Part 2 – DCP Housing and the Roommates!
Abby was nervous about where she would live and her roommates. Her dorm and roommate experience her freshman year in college was tough so she had some added baggage. Disney allows the kids to “link” with one person. Although it is not promised, it is likely that they can share part of an apartment with that person. Unfortunately a week before move in, the person she was linked with had to withdraw from the program. She was now really worried that she would move into an apartment where everyone else “had someone” and she did not.
Move in times are assigned. We had a 9:10 check in and until you check in, you have no information on what type of apartment you are going to have or how many people will be in the apartment. Abby ended up in a two bedroom, 6 person apartment. She was also the first person in the apartment which, just like college, means first pick of the bed! She choose one of the single beds, avoiding the bunk beds. Of course, then she felt guilty the rest of the day for having taken the single bed It didn’t matter though. When the other two arrived in her room, they were gracious and kind, so happy to be there and didn’t mind that they had the bunk beds. They were off to a great start! She immediately bonded with the two girls she was sharing a room with.
In the end, there ended up being 5 girls in the apartment and they became the best of friends!
Abby’s room all set up
The girls she shared her room with
Apartment Decorations – one of the mom’s sent decorations for each holiday!
They put Ears everywhere
A work schedule so they could keep track of when everyone was working
When they weren’t working, they were having fun!
No one has tickets until they complete Traditions which can be almost a week after arrival but they do have housing events at the apartment complexes.
Once they had tickets, they were off to the parks!
Gaston became a favorite! Abby’s roommate may have had a bit of a crush
Goofy pretending to drive the Barnstormer!
One of her roommates was a seater at Cinderella’s Royal Table so they were able to sneak in for a special meet with Cinderella!
They managed a few resort visits too.
Breakfast at the Grand for one of her roommate’s 21st birthday!
They almost made it through the kitchen sink at Beaches and Cream.
I’m glad that they seized every opportunity to have fun. Their experience at Disney bonded them and even after such a short time together, I do believe they will be friends forever