When you got selected by Walt Disney’s World Co., as Cultural Representative
for Asia Attraction – Disney’s Animal Kingdom. One become part of Resident
of City of Anandapour and must know several functions of various departments
within the attraction.
tasks that I had to perform make me wonder that “what will I get out of
this? I am a Swiss Graduated – Did they realise this?”.
had given an opportunity to work for three areas:
Stage – Flight of Wonder : Open air theatre capacity of 1000 people.
The show was about conservation massage of Wildlife especially birds.
I thought to myself – what is this???? I have to load and unload the theatre.
At the end I realise there is more than that, I now have more skill on
public speaking, more extravert, crowned control and I am not at all shy
about talking in front of the public – what I mean is people of 500 in
front of me.
& Beverage Department: All I know about this department is you
must be SUPER FAST to survive. Because you have to serve food to
about 2000 guests each day and seems like 1500 of them come at the same
time. It’s a very heavy and dirty job, but after all these work you
can even run the fast-food restaurant of your own. As well as you can work
in any type of job and find its nothing compare to F&B of DAK.
this department you must be so knowledgeable and super fast as well.
Guest always asked about anythings and everythings about the item – I think
that is one of the reasons that Asia Culture Rep. are good at. You
have to be good with money as well when given a change you have to be very
precise. The word super fast use especially when its rain.
Because you have to sale 500 raincoats to 500 guests in 15 mins, well and
its raining every day around 1400 pm.
all I did have a good time and there are many more to learn about every
functions if you open your heart to it.
The International working and living experience is the best I get from
it. Like how to work in international environment, how to adjust oneself
to cross-cultural workplace and living, how to develop oneself in communication
skill and how to survive in Disney. I think working at Disney is not that
bad, If taking it as an opportunity to grow up, taking care of oneself,
developing the way of thinking, working in team, learning the differences,
building network and making friends. Even though I could have gone back
at the time of recruiting, I had still wanted to go for it. I had gone
through both good and bad time and found a real lifelong friendship
at the end. What a nice story!!! and working at Animal Kingdom, the worst
part for me is working outdoor. It's because I was allergic to bright sunshine
and wind which made my face horrible. It took me three whole months to
have it cured. For me, I'm sure the rest of us might not see the same thing
as I do, I love working at Animal Kingdom. I love animal and I'm proud
to be a very small part of the effort on conservation. I love to share
the story and persuade some to see what I see and hear what I believe.
I love when I make someone think more about the animal and take that with
them when walking out of the park.
Trainer of Maharajah Jungle Trek