Hello, my name is Caitlin and I will once again be a Disney cast member!
I received the call on Wednesday. I’m going to be working in Magic Kingdom Guest Relations!
A couple of months ago, I wrote in this space about breaking out of my comfort zone and applying for guest relations. As time went by after my phone interview, I felt more and more confident about my abilities for handling a guest relations role. When my dashboard changed to “interview stage” a few weeks ago, my heart soared — I had made it through a rejection wave and onto the next step! But GR doesn’t have a second interview, so I had no idea what it actually meant to be in “interview stage.”
Turns out it was a good thing, though, and on Tuesday night, my dashboard changed to “post-interview.” I knew from being in the Facebook groups that the people who ended up in “post-interview” for GR were receiving offers, so on Wednesday morning, I waited anxiously for my phone to ring.
Around 10:30 AM, I was sitting at my desk at work when I received the call. After going through some background information and housing information, the recruiter, Marcie, offered me a role — guest relations at Magic Kingdom. I was in absolute shock. Not only did I get the role of a lifetime, I got placed in the park I wanted! (She did mention that it’s possible the location can change before I arrive depending on staffing needs, but for now, it’s MK.)
Interestingly enough, I still haven’t heard back from the Disney College Program. Today is the last day to hear back, though, so I’m sure I’ll hear something soon. Either way, though, I’m going to Florida — there’s no way I could turn down that internship offer!
So I’ll leave right after Memorial Day to start my drive to Florida. I have a lot to do in the next month and a half, but I am very much looking forward to this new adventure. I know guest relations will have its challenges, but I’m ready to face them head on.
I’m going to work in the most magical place on earth, and I couldn’t be happier. 🙂