Usually you will get two days off a week except for peak weeks. During peak weeks you will get one day off. Your days off might not be consecutive. They also might not be the same day(s) every week. You have no say in which days you will get off.
You might be seeing that some people got a New Role or switched Roles and wondering how or why that is. Most switches are because of something in your background check (if you checked that you have a felony or misdemeanor or whatever), allergies, disabilities…stuff like that. However, sometimes if your top choice has some availability they might switch you to that. Most switches like that are phone calls and if you don’t answer they might just skip you and go to the next person but some are emails.
There is nothing you can do to control this.
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You can have out five costumes at a time (top and bottoms). If you need a jacket or apron or hat (or accessories like that) you can only have one out of each. If you get deployed for a day or it’s during your shift, Costuming will let you check out the extra costume as a one time/emergency thing. You can either keep those costumes and wash them yourself or return them and get a new set.
So when I started my program I would just return my costumes once a week and get a new week’s amount. But then I switched locations and Costuming wasn’t right near my location so I decided to do my own laundry.
During your Training you will be taken to Costuming and your Trainers will help you find your Costume and sizes. After that it is up to you to get your Costumes. Most locations are like a giant warehouse with rows and rows and rows of clothing. Each row/section will have a Costume set hanging in front of it with the Role and Location (for example, QSFB - Cosmic Rays or Merchandise - Tomorrowland). After finding your row, you simply grab what you need. Ladies, be aware the sizes are ridiculous and will make you feel self-conscious - normally I wear a size three but my Disney Costume was a size eight.
Once you grab your Costumes and Costume Accessories you’re ready to Check Out. Some locations have a Cast Member ring you up and some are self-service. It’s just like when you go to the grocery store - each piece of your Costume has a tag you scan and it will pop up on the computer screen. When you’re ready to return your Costume there will be a drop off spot (usually on an outside wall with a chute so you can return them when Costuming is closed) and you just scan your Costume and drop it. When you return your Costumes wait and make sure it shows up on the computer screen before you leave, otherwise it won’t register that it was returned and you will be charged for not returning it.
Not all Costuming locations are on the same property as your work. Some locations might be nearby but you can’t walk from your location to your location’s Costuming. Some locations may require you to take a different bus. If you wear a common size there might not be anything available at the time/day you go to Costuming (that is rare but it is possible). Keep that in mind, especially if you plan on going right before a shift.
*If you pick up a shift at another location - you are expected to get the Costume before the shift and be wearing it for your shift.