9 Strange Things Disney Cast Members Learn to Do

Disney to Infinity and Beyond

(This is an article I found, written by Amy Ziese. It was posted on ThemeParkTourist.com. We did not write this and do not take credit for it.)

Working as a Cast Member helps you hone some unusual skills you might not get anywhere else.

Every Disney Cast Member learns the basics of doing the Disney point, navigating the parks, and interacting with guests during their training. However, there are many other skills that Cast Members tend to pick up on the job. Things you might not consider to be terribly useful in everyday life often turn out to be very handy when you?re dealing with thousands of theme park guests on a daily basis. Here are some of the stranger things that Cast Members often learn to do.

9. Sense Nausea from Great Distances

Cast Members who work on rides with a motion sickness warning tend to hone this skill…

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Dan Cockerell was a CP!

I finally got a chance to watch the re-dedication of Disney’s Hollywood Studios on May 1, 2014.
It was really heart-warming to see all the studios cast members there celebrating, since I did my college program in Hollywood Studios! =)

Did you know, Dan Cockerell, VP of Disney’s Hollywood Studios, started his Disney career as a CP at the Contemporary Resort.

They also had all the cast members who were at the original opening of the park in 1989 and still make the magic everyday. One of those cast members was someone I worked with on my program, John. He was so kind and always had a huge smile on his face.

I think this just goes to show you that if you are dedicated, you can accomplish anything and do what makes you happy.

DCP Regrets

I don’t regret anything from my DCP (spring advantage 2013).

However, if I had to pick something I would say that I regret not keeping a diary or journal. I have a ton of pictures of all the amazing experiences, but I do wish I had written down all of my emotions and thoughts along the way.

Word of advice to future CPs. Do everything, explore everything, and document everything, whether through pictures, journals, blogs, of videos. Make sure you have something tangible to look back on to remember the roller coaster of emotions you will experience.

And this could also lead to more creative things like scrapbooks, vlogs, etc..

I’m still working on my DCP scrapbook, but it’s going to be awesome and although I didn’t keep a journal, I have other memorabilia from the program that I will cherish forever.

Untold Stories of a Disney CP

Attention all DCP alumni!

You know those crazy stories we tell over and over again? Or the moments that had us rolling on the ground with laughter or swelling up with tears? You can share these moments with others alumni as well as current and future cps at untold-stories-of-a-disney-cp.tumblr.com.

You can share your stories and relive you college program experience with other tales and reminisces. Don’t miss out! Share your stories today!

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