Walt Disney World Railroad

Here at Theme Park Tourist, we're fascinated by the role that Disney Cast Members (and staff members at other theme park chains) play in "creating the magic" for guests. We're even lucky enough to have a former Cast Member, Amy, among our writers. Over the next few months, we'll be publishing a series of interviews with Cast Members that offer an insight into their day-to-day roles, the training that they undergo and the aspects of their jobs that they find the most rewarding. We might even uncover a funny story or two. In the meantime, let's take a look at 5 amazing jobs that many people would loveto have at Disney's theme parks.

5. Candy Maker


We challenge you to walk past the Main Street Confectionery and not be drawn in by the tempting smell of freshly-made candy emanating from within. Now, imagine working as a candy maker in the glass-walled kitchen, whipping up treats such as chocolate-coated strawberries, fudge and cookies. Of course, too much candy can be a bad thing (my dad often recalls being sick after eating too many mishapen Kit Kats at a Rowntrees factory in his youth). But, certainly, the idea of working in a candy kitchen is more appealing than, say, an open-plan office.

4. Monorail Pilot

Monorail Walt Disney was enamored by the monorail that he installed at Disneyland, hoping that it would be adopted as a mass-transit system by cities all over the world. That didn't come to pass, but a more extensive monorail wasinstalled at Walt Disney World after his death. Almost every child that visits the resorts (and many adults) take ones look at the iconic, sleek monorail trains and dreams of piloting them. Yes, there's a lot of reptition involved, but there are few other places in the world where you take on this job.

3. Pyrotechnician

Fireworks Many little children like to make things go bang. So, too, do the pyrotechnicians that are behind the many fireworks shows at Disney's parks, although they are somewhat better trained than most. Pyrotechnicians are responsible for the safe storage, handling and functioning of pyrotechnics and associated devices. And at Disney, they have the opportunity to work on shows that are on a different scale to those at most other venues, almost every day.



For trip after tip in the Great Movie Ride we had been in the car that gets hijacked by the gangster. The actors were always great. This last time we finally ended up in the front car to experience the Old West bank robbery. However our desperado was less than convincing.

....the monorails are being set up to be automated. :( no more monorail positions. kind'a scary. but Disney World would be my ultimate place to work ~ ;)

I would loved just work there

I work at number 5. I did the candy maker shift every day for 6 months and I get pulled in to do it from time to time. It's not all it's cracked up to be and everyone who gets scheduled that shift usually tries to trade it.

I see lists like this all the time, and every single one of them miss the two best jobs at Disney.
VIP tour guide (Getting paid to ride rides and eat all sorts of food) and Cinderella Castle Suite Concierge.

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