Hi, everybody! I am so sorry for posting this thread, as I know you must be bombarded by these types of questions constantly, but if anybody has any info, I would love to get some answers before contacting the hotline!
I am 16 years old and was considering moving to Florida next summer (whereupon I would be 17) to work at WDW. It would, hopefully, be after landing a face character audition. I am completely aware that these are difficult and that there are very slim chances, but I'd still like to try. I already have a lot of info regarding the auditions (thank you to everybody who has helped me out!), but I was actually hoping to gain insight on the actual employment description and the possible set-backs for auditioning at a young age.
1. What is the shortest duration you are allowed to apply for? I know that Disney can opt to hire CMs for a 'seasonal' period of time, but how short is that, exactly? Would they realistically accept an application for a 3 month period (including training time, ect)?
2. Are there any limitations being hired at 17, as opposed to being hired at 18 or above? Are there limitations on work hours, departments, or opportunities?
3. If I were to be cast, would I be given the opportunity to stay in the dorms provided for CMs? Do these come with employment, or do they require additional fees?
4. After you have already been cast, does Disney frown upon returning to serve longer durations, or returning at all? Would being cast at WDW potentially ruin my chances of applying at another Disney resort? Or would it unlock more opportunities (such as work at Disneyland, Tokyo, or Hong Kong)?
Thank you so very much for your help. If nothing can be answered, I will of course resort to calling the hotline, but before bothering them I would love to discover anything you guys have insight on. Thanks a bunch!!