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What are the different tasks of a CM?
I would love to someday work at Disney, but what are the different things CMs can do? Also, if anyone here is or was a CM, how did you to work yourself into a nice position?
Just like any major company, there are many types of jobs in the front lines and behind the scenes. We all are familiar with CMs who greet us, work in shops, restaurants, and hotels, but there are also thousands that work out of the limelight. Decide what are your interests, pursue something that you excel at, and you can probably find a job with the Disney Company.
There are many roles at WDW. I have done (or am doing) 3 different ones myself. I hope to go FT once I graduate.
Many as a kid (1986-1998)Aug 1998- Port OrleansMarch 2003- Jr Band Trip (offsite)Aug 2003- Port OrleansJan 12-Aug 5, 2005- CP (CS)Jan 1-5, 2006- AS Sports (solo)May 24, 2006-Jan 5, 2007- CP (CS)Jan 31-Feb 3, 2007- offsite (solo)March 1-3, 2007- Dad+ Me (offsite)May 16-Aug 10, 2007- CP (CS) Aug 10-12, 2007- GF/P&PMay 21- Aug 15, 2008- CP (PC)Aug 15-18, 2008- AKL!!Mar 25-29, 2009 (offsite)Aug 10, 2009-Jan 2, 2010- CP (CS)Jan 3-May 14, 2010- CP (CS)Feb 12-16, 2012: DCL DreamOct 20-27, 2012: DCL Fantasy (Eastern)Sept 8-12, 2013: DCL Dream Jan 20-24, 2014: DCL Magic Dec 3-6, 2014: DCL Wonder (for now)
CP #1: 1/12/05-8/5/05: MK merchandise and parades CP #2: 5/24/06 to 1/5/07: character attendant!! CP #3: 5/16/07-8/10/07: Epcot WS Custodial/seasonal CA CP #4: 5/21/08-7/5/08: Casey's (QSFB); 7/6/08-8/15/08: character attendant CP #5: 8/10/09-1/2/10: Toy Story Mania attractions CP #6: 1/3/10-5/14/10: Great Movie Ride attractions FT: 5/16/10~ Montclair State Campus Rep- Fall 2007, Spring 2008, Fall 2008, Spring 2009