Disney Has Some Very Fast Service

My wife and I always joke about Disney being surrounded by a bubble.  Why we say that is because whenever there is a storm that blows through Florida it seems as if Disney always escapes unscathed.  You would think that based on their location that they would have some sort of damage.  Now either they have damage, and their workers are extremelly fast, or they can build a “Construction Wall” very fast to engulf the problem.  You never notice Disney workers in full body suits cleaning up hazardous materials, or mold components, either.

It is truly very amazing at how fast Disney is at servicing their customers, and their property.  If you look around after storms usually it looks as if it takes forever for things to get back to normal.  Up where I live Sandy blew through, and it left a wake of problems in its trail.  The electrical outages topped everything that I have ever read.  There was destruction.  The mold that came from the water levels is one of the problems that is being faced up here.

Have you ever noticed how fast they can put a facade up when they need one?  Then you also notice the facades that will probably be up forever.  (The one at River Country…)  I recently watched some of the Fantasyland construction videos that I saw initially some time ago.  I was amazed at seeing the wall go up around the back end where the construction was to start.  With workers, and plans that Disney makes you can only imagine what they could do if they didn’t have to have everything inspected.

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Character Clothing That Disney Makes

Back when Disney had a really well setup backlot you got to see how lots of things were done. The wardrobe department had a section setup that displayed some costumes from some of the most recent movies. Some of the costumes were well designed. Some of the costumes were things that I can’t imagine you could find at any stores that custom make fur coats for women. The fur from 101 Dalmations is just hideous looking. I am glad that my wife isn’t into fur coats. I can only imagine what she would come home with.

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Getting A Job With Disney

If you are ever thinking about pursuing a job with Disney it is very easy, but may take a little while.  When you are there are there all you have to do is go to the employment building which is right across from Downtown Disney.  Once there just fill out the necessary applications, and if there is an available person you can get a interview.

I am sure that once you apply you have to go through drug testing, and pre-employment screening, but that won’t be during the first visit as far as I know.  When I applied for employment with Disney I got to speak to someone, and they were going to see if there was a job that fit my desires.  A week later I got a call with the offered work, and the rate of pay that I could receive if hired.

Being we make decisions as a family I discussed the opportunity with my wife.  She told me that I could take the job, but I would have to go to work in Orlando for a month, or so before she would make the jump of moving down to Florida.  I understand her reasons to this.  I ended up not taking the job because I enjoy working for myself, and I do exactly what I like doing.  I am sure that I could have gotten a good position with Disney, but at that time the changes would have been major for us.

Who knows… Maybe when I am older I will rethink the whole idea again.  I would rather greet people at Disney World instead of greeting people at WalMart.

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Jobs In Disney I Wouldn’t Want

After many years of going to Disney I have seen what many of the employees do for their job.  I don’t think that every job is meant for everyone.  There are many jobs in Disney that just don’t look that exciting to me.  I am sure that those jobs are great if you don’t want to interact with many people, but they have to be somewhat boring at the same time.

I would not want to have to do the night audit clerk jobs, merchandising, or the maintenance.  These jobs all seem to have the same exact thing going on, and that is repetition, and for the most part very little guest interaction.  I have had to check into our room late on a few occasions.  There is probably a better pay, but those people must really hate it when they want to see their family, but can’t because they are sleeping so that they can work the night shift.

I like to meet people, and work with people.  I am not sure if you feel the same, but working in Disney without guest interaction just seems very dull.

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Getting Ready To Leave

I am now making final preparations to go home.  We have been here for about a week, and now I have no choice but to go home.  I wish I could get a job here in Disney, but moving, and everything else would make it an impossible idea.  While I was here I got a call telling me that there were some possible jobs in philadelphia.

While I don’t want to leave Sony I have come to terms that I must do whatever it takes to make a paycheck, and pay for my bills, and support my family.  I know that the boss at Sony understands for the most part why I am actively looking for a new job, but I know that it would disappoint him if I have to leave.

What would you do if you were happy, but the money just wasn’t making you happy?  A job in Disney would really make me happy, but the move isn’t something I am ready for.  On top of that… the economy isn’t the greatest, so selling my house would be difficult.

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