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Restricted Rehire [22 Oct 2011|10:18pm]

[ mood | nervous ]

Hey, everyone! I did the college program in Spring 2009 and will be applying again in Fall 2012. A friend of mine is who is also reapplying (her program was Fall Adv 2010) is scared she might be on restricted rehire.......I had not considered this as a possibility and she scared me a little bit. I have a couple questions I hope someone can help me with!

1) What exactly is required to be on restricted rehire? I've heard different things from different people. Some say you just need points, some say you need a reprimand....I had nearly perfect attendance during my program (I called in 1 time) and was only late once or twice. I'm almost positive I had 0 points when my program ended and I never had a reprimand, so this doesn't worry me. My friend had just over 5 points when she left, but 0 reprimands. Is this something she should worry about?

2) I'm concerned about my status because I went seasonal from June 2009 - June 2010, when I was (sort of) termed for not being able to complete my hours (I was only about 10 short). I never called them and formally quit nor did I receive a letter or anything. Just one day I stopped receiving things in the mail couldn't log onto the Hub anymore. I just assumed I had been termed. I think this was around the time that they increased the amount of hours that were required to stay seasonal, as I knew lots of people who had been similarly laid off, so I really didn't think much about it. Should I be concerned, though? I was in excellent standing with the company besides this.

3) Is there a time limit on restricted rehire? If the seasonal thing DID put me on restricted, it will have been for over 2 years by the time I apply again (Well, I would apply in January 2012, but not work until August 2012.....so 1.5-2 years). Will it have run out and I won't have to worry?

I hope I explained everything clearly, if it doesn't make sense I'd be happy to clarify! I'd appreciate any advice you can give!

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Disney Roles? [17 Aug 2011|11:47am]

[ mood | chipper ]

Hey everyone!

I'm a former Disney CP who went seasonal, but had to quit because of school. I'm preparing to do a second CP, however, because I just miss Disney too much!

Here's my question: My last CP was merchandise and I absolutely loved it. It was a fantastic role and I'd love to do it again, but.....I'd also kind of like to do something different! I'm thinking about attractions and character attendant (very popular, I know....). My favorite part of merchandise was the massive amount of guest interaction I got to have, and the freedom to just kind of walk around and talk to people. I know that's something I'd probably give up if I switched to attractions or character attendant. Does anyone have experience working merchandise and then another role, and could tell me which role they liked better?

Or does anyone in these roles have some magical moments they'd like to share, or what they liked best and least about their role? What kind of guest interaction do you get in attractions/character attendant?


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transfering to west side [27 Jun 2011|12:37am]

Trying to transfer to Mansion or Pirates. Any tips? At this point I’ll take anything on west side... need to get away from Main Entrance as quickly as possible.
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Hello Cast Members! [22 Jun 2011|06:13pm]

I'm going to DisneyLand (OMG OMG OMG!!!) I'm very excited! Having worked at Disney World for years, I'm taking a trip to the original! I'm hopeful that I can find some WDW cast folks that might have some comps that they'd be willing to part with (they can be used over there).
Shoot me an email at singinfifi@gmail.com! I will, of course, compensate you for your time and trouble (but of course, not for the actual TICKET because, well, those aren't for sale). 

I also have some one day 1 park tickets that I earned singing for Candelight that I can trade for one of the cast comps (I know it's not an entirely even trade b/c they are one day one park and the comps are hoppers, but maybe we can work something out?) .

Have a magical day!

