23 January 2015 55 Comments

2015 Fall and Fall Advantage
Disney College Program
Character Performer Auditions

Does your heart beat for the stage? Disney cast members have the opportunity to be on stage all the time, making dreams come true for the young and young-at-heart. Our talented Disney performers have unique roles that immerse guests into a land of make-believe come-to-life.

This March we will be seeking Disney College Program cast members for Entertainment roles to make magic for guests at the Walt Disney World Resort on the 2015 Fall and Fall Advantage programs.

Performers of all levels – from those who have never danced to those who have strong performing experience – are welcome.

Audition dates, times, and locations can be found at the bottom of this article.


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Frequently Asked Questions

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What are the steps to audition?

In order to be considered for any position on the Disney College Program, a student must apply online and complete a series of interviews. Application/Interview steps are outlined in the Disney College Program FAQs (first Q&A).

The audition is one additional step that must be completed by those wishing to pursue the character performer role.

In addition to a character audition, each individual selected to be a character performer must be evaluated and certified at the Walt Disney World Resort. In the event an individual is unable to perform the role as described, they will be placed in another role based on availability.

The Disney College Recruiting team recommends applying online prior to the audition if possible. If a student does not complete the interviews (web based and telephone) prior to auditioning, they will be required to complete these steps following the audition.

The upcoming auditions are for positions on the 2015 Fall and Fall Advantage programs only. Auditions for the 2016  Spring and Spring Advantage programs will take place during the Fall 2015 semester.

I'm a current Disney College Program Participant. May I attend these auditions?

If you are a current participant, you should plan on attending the “End of Season” audition which may take place towards the end of your program.  This is a closed audition.  Only current participants are eligible to attend.

Keep an eye on your weekly email from the  Housing Communications Team and the Housing the Magic channel for updates on this audition or other auditions which may be available to current College Program participants.  Current participants should not attend the auditions listed on this page.

I'm unable to attend one of these auditions. May I submit videos and pictures instead?

Anyone interested in auditioning to be a character performer on the Disney College Program must physically attend one of these auditions.

This allows the Disney Creative Entertainment Team to fairly and accurately evaluate your skills compared to others auditioning in your height range.

I'm unable to attend one of these auditions. May I audition when I arrive in Florida?

There is usually an audition held exclusively for current College Program participants towards the end of their program. This audition is for full time, part time, and seasonal opportunities. If there is an opportunity to extend in entertainment as a character performer, this audition would serve that purpose as well. This “end of season” audition is the only audition that is regularly held for current participants.  Please keep in mind that business needs can change and there is a possibility that an “end of season” audition may not take place.

Are there any costs associated with attending an audition?

There is no cost to attend the audition. However, those attending the auditions are responsible for any costs incurred when traveling to and from the audition.

What do I need to wear/bring?

Clothing
You should wear comfortable clothing that allows a free range of movement. It is not not recommended to wear a dress, skirt, or tight jeans.

Please do not come dressed in a costume.

Appropriate attire for an audition

Shoes
Many studios do not allow street shoes. Rocks and dirt embedded in the sole of shoes that are worn regularly outside of a studio environment may damage the studio floor. You should bring a clean pair of dance shoes or sneakers to change into upon your arrival.

Character heels, jazz heels, or any type of high heel shoe are not allowed in these studios.

Please do not wear flip flops.

Other Items
It is not necessary to bring resumes or head shots to these auditions.

It is not necessary to have anything prepared (monologue or song).

How long is the audition?

The audition process can last anywhere from 1 – 6 hours. How long one will spend at an audition depends on the number of people who are in attendance and/or how far one progresses.

We suggest bringing water and a snack.

These auditions do not have callbacks.

Will there be cuts at the audition?

Yes. There will be at least one cut during the course of each audition.

Please note, making it to the end of the audition does not mean that a character performer position will be offered.  Final audition results will be communicated via email (see Q&A’s below)

What do I need to do to be considered to be a Disney Princess look-alike or parade performer?

The “character performer” position consists of fur characters, character look-alikes, and parade performers. There are not separate auditions for each category of character performer.

As part of the one audition, Disney Creative Entertainment will identify those who may be potential character look-alikes. Those who demonstrate strong dance/movement skills may be identified as potential parade performers.

Please note that all character performers, including those in our parades and Disney Character Look-alikes, also perform as fully costumed Disney Characters.

