Running away to Disney

  • mizu5

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    Feb 16, 2011 7:50 AM GMT
    I was recently offered a few jobs with Disney being a dancer. Disney world, Disneyland, tokyo disney world and the Cruise Line.

    Does anyone have anyexperiences with cruises? Or disney?

    Would it be bad if I ran away this summer and worked there?
  • mizu5

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    Feb 16, 2011 8:18 AM GMT
    5ebastian saidMy friend's friend danced for the Princess Cruise. It pays the bills.. go for it.
    Yeah? How long was he gone for?
  • toybrian

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    Feb 16, 2011 2:10 PM GMT
    Miszu. got offered a job over 10 yrs ago with Disney Park in Florida and regret to this day that I did not accept it..was there on vacation and had interview, 2nd interview and offer ina week even before I left and still had a great time there seeing things..My regret is not taking it because of distance to family..would do it in a heartbeat now..think of the experience you will have and new things coming into your life there...try it and I assume can always quit if not your type of tea.....good luck to you...
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    Feb 16, 2011 2:21 PM GMT
    mizu5 saidWould it be bad if I ran away this summer and worked there?

    Not myself, but have known a number of guys who have done that, and some who still are. They seem to like it.

    One proviso: with Disney, stay squeaky clean in your personal life. You'll get fired in a heartbeat if you violate their rules, much of them dealing with morality. They don't mind if you're gay (I suspect almost half of their people are), but don't get caught at it. So read the fine print in your contract very carefully.
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    Feb 16, 2011 2:33 PM GMT
    My brother used to work for them, (now he works cruiseship jobs)... he said he liked it actually
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    Feb 16, 2011 2:34 PM GMT
    You are not running away you are being an adventurous young man. Never lose your thirst for adventure as it keeps even us old guys young.

    That being said Art-Deco's points are well taken. Any adventure is a calculated risk. Make sure it will be fun and enriching and not a nightmare.
  • CAtoFL

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    Feb 16, 2011 2:54 PM GMT
    Cruise ship jobs are different from jobs on land. The contracts go for months and then you have a break before starting your next contract. You're technically 'on the clock' 24/7 until your contract is over.

    The difference on a cruise ship is, of course, that you live where you work, In addition to your dancing, you'd pick up extra responsibilities (helping to run muster drills, for example). The work is challenging, but Disney is known throughout the industry for its training. If you get a job with Disney cruise line, it will be easier to get a job with other lines if you find that it's a life you desire.

    The good part of a cruise ship job is that room and board are paid. You can have your check deposited for you and you're likely to save a good amount of money because you don't have the expenses of living on land (rent, electricity, cable, food, etc.).

    I have two friends who work at the park in Orlando. One's a monorail pilot, the other a ship captain. They both seem to love their jobs. Disney is definitely a gay-friendly employer.

    It I were you, I'd definitely go for it.
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    Feb 16, 2011 3:25 PM GMT
    life is a journey, grab everything you can along the way....when the trip ends you don't want regrets over the things you didn't do...............Keithicon_wink.gif
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    Feb 16, 2011 4:21 PM GMT
    Take it, without question. Even though I had a professional internship with Disney in their design department, it was the best job I've ever had. I know many people who have worked or still work for them in their parks and they also love it. You're working with a ton of people your age, networking, making lifelong friends, having a blast and working on shows and productions that many people dream of doing. From your post, you get to do some traveling on the company too! It's an experience you just can't replicate anywhere else. And, at 19, if you hate it for some odd reason, you can always do something else.

    Just as a tip, learn that the resort in Florida is the only Disney World, the rest are all Disneylands. From what I hear, Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea is crazy awesome! So, if you have a chance to travel to the different parks, DO IT!!!!

    I'm jealous!!
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    Feb 16, 2011 4:31 PM GMT
    It IS Disney... Be careful and don't underestimate the power of the Dark Side.
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    Feb 16, 2011 5:37 PM GMT
    Wow. Sounds like a great opportunity. Congratulations!!
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    Feb 16, 2011 5:48 PM GMT
    Are you gonna work for the park or the cruise?
    A few friends of mine work at Disney World and throughly enjoy it, however they are really strict with appearances so just be careful.
    I'd say go for it though!
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    Feb 16, 2011 6:17 PM GMT
    my old roommate had the opportunity to do Tokyo Disney a few summer's ago and had a blast, when he was done, he just traveled around other countries

    plus it's a great way to meet other people from around the world
  • mizu5

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    Feb 16, 2011 9:31 PM GMT
    I'm thinking the cruiseline sounds the best sofar.
  • MrPapo317

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    Feb 16, 2011 9:36 PM GMT
    judoguy saidIt IS Disney... Be careful and don't underestimate the power of the Dark Side.


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    Feb 16, 2011 9:37 PM GMT
    do it
  • mizu5

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    Feb 16, 2011 9:48 PM GMT
    itsivan saiddo it
    I think I just miight.
  • Iakona

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    Feb 16, 2011 10:02 PM GMT
    Hey There,

    I worked with Disney and I worked with the cruise lines, you should definitely do it....tons of fun and you get to travel and see the world..... drop me a line if you need to know more

    Iakona
  • mizu5

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    Feb 16, 2011 10:16 PM GMT
    Iakona saidHey There,

    I worked with Disney and I worked with the cruise lines, you should definitely do it....tons of fun and you get to travel and see the world..... drop me a line if you need to know more

    Iakona
    What did you do on the cruiseline?
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    Feb 16, 2011 10:35 PM GMT
    i thought the d was a g
  • Iakona

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    Feb 17, 2011 2:36 PM GMT
    I was a performer in the production shows for Disney and the other cruiselines... it's good times when you are a performer. If you can get a job as a singer, even better.... Pay is great, you get your own cabin, and most of the time you have full passenger status.