...now for the none facts that you are not told on the day of audition
you will not be told how many contracts there is or what there looking for
you will not be told that you have to pay for travel to disney and you will need money for housing deposit and cart orange which is bus travel until you get contract : eurostar £100 housing £170 cart orange £32
you will not be told which disney housing you will be in untill you get there
you will not be told that you will have to share appartments with other castmember and it could be from sharing with 2 and up to 6 people.
I was told all of this information on
my audition day, except the information of where I will be staying, which you find out on your first day.
I think those figures are a little out, too:My return Eurostar ticket:
200 Euros (This is returned at the end all being well.)Monthly bus pass (cart orange):
50 EurosWeekly bus pass:
...when you start you will have 45 days start period within that time you can leave if its not for you but please note! thay can send you home if your not what thay want or you break the rules and you will not know until the last minute if you will be staying or not..
Your probation period is 10
days from your start date in the parks and during this time, either party can bring the agreement to a close without warning.
...there are 2 forms of contract cdi short term / cdd long term
Actually, the CDD contract is a date-to-date contract. The CDI contract is a contract with no official finishing date. A CDD can still be long-term and a CDI can finish within weeks at your disgretion.
there are 3 disney residance for castmembers..
you can take the rer train to val d'europe to get to one of them but most get the bus from the parc peps number 34 service it will take you to all three but first one is
La Boiserie 10mins on bus
La Louisiane 15mins on bus
Les Pléiades 20/25mins from disney but 5mins on the train then you can walk 10mins til you get there..
I have been told there is a fourth - Du Parc. Out of all four, Les Pléiades and Du Parc are the nicest.
Just a few observations. I don't arrive until next week, but the majority of the information above was only given to me last week, so it's pretty up-to-date.
I recommend that everyone goes to an audition, (I went to Leeds) I found it to be a very enjoyable day and while it's easier to say that having been successful, you'll still get something out of it no matter what stage you reach. My tips for the audition:
- Be big - Everything big, from the waves to your biggest, cheesiest grin.
- You don't need to be a good dancer - But you MUST perform everything 110%.
- Be a team member
- They hate individuals, so any opportunity to shine should only be taken with the rest of the group.
- Above all, relax
and have fun. It really is a fantastic day.
Having A Level French is a real bonus. I was lucky enough to be the only boy who spoke French in the afternoon, so it was a huge bonus for the casting director. Don't worry though, they won't test you, but just be honest and don't over-pitch your quality of the language.
You have just as good a chance, if not any better than everyone else. You never know what they want on the day, because so much is dependable on your height, facial features, performance quality etc. They don't make oversights, so if you're right for Disney and if Disney is right for you, they'll show interest.
Let us know how it goes!
Hope this helps!