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  1. edward09

    edward09 Earning My Ears

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    i was wondering which attractions are good to work at and which ones are terrible and has anyone worked at its tough to be a bug
     
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  3. savannahjean85

    savannahjean85 going to college to one day work for the mouse

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    Personally I worked at Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and loved every minute of it. Attractions are safety critical roles so it can be fun but there is always a focus on the guest safety.
     
  4. Joanna71985

    Joanna71985 <marquee><font color=green>Characters are my frien

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    Each attraction will depend on personal preference. For example- one person could love working at a ride, while another person could hate the same ride.

    Now, for me- I worked at Toy Story Mania in 2009, and I currently work at Great Movie Ride and MuppetVision (which I absolutely love).
     
  5. edward09

    edward09 Earning My Ears

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    what is it like working at muppet vision?
     
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    Joanna71985 <marquee><font color=green>Characters are my frien

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    It's fun. It's very laid back there (as there are only 5 positions to work at), and it can be very relaxing at times (especially if you have the Theater position).
     
  7. edward09

    edward09 Earning My Ears

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    may i ask what are the postions im interested in working there as a seasonal job i might be moving down there
     
  8. Joanna71985

    Joanna71985 <marquee><font color=green>Characters are my frien

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    The positions at MuppetVision are Greeter, Photocell, Pre-Show, Theater, and Exit. Greeter is working the front entrance, Photocell is the area inside the entrance where the guests go through, Pre-Show is the room playing the movie, Theater is the actual attraction, and Exit picks up the glasses. Greeter and Exit are positions that can be dropped if the attraction is understaffed (but the other 3 have to stay up at all times).
     
  9. lilmissdisney216

    lilmissdisney216 <font color=royalblue>Pawsitively Lovin a Labrador

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    My roommate currently works at the haunted mansion and she doesnt care for it too much. She's not into the doom and gloom aspect too much so its not her personal favorite. She also isn't too big of a fan of the hours she has at the manison. She works some days from 3PM to 345 AM so when I'm getting up for work shes going to bed. I guess it does vary person to person (personally, I wouldn't mind working at the mansion).
     
  10. iSINGalong

    iSINGalong Earning My Ears

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    Do you get to change up attractions once you're down there? Or do you work the same ride for the whole 5 months?
     
  11. SydneyJoLynn

    SydneyJoLynn Ad/Lib'ing it.

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    When you are put into training for an attraction, you typically stick with that attraction for 4-6 months, but you can apply for cross-training in the same area. (Areas are sections of the park that encompass multiple rides. Like Ad/Lib is Liberty Square and Adventure Land attractions)

    Lets say you work at Pirates of the Carribean. After working at that location and filling out a cross training form, you can learn how to work other locations in the Ad/Lib area. (Jungle Cruise, Haunted Mansion, Steamboat, Aladdin-Tiki-Tree, Hall of Presidents...)
     
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    carly3592 Mouseketeer

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    I have a question for anyone working in Attractions- Attractions is my second choice for Spring 2012, after Character Performer (so technically it's my first choice, unless I do a good job at my audition). I would love to have a high-spiel attraction (Jungle Cruise, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Great Movie Ride...), but I know those attractions are highly competitive, as I assume almost anyone would love to work at a high-spiel.

    Anyway, for those who work on a non-spiel attraction, how has your experience been? Can it get mundane/boring? Basically I'm curious about how a typical work day is like.

    Thank you!!!!:goodvibes
     
  13. Joanna71985

    Joanna71985 <marquee><font color=green>Characters are my frien

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    I've worked at 2 non-speil attractions. At Toy Story, I found it to be pretty stressful (as it always has long waits). MuppetVision 3D, on the other hand, is pretty laid back. There are only 5 positions, and I find it to be pretty relaxing. For both attractions, it's pretty similar to GMR (a speiling attraction) as you still rotate around positions. There just isn't a speiling position.
     
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    My daughter worked for one semester at ITTBAB-- what do you want to know about it?

    Liz
     
  15. edward09

    edward09 Earning My Ears

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    i was wondering if at its tough to be abug what positions are there
     
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    At ITTBAB they rotate through all of the positions so whatever you have seen a CM do there - you would be doing - from stroller duty to the opening spiel. They also have someone standing in the theatre watching for children that need to leave to help escort them out.

    Liz
     
  17. noahandallison

    noahandallison Mouseketeer

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    I worked at Muppetvision too, waaaayyy back in the day. I think I watched that movie a few hundred times! There were some pros to that particular attraction - namely that you got to work both inside and outside, and as long as rotations moved quickly the day moved quickly. That said, when rotations moved slow and you were trapped in the movie, over and over...not as much fun. I liked our wacky costume too.
     
  18. MonorailPilotMulan

    MonorailPilotMulan Making Magic For Three Years

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    You'd be surprised! From what Ive seen of the Jungle Cruise it seems that there is a huge turnaround there and that they are always under staffed.
     
  19. Cais

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    Excellent, since that was my first choice of ride and I mentioned that during my interview and follow-up email :).
     
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    Has anyone who have mentioned what attraction they want to work, actually got that attraction?
     
  21. Joanna71985

    Joanna71985 <marquee><font color=green>Characters are my frien

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    I did. GMR was my first choice, and I got it for my last CP
     

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