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Old 09-23-2007, 09:59 AM   #1501
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Hey, does anyone know if you can change roles after you get there? I originally said that merchandise was my first choice but now I think I'd rather do attractions.
If you get merchandise and would rather do attractions, I would call before you accept your offer online. There's always some chance you could get it changed.
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Old 09-23-2007, 02:30 PM   #1502
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Hey guys, since a lot of posts are about the College Program, I thought maybe this would be a good place to keep everything in one place. Ask questions, get answers, tell about your experiences, etc.

I was a CP from Jan. to August '05. I was in operations at the Magic Kingdom doing the Haunted Mansion and switched to entertainment as a performer.
I was wondering about the the roles of Costuming and character attendant. any information or advice would be aprreciated. Also i was wondering what if my major doesn't really apply? My major is nursing and i need to find classes that will apply to my major. Does anyone know if there are classes that apply or there are placements in the first aid at the parks?? thanks
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Old 09-23-2007, 02:48 PM   #1503
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I was wondering about the the roles of Costuming and character attendant. any information or advice would be aprreciated. Also i was wondering what if my major doesn't really apply? My major is nursing and i need to find classes that will apply to my major. Does anyone know if there are classes that apply or there are placements in the first aid at the parks?? thanks
I have done (and still am) character attendant. It is a lot of fun. I loved getting to work in all 4 parks. If you have any questions, I can try to answer them for you.

As for majors, my major is recreation and tourism (and I want to do entertainment FT) so they really don't go together. Unfortunately I don't know too much about the classes.
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Old 09-23-2007, 02:50 PM   #1504
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I was wondering about the the roles of Costuming and character attendant. any information or advice would be aprreciated. Also i was wondering what if my major doesn't really apply? My major is nursing and i need to find classes that will apply to my major. Does anyone know if there are classes that apply or there are placements in the first aid at the parks?? thanks
Looking at the class list I don't see many classes that line up with your major (except for maybe a PI but that would have to be after you graduate). However you can also talk to your academic advisor about possible online classes, I know somebody who got like 11 credits for their major by doing online classes.
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Does anyone have any idea as to dates for spring '08.

Do you you guys think its possible to start a cp in early Jan and end in early May? Or are most of the dates end of Jan to early Jun?
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Old 09-23-2007, 04:22 PM   #1506
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I have done (and still am) character attendant. It is a lot of fun. I loved getting to work in all 4 parks. If you have any questions, I can try to answer them for you.

As for majors, my major is recreation and tourism (and I want to do entertainment FT) so they really don't go together. Unfortunately I don't know too much about the classes.
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Thanks for the response Johanna. Is being an Character attendant fun? Did you have any prior experience that was a plus for the job. Also do you know anything about costuming. I have had experience working behind stage with musicals doing dressing/costumes. What kind of questions did they ask in the interview? thanks alot!
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Old 09-23-2007, 04:24 PM   #1507
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Looking at the class list I don't see many classes that line up with your major (except for maybe a PI but that would have to be after you graduate). However you can also talk to your academic advisor about possible online classes, I know somebody who got like 11 credits for their major by doing online classes.
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I am going to talk to my advisor tomorrow, hopefully i can get some online classes, i never thought of that!! I really hope I can get classes that will count for my major..or else i'm not sure if i can do the program! thanks again for the help
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Old 09-23-2007, 04:35 PM   #1508
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Thanks for the response Johanna. Is being an Character attendant fun? Did you have any prior experience that was a plus for the job. Also do you know anything about costuming. I have had experience working behind stage with musicals doing dressing/costumes. What kind of questions did they ask in the interview? thanks alot!
I wanted to chime in here and mention that I'm a character attendant too, and personally I love every moment of it. My major is Public Relations, and while it may sound like it can be related, it's not really. Like every job, being an attendant has it's stressful times when you are juggling multiple characters/lines and answering a million questions, but even that is fun.

About what questions they asked in the interview, I can't be much help in this respect. Perhaps Johanna can. I was originally hired into Operations and I spent my first CP working at the Tomorrowland Indy Speedway and then transferred into entertainment as a character attendant.
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Old 09-23-2007, 04:47 PM   #1509
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Thanks for the response Johanna. Is being an Character attendant fun? Did you have any prior experience that was a plus for the job. Also do you know anything about costuming. I have had experience working behind stage with musicals doing dressing/costumes. What kind of questions did they ask in the interview? thanks alot!
No problem. Character attendant was a lot of fun. I actually had never done anything like that before the CP. But training is easy, so it is quick to pick up. As for questions, I actually had performer for my first choice so the questions went to that.
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Does anyone have any idea as to dates for spring '08.

Do you you guys think its possible to start a cp in early Jan and end in early May? Or are most of the dates end of Jan to early Jun?
Hi!! I hear the dates change from time to time but I did mine today and I was offered 1/7-5/16, 1/9-5/16, 1/16-5/23, and 1/23-6/6. I picked 1/7-5/16. It worked out the best for us because my dad is driving down with me and flying home so we have all weekend to drive down from PA and then he will fly home monday afternoon after I get moved in. Coming home all the dates are on a Friday so whoever is driving home with me will fly in Friday and we will have the whole weekend to drive home. Work-wise, it was better for a monday move-in rather than wed like all the other dates.

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Old 09-23-2007, 06:09 PM   #1511
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This is random and has probably been asked a bunch of times. If they ask you a question about a certain job (for instance I was asked about Attractions and told it would probably be good since I wanted a position that goes with my major), what exactly does that mean? I'm guessing nothing lol.
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Old 09-23-2007, 06:16 PM   #1512
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I hear the dates change from time to time but I did mine today and I was offered 1/7-5/16, 1/9-5/16, 1/16-5/23, and 1/23-6/6.


Good Luck if you applied/are going to apply!!
Thanks Tinkerbell!! I did apply and had my interview this past Tuesday... after reading almost all the posts on this thread this weekend I'm so stoked. I hope the letter comes soon!

I applied for attractions and really pushed for either the great movie ride or the jungle cruise.

I know that some of you mentioned HM was the most requested ride, does anyone have any idea as to the top 5 most desired/requested rides to work?
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Old 09-23-2007, 06:26 PM   #1513
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This is random and has probably been asked a bunch of times. If they ask you a question about a certain job (for instance I was asked about Attractions and told it would probably be good since I wanted a position that goes with my major), what exactly does that mean? I'm guessing nothing lol.
It could. For my last CP the questions pertained to character performer and I got character attendant (I didn't pass my audition).

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Thanks Tinkerbell!! I did apply and had my interview this past Tuesday... after reading almost all the posts on this thread this weekend I'm so stoked. I hope the letter comes soon!

I applied for attractions and really pushed for either the great movie ride or the jungle cruise.

I know that some of you mentioned HM was the most requested ride, does anyone have any idea as to the top 5 most desired/requested rides to work?
HM and TOT are 2 of them.
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Joanna, I know that you have never worked BBB but for some reason if I would not get many hours, would I be able to pick up extra shifts in attractions (i have experience in rides from the amusement parks at home)..how does all that work...costume too??
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Joanna, I know that you have never worked BBB but for some reason if I would not get many hours, would I be able to pick up extra shifts in attractions (i have experience in rides from the amusement parks at home)..how does all that work...costume too??
Sure. As long as the shifts don't have special training required, you can pick them up on the Portal. My favorite ones to pick up are PAC shifts (Parade Audience Control). You get to work the parades working the guests, and are a lot of fun.
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