Disney Parks Reviews

Updated May 9, 2021

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Pros
  • "Being able to create magic for guests(in 301 reviews)

  • "Fellow cast members were very nice(in 285 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours outside, mean guests(in 306 reviews)

  • "Some cast members were overworked while others barley got their requested hours(in 222 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Most Magical Job on Earth

      Mar 5, 2021 - Guest Experience Manager in Orlando, FL
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      Pros

      the benefits, the people, and the culture are incomparable

      Cons

      the hours and demands can be taxing but if you're up for it its an amazing ride

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Amazing people and experience, poor pay and opportunities

      Feb 2, 2021 - Attractions Cast Member in Orlando, FL
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      Pros

      Cast members are some of the most amazing people in the world. It takes a very special person to create the magic of Disney. Many of my former coworkers are still my very good friends. The company offers nice perks in the form of discounts and theme park admission. Orlando is a growing city and there is a lot of diversity and a lot of interesting things to see and do in the area. There are a lot of internal education and career development opportunities if you can spare the time to take advantage of them. They allow some cast members to be "cross-utilized" in a secondary role which can be a great way to gain different experiences and meet new people. For example, I worked attractions but was also able to facilitate for the Youth Education Series on some days. They are pretty good at cast recognition and celebrate good work. The expectations are clear and they know how to ingrain them in you from the start with the Traditions class that teaches about the company's history and values.

      Cons

      Management can be hit or miss. It's a HUGE company so often when dealing with any work related issues there are a lot of hoops to jump through and red tape. Pay is not great and there is a ton of competition for the higher paid roles in the company or moving up. It can be very difficult to stand out in the crowd, especially if you're only part time.

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Nice benefits

      May 9, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Free park passes for family

      Cons

      Work full time hours no benefits

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    4. 1.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Difficult with little return on the investment

      Apr 17, 2021 - Guest Experience Manager in Orlando, FL
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      Pros

      Company Reputation, A Product that sells itself, Magic

      Cons

      Relentless. Takes more than a decade to be senior enough for a reasonable schedule. FEW Advancement Opportunities. Endless and constant complaints from staff and patrons. Company does not have the resources to deliver on the promises made to guests. This places mid-level managers in an impossible situation every day.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Wonderful place to work with amazing people.

      May 5, 2021 - Manager of Digital Analytics in Orlando, FL
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      Pros

      Wonderful company, a product people love and a steady stream of advanced and challenging projects.

      Cons

      Very large organizations can be frustrating at times.

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Clean Up

      May 7, 2021 - Custodian in Orlando, FL
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      Pros

      Good people, perks were pretty good

      Cons

      Pay not great, tough hours sometimes

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      It's fun

      May 7, 2021 - Walt Disney World Cast Member in Jacksonville, FL
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      Pros

      Children, Fairies, Parades, rides, food

      Cons

      Adults, lies, pixie dust, rain

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great place but seriously depends on where you're located and who's your management team

      Apr 5, 2021 - Merchandiser in Orlando, FL
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      Pros

      Great entry level pay Great co-workers Fun Amazing benefits

      Cons

      A lot of mismanagement and misinformation among coordinators Depending on your location your walk time to clock in can be up to half-hour and if you're not in MK or Epcot that won't be paid Outdoor carts get extremely hot and majority of the time the fans are extremely weak or broken + you can be out there for longs periods of time if your CODs forget you These cons are just due to location this is specifically in Animal Kingdom other locations are much better

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Best Experience of My Life

      May 1, 2021 - Entertainment 
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      Pros

      Making magic everyday and making lifelong friends.

      Cons

      - hard to get promoted - long hours

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Pretty cool

      Apr 26, 2021 - Coordinator 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I’m filling this out because they are making me. Obviously working for Disney was a lot of fun. Free entry.

      Cons

      Long hours. Mean guests. Hot.

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