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Old 12-01-2008, 08:05 PM   #151
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well, a lot of us from the Nashville audition got the news that we would not be character performers for spring 09, even though we were told we passed...definitely a bummer : ( we didn't get pooled or anything.

since i was in the advanced audition, is there any additional auditions once i get down there for dance/color code stuff?

by the way, i am super sad. especially since they were so positive!
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Old 12-01-2008, 08:24 PM   #152
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since i was in the advanced audition, is there any additional auditions once i get down there for dance/color code stuff?
I'm so sorry!

You can only audition once every 6 months - so you can audition at the end of your program to extend into performer or to go seasonal/part-time.
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Old 12-01-2008, 08:24 PM   #153
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so basically you HAVE to be a character performer to be considered for anything extra?

ps--are they really overstaffed right now?
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Old 12-01-2008, 08:37 PM   #154
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so basically you HAVE to be a character performer to be considered for anything extra?

ps--are they really overstaffed right now?
You could audition for equity - but you'd still have to wait until the end of your program. Yeah, you have to be a character performer before you're allowed to attend color codes.

They are really overstaffed - waitlists are huge!! The ONLY height that's hiring is 4'8-5'0.
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Old 12-01-2008, 08:47 PM   #155
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well that makes me feel a little bit better..i'm 5'2 and a half ''

i guess it was just really bad since i had my hopes up so much, they were so positive in their feedback, and i don't think it helped that we were one of the last dates.

thanks for the info though
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Old 12-01-2008, 09:04 PM   #156
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I'm really sorry to hear that.

Unfortunately 5'2 is a really common height.
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Old 12-02-2008, 06:54 PM   #157
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You could audition for equity - but you'd still have to wait until the end of your program. Yeah, you have to be a character performer before you're allowed to attend color codes.

They are really overstaffed - waitlists are huge!! The ONLY height that's hiring is 4'8-5'0.
So I'm 5'0 (well, my physical this year told me I hadn't made it to 5'0 yet lol) but next summer, I'm taking the whole summer off and working at Disney.. but I'm applying for a Seasonal and I noticed in one of these pages that you said they aren't taking any..

would they still take me.. since i'm in that "Special consideration" group?

Also, lol i'm not saying that I don't belive you, cause I do! but the girl i'm staying with is one of the Mangers.. and she told me that they are always looking for performers.. especially in the summer.
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Old 12-02-2008, 08:42 PM   #158
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So I'm 5'0 (well, my physical this year told me I hadn't made it to 5'0 yet lol) but next summer, I'm taking the whole summer off and working at Disney.. but I'm applying for a Seasonal and I noticed in one of these pages that you said they aren't taking any..

would they still take me.. since i'm in that "Special consideration" group?

Also, lol i'm not saying that I don't belive you, cause I do! but the girl i'm staying with is one of the Mangers.. and she told me that they are always looking for performers.. especially in the summer.
As for next summer, they can't really predict now what they'll need for then. They are hiring your height right now, but I believe that's only part-time - I don't believe they are hiring anyone for seasonal, but I could also be wrong.
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Old 12-03-2008, 08:11 PM   #159
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As for next summer, they can't really predict now what they'll need for then. They are hiring your height right now, but I believe that's only part-time - I don't believe they are hiring anyone for seasonal, but I could also be wrong.
Alright thanks! I'll give it a shot anyhow! I can always go to merchandice lol
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Old 12-03-2008, 11:29 PM   #160
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They are totally weird about this whole process

At a Disney audition in Penn. I went through the whole process and was picked as Alice in Wonderland. They even gave me a Disney present as a congratulations (A princess scrapbooking package)! Of all the people that went to the audition, I was the only one left at the end of the day...they had sent everyone else home.

About two weeks later, I got a rejection letter from the College Program. No character pool, no anything, just flat out no. What's the deal? No one seems to be able to tell me what the h happened.

Furthermore, at the two auditions I've been to since, they have voided my results because they chose me for something else I didn't even sign up for. I tell them at every interview that the only thing I'm interested in is being a character, but they like, pick random things for me later I guess. I was told specifically by a Disney rep that they don't even bother looking at your audition results after they've picked you for something else, so even if you pass it, tough.

Look, I realize Disney wants to keep the 'Happy Magic' image, even to the people that get a behind the scenes look, but don't tell these poor kids they are going to Disney world to be a character, only to be given no explanation when they are rejected. And they've got to cut the audition voiding out. Nothing is more annoying than being signed up for food service and having to decline, knowing that you now have to blow another $600 traveling to audition that they will probably pretend you didn't go to when they decide they'd like a few more people selling turkey legs!

Can anyone explain with the Alice thing? Has this happened to anyone else??

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Old 12-04-2008, 06:40 AM   #161
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I can't really know what happened. But from your post, it sounded like you had already been given a role before you auditioned. If that was the case, I don't think you would have been allowed to audition. I'm sorry all that happened to you.
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Furthermore, at the two auditions I've been to since, they have voided my results because they chose me for something else I didn't even sign up for.
I have no explanation about what happened in terms of Alice, but you're only allowed to attend the auditions once every 6 months, so those other two auditions would be voided.
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Old 12-15-2008, 07:27 PM   #163
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so what are the requirments for any character role? i'm not entirely sure. my friend auditioned but i don't really know what the standards are.
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Old 12-15-2008, 07:44 PM   #164
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so what are the requirments for any character role? i'm not entirely sure. my friend auditioned but i don't really know what the standards are.
It all depends on what they are looking for. They could be looking for certain heights, dancers, and so on.
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Old 12-17-2008, 12:33 PM   #165
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love your name! that's my name too. so like my friend wants to be belle what are the requirments for a princess?
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