Breaking news! I’ve officially been able to pre-register for the illustrious Disney Dorms. I’ve set my sights on Chatham Square because out of all the research I’ve done on housing (believe me, it was quite minimal but I digress…) Chatham seems to be the best for someone who doesn’t own a car.
Let me categorize the information I’ve been able to find:
- Vista Way is supposedly a little ghetto, since it’s old, and lots of parties/general debauchery goes down there. Don’t get me wrong, I love debauchery and whatnot, but I don’t want to get fired. Disney doesn’t mess around when it comes to misconduct. It is close to the grocery store, so that’s a plus.
- Patterson Court is the newest of the dorms; it was completed in 2008. It’s also expensive, and there’s no bus stop (if you don’t have a car, it’s a 45-minute bus ride to get to work every morning). The nearest one is a fifteen-minute walk over in Chatham Square.
- Chatham Square is your best bet if you don’t own a car, due to the fact that the bus stop is right outside. It’s located right across the street from Mickey’s Retreat, which is basically a clubhouse for Disney employees. There’s all sorts of good stuff there: a pool, all different types of courts (tennis, volleyball, basketball, etc.) picnic area, not to mention it’s located on the edge of Little Lake Bryan! You can bet I’m going there on my days off.
4. And finally, there’s the Commons. The internet is unusually quiet about this location, and that might be because up until recently it was only open to international students. It’s the most expensive out of all four complexes -but just barely. The room with the highest rate in the Commons is only four dollars more per week than the one in Patterson Court.
I’m anxious for them to place me so that I can hopefully get in touch with my roommate(s). With luck, I’ll be put in a room with only one other person, since that’s what I’m used to and frankly, three seems like it would be a bit cramped.
Even though a random person isn’t ideal, I’m confident that I’ll be able to get along with almost anyone. If they party? Great! We can hit the town together. If they like to study, that’s fine too. We can hit the books together. I’m pretty good at adapting.
P.S. Here’s a poem of mine. Just thought I might share it.
“Don’t forget about that dayYou know the oneThe time you smelled like sunscreen, sea water, salt and sandThe air smelled fading sunYour legs are heavy and your chest is fullYou take a deep breath and your ribs expand until it feels like they might crackBut it’s fineYou’re not in painYour lungs are simply overloaded with the fragrance of an evening well spentYou’re not worrying about the rent that’s due or how you need to buy a new pair of running shoesYou were running todayBarefoot, on the beachHard, wet earth under your feetThe waves washing over your toes like the Lord bathing his disciplesBaptizing you in foamy waterYou can feel the grains of sand in your hairIt’s stiff and knotted but you can only grin because what the hell were you doing all day long if you’re not a mess when it’s all overScrapes on your palmsBlisters on your solesThe gentle rolling motion of the sea still buoying your mindYou float, suspendedAs your worries are upendedSwallowed up by the thin sheets of sleepUntil we meet again, my friend”
P.P.S. I just saw the Ghostbusters reboot and can I just say that I’m definitely a fan? Jillian Holtzmann is a lesbian goddess and I 100% support the idea of an Erin/Holtzmann romance.
And seriously, who doesn’t love a crop top with overalls?