Disney Parks & Resorts Interview Questions

Updated Jul 31, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Attractions Host Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Disney Parks & Resorts.

    Interview

    I came in through the college program, so it was a very short process. I applied, got the link for the Web Based Interview (or WBI), then was invited to complete a phone interview. The phone interview was pretty standard and only lasted about 15 minutes. I got an email about 3 weeks later telling me that I was accepted as an attractions host and my pay rate.

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    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Disney Parks & Resorts.

    Interview

    I was recruited off of Linkedin by Walt Disney World Resorts. My initial interview was with a recruiter which went ok. Since this was a technical position, I assume they are just making sure you can clearly describe what you do. Next I spoke with the hiring manager in a 30-60 minute telephone interview. The conversation was very good, the manager was pleasant. He asked more details about system administration and what I am looking for in a job and then gave details about his team and projects. The third interview was a online video interview that lasted 2 hours. I was asked very detailed technical questions about items on my resume. They were making sure I could do the tasks I placed on my resume. The fourth interview was on site in Orlando, which they paid for me to attend. It was not technical at all, much more personality and situation. The hiring manager and directory were very nice and we talked about the position and the types of projects they were looking to accomplish. I also interviewed with a mid-level manager who was very proud of himself. I did not care for him. I did receive an offer, however Disney did not offer any more money or benefits that I already was making. They offered $10K less than I said I was looking to make in the very first HR screen interview. The position required a relocation and their relocation benefits were terrible. Basically Disney makes an offer and then they expect you to accept it on their terms. They did not negotiate on salary, vacation, or relocation. In the end I turned down the job because I was not going to lose thousands of dollars for the privilege of working for Disney.

    Interview Questions

    • Are you willing to maintain a mainframe   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    I declined because they didn't offer me any more money or benefits than I already make. They refused to negotiate and was shocked that I attempted to do so. After about a month of trying to negotiate, I declined the position. I figured that if this company was so hard nosed on the front end of the job, that working for them would eventually become a nightmare.

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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Anaheim, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Disney Parks & Resorts (Anaheim, CA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Went in for quick service restaurant interview. Gave my experience and was wait listed for a tipped server position at Disneyland hotel. 2 weeks later was called in for another interview

    Interview Questions

    • Give an example how you went above and beyond you call of duty? What would your current boss say about you? What would your co workers say about you? How would you handle certain situation? Give an example of how you overcomed bad situation. Why Disney?   Answer Question
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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Disney Parks & Resorts (Orlando, FL) in February 2015.

    Interview

    I found that there were a lot of behavioral questions were asked. But, I had researched several and had fully thought out the answers to them, so that I was prepared. With that, the interview went much smoother. It's all about the preparation. I found that it's also very helpful to rehearse what you're planning to say with a friend or family member.

    Interview Questions

    • Have you ever been on a team where someone was not pulling their own weight? How did you handle it?   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    salary was too low

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    Finance/Accounting Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Disney Parks & Resorts in February 2015.

    Interview

    First round is just behavioral and some technical questions. Behavioral questions can be what motivates you in your education or what motivates you in life? Other questions could be like why Parks & Resort?

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    Learning and Development Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Gainesville, FL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Disney Parks & Resorts (Gainesville, FL) in February 2015.

    Interview

    The HR is very friendly and professional. She asked me several questions like "why do you want to work in Disney", "how do you think Disney can make you more professional", "most difficult time in your career and how did you handle it". It took me almost two months to hear the final decision. It is a pretty good experience anyway.

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    Attractions Cast Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Anaheim, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Disney Parks & Resorts (Anaheim, CA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    This was my first job interview so i did not know what to expect. I went in the cast member building, then signed in, then waited about 30 minutes to get called in for my interview. The interviewer was very nice and friendly. She asked me a couple of questions then told me that i had no job experience and they wanted experience for the attractions position. However, She gave me two other options such as quick service and hostess in restaurants and told me that whenever a position opened up they would schedule a phone interview. So i took the quick service and then she said that we will be in touch within 6 months. So i applied in February and am scheduled for my phone interview April.

    Interview Questions

    • Why disney? Tell me about yourself. Work with a team or alone better? Difficult situation, how did you solve it? Do you think you'll be a good asset? why? Tell me some of the responsibilities as the job?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    She gave me two other options.

