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Working at Walt Disney World (International College Program 2013) Blog Index

Hi, I'm Gio!

I spent Summer 2013 working at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida - the most magical place on earth. I worked as an Attractions Cast Member on Mickey's Philharmagic and the Carrousel in the magic Kingdom from the 3rd June 2013 to 9th August 2013.

After my program I visited New York and LA, including visiting the original Disneyland and Universal Studios.

This post is the easiest way to keep track of all my updates throughout my program, as well as posts reminiscing on the experience, tips and tricks and Q and As. Enjoy!

So far these WDW college program posts have been read over 31,000 times (as of 24th September 2013), so I hope you find them useful and interesting too!

1. My Walt Disney World Preliminary Pre-Screening Interview Process

Posted on: 12th November 2012




2. WDW ICP Summer 2013 - Face to Face interview

Posted on: 12th November 2012






3. WDW ICP - December 2012 Update

Posted on: 23rd December 2012







4. WDW ICP - Booking flights

Posted on: 23rd December 2012






5. Florida 2013 Bucket List

Posted on: 1st January 2013









6. February Update: 4 months to go

Posted on: 3rd February 2013





7. The WDW ICP Costs

Posted on: 3rd February 2013






8. Disney World ICP - March Update

Posted on: 9th March 2013






9. Disney packs are here!

Posted on: 4th April 2013









10. The US Embassy Visa Appointment

Posted on: 4th April 2013






11. Walt Disney World International College Program - April Update (35 days to go!)

Posted on: 28th April 2013



12. Walt Disney World ICP: May Update - Travel Insurance, Sim Cards and Poundland (21 days to go)

Posted: 13th May 2013






13. Packing for the International College Program

Posted: 1st June 2013






14. Walt Disney World ICP - Day Zero - Overnight in Gatwick - Sunday, 2nd June 2013

Posted: 6th June 2013






15. Walt Disney World ICP - Day 1 - The day I've been waiting for... Monday, 3rd June 2013








16. Walt Disney World ICP - Day 2 - Getting Acquainted - 4th June 2013


17. Walt Disney World ICP - Day 3 - Welcome Party - 5th June 2013








18. Walt Disney World ICP - Day 4 - A Universally accepted truth - 6th June 2013








19. Walt Disney World ICP - Days 5 to 7 - The Training begins... - 7th to 9th June 2013








20. Walt Disney World ICP - Day 8 - My first visit to EPCOT - 10th June 2013








21. Walt Disney World ICP - Day 9 - A Wild Day Out - 11th June 2013








22. Walt Disney World ICP - Days 10 to 12 - On the Job Training - 12-14th June 2013























































31. Walt Disney World ICP - Day 26 - Coaster Day! - 28th June 2013






32. Walt Disney World ICP - Day 27 - Spontaneity is the Key! - 29th June 2013








33. Walt Disney World ICP - Day 28 to 29 - Work and Animal Kingdom - 30th June to 1st July 2013








34. Walt Disney World ICP - Day 30 to 31 - EPCOT and a 3.30am finish - 2nd to 3rd July 2013








35. Walt Disney World ICP - Day 32 - Independence Day- 4th July 2013











36. Walt Disney World ICP - Day 33 to 34 - The forgotten name-tag and a magical day at work - 5th-6th July 2013








37. Walt Disney World ICP - Day 36 to 38 - “it’s a small world after all!” - 8th-10th July 2013




38. Walt Disney World ICP - Day 39 - The Tiki, Tiki, Tiki Room - 11th July 2013








39. Walt Disney World ICP - Day 40 - Checking things off the bucket list - 12th July 2013








40. Walt Disney World ICP - Day 41 - Being Spontaneous Again... - 13th July 2013








41. Walt Disney World ICP - Day 42 - Hollywood Studios and Hotels - 14th July 2013








42. Walt Disney World ICP - Day 43 - Return to Animal Kingdom...(and work) - 15th July 2013








43. Walt Disney World ICP - Day 44 - A bit more training... - 16th July 2013









44. Walt Disney World ICP - Day 45 - A mixed day at work - 17th July 2013










