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Old 01-12-2010, 02:04 PM   #1
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CMs in the parades ?

My son and I were talking yesterday and the question came up wondering what all the CMs do that say dance during the parade. Do they work at rides, restaurants, etc., during part of the day or is their part in the parade their only job? On our recent trip we did see one lady who danced in the parade also in the castle show, but what about all those other parade participants?

Anyone have an idea?

BTW, I am sure some of their time is spent practicing and learning new routines, but do they do anything else?

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For some of them, the parade is their only job. They are brought in for a few hours each day as part time CMs and do the parade and that's it. The bulk of the parade folks, however, work in the Character department and do meet & greets, shows and other character duties during the rest of the day.

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Thank you. I knew I could get the answer on here!
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I think (but may be wrong) that I read somewhere that the performing CMs (singers, dancers, etc.) were unionized so I believe they are in a different category than say a CM who works as a cashier.
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I think (but may be wrong) that I read somewhere that the performing CMs (singers, dancers, etc.) were unionized so I believe they are in a different category than say a CM who works as a cashier.
Nope. Many of the CMs that are in shows/parades are regular CMs. Only performers that sing (like the 4 leaders in FotLK, the whole cast in Finding Nemo, Belle and Gaston in Beauty and the Beast, ect), involved with stunts (the 2 birds at FotLK), major dancing (the dancers in blue in Dream Along with Mickey, all of the dancers at BatB, ect), and so on are in Equity.
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