(as of Jun 27,2021 18:47:01 UTC – Details)
Merching for the Mouse
If you’re Devin Melendy, you’ve got a shiny new degree in English Literature from the University of Massachusetts and a choice to make: look for a job in the real world or spend the next five months in Disney World, working for Mickey Mouse. What did she do? What would you do?
No surprise, Devin took door number 2, and landed on a sweltering day in Orlando to begin her new life in Frontierland, as part of the Disney College Program. Between hoe-downs and splash-downs, there were parade crowds to control, pin traders to appease, and sheriffs of the day to appoint.
For some, the college program is more misery than magic, but Devin never lost her patience or her pixie dust. She loved her work, got along with her roommates, and left Disney with a greater appreciation of the theme parks and the company.
Devin’s diary of her college program experience will reaffirm your faith that Disney cast members really do feel blessed to work in the most magical place on earth.
If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like not just to visit a Disney theme park but to work in one, the “Earning Your Ears” series is your E-ticket!