Character Heights/CP Auditions

Discussion in 'The College Board' started by Berlioz70, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. Berlioz70

    Berlioz70 DIS Veteran

    Oct 30, 2007
    Anyone can audition... but there are auditions specifically for CPs, so you should not attend one of those. But may attend any of the others.

    Yes, any dance experience is a bonus.

    The first round is 16 counts, repeated across the floor. From there you may be sent to the standard audition (about 6-8 8 counts) or the advance audition which is more technical.


    Go to the Thursday afternoons, you will be considered for both. At your height, I do not recommend a face only.

    The calendar only goes out so far, there will be more dates posted as it gets closer.

    Since you are not doing the CP, you are on your own regarding housing and finding a roommate. There are people who post roommate requests here on the DIS, so this is a good place to keep checking.

    Sounds like you watched the YouTube video of the girl who went to the face audition, sadly, a lot of her information is incorrect.

    The first round is based on 2 things; height and movement ability.

    Then people get split based on their skill; some will get fit for face, some will go to animation, and some will go to advance dance. There is also a puppeteer audition that select individuals may participate in as well.

    You will find out at the end of the audition if you have been selected for the pool. If there are immediate openings, you may be offered something on the spot, but that is very very rare.
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  3. Feathers

    Feathers Ohana!

    Jun 29, 2010
    i can't remember if i've posted here before and if i did it was a long time ago, so maybe some answers have changed.

    i'm looking to apply for the international CP (i'm from canada) for the summer of 2013. my top choice is character, specifically fur, followed by attractions.

    i was just on the Wonder and spoke with a cast member who did the program in 2005. he told me that it might still be possible to attend auditions after you arrive in florida. if not, how far in advance do they hold auditions for summer? i can travel to an audition if i have to.

    i'm also kind of confused about what kind of audition you attend for regular fur characters. i've heard you can go to one where they can pick you out for face and also for fur if you don't look like anyone. i'd probably go to one like that. do all auditions have a dance portion? i've never danced in my life but i do perform silently in mascot style costumes around people of all ages on my own time (in october usually). i'm guessing it might be good to mention, or perhaps even bring in pictures of me in costume?

    the first thing the cast member asked about was my height. luckily i'm 4'10 so i know i qualify for quite a few. does disney still actively search for CP workers at my height to be fur characters? my goal is to be very good friends with stitch and i'm also wondering if stitch is still friends with the mice and others in that height range.

    and for the CP, would i attend an audition after applying and possibly being accepted? or do i attend the audition after applying, but getting neither declined or accepted?

    thanks much for answers.
  4. anelson81993

    anelson81993 Mouseketeer

    May 21, 2012
    So I have a few questions after reading some of the posts on this thread...
    First of all, I have absolutely zero dancing talent. None whatsoever. In fact, I have a medical condition that makes things like dancing rather difficult for me. I also cannot sing. I have no interest in a show/parade role (like a mover, or a character performer in shows like Beauty and the Beast at DHS) that requires any form of dance--I'm interested in a face character role, but without any dancing. Do roles like that exist, or should i just skip the audition altogether?
    Second, I happen to be a 5'10" female. Due to the aforementioned medical condition, I cannot be friends with a fur character, and I'd really, really like to be a face character, especially a princess (or a stepsister...or a villian...). Are there face character roles for females in my height range?
    I'm planning on auditioning as part of the CP in fall 2013/spring 2014, and if I don't get cast as a performer, I'd like to be a character or ride attendant, but I'd really prefer to be friends with a face character. Is this a possibility for me, or should I just skip the auditioning process altogether?
  5. Joanna71985

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

    Feb 28, 2005
    It is possible to get character performer without being a dancer (I know people who had never danced before that passed the audition). can not get face without fur (in fact, most CPs are fur only as it is not common for CPs to get face).

    Also, at 5'10 that would be too tall for the princesses (they end around 5'7). It would be possible for villains though. And unfortunately, if you aren't able to do fur, I would skip the audition.
  6. WDWCPSydney

    WDWCPSydney Earning My Ears

    Apr 3, 2012
    So, for once in my life, being 4'9" will give me an advantage?!?! :D
  7. Sorahana

    Sorahana I

    Sep 16, 2007
    So...if I end up back at Disney because my husband decides to change his career (and also go to Disney), I'm wondering if I should give this another shot.
    Last time I auditioned (4 years ago) they measured me at 5'6" (I'm almost 5'7"), would I stand a chance? I know it's a common height.
  8. psherman42

    psherman42 Mouseketeer

    Mar 10, 2010
    For the first time I'm happy to be short. I'm mouse height. :rotfl:
  9. ValiantHeart

    ValiantHeart Mouseketeer

    Jun 21, 2012
    I have a question... I have greenish colored eyes. Do they provide you with colored contacts or when you audition, are you only eligible for the characters with your eye color? Like it is my DREAM to be Ariel (and I'm 5'6 so even if they measure me up I think I'm in the right range) but I believe she has blue eyes, not green... Do I have a chance or am I simply out of luck?
  10. Spo0nfulofSugar

    Spo0nfulofSugar Beginning my Dream

    Oct 4, 2011
    So...I'm curious-tallest and shortest princesses y'all know? Also, how often are villains hired? I'm under the impression they don't hang around the World very often anymore.
  11. RoyalMom

    RoyalMom Mouseketeer

    Sep 6, 2011
    I don't think eye color has ever been a factor, but I am pretty sure I read in backstage a few years back that Ariel is 5'2" so you wouldn't be in the right range, I'm sorry to say :(
  12. Joanna71985