45. Walt Disney World ICP - Day 46 - Making magic! - 18th July 2013





46. Walt Disney World ICP - Day 47 - I'm a Guest Service Fanatic! - 19th July 2013








47. Walt Disney World ICP - Day 48 - More resort hopping - 20th July 2013




48. Walt Disney World ICP - Day 49 - Work hard, play hard - 21st July 2013








49. Walt Disney World ICP - Day 50 - Team Philhar! - 22nd July 2013








50. Walt Disney World ICP - Day 51 - My last day off...(kind of) - 23rd July 2013








51. Walt Disney World ICP - Day 52 to 54 - 3 days of work - 24th-26th July 2013








52. Walt Disney World ICP - Day 55 - We're 101! - 27th July 2013









53. Walt Disney World ICP - Day 56 - The final stretch... - 28th July 2013





54. Walt Disney World ICP - Day 57 - The Philhar crew is back - 29th July 2013








55. Walt Disney World ICP - Day 58 - Seaworld!!... - 30th July 2013








56. Walt Disney World ICP - Days 59 to 60 - Goodbyes and Hellos - 31st July to 1st August 2013








57. Walt Disney World ICP - Day 61 - Taking the family to the magical place on earth!... - 2nd August 2013







58. Walt Disney World ICP - Day 62 - EPCOT with the family - 3rd August 2013







59. Walt Disney World ICP - Days 63 to 65 - Work, Work, Work - 4th to 6th August 2013








60. Walt Disney World ICP - Day 66 - My last day at work - 7th August 2013








61. Walt Disney World ICP - Day 67 and 68 - The end of a journey - 8th and 9th August 2013

If you want a retrospective view of my program see post number 72 below.

My Walt Disney World adventure has come to an end! BUT if you fancy some more reading, did you know that I have also worked at Disneyland Paris? Follow that adventure here.


Travelling:
I also went travelling straight after my college program to New York and California including an incredible trip to the original Disneyland in Anaheim. Read all about that below.

62. Walt Disney World ICP - Day 69 to 71 - I'm finally on holiday! - 10th to 12th August 2013







63. Walt Disney World ICP - Day 72 and 73 - Universal and Resort Hopping - 13th to 14th August 2013








64. Walt Disney World ICP - Day 74 - New York here I come! - 15th August 2013








65. Walt Disney World ICP - Day 75 & 76 - Exploring New York - 16th and 17th August 2013








66. Walt Disney World ICP - Day 77 - Over to LA! - 18th August 2013








67. Walt Disney World ICP - Day 78 - My first visit to Disneyland: The best day of my life - 19th August 2013








68. Walt Disney World ICP - Day 79 - I'm at the original Disneyland! - 20th August 2013








69. Walt Disney World ICP - Day 80 - Exploring Hollywood! - 21st August 2013








70. Walt Disney World ICP - Day 81 - Universal Studios Hollywood - 22nd August 2013








71. Walt Disney World ICP - Day 82 & 83 - My final days in the US! - 23rd and 24th August 2013








72. A post reminiscing about the Walt Disney World International College Program











73. Top Tips for the Disney College Program
74. 8 Free Things to do in Walt Disney World





76. Best Moments of Summer 2013 (and being a Cast Member)


That's my experience on the college program, but to give you an in-depth look at the other roles available I have interviewed former Cast Members in this section:


1. Cast Member Spotlight - Ali Lamberski (Magic Kingdom Merchandise and Attractions) 










2. Cast Member Spotlight - Rachel Lambert (Magic Kingdom Attractions)










3. Cast Member Spotlight - Charlotte Jameson-McAuley (Blizzard Beach Lifeguard)










4. Cast Member Spotlight - Marie-Pier Ouellet (Fantasyland Attractions)











5. Cast Member Spotlight - Dan Pippen (Downtown Disney Operations)









6. Cast Member Spotlight - Courtney Sharp (Front Desk)







That's the end of my Disney World ICP adventure. But...did you know that I have also worked at Disneyland Paris too? Follow the incredible time I had here.

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