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Old 11-01-2013, 10:30 PM   #16
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Last I heard when attending an audition was $13 an hour.
Woah... Must be a shortage then
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:31 PM   #17
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The below info was found online, but for those wondering, here are the height requirements for characters.

You also have to be able to act the part- a pretty face and the right height won't win you a face character role. The masked roles don't require the voice or facial mannerisms, but they still require the mannerisms. You have to be able to remain 100% in character despite what is going on around you- pervy people hitting on you, kids tugging at your costume, people asking you out of character questions, etc.

As for signatures, you do have to know the signature of the character you are "friends with". You have to maintain the weight, and if your face is showing, you have to maintain your skin. Who wants to see a Rapunzal with a cluster of pimples, or a scratch, or cold sore?


(This list is from various sources. As many as possible are from the audition notices on the Disney auditions website. Ive included the most popular/often seen at the parks. For a much more complete list, check out this message board post.)

Face Characters
Women:
Princesses
Rapunzel, Cinderella, Aurora, Belle, Ariel, Snow White, and Jasmine: 53 - 57
Mulan: 52 - 56
Tiana: 55 - 58
Fairies:
Tinker Bell: 410 - 52
Iridessa, Rosetta, Silvermist, Fawn, Vidia, and Periwinkle: 52  55
Fairy Godmother: 54 - 56
Villains:
Wicked Step-Mother, Step-Sisters, Malefacent: 56 - 510
Other Women:
Mary Poppins: 55 - 58
Alice and Wendy: 52 - 54
Men:
Princes:
Prince Charming, Prince Eric, Aladdin, Prince Naveen, Snow Whites Prince, Flynn Rider, and the Beast in human form: 510 - 60
Fairies:
Terrence: 54 - 57
Villains:
Dr. Facilier: 60 - 66
Gaston: 511 - 63
Other Men:
Peter Pan: 410 - 52
Mad Hatter: 54 - 56
Jack Sparrow, Bert: 58 - 61

Fur/Masked Characters

Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse: 48 - 522
Daisy and Donald: 46  410
Chip and Dale: 522 - 524
Pluto: 526 - 528
Goofy: 60  63
Huey, Dewey, Louie: 40 - 46
Lilo and Stitch: 49  411
Dopey: 48  410
Piglet: 4210 - 520
White Rabbit, Pooh: 520 - 522
Suzy, Perla, Jessie, and Bullseye: 522 - 524
Rafiki, Flick, Buzz Lightyear: 56  58
Eeyore: 57  59
Tigger: 510  60
Green Army Men: 5211 - 620
Captain Hook, Genie: 620 - 622
Beast, Woody, Jafar: 622 - 624
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:32 PM   #18
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The below info was found online, but for those wondering, here are the height requirements for characters. You also have to be able to act the part- a pretty face and the right height won't win you a face character role. The masked roles don't require the voice or facial mannerisms, but they still require the mannerisms. You have to be able to remain 100% in character despite what is going on around you- pervy people hitting on you, kids tugging at your costume, people asking you out of character questions, etc. As for signatures, you do have to know the signature of the character you are "friends with". You have to maintain the weight, and if your face is showing, you have to maintain your skin. Who wants to see a Rapunzal with a cluster of pimples, or a scratch, or cold sore? (This list is from various sources. As many as possible are from the audition notices on the Disney auditions website. Ive included the most popular/often seen at the parks. For a much more complete list, check out this message board post.) Face Characters Women: Princesses Rapunzel, Cinderella, Aurora, Belle, Ariel, Snow White, and Jasmine: 53 - 57 Mulan: 52 - 56 Tiana: 55 - 58 Fairies: Tinker Bell: 410 - 52 Iridessa, Rosetta, Silvermist, Fawn, Vidia, and Periwinkle: 52 55 Fairy Godmother: 54 - 56 Villains: Wicked Step-Mother, Step-Sisters, Malefacent: 56 - 510 Other Women: Mary Poppins: 55 - 58 Alice and Wendy: 52 - 54 Men: Princes: Prince Charming, Prince Eric, Aladdin, Prince Naveen, Snow Whites Prince, Flynn Rider, and the Beast in human form: 510 - 60 Fairies: Terrence: 54 - 57 Villains: Dr. Facilier: 60 - 66 Gaston: 511 - 63 Other Men: Peter Pan: 410 - 52 Mad Hatter: 54 - 56 Jack Sparrow, Bert: 58 - 61 Fur/Masked Characters Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse: 48 - 522 Daisy and Donald: 46 410 Chip and Dale: 522 - 524 Pluto: 526 - 528 Goofy: 60 63 Huey, Dewey, Louie: 40 - 46 Lilo and Stitch: 49 411 Dopey: 48 410 Piglet: 4210 - 520 White Rabbit, Pooh: 520 - 522 Suzy, Perla, Jessie, and Bullseye: 522 - 524 Rafiki, Flick, Buzz Lightyear: 56 58 Eeyore: 57 59 Tigger: 510 60 Green Army Men: 5211 - 620 Captain Hook, Genie: 620 - 622 Beast, Woody, Jafar: 622 - 624
Sorry, not sure why the inch and foot marks did not show up. The numbers should be first number in feet, second in inches (63 is 6 foot 3 inches)
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Old 11-02-2013, 10:23 AM   #19
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My DD did an internship for sea world this summer in the CP-- she received higher pay than the non CP employees for the same work. She said this is due to management expecting to receive a higher level of commitment from college students, since being in college shows a higher level of discipline at a younger age. She has a huge amount of theatre experience, ( she has been in 20 some shows) so they thought she would be good with people-- she got a crap merchandise cart to push and sell to guests. The job mostly sucked but she tried to make it good by interacting with children.
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Old 11-02-2013, 03:08 PM   #20
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Super interesting, Anna. Looks like the only one I might qualify for would be the Lady Tremaine, the stepsisters or Maleficent! :haha: Pretty sure I'd be better at those anyway....!

