nterviews should be attended for cast member jobs in either business attire, or clean, blank slate clothing, like a white dress shirt and black pants, or a black skirt for women. Shoes should be simple dress shoes or docksiders for men in more casual clothes. Women should not wear opened toed shoes, and should wear nylons or tights if they wear skirts.
Any interviews for professional or business jobs should definitely be attended in business attire. Women applying for any Disneyland job should probably wear a small amount of makeup, but no excessive makeup like eye shadow or eyeliner. Simple foundation in a light coat, a slightly tinted lip gloss and mascara may be the best choices. Disneyland interviewers need to see you as fitting in at one of their parks or hotels, so the interview is not the time to express your punk rock personality. Think dress standards of the 1950s for young men and women, instead of the more relaxed standards of today.
If you get called to an interview you must be able to emphasize that you can work under pressure, are extremely flexible as to hours worked, and have a charming and effusive personality. Disneyland wants all cast members to be cheerful and helpful so that guests to the park have an overwhelming sense of being well served by employees. Enthusiasm, a nice smile and some experience in the field for which you are applying are helpful.
Unless you’re applying for a professional level job, you really must expect to work at any time, and virtually all holidays. Only employees of Disneyland with significant job seniority get to take the major holidays off. If you can’t work amusement park hours cheerfully, then Disneyland will not consider you. Thus you should really question whether you want to work a varied schedule, and have a life that will allow a very flexible work schedule.
For college students there are a number of Disneyland internships that might be attractive. Some employ college students to work over the summer in cast member and service industry jobs. Others offer a chance to gain experience in a field in which you hold interest. Jobs that offer experience in engineering or other professional fields may have heavy competition. Good grades and references can frequently help secure these positions.