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Old 01-03-2013, 01:39 PM   #931
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I've granted you access to my blog - but I'll warn you I haven't posted since June and I was a performer in 08, a lot of things have changed. You can use the "archive" link on the blog to read my older posts.
Hey Berlioz, I was wondering if I could look at your blog too! I love blogs, especially Disney blogs. I friended you just in case, but feel free to deny it if you'd rather it stay more private.
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:32 PM   #932
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Ok, thank you very much

Just wondering do you know anyone that has moved from England to work at disney world or disneyland , I'm from England and I was just looking for more information on living and how easy it would be to move there.
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I know of a couple, but I'm not personally close with any - sorry. Most I know start on the CP or have their green card.

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Berlioz,

I just finished reading your entire live journal. I have to admit, it was almost as good as reading a good book and wondering how it was going to end. Your journey from CP to management is really fascinating and inspiring.

I thought of a ton of questions while I was reading, and now I can't remember very many.

Here's one: Can you describe what a manager in entertainment would do with Disney? Are the management positions specific to shows, parks, characters, etc? Which one would (did) you want the most?

One more: Do you work with CPs in your current position? If so, how?

Uno mas: Can you describe the CP role of "costuming" and would you recommend it over other roles?

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1) There are lots of different types of Entertainment Managers: Characters, Atmosphere, Shows, Parades, Technicians, and depending on the park it can even include DPI. Entertainment Managers are moved around among all of those areas (and all over the parks/resorts) so you could have MK Characters for 2 years and Resort Technicians the next.

2) Yep - I work with tons of CPs. I'm their Manager.

3) Costuming CPs have a million different roles depending on where you get placed (Operations, Character, Parade, Shows). Costuming is unique as we train all of our CPs in a minimum of 2 areas, and if your program is over the holidays you could get trained in more (MK & Epcot). Responsibilities change a lot depending on where you're working. The two things ALL areas have in common is checking for show quality (garment colors, buttons/zippers, fasteners, general quality) and LAUNDRY. If you do not like laundry, I do not recommend Costuming.

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Hey Berlioz, I was wondering if I could look at your blog too! I love blogs, especially Disney blogs. I friended you just in case, but feel free to deny it if you'd rather it stay more private.
You should have access now!
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:53 AM   #933
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This may have been addressed already at some point, but is there a dress size/weight limit for fur characters as their is for face? As in, do the fur costumes only come up to a certain size, limiting the performers to those sizes?

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Old 01-06-2013, 01:27 PM   #934
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Hello,

I live in England and I'm looking to audition and move to disneyland California in summer 2013. Does anybody know anything about work visa's and how to apply for them ?

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Old 01-09-2013, 04:24 PM   #935
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Thanks Berlioz,

Does having graduate degrees help when applying for roles in Disney management, or is experience with the company more important?
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:18 PM   #936
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Wow based on reading all of these posts for once in my life I don't hate my height! I'm 4'11 and have always hated being short, but apparently short, petite and blonde according to Disney = perfect Tinkerbell, lol.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:49 PM   #937
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Tried posting this earlier, but my computer froze... Second go!

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I live in England and I'm looking to audition and move to disneyland California in summer 2013. Does anybody know anything about work visa's and how to apply for them ?

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The official Government site is going to be your best resource and friend when it comes to Work Visa's. It should answer the majority of your questions, but if you need any help let me know!

I would strongly recommend working towards a Green Card, which would make your process a bit simpler. The US Citizenship and Immigrations Services is your resource here.

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Does having graduate degrees help when applying for roles in Disney management, or is experience with the company more important?
Depending on what role in management you are looking forward to applying for, there is a possibility to work your way up. The easier route is working towards a degree.

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Wow based on reading all of these posts for once in my life I don't hate my height! I'm 4'11 and have always hated being short, but apparently short, petite and blonde according to Disney = perfect Tinkerbell, lol.
Really, too adorable! :D

There's definitely the pluses in life that you have to look at. How well are you with dancing/acting? That's really your best bet if you want to go that route, as it's a key component!

