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12 Sensational Jobs Inside Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

Working in the Magic Kingdom is a blast! Cast members working in any role in this classic Disney theme park love adding a bit of extra magic to make guests’ visits truly special. Any role at the Walt Disney World Resort is sensational, however these roles can be the most fun for both cast members and guests visiting the Magic Kingdom:

1. Merchandise

The Magic Kingdom has so many unique opportunities for merchandise cast members to do more than ring up guests or stock shelves. There are a couple of merchandise locations where cast members are able to create sweet treats for guests (like Big Top Souvenirs and the Main Street Confectionary), and others where they are able to assist guests with ride photos or with finding the perfect piece of jewelry or designer purse for whoever they are shopping for.

2. Entertainment

It is probably no surprise that entertainment cast members can really have a blast working in the Magic Kingdom. Whether they’re performing during a parade or castle stage show, or hanging out with some of their favorite characters, Walt Disney World’s flagship park is the place to work in entertainment. Entertainment cast members are able to put smiles on the faces of thousands of guests visiting the park each day simply by doing their jobs.

3. Attractions

Some of the most iconic locations around the Magic Kingdom also operate as an “office” for a number of attractions cast members. Attractions is a fun role because each day and position worked is completely different. These cast members may be running ride vehicles and looking out for your safety, or they may be spieling and telling you all about the creatures you can find in jungles all over the world.

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4. Custodial

Custodial may not sound like the most “magical” job, but there is a lot more to this role than sweeping and keeping restrooms clean and tidy. Custodial cast members are able to walk all over the park, and therefore likely able to interact with the most guests. If a guest has a question in the middle of Main Street, chances are they’ll spot a custodial cast member first. Custodial cast members are able to create magical moments for guests and provide excellent guest service while completing their own tasks.

5. Parade Audience Control

Parade audience control cast members do not have an easy job, but they are still able to have fun and create memorable experiences for guests. They can take in many of the entertainment offerings around the parks while working each day, and are like custodial cast members always out and about to interact with guests.

6. Vacation Planner

Disney’s vacation planners assist guests with purchasing whichever type of tickets are right for their needs. Many of the planners in the Magic Kingdom area are actually located across the lake at the Transportation and Ticket Center, however you may spot some near the entrance to the Magic Kingdom. These cast members assist guests with upgrading tickets if they decide they’d like to visit the other parks as well, and can often be among the first cast members to welcome guests into the Magic Kingdom.

7. Guest Relations

Guest Relations cast members work hard to ensure that each guest visiting the Magic Kingdom has a memorable experience while in the park. In addition to organizing and hosting behind the scenes tours (including the popular Keys to the Kingdom tour, which takes a peek inside the Utilidor beneath the park), these cast members provide service recovery when needed and help cast members all over the park create magical moments for guests.

8. PhotoPass

PhotoPass cast members love to help guests capture each moment in the Magic Kingdom from photos in front of the iconic Cinderella Castle to more candid shots during character meet and greet experiences. PhotoPass cast members in this park love capturing the expressions on guest’s faces while they meet their favorite characters, and using the occasional magic shot to add a little bit of extra pixie dust to guest photos.

9. Character Attendant

Another role that allows cast members to spend some time with the characters is the character attendant role. These cast members create special moments for guests while they meet their favorite characters. They help snap photos, manage lines, and they get to work with the characters themselves all day to bring magic to guests.

10. Quick Service Food  & Beverage

The Magic Kingdom is home to some of the more unique quick service locations, and the cast members who work there get to take in these experiences with each shift. Pecos Bill’s Tall Tale Cafe hosts the occasional magical moment when guests offer the not-so-secret-menu item of family-style nachos, and cast members at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe get to interact with guests during musical performances by resident alien, Sonny Eclipse.

11. Full Service Food & Beverage

There are some fun opportunities for full service food and beverage cast members in this park as well. With locations like Cinderella’s Royal Table and Be Our Guest Restaurant, these cast members are able to work on creating memorable experiences for guests as they dine in some of the most popular restaurants at Walt Disney World.

12. Main Entrance Operations

Main entrance cast members are often the first cast members to welcome guests into the park and the last ones to send them off at closing time. They have the ability to create a lasting first impression of what guests will expect while visiting the Magic Kingdom, and wish them a magical evening as they return home.

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a graduate of St. Anselm College, where she earned her bachelor of arts degree in History. She completed two Disney College Programs, one at Dinoland U.S.A., in Animal Kingdom, and one at Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show at Hollywood Studios. She is the author of “Brittany Earns Her Ears,” a memoir about her experiences on the college program, and she currently resides in Massachusetts.