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edward09
04-17-2011, 08:48 AM
i was wondering which attractions are good to work at and which ones are terrible and has anyone worked at its tough to be a bug

savannahjean85
04-17-2011, 11:37 AM
Personally I worked at Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and loved every minute of it. Attractions are safety critical roles so it can be fun but there is always a focus on the guest safety.

Joanna71985
04-17-2011, 06:16 PM
Each attraction will depend on personal preference. For example- one person could love working at a ride, while another person could hate the same ride.

Now, for me- I worked at Toy Story Mania in 2009, and I currently work at Great Movie Ride and MuppetVision (which I absolutely love).

edward09
04-17-2011, 06:36 PM
what is it like working at muppet vision?

Joanna71985
04-17-2011, 06:47 PM
It's fun. It's very laid back there (as there are only 5 positions to work at), and it can be very relaxing at times (especially if you have the Theater position).

edward09
04-17-2011, 07:24 PM
may i ask what are the postions im interested in working there as a seasonal job i might be moving down there

Joanna71985
04-19-2011, 04:46 PM
may i ask what are the postions im interested in working there as a seasonal job i might be moving down there

The positions at MuppetVision are Greeter, Photocell, Pre-Show, Theater, and Exit. Greeter is working the front entrance, Photocell is the area inside the entrance where the guests go through, Pre-Show is the room playing the movie, Theater is the actual attraction, and Exit picks up the glasses. Greeter and Exit are positions that can be dropped if the attraction is understaffed (but the other 3 have to stay up at all times).

lilmissdisney216
04-19-2011, 09:10 PM
My roommate currently works at the haunted mansion and she doesnt care for it too much. She's not into the doom and gloom aspect too much so its not her personal favorite. She also isn't too big of a fan of the hours she has at the manison. She works some days from 3PM to 345 AM so when I'm getting up for work shes going to bed. I guess it does vary person to person (personally, I wouldn't mind working at the mansion).

iSINGalong
04-25-2011, 12:06 PM
Do you get to change up attractions once you're down there? Or do you work the same ride for the whole 5 months?

SydneyJoLynn
04-25-2011, 02:50 PM
Do you get to change up attractions once you're down there? Or do you work the same ride for the whole 5 months?

When you are put into training for an attraction, you typically stick with that attraction for 4-6 months, but you can apply for cross-training in the same area. (Areas are sections of the park that encompass multiple rides. Like Ad/Lib is Liberty Square and Adventure Land attractions)

Lets say you work at Pirates of the Carribean. After working at that location and filling out a cross training form, you can learn how to work other locations in the Ad/Lib area. (Jungle Cruise, Haunted Mansion, Steamboat, Aladdin-Tiki-Tree, Hall of Presidents...)

carly3592
04-25-2011, 03:01 PM
I have a question for anyone working in Attractions- Attractions is my second choice for Spring 2012, after Character Performer (so technically it's my first choice, unless I do a good job at my audition). I would love to have a high-spiel attraction (Jungle Cruise, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Great Movie Ride...), but I know those attractions are highly competitive, as I assume almost anyone would love to work at a high-spiel.

Anyway, for those who work on a non-spiel attraction, how has your experience been? Can it get mundane/boring? Basically I'm curious about how a typical work day is like.

Thank you!!!!:goodvibes

Joanna71985
04-26-2011, 04:00 PM
I have a question for anyone working in Attractions- Attractions is my second choice for Spring 2012, after Character Performer (so technically it's my first choice, unless I do a good job at my audition). I would love to have a high-spiel attraction (Jungle Cruise, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Great Movie Ride...), but I know those attractions are highly competitive, as I assume almost anyone would love to work at a high-spiel.

Anyway, for those who work on a non-spiel attraction, how has your experience been? Can it get mundane/boring? Basically I'm curious about how a typical work day is like.

Thank you!!!!:goodvibes

I've worked at 2 non-speil attractions. At Toy Story, I found it to be pretty stressful (as it always has long waits). MuppetVision 3D, on the other hand, is pretty laid back. There are only 5 positions, and I find it to be pretty relaxing. For both attractions, it's pretty similar to GMR (a speiling attraction) as you still rotate around positions. There just isn't a speiling position.

