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Old 11-10-2008, 06:54 AM   #121
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I think it may be too late, since you already were accepted into another role.
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Old 11-10-2008, 08:16 AM   #122
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OK i got a quick question..

i originally planned on auditioning for a character, and when i did my over ze phone interview, the lady said she had to aprove me to be able to go? invite me to it or something, which she did, but she also said if i were to not get accepted as a character, it would take an aditional 4 weeks to determine if i got accepted as another role and my chances of getting what i wanted would go way down.. so i got all nervous on the phone and told her ok nevermind, i just want to make my chances of getting in higher..

WELL aparently you dont really need an "invite" to the auditon.. obviously ha but, i already got accepted into the program as something else.

SO HERES MY QQ.
LETS say, i go to the audition, and KNOCK ON WOOD get accepted as a character, would they just cancel me from the other job or would i have to .. call someone..? i dont know. theres probably nothing i would have to do, right?

guess im just a little curious help would be superb..
Even if you do pass the audition, entertainment will let college recruiting know and that's when they'll find out that you already accepted another role. You'll probably never be contacted about character performer or get a disapproval e-mail.
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Old 11-10-2008, 01:47 PM   #123
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Hi, I'm looking to try for fulltime fur character preformer, no college program. I tried looking around here for a definate answer to questions I had, but I couldn't find any ones that put my mind at ease.
Well first where should I apply at, I tried looking at disneyauditions.com but I only see a message that says apply in person, I live 1000 miles away from FL atm. I read some where that you can do it online, but I can't seem to find the specific webpage that has it.
Also I see something about a character pool. does this mean I have to wait untill some character in my height range becomes available? also if/when I do get a character to preform, how long do I preform the character? like do I have to reaudition after any time or is it a secure enough career, as I am thinking of moving to florida for this.
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Old 11-10-2008, 01:53 PM   #124
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Hi, I'm looking to try for fulltime fur character preformer, no college program. I tried looking around here for a definate answer to questions I had, but I couldn't find any ones that put my mind at ease.
Well first where should I apply at, I tried looking at disneyauditions.com but I only see a message that says apply in person, I live 1000 miles away from FL atm. I read some where that you can do it online, but I can't seem to find the specific webpage that has it.
Also I see something about a character pool. does this mean I have to wait untill some character in my height range becomes available? also if/when I do get a character to preform, how long do I preform the character? like do I have to reaudition after any time or is it a secure enough career, as I am thinking of moving to florida for this.
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1. You do need to apply in person. So you have to go to Casting (at DTD) to apply. After that, then you will be allowed to audition.

2. If you are put in the pool, that means you passed the audition but there isn't any room in your height range. So you would be in the pool until there is room.

3. As a performer, you stay "friends" with the characters unless something happens to you in which you would be disapproved, or the character leaves. You only would have to re-audition if you didn't work within a year.
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Old 11-10-2008, 02:16 PM   #125
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how long (if you know) would I have to wait after applying, to audition, as I'd have to plan a trip to go down there and i'd want to do both while I was there.
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Old 11-10-2008, 02:41 PM   #126
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how long (if you know) would I have to wait after applying, to audition, as I'd have to plan a trip to go down there and i'd want to do both while I was there.
It would depend on what Casting says (I've never gone there, sorry).
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Old 11-10-2008, 02:45 PM   #127
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how long (if you know) would I have to wait after applying, to audition, as I'd have to plan a trip to go down there and i'd want to do both while I was there.
Call 407-828-1000. That's the Walt Disney World job hotline. They should be able to answer all of your questions.
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Old 11-10-2008, 07:34 PM   #128
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how long (if you know) would I have to wait after applying, to audition, as I'd have to plan a trip to go down there and i'd want to do both while I was there.
Auditions are every Thursday - you would not need to go to casting first, just show up with a resume and head shot at the audition.

But, not to be a negative nancy, they are not hiring any full time performers, in fact, they are firing them (I know of three within the last week who got the ax). The only ones they would hire are princesses look-a-likes, so you can still go to the audition to see if you'd get pulled for face. I know the wait list for my height range, 5'6-5'8 is about 8 months. I believe Mice and Goofys are shorter, but they're still several months long. People who are interested in just seasonal are being dismissed and not even allowed to really audition. So just make sure you're aware of that before you go in.