Best of luck, and Have a Magical Day!
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:43 PM   #938
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so is the CP entertainment audition just for characters? or is it also possible to be a dancer? I read that you have to audition for a dance part after you get into entertainment but the only thing I'd really want to do is dance haha.
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:24 AM   #939
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so is the CP entertainment audition just for characters? or is it also possible to be a dancer? I read that you have to audition for a dance part after you get into entertainment but the only thing I'd really want to do is dance haha.
Yes - Dancers (Dream Along with Mickey/Beauty and the Beast) are members of the Equity Union; CPs are not eligible for these roles.

If you are referring to people you see dancing in Parades; Disney Channel Rocks; Festival of the Lion King... those are Character Performers and the CP audition will consider you for those opportunities (though it's pretty RARE for a CP to be trained outside of the holiday parades).
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:44 PM   #940
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Hello RodgerRadcliffe,

Thank you for replying, with the working visa would it be any easier if I audition for disneyland paris in the summer then ask to be sponsored for a working visa to be able to move to either disney world or disneyland California ? And on the disney audition website it says that the requirements are that you have to be auauthorized to work in the United States. Does that mean you need a visa before you audition?
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:44 PM   #941
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Does anybody know any dates for a disneyland Paris fur character audition?

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Old 01-28-2013, 11:19 AM   #942
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I think it's March 21st and 22nd. Download the PDF File on the Disneyland Paris site and it has all the info!
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:27 AM   #943
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I need your opinions!

Hello everyone!
I'm new here!
I was wondering if you could give me some advice!
I was thinking of heading over to London in March for the Disneyland Paris Look-Alike auditions, I was hoping Alice or Wendy would be on the list, but sadly they weren't. I've never been to a DL audition.
I'm 19, I think i'm 5'4/5, with pale skin and blue eyes. I'm living in South Ireland, so it would be a pricey trip over to London!

I'm not sure if i match the profile of Cinderella, Ariel, Belle or Snow White, I think I look too young.
I just uploaded a picture of me on my Twitter @AoifeSaysHello - it's not a very disney-like photo of me, but just a general feel of how young i actually look, haha. If you could take a look and give me your honest opinion of whether i'm going to waste my time travelling over or not, i'd be so grateful.

I do a lot of acting, I have loads of dance experience, and I interact well with others.
I think my small face is the only thing getting in the way! :P
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:23 PM   #944
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Hello RodgerRadcliffe,

Thank you for replying, with the working visa would it be any easier if I audition for Disneyland Paris in the summer then ask to be sponsored for a working visa to be able to move to either Disney world or Disneyland California ? And on the Disney audition website it says that the requirements are that you have to be authorized to work in the United States. Does that mean you need a visa before you audition?
Thanks again
Hey! It's a process, so I would definitely recommend looking into a working visa/green card beforehand. The best people to help with this is your local office, and embassy if I remember correctly. Get everything situated in time for Disneyland Paris, as it's a start.

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Hello everyone!
I'm new here!
I was wondering if you could give me some advice!
I was thinking of heading over to London in March for the Disneyland Paris Look-Alike auditions, I was hoping Alice or Wendy would be on the list, but sadly they weren't. I've never been to a DL audition.
I'm 19, I think i'm 5'4/5, with pale skin and blue eyes. I'm living in South Ireland, so it would be a pricey trip over to London!

I'm not sure if i match the profile of Cinderella, Ariel, Belle or Snow White, I think I look too young.
I just uploaded a picture of me on my Twitter @AoifeSaysHello - it's not a very disney-like photo of me, but just a general feel of how young i actually look, haha. If you could take a look and give me your honest opinion of whether i'm going to waste my time travelling over or not, i'd be so grateful.

I do a lot of acting, I have loads of dance experience, and I interact well with others.
I think my small face is the only thing getting in the way! :P
Thanks guys!


Feel free to follow me on twitter, I follow back!
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Why hello there, and thanks for dropping down the Rabbit Hole.

As much as I LOVE London (born just south), I'd recommend holding on.

What theatre/acting experience do you have? Dance Experience?

I don't know exactly how the Disneyland Paris Auditions are ran, but my guess it is pretty similar to the ones in the states, even face character. I can't give a definitive yes/no just off of the information, apologies.

There's hopefully a few other people that may have advice for you!

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Old 02-04-2013, 09:14 PM   #945
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For anyone interested, the majority of the 2013 Fall and Fall Advantage Disney College Program Character Performer Audition Dates have been announced!

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