Traveliz
04-26-2011, 05:58 PM
i was wondering which attractions are good to work at and which ones are terrible and has anyone worked at its tough to be a bug

My daughter worked for one semester at ITTBAB-- what do you want to know about it?

Liz

edward09
04-27-2011, 01:25 PM
i was wondering if at its tough to be abug what positions are there

Traveliz
04-28-2011, 04:41 PM
At ITTBAB they rotate through all of the positions so whatever you have seen a CM do there - you would be doing - from stroller duty to the opening spiel. They also have someone standing in the theatre watching for children that need to leave to help escort them out.

Liz

noahandallison
05-13-2011, 09:28 PM
I worked at Muppetvision too, waaaayyy back in the day. I think I watched that movie a few hundred times! There were some pros to that particular attraction - namely that you got to work both inside and outside, and as long as rotations moved quickly the day moved quickly. That said, when rotations moved slow and you were trapped in the movie, over and over...not as much fun. I liked our wacky costume too.

MonorailPilotMulan
05-23-2011, 10:12 AM
I have a question for anyone working in Attractions- Attractions is my second choice for Spring 2012, after Character Performer (so technically it's my first choice, unless I do a good job at my audition). I would love to have a high-spiel attraction (Jungle Cruise, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Great Movie Ride...), but I know those attractions are highly competitive, as I assume almost anyone would love to work at a high-spiel.

Anyway, for those who work on a non-spiel attraction, how has your experience been? Can it get mundane/boring? Basically I'm curious about how a typical work day is like.

Thank you!!!!:goodvibes

You'd be surprised! From what Ive seen of the Jungle Cruise it seems that there is a huge turnaround there and that they are always under staffed.

Cais
05-23-2011, 01:06 PM
You'd be surprised! From what Ive seen of the Jungle Cruise it seems that there is a huge turnaround there and that they are always under staffed.

Excellent, since that was my first choice of ride and I mentioned that during my interview and follow-up email :).

tarrbear
05-23-2011, 10:57 PM
Excellent, since that was my first choice of ride and I mentioned that during my interview and follow-up email :).

Has anyone who have mentioned what attraction they want to work, actually got that attraction?

Joanna71985
05-24-2011, 02:50 PM
Has anyone who have mentioned what attraction they want to work, actually got that attraction?

I did. GMR was my first choice, and I got it for my last CP

Dreamstuff
05-25-2011, 06:18 AM
I don't want to request because I like pure suprise but I did mention I'm totally beyond appropriate for any spieling rides lol.

PidginPea
05-26-2011, 06:15 PM
Has anyone who have mentioned what attraction they want to work, actually got that attraction?

Yep! I asked for Kilimanjaro Safaris, Great Movie Ride, or Jungle Cruise and I got Kilimanjaro Safaris.

CorEeyore
05-27-2011, 12:08 PM
Yep! I asked for Kilimanjaro Safaris, Great Movie Ride, or Jungle Cruise and I got Kilimanjaro Safaris.

Did you mention is during your interview or after you were placed into attractions?

Teletraan ONE
05-29-2011, 03:29 PM
When working on attractions, do they usually start you on a more minor attraction if you've never worked in attractions before? For instance - If I requested something like Tower of Terror or Dinosaur would it be likely that I would get it or would they start me at one of the Fantasyland dark rides or something similar to get my feet wet?

SydneyJoLynn
05-29-2011, 08:59 PM
When working on attractions, do they usually start you on a more minor attraction if you've never worked in attractions before? For instance - If I requested something like Tower of Terror or Dinosaur would it be likely that I would get it or would they start me at one of the Fantasyland dark rides or something similar to get my feet wet?

Nope! They will start you wherever they need you. I have never had a job before and was tossed into the Jungle Cruise mix. :] They give you training days to get accustomed to the attraction, of course. JC had 5 days worth of training.

sephorachick
06-02-2011, 01:25 PM
I worked @ Snow white,tea cups,Pooh,Meet Ariel,Dumbo for mine. I HATED Dumbo. I heard Space mt is a biotch because it breaks down a lot & they used to get spit on sometimes!!!!! GL :)