I would still recommend auditioning though, just so they can start seeing your face and you really never know what might happen!
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Old 11-10-2008, 09:13 PM   #129
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Even if you do pass the audition, entertainment will let college recruiting know and that's when they'll find out that you already accepted another role. You'll probably never be contacted about character performer or get a disapproval e-mail.

really? thats no fun... i tried calling the hotline but it just kept referring me back to the website and i cant seem to find any information there either

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Old 11-10-2008, 09:37 PM   #130
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Hi, I'm looking to try for fulltime fur character preformer, no college program. I tried looking around here for a definate answer to questions I had, but I couldn't find any ones that put my mind at ease.
Well first where should I apply at, I tried looking at disneyauditions.com but I only see a message that says apply in person, I live 1000 miles away from FL atm. I read some where that you can do it online, but I can't seem to find the specific webpage that has it.
Also I see something about a character pool. does this mean I have to wait untill some character in my height range becomes available? also if/when I do get a character to preform, how long do I preform the character? like do I have to reaudition after any time or is it a secure enough career, as I am thinking of moving to florida for this.
I don't want to be negative, but I thought I'd mention whats going on with FT performers right now. I auditioned for FT last week, passed and was put in a pool. In fact, out of over 50 people there, only 3 were pulled for face characters and four pulled for parade performers. The rest either didn't pass, or were put in a pool. However, they warned us about wait times. I'm 5'5", and I was told the wait for a position to open up right now would be eight months to a year! And after six months, your application doesn't stand anymore, and you can go back and audition again...they don't keep you in a pool indefinitely if nothing comes up.

So depending on your height, you might want to hold out until the hiring freeze is done and they're hiring more people again. Unless you have a good dance background and you think maybe parade performer would be right for you.
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Old 11-10-2008, 09:47 PM   #131
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But, not to be a negative nancy, they are not hiring any full time performers, in fact, they are firing them (I know of three within the last week who got the ax).
Wow, are you serious?
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Old 11-10-2008, 10:56 PM   #132
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wow im seasonal now and i had given scheduling 2 weeks of availability for the holidays but i guess im not going to going to get any shifts...darn
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Old 11-14-2008, 04:05 PM   #133
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I'm not in the college program, but you all seem to know way more than me, so here goes...

I auditioned last September (2007) in Orlando. I made it past the simple march steps, and then we lined up to be considered for face...out of 200, about 40 made it here, and out of those, 11 were pulled for face. I was pulled for Prince Phillip (lucky me), but they did not have the costume there to try on, so I was told to go back and learn the dance routine/animation exercise. I was nervous, as I am not a dancer, but I did my best and made it...but I was placed in the pool.

I was measured at 6'1" and a quarter, and was never called because there were no openings in my height range.

I am considering going back to audition this Thursday, but I am not able to work until January. Should I still audition, or should I wait until January to audition? It was the same thing last time, and I kind of feel as if my late starting date had an effect on me being put in the pool.

Just some thoughts...I would hate to audition again and not make it after I did the first time. That would be sad!

Thanks guys!
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Old 11-14-2008, 07:22 PM   #134
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I'm not in the college program, but you all seem to know way more than me, so here goes...

I auditioned last September (2007) in Orlando. I made it past the simple march steps, and then we lined up to be considered for face...out of 200, about 40 made it here, and out of those, 11 were pulled for face. I was pulled for Prince Phillip (lucky me), but they did not have the costume there to try on, so I was told to go back and learn the dance routine/animation exercise. I was nervous, as I am not a dancer, but I did my best and made it...but I was placed in the pool.

I was measured at 6'1" and a quarter, and was never called because there were no openings in my height range.

I am considering going back to audition this Thursday, but I am not able to work until January. Should I still audition, or should I wait until January to audition? It was the same thing last time, and I kind of feel as if my late starting date had an effect on me being put in the pool.

Just some thoughts...I would hate to audition again and not make it after I did the first time. That would be sad!

Thanks guys!
I would audition now. That way if there is something open now for January, you can get placed in it before someone else does. Also, it will show you're eager to get there Break a Leg!!

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Old 11-15-2008, 05:39 PM   #135
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Call-back "Advanced" Audition

Hey guys,

I auditioned yesterday for a CP character performer audition. I was invited to participate in the advanced dance audition. Does anyone know the chances of getting straight through the character pool if you have been invited to one of these video-taped auditions? I know there were 2 of us out of 66 that were asked to stay.
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