So much has happened since arrival on Monday it's hard to remember where to begin.
We arrived at the Vista Way apartments promptly at 9 o'clock and there were already quite a few other college program students already waiting. We went through a line, filling out paper work, getting a photo id done, and being assigned our new apartments! Luckily I saw my awesome roommate Lindsey in line and we were able to meet each other and decide on a apartment together. We decided on a two bedroom in the Vista Way apartment complex.
We collected our parents and met back up at the apartment where we began moving in. Even though we're on the third floor it wasn't much trouble getting everything up the stairs because we had the extra help. Lindsey brought nearly her entire room with her. My side of the room is still pretty bare looking but I'm sure as time goes on I'll personalize it more.
Soon our other two roommates joined us. Melanie and Elise, along with her mother and friends Lindsay and Frankie. Yes, another Lindsay.
After a couple hours of getting settled we had to attend Casting where we filled out even more paperwork and we fingerprinted. Once we finished here we returned to the apartment once again. While we were gone Frankie set up the internet for us (Thanks Frankie!). We continued to unpack and settle in and then decided to do some shopping. We went to WalMart and Stocked up on the basics, and each bought some food. When we got back we were all exhausted but still really hyped up from the day so we stayed up a bit later and eventually all went to bed.
Yesterday we had an Orientation in the morning which was fun but the room was freezing! Later that day we all attended an information session on the classes available. I don't think I will do any for the summer but might do some of the seminars and workshops in the fall.
After learning about the learning opportunities we all changed and went to the pool party! There was dancing and games and a whole lot of fun.
I danced with some of the people I met, Jesse and Iman. They were both INCREDIBLE dancers. Jesse rooms with another guy we met on day one- Zach. After all the partying died down, we sat outside the pool and talked with some CP alumni. Later we went to meet Elise's friend from back home- Mike and his roomie Mark. Once we decided to head on our way back we stopped and Zach and Jesse's place and stole them away back to our apartment where we played Apples to Apples.
It was a fun nite.
This morning I attended Traditions with Mel, but we were eventually separated. Lindsey and Elise are there now. It was 4 1/2 hours long, but mostly enjoyable. I don't want to spoil it for anyone that hasn't gone through it yet but I will say a couple things. This is where we got our official Disney IDs which will serve as our passes into the park. We also received our name tags. I won't say much else so I don't ruin anything but I will say to wear shoes you feel comfortable walking in.
I don't begin training till Saturday and will probably just continue to make the apartment more home-like over the next couple days, so I probably won't update for a little while.
Just to let you know- from here on out there will be things that I won't be able to talk about. There is a policy of confidentiality at Disney and I would hate to ruin the magic. I will post whatever I can tho, and make sure you can all experience as much of this with me as possible!
I'm hoping to do a tour of the apartment and get more pictures, so I'll post those soon!