CALLING ALL CURRENT AND FORMER ATTRACTIONS CMs
I’m doing a little research about what it’s like to work Attractions in WDW. All Attractions, too, not just rides.
If you’d like to help me out, please answer the following questions either in my inbox or when reblogging this post.
1. What is/was your Attraction(s)?
2. Did you like your area?
3. Best thing about working at your Attraction?
4. Worst thing about working your Attraction?
5. If you’ve worked at more than one location, which was your favorite and least favorite. Bonus points for why!
Thank you in advance!
Anonymous asked: Hey I was strongly considering applying for the college program. Is sounds like so much fun but before I commit to applying I was wondering if there were any downsides to it?
you’re gonna work your butt off, just know that going in. you’re going to get the shittiest, longest hours, and sometimes you’ll be so tired you’ll fall asleep on your crappy little cot bed in housing still wearing your costume.
but when you’re working those long hours, you make the best friends. there were nights on my cp where i thought i would die from laughing so hard. i would go to waffle house at four am with my friends and somehow forget how tired i was. and people i hadn’t even known existed a few months beforehand became some of my greatest friends in the world.
even though i’ve fallen out of touch with some of my friends, i think about them all of the time, and whenever we talk we just cry over how much we miss each other. it’s like summer camp.
i highly suggest it.
He is talking about Vista Way and there’s nothing you can say to convince me otherwise.
As soon as I read the first one I was like, “Vista Way. It’s Vista Way.”
Disney leaves out a few things when you get hired:
They forget to inform you about the long hours, the crappy pay, and the obnoxious guests
They fail to mention your costume won’t breathe and you’ll always be uncomfortable because your pants never fit
They don’t tell you missing the holidays…
This was seriously about to piss me off, and then I smiled so wide it hurt.
One of the greatest perks of working for Disney is getting free admission into the parks whenever you want. But when playing at the parks or resorts, it’s important to uphold certain behavior standards. Here is my list of Do’s and Don’ts for off-duty Cast Members.
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recoursing asked: i think its cool that you're not afraid to write about the hard things of working at the dcp too. no one should feel like they have to pretend like everything is completely great to make sure other people will still apply to go there. but the thing about the dcp is the good outweighs the bad so it doesn't even matter! please keep writing about your full experience, the good and the bad, because it's honest and interesting.
Thank you. It was always really important to me to be honest when I was blogging about my program, and I’m continuing to do so now that I’m a permanent CM. Many people don’t realize how much work goes along with the DCP, but that’s what it is. We work while others play.
Anonymous asked: What transport can a DCP use when travelling to and from the parks?
If you don’t want to bring a car there are (CP only) buses available at the apartment complexes for you to use. They go to all of the parks, hotels, water parks, and Downtown Disney, as well as Walmart, Publix, the post office, and the Florida Mall. Upon arrival Housing provides you with a bus schedule and there’s now a smartphone app that shows the buses current locations and estimated arrival times.
*note that this is for the WDW College Program
saisir-linstant asked: A couple of days ago I asked you about the phone interview, I wanted to thank you because your advice was very helpfull! I received the email today and I've been accepted for the fall program!! :D
That’s so awesome!! If I was on my computer I would use a really fun gif for this. You’re going to have so much fun and meet so many great people!
alyblogsherfeelings asked: I just wanted to tell you I got accepted into the Disney World College Program! I got the role of Main Entrance Operations for fall 2014 and even though its not my top role it still holds so much potential for magical guest interactions and an amazing experience! I just really wanted to share my happy news with you :)
Oh my gosh, congratulations!! Main Entrance Ops has a lot of variety and is a great place to grow from, and you’re right about those magical moments!
I’m so excited for you!
Anonymous asked: I forgot what roles I chose as high interest and I can't find a way to check exactly what I put! I generally remember, but I don't want to look like an idiot in my phone interview.
That’s okay! My interviewer didn’t even bring up specific roles or what I listed. What’s important is that you remember why you’re interested in doing the DCP. If you would prefer a couple of different roles it’s okay to bring those up to the interviewer yourself. Take the lead, so to speak.