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Old 05-07-2007, 07:58 PM
 
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I have been contacted about a "professional" position with Disney. The job is located in Lake Buena Vista, FL. I was wondering where most of the employees for Disney live that work in this area. Also, what are the costs of houses/insurance? Also, does anyone know what salary I should expect from a position like this? I have a bachelors in business and an MBA with 5 years work experience. I just want to be very informed if I get the opportunity. Also, my wife is an elementary school teacher. How are the schools in the area? Thanks.
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Old 05-07-2007, 08:03 PM
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Location: WPB
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Disney is not known for paying high salaries. I used to work on one of their ships as a contractor and all of the people I met had the same complaint. It didn't matter whether they worked on ship or on shore, low wages. You get free passes to the parks and though.
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Old 05-07-2007, 08:36 PM
 
Location: In the sunshine on a ship with a plank
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The people that do make a decent living seem to like celebration.
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Old 05-08-2007, 05:59 AM
 
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Default disney job living

as the other person wrote, Celebration is the main area, it was actually built for disney employees, (upper mgt) its been compared to the town in the Truman Show movie, I would love to live there, the schools have low ratings, must be the dreggs living in Kissimmee. I live in Mt Dora (40 minutes away) , if you like a quaint walkable downtown, or maybe Wintergarden, but I've only been here for a year.
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Old 05-08-2007, 06:12 AM
 
Location: Central Florida
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I live in Kissimmee and enjoy it. But I would suggest Hunter's Creek. The drive to Disney (using Osceola parkway) is pretty short and it is a nice area. The benefits that Disney offer for health care and the park passes make up for a lot when it comes to salaries with Disney. I worked for Disney as a temp (contract position) for 3 years and really enjoyed it but that was before I had children and bills! Celebration lacks an amount of privacy IMO and the houses are very expensive. If price is not an issue I would look into Windermere before I would go with Celebration but that is just a matter of taste. Again, Hunter's Creek is a great area and cost a lot less. Good luck!
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Old 05-08-2007, 11:13 AM
 
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Windermere is where you want to be . ON 535 There our a lot of really nice places to live along that road and your really close to disney like 10 mins. homes start around in the mid 300.000 and up As far as pay I don't think they make a real lot .
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Old 05-08-2007, 11:25 AM
 
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Again, it all depends upon what you do for the company.
I know 4 people who work for Disney. All in the computer industry, ranging from Information Technology, to QA. (Not exactly cleaning latrines) 3 live in Celebration and the other in Hunter's Creek. If you're either in management, or the technical field, you can pull down some serious dead prez working for Disney.
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Old 05-08-2007, 10:02 PM
 
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Disney paying someone well?

Hah! That is a good one...

...............wait is this a joke or are you serious?

Disney doesnt pay anyone well... are you sure there ain't some catch in the contract? This seems awfully strange.....
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Old 05-09-2007, 06:07 AM
 
Location: downtown Orlando
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I don't know much about the salary range at Disney. Was that not included in the job posting? I'm sure it's worth looking into. You see varied opinions on working for Disney on this post, some people have had great experiences, others would strongly disagree. I'm sure with any company, it depends on the position. As far as areas to live, Windemere, Dr. Phillips, Hunter's Creek. These areas should be good options for you with a less than 20 minute commute.
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Old 05-09-2007, 07:49 AM
 
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"Disney paying someone well?

Hah! That is a good one...

...............wait is this a joke or are you serious?

Disney doesnt pay anyone well... are you sure there ain't some catch in the contract? This seems awfully strange....."

All I know is.....It'd be real, REAL hard to buy a house in Celebration making 8 bucks an hour!
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