If I were a short person, I'd move to FL in a heartbeat. How on earth do they even find some of those? Huey Duey and Louie?!
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Old 11-03-2013, 03:28 PM   #21
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I remember being at Chef Mickey's as a kid (probably 11 or 12) and seeing a very short girl go into the back with black tights on. And then a while later....Mickey came out. MICKEY IS A GIRL?! WHAAAAA? My 12-year-old mind was blown.
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Old 11-03-2013, 05:36 PM   #22
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I have read articles stating that a LOT of the positions are strictly height/weight based and then you are given a multitude of characters to "play" on a rotating basis. You have to be pretty short to play Mickey.

On an aside...my husband works with a woman who has a daughter that plays Belle on the DCL.....she told her mom that recently the person portraying Tink had a true and legitimate nervous breakdown and had to be flown from a port for help because she was in such serious condition. So sad!
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Old 11-03-2013, 11:28 PM   #23
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As for pay; it's advertised on te audition website that face characters make $12.40 an hour. When you're doing fur or parades I've heard the number is different.

As for postions being strict, yes, everything is based off height. Tink runs 4'11 to 5'2, Alice/Wendy are around 4'11 to 5'4'', pricesses run 5'3 to 5'7, etc, etc.

Different roles have more restrictions, females have to be 5'6 at minimun to dance in the B &tB show, whereas the girl bird in FOTLK must be under 110 pounds.
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Old 11-04-2013, 12:08 PM   #24
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When I did the CP in Fall 98, the pay was $5.65/HR. The minimum wage in 1998 was $5.15/HR.
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Old 11-13-2013, 05:09 PM   #25
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Princess Pay

They make enough. Around 12-13/hr, and work like 50-60 hours a week.
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Old 11-14-2013, 03:12 AM   #26
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Face and fur make the same amount per hour. The bonus comes in for face because there are times when you're in more demand and you can get more hours. Plus, you get more breaks and more show/parade/specials opportunities.

And entertainment (parades/characters/non-equity shows) make the most hourly in the parks over other areas.

