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Old 10-12-2006, 11:00 AM   #1
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Any tricky CP interview questions?

Tried searching but didn't turn up much.

Anyways, just wondering if there are any specific/tricky questions that CP interviewers usually ask? Haven't exactly been through many job interviews at all, but I understand most of the standard questions. Any Disney/CP specific to be prepared for? LMK. Thanks.

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Old 10-12-2006, 01:04 PM   #2
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naw, they're really pretty typical.
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Old 10-12-2006, 05:29 PM   #3
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i have read here that they ask you a space moutain question and if i am correct it goes something like this, "if a guest wants to go on space moutain but he is too short what do you do?" i don't know the answer because i did not get asked this
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Old 10-12-2006, 08:58 PM   #4
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I never got that one but I would apologize, explain why it was unsafe and make some height-appropriate suggestions.
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Old 11-15-2007, 04:26 PM   #5
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the specific CP questions relate to the role you decide to choose. so once you pick your first choice role, think about some probs that could arise and think about how you would deal with it.
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Old 11-15-2007, 04:44 PM   #6
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I've put character attendant - what kind of probs could arise there?! like having to close lines n stuff? and questions about why mickey etc dont talk??
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Old 05-21-2008, 06:02 AM   #7
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i have read here that they ask you a space moutain question and if i am correct it goes something like this, "if a guest wants to go on space moutain but he is too short what do you do?" i don't know the answer because i did not get asked this
I got that one. My answer was something like "I'd politely tell him that he is not tall enough for this attraction and to enjoy one of our other great rides"

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Old 05-23-2008, 03:53 AM   #8
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Nobody can tell you what to say on a specific question. I am a 3x CP, and a Campus Rep. I always tell my students to be genuine and professional, and they'll do fine.

The other piece of advice: do your Disney research ahead of time. There is a good chance they will want to know about your favorite movie or character. Make sure that whatever you say is Disney. Balto/Anastasia/Fern Gully are not Disney. Being animated does not make it Disney! Believe me, I wouldn't be saying this if I hadn't seen it in action.

The other thing is that if you go to a presentation, be professional. The recruiter and reps will be assessing you. Do not sleep through the presentation (have seen this happen). Be aware that if you have a criminal record, it will work against you (have seen this happen.) Dress professionally, and realize if you have visible tattoos or piercings, you will be asked about yoru ability to conceal or remove them. Do not talk to your neighbor during the presentation. Believe it or not, we are watching you and assessing you.
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Old 05-23-2008, 11:43 AM   #9
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I plan on trying to work there next summer. It would be amazing if I get accepted.
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Old 06-13-2008, 01:05 AM   #10
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i have read here that they ask you a space moutain question and if i am correct it goes something like this, "if a guest wants to go on space moutain but he is too short what do you do?" i don't know the answer because i did not get asked this
I think you explain to the child that they may not be able to ride and you suggegst something else and if you have them, give them some stickers.
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Old 06-13-2008, 02:47 PM   #11
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I think you explain to the child that they may not be able to ride and you suggegst something else and if you have them, give them some stickers.
Even though I won't be applying for attractions, I had a dream the other night that I was asked this question and I told the child he could ride on the TTA and at least get to see the inside of Space Mtn, then I gave him a little certificate that said he was an honorary pilot of Space Mtn and could come back when he was tall enough and use the FP line. It was the strangest thing and the interviewer (in my dream) said it was a great response. (do they even have certificates, or did I make that part up??? )
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Yes, there is....Funny enough you knew that in your dreams. And that would be the correct answer I would think.
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i have read here that they ask you a space moutain question and if i am correct it goes something like this, "if a guest wants to go on space moutain but he is too short what do you do?" i don't know the answer because i did not get asked this
Yeah i've heard that that one gets asked alot. I have my phone interview friday so I am thinking alot about my phone interview so naturally I've been thinking about these questions alot. Does anyone know if they still have the astronauts in training certificates that one can give to a person too short to ride. That would factor into my answer so I want to make sure they still do that since i haven't been with anyone that was too short to ride in a while.
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Just finished my phone interview and I had a question that caught me off guard but was able to handle it:

What would you do if you were helping a guest who didn't speak the same language as you?

Wasn't expecting that one at all. Other then that most of the other questions in here were asked. Helping a customer and the phone rings, how would you tell a guest that Mickey couldn't see him and was leaving, How would you make a guests magical if you were the first person to talk to them after they entered the park, Emergency situation how do you remain calm.

So I wanted to thank everybody here for the wonderful thread and now the waiting game beings! *Fingers Crossed*
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Old 02-14-2014, 03:59 PM   #15
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What would you do if you were helping a guest who didn't speak the same language as you?

Wasn't expecting that one at all.
I got this one as well, and had to take a moment. i admitted that it may not be the correct response, but that I'd try to understand non verbally what their needs were, and then retrieve someone who could speak their language to continue their assistance.
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