6 Reasons You Should Quit Your Job And Work At Disney

Many Disney fans claim that working at Walt Disney World would be a dream come true for them. If it’s something that you’ve thought about, what is keeping you from giving it a try? Here are six reasons why you should consider quitting what you’re doing now and work at Walt Disney World instead. There are plenty more reasons that are not listed here.

6) Benefits for Full Time

If you can get on full time with the Walt Disney Company, you’ll enjoy plenty of benefits. You’ll be eligible for medical, dental, vision, life, accident, and disability insurance. You’ll receive paid holidays, sick days, and vacation time. You might also be eligible for education reimbursement and learning opportunities. There are other benefits that both full and part time employees enjoy as well.

5) Save for Retirement

It’s never too early to think about your future, which is why you’ll want to find out more information on the 401(k) plan that is offered to Disney employees. The company will match what you put into it. Salaried positions are harder to come by than hourly, but if you can find one you’ll want to learn more about the Retirement Savings Plan that you’ll be eligible for.

4) Plenty of Discounts

You don’t have to be a salaried employee to enjoy discounts. Walt Disney World cuts the costs of food, merchandise, and accommodations for cast members. In most cases all that you will have to do is to show your ID. The discounts don’t stop there. There are some area businesses that also give cast member discounts. If you’re not sure, just ask. You might be pleasantly surprised by how much you can save.

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3) Tickets

Who wouldn’t want to be able to go to a Walt Disney World park whenever they wanted? If you work there, you’ll be able to spend your time off riding all of your favorite rides. You’ll also receive free tickets for your family and friends. Salaried employees are given more tickets than hourly, which is another benefit of trying for that full time position. There are blackout dates from time to time, but not all that many.

2) Variety of Positions

When you think of Walt Disney World cast members, you might picture the front gate staff or ride attendants, and figure that it’s not the job for you. Luckily, there are plenty more possible positions than that. At Walt Disney World alone there are over 3,700 different job classifications. If you expand your search to include all of the Walt Disney Company there are even more possibilities. No matter what your chosen career is, there is a good chance that there is a job within it at Walt Disney World. They have positions from A (accountant) to Z (zookeeper). Check out the Disney Careers website and see what jobs are listed. You just might find your dream job.

1) It’s Walt Disney World!

The main reason that you should quit your job and work for Disney instead is because you’d be working at Walt Disney World! You already know how magical it is, and if you work there you will have a part in creating that magic for others. Whether you work with the public in a park, assist guests at a hotel, or work hidden behind the scenes, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that you’re doing your part to make others happy. You’ll be able to bring smiles to thousands of faces every single day. Can you say that about your current job?

About PaulaK

I grew up in Western Massachusetts. When I was nine my family went to Disneyland and I was hooked. I grew up, attended New England College in Henniker, NH and eventually moved to Virginia. I worked as a disc jockey, married and became a full time mom when our daughter was born. Fast forward several years. In 2010 we moved to Central Florida and my Disney obsession grew. I now work as a freelance writer and spend my spare time in the parks. Under the name Paula Brown I penned the novels Dream Wanderers and The Coffee Cruiser. I also am a co-author of Dining at Walt Disney World: The Definitive Guide. I'm obsessed with Star Wars, so this is a good time to live in Central Florida. I've been a vegetarian for well over a decade, a choice that my daughter eventually made as well. While my husband still hasn't joined us fully he has given up most meats except for seafood. I was relieved to find that vegetarian dining is not difficult at Walt Disney World.