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    Fellow Alumni, I have some questions

    Since participating in the Program, I was thinking about going FT. I didn't apply for FT status because of the logistics. I didn't have a place to stay, have the money, transportation, etc. So I reluctantly had to head back to Chicago. While I love this city, and always will, I felt that I finally found a place where I could fit in at Disney World. I am continuing to audition for roles, hoping to make my break as a thespian or actor (I'm trained in many different forms of acting, and have auditioned for a Character Performer role twice already, but to no avail.) But I still want to get back down to Disney World, and perhaps find my true calling. So I've decided to do another Program, and proceed from there.

    Anyway, last night, one of my former roommates called me, and said that he's back in Orlando. He got Seasonal status near the end of our Program, and is completing his hours now. He reminded me of the Alumni Program, which to be honest, I completely forgot about. Now while it is technically a part of the College Program, I was wondering if Alumni Program participants are able to use CP buses. My friend said that he spoke to American Coach, and they said that you can. But I was wondering if that's just to get to/from work, or if Alumni could use the buses to get everywhere, in the same manner as CP's.

    Also, how much would rent be (approximately; I realize prices change on a regular basis?) Would it be the same price that CP's have to pay? Or would it be more in line of what PI's have to pay (which I pray to God it's not?) The Alumni Program part of the College Program site currently has no information, other than to say that they haven't set up plans yet, and that they should have their minds made up by the end of January/early February.
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    Deployment- Epcot- Food&Wine Festival
    Shades of Green- Children's Miracle Network Classic
    Hollywood Studios- Christmas Season- Osborne Dancing Lights Festival
    Program 2- Jan 10-May 10- ODF-MK
    Next Program- Coming to a theme park very soon

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    Re: Fellow Alumni, I have some questions

    People on the Summer Alumni program can stay in CP housing, use the buses, ect. So you would pay the CP housing prices
    Many as a kid (1986-1998)Aug 1998- Port OrleansMarch 2003- Jr Band Trip (offsite)Aug 2003- Port OrleansJan 12-Aug 5, 2005- CP (CS)Jan 1-5, 2006- AS Sports (solo)May 24, 2006-Jan 5, 2007- CP (CS)Jan 31-Feb 3, 2007- offsite (solo)March 1-3, 2007- Dad+ Me (offsite)May 16-Aug 10, 2007- CP (CS) Aug 10-12, 2007- GF/P&PMay 21- Aug 15, 2008- CP (PC)Aug 15-18, 2008- AKL!!Mar 25-29, 2009 (offsite)Aug 10, 2009-Jan 2, 2010- CP (CS)Jan 3-May 14, 2010- CP (CS)Feb 12-16, 2012: DCL DreamOct 20-27, 2012: DCL Fantasy (Eastern)Sept 8-12, 2013: DCL Dream Jan 20-24, 2014: DCL Magic Dec 3-6, 2014: DCL Wonder (for now)

    CP #1: 1/12/05-8/5/05: MK merchandise and parades
    CP #2: 5/24/06 to 1/5/07: character attendant!!
    CP #3: 5/16/07-8/10/07: Epcot WS Custodial/seasonal CA
    CP #4: 5/21/08-7/5/08: Casey's (QSFB); 7/6/08-8/15/08: character attendant
    CP #5: 8/10/09-1/2/10: Toy Story Mania attractions
    CP #6: 1/3/10-5/14/10: Great Movie Ride attractions
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    Re: Fellow Alumni, I have some questions

    I figured you'd be the one to answer. OK, now that my mind's at ease about that, I have a few other questions. This is operating under the assumption that I go down, do another Program, and apply for and get FT status. What transportation is available to get to work? Obviously Lynx doesn't take you to backstage areas, as American Coach does. But are there buses that can take you to your place of work, and how much are they? And what about apartments?

