DCP – Packing List

Hi guys! So there are 147 days until my college program…it seems like a lot but the first month since my acceptance has already flown by! Today I wrote the majority of my packing list…I live in an apartment so there’s a lot of stuff I won’t be bringing and I needed to sort things out! Feel free to use this for current/future programs. 


  • T-shirts
  • Tank tops
  • Shorts – both athletic and non
  • Jeans (because yes, around November it does get chilly in Florida!)
  • Unmentionables
  • Pajamas
  • Hats
  • Dresses (each program has a formal for participants so I am also bringing my prom dress! Plus one knee-length grey dress for Traditions/classes)
  • Pencil skirts, blazers, and Traditions tops (I’m bringing at least 3 full outfits)
  • Sandals
  • Ballet flats
  • Heels
  • Boots
  • Slippers
  • Converse
  • Running sneakers
  • Sleep mask
  • Aloe socks
  • Swimsuit & cover-up
  • Sunglasses
  • Charm bracelet
  • 2 purses and 1 backpack
  • Minnie ears
  • Non-slips (Disney does provide these for QSFB CP’s but I want to also have the option of the pair I’ve spent a year breaking in)
  • Sweatshirts & jackets
  • Magic Band


  • Twin bedding (I do plan on purchasing Disney bedding although this is obviously not required)
  • Cinderella pillow
  • Plushes
  • Journal & DCP notebook (I bought a notebook off Etsy with a Disney quote on the cover that I used for interview notes and now my packing/bucket lists)
  • Pens & pencils
  • Mattress pad
  • Bed risers
  • Laundry basket (only one complex has in-unit laundry machines)
  • Photos for corkboard
  • Hanging organizer
  • Calendar
  • Lock
  • Flameless candles
  • Books & movies
  • Lamp
  • Notebooks for online/Disney classes


  • Pots & pans (Disney provides them but I hear they’re kind of crappy)
  • Sandwich press
  • Waffle iron
  • Blender
  • Food processor
  • Measuring cups & spoons (see pots & pans)
  • Mugs
  • Silverware (see pots & pans)
  • Plates, bowls, and glasses (see pots & pans)
  • Teakettle & tea steeper
  • Toaster
  • Salt & pepper shakers


  • Laptop & charger
  • Stereo
  • TV (no, Disney does not provide this!)
  • Modem & router (see TV)
  • Phone chargers
  • Portable charger
  • Kindle & charger
  • Record player & records
  • CD’s

Living Room

  • Coasters
  • Blankets
  • Placemats
  • Lamp
  • Board games


  • Shampoo & conditioner
  • Soap & hand soap
  • Shaving cream & razors
  • Blow dryer
  • Curling iron & flat iron
  • Shower curtain
  • Towels
  • Trash bin
  • Face/acne creams
  • Makeup bin
  • Jewelry rack
  • Hair accessories
  • Floss
  • Toothbrush & toothpaste
  • Nail polish & remover
  • Pedicure stuff
  • Lotion
  • Feminine products
  • Medication
  • Scale
  • Sunscreen

Work Stuff

  • Passport
  • Lock (for backstage lockers)
  • Checkbook (to set up direct deposit)
  • DORMS papers
  • Lunchbox & ice packs

Some of this stuff I will most likely buy in the Orlando Target once I actually get down there but those are the things I definitely know I will need for my program! Feel free to print this up for yourself, or even to comment suggestions for things to bring. 

Have a magical day!

Song of the day: Gold Rush // Ed Sheeran

DCP – Packing List

DCP – I’m Accepted, Now What?

I really don’t want to let this blog fall by the wayside until August, when I trek down to Orlando, so I thought I’d make a few posts in the meantime about what I’m doing to prepare!

It’s been a little less than a month since my acceptance, and already there are so many things I’ve needed to do!

  • Contact your advisor. Because I go to school in Florida, the DCP is pretty well-known at my university, but I still needed to discuss course options for next fall. Personally, I’m taking the minimum six hours required to maintain my scholarship, but some of my roommates are taking the whole semester off. Which leads me to…
  • Start the hunt for roommates! You do have the option to go random, but one of the huge advantages of finding roommates in advance is splitting up things to bring (for example, I’m bringing kitchen stuff, one girl is bringing a router, one girl is bringing a shower curtain and an Apple TV)…that way, you don’t end up with six blenders and no TV. 
  • Make a packing list. You will definitely need business casual clothing for Traditions and Disney courses, a router & modem, a TV, a mattress pad, and a shower curtain. I will likely post this later. 
  • Make a bucket list! Again, I will probably post mine later, but the highlights include spending a night in a resort (if you split with your roommates, a room starts at $7 a person with CM discount) and eating around the world during Food & Wine. 
  • Make travel plans. Four of my roommates live out of state and have booked their flights already; I’ve talked to my mom about driving down early; my other in-state roommate is looking at hotels.
  • Get excited! You’re really going. 

Song of the day: On My Way // Phil Collins

DCP – I’m Accepted, Now What?