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The one where I'm a CM Pre-trippie

Discussion in 'Trip Reports' started by josh.p., Dec 5, 2010.

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    Hi All! :wave:

    So, for the first time in what will be 6 years I will be returning to Disney World!! :mental: This time is a little special.. I get to be a cast member! :mental:

    This Trip Report isn't going to be particularly regular as I'm not sure when I'll get the time whilst over there, but I plan to update you on my preparation for the trip, including the application process and then start talking about my working life!

    I applied for the program back in September, a few weeks later I was invited to a pre-screening interview which was held in groups of 5 and we where asked multiple questions about why we applied for the program and why we think we'd be successful at it.

    About two weeks later I got an email to say that I'd been invited to the final interview. I had to dress in business attire and take various documents, it was quite nerve wrecking but the Disney reps were really welcoming and made you feel quite relaxed. We got to watch various different videos (which are, by the way, absolutely hilarious) The lady who introduced us to the program, Valerie, had clearly drank too much coffee the morning of filming. Either that or she was some sort of addict.
    (If you want to view them go here Disney eExperience click on 'menu' and then select 'chapter view' and check out the videos :rotfl:)

    After the interview we had a 3 week wait to find out the results of our interview! I found out that I had a position in Attractions from the 24th of May to the 19th of August :thumbsup: :mental:

    Now, here's my to-do list:


    • CRB check- √
    • Book flights- √
    • Renew passport
    • Visa interview
    • Buy health insurance
    I'll keep you updated with how my planning goes :)
     
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    This must be absolutely thrilling for you Josh!

    I have no doubts that you will be an excellent cast member. :yes:
     
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    If you could choose which attraction would you like to be working on?

    Well done can't wait for your updates :)
     
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    Good for you, Josh! :thumbsup:

    I can't imagine how exciting this all must be. Please keep us posted!

    Tom :)macwave:... do they have wireless where you'll be housed?)
     
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    This sounds fabulous Josh. Good luck.
     
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    It's so hard!! I'd love haunted mansion or tower of terror as the CM's get to have so much fun scaring everyone :yes: I'd also love midway mania or space ranger spin (for obvious reasons)

    We can state a preference but it's in no way guaranteed :thumbsup:
     
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    If you want to do HM or ToT then you need to start practicing your serious face. No smiling.
     
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    I can do a totally serious face :yes: I'm quite good at it actually lol
     
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    I've only seen the smiling one. :D
     
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    Oh wow Josh - how exciting for you!!! :mental:
     
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    Looking forward to hearing all about it every step of the way!! :yes:: it's so exciting!
     
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    Josh ... How Exciting !!! Congratulations !!!
     
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    :mental: so excited and happy for you bud, pretty sure they have the internet over there ;)
     
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    We have wired broadband so I'm probably going to invest in an airport express :yes:
     
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    I'm so excited for you!! This is such an amazing opportunity for you

    I'm like a proud mama :)
     
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    What a brilliant story - please do keep us posted. It would be really interesting to hear about your training/accommodation and other golden nuggets of info!

    Well done for making the cut!
     
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    Can't wait for your report!
     
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    :wave: Me again.

    I got my confirmation e-mail from Disney to confirm my place on the program. I also got my CRB form through which isn't very exciting but it makes it seem more real!

    I've also looked at my options for travelling after the program.
    Currently a group of us are thinking of getting greyhound coach tickets and travelling over two weeks to:
    Miami, New Orleans, Jackson, Memphis, Nashville, Washington and then stopping in New York for 3 nights before flying home.

    We know there'll be tons of travelling involved but it'll be so much fun!
     
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    OHMYGOSH!!!!! I've just seen this thread!!! :mental: I am SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!!!!!
     
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    Thank you :hug2:
     

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