617.4 #330 (DL Qual #152

Feb 12, 2013 8:45 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
So I know that just being a CM has to be one of the best jobs in the world, but I'm curious what attraction, character or job is wanted the most when you are hired. What's most desirable or do you really not care as long as it's at the Happiest Place on Earth? 😊

I would to be that person that strolls up and down Main Street visiting with people and trading pins and answering questions. If only that was a real job... - JungleBum  1017.0 #182 7:21PM
Best job ever, you know if it were real of course.. - MinnieTinker  617.4 #330 8:17PM
Baloo?! Is that you?! I really miss you in the lounge! Where have you been?πŸ˜” - simba77  323.3 #788 4:51PM
His post is from feb πŸ˜” - MissMolly  1355.3 #129 9:49AM
Train engineer or conductor - Docdanracy  299.0 #924 10:42AM
Most popular attraction wise are Tower bellhop and Mansion butler. - CM_Shadowgamer  2515.9 #56 9:58AM
My uncle was a HM butler. He said it's pretty awesome. I would love to have that as my job. - PiecesOf8  608.4 #335 10:04AM
I've heard this is because those are the only two attractions where you don't have to smile all the time, is this truly the reason those positions are so coveted? - MallE  164.3 #2505 9:24AM
Of course on Space Mountain, that way I'd be near it all the time!!! - Superspacemountainfan  92.1 #3711 8:34PM
Jungle Cruise Skipper. I think that one is the most popular and desired when people apply for attractions. - IDVandalSkipperCM  2417.2 #61 9:14AM
As for me, I was just happy to be placed in Adventureland! It's my home and I can't imagine working anywhere else in DL - IDVandalSkipperCM  2417.2 #61 9:17AM
I think you really have to have an extra special outgoing nature to be a Jungle Cruise Skipper, love how each one is different. - MinnieTinker  617.4 #330 12:40PM
Yes... It takes a special person for sure. Went on it today and our skipper was really into it. Was so fun... But I always have fun on that ride. - joybells  214.6 #1809 9:43PM
Sorcerer Mickey in Fantasmic! - Alicewhoareyou  2569.2 #53 8:18PM
Oh gosh now you got me started!!! Okay, first on list, I'd love to be the CM story teller in the Peter Pan room in innovations! I went there in December and was basically saying everything word for word lol. Next, I'd like to be friends with Wendy Darling! Get to hang out with Peter Pan all day? Yes please!! Plus, if it keeps idneySay isneyDay from being her, whoop whoop! ;P next would be photo pass, being a photographer, I'd love to have a camera with me! Only thing, I'm kinda shy and would feel rude an annoying asking people if they'd like their picture taken lol I'd be too awkward. But hey, never know! And then there's shops on main st USA!! One, I love their costuming, two, I love the constant music playing, and the hussel and hussel of things, it takes me to a happy place :) - AvidDisneyThrifter220  1402.8 #125 9:04PM
Oh yes my number one wish would be to be a photographer. Capturing everyone's favorite moments for them for the rest of their lives. - MinnieTinker  617.4 #330 9:51PM
I was a character 13 years ago and it was and still is the best job I ever had. You get to make dreams come true and be a hero to someone every day! How can you beat that?!? - CowgirlJessie  162.6 #2528 10:00PM
Not sure which character u were but I'm dying to know that if the characters with a mask smile underneath when getting their picture taken a thousand times :) I know silly thing to wonder - MinnieTinker  617.4 #330 10:07PM
Great question Amy! - Cinderella_Schnooks  3370.7 #42 10:54PM
amyb1076 I definitely smiled ALL the time! You forget that they can't see you the person. Plus, everyone was always so excited to see you that it sometimes got emotional! I cried out of joy many times under that mask! - CowgirlJessie  162.6 #2528 10:09AM
That is just awesome!! What a great feeling. Thanks for answering πŸ˜€ - MinnieTinker  617.4 #330 10:29AM
Always wondered. Does it get hot or stuffy under the mask? - davetyee  331.7 #737 10:41AM
It gets very hot!! No getting past that. And I was working at WDW. Oh the humidity!! You do get used to it though. - CowgirlJessie  162.6 #2528 10:56AM
I heard a rumor that often times Minnie is actually a guy in the costume and Mickey a girl, and the same goes for the rest of the male and female characters. I don't remember the reason for this but it just seems so weird to believe, is if true or just another Disney myth? - MallE  164.3 #2505 9:31AM
I want to serve at club 33 or napa rose. Currently trying to work my way up there :) - ladylikesdisney  945.0 #197 5:30PM
What do you do currently? - MinnieTinker  617.4 #330 9:04AM
Great question! I've always wondered this... - MissMolly  1355.3 #129 8:51AM
we always play this game! what attraction or job would you want to work and why. mine is always main street balloon vendorπŸŽˆπŸ˜ƒ - OhanaPhoto  5324.9 #21 9:12AM
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ You don't say? LOL - Cinderella_Schnooks  3370.7 #42 9:18AM
hahaha! can you believe it??? - OhanaPhoto  5324.9 #21 10:14AM
I love gadgets for me it is innovations - Enome  9.4 #11458 9:15AM
I've heard that tower of terror is quite popular. - HasAnyoneSeenMyGlassSlipper  690.8 #286 9:16AM
If I couldn't do what I plan to major in, baking and pastry, then I'd want to work in Fantasyland or NOS. Then... become a plaid. Haha - PiecesOf8  608.4 #335 9:45AM
