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!
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?
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.
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 email@example.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!
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.
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?
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!
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 :)
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!