In Review: Disney Heritage

Hello again!

There has been a lot of talk about whether or not to take classes while on the Disney College Program.  During my first program I was lucky enough to take Exploring Leadership (see my thoughts here) and Exploring Disney Heritage.  I also plan on taking a seminar during the Fall 2016 program.

Today I’ll only be talking about the Exploration Seminars, my school does not offer any credit what so ever for the DCP, so I don’t know much about the collegiate or professional courses. Personally, I’m really glad that I was able to take seminars during my first program.  I think it’s really interesting to learn more about the company that I love so much.

It seems like the main reason for not taking courses is because of the time commitment.  Both of seminars I took were for two hours in the middle of the afternoon, which was slightly inconvenient when it came to making plans on my days off, but I think it was worth it.  Most of the time I had the entire day off from work on the day I had the seminars, there was only one time that I was scheduled to work after.  I think learning more about the company is definitely worth loosing two hours of free time a week.

I loved Disney Heritage.  The course is pretty much exactly what it sounds like, an in-depth look at how The Walt Disney Company came to be and how became what it is today.  There is a huge emphasis on Walt and Roy, which I loved (as well as making me super emotional).  The course lasted six weeks and was held in one of the classrooms at Chatham.  One week we went to Animal Kingdom for class and another week we went to Magic Kingdom.  Class at Magic Kingdom, does it even get better than that?  This course is extremely difficult to get into because it is so popular, so good luck if you want to take it!

Here is the current course listing (as of April 21, 2016), some of these have changed since I did the program:

I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I can get a spot in “Disney Heritage: 1955-1982.”  A course about Disneyland AND Walt Disney World. Yes please!
Stay golden,

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