Oh my stars, I've always wanted to go to culinary school. So jealous! I went to a sauce class and learned how to make hollandaise sauce and thought I was pretty fancy! lol - Cinderella_Schnooks  3370.7 #42 10:37AM
I'm still not 100% on it. I still need to take some intro classes at my community college before I go to a real culinary school. As much as I love making desserts I still have to decide if that's the career route I want to go. - PiecesOf8  608.4 #335 11:29AM
I totally understand. They say choosing which direction to go and then if you choose desserts it's very difficult. Best of luck to you! - Cinderella_Schnooks  3370.7 #42 10:38PM
Either a Princess or a train conductor :) - PrincessSierra  7.4 #13598 11:52AM
I want to dance in the parade. - Armenda  1159.7 #154 7:17PM
Me too 😊 - MoonWillow  381.3 #589 7:45PM
Being a sweeper so that I could talk to guests. Or a bellhop at tot so I could freak people out. I would love that. - BellesLibrary  411.9 #537 7:28PM
I always since a little girl wanted to work on the POTC ride. - PixiePirateMaid  345.5 #690 8:00PM
I used to want to be the rainbow slinky, then a swinging character in the Pixar parade, but now I think that being a Monorail driver would be fun for a bit. - Linzee  1188.9 #146 8:07PM
Flynn Ryder - Mouse4life  1681.1 #100 9:08PM
I have always wanted to work one of the fantasy land rides... Snow White, Pinocchio, Peter pan, Mr. Toad... I have just always wanted to push the buttons!!! Lol But now that I'm older, I would want to work space mountain or Indiana Jones! - HiddenMickeyFanatic  1254.2 #135 9:15PM
That's funny. Me too! (about the buttons part) - cesium55  531.8 #390 11:00PM
Steamboat Willie in fantasmic or Snow White :P - Snow33  195.2 #2057 11:10PM
25 years ago I went to my interview... After assessing my character, my speaking 2 languages and ASL, I was hired to Department 935 "Tomorrowland Attractions"! Best junior/senior high school jobs plus seasonal during college! - BombFrogFormerCM  1015.8 #183 11:15PM
I'd like to be the person (assuming a plaid) who gets to host the guests of the Dream Suites and be part of all the magic of that stay and stay overnight! Best slumber party host EVER!!!!✨ - TinkerSchelle  1981.1 #82 11:56PM
That is so you! - Cinderella_Schnooks  3370.7 #42 12:23AM
Can you nominate me please???!!!πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚πŸ˜˜ - TinkerSchelle  1981.1 #82 11:25PM
Yes! Only if you admit you just bumped this post with your comment and take funny castle pics. LOL πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜ - Cinderella_Schnooks  3370.7 #42 11:34PM
I am TinkerSchelle and I'm a Bumpaholic!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ now nominate me for the Dream Suite plaid slumber party position and take a castle picture with me!πŸ˜‚ - TinkerSchelle  1981.1 #82 4:42PM
You make me laugh. If be happy to nominate you if I knew how 😁 - MinnieTinker  617.4 #330 9:06AM
I would do anything they need me to do just to be hired there :) But my choice would be a plaid or a character handler...I want to do something that impacts people and their visit there. - DumboGal70  122.8 #3170 10:16AM
(Character host!) - IDVandalSkipperCM  2417.2 #61 10:26AM
Awe thanks for the correct title :) - DumboGal70  122.8 #3170 9:30PM
I would take any CM position. But my 14 year old dreams of being Belle while going to college! - lassengirl  159.8 #2567 5:12PM
Oooooooooh I'm curious to know too!!! - tish  264.7 #1214 8:53AM
I would love to organize the character meet and greets :) Another question, can u request when u interview what u want to do? Or do u just get placed where u are needed? I definitley want to work there one day, even if its not for 15 years after my daughter graduates haha.. - MinnieTinker  617.4 #330 7:16PM
When I interviewed they asked me if I wanted DCA or Disneyland and if I wanted to be on attractions, food, or merchandice, and then they placed you where they needed you from there. - stubb7  223.1 #1690 8:17PM
So awesome.. I just can't imagine getting to play at Disneyland everyday and making people happy as my "job" I can only dream.. - MinnieTinker  617.4 #330 8:22PM
Usually you interview for a certain operation like stores, food, etc. they will ask you we're you would like to work. Once your assigned a location you could still be temporally moved during the high season. - HollywoodGlitter  526.0 #396 9:37PM
If I were to work there I would love to be in the displays department. Fixing the store windows and setting up for the different holidays. I love that kind of stuff.. And love seeing it done with Disney magic. - joybells  214.6 #1809 9:50PM
They asked me when I applied what department I wanted to be in. I eventually had a dream of working building/designing the sets on the rides so I stayed behind the scenes in entertainment costuming. Not glamorous or anything but a foot in the door. I still would pick that vs being out in the park though...dealing with some crazy people=no thanks lol. However--maybe I'd want to be a plaid if given the option - hillarygardner  24.0 #6696 1:17AM
Window displays absolutely - hillarygardner  24.0 #6696 1:18AM
I applied for attraction host back in 1986 and was hired for Tomorrowland Attractions! My favorite attraction that I was assigned to was Star Tours because of the guest interactions! - BombFrogFormerCM  1015.8 #183 9:09AM

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