    I don't know if I appear to be rambling on, but I want to get everything planned out, should I ultimately decide on a career at Disney. Thanks!
    Program 1- May 09-Jan-10- Custodial-WWS
    Deployment- Epcot- Food&Wine Festival
    Shades of Green- Children's Miracle Network Classic
    Hollywood Studios- Christmas Season- Osborne Dancing Lights Festival
    Program 2- Jan 10-May 10- ODF-MK
    Next Program- Coming to a theme park very soon

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    Re: Fellow Alumni, I have some questions

    Unfortunately I don't know too much about buses (as I have a car). But I've heard that Lynx goes to the parks (I'm pretty sure it stops backstage MK and Epcot). As for apartments, I live at Mirabella (on World Gateway). And it's pretty afordable with roomates.
    Many as a kid (1986-1998)Aug 1998- Port OrleansMarch 2003- Jr Band Trip (offsite)Aug 2003- Port OrleansJan 12-Aug 5, 2005- CP (CS)Jan 1-5, 2006- AS Sports (solo)May 24, 2006-Jan 5, 2007- CP (CS)Jan 31-Feb 3, 2007- offsite (solo)March 1-3, 2007- Dad+ Me (offsite)May 16-Aug 10, 2007- CP (CS) Aug 10-12, 2007- GF/P&PMay 21- Aug 15, 2008- CP (PC)Aug 15-18, 2008- AKL!!Mar 25-29, 2009 (offsite)Aug 10, 2009-Jan 2, 2010- CP (CS)Jan 3-May 14, 2010- CP (CS)Feb 12-16, 2012: DCL DreamOct 20-27, 2012: DCL Fantasy (Eastern)Sept 8-12, 2013: DCL Dream Jan 20-24, 2014: DCL Magic Dec 3-6, 2014: DCL Wonder (for now)

    CP #1: 1/12/05-8/5/05: MK merchandise and parades
    CP #2: 5/24/06 to 1/5/07: character attendant!!
    CP #3: 5/16/07-8/10/07: Epcot WS Custodial/seasonal CA
    CP #4: 5/21/08-7/5/08: Casey's (QSFB); 7/6/08-8/15/08: character attendant
    CP #5: 8/10/09-1/2/10: Toy Story Mania attractions
    CP #6: 1/3/10-5/14/10: Great Movie Ride attractions
    FT: 5/16/10~
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    Re: Fellow Alumni, I have some questions

    It does at MK. I saw the bus on a regular basis while I was picking up costumes, or heading to work. But I don't know about Epcot, though.

    As for roommates, one of my friends from World of Sports, and the roommate I mentioned earlier, have indicated that they're considering a career at Disney. I'll have to ask them if they're still considering, and if they decided to go forward, if they want to get an apartment with me.

    EDIT: As an aside, how did you get Attractions? That's what I want, if not Character Performer or Character Attendant. But they never offered me Attractions, even when I extended my Program.
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    Program 1- May 09-Jan-10- Custodial-WWS
    Deployment- Epcot- Food&Wine Festival
    Shades of Green- Children's Miracle Network Classic
    Hollywood Studios- Christmas Season- Osborne Dancing Lights Festival
    Program 2- Jan 10-May 10- ODF-MK
    Next Program- Coming to a theme park very soon

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    Re: Fellow Alumni, I have some questions

    I got attractions for my CP when I did Fall 2009. And when I extended, I was able to transfer to the Great Movie Ride.
    Many as a kid (1986-1998)Aug 1998- Port OrleansMarch 2003- Jr Band Trip (offsite)Aug 2003- Port OrleansJan 12-Aug 5, 2005- CP (CS)Jan 1-5, 2006- AS Sports (solo)May 24, 2006-Jan 5, 2007- CP (CS)Jan 31-Feb 3, 2007- offsite (solo)March 1-3, 2007- Dad+ Me (offsite)May 16-Aug 10, 2007- CP (CS) Aug 10-12, 2007- GF/P&PMay 21- Aug 15, 2008- CP (PC)Aug 15-18, 2008- AKL!!Mar 25-29, 2009 (offsite)Aug 10, 2009-Jan 2, 2010- CP (CS)Jan 3-May 14, 2010- CP (CS)Feb 12-16, 2012: DCL DreamOct 20-27, 2012: DCL Fantasy (Eastern)Sept 8-12, 2013: DCL Dream Jan 20-24, 2014: DCL Magic Dec 3-6, 2014: DCL Wonder (for now)

