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Final Interview

So a couple weeks after the pre-screen group interview, I received the long awaited email to tell me I had been selected for the final interview!

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Me as soon as I found out I had been selected for a fnal interview

So after having a little celebration dance, I sat down and selected the date and time for my final interview. I chose the Monday at 9am so that I was able to enjoy my time in London afterwords. We also had to complete a role checklist where you ranked the roles available from High Interest to No Interest. Here I put Merchandise, Attractions, Character Performer and Character Attendant as High Interest and ranked the other roles lower.

From there all I had to do was wait. It was about 3/4 weeks until the final interview and I had to organize flights and hotels for when I was down in London. Thankfully, my mum had decided to come down with me for support and so we turned the trip into a holiday.


The Lead Up to the Interview

The sunday before the interview came quickly and suddenly I found myself sitting on a plane on my way down to London! I was so excited and nothing was going to ruin this for me.


Mum and I had a day exploring London on Sunday and then we came back to the hotel to prepare for the final interview.


The Day of the Interview

I woke up on the Monday morning, bright and early so I could make myself look as nice as possible. The hotel was only a 10 minute walk away from our hotel, but even still we left 30 minutes before my interview time so I could stop and have a small cup of tea to settle my nerves. It came time for me to head to Disney HQ and I said goodbye to my mum and headed on in.

Disney HQ was more than I could imagine. It was the most amazing experience of my life and the interview did not even feel like an interview. Once you were taken upstairs, they measure you if you are interested in being a character performer. From there, they check over all your paperwork to make sure everything is sorted out.

You are then taken up individually to speak to a Disney recruiter. Some things that my interviewer and I discussed were:

  • Where I had traveled from
  • Did I have any tattoos?
  • Did I have any piercings?
  • What was I studying at university?
  • What work experience did I have?
  • What were my top roles and why?
  • Why I applied for the program?
  • Have I lived with other people before?
  • How would I be able to handle the heat?

Like I said, the interview felt very informal. It felt more like having a conversation with someone rather than feeling like I was being interviewed. I think this was an advantage in the end as I was truly able to just be myself and show the recruiter just how much my love for Disney shone through.

I then came out of my interview to have a wonderful day meeting up with my best friend and having an amazing holiday with my mum. Let’s just say that long weekend was one of the most memorable and precious times that I have had in a long time and I am very thankful for it.

That’s all for me just now. See you real soon.

Tasha xo

Disney, Uncategorized

Pre-Screen Interview

So I finished my application on 14th September 2016 at 9.30 am, just a few days before applications closed and found out that I was successfully through to the next stage at 1.30 pm that same day!!

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My interview was due to take place on the 29th September at 2.15 pm down at the Yummy Jobs office in Essex, London. To say I was excited was an understatement.


I found a few other girls to fly with including someone on the same course as me at university. We all flew down in the morning and got an Uber to the offices in Essex in perfect timing for the interview. We were even able to go to Costa and meet some of the other people waiting for the interview which was lovely!

The Interview

Once we got into the Yummy Jobs office, we met Anna, Luke and Adam who were going to be the ones interviewing us. They done a short presentation to everyone about what the programme consisted of and it only got me more and more excited about the possibility of doing the programme. Then it was the serious part. They split us up into small interview groups of around 7/8 depending on what team we got when we came in (Go Team Scar!).

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My interview was led by Adam who was so lovely and made the interview so easy. we started off with an icebreaker. We all selected a starburst and depending on the colour we were each asked a different question. I chose the orange starburst and I had to say where my favourite destination I ever visited was. I then went on about how I had recently visited Shanghai and was lucky enough to go to Shanghai Disney. This was a great topic as it struck up conversation with Adam and the other people in the group interview.

We were then asked some generic questions which included:

  • What is your motivation to do the program?
  • How would you cope with the long hours?
  • What are your top role choices?
  • An family waited 2 hours in the rain to discover their child is too small to go on the ride, what would you do?
  • How would you deal with homesickness for yourself and your roommates?
  • How would you deal with a messy roommate?
  • Which Disney character would you most like to go to tea with?

Each interviewer asked the same questions roughly but maybe worded them in a different way. No matter what they done everything the could to make sure you were comfortable and were enjoying the interview process.

If you are looking to do the program, prepare rough answers to these questions! I had looked on blogs prior to the interview and felt so prepared that the answers came naturally to me. DO NOT MAKE IT SEEM REHEARSED THOUGH! They are looking to see if you have the initiative and personality to make it in Disney World.

My biggest advice for this interview is to smile and make your personality shine through! Act like yourself so they get to know the real you. It’s a fun experience and the people are all so lovely.

Anyway, that’s all from me!

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Tell everybody I’m on my way!

So the big day had finally arrived.

17th June.

I had absolutely no sleep as it was my hometown Gala Day fireworks the night before, and I had to leave my house at 3.15am the next morning. I was ridiculously tired but just ried to power through until I got to the airport.

Then 3.15 came and it was time to leave my little house for 3 months. I had said all my goodbyes to my family and friends in the lead up to leaving and it still had not hit me that I was going away.  So off we went to the airport and in all honesty I felt nothing. A tiny bit of excitement but that was about it. We played Disney songs in the car to try and get me excited and eventually we arrived at the airport at around 3.35 am.

Once we were parked we went inside where I was meeting the rest of the girls I was flying with and their families. This was great as all the mums got a chance to chat to each other and that was exactly what my mum needed. We talked for a long time and got loads of pictures with everyone.

Then it was time for us to go up to departures and get ready to leave. My mum gave me one final cuddle and it all hit me. I got a bit emotional and didn’t really want to leave her. Most of you will know that my mum and I are the best of friends and this was the longest we were ever going to be apart. We both knew that this was the most amazing opportunity for me however, and we knew that we were both just a call away.

So all 5 of us went up to security and through to departures. We went to the Weatherspoons and had some food and got ready for our first flight to London Gatwick. Our first flight was fab with the cabin crew even referring to us as the “Minnie mouse exchange group” wishing us luck once we landed!

Now it was time for Flight #2 and by this time had been awake for more than 24 hours. I needed my sleep! I started watching “Moana” and 10 minutes in I was asleep.  We then had a shuffle around of seats so that some of us could watch “Newsies” and once again I fell asleep. My friends thought it would be hilarious to balance a cup on my head and it was so funny!

Then 9 hours later we landed! We navigated our way through customs and finally arrived at the magical express. From their we went on to our hotel for the night!

That is where I will leave it today. There are hundreds of stories I still have to tell but not enough time to tell them so I will try my best!

See you guys soon !

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