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The Walt Disney Company

Disney College Program

February - August 2015 • Lake Buena Vista, FL

What I liked

The experience of working for Disney, one of if not the largest most successful company of the world

What I wish was different

Courses offered by disney to take

Advice

Don't miss out, this is one you want to do
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Character attendant

February - August 2019 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

Guest interaction!

What I wish was different

The pay!

Advice

Go down willing to work, and have fun on your off time, not the other way around!
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Intern

February - August 2019 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

Getting to meet new people every day

What I wish was different

I wish I could have worked at different locations

Advice

Enjoy it, dont try to do everything at once.
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College Program Cast Member

April - August 2019 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

The experience at a large company; learning what goes into the entertainment

What I wish was different

The employer is abusive - low wage, long hours, judgmental and terrible supervisors and coworkers

Advice

Do not do it unless like me you just want to experience it and move on
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Front Desk Receptionist

January - August 2019 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

I loved working for Disney World at the front desk of Old Key West Resort! I loved all of the guests and coworkers I met along the way, along with the experience I gained in hotel systems!

What I wish was different

I wish I could’ve stayed down there for longer. It would be cool to do a program where you have a return date after you graduate.

Advice

Disney is amongst the best hospitality companies in the world! The work experience you gain while working there will help you with any job! It’s Disney World, any job is an awesome job while working there!
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Attractions Cast Member

January - August 2019 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

I loved getting to experience the behind the scenes of making the Disney magic my family and I have always experienced.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have stayed longer!

Advice

Enjoy your time while you're there. Take in every moment and don't waste a minute focusing on what could go wrong. At the same time, do remember that this is still a job! You're there to work and then have fun.
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QSFB

August 2019 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

The ability to make magic for our guests during this often once in a lifetime experience.

What I wish was different

Just management in some places.

Advice

Be more involved in what Disney has to offer with all the different programs.
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Quick Service Food and Beverage - Specialty Beverage

May 2018 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

I really enjoyed my job, making magic for those who would visit! I made a lot of wonderful friends that seemed like family.

What I wish was different

I wish I had taken advantage of my time and resources more.

Advice

It was hard being a little home-sick, but I had to learn to make home wherever I am.
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Hotel Guest Service Agent

October 2017 • Anaheim, CA

What I liked

Meeting people from all over the world

What I wish was different

That the hours were more consistent

Advice

Be prepared to work a lot one week, and then not be scheduled the next
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Retail sales hostess

August 2019 • Anaheim, CA

What I liked

The Disney environment and working with fellow cast members. The opportunity to interact with and make magic for our guests

What I wish was different

More consistent hours. There were a lot of ten hour turnaround days

Advice

Make the most of the experience. It’s easy to get caught up in thinking this is just a job, but make time to enjoy the park as guests and see how the magic comes to life for you, and go back to work and make that magic for others
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Engineering and Operations Intern

May - August 2019 • Los Angeles, CA

What I liked

Was treated great by everyone I worked with. Had a great experience to really grow.

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

Work hard and others will notice. Make the most out of the experience because it’s a great balance of fun and work.
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Cast member

January - May 2019 • Lake Buena Vista, FL

What I liked

I loved working for the company and learning about there standards.

What I wish was different

I wish my location (Hollywood Studios) was different.

Advice

It’s all about what you put into the experience, stay positive and thirst for knowledge.
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Cast Member

June 2019 • Lake Buena Vista, FL

What I liked

I loved everything. They really care for their employees

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Work for disney if you can!!
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Pastry intern

November 2018 - February 2019 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

The team I worked with

What I wish was different

I wish I got to learn more than one shift

Advice

Everybody will have a different experience at disney
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Landscaping

August 2018 - January 2019 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

The environment, the people, and most importantly the culture.

What I wish was different

My attitude as a college student. I was far to interested in partying that I did not excel as an adult.

Advice

Have fun, but have a line between work and play.
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Character Performer

January - August 2019 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

The opportunity of a lifetime, experience with a major entertainment company

What I wish was different

The pay rate

Advice

Take the chance and apply
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merchandise

June 2019 • Lake Buena Vista, FL

What I liked

Working for the company and getting to explore a new area of work I only had experience in food and now I have experience in selling merchandise

What I wish was different

I wished I would’ve been able to explore more of Disney work wise but I got deployed and was not able to pick up any other locations

Advice

Go in open minded
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Attractions host

May - August 2019 • Kissimmee, FL

What I liked

The coworkers and the guests I got to meet.

What I wish was different

The hours were really scarce. Less interns should've been hired.

Advice

The probationary period is a real thing and it's very important to literally do your best at all times.
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Disney College Program

January - June 2018 • Lake Buena Vista, FL

What I liked

Meeting new people from all over the world

What I wish was different

The job

Advice

Go with an open mind, expect nothing and you’ll have an amazing time
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Seater

May 2019 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

My leadership team was awesome, and my roommates are now some of my best friends

What I wish was different

My location was over staffed, sometimes it was hard to pick up hours.

Advice

Be prepared to work hard and grow a thick skin.
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