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WDWGuy08

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Hey all, another question! I am looking to work for the mouse in the near future. what requirements are there for applying for a part of the Disney Security team? What do I have to have, or do? anyone currently a part of that team? what all do you do, etc.? any tips? thanks all!
 

eyore

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Cor Blimey Guv!
They don't seem to be that well paid ($10 per hour - on present exchange rates - is less that the minimum legal wage in the UK).
Is that a good rate in the US?
Ah, wait, is that what WE have to pay Disney to work there?
Cheap at twice the price! ;D
Let's face it. having to go to Disneyland every day, ooh that's a hard job...........................

Of course, if you get the job you will be turning a blind eye to anyone with a Rodentsections Tee-shirt on and climbing ladders, lamposts and the like with strange looking implements about their person - I hope? ::)
 

Horizons

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Hey all, another question! I am looking to work for the mouse in the near future. what requirements are there for applying for a part of the Disney Security team? What do I have to have, or do? anyone currently a part of that team? what all do you do, etc.? any tips? thanks all!

Next time you go to the park, just strike up a conversation with a few of the security guards. I'm sure you can find out some useful information that way.
 

almandot

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Cor Blimey Guv!
They don't seem to be that well paid ($10 per hour - on present exchange rates - is less that the minimum legal wage in the UK).
Is that a good rate in the US?
Ah, wait, is that what WE have to pay Disney to work there?
Cheap at twice the price! ;D
Let's face it. having to go to Disneyland every day, ooh that's a hard job...........................

Of course, if you get the job you will be turning a blind eye to anyone with a Rodentsections Tee-shirt on and climbing ladders, lamposts and the like with strange looking implements about their person - I hope? ::)

No it's not. California minimum wage is $8, most positions start at a base rate of $9.60 at Disneyland. Much less at WDW, though I think that's changing and the fact that face characters get $11.25 over there as a starting rate bugs me comparing it to wages out here. =P
 

schnebs

Member
WDWGuy, be sure to call the Disneyland Resort Jobline before going to apply per the instructions on the website - they don't always have openings in all the positions listed (for example, they don't have openings for hourly or casual CMs at all right now). DLR will also require greater availability for part-time and casual CMs than WDW does - they require full availability during the peak seasons, where I understand WDW is a little more willing to work with you on hours in that respect.
 

WDWGuy08

Member
i live in florida and plan to work at walt disney world, not disneyland.
 

eyore

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Can we wire you for sound? ;D
 
It used to be that any schmuck with breath in his body could be a Disney Security Host (and sometimes the "breath" part was optional), but after 9/11, that apparently changed and, from what I understand, they are looking for people with law enforcement and/or military experience in their background.

Hope this helps some.
 

schnebs

Member
i live in florida and plan to work at walt disney world, not disneyland.

Same advice about calling the Jobline applies for WDW - if they don't list anything for Security, no sense making the trip down to the Casting Center. As I mentioned above, WDW's willing to be a bit more flexible as far as availability, but the last time I visited the Casting Center they mentioned that you had to provide availability for a certain number of hours and days for a few weeks before they'll cut you some slack on scheduling.

It used to be that they didn't hire Security CMs directly from outside - you had to start off someplace else and then request to transfer in - but I'm not sure if that's the case anymore. Anyone?
 

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