Although workers often complain of low wages, lofty expectations, and harsh conditions that Disney cast members have to endure, their jobs come with plenty of perks. Besides getting discounts on merchandise, food, and Disney-owned locations, cast members also get free entry to parks whenever they want, and at times, free entry for friends and family.
They also get to attend special events and cast member exclusive soft openings for new attractions!
First Name Basis
Disney cast members go the extra mile and make an added effort to call you by your first name. Did a cast member refer you by your first name when you were checking out and you found it out?
Well, they look for clues of your name on pins or hats, or by a quick glance down at your credit card.
Largest Staff In The World
At Florida's Walt Disney World, all of the cast members could create a new city. There are more than 70,000 cast members at Disney World alone and most live in Disney-owned accommodations.
It surely does take a village to run the Happiest Place on Earth.
Homeless Disney Characters Protest
In 2018, a Disneyland custodian was found dead after living in her car. Following this awful event, the company's low wages finally came under public display. One local protester in Anaheim, Jeanine Robbins, held signs reading “Disney, we feel, is a contributor to the homeless problem here in Anaheim.
There are Disney employees who live on the street.” Disneyland is the largest employer in Orange County, which is one of the most expensive housing markets in the country.
Disney's Secret Menu!
Disney fans will be excited to know that the theme park offers a secret menu that are for visitors who are "in the know."
There are food items like Ice Cream Nachos and a Mac 'n' Cheese Bread Bowl. Fans can knock themselves silly with seriously delicious Disney treats.