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Cast parking for West Side? [20 Jun 2011|02:00pm]

I’m trying to transfer from Main Entrance to West Side (Mansion or Pirates, hopefully), and I’m just curious about the parking. Do West Siders park in K Lot or elsewhere? I sometimes see Pirates in K Lot, but rarely a Mansion docent.
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Waiting for Casting [23 May 2011|12:53pm]

How does the hiring process go?
see, i've had my profile up on the WDW career site for almost 2 years now havent heard a word from them at all . i wouldnt mind having a job in attractions, merchandise etc. ya know?
ive called and asked about what to do but all the people told me is to wait until you hear something. so i do and i come to see all these other people getting hired right away. for instances my friend who moved to florida not to long ago after i did got a job with disney two weeks after she arrived! Disney is always saying they are hiring. ..
ive worked with the company previously on the college program .. with no bad rep. that was three years ago.
i live florida..

i dont know what to do. i'm thinking of going into casting personally and applying so far i heard that has helped many people..

i just want to get back to my disney roots ;p

any suggestions? advice?
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Entertainment Cast - WDW!! [09 May 2011|02:21pm]

I don't know if there are any entertainment cast members in here, or if I'm allowed to do this, but I am desperate to give away some shifts and I'm pulling every resource I have.

They shifts are as follows:

Sat May 14th - MK Van Driver 2 8:30am - 5:30pm
Sun May 15th - Mk Van Driver 3 2:30pm - 11:30pm
Friday May 20th - Epcot Van Driver 1pm - 9pm

If this is not allowed feel free to delete, but I'm desperate here. I will be out of town on the 14th and 15th and the 20th are plans for my birthday. If you know anyone who wants them, or want them yourself, please take them. If you want them, I will PM you my portal ID. thanks!
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DISNEY MADNESS [08 Apr 2011|01:46am]

[ mood | amused ]

disney_madness disney_madness disney_madness


DO YOU MISS f_march_madness?





*if this isn't allowed, I'll delete it
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Position/pay at Disneyland? [20 Jan 2011|12:56pm]

Disneyland Castmembers: Out of curiosity, what is your position, and what is your pay? Also, how fulfilling is your position?

I’m a main gate ticket taker and screener. When I’m taking I get $9.05, and when I’m screening I get $9.30.

While it’s fun to see an occasional celebrity come into the park in those positions, it’s not the most fulfilling job. I think we get the brunt of the guests’ bad moods up front. We get yelled at a lot... doesn’t feel very magical. I’m looking into a transfer to another area, but haven’t decided which. My manager suggests I go into tours, but I think I might be a little shy for that. We’ll see :)
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Question about character roles/timing [16 Jan 2011|09:38pm]

Hi everyone! I hope you guys had an awesome New Years :)
I am currently not a Disney Cast Member (yet!) but have been interested in working as a Character Performer at WDW since I turned 16 in 2007. I'm 19 now, a freshman in college, and my interest has not waned in the slightest. I don't want to do the college program, but I am wondering how I can work at Disney World during the summer season as a character performer. Would I have to audition before the summer season, or during? And would I have a place to live as a seasonal cast member? I can work up to two months during the summer season.

I'm almost 5'1, danced for 15 years, and worked for almost two years at Chuck E Cheese. I know CEC isn't even close to Disney in terms of experience, but I was a birthday host and attended to all kinds of people, it definitely taught me patience! And don't tell anyone, but I secretly loved being Chuck E. and giving high fives and dancing for all the kids :)

I know a few people that have worked in the Entertainment industry before at Disney, and they have told me that I am pretty much a shoo-in for a princess role or Alice or Wendy (I'm not sure about the height requirements of the last two, I might be too tall even at 5'1/2). BUT, I am well aware that that is no guarantee I will land my dream as a performer, there probably will be lots of girls prettier and more experienced than I am at the auditions and I am prepared not to cry too hard if I don't make it, I promise I can handle it!

Thank you to everyone who is able/willing to help me on this, I really do appreciate it so much!
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transferring departments/roles? [14 Nov 2010|11:40am]

I know I want to transfer roles after my initial 6 months as a ticket taker, but how do I go about it? Do I have to reapply and land another interview, or is this something that happens internally, like managers talking to managers? If I have to reapply, do you think I should start now, five months in advance?

