I agree with Westsider--"Disney" means WDW, and when I saw "I'm moving to Disney" I initially thought you were on the wrong forum . It's actually one thing that drives me bonkers--that 99% of the time when someone says Disney they mean WDW. Most people say Disneyland, Dland, or the Park. *shrug*
Like PAD, I live within a few miles of the park. Honestly I'd give up the idea of walking to work. The apartments within a mile radius of the park are pretty bad and not in the greatest of neighborhoods. I'd stay North of Katella and East of West St. (Disneyland Dr.). Keep in mind too that you could be on your feet quite a bit as a CM, and a 2-mile trek when you're off isn't going to seem all that attractive. Many CMs take the OCTA bus. It's not at all uncommon to see costumed CMs waiting at bus stops along Harbor, like at Broadway and Lincoln.
In SoCal, you're going to be in your car A LOT, so you might as well live in a nice, safe area a few miles away. As Westsider said, Fullerton isn't a bad option if you're young and want to live near the colleges. Whatever you do, you'll want to check out apartments in person before signing anything. Look for bars on windows and such in the building or in nearby buildings, and so on.
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