Can I talk like a sailor at the happiest place on Earth
December 11, 2012 6:20 PM Subscribe
Thirty something professional leaves it all behind to try to work at Disney World. Am I taking crazy pills?!?
posted by phytage to Work & Money (25 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm a graphic designer now in Michigan, ended up here in a bad twist of events and have been wanting to move on for more than 2 years. I have had a dream to work at Disney since I was a kid. I have read horror stories online and I have talked to "cast members" in the parks... Can I adapt to living at minimum wage again at this age (35)? Can I even get a job at Disney? I have not worked in the hospitality industry - ever.
I have purchased a travel trailer that I can move into and pretty much take anywhere. I am fearful that I will be stuck in another horrible place with no chance of advancement. Which is better in the current economy FL or CA?
Anyone know the real odds of getting into Imagineering without a Bachelors degree or completing the Disney college internship?
People I know say that this is all crazy. I am making a great living here in MI but I am so much more liberal that this area allows. I need to find people IRL.
Plan so far: sell my crap; move into travel trailer with cats - turtle - husband; move to coast; find job; enjoy.