Disneyland Resort Attractions Cast Member Reviews

Updated Feb 6, 2020

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  1. "Easy First Job Out of Highschool"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Attractions Cast Member in Anaheim, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Disneyland Resort part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Easily pick up hours by calling scheduling, meet the best and worst of people

    Cons

    Hours not guaranteed, management shows favoritism, leads would be lazy, management would not side with cast and reward rude guests, somewhat sexist environment, management would not understand distress of cast

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    "Great, not excellent"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Attractions Cast Member 
    Recommends

    I worked at Disneyland Resort part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Obviously the benefits are excellent, not so much the pay but the other perks of being able to "play" in the parks.

    Cons

    Management can be disorganized and highly play to their favorites, so get on the good side of someone quickly and you can see yourself grow.


  3. "Fun place to work while in school!"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Attractions Cast Member 

    I worked at Disneyland Resort part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You get to work at Disneyland Free admission Discounts Friends and family discounts

    Cons

    Not many hours when you first start Can take a while to build up any meaningful seniority

  4. "Good first job"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Attractions Cast Member 

    I worked at Disneyland Resort part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible hours work well for college students.

    Cons

    Long commute times, especially having to park far from position.

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Teaches You Good Experience"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Attractions Cast Member 

    I have been working at Disneyland Resort part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Not that difficult, learning how to build communication skills with coworkers, understanding professionalism, and getting the ability to help contribute to the "disney magic" everyday.

    Cons

    Constantly having to be fake by kissing up to someone that is in a higher position than you or else your hard work will go unnoticed, working with people who do not understand what an actual work environment should entail and tend to duplicate high school like behavior, and not that many benefits that are accessible or announced. Also, when park attendance is slower than normal, hours become very scarce. New hires have recently been hired by over the phone interviews rather than face to face making it easier to get hired by the company making it easier to get hired but might not be exactly qualified to work at the resort. i.e. putting someone else on the phone during an interview to make themselves seem more assuring in order to be hired.

  6. "Love working for Disneyland!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Attractions Cast Member in Anaheim, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Disneyland Resort part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great working environment. Great benefits. Accommodate your school schedule.

    Cons

    New cast members have to work the later shifts.

  7. "pay"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Attractions Cast Member in Anaheim, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Disneyland Resort part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    you receive weekly pay, every Thursday. you are on a union contract. you get to enter the parks when ever you want.

    Cons

    the pay is not enough, you get scheduled 4 hour shift that are not worth the pay for your driving distance, at time. i worked here for 10 months... not once did i meet a union rep. you give a on going planning form of availability, yet you can still get scheduled at time you are not avilable

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    "New respect for Disney Cast Members"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Attractions Cast Member in Anaheim, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Disneyland Resort part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of perks, free access to both parks (California Adventure and Disneyland) costumes are laundered daily, great people to work and the chance to make someone happy (the guests) If Disney is your first job, take note....learn from the discipline set by Disney...you WILL be on time, you WILL adhere to all policies, you WILL respect the guests and you WILL uphold the Disney image....don't want to do this? don't apply...but remember, most solid companies (regardless if its Disney or not) will hold YOU to the same standards....

    Cons

    The pay is horrible. I am new (less than 6 mo.) and someone whose been their 5 years doesn't make much more than I do. The turn over rate is extremely high because there is no incentive to stay. Break rooms are less that what you would expect for Disney...the "magic" is on stage (in the parks) once you are in the backlots....all bets are off.....Yes, there are a few good break rooms however, for the most part, you are lucky to find a chair.

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    "Great job for College Kids. Not Great if You Have Bills to Pay."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Attractions Cast Member in Anaheim, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Disneyland Resort part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - 16 sign-ins per year (each signin allowed 3 people) - 2 complimentary admission passes at the end of each winter and each summer - 20% off dining/merchandise (40% during winter holidays Oct-Feb) - Access to discounts to Disneyland tickets and other parks/events (i.e. Universal...) - Access to CM only events and merchandise (i.e. pins, buttons, parties) - CM ID card serves as an annual pass for the employee (with some blockout dates)

    Cons

    - Minimum wage; many CM's depend on a second job to pay bills - Working "E-Ticket" rides only result in $0.30 raise. - Working as a lead or trainer only result in a $1.00 raise. - There is no yearly raise or increase in hourly wage. - Scheduling restrictions - Strict discipline policies regarding safety and attendance - May deal with unpleasant situations and people - Parking for CM's are not always ideal

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  10. "Greatly magical and definitely worth to have everything any position here."

    5.0
    Current Employee - Attractions Cast Member in Anaheim, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Disneyland Resort part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You get to be around people that are here for a fun time and youre here to show it to them.

    Cons

    The seniority could be better especially for part timers. Obviously no benefits for part timers like 401

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