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  • [Question] Working at WDW

    I'm gonna be a junior in high school in the fall, and i was wondering if i could go work at WDW, DL, or DCA in the summer?

    If you guys could give me some info on that so i know what happens... that would be great! thanks
    "Ian, in life, whatever you do, DO NOT give up your dreams and goals of the past, present, and future and only then will you be successful!" - Walter Elias Disney

  • #2
    Re: Working at WDW

    I'm confused, Firebolt- are you local? Unless you live within driving distance of either of the resorts, I don't think it would be feasible. It might be fun, but I don't think you could make enough to support yourself for the summer: housing, food, transportation, etc.

    If you're not a local, and you're still set on working in one of the resorts in the next few years, I'd suggest you focus on the Disney College Program. Great way to experience the parks, make some money, and start building a Disney career, if that's your goal.

    Here's the link to the MiceChat College Program thread-
    http://micechat.com/forums/walt-disn...e-program.html
    They are the Disney Princesses and their goal is world domination. -Mary McNamara | LA Times / AP

    Fall 2004: Fantasyland Attractions

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    • #3
      Re: Working at WDW

      I'm planning on going to Cali. or Florida for the summer maybe so I was just wondering if it's possible.
      "Ian, in life, whatever you do, DO NOT give up your dreams and goals of the past, present, and future and only then will you be successful!" - Walter Elias Disney

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      • #4
        Re: Working at WDW

        How old are you going to be then? You have to be at least certain age for various positions.

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        • #5
          Re: Working at WDW

          Originally posted by firebolt413 View Post
          I'm planning on going to Cali. or Florida for the summer maybe so I was just wondering if it's possible.
          You need to be 18. At least for WDW, I doubt that you could get hired. I'm a CP now and barely working 30 hours a week. There just aren't enough hours to go around and I hear that the seasonal CMs hardly get any hours. Also, as far as summer goes, I believe that CP alumni get priority, and that sometimes there isn't even enough space for them.

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          • #6
            Re: Working at WDW

            WDW & DL both have a hiring freeze going on right now. Or at least last I heard (which isn't too long ago) they were. So they're not hiring anyone right now. Maybe that will change by summer but If you're not 18 by then, you're SOL.

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            • #7
              Re: Working at WDW

              I would just wait to do the CP. It would make everything easier. And if you can't wait til college, you could do the CS (it's for people who have just finished HS).
              Many as a kid (1986-1998)Aug 98- Port OrleansMarch 03- Jr Band Trip (offsite)Aug 03- Port OrleansJan 12-Aug 5, 05- CP (CS)Jan 1-5, 06- AS Sports (Solo Trip)May 24, 06 to Jan 5, 07- CP (CS)Jan 31-Feb 3, 07- offsite (solo trip)March 1-3, 2007- Dad + Me (offsite)May 16-Aug 10, 07- CP (CS)Aug 10-12, 07- GF/P&PMay 21-Aug 15, 08- CP (PC)Aug 15-18, 08- AKLMarch 25-29, 09 (off-site)Aug 10, 09-Jan 2, 10- CP (CS)Jan 3-May 14, 2010- CP (CS)Feb 12-16, 2012: DCL DreamOct 20-27, 2012: DCL Fantasy (East)Sept 8-12, 2013: DCL DreamJan 20-24, 2014: DCL MagicFeb 17/18, 2015 AS Music

              Jan 12- Aug 5, 2005- Fantasyland Merchandise
              May 24, 2006 to Jan 5, 2007- Character Attendant
              May 16- Aug 10, 2007- Epcot WS Custodial/Seasonal CA
              May 21- July 5, 2008: Casey's (QSFB); July 6-Aug 15, 2008: character attendant
              Aug 10, 2009-Jan 2, 2010: Toy Story Mania
              Jan 3-May 14, 2010: Great Movie Ride
              May 16, 2010~ Fulltime

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              • #8
                Re: Working at WDW

                What's a CS?
                "Ian, in life, whatever you do, DO NOT give up your dreams and goals of the past, present, and future and only then will you be successful!" - Walter Elias Disney

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                • #9
                  Re: Working at WDW

