The Oscars are today, which means, regardless of if Frozen wins or loses, the fandom is going to be so annoying.
She’s not, though. She never once says that people have to stop Disneybounding. Ever. That’d be extremely hypocritical of her considering she’s literally a Disneybound “queen”.
What she is saying is that there has become a fine line between Disneybound and Cosplay, and now that line is getting heavily blurred and taken advantage of during events such as Dapper Day, when the idea of the event was for everyone, who wishes to do so, to relive the days when people would come to Disneyland in their Sunday best.
If that means to come in an outfit inspired by something you love, then sure! Go ahead! However, it’s gotten/getting to a point where people are coming practically in costume. In fact, I actually saw people show up in character costumes, which is something that’s already frowned upon at the parks.
It’s not what people are wearing that’s upsetting Hayley. It’s the seemingly competitive nature behind it all. This is not true of all people, I am perfectly aware of this, HOWEVER it is hard to deny the that some people who go to these gatherings are trying to one-up each other.
Dapper Day, nor Disneybounding, are a contest of who can dress better, or more accurate to the era/character/whatever, than someone else. And, I know that lots of people do not treat it as such. It is, however, one of the things that speaks the loudest.
but who the hell cares if people are competing or not? who cares if someone else’s motivation is to have a better disneybound than someone else? as long as that person doesn’t go up to someone and say “HA my anna disneybound is so much better than yours!” it shouldn’t be a problem that some people feel personal satisfaction and pride for having a disneybound that they think is top notch
like literally it does not affect you so why does it matter
First you have to be at least 18 years old and unless you’re a manager you’re going to be part-time. Being a regular part-time CM, your hours can range from anywhere being 3 to maybe 24 hours a week. In one day you can work anywhere between 3 and 8 hours. You tend to get more hours between November and December because of the holidays. Sometimes it depends on your availability. I usually worked 1-4 days a week. There are some people who I never saw at all because they worked maybe like twice in a whole month? lol.
I see a lot of people complain about the hours (call-ins were the worst). I was a little indifferent because I was going to school at the same time. It’s basically common knowledge that Disney isn’t the highest paying job. So whatever the minimum wage is where you live, that’s what you’ll be paid an hour. A lot of people at my store had more than one job.
That’s the only cons I can really think of? At least right now haha. As far as the pros… If you love Disney it’s already a pro. You get to hear Disney music during your whole shift, talk about Disney, interact with guests (older and younger) who also enjoy it, entertain, and basically provide magic to everyone (especially those who have never been to the parks or aren’t able to go on a regular basis).
During the first two years of being a CM, you get a 20% off of merchandise in the store, online, and at the parks (after that it jumps up to 35% off). There are soooo many discounts that you get at other places, but I can’t remember them all because they were on the hub (but it included like movie tickets and other amusement parks). You get two complimentary tickets twice a year for summer and winter. Those comp tickets can be used at Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World, Disneyland Paris, and Hong Kong Disneyland. You get four complimentary tickets during the holidays between Oct & Feb. You get 40% off merchandise at the parks between Oct & Feb also. You’ll have access to the Team Center and Company D which is a CM exclusive store. I’m missing a lot of other perks, but you get my point haha.
Unfortunately, you don’t get in the parks for free like the CMs who work there. So you’ll have to rely on the comp tickets or if you’re like me and like to go all the time…you’ll need to invest in an Annual Pass.
So overall, it’s a fun job. There’s a lot more I could say but I’ve already said a lot. It’s a great first job if this is going to be your first and if you already have another job, it’s a good one to add on because the hours are pretty flexible.
i hope you don’t mind me throwing in my two cents as a former (and hopefully future) disney store cm! all disney stores are probably different, but i know at the store i worked at, seasonal part time cms were paid 50 cents above minimum wage. (CA minimum wage is $8.00 and i was paid $8.50). also, i never thought call-ins were that bad! they will never schedule a call-in at a time when you’re unavailable, and you can have people cover your call-ins the same way they would cover your regular shifts. you call 2 hours before your call-in shift would start and they’ll tell you on the phone whether or not they need you to come in. i worked there for 4 months and they only took 1 of my call-ins, so idk, maybe it’s different with other stores, but i know at mine, they rarely ever took call-ins. the only time they did was when someone got sick or had to leave early and they needed someone else to come in and replace them.