Monday, June 29, 2015

Review: Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale by Elly and Caroline Collins

Release Date: August 30, 2014
Publisher: Theme Park Press
Genre: Non-fiction
Pages: 174 pages
Format: eBook
Buy It: Amazon
Elly and Caroline Collins aren’t just sisters; they’re best friends, too. So when Elly suggested that they join the Disney College Program together, Caroline went right along. They left their family and boyfriends in Colorado for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to live, work, and play with Mickey Mouse.

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale is both diary and tutorial. It offers essential advice on how to get accepted into the Disney College Program, and how to avoid the pitfalls of working for Disney and living in its pressure-cooker environment. But mostly it provides a fun, witty, intimate account of a year spent in the pixie dust trenches of Walt Disney World, taking you behind the scenes, through the theme parks, and out the front gate into the dorm-like Disney apartments and the warts-and-all College Program community.

Caroline and Elly open their diaries and share:

What you absolutely must do to get accepted into the Disney College Program, and what you absolutely must never do
How to pick the best Disney apartment complex, what to pack, whether to enroll in Disney University, and everything else you need to start the program right
Disney roommate stories, including the notorious "Walk of Shame" and the girl who thought Brillo pads worked in the dishwasher
The pure joy of creating "Magical Moments" for park guests
An entire chapter about backstage tours of attractions like Haunted Mansion and Expedition Everest, with trivia only Cast Members know
Plus, glimpses into every aspect of DCP life, from Traditions and training to merchantaining and private Cast Member parties
These two girls really do have a mouse tale to tell. You'll love their honesty, their humor, and most of all their enthusiasm for the happiest place on earth.
After completing my college program in Fall 2013, I longed for more ways to connect with my Disney past and keep in in my present and future. After connecting with Elly Collins in a DCP Alumni group, I was excited to hear about her and her sister's experience during their program so I eagerly bought this ebook.

It was such a change to read about someone else's DCP experience. Not only did the Collins girls attend the WDW college program instead of my Disneyland program, but they attended as sisters and roommates which made for a unique experience.

I wish I had found a book like this before going on my program. They cover everything a potential DCP attendee needs to know, and give advice on things to avoid as well. Much appreciated!

I received this book via purchase through Amazon. I was not required to post positive review, and the thoughts contained herein are my own.

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