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  1. #16

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsnycrw
    My hubby and I are teachers and it has always been a dream to spend summers working at Disneyland...I know...kind of wacky but what can I say...we're weird. ..LOL...anyway....is this really doable? I know this summer will be crazy at the parks with the 50th and all so maybe this is our year....any advice???
    It's not crazy at all. Surprisingly there are a lot of teachers who work summers at the Park. All you have to do is apply. Most of the teachers I knew worked in Security but I know that others were through out the Park. I'm sure a lot of teachers take it as a second job cuz you get to be outdoors, it's sort of easy and hey why not!

    Warning tho, if you work summer you'll be working all sorts of weird hours. Fridays, Saturdays & Sunday nights I'm sure. Since the majority of the staff are 18 - 25 you may be working late nights like till 2 or 3 AM.

    As a previous employee I can say that if you only do it part time or what they used to (still?) call it Part Time Casual (holidays & call in) it's probably worth your while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mistyisjafo
    It's not crazy at all. Surprisingly there are a lot of teachers who work summers at the Park. All you have to do is apply. Most of the teachers I knew worked in Security but I know that others were through out the Park. I'm sure a lot of teachers take it as a second job cuz you get to be outdoors, it's sort of easy and hey why not!.
    Shortly after I was hired, I discovered my high school English teacher was on the security staff. She stayed for years after I left, saying she loved working summers there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dustysage
    There are so many Cast Members registered here that I thought I would give you your very own lounge. Enjoy.

    With any luck, you'll all come up with the perfect plan to get Steve Jobs elected as Chairman and CEO of Disney.

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    Yay! I get to chill in my very own lounge - I feel special

    I love apple, but I am not so hot on Pixar - so it would be a love/hate thing if Jobs was in charge.
    ~ Tasty, yet morally ambiguous! ~

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    Quote Originally Posted by snappy
    Yes, they make you go to the TDA building and sit in a room for 3 days of training. First thing I noticed was how strict they were in what you wore. I actually saw them send home several people for not wearing the correct clothing. I actually was about to be sent home for having brown laces on my Kenneth Coles but I was lucky because I wasen't scheduled to do my OJT that day. Training was almost like being in school again and taking notes.
    Wow. I got the watered down version for Non-Costumed CMs and it was only 6 hours. However, they were really strict about the dress codes and name-tages and such.
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    buhahaha I quit in Oct. and was at WestSide Stores since 2002...... im glad im free LOL I loved working for the park, but they seem to think working at the same time you have a college class that cost you over 2,000 is ok, that's the reason I quit.
    Evil is lurking behind the matterhorn........ wait, that's just Mickey

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    I was a CM at WDW, beginning the week before opening day in'71 (got to be on the cover of Life Magazine) until early '72, just 4 months. The best perk was I got to take a discount vacation to Disneyland in February. They actually arranged for the plane to fly directly over the California park before landing, so we had a spectacular view, Matterhorn and all. We got to visit WED Enterprises, as it was called then, where they were programming the Pirates for the Florida park. Spent 5 nights on the top floor of the Disneyland Hotel. They actually arranged for an earthquake. It struck in the middle of the night, was centered about 10 miles offshore, made the bed sway obscenely and the hanging lamps to swing. The things they do for their people! Had a blast.

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    I was an attractions CM from June 98- June 99. I did Storybook, and GC of course. I loved every minute of it and have fantasies about going back someday.

    I had to quit because I was in college that was 50 miles away and had a crappy car that kept breaking down so I had to call in several times. Then Grad nights started coming and they didn't seem to think it was a problem to keep scheduling me until 6am when I had 8am finals all week. So I knew I would have to call in several more times and I preferred to quit rather than get fired.
    “In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.” -Michael Jackson



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    Just thought I'd check in - I am relatively new to the MiceAge site and find it extremely enjoyable. As a foods CM from 1974-1982 I spent many mostly enjoyable days and nights working in various kitchens throughout the park in the days when one could better afford to be a professional student in the community college and CSU system. At the end I was a part-time lead cook in the New Orleans Main Kitchen. The park has changed since those days - not all for the better it seems. With the coming of the 50th anniversary, it brings back memories - and some stories - of my experiences with the 25th (circa 1980). If interested I may share some -
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    I am going in today for a second interview, and I could use your help. What are the mainly, looking for in a CM. I really want this job and I do have the skills for the job, but what inpaticularly do they look for?
    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.DooDah
    I am going in today for a second interview, and I could use your help. What are the mainly, looking for in a CM. I really want this job and I do have the skills for the job, but what inpaticularly do they look for?
    Thanks
    Basically just a clean look and being personable.
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    Well I started working for the Walt Disney Company back in the summer of 2000 at Disney-Studios as a custodial cast member for about 3 months, loved it.

    Recently I have come to work at Disneyland as a Stores Operations Cast Member on Main Street as of 2004. I enjoy my job alot, and invite all whom are interested in working at Disney to give it a try, it is truly a wonderful experience. And if worse comes to worse and its a bad experience working for the mouse, it makes for excellent resume building material!
    The Next Big Disney Thing: starts Jan. 3rd

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoSirius
    I'm way back from 1994! So, do they still make you go to Disney University when you start? What is it, like 16 hours of training?

    I was hired as a Lead Cast member back in 2002 and my training consited of a binder to read and videos to watch. They gave me a week to do it. If I had any questions ask.
    Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!



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    Re: Welcome Cast Members

    Hello. My name is Christina, and I am an attractions CM at Disneyland. I am supposed to work on the Disneyland Railroad, but I've been doing Guest Control on Main Street for as long as I can remember (Thankfully, I love doing GC).

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    Re: Welcome Cast Members

    Hi all,
    I work at Disneyland Resort PARIS, and when I did my Traditions, it was 3 days. That was for the Grand Opening though in 92. After the Traditions, I had two months of training in Food.
    Now, Traditions at DLRP is ONE day , with three hours in the afternoon to discover the Park.........

    All the best

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    Re: Welcome Cast Members

    I love me my Disneyland!
    Im a CM and I also have a second job but DL is my first love.
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