BTW, I’m liking the ticket taking a little more than I did at first (for anyone who’s keeping up), and I’m really enjoying my coworkers. I just really get excited thinking about working attractions (hoping for Haunted Mansion/Pirates) and hope to experience that soon :)

Also, are any of you going to the holiday parties?
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Help me understand the main entrance pass? [08 Nov 2010|03:52pm]

[ mood | confused ]

The way I understand it is that I can bring in three guests at a time, sixteen times per year, and that year starts Jan 1st, so since I was just hired I can use up all of my 3X16 before Dec 31st on days that are not blocked out.

Now, what about my family... my husband and my two sons? Are they included in that 3X16, or can I bring them in as many times as I want? I’m hoping they’re “freebies” and not included in those numbers, but how would I bring them in without using my Main Entrance Pass?


P.S. Have I mentioned that I love this community? I wish it were more active :)

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I feel rotten. [03 Nov 2010|09:06pm]

I’m feeling miserable in the role Disneyland chose to put me in - it’s not feeling like it fits me or I fit it at all. And I just started. And I don’t know who to talk to about it, or if I should talk to anyone at all. I’m afraid that if I tell my manager I’m miserable she’ll just let me go, and that’s the last thing I want after coveting a Disney job for so long and finally getting hired. I’d really love to be in a different department; something with slightly less contact with people (I’m a ticket taker, so I see everyone who enters the park/s), and something where I might be working indoors on occasion. I realize I can’t talk to anyone about a transfer until I’ve been there six months. I just hope I can reasonably make it through the next 5.5 without feeling really down.

Just needed to get that out of my system. Thanks for existing/listening.
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A question [03 Nov 2010|06:46pm]

 is there anybody here who has worked in the disney College program for disneyland resort??? I recently applied and did my  online and phone interview and am now waiting for my acceptance or rejection email. Can anybody tell me what it is really like to work for disney...I mean the whole work ethic and  the bosses are they really mean and super strict or just regularly strict and cool and I don't know...what is it like?/?
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[28 Oct 2010|09:58pm]


I'm desperately looking for Disnyland icons for my LJ.
I would prefer Main Street but anything will do.

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DL main gate [27 Oct 2010|02:18pm]

Any DL main gate ticket takers in this community? I’m training, and I’m nervous... LOL
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Help with Hub registration? [23 Oct 2010|02:14pm]

I completed my Traditions class yesterday, which was awesome, and today I tried to register myself at The Hub (cast site). The link that is supposed to take me to a registration page doesn’t work, so i tried to do a fake login in hopes the failed attempt would take me to a registration page or a help page, but it backfired. After only one failed attempt I got a message saying something like “too many failed login attempts - you are now locked out of the system”... um?? Ugh. I tried emailing the address they listed to get login help, and the email address doesn’t work either.

Any ideas? TIA!
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Finding a sublease [20 Oct 2010|05:31pm]

Where on the HUB can I post to try and find someone to sublease an apartment? Or where in general for the Disney Area? I work for Disney seasonally but now I have a teaching job in Osceola County and the drive and tourists are really getting to me so I need to find a new place to live. Thanks!
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Getting hired? [18 Oct 2010|01:07pm]

hey there,

was wondering if you all help me out here. i'm sure its been answered several times but once more wont hurt :)

I have interest in being a castmember at Disneyland.. how would i go about doing so?

I've applied online but havent gotten notice of anything .. would it be easier to apply in person at casting?

Also I have experience as a castmember at Walt Disney World Florida in the college program for 2 yrs will that help with the chances at all in getting hired ? quicker? slower? etc. etc.

any information would be helpful. i would loove to be back in the disney life again!
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OMG! [29 Sep 2010|04:54pm]

[ mood | ecstatic ]

You guys, I got the job!! I interviewed yesterday and was told it would be a few weeks before I heard back. They told me I’d be on a list to start as a ticket taker as soon as a position opened up, but didn’t actually hire me yesterday. They called me today and said I’m hired! I go in for orientation in a couple of weeks! I’m soooo excited!!

Thanks for your tips and advice over the last few days!!

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