-You will learn to speak a completely different language.
CP - You.
ICP - International kids. They're wonderful.
ER - Early Release from work.
EPCOT - Every Paycheck Comes On Thursday
-Vista Way, Patterson and Chatham are the apartment complexes where you can live. ICPs live in the Commons. Vista Way is the cheapest (just for a 3 bedroom) but the oldest.
-Traditions is amazing.
-You will probably hate your costume. At least at first.
-Brazilian guests will expect you to speak Portuguese. You don’t. They do. It sucks sometimes.
-You will make the greatest friends ever.
-You will be working a ton and getting paid minimum wage for it. Accept it.
-You’re going to want a car.
-Your 20% Cast Member discount is amazing! Your 40%-50% holiday discount is even better.
-You will want to buy everything.
-You will probably spend all your money. Try not to. Most CPs come home in debt.
-You will never get tired of playing in the parks.
-Work is based on a point system. With write-ups. Those are really bad. Try not to get any. I left my first CP with 1.5 points on my record card.
-Always go to work. You get 2 days off a week. It's not worth calling out.
-If you get termed from Disney, it's hard to get work with the company again.
-There are a ton of rules when it comes to housing. Follow all of them, or you might get termed.
-You will get homesick. No exceptions.
-Take pictures. Of everything.
-House of Blues is the best. Techno on Sundays, Salsa on Tuesdays. Disney Cast Members get in for free, and girls get free drinks till midnight. I went almost every time, and loved it.
-Take advantage of all the things you can do and go to for free. Your white Disney ID is fantastic.
-They’re “guests”, not “customers”. Some of them are really rude. But you have to smile and be courteous to all.
-You will learn to talk to strangers. About anything.
-You will offer to take someone’s picture without even thinking about it.
-The Disney Point. Once you learn it, it never goes away.