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Old 08-22-2008, 07:58 PM
 
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Can anyone comment on jobs that older people get at Disney World? Do many retirees work there for extra money.

I know that wages are low. I know there are people who cannot stand DW. But, I compare things to my tour in Vietnam. I don't look down on working and have done some crappy jobs in my time.

I just am trying to get some idea of DW hiring practices for older folks; in my case 62 and healthy.

Thanks.
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Old 08-22-2008, 08:45 PM
 
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A lot of retirees work as bus drivers at Disney and in the retail areas of the parks. However, you can not expect big buck working there for these types of jobs but they do offer good benefits. They look for people with good work history and big personalities. Here is a link to their job line and some pointers on what Disney looks for in an employee: Walt Disney World Resort Career Opportunities

Good luck!
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Old 08-23-2008, 07:42 AM
 
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Thank you. I still hope someone out there who has personal experience either working at Disney or has worked there will chime in. I read some posts from college students who worked there under the college program. Some liked it, others did not. No surprise.

But thanks again for your reply.
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Old 08-23-2008, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Central Florida
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I worked for Disney for almost 5 years and enjoyed it a lot.
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Old 08-25-2008, 08:18 PM
 
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Hi,
I though I would like to drive one of those boat taxi's, one of the cast members told me Disney will train anyone to drive a boat taxi. A lot of the boat captains looked well over 60. Good luck.
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Old 08-25-2008, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Mount Dora, FL
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I worked seasonally for WDW in the parking area for MGM Studio's. It was great. Driving the tram was fun. The only down side was all the time you'd spend in the SUN and of course lots of walking. I needed plenty of water. Good luck w/your WDW career!
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Old 08-26-2008, 06:01 AM
 
Location: NW Orlando
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I worked seasonally for WDW in the parking area for MGM Studio's. It was great. Driving the tram was fun. The only down side was all the time you'd spend in the SUN and of course lots of walking. I needed plenty of water. Good luck w/your WDW career!
"Please wait for the tram to come to a full and complete stop." I always wondered what other kind of stop there is other than a full and complete stop? Is there a rolling stop? No...that's called slowing down. What other kind of stop is there?

Sorry...just kidding but that drives me NUTS!
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Old 08-26-2008, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Gary, WV & Springfield, ME
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I worked at WDW for 24 years and only left because I moved out of the state. If there were a Disney park where I am now, I would be the first in line at the casting center.
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Old 08-26-2008, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Mount Dora, FL
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"Please wait for the tram to come to a full and complete stop." I always wondered what other kind of stop there is other than a full and complete stop? Is there a rolling stop? No...that's called slowing down. What other kind of stop is there?

Sorry...just kidding but that drives me NUTS!
Yeah I remember being required to say that. WDW was all over that stuff. Full and complete stop.
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Old 08-31-2008, 08:08 PM
 
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I am not in my 60s, but I am a seasonal cast member. I really enjoying working at WDW.
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