                  Originally posted by firebolt413 View Post
                  What's a CS?
                  Career Start program:
                  The Disney CareerStart Program - Walt Disney World Resort
                  Many as a kid (1986-1998)Aug 98- Port OrleansMarch 03- Jr Band Trip (offsite)Aug 03- Port OrleansJan 12-Aug 5, 05- CP (CS)Jan 1-5, 06- AS Sports (Solo Trip)May 24, 06 to Jan 5, 07- CP (CS)Jan 31-Feb 3, 07- offsite (solo trip)March 1-3, 2007- Dad + Me (offsite)May 16-Aug 10, 07- CP (CS)Aug 10-12, 07- GF/P&PMay 21-Aug 15, 08- CP (PC)Aug 15-18, 08- AKLMarch 25-29, 09 (off-site)Aug 10, 09-Jan 2, 10- CP (CS)Jan 3-May 14, 2010- CP (CS)Feb 12-16, 2012: DCL DreamOct 20-27, 2012: DCL Fantasy (East)Sept 8-12, 2013: DCL DreamJan 20-24, 2014: DCL MagicFeb 17/18, 2015 AS Music

                  Jan 12- Aug 5, 2005- Fantasyland Merchandise
                  May 24, 2006 to Jan 5, 2007- Character Attendant
                  May 16- Aug 10, 2007- Epcot WS Custodial/Seasonal CA
                  May 21- July 5, 2008: Casey's (QSFB); July 6-Aug 15, 2008: character attendant
                  Aug 10, 2009-Jan 2, 2010: Toy Story Mania
                  Jan 3-May 14, 2010: Great Movie Ride
                  May 16, 2010~ Fulltime

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                  • #10
                    Re: Working at WDW

                    The CS is so cool!! Is there one for DL and DCA?
                    "Ian, in life, whatever you do, DO NOT give up your dreams and goals of the past, present, and future and only then will you be successful!" - Walter Elias Disney

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                    • #11
                      Re: Working at WDW

                      Originally posted by firebolt413 View Post
                      The CS is so cool!! Is there one for DL and DCA?
                      Yes there is.
                      The Disney CareerStart Program - Disneyland Resort
                      Many as a kid (1986-1998)Aug 98- Port OrleansMarch 03- Jr Band Trip (offsite)Aug 03- Port OrleansJan 12-Aug 5, 05- CP (CS)Jan 1-5, 06- AS Sports (Solo Trip)May 24, 06 to Jan 5, 07- CP (CS)Jan 31-Feb 3, 07- offsite (solo trip)March 1-3, 2007- Dad + Me (offsite)May 16-Aug 10, 07- CP (CS)Aug 10-12, 07- GF/P&PMay 21-Aug 15, 08- CP (PC)Aug 15-18, 08- AKLMarch 25-29, 09 (off-site)Aug 10, 09-Jan 2, 10- CP (CS)Jan 3-May 14, 2010- CP (CS)Feb 12-16, 2012: DCL DreamOct 20-27, 2012: DCL Fantasy (East)Sept 8-12, 2013: DCL DreamJan 20-24, 2014: DCL MagicFeb 17/18, 2015 AS Music

                      Jan 12- Aug 5, 2005- Fantasyland Merchandise
                      May 24, 2006 to Jan 5, 2007- Character Attendant
                      May 16- Aug 10, 2007- Epcot WS Custodial/Seasonal CA
                      May 21- July 5, 2008: Casey's (QSFB); July 6-Aug 15, 2008: character attendant
                      Aug 10, 2009-Jan 2, 2010: Toy Story Mania
                      Jan 3-May 14, 2010: Great Movie Ride
                      May 16, 2010~ Fulltime

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                      • #12
                        Re: Working at WDW

                        This is great! but sucks too... since I can't apply until 2011.
                        "Ian, in life, whatever you do, DO NOT give up your dreams and goals of the past, present, and future and only then will you be successful!" - Walter Elias Disney

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                        • #13
                          Re: Working at WDW

                          you can work at WDW at, i believe, 16 or 17. you can't operate machinery, i.e. attractions, until you're 18.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Working at WDW

                            if i can work at Walt Disney World when I'm 16, what can I do there?
                            "Ian, in life, whatever you do, DO NOT give up your dreams and goals of the past, present, and future and only then will you be successful!" - Walter Elias Disney

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                            • #15
                              Re: Working at WDW

                              you could probably work as a character attendant , funphotographer umm simple things that dont require machines or handling alcohol
                              Fall 2009-- Quick Service Food and Beverage!!


                              Yay im looking to meet many many people before i go and possibly have some potential roomies so lets talk!!!

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