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Old 03-28-2013, 05:42 PM   #16
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I guess WDW is nicer about Tower then :P
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:17 PM   #17
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CPs aren't allowed to cross train, so she'll only be working one ride.
Not necessarily. I know CPs that have been cross-trained
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CPs aren't allowed to cross train, so she'll only be working one ride. Magic kingdom attractions are the only ones scheduled candy shifts but others can pick them up. It's tough though. Christmas shifts require you to be food trained so that's harder.

Your recruiter doesn't have much say in where you go. Basically it boils down to operational need and can only really be influenced in the interview process.

I've always said the ride you work is the least important factor in the enjoyment of your cp. Even a crappy ride can be amazing with a great group of people. And rides that everyone wants like Jungle Cruise? I've known people spend six months desperately giving away every single jungle shift so that they would never ever ever ever have to work that ride again. I've seen so many people go through that and end up hating it and then getting pulled to it constantly.

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That is not true. I've seen other CPs in this program being cross trained. I know of at least one.
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Old 03-29-2013, 12:20 PM   #19
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That is not true. I've seen other CPs in this program being cross trained. I know of at least one.
It may not never happen, but it's a rarity that it does I'm sure. Because I remember someone asking a manager about cross training during my cp and they said they don't do that. So it's likely it depends on operational need and how intense the training is for the attraction.
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In Disneyland, I know a bunch of people who got to cross-train during the college program. I myself did! I cross-trained to another position in my restaurant (food prep to order cook) but I think I would have been able to cross-train to any table service location, back of house.

My roommate trained on more attractions in Fantasyland during the program, and I know other people who got cross-trained to other locations in their role as well. The rule for cross-training, I believe, is that you can't do it until after your probation, which I think is 3 months. I cross-trained about 5 months into the program, though they were asking me to do so a while before that because we needed more OCs.
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In Disneyland, I know a bunch of people who got to cross-train during the college program. I myself did! I cross-trained to another position in my restaurant (food prep to order cook) but I think I would have been able to cross-train to any table service location, back of house.

My roommate trained on more attractions in Fantasyland during the program, and I know other people who got cross-trained to other locations in their role as well. The rule for cross-training, I believe, is that you can't do it until after your probation, which I think is 3 months. I cross-trained about 5 months into the program, though they were asking me to do so a while before that because we needed more OCs.
So it probably depends on 1) Which Resort (WDW or DLR) 2) your role 3) your location (larger attractions like RnR are probably less likely to cross train during a CP due to the amount of time it takes to train/safety rules differ/etc. while areas like Fantasyland cross train for attractions such as Peter Pan or IASW or in Tomorrowland you could be at Stitch & People Mover) and 4) Operational need

So, it's probably safe to say that it's not impossible since some have friends cross train or have cross trained themselves... but that it highly depends on the above factors and your managers.
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