After spending the last 13 years as a Disney cast member, I have a confession to make…my ultimate Disney fantasy is to be a swashbuckling pirate and become part of the legendary Pirates of the Caribbean attraction.
It’s true. Ever since I was a child, I’ve been obsessed with that attraction and it’s always the first place I visit when I’m at Disneyland Park. Then, I spend the rest of the day at the park humming, Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate’s life for me. You’d be surprised to see how many people hear me humming and decide to join in.
Have you ever thought about what your ultimate Disney fantasy would be? Maybe it’s to become a pirate like me and set sail with Captain Jack Sparrow and his crew; or maybe you want to become a princess and join our Disneyland royalty. I know some of you reading this have always wanted to become a Jedi or take a trip to the dark side with Darth Vader. Who says we can’t?
Sure, we can’t actually be that person or character, but that doesn’t mean we can’t be inspired by them. For a fun, unique theme park experience, many of our Disneyland College Program participants Disney Bound when they visit Disneyland on their days off. Have any of you tried it?
For those of you who haven’t, Disney Bounding is wearing an outfit that is inspired by your favorite Disney character. Remember, you can’t wear a costume to the parks, but you can match their color palate and use their costume for inspiration for your clothes.
Disney Bounding really gives you a chance to feel like you’re part of the Disney magic and the memories you’ll make on your program while Disney Bounding at the parks with your roommates is something you’ll never forget. Believe me, the photos you’ll capture are amazing.
We recently celebrated the halfway point of our spring program and we rented out the Paradise Pier section of Disney California Adventure Park for an event unlike any other. We had special character meet-and-greets, food, prizes and much more. Of course, the biggest celebration of the season isn’t complete without the perfect Disney Bound, so we challenged them to show off their favorite Disney Side.
It was great to see all of the different outfits they chose to wear; outfits inspired by iconic things throughout The Walt Disney Company that motivate them every day.
If you could spend a day at Disneyland with some of your best friends, what would you Disney Bound as? Remember, this is your Disney fantasy, so be creative, use your imagination and dream big. You never know, maybe one day you’ll be Disney Bounding at one of our Disneyland College Program celebrations!