Almost all characters and parade performers start as fur exclusively first. Then you can go to "face auditions", which used to happen quarterly (unless there was an extreme demand for a character). They look at you and look at you, hold your picture up to images from the movies. If they think you look like someone, you move on to another round where you get fitted in wig/makeup/costume and go in front of casting.

If they "approve" you, you get trained on mannerisms, voice inflection, autograph, etc.

Most gals are approved for multiples - ie., if you're Belle-approved, you're probably also Ariel and Cindy approved, and maybe Poppins too.

Most Wendys are also Alice, because of height. And for the princesses, they really stick to height.

For fur, you're broken up into different categories that roughly go like this -

4'11-under: Duck (Donald, Daisy)
5'0" - 5'3ish: Mouse (Mickey, Minnie)
5'3"-5'6ish": Munk (Chip & Dale)
5'6-5'9": Pluto
5'9"-6': Tigger
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Old 11-15-2013, 10:04 PM   #27
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They make enough. Around 12-13/hr, and work like 50-60 hours a week.
Wow...that's like a BILLION or something
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About .50 above minimum wage...

And to give you a hint... Florida is one of those "All-star" states with a lower state wage the federal (the federal applies except for a couple of exceptions)

Disney is a minimum wage operation by and large ( or pennies above it)...college program kids are paid less (or at least used to be) as an internship (they learn alot... But I'm not sure it's rightly labeled "academic")...and Disney received subsidies for those under part of the Clinton educational package.
Well, the Union contract (available online) disagrees with you. There are no jobs on the Teamster contract for 2013 that are minimum wage which for Florida is $7.79, all are above minimum with starting wages in all but a handful (2-4) being $8+ to $9+. Disney is not a minimum wage place but I'll let you review the entire contract. Character performers wage range is between $9.60 and $14.31 per hour for 2013.
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Well, the Union contract (available online) disagrees with you. There are no jobs on the Teamster contract for 2013 that are minimum wage which for Florida is $7.79, all are above minimum with starting wages in all but a handful (2-4) being $8+ to $9+. Disney is not a minimum wage place but I'll let you review the entire contract. Character performers wage range is between $9.60 and $14.31 per hour for 2013.
It's a little better than I would have thought...

However $8-9 dollars is an average of about $17,500 a year...so lets not toot any horns. And it's not much over minimum...and livable is entirely different. And Disney is cheap for NOTHING these days. But that's the classic truth/propaganda argument I don't want to get Into.

One of the misconceptions is that it's "cheap to live in Florida"
It is...except for consumer goods, gas, food, and utilities...and in alot of cases entertainment (designed to pull in that evil "Yankee" money)

But another thing is that the teamsters doesn't represent the lion share of employees ( if memory serves and I did live this gig)...there are other large unions...namely 5...the services trade council being the highest at 50% of the total (which does include the teamsters... I believe... But other unions as well)

The reality is that Disney's compensation and benefits are...kinda blah...not the worst... Far from the best.

The real questions are
1. Have the benefits relative to inflation fallen since 1971?
2. Has the pricing risen relative to Inflation... Notably from 1990 and especially since 2008?

Those are the questions that matter and they should not be separated...
Disney does that.
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My nephew is in the college program right now. He's having a blast, thinks it's great experience, but also said it's kind of like slave labor in that you get all the shifts that the part time and full time employees don't want, sometimes even working till 11 p.m. or midnight and needing to be back at 7 or 8 the next morning. Most of his roommates are from different countries (sort of like an international college program) and they work at Epcot in the world showcase. He thinks it's so cool that he has great friends from other countries now and places to couch surf if he does some international travel. My nephew works in the kid program and gift shop at the Polynesian. I think they slated him with the kids program due to experience he's had as a camp counselor and experience with art and drama and working in an afterschool program doing art and drama projects with special needs kids. He also just has that great Disney look and customer service attitude. He's actually a really charismatic kid. / As a career he wants to become an event planner and that's what he's going to be majoring in in college.
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