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    Hey I'm thinking of going to apply at Disneyland on Sunday. Good idea or bad? What are the benefits they give you? Can you choose wher you want to start off? Do they give you good hours? good pay?

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    Is Casting even open on Sunday?? I thought they would be open Monday through Friday!! I say go for it. They are in need of as much people right now, for the holidays.

    You can choose where you want to go. Hours suck once you start, but you get more with seniority. Pay is decent, not enough to pay bills with.

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    • #3
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      That's a really bad idea!

      No one will be there on Sunday.

      As long as you go into being a cast member knowing it's only a part-time job and not a career, then it's a great place to work. It's more of a job for college students going to school part-time or full-time before they move on to bigger and better things.

      Don't get involved in drama is and be humble is the best advice I can give.

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      • #4
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        Don't get involved with drama??? What does that mean?

        I will participating in the college program come January in Attractions.

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        • #5
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          Originally posted by DisneyMickey View Post
          Don't get involved with drama??? What does that mean?
          Basically, just come to work, work, and go home. Avoid all the politics.

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          • #6
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            Trust me, working at DL is like being in high school. Drama!
            Took mom to Disneyland for the first time in over 20 years this week! Woo!
            - March 1, 2006

            She screamed, cried, and laughed...
            - me too!

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            • #7
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              Originally posted by WannaCub View Post
              Trust me, working at DL is like being in high school. Drama!
              Trust me working just about anywhere you're going to have to deal with politics and drama.... when you have more than one human working at the same place... you're going to have drama. Its a part of life.




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              • #8
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                Working at Disneyland is like high school all over again!! that's why it's nicknamed, "Disney High." That's why it is comedy onstage, backstage all drama!

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                • #9
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                  Originally posted by penguinsoda View Post
                  Trust me working just about anywhere you're going to have to deal with politics and drama.... when you have more than one human working at the same place... you're going to have drama. Its a part of life.
                  I was just going to say the exact same thing. There is drama and politics in every job -- I don't care what it is.

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                  • #10
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                    There might be some issues getting hired around now.

                    I've heard (right here) that they won't hire you until the background check is finished which is around two weeks. Ad a few days to get scheduled for traditions and then up to a week for training and you're close to the end of the month. Maybe not soon enough to be much help for Thanksgiving

                    And then that only gives you the month of December for many hours and back in January hours will decline drastically so they may not be inclined to be hiring a lot of new people now given those parameters.

                    Still, it eventually depends on turnover, so it's probably worth a try. But the openings, especially in particular areas such as Attractions, may be limited.

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                    • #11
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                      As to benefits... better read your contract... they cut a lot of that out this past go round for attractions, stores, foods, and I believe custodial and facilities as well but I am not sure. Meaning no vacation, no sick. As to hours, well you should see some because not many people stick around, but the pay is barely above minimum... oh and you have that wonderful thing called union dues.

                      As to the earlier comment of a part time job for college students... it used to be... but now they refuse to schedule around your classes, I've seen people forced out because their attendance was too high (because they were going to class). If you do this, do it because you want to, because in the end it may dishearten you to realize how poorly the Disney company treats those who work for it.
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                      • #12
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                        Originally posted by Dan - Tasmic! View Post
                        Basically, just come to work, work, and go home. Avoid all the politics.
                        That's pretty good advice at most places, but particularly at Disneyland: probably the only place on earth where I can analyze our union's operations in the same way you would analyze Elementary School kids on the playground.

                        Just to mention some of the positive benefits. You do get free admission into the park whenever you want. And you can bring in others up to 16 times a year. Sad thing is, you'll be so tired and disillusioned after a few weeks that coming into DL to play just doesn't have the same allure it used too.

                        However, if you can take a lot of stuff (another word would be more appropriate, but is not suitable for this setting) and just focus on the fact that you're working at the DLR and making memories of a lifetime for thousands, you should be able to get through the day and still go home in somewhat of a good mood. (I don't know, that's how I do it.).

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                        • #13
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                          Personally if I were a high school senior or college student with no skills or education I'd apply at In-N-Out before I apply at Disneyland considering the state of things these days.

                          The novelty of working at Disneyland eventually wears off. I can't imagine how quickly it wears off these days when you realize the backstage bathrooms are covered in graffiti. There's just no pride in the position anymore.

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                          • #14
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                            Originally posted by Pressler69 View Post
                            Personally if I were a high school senior or college student with no skills or education I'd apply at In-N-Out before I apply at Disneyland considering the state of things these days.

                            The novelty of working at Disneyland eventually wears off. I can't imagine how quickly it wears off these days when you realize the backstage bathrooms are covered in graffiti. There's just no pride in the position anymore.
                            Covered in graffiti? You can't be serious.
                            I have been working at Disneyland for about two years now. It really depends on what department you go into. I suggest going into something that is going to make you happy. Scheduling can sometimes be a pain, but you have to make sure that if you need any days off that you request it a while in advanced. I was able to take a vacation to Florida this summer with really not hassel. Work with your managers. The only real benefits are getting into the park, discounts, and also other discounts like movies, etc. Its a great experience. As for Drama that people are talking about, I have not experienced it. It depends on if you get involved in it or not.
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                            • #15
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                              Drama's actually easy to avoid.
                              I think the job's much more fun than this thread makes it out to be, so ask many cast members for their opinion.
                              Better yet, just apply and see for yourself.

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                                Originally posted by GhostHostJeff View Post
                                Covered in graffiti? You can't be serious.
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                                • #17
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                                  Originally posted by DisneyMickey View Post
                                  Don't get involved with drama??? What does that mean?

                                  I will participating in the college program come January in Attractions.
                                  Here's hoping an English class with a bit of grammar is involved in your lessons...
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                                  • #18
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                                    Just out of curiousity, what kind of (entry?) level positions are available for recent/upcoming college grads? Particularly with business/econ related departments... ? Any insight is appreciated

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                                    • #19
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                                      Originally posted by s0nginmyheart View Post
                                      Just out of curiousity, what kind of (entry?) level positions are available for recent/upcoming college grads? Particularly with business/econ related departments... ? Any insight is appreciated
                                      https://disney.recruitmax.com/main/c...szIsJobBoard=0

                                      You may also search for Internships by typing "Internship" into the keyword box.

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                                      • #20
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                                        Well I haven't seen much backstage.
                                        Jeff Wayne






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