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Got a job at The Disney Store
I went in on Wednesday and the manager told me I should apply because I am there so often. Friday I took my application back in, hour and a half later they return my call. Saturday morning I go in for my interview and I go and pick up my scheudle on Monday. It's all a little to real for me. I don't know if this qualifies me as a Cast Member, but it's the closest I can get living in Atlanta.
Yes, working at a Disney Store does qualify you as a cast member.congrats!!
Very lucky! My nearest Disney Store just closed down not long ago *sigh* and I'm too far away from my next nearest one!
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Congratulations and well done!!
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Actually it doesn't anymore since the Disney Store is now own by the Childern Place. I use to work at the Disney Store way back in 1992 when it was own by the Disney Company and we were cast members. Im glad you got the job but not to be the joy killer the Disney Store is not like it use to be but the best part about it you will be immersed in Disney for a least a few hours a day. Oh yeah just a warning you may go nuts with the video screen that plays all day long. When I worked at the store Aladdin was coming out in the movies and they played every song over and over and over well you get the picture I think that why it's my favorite movie. But congrats and I say go ahead consider yourself an hornoary Cast member
Originally Posted by magikindom
Sounds great, good luck!!
ok i just became a "cast member" at the disney store. the reason we still call ourselves cast members is cause we still want to give that feeling of disney when you walk in. so by calling customers guest it can bring back memories of a disney park. atleast thats what i was told and it kinda makes seens since your still protraying the disney name
The Disney Store is not part of Disney World soo that mean u are only a disney castmember if u work for World of Disney or WDW
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I've tried applying at our local Disney Store twice, with no such luck. But my mom got hired and worked there during the Christmas season, and even though it's not owned by Disney anymore, the employees were still refered to as Cast Members. It was great throughout December because with her employee discount we were able to buy a lot.
Ok, I have been a Disney Store Cast Member for almost 14 years now. I have been through all the changes and must say Hoop is taking more interest in the stores than Disney ever did. they are bringing back adult clothing, watches and infants.
We are called cast members by corporate and our management.
Yes, things were different back in '93 when I started, but I see magaic returning from the Paul Pressler years and I love it.
The Disney Stores are not the same. I was one of the opening CM's at the first Canadian Disney Store. It was fun then. I was there for 5 years then quite because we moved and kids came along. When I go back I miss the cels, the watches and the really nice adult apparel. It's just all toys and movies now.
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Not to be a killjoy or anything, but being a Disney Store CastMember is just not the same as it used to be. I worked at the store from 2001 to 2006. I survived threatened closure of the store, declining sales, and declining corporate support during the Eisner era. During all that time, we had wonderful store management who truly embodied the Disney spirit. After Jodie, Wendy and Andrea moved on to Build A Bear and The Childrens Place, they brought in management who had no clue what Disney was about.
The last six months were brutal as I watched Shelly and Gloria belittle and bullied every tenured CM into quitting. Finally, I couldn't take it anymore and quit myself - I was the last holdout. I still miss the regular Guests, doing Plush Mountain and singing silly Disney songs. Maybe that's why I'm so obsessed lately in going to WDW more that once or twice a year (an expensive proposition, considering I live in the Midwest)