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10 Most Exciting Jobs at Walt Disney World Resort In Florida

Cast Members

To make magic for so many people each and every day is a blessing. The cast members of the Walt Disney World Resort live by the motto that Walt created himself. “You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.” Of all of the amazing roles that cast members play on the property, several emerge as the most enticing. Here are the ten most exciting jobs at Walt Disney World.

10. Photopass Photographer

These photographers are certainly magic and memory makers. They enjoy snapping top-notch shots of family’s and can even add special edits to them. After classic photo and several silly pictures, Photopass photographers can add characters and even video edits to their snaps. They can be found at photo op locations scattered across the entire property.

9. Tower of Terror Bellhop

This is one job where a Disney smile is not necessarily required, unless one would like to go for a haunting grin. These cast members enjoy eerily beckoning guests into their elevators, inducing the chills far before they drop stories below. The “Twilight Zone Tower of Terror” resides in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

8. Star Tours Flight Attendant

Cast members at “Star Tours: The Adventures Continue” are ready to whisk you away on an interstellar voyage. These flight attendants wish that the Force guides you on your journey, and scour your cruiser for any potential spies of the Rebel Alliance.

7. Character Attendant

Excitement awaits the cast members who get to spend the entire day with their favorite characters. Whether they are serving the poised Queen Elsa and her quirky sister, Anna, or they are managing Mickey himself, these members take pride in their jobs. They happily guide guests and oversee occupancies, ensuring that everyone meets their favorite characters.

6. Preshow crowd control for Illuminations

As the sun begins to set over Disney’s Epcot, cast members prepare a grand setup in near the World Showcase Lagoon. These magic makers ready their lightwands to guide guests into the fastpass section for “Illuminations: Reflections of Earth.” As cast members working safety ropes, they get the best view of this spectacular fireworks show. They get to experience the closest view of the globe, dancing fountains, and surprise fireworks. Thirty minutes prior to the show, festive music from a variety of countries will boom from the speakers. In one instance, a cast member was reported to dance to this entire track until the show started.

5. Kilimanjaro Safari Guide

Situated in the Africa section of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, is the Kilimanjaro Safari. The cast members here serve as tour guides, driving their open-air trucks across the reserve, which spends several biomes including and expansive savanna. No tour is ever the same, and sometimes drivers stop entirely to admire an exotic animal that treads up close and personal.

4. Jungle Cruise Skipper

As if navigating a savanna was not daring enough, the skippers on the “Jungle Cruise” must guide their guests through a perilous journey through the world’s most exotic rivers. These skippers get to crack an entire assortment of puns, and may even improvise some depending on the situation. During the holidays, the ride becomes the “Jingle Cruise” and the entire spiel changes to fit the holiday season. Working this Magic Kingdom attraction is certainly one of the most exciting.

3. Jedi Master

Have you ever wanted to master the ways of the Force and become a Jedi? There are plenty of younglings awaiting your instruction at the shows in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. These lightsaber-wielding cast members uphold their oath to defend the young padawans against the wrath of Darth Vader and his servants.

2. Great Movie Ride – Gangster

Located at the classic Hollywood Studios attraction, these gun-toting cast members want nothing more than to collect your valuables. Desperate times call for desperate measures, and gangsters tend to hijack your vehicle during the tour for their makeshift getaway. However, these wise-cracking criminals ought to be careful. They may get more than they bargained for on this magical journey into the movies.

1. Great Movie Ride – Tour Guide

On the opposite side of the tour, the guide has possibly the most exciting role. This cast member gets to venture into the heart of classic movies alongside cinema legend, Robert Osborne. After facing off against the gangster and even the Wicked Witch of the West, the tour guide gets to return guests to Hollywoodland, but not before watching one of the most magical movie montages ever pieced together.

Those who make magic find it again within themselves. The happiness spread by those at the Walt Disney World Resort is treasured and adored, keeping guests returning for years to come.

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Michael J.

Michael is a former Disney cast member, online novelist, and aspiring author. He hopes to return to Walt Disney World and become an Imagineer on the writing team. He currently resides in Naples, Florida.

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