1. It’s the “The Most Magical Place On Earth”
WDW has earned the nickname of being “The Most Magical Place On Earth”. (Disneyland is the “Happiest Place on Earth”.) As far as working environments go, that’s pretty hard to beat. The upscale, high-energy, theme park settings are wonderful. There are parades every day and fireworks every night, sometimes 2x a night!
2. Location, Location, Location
WDW is located in the heart of central Florida, in beautiful Orlando. Within a 30 mile radius of the Parks, you can find Seaworld, Universal Studios/Islands of Adventure, numerous outlet malls, Downtown Orlando, and so much more.
Within 50 miles, you can walk on some of the finest beaches in the world!
3. Costumes, Costumes, Costumes!
We’re not just talking about the Disney princess ones either…everyone gets to wear a costume at work, provided for free by Disney (5 at a time), including the cleaning and ironing. If you liked playing dress up or love dressing up for Halloween, Disney is the place for you to work! 🙂
4. Meeting Loads of New Guests Every Day
Everyday, over 100,000 guests visit the Disney parks at WDW. With each new day, there’s a whole new group of guests for cast members talk to and interact with, including making magical moments with guests.
5. Magical Moments
Whether big or small, cast members have the opportunity to bring magical moments to a guest’s visit. And they get to do it all day long! From the small (wishing guests wearing a celebration button “Happy Birthday!”) to the big (escorting guests onto rides, bypassing the wait lines), cast members are given a huge leeway in making every guest’s visit special and memorable.
6. The Disney Benefits
Disney is a Fortune 100 company (rank #61) and is one of the World’s Most Admired Companies (rank #9). Apart from basic job benefits including medical insurance, vacation time, and retirement plans, the rewards (both mental and physical) go “to infinity and beyond.” http://disneycareers.com/en/working-here/total-rewards/
Every Disney employee receives almost unlimited free admission to the Parks anytime they want to go. They also get free passes for family and friends, along with great employee discounts on hotels, dining, and merchandise.
7. The Disney Magic
There’s nothing that can compare to Walt Disney’s ideas and vision, including his parks, films, and cartoons.
Does just thinking about taking a ride and getting soaked on Splash Mountain or maybe watching Wishes over the Cinderella Castle tonight give you a warm, fuzzy feeling? If so, you may be a Disney addict!
Many people just love Disney and everything about it.
If that sounds like you, you definitely should consider working for Disney! 🙂
(adapted from: http://www.disneydining.com/7-reasons-want-work-disney/)
We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program (Fall 2013/Spring 2014) and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.
We included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney.
Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.