Disneyland Resort Ride Operator Reviews

Updated Jun 11, 2020

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3.9
71%
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5 Ratings
  1. "Ride"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ride Operator in Anaheim, CA

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment, Fun, Magical, Get to make other peoples days, Always different people. Never boring

    Cons

    There are some cons such as not being able to have you nails done a different color. They want everyone to look a certain way.

  2. "Enjoying my time working there"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Ride Operator 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Disneyland Resort part-time

    Pros

    I got good discounts and made a lot of friends

    Cons

    I had to deal with rude people all time


  3. "Good employment company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Ride Operator 
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    The benefits for the company were good

    Cons

    Had to work during holidays

  4. "Blood, Sweat, and Tears"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ride Operator in Anaheim, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Disneyland Resort full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good benefits. Friendly people to work with.

    Cons

    The company does not care about you. You are treated like chattel and considered to be easily replaceable. Despite the Company’s outward appearance of being focused on guest safety, the scheduling practices and insistence on quantity over quality forces the cast members to provide less guest happiness in favor of higher tide counts.

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  5. "Bittersweet"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Disneyland Ride Operator in Anaheim, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Available hours, Discounts, Training, On-Boarding process, Guest Interaction

    Cons

    Compensation, Professionalism, Benefits, Scheduling, Co-Workers

  6. Helpful (2)

    "Started off as a fun place to work, quickly sours with the incompetent and awful managers."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ride Operator in Anaheim, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free access to almost all parks worldwide for employees. Can make some good long term friendships and connections here. Meeting some really cool people from all around the world.

    Cons

    Low wages. Horrible vindictive management. Little to no work life balance. You feel as if you are a minuscule cog in the machine.

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good experience, definitely didn't work here for the pay!"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ride Operator in Anaheim, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Disneyland discounts and perks.

    Cons

    Be willing to work holidays and receive a low pay.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Worked here as a Ride Operator in NOCC and Toontown for two years during college."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ride Operator in Anaheim, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, co-workers were great and I'm still friends with many of them today (7 years later), sign ins were a nice perk as well as discounts for using your employee ID. Break rooms and lead office are well kept. Cast members can throw excellent parties. As a ride operator, it was nice to continually rotate throughout your shift. You get to see/meet a lot of celebrities; my favorites were Kobe Bryant, Whoopi Goldberg and Pierce Brosnon (who ran and jumped onto my Jolly Trolly while it was in the middle of the ride). In all, a great place to work and I'd go back.

    Cons

    Cross-training on rides is uncommon as is advancement. They "land locked" the rides years ago so if you're in an area of the park with a lot of kiddie rides (i.e. Fantasyland), your opportunity to work a "cool" ride is limited. While 99% of the guests are awesome, the 1% are a real pain. During my tenure, I was punched once, spit on twice, and accused of "ruining" a family's vacation by asking a guy to simply hold a card and turn it in once he got on the ride in an effort to gauge the wait time. The merge position is arguably the most difficult job in the park as you have to pacify the people who have waited over an hour to get on the ride as they see dozens of others pass them in the fast pass lane. Working in Toontown and NOCC, it was a challenge to eat during your strict 30 minute lunch as you are a 5 - 10 minute walk to the nearest cast member cafe.

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