    CP #1: 1/12/05-8/5/05: MK merchandise and parades
    CP #2: 5/24/06 to 1/5/07: character attendant!!
    CP #3: 5/16/07-8/10/07: Epcot WS Custodial/seasonal CA
    CP #4: 5/21/08-7/5/08: Casey's (QSFB); 7/6/08-8/15/08: character attendant
    CP #5: 8/10/09-1/2/10: Toy Story Mania attractions
    CP #6: 1/3/10-5/14/10: Great Movie Ride attractions
    FT: 5/16/10~
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    Re: Fellow Alumni, I have some questions

    i'm waiting on a reply for my disney summer alumni program and I was just wondering if the housing will be mixed with new fall advantage cps or if they will stick you in any empty room? Also, will we have to go through traditions and all the usual semantics if we are alumni? and do we pay the usual 200 dollars housing fee that is deducted from our paychecks the first 2 weeks even though we are only there 3 months?? Thanks!

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    Re: Fellow Alumni, I have some questions

    If you've been gone for more than a year, then my guess is that you do have to go through Traditions again. That's not exactly something I'm looking forward to, when I eventually do return. That bloody classroom at DU was extremely cold, and none of us, save for perhaps 2 people, were prepared for it. As for the rest, I honestly don't have a clue.
    Program 1- May 09-Jan-10- Custodial-WWS
    Deployment- Epcot- Food&Wine Festival
    Shades of Green- Children's Miracle Network Classic
    Hollywood Studios- Christmas Season- Osborne Dancing Lights Festival
    Program 2- Jan 10-May 10- ODF-MK
    Next Program- Coming to a theme park very soon

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    Re: Fellow Alumni, I have some questions

    Quote Originally Posted by megs View Post
    i'm waiting on a reply for my disney summer alumni program and I was just wondering if the housing will be mixed with new fall advantage cps or if they will stick you in any empty room? Also, will we have to go through traditions and all the usual semantics if we are alumni? and do we pay the usual 200 dollars housing fee that is deducted from our paychecks the first 2 weeks even though we are only there 3 months?? Thanks!
    No. Summer Alumni room together

    Unless you have worked within a year, you will have to take Traditions again

    From what I've heard, yes you will
    Many as a kid (1986-1998)Aug 1998- Port OrleansMarch 2003- Jr Band Trip (offsite)Aug 2003- Port OrleansJan 12-Aug 5, 2005- CP (CS)Jan 1-5, 2006- AS Sports (solo)May 24, 2006-Jan 5, 2007- CP (CS)Jan 31-Feb 3, 2007- offsite (solo)March 1-3, 2007- Dad+ Me (offsite)May 16-Aug 10, 2007- CP (CS) Aug 10-12, 2007- GF/P&PMay 21- Aug 15, 2008- CP (PC)Aug 15-18, 2008- AKL!!Mar 25-29, 2009 (offsite)Aug 10, 2009-Jan 2, 2010- CP (CS)Jan 3-May 14, 2010- CP (CS)Feb 12-16, 2012: DCL DreamOct 20-27, 2012: DCL Fantasy (Eastern)Sept 8-12, 2013: DCL Dream Jan 20-24, 2014: DCL Magic Dec 3-6, 2014: DCL Wonder (for now)

    CP #1: 1/12/05-8/5/05: MK merchandise and parades
    CP #2: 5/24/06 to 1/5/07: character attendant!!
    CP #3: 5/16/07-8/10/07: Epcot WS Custodial/seasonal CA
    CP #4: 5/21/08-7/5/08: Casey's (QSFB); 7/6/08-8/15/08: character attendant
    CP #5: 8/10/09-1/2/10: Toy Story Mania attractions
    CP #6: 1/3/10-5/14/10: Great Movie Ride attractions
    FT: 5/16/10~
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