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

    Feb 28, 2005
    No, Ariel is taller
  13. aznshents

    aznshents Mouseketeer

    Jan 2, 2009
    Really? They tell you at the end? That makes sense, considering the last time I went to an audition they told me I was good to go and not that I had made it into the pool, but the OTHER time I went they did tell me I made it into the pool. Shucks.
  14. almartinez1219

    almartinez1219 Earning My Ears

    May 24, 2012
    I'm really interested in being a character performer on the DCP (Applying for Fall 2013). I don't have much dance experience but I can keep up pretty well when being taught a dance so I was wondering if that will hurt me when auditioning. Also, I'm a 5'9", female so would be be a problem for getting a character? I'd do fur or face since I'm out of princess height range!
  15. HalJordan

    HalJordan Earning My Ears

    Sep 4, 2012
    First i know i've asked this before but i want to get multiple opinions so...

    Hey so I am Auditioning on Oct 21 in Austin for a character role ... firstly let me say i understand the audition is primarily for fur and only sometimes do they pull you for Face ... Also i have previous experience as both a face and costume character from six flags (I love doing this by the way) and really want to become friends with a Prince but im like 5' 9" - 5' 9.5" (Depending on time of day) ... so my questions are as follows

    1) How lenient are casting directors in the height department if they like your look for a character? (I have been told by CP friends that i have a good look for a prince and that casting sometimes fudge's your "Disney height"

    2) Have you heard of a 5' 9" Prince before?

    3) If i don't get face what costume characters are in my range?

    4) Here's a link to some pics of me what chance do i have in your opinion

    arreaux . tumblr . com
  16. kayotik

    kayotik Earning My Ears

    Jan 17, 2012
    1. The most I've ever heard of someone being measured up or down is 2 inches. Disney tries to get as close as possible to your actual height. They will only purposely measure you up/down if they are desperate for people in a certain height range. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to get face, especially as a CP. They have a lot of people to choose from, so they can afford to be very picky. Definitely still audition, you never know what will happen, but just don't be too surprised if you don't get pulled for a prince.

    2. I'm not sure. It's probably happened at some point or other, but I don't know of any specific instances off the top of my head.

    3. I'm not 100% positive, but I believe you'd be the right height for: Prince John, Brer Fox, Eeyore, Shaker, Tweedles, Liverlips, Dumbo, Geppetto. This is based on a list someone else posted a while ago (on the first page of this thread, actually if you care to look for yourself), but I'm not sure if it is completely accurate.

    4. I'm not Disney, so I can't say for sure what they are looking for, and as I said, they can afford to be very picky. But I don't see any obvious reason why you wouldn't be able to be a face/specifically prince.

    Not that it helps, but I know how you feel, in a way. I am in love with all things The Lion King and I reallllyyyyyy want to be friends with either Timon or Rafiki, but I'm about 2 inches too tall for Timon and 2 inches too short for Rafiki, so the chances of me getting measured up/down to either of those is slim to none. :/

    I'm still auditioning anyway, though. Oct. 12 in Denver. Good luck. :)
  17. RogerRadcliffe

    RogerRadcliffe Imagineering

    Feb 6, 2012
    Since you've got me interested I checked the Audition Calendar once again and they are in Denver come October 12th. It's also at the same place as last time, and I don't know if you've been before. It's down in Littleton, and people will start showing up around 10a, possibly earlier. My recommendation is arrive a little bit earlier, dressed appropriately, and try to make some new friends. The two gentleman last time were amazing and so much fun as they had energy flowing out of them. If they do it like last time as well, it will be a giant group session, but hopefully will split everyone up. It's the basic process from there, as it applies to all the auditions.

    As always, first number is chosen by who finished the paperwork the quickest!

    Last but not least, make sure to get people's numbers if you go as the chances are quite slim that you'll run into them again. One mistake I made, and missed out on Miss #1 last time. ;) (Really, she was the first one done, nicest gal too!)

    Let me know if you have any specific questions, or any at all!

    Have a Magical Day! :smickey:
  18. HalJordan

    HalJordan Earning My Ears

    Sep 4, 2012
    If my audition sign in is 1 when should i get there to be one of the first in line
  19. Joanna71985

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

    Feb 28, 2005
    I would say about 1-1.5 hours
  20. lovelifeanddisney

    lovelifeanddisney Earning My Ears

    Sep 24, 2012
    HI everyone, this is my first post, but i have been reading alot of this thread and learned alot. I really want to work as a princess/fairy character at Disney World. I have a few questions if some of you could please answer them for me. Right now I am fifteen years old and I am almost 5'3, I am very small and i shouldn't grow over 5'4-5'5. I am graduating from High School in 2 years and i wanted to know what programs to get involved after graduation, also, should i apply for seasonal characters?? :confused3 And what is the scheduling like if you do get a character job???

    Thank you for your time <3
  21. Aspiring

    Aspiring Earning My Ears

    Sep 26, 2012
    So I am heading to the CP audition on the 12th in Denver, and I'm wondering if I have a good chance or not. I've applied for the CP, and I have my phone interview next Thursday.

    I'm 5'7, and I am a dress size 4. I've done dance all my life, and I was the varsity captain of my high school's cheerleading team. I'm very outgoing, bubbly and I get along with people really well. I also did a lot of acting in middle school, and I was cast in a movie.

    You can see my picture in my profile (it's my avatar picture). I would love to be any character (face or fur), but my dream is to be Rapunzel.

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