Why It’s Fun to Work at WDW

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!

Main Street USA in the early morning before rope drop.

Main Street USA in the early morning before rope drop.

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!

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WDW and beyond.

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! 🙂

Let Costuming do the cleaning for you!

Let Costuming do the cleaning for you!

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.

Must love crowds to work at Disney.

Must love crowds to work at Disney. 🙂

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.

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Now, make a wish…

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.

Disney Casting

Every role begins at Disney Casting

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! 🙂

Walt and Mickey

Walt and Mickey  ❤

(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.

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