It's simply because it is considered a huge honor to be chosen to facilitate a Disney right of passage. Anyone teaching it would not want to give it up there by not giving others the opportunity to experience it. I have found teaching at DU to be an incredible experience, as far as stale content, the script must be adhered to and changes are made as needed by the higher ups.Any idea why it’s only for a year?,Is that so you don’t get stale? Complacent? Give out out-dated information....
The cool part is you can have the best of both worlds. If you make the audition for "Traditions " you still stay in your regular role. Traditions is typically facilitated on Saturday and Sunday. So instead of scheduling you to your regular role you would be scheduled to DU on the day they want you to facilitate. I still maintain my role and get scheduled to DU in between.This is really interesting! My reply was going to be 'Teaching Traditions'. I was a CM in Merchantainment at DAK and loved going through Traditions. My 'Day Job' has been a teacher for over a decade, so teaching Traditions would be my #1 'Dream Job'. Once that year is up, I'd have to pick another dream job, so I think I'd go with an Education role at DAK, interacting with animals and guests and hosting field trip groups, etc.
It truly is a great job, but not without it's challenges. Yes we do get dumped on and that is a great source of frustration. But anyone who has experience working in customer service knows it goes with the territory. And you know that's going to happen before you ever get in the seat. I still wouldn't change a thing, I have to much fun, it's hard to even label it "a job"Not a cheap shot at all! I drive a bus route (not at Disney of course) and I know tons of stuff about the communities along my route. I certainly maintain a professional attitude and do not spread rumours. Doesn’t mean I don’t know everything. Being a bus driver at WDW would be challenging. It must the hardest job on property sometimes as guests are tired and or in a hurry. Bus drivers probably get a lot of frustration dumped on them. I still think it would be a great job.
Once upon a time cash intake was high and there is actually a " money room " in the utilidors under MK with bill counting machines and coin counters. Nowadays with so many people using plastic that room is only occupied occasionally.Counting all the money WDW takes in every day---- some body must do it
I hear what your saying but being a CM is truly a one of a kind experience. And it could change the way you see the parks but in many cases for the better. All I was saying earlier is yes many of these positions are dream jobs however they are still jobs. And some can be difficult if not impossible to get. And it's easy to get caught up in the dream without considering it's going to have similar challenges that all jobs do, and in the same breath offer experiences most jobs don't!This is why I decided against applying for the college program. It sounds great, but I know it would definitely change how I see the parks.
Very demanding job, sorry no volunteersFun thread, OP
I would love to be one of the people who change the decorations at night, for Christmas, Halloween, etc. That would be so cool to have a part in the spectacular decorations.
Also wondering if they allow volunteers to help in certain areas? The thought just came to me?