Stressful and a bit Cultish
Cast Member (Former Employee) – West Nyack, NY – October 27, 2017
I always loved Disney while I was growing up. Once I got a job at the Disney Store, I was so excited. It was a bit underwhelming for a few reasons. They make you study every Disney movie, Disney show, and know all of the character names, which was extremely difficult. The pay was only $9 an hour. When you're closing at night with one manager, they never help you clean, so it's just you cleaning poo smears out of the princess castle, vacuuming the rug, organizing the stuffed animal mountain for the 50th time of the day, etc. They also expect you to come up with corny lines on the spot to say to kids like, "Howdy partner!!! Are you ready to round up some rodeo with woody?" And you would get in trouble if you didn't do this. They also expect you to be unrealistically bubbly throughout your entire shift. I had to quit because I felt like I was in a cult.
cultish, unrealistic, too much required