Walt Disney World restarts college program with new residences

Posted Wednesday, June 16, 2021 10:54 AM | Contributed by Jeff

From the official cast and community page:

The Disney College Program is back and today we welcomed the first of many students to call the new Flamingo Crossings Village home. What a joyous day for all our future Cast Members as they start this new adventure filled with hope, inspiration, and magic. We are so excited to welcome them into our Cast family as they get settled and begin their training this week.

Read more from the official WDW Cast and Community page on Facebook.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 10:58 AM
Jeff's avatar

The scale of the development is really impressive. There was nothing there a couple of years ago, now there are a bunch of hotels, the dorms and a shopping area anchored by Target. Other than the hotels, none of it is open yet, but it all came in to being very quickly. We're just excited to get a Target a little closer.


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Wednesday, June 16, 2021 1:20 PM

This is the summer to do the program before the hot tubs at the new housing complex get all the STDs

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021 2:05 PM
Vater's avatar

It'll probably be fine if they stick to dry humping.

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021 5:28 PM

I was by Flamingo Crossings not long ago. Holy cow are those kids going to enjoy those accommodations. I'm assuming they can house a lot of people there because I believe they are selling Vista Way (where I stayed in the early 90s).

For historical trivia: the first college program kids were housed in a trailer park called "Snow White's Village". I'm glad I missed that.

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021 6:37 PM
Jeff's avatar

Sounds like lots of fun during hurricane season.


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Wednesday, June 16, 2021 8:27 PM
99er's avatar

That whole area is blowing up and I am ready for it. Another Starbucks near property is exactly what I need! More lunch choices too:)


-Chris

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021 10:20 PM
Jeff's avatar

Not sure if I'd describe it as "near." Western Way is really long! We need to time it, but I thought it would be faster from Animal Kingdom to my house, but going up around Reams might be faster. Once the new MK lot overpass is done, it'll be no contest.


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Wednesday, June 16, 2021 10:51 PM
99er's avatar

Well its near as far as having more lunch choices. It was just a few years ago that if we wanted to go to lunch we had to drive out to 192 or Crossroads. So depending on where work might take me for the day, or if I have a meeting on that side of property (once in-person meetings are a thing again) it's another "close" option. Flamingo Crossings is just a short drive from MK using Bear Island Road or from the back gate at AK.


-Chris

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Thursday, June 17, 2021 12:03 AM

R.I.P. Vista Lay

Flamingo Crossings looks amazing. Hat toss to new CP in these new digs.

We just had a party tent and Norwegian girl foil apartment parties, sneaking CM friends in trunks. wrapped in blankets to try to trick security. Questioning who in our building was sober enough to drive to the 7-11 to get more beer and nachos. Good times.

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Thursday, June 17, 2021 9:01 AM
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Yeah, nothing more fun than drunk driving. 🙄


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Thursday, June 17, 2021 9:25 PM

Jeff said:

Yeah, nothing more fun than drunk driving. 🙄

That was the point. You'd find someone that had not been drinking to help you out. Everyone in each building hung out and we'd do that for each other. CP was a very cool instant family.

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Thursday, June 17, 2021 10:01 PM
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Rip Ridin’ Rocket > drunk driving.


Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

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