Working for Disney may seem like a dream but the reality is much less than perfect.
First, watch your back, not everybody that smiles at you is your friend and pretty much everyone at Disney will smile at you.
Two, depending on where and what your role is your hours could be set and regular or 12+ hours with short breaks. People that work at Magic Kingdom easily get worked the hardest with only 8 hours in between long shifts at times. Be prepared.
Third, the pay sucks. Plain and simple - unless you're one of the top players in the company you will be underpaid.
A, you get into all the park for free, free backstage events for cast members, merchandise/food discounts, etc. In this department Disney treats it's cast members well.
B, if you want to move up within the company just talk to leaders (co-ordinators, managers, presidents, etc.) and find out what you need to do. Disney greatly prefers to hire and move people from within so you won't have to remain in you initially hired position forever.
C, your coworkers, yes I know a lot of them can be backstabbing but, on the days when it just SUCKS all around the true friends that you made will help you through it - just be cautious.
discounts, opportunities to be promoted, your coworkers, leaders
coworkers, leaders, pay, hours