Having a fair bit of experience in customer service is going to help you with any job at Disney, as guest satisfaction is your main objective while at work.
There’s not a whole lot of guest interaction working main gates - people are normally in a rush to get in or out, and aren’t up for stopping to chat - but letting your interviewer know that you have experience talking to customers and handling disputes will definitely help.
No worries! Thank you for asking, feel free to ask any more questions that come to mind, or to just keep me updated on your progress. :3
Main Entrance falls under the umbrella of Attractions/Operations, so make sure you tick that as one of your preferences.
In the interview, just come right out and say it. When they talk to you about your role choices, or ask if you have anywhere in particular you’d like to work, make sure you tell them you want to work on Main Gates and they should be able to accommodate it. :)
today a girl in my class asked me if australia is a country
i dont think you guys understand
i live in australia
"I love going to Disneyland and looking at the joy in everyone’s faces; that’s why it’s heartbreaking for me to see some the unenthusiastic staff members who are rude to kids bring them down."
Obviously I don’t know the context that prompted the OP to send in this confession, but I’d just like to stick up for my fellows CMs. I personally haven’t seen any be rude to kids, but every person has their limits when it comes to being happy and chirpy and ‘on’. Most CMs are overworked and underpaid, keep in mind, and rude guests are now almost as common as nice ones.
Yesterday I was stuck out in the freezing cold wind, still smiling and doing my best to chat to guests, when a woman went off her nut at me because her credit card didn’t read the first time and I asked her to swipe it again. She made a huge fuss, snatching her bag from me and ranting at top volume about she was going to check her account balance right then and come after me if I’d charged her twice (which is impossible, fyi).
My friend was working a 10 hour shift on Main Street and did’t hear a guest ask to have her purchases put in two bags. When she apologised the guest responded with, “Turn up your hearing aid you stupid bitch.”
Disney is a magical place, for sure, but it’s only going to stay that way if the guests and cast members meet half way. If guests are polite to CMs then CMs will provide better service, simple as that.
there should be a two year period after high school where it is socially expected that kids not work or go to school or do anything but take road trips, read books, meet new people, and take lots of picturesplease can this be a thing PLEASE
Do you not have gap years?
What the fuck is a gap year??
YOU DO NOT HAVE GAP YEARS I FEEL SO SORRY FOR YOU
in America you are expected to go straight from high school to college
5.01: The Eleventh Hour
It’s a duck pond.
Yeah you have to take phones, iPods and laptops out of their bags and put them in the tray separately because they’re electronic. But you’re allowed to keep your wallet in your bag.
Going out of Australia it’s slightly more relaxed, but going in to America you have to remove your jacket and shoes.
Matt’s been so focused on finishing his album that he’s started to let life go by without him. But when a girl with the longest legs and the reddest hair he’s ever seen washes up on shore with no traceable past and no voice to tell her story, his entire world is flipped upside down. In his search for answers, he may just end up finding out more about himself than he’d bargained for.
A modern re-telling of The Little Mermaid, featuring Matt Smith and Karen Gillan.
Aw thank you so much, you cutie.
Costuming sounds like an awesome thing to be studying, congrats to you! I know that you can do Entertainment Costuming as a part of the DCP, but unfortunately I haven’t been able to find anything at all about Costuming for International CPs. I’ll look into it a bit more and see if I can make some contacts here who might have some ideas, but I think your best bet would be to e-mail them and ask, as they should be able to give you a specific answer.
And even if they do say no, that role isn’t offered on the Australia/New Zealand Program, things may change while you’re over here and you may be able to transfer across. You never know!
Good luck with your studies, if you have any more questions please feel free to ask!
Oh yay how exciting for you. :D
Having ~$6,000 saved is an awesome idea. You’ll have enough money to get set up and play around then, as well as giving yourself a safety net for later on in the year, so bravo.
As for how much I earn, it’s… not a lot, sadly.
My pay rate is $7.93 per hour ($9.43 if I get put in money room, but that’s rare) and on average I’m working about 34 - 37 hours a week (but half hour breaks, which are given if you work more than six hours, aren’t paid for).
Tax is approximately 10% of your paycheck.
Rent varies depending on your complex and how many bedrooms you have. I unfortunately can’t give you any conclusive prices for all of the other apartments, because Disney have just hiked their prices up (grr) but a three bedroom flat in Patterson costs $92 per week. On their website, Disney say housing costs range from $89 (Vista Way, two bedroom) to $109 (The Commons, one bedroom) per week.
So, basically, once all of that is taken out I’m earning, on average, about $140 a week. It’s not a lot of money, but it’s enough for food and to have a little bit of fun.
Each week we’re scheduled two days off. One of those days I usually take for rest (catching up on sleep, booyah) and errands, like grocery shopping, laundry, cleaning, skyping people back home, catching up on tv shows and just chilling out a bit. The other day I go to a park, because I’m taking advantage of that free entry while I’ve got it. That said, there have been weeks where I’ve had more time for fun and spent both days at the park, and in those weeks you definitely could take day trips to other places around Florida. The lack of a car makes it a bit more difficult but you can pay for bus trips down to Miami. I have friends who have done that and loved it.
Sorry about that massively long answer, and thank you so much for your compliments! :D
Yeah they’d be fine. They were nowhere near as strict with the dress code in traditions as I’d been expecting. As long as you wear something appropriate for work in a professional office environment you’re good to go. :)
"The universe is big, it’s vast and complicated and ridiculous. And sometimes, very rarely… impossible things just happen, and we call them miracles.”
I’m working at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, on what they call Right Block - basically every store on the right hand side of Hollywood Boulevard (the main street).
One by one, they are:
If your sister is coming for dance she’ll almost definitely come to Hollywood Studios, as we seem to get all of the dancers and cheerleaders using Indiana Jones’ arena. Tell her to say hi if she happens to meet an Australian named Ashlee!