While commuting this morning, I caught Indie 103.1's morning show with special guest Stan Freese, (former?) conductor of the Disneyland Band. I only heard part of it, but it sounded like Mr. Freese, who is the father of drummer Josh Freese (Notorious One Man Orgy, The Vandals, Devo, A Perfect Circle, Dweezil Zappa) is now responsible for the managing the bands at Disneyland. He asserted that Disneyland music has a place for you if you can play under the Disneyland band niches (bluegrass, dixie, etc.). His son Josh coincidentally got his start playing brass in a Disneyland top 40 band.
I did catch one amusing comment regarding the changing attitudes of musicians these days. Back in the day, Freese remarked, the musicians were unreliable and reluctant to cut their hair to Disney regulation lengths, often smoking dope backstage during their breaks. Today, he noted, priorites have changed. Today's Disney musician is less concerned with recreational drugs and more concerned with noontime jogging and carrot juice drinking.