I was reading old CP facebook pages, and I came across this one thread on the Spring '09 page. It was about how the program isn't at all what they expected, how there's too many rules, how they aren't making any friends, how the managers don't care, etc. It's the ONLY thread I've found on these groups that was negative.
I honestly don't mind hearing different points of view, although it was kind of depressing. To be honest though, it seemed to be mostly people who expected it to be a joyous 4-7 month vacation.
I actually understand and respect why Disney has the housing rules that they do. They have to keep those apartments relatively nice or people ARE going to complain! Sure, it kind of sucks having to be creative on how you hang up posters and such, but it's really not that big of a deal.
It was also said that all people wanted to do down there was sleep, so they never had anybody to have fun with. Well, yeah I get that, but...we are young, healthy people who have this once in a lifetime experience, so I say get your lazy tookus out of bed! I know we'll work a lottttt and we'll be sleeeeepy, I do. Just, I think I'd rather be out having fun with my friends than just sitting around in my apartment being in a bad mood. And really, you can always find SOMEONE to go play in the parks with. Hell, just post something on the facebook group, and I'm sure someone would respond. Or knock on your next door neighbor's door and invite them. You just have to WANT IT.
One thing someone mentioned was how the people didn't seem at all like what they seemed on facebook. This kind of worries me. I mean, almost everyone (a few excluded -- some of you know what this means, lol) seem so incredibly hyped and friendly. I hope they're really like that! I don't like unfriendly or snotty people, and thankfully almost nobody that I've 'met' seems to be that way. So, can we 'originals' make a pact to stay just as friendly and Disney-lovin' as we are online?
Because really, nothing would suck more than to get there and realize nobody was like you thought they'd be, and have awful roommates and friends. Like seriously, I understand that sometimes people are a little reserved and shy at first (me too) but we'll already be good friends by the time we get there! So there's no need for any of us to seem different in real life. Plus, I think vlogs help.
I know I can make friends with practically ANYONE, and it seems like most of the people I meet are like that as well. (I'm talking in circles, sorry).
So yeah, I just don't want to get there and realize most people were being fake online. So no fakers! Just friends! Haha.
I hope other people feel the same. :)