I’d be lying if I didn’t say that creating this blog hadn’t crossed my mind months ago when I first got hired.
Since my hire in date in March, my life has been a whirlwind of business as I go between school, work, and a social life.
Disney, in the 4 months I’ve worked there, has been one of the best things that has ever happened to me.
Also fact, I’ve been too busy to start this blog until now. Now I feel like I’m officially ready to get going at let you all in on the fabulous life as a DLR CM.
Those are acronyms. Learn them. I’ll use them. A lot.
I’m sure you all come from a variety of backgrounds. Some of you might be fans of the parks and the company, other’s are CMs that I work with, and maybe some of you are from Florida or an international park. And maybe others are wondering if they should apply, either as a regular CM or for the College Program.
Any way it is, let me just say, from the bottom of my heart, hi.
Here’s a few things you should know about me:
- I’ve always wanted to work at Disneyland. This has literally been my dream job since I was 7 years old. 12 years later, it is fulfilled.
- I’m sarcastic. Get over it now. And while at times it might seem like I’m offending something, I’m probably just making a joke.
- Despite working for the Walt Disney Company, I AM a real person. There’s some sort of stigma around CM’s thinking that if we work for the company than we’re always filled with rainbow and glitter and sunshine. But believe it or not, we put our (most likely unflattering) pants on the same way you do.
- I talk a lot.
I hired into the company in March, the day before my birthday (awes0me right?!). I applied in September and watched all of my friends get hired in 6 month before I finally did. I was originally hired into Adventureland attractions, where I would work Indiana Jones. Then, on my second day of training, my alarm clock didn’t go off and I was told to not bother coming in and that something else would be arranged.
Lesson 1: Always quadruple check your alarm clock for 5AM wake up calls.
Lesson 2: Points suck.
So now I’m in NO/CC (New Orleans Square/Critter Country). I work mostly at The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh and Fantasmic! I technically should have my second attraction by now.
But I’ll rant about that later.
I’ll leave you with this for now. Tell your friends.