I worked at the front desk at Disney's Saratoga Springs. Here are some things you need to know.
They have excellent benefits: good cheap health, dental, vision, 401k, passes into the park, discounts on Disney merch (up to 50% during the holidays)
Florida and California employees get paid to carpool, take the bus/train, walk
The interview process can sometimes take awhile, at least it did for me. I submitted my application in January, interviewed in February and wasn't hired till March.
Looks good on a resume. EVERY employer will ask you about your experience there, trust me.
Layoffs do happen
Disney offered some paid classes (management, skills-based) but I didn't get to take any but my buddies did and they said they were good
Raises are once a year and are based on performance like every other job. If you need one sooner you just need to wait.
Just like any place else if you work hard and show that you are a valued part of the Disney team you'll be fine.
Disney IS the happiest place on earth, but a lot of things go into that to make it happen like cleaning the grounds and the bathrooms. That's what I did. I was a custodian there for a brief time before I relocated. We had to make sure everything was perfect for the guests. It paid $11 an hour at the time and the work wasn't too hard. I actually like to clean so it was easy.
Hey all - thought I’d share an experience I had as a child at Disney World..
I was probably around 5 or 6 years old, and was there with my family. At some point in the day, we split up. I went with my mom, and my brother went with my dad to go on rides I wasn’t able too yet. So we ended up in what I remember to be some kind of theater, getting autographs from Winnie the Pooh characters. Tigger came over, and my mom asked him to sign our park map.. But we had no table or anything. So he used jokingly used her forehead… and I promptly burst into tears. I don’t remember why, but I was completely inconsolable and would not stop crying.
They asked me who my favorite character was, and I said Eeyore. A minute or two later, Eeyore comes out and gives me a big hug and an Eeyore hat (with accompanying floppy ears) so I could be just like him for the rest of the day. I don’t remember much from that trip, but I do remember that memory.
Looking back, I think about how wonderful it was that they went out of their way to make me feel better, and to make sure I had a good time there. So to all cast members and Disney employees, no matter what you did at Disney - it makes a difference, and thank you for making a magical, welcoming world!
I worked at WDW for the better part of 15 years and it was hard work but it was worth it to be a part of those moments when you could make someones day. It was all too often that a child would be sad or distraught about something until one of the fur characters or face characters came out and made their day.
I am happy i could be a part of the happiest most magical place on earth!!
I’m looking for a part time job for any type of work but I don’t have any work experience I’m Chinese and 20 years old and been here in San Francisco for almost one year I can speak a little bit English but I have good learning skill and later I have to take class in ccsf so maybe schedule would change then