Day in the Life – Disney College Program

In typical fashion I’m back this semester with a day in my life post. It’s basically become a tradition for me to sit down and write these out mainly so that after graduation I can come back and see what a crazy day in my life was like. In case you didn’t know I’m currently taking a semester off of school to participate in the Disney College Program and it’s definitely one of the craziest, most stressful, and fun things I’ve ever done. And while in all honesty I don’t actually have a “typical” schedule, most days go something along the lines of what I wrote below. Let’s be honest through-my alarm is either going off at 4am or I’m going to bed at 4am after getting off of a 3:15am shift. So here’s a ‘typical’ day in my life. Enjoy!

5am: My alarm goes off and it’s time to get up and get my day started. As I stated above, there really is no in between for me. I’m either up at 4 or 5 am or going to bed at 4 or 5 am. Good bye to any kind of sleep schedule.

6am: Drive to work! Yes, I head out a full hour before my shift starts to make sure I get there on time. There are many instances where there is a car wreck right outside of the park and it adds quite a bit of time to my commute, so always thinking ahead so I don’t get that half point.

6:35am: If my drive to work goes smoothly I’m at work by now. During this time I put my stuff in my locker, grab a Tell-A-Cast, and head to clock in.

6:45am: We can clock in 15 minutes before our shift is scheduled to start, so I typically always am early to clock in. Normally several of my co-workers are there as well so we spend this time chatting about how we hope the day will go and if there are any upcoming events we need to be aware of.

7am: My shift begins! Typically the first few hours after park open are very slow so I spend a lot of time standing in the door way waving at guests. People that do come into the shops are typically just browsing to pass time before a reservation or FastPass.

3:45pm: After a long day of making magic, my day is over! I clock out, grab my stuff from my locker, and head to my car.

4:15pm: Home from work, grab a quick snack, change, and tell my roommates I’m headed to the store so we can pick up our groceries.

4:30pm: Head out to get groceries! I always stop at Trader Joe’s even if it is just to pick up peach salsa and then we head to Wal-Mart to get the rest of our necessities.

5:30pm: By this time we all decide that we are hungry and head to Chick-Fil-A because it’s our favorite and where else would we go?

6:30pm: This particular day we decided to go to Disney Springs to browse Sephora because of the VIB sale. Disney Springs is seriously so dangerous for my wallet!

8pm: Finally back at the apartment. Now I shower, eat a snack, and settle into bed with Netflix or YouTube before falling asleep. So exciting, I know.

How does your schedule currently look? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!

 

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