for my cast member ID. I also discovered that I'm going to be working in Disney California Adventure! I'm not sure which attraction specifically just yet, but I did request Hollywood Land to my recruiter during my interview so I could eventually get trained at Tower of Terror (my dream). She told me they had spots open so I'm pretty sure I'm set there! I won't know for sure until the weekend of September 21st though, after I have Traditions. I'll let you guys know when I find out where I'm working!

I hope everyone has a magical Labor Day weekend! :)


  1. Congrats on your new role!

    Like you, I am a Spring DCP 2013 alumni, and like you, I will be moving down to the SoCal area to attend school (UC Irvine). However, unlike you, I have not been able to successfully secure an interview with DLR. :( I applied for the QSFB role they put up at the end of July, the same role as my DCP.

    If it's not too personal, may I ask how open your availibilty was on your application? I suspect my availibility is preventing them from giving me an interview :(

    Best wishes

    1. I only have classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays (plus one online) so my availability is extremely open. If you can't find something this round, maybe for your next registration period try and make a schedule that can make working a little easier? I know sometimes that's impossible, but it's the best advice I can give you if you think that's what's keeping you from getting an interview :/

  2. Congrats! That's so exciting, and I'm so happy for you, Sara! Remember when you were just starting your blog and only hoping to work for Disney? Dreams do come true!