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    Tour Guides at Disneyland

    One of the jobs I'm interested in is becoming a Tour Guide at Disneyland. Can someone tell me what you have to do to become a tour guide? How much material do you have to remember?

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    Re: Tour Guides at Disneyland

    Try doing a search, I remember this came up not too long ago, and there was in depth info about what it took to be a guide. Maybe in the break room? Good luck.




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    Re: Tour Guides at Disneyland

    These days, I don't beleive that they hire off of the street. I think you have to work somewhere else in the park, or else come in with a LOT of Disney knowledge.

    You have to memorize a spiel, because you will be giving tours ... but it's not a big huge deal (it's not htat hard, really). I know, I used to be in Guest Relations ... a while ago ...

    You just have to be a people person and LOVE the Disney Company/product and you have to care about Guest satisfaction! Again, I can't stress ... you HAVE to be a people person. You deal with people in every job that you do as a Guest Relations Host/Hostess. It's not all about meeting VIPs and going out on tour.

    Call Casting, and apply!

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    Re: Tour Guides at Disneyland

    Anyway, I'll look into it. Here is some Disney knowledge I know:

    1.) Walt had two daughters, and on Sundays, he would try and find places to take them. Walt use to take them around some of the other small places around Southern California. The problem was that Walt would be sitting on a bench eating popcorn while his children would ride the carousel and have all the fun. Walt knew that there had to be something better out there- something that both the kids and the adults could do together. So Walt came up with the idea for a park- not an Amusement park, but a THEME park where both kids and adults could have fun together. In 1952, Walt went to some of his best film animators, and told them they were going to design a place called Disneyland. Someone told them that Amusement Parks were dirty and unfriendly, and Walt replied "My park will be the opposite."

    I'll have more later on...

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    Re: Tour Guides at Disneyland

    Here is some more that I remember. Just took a moment:

    2.) On Main Street, Walt had an apartment that was above the firestation. It was here that Walt could sit and be both near and seperated from the action. It was also a way to see what worked in the park and what didn't. There is always a lightlamp that is lit and is on display on the window in rememberance of Walt Disney.

    3.) Sleeping Beauty Castle is inspired by Ludwig's Castle in Germany. Walt had it flipped so that the back was seen from Main Street, and the front is seen in Fantasyland. The gate actually works, but it has only been lifted twice: Once at the Grand Opening, and again in 1983 to commerate the remodeling of Fantasyland. The castle is exactly 77 feet tall, and Walt had it scaled down to make it lee intimadating for guests because back in the medeval days, Castles were made to intimidate peasants.

    4.) When "Pirates of the Caribbean" was being concieved, they originally were intending it to be just like a walkthrough wax museum of sort, but it was put on hold when Walt was asked to create various attractions for the 1964 New York World's Fair. It was here that they developed a new ride system, that would allow them to transform this wax museum into a ride, and thus "Pirates" was made into a ride, and the system was taken from when they created "It's A Small World!"

    ...more to come.

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    Re: Tour Guides at Disneyland

    Quote Originally Posted by TheRockr View Post
    Here is some more that I remember. Just took a moment:

    2.) On Main Street, Walt had an apartment that was above the firestation. It was here that Walt could sit and be both near and seperated from the action. It was also a way to see what worked in the park and what didn't. There is always a lightlamp that is lit and is on display on the window in rememberance of Walt Disney.

    3.) Sleeping Beauty Castle is inspired by Ludwig's Castle in Germany. Walt had it flipped so that the back was seen from Main Street, and the front is seen in Fantasyland. The gate actually works, but it has only been lifted twice: Once at the Grand Opening, and again in 1983 to commerate the remodeling of Fantasyland. The castle is exactly 77 feet tall, and Walt had it scaled down to make it lee intimadating for guests because back in the medeval days, Castles were made to intimidate peasants.

    4.) When "Pirates of the Caribbean" was being concieved, they originally were intending it to be just like a walkthrough wax museum of sort, but it was put on hold when Walt was asked to create various attractions for the 1964 New York World's Fair. It was here that they developed a new ride system, that would allow them to transform this wax museum into a ride, and thus "Pirates" was made into a ride, and the system was taken from when they created "It's A Small World!"

    ...more to come.
    Please don't

    We're not hiring

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    Re: Tour Guides at Disneyland

    Quote Originally Posted by JeffYardDog View Post
    Please don't

    We're not hiring
    Burned.

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    Re: Tour Guides at Disneyland

    Oooh, a little harsh.

    Rockr, sounds like you're well on your way to becoming a guide. Good luck!

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    Re: Tour Guides at Disneyland

    Rockr, when i met you back in May i noticed how personable you are..very outgoing. I think if you want to do it, go for it!

    and best of luck to you
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    Re: Tour Guides at Disneyland

    hey Rockr, here's a link to a very imformative thread about it

    A Plaid
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    Maybe we'll both sit down and have a few beers
    And I can tell you 'bout today
    And how I picked you up and everything changed
    It was pain
    Sunny days and rain
    I knew you'd feel the same things...





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    Re: Tour Guides at Disneyland

    Quote Originally Posted by TheRockr View Post
    Burned.
    Not so much.

    But save it for the game.

    Don't want to leave it in the locker room.



    I think RumRunner31 is in Guest Relations. And last I heard they would hire GR off the street (Main Street ?) though I suppose they might prefer otherwise. Also, it's kind of an apprentice situation; you start on the phones and backstage (Lost and Found, etc.) before you get to work out front a lot)

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    Re: Tour Guides at Disneyland

    Quote Originally Posted by NeverNeverland View Post
    hey Rockr, here's a link to a very imformative thread about it

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    Re: Tour Guides at Disneyland

    Quote Originally Posted by JeffYardDog View Post
    "Please don't.

    "We're not hiring."

    Quote Originally Posted by TheRockr View Post
    "Burned."
    Or to put it in a more modern sense...

    Last edited by mouseinphilly; 08-15-2007 at 06:32 AM.

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    Re: Tour Guides at Disneyland

    Quote Originally Posted by mouseinphilly View Post
    Or to put it in a more modern sense...

    That's actually funny...and a better way to put it.

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    Re: Tour Guides at Disneyland

    Quote Originally Posted by TheRockr View Post
    One of the jobs I'm interested in is becoming a Tour Guide at Disneyland. Can someone tell me what you have to do to become a tour guide? How much material do you have to remember?


    Me too....I went on the 50th tour and realized that it would be a PERFECT job for me

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