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Old 02-01-2008, 02:45 PM   #16
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I'm new to these boards, but I have always wanted to try out to be a Disney character, but being a female and almost 6'1, do I stand a chance?
They sure do! Disney looks for tall people, especially at 6'0-6'3 (like Iris said).
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Old 02-03-2008, 08:58 PM   #17
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They sure do! Disney looks for tall people, especially at 6'0-6'3 (like Iris said).
What about guys who are 6'4? Do they go that high or cut off at 6'3?

My brother-in-law is 6'4 and is considering auditioning with me!
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Old 02-03-2008, 09:17 PM   #18
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What about guys who are 6'4? Do they go that high or cut off at 6'3?

My brother-in-law is 6'4 and is considering auditioning with me!
Yes, encourage your BIL to go with you!!! I sent you a PM.
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Old 02-03-2008, 09:27 PM   #19
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What about guys who are 6'4? Do they go that high or cut off at 6'3?

My brother-in-law is 6'4 and is considering auditioning with me!
I'm sure that will be fine. Good luck!
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Old 02-04-2008, 01:13 PM   #20
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I thought this might be of interest:

Here are the audition dates for FALL 2007!!!! I have no idea what they are for FALL 2008, this is just meant to give you an idea of when they MIGHT be:

Atlanta, GA - March 23, 2007 (Friday)
Boston, MA - March 23, 2007 (Friday)
Raleigh, NC - March 25, 2007 (Sunday)
Pittsburgh, PA - March 25, 2007 (Sunday)
Orlando, FL - March 28, 2007 (Wednesday)
Lansing, MI - March 30, 2007 (Friday)
Madison, WI - April 1, 2007 (Sunday)
Rochester, NY - April 13, 2007 (Friday)
Salt Lake City, UT - April 13, 2007 (Friday)
Chicago, IL - April 15, 2007 (Sunday)

These dates were sent to me on Monday, March 5, 2007!


Here were the dates for SPRING 2008 auditions (they were sent to me on Friday, Sept. 28th)

Atlanta, GA
Friday, October 26th 3:00pm

Austin, TX
Sunday, November 18th 9:00am

Chicago, IL
Sunday, November 4th 9:00am

Lansing, MI
Friday, November 2nd 12:00pm

Madison, WI
Sunday, November 4th 8:30am

Oklahoma City, OK
Sunday, November 11th 9:00am

Omaha, NE
Sunday, October 7th 9:00am

Orlando, FL
Thursday, November 15th 9:00am

Pittsburgh, PA
Sunday, November 11th 10:00am

Raleigh, NC
Sunday, October 28th 9:00am

Rochester, NY
Friday, November 2nd 9:00am

Salt Lake City, UT
Friday, November 9th 3:00pm

Seattle, WA
Friday, October 5th 3:00pm
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Old 02-04-2008, 01:24 PM   #21
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I'm 5' 3'' I wonder if I'll be able to reach Princess height by 16, I'm 13 now. Anyone think I can?
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Old 02-06-2008, 04:20 PM   #22
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if you DO get cast as a character, are you that character all of the time? or do you have to be a certain character one day then a different one some other time?
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Old 02-06-2008, 04:25 PM   #23
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if you DO get cast as a character, are you that character all of the time? or do you have to be a certain character one day then a different one some other time?
You can be scheduled as more then one. There are many in each height range. It all depends on scheduling.
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Old 02-06-2008, 11:13 PM   #24
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Hi, I've been trying to research the performer auditions and it's just making me more confused. I am auditioning in Salt Lake City for Fall 08, but I really want to be a parade performer. ( I have been dancing my entire life). On another board I read that there is a second audition at WDW when you arrive that will tell you if you can be in a parade. Do you have to be selected for a character to audition for parade performer or do the recruiters at the first audition recommend you for the 2nd audition, or both? Also is the second audition where you get your color code or is the first? Thanks!
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Old 02-07-2008, 08:12 AM   #25
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Hi, I've been trying to research the performer auditions and it's just making me more confused. I am auditioning in Salt Lake City for Fall 08, but I really want to be a parade performer. ( I have been dancing my entire life). On another board I read that there is a second audition at WDW when you arrive that will tell you if you can be in a parade. Do you have to be selected for a character to audition for parade performer or do the recruiters at the first audition recommend you for the 2nd audition, or both? Also is the second audition where you get your color code or is the first? Thanks!
Hi Erika!
When you audition in Salt Lake you will be giving two color codes - one for animation and one for dancing/performance. You will not know what colors you were given until after you're in the program. Those colors determine what you're allowed to do once you begin - the higher the color, the more options. Therefore, you could be selected as a Parade Performer at that first audition, but you wouldn't know til you start the program.

If you would like to try to get a higher color, there are additional auditions after the program starts in which you can try again - however, they always go with your more recent colors so if you did better at the first audition, it doesn't matter they'll go with the lower (but recent, colors)!

No - if you do not pass the first audition, you would not be able to do the second, they generally do not like their CPs to role hop. If you accept something else, that's what you'll be doing.

However - if you would like extend your program for another semester, you are welcome to try for entertainment again! But that audition is not until the end of the your first program.

Hope that helps - good luck on your audition!
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Old 02-07-2008, 10:34 AM   #26
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Hi, I've been trying to research the performer auditions and it's just making me more confused. I am auditioning in Salt Lake City for Fall 08, but I really want to be a parade performer. ( I have been dancing my entire life). On another board I read that there is a second audition at WDW when you arrive that will tell you if you can be in a parade. Do you have to be selected for a character to audition for parade performer or do the recruiters at the first audition recommend you for the 2nd audition, or both? Also is the second audition where you get your color code or is the first? Thanks!
Hi there. You get a color code from the first audition (if you make it). Then when you get down to FL you have the chance to attend other auditions to bring it up. What you get as a color code determines what parades/shows you can do. You can preference things, but Disney will pick you.
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This information is ahuge help, I had no idea how the auditions work... is it hard to pass the audition?
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Old 02-07-2008, 11:45 AM   #28
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also keep in mind Disney will register your "official" height and then you are actually given a .5in leeway on either end. So if you measure in at 5'11.5" you could end up being friends with a 5'11" character or a 6' character
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Old 02-07-2008, 11:52 AM   #29
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This information is ahuge help, I had no idea how the auditions work... is it hard to pass the audition?
It depends on what they are looking for. Some heights are easier to get in with, and also dance ability helps.
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Old 02-07-2008, 12:41 PM   #30
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Thanks for the information Joanna and Brenna!
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