It depends on how special you are. Guest Relations will give you a pass to let us know how special you are, otherwise get the fuck to the back of the line. Those kids that go to the park with the grandma in a wheelchair that can't ride anything have to wait in line too.
Yes that's how I ended up working there. It's actually grown a lot since I was there. But they put or used to put the College Program kids in this housing complex called Vista Way and the staff refer to it as Vista Lay because everyone fucks non stop. Also the International kids that work at EPCOT lived there too so there's beautiful, horny, drunk Norwegian girls wandering around there too.
There's a bunch of college kids all together for one semester and the only requirement is that you show up to some mindless job that can be easily accomplished with a hangover. So everyone just parties and fucks all the time.
I've heard that things got a bit rapey there in the 90s so it's more strict and less partying. But I bet it's still good times.
It was called something else when I was there but same ride.
If You Had Wings was an Eastern Airlines thing, then it became Delta Dreamflight. Then Delta pulled sponsorship and it became Take Flight, still the same ride but no mention of Delta. Now it's some Buzz Lightyear thing and toally different.
There's actually several that have worked for both companies, not too unique. Six Flags employees think that working at Disney is like a magical version of their shit job at Six Flags. The SF experience makes it easy to land a College Program job.
But then you find out that Disney is just a more professional version of Six Flags with more rules and additional bullshit. Also your coworkers/cast members at Disney are more likely to be miserable adults rather than college kids or high school kids.
You can get a full time gig with benefits checking lap bars on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. Those people think of that as a career rather than a summer job so they usually are not so much fun to work with.
They smile at work because they have to but bitch and moan constantly as soon as they get in the cast member areas. The Haunted Mansion is one of the few places where you don't have to smile. Apparently the seniority to get a full time position there is the highest in the Magic Kingdom.
I don't know a whole lot about the details on that. In the morning before we could cycle the ride it had to be signed off on by several maintenance people. In the morning it would pass inspections from an electrician, a general maintenance guy and depending on the ride a fiberglass guy if the trains were made of that. Then also a carpenter if it was a wood coaster. I'm pretty sure the carpenters had to do a daily track walk for inspection.
All of that happened before we go there each morning.
In the off season the trains were taken apart and critical pieces are sent off for x-rays to identify for stress fractures. In a year-round park like Disney, every so often a ride will go down for rehab where this stuff is done.