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    Descision Science Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at Disney Parks & Resorts (Orlando, FL) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online. Took about 1.5 months. Technical phone interview for about 1.5 hrs with most of the group people. After a week, invited for onsite interview with a series of 1:1 interviews with 45 mins each. technical interview even during lunch. It's all about technical, technical, and more technical questions

    Interview Questions

    • Mathematical derivation of support vector machines, K-Mean clustering, How do you find the value of K? Pseudo code, decision trees, Recommender system, modeling revenue management systems, PCA, SQP and LPP programming concepts   Answer Question
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    Part Time QSFB Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orlando, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Disney Parks & Resorts (Orlando, FL) in February 2015.

    Interview

    It was a wonderful experience. Completed the 2 web based interviews. A few weeks after, I was called into the casting center to have a face to face interview. The interviewer was incredibly helpful and sweet! Was put on a wait list until the DW schedule could fill me in. Starting in a week. So excited!

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    Stores/Merchandise Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Anaheim, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at Disney Parks & Resorts (Anaheim, CA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Hiring Process: VERY long process. -Short version: I applied late December and my first day was in May. -Long version: I applied online late December with an employee reference. I received an email late January asking me to take a web based interview. I looked online on how to answer. Give extreme answers (like agreeing/disagreeing very much rather than slightly agree/disagree), it shows confidence in a risky situation. After passing it, I was sent an email immediately asking me to schedule an in person interview. Surprisingly, I got to choose the date and time. I chose a date less than a week later during the beginning of February. Interview: The actual interview was held in the Disney Casting Center. I walked into the front desk and told the lady my name. She directed me to the waiting lobby where almost 10 people were already waiting. EVERYONE wore business attire (slacks, white collared shirt, tie, etc.) so make sure to do that if you get lucky enough for an interview. When a recruiter/interviewer is ready, he/she will exit out their own office/room and call one applicant's name. It was pretty tense/funny since anytime someone's name was called the entire lobby got stopped talking and got quiet as the person went up and shook the interviewer's hand. Anyways I eventually got called. My interview sat in front of a computer and started asking me questions that I included here. I was applying for a merchandise/stores position. There weren't many hard "what would you do in this situation" retail questions as I thought. The interview is really a test on how friendly/well spoken you are. If you are an anxious person like me, study the questions beforehand. I did by using this site and it helped immensely. After the questions were over, my interviewer handed me a paper that showed me the job requirements and asked me to read it. After I was done, she asked me if I could do the requirements and I of course said yes. She then told me there weren't any open positions at the moment but she would put me on the waitlist. Of course, I was disappointed but I made sure not to show that. She gave me a small blue paper and told me I would be on the waitlist for 6 months and I could be contacted anytime during that period. I asked her if I were to be contacted, when I could expect contact and she said "March." It turns out she was right. I got an email mid-March asking if I was still interested, I said yes. Then a few days later, I got an email to schedule a telephone appointment. I scheduled it for two weeks later in the beginning of April (the first available date). A man from Florida called me and offered me the job and scheduled my on boarding appointment (paper work session) for two weeks later and Traditions (orientation) in May. Sorry for the long post. Just wanted to be detailed for anyone curious. Just a reminder: not everyone goes through the same process. Some people got contacted much faster after applying and immediately get the job after the interview. I just happened to interview at a slow period.

    Interview Questions

    • -Tell me about yourself and why Disney? -Why did you leave your previous jobs? -give me an example of you multitasking? -what is guest service in your opinion? -when are you available? -give me an example of a bad guest experience and how you turned it good. How did it make you feel? -do you prefer working alone or in a team? -do you have any prior felonies or convictions? -Why do you choose these three positions as your top three? -Can you do the job requirements?   Answer Question

See What Disney Parks & Resorts Employees Are Saying

 Former Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

Pros: “The company provides and cleans your uniforms, and (at least in the Magic Kingdom) the employee locker rooms are large and clean, with shower facilities. The company mostly promotes from...”“The company provides and cleans your uniforms, and (at least in the Magic Kingdom) the employee locker rooms are large and clean, with shower facilities. The company mostly promotes from within, and pay increases come with seniority, not just with changes in job titles.” – Full Review

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