[QUOTE=anaheimboy;945619]Take this from a Past Disneyland CM and a Current Disney Store CM - Myself, Dznygrl also worked at DLR too.
*Living costs, expensive, I was paying 550.00 a month for a room.
*Pay rate for Disneyland CMs, not very high.
*Job Qualities for Disneyland CMs, very fun, rewarding and tiring, though the CM break areas arent the greatest…especially the “In-Between” cast cafeteria…hahaha! Disneyland is a great place to work in general and is fun, the pay isnt always all that great but the job in return makes up for it, im my opinion.
Traffic in Southern California is bad, I dont mind it because I grew up with it and love the urban feel of LA/California. You dont really meet many of your neighbors because everyone is always on the run, I was lucky enough to know a few of them because they were always in their garage working on things, most people in my area of town were fairly nice…I lived just 3 blocks behind Team Disney Anaheim so I was lucky enough the only morning/evening traffic I had to deal with was crossing 2 cross-walks, hahaha.
If you have never lived in SoCal it may be a bit of a culture shock for you. Its huge, there is tons to do (plenty to do right at DLR itself and right in the area).
DLR is much smaller than WDW, everything is basically within walking Distance in the resort district…kind of, but it is also much cozier and a lot more detail oriented than what you will find at WDW and CM’s are much nice than they are at WDW, things operate much more smoothly I feel at DLR. DLR has just as many attractions as WDW has and things are different as I said before, both places are great but I feel DLR is a much better place to work if youre going to work for the Parks and Resorts division of the Company.
Feel free to PM me or email me - email@example.com or instant message me with any questions, I can go on for hours talking about DLR, haha! [/QUOTE]
THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH! And yes, I have tons of questions. I will definitely take you up on the PM question offer! Thank you so much, again. It really is a huge help.
And yeah, I imagine it’s going to be a shock. The east coast is so different. haha. And I never really ever planned on going to California. But I’m hoping that I’ll love it while I’m there.
So far the hardest part has been finding an apartment that allows my dog! They want me to to bring her for a pet interview… kinda weird. haha. But hey, they all seem to want that, even though it kinda sucks.