In the last two posts I talked about high need and high volume roles. These are other roles that are offered for CPs although only a handful or a few people are accepted for these roles. Obviously people are accepted for these roles every season however the odds of it are rare or uncommon. Fair warning: since these are more uncommon roles I might not know much about them, if that's the case, I'll try to include lots of references!
During my last program, a few of my friends worked bell services. The two things they usually did were working at the bell services desks and transporting bags between resorts.
Hours: My friends usually got the full 40 hours and it was fairly easy to trade shifts.
Pros: Not too much too do, where I worked they usually watched youtube videos during their entire shift, bell services isnt' open late, it's the job of Esteban Julio Ricardo Montoya Del Rosa Ramirez!
Cons: It can become boring, you work in a resort
Bippity Boppity Botique / Pirates League
Bippity Boppity Botique/Pirates League
People who work here are hair and make up artists. At BBB they make young girls look like princesses, and at PL they make young girls and boys look like pirates and mermaids. Generally Disney prefers to hire people with experience with hair and makeup.
Locations: Magic Kingdom or Disney Springs
Pros: Lots of fun! Getting to work with hair and makeup
Cons: This is one of the hardest roles to be accepted for
According to the DCP website a bus greeter greets guests in bus load zones, tracks buses, helps guests board buses, maintains cleanliness in bus load zone, uses a radio, answers guest questions, and helps with audience control.
Locations: Resorts, Parks, Water Parks, Disney Springs, ESPN (I'm guessing)
Resources: Unfortunately I can't find more blogs or vlogs on this role, I believe it's a new role. My only resource is the DCP Website.
People who work CA host pool parties (usually trivia and games on the pool deck) and work at some of the "day cares" at some of the resorts. They also help with movies under the stars and campfires at resorts. I rode home on the bus with these cast members sometimes, they liked their job but said it was exhausting. This is a new role, it used to be something you could be chosen for if you were accepted for recreation.
Pros: Working with kids, playing with kids, pool parties are fun!
Cons: Can be exhausing, day care shifts go late!
According to the DCP page a convention guide is responsible for working special events (food and wine festival, flower and garden, MNSSHP, MCMCP, etc.), crowd control, escorting guest for special events, food handling, and securing roped off areas. This is another new role, and was just offered to CPs as of Fall 2016, however it seems like some people may have been chosen for it, it seems like they were contacted by recruiting and offered the role specially.
Costuming cast members are responsible for maintaining, cleaning, and checking out costumes to cast members. Some work specifically with characters and some work in general costuming departments. There are costuming departments at most resorts and most parks, however they are all ways back stage. If you don't want to be around the guests, this is the job for you!
Locations: Resorts, Parks, Disney Springs, ESPN (all backstage, sometimes in separate facilities)
Pros: Quiet, no dealing with angry guests, people studying fashion are usually interested in this role, hours aren't too late, you might get to work with a character
Cons: No connection to guests, hidden from all the magic of the parks and resorts, backstage tends to drag down your spirits because it's nowhere as nice as the magic that Disney is famous for on stage
www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGr1G4RXoLk (this one's at DLR)
According to the DCP website the floral role includes delivering floral and gift baskets, embroidery and engraving, flower prep, cleaning flower coolers, working forklift, creating gift baskets, helping with in room celebration prep and delivery, and setting up special events.
Locations: Resorts probably
Hopper means you can be placed at more than one role during your CP, you won't find out what role(s) until you arrive at check in. My friend who was a hopper started as transportation at the TTC and was later moved to Merch. Most people in this role spend some time at TTC.
Hours: The hours of this role vary depending on which role(s) you're placed in. The cool thing is you can pick up shifts in your first role after you've switched to your second role!
Locations: TTC, anywhere!
Resources: You'll want to read blogs on the role(s) you are actually assigned once you learn it.
Monorail hosts get to direct people in boarding and unloading the monorails.
Locations: Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, TTC, Grand Floridian, Polynesian Resort, and the Contemporary Resort
Resources: I looked for a long time and can't find any!
Photopass photographers take photos for guests at park icons and with characters.
Locations: Parks, sometimes resorts for special events
Seater (formerly Full Service Food and Beverage)
A seater is a restaurant hostess for the sit-down restaurants. They are responsible for minor tasks like rolling napkins, showing guests to their seats, greeting guests, confirming reservations, and managing a seating chart.
Hours: My friends in this role never complained about hours.
Locations: Sit down restaurants at resorts and parks
Vacation planners are responsible for ticket sales. They have to meet quotas of ticket and special event ticket sales.
Watercraft hosts drive the boats used for transportation between parks (and Disney Springs) and resorts. These CPs always seem to be having fun!
Locations: Lakes between parks and resorts, Disney Springs
Do you still have more questions about the roles? Feel free to ask in the comments below? Do you have a blog about your CP? Let me know, if you give me the link and you're role I'll add it to the post! Don't forget you can fine more info on the official website. Check out the links below for more info.