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The Walt Disney Company

Assistant housekeeping manager

January - August 2019 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

Working for the Walt Disney company and meeting all sorts of different people

What I wish was different

The organization at times could have been better. But it was a beautiful hot mess

Advice

Do it.
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Disney. College program

January - May 2017 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

Working with people from all over the world. My job experience.

What I wish was different

The bus system. More benefits

Advice

It is a great experience to connect with people and to network
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Back up dancer

May - July 2019 • Salt Lake City, UT

What I liked

It was very professional and I learned a lot about movie making. It was a very positive environment filled with some of the best people. This made me want to work hard and be my best.

What I wish was different

I wish we would had more flexible hours and days. One of the choreographers was also unnecessarily rude at times.

Advice

To always act professional no matter how much criticism you get. And to also never let the criticism get to your head.
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Ticket Greeter

May 2016 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

I really like the people that I work with. Pretty much everyone is willing to lend a hand because sometimes the job can be overwhelming and we all understand that.

What I wish was different

Having more confidence in my abilities on my part when I was starting out.

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions if you're unsure about something or need help.
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Food and Beverage Intern

August 2019 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

The Disney College Program is a unique experience with numerous networking opportunities and opportunities to move forward with the company. Days off from work are filled with potential for fun in the Disney parks and the surrounding Orlando area.

What I wish was different

Being a Disney College program participant is a very different experience from the typical internship. Some of the difficulties include long hours and physically demanding jobs. The important thing is to recognize what it is that you're getting into before you start.

Advice

There are many exciting things about the Disney College Program from the networking opportunities, future jobs, free Disney park access, discounts, and more. However, this internship does have the ability to take a large physical and emotional toll on many of the participants. My piece of advice would be to weigh the pros and cons of the Disney College Program carefully before making your decision.
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Intern

March - May 2019 • Kissimmee, FL

What I liked

I love the people I work with.

What I wish was different

I wish I work more than one station while I was there.

Advice

Always be on time; and be positive to you and everyone around you.
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PhotoPass Photographer

January - April 2019 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

The diverse group of people I was able to meet

What I wish was different

I wish I would've been fluent in another language. I knew a little bit of Spanish and could get by with nonverbal interactions, but I felt like it hindered the guest experience.

Advice

Take advantage of this opportunity to the fullest. I do not regret going. I enjoyed my time in Orlando! I have many life long friends because of it.
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Cast Member

January - August 2019 • Anaheim, CA

What I liked

The overall atmosphere and traditional way of guest service truly makes the Disneyland Resort a magical place to work. Having the opportunity to learn from executives and Vice Presidents about how The Company functions was amazing.

What I wish was different

Nothing. This experience was absolutely incredible and I can’t think of anything I’d change.

Advice

Don’t let the magic die out; it can be a long, and often crazy journey during the Disney College Program, but one guest shouldn’t ruin the magic for thousands of others.
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Quick Service Food and Beverage

January - August 2019 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

I was able to go into the parks whenever I wanted for free, as long as I was off. I got discounts on most Disney merchandise. I also got to bring smiles to people’s faces.

What I wish was different

I kind of wish I had gotten something other than food and beverage, like merchandise or attractions.

Advice

While you are in Disney, do as much as you can. You probably won’t get another opportunity like it so have fun. You may not like your job, but you’ll love the people around you.
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Merchandise intern

May - July 2019 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

Meet lots of people, access to Disney world, housing included

What I wish was different

I wish it had been longer

Advice

Take your car with you if your go!
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Lifeguard

January - May 2018 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

Everything! It was a great learning and life experience!

What I wish was different

I wish that I took advantage of all that was offered and do things others than go to the parks on my off days.

Advice

Don't forget to pinch yourself because you're at the happiest place on earth every single day! Don't take anything for granted!
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Quick service food and beverage DCP

January - August 2019 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

Ability to go to the parks whenever I wanted, the friends I made, and the discount was decent.

What I wish was different

I wish they respected college program kids a bit more.

Advice

Make the best of it because it will end, go to the parks whenever you can, go to events , don't just work and then go back home.
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Disney Internship Program

August 2019 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

The most favorite part is learning Disney’s hospitality methods and company policies. Actually, I took the hospitality classes in my home university and I want to be engaged in the service industries. Disney allow us to provide the services with our own way and don’t forced us to interact with guests one way.

What I wish was different

Advice

This program is very nice because I could make so many friends from all over the world and learned so many cultures and diversity. I definitely recommend you apply for Disney’s College Program during the college students.
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Custodian

January - May 2019 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

I loved the relationships I built with other cast members, both at my location and other college program participants. I also loved the perks of being a cast member, like free park access, discounts, etc.

What I wish was different

I wish my schedule was more relaxed and steady. As a CP, you get the hours no one else wants.

Advice

Go into the program with realistic expectations. You are going to WORK. Of course you will have the time of your life playing in the parks with your friends, but its still A TON of work.
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Entertainment Costumer

August 2019 • Lake Buena Vista, FL

What I liked

Free admission to the Walt Disney Parks, very diverse group of people, world class guest service

What I wish was different

Difficulty asking for time off

Advice

It was a phenomenal experience so far that has pushed my comfort level and allowed me to get an inside look on one of the largest corporations in the world. I would highly recommend it.
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Baker Intern

August - November 2019 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

I loved the opportunities and benefits that came with the job. The people are kind and help guide you through the training and new job.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have had a more diverse experience with different areas of baking.

Advice

Come into this job with an open mindset and a hardworking attitude and consider all opportunities that are given.
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Park Operations Cast Member

May - August 2019 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

I loved being able to work for a company known around the world, with people from all over the world.

What I wish was different

While I was working there I was also taking online classes through marywood. I wish I hadn’t taken these classes so I had more time to take advantage of all the opportunities disney offered outside of the work day.

Advice

Use your time as a student to gain all kinds of experience, because opportunities like this aren’t always available outside of college.
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College Program Intern

April - August 2019 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

The connections I was able to make as well as the friendships that came about through the experience was incredible. I was able to work at a job that did not feel like a job and it instead, it was just a position in which my role was to make people happy.

What I wish was different

I wish there were more opportunities like this available for all students and maybe if it related to some majors as well such as the sciences.

Advice

Take a chance and apply and see what happens because I took a shot at it and now it was the best decision of my life
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Hostess

August 2016 - January 2017 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

Working for Disney world and making magic for the guests.

What I wish was different

I wish there were more classes that are available online so that I could still obtain more credits

Advice

Be responsible with your money, look into your roommates
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Photopass Photo

May 2019 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Make sure you’re willing to adapt to any situation that’s thrown your way.
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