Visible tattoos are not allowed for any look-alike role. This includes ankles, wrists, arms, neckline, shoulder, in addition to any other visible tattoo. Unfortunately, tattoos covered with makeup are not allowed.

May a family member or friend come with me to the audition?

Our auditions are closed auditions. Unless someone is auditioning, they will not be allowed into the audition room. Depending on the location, there may or may not be a place for a supporting friend or family member to wait.

Are these auditions for vocalists or musicians?

The auditions listed below are for Character Performers at the Walt Disney World Resort only.

Auditions for other entertainment roles and locations are listed on disneyauditions.com. If Disney Creative Entertainment is looking for other roles at these auditions, this information will accompany the listing on disneyauditions.com. Please keep in mind that roles as a vocalist, musician, actor, etc. are not available as part of the Disney College Program.

I didn't mention auditioning during my interview, may I still audition?

A student may still attend an audition even if they did not specifically discuss auditioning during their interview.

The only exception is if a student was informed that they are no longer being considered for the program following their application submission, web-based interview or their telephone interview. (more information below)

I wish to be a character performer, but I have not been asked to interview before the audition, may I still attend an audition?

Yes.  It is a requirement for anyone wishing to be a character performer to attend the audition.

Unless you have been specifically told you are no longer in consideration for the Disney College Program, you should still audition.

If I have interviewed and received an offer for another role, may I audition?

If someone has already interviewed and was invited to participate on another role at the Disneyland Resort (California), they should not attend these auditions.

If someone has already interviewed and was invited to participate on another role at the Walt Disney World Resort (Florida), they are more than welcome to attend an upcoming audition.

If they accept their currently reserved role:
1) if they are selected for character performer after the audition, they will be changed from the previous role to character performer
2) if they are not selected following the audition, they will remain in their currently accepted role

If they do not accept their currently reserved role (respond online declining the role or not responding by their deadline), they may still attend the audition:
1) if selected, they will receive communication regarding how to accept the character performer role
2) if not selected, they will not be considered for other roles including the previously reserved role

If I have interviewed and was told that I am pending a final decision, may I audition?

Yes. Applicants who are currently pending and wish to be considered for the character performer role are welcome to attend the auditions since a final decision has not yet been made on their status.

If I have applied/interviewed and was told that I am no longer being considered, may I audition?

No. An applicant who has been informed that they are no longer being considered for the 2015 Fall or Fall Advantage programs based on their application, web-based interview or their telephone interview should not attend one of the auditions listed below as a final decision on their status has been made.

How will I be notified of my audition results?

Decisions will not be made until after all of the auditions have been completed.

Those selected will receive an offer for the character performer position via email.  This will also appear on their dashboard.

An attempt will be made to notify those not selected as well.  However, because this must be done independently of the candidate dashboard, this communication will not appear on the dashboard.

As the notification process begins, this article will be updated regularly.  Once all offers have been made, this update will be posted.  If someone does not see an offer on their dashboard when this update is made, they were not selected to be a character performer.

 

 

Spring 2015 Audition Tour Schedule

These auditions are for character performer positions on the
2015 Fall and Fall Advantage Programs at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Please do not arrive more than one hour before the audition start time.

*audition information subject to change

Ann Arbor, MI

March 10, 2015
Sign In: 11:00 AM
Audition: 11:30 AM

Central City Dance
6700 N. Canton Center Rd.
Canton, MI 48187

 

Atlanta, GA

March 14, 2015
Sign In: 10:00 AM
Audition: 10:30 AM

Atlanta Ballet
4279 Roswell Rd
Atlanta, GA 30342

Charlotte, NC

March 8, 2015
Sign In: 10:00 AM
Audition: 10:30 AM

Carolina Dance Capital
12210 Copper Way
Charlotte, NC 28277

 

Chicago, IL

March 12, 2015
Sign In: 10:00 AM
Audition: 10:30 AM

Hubbard Street Dance
1147 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60607

 

Columbus, OH

March 8, 2015
Sign In: 10:00 AM
Audition: 10:30 AM

Pinnell Dance Centre
284 Agler Rd.
Gahanna, OH 43230

 

Dallas, TX

March 8, 2015
Sign In: 11:00 AM
Audition: 11:30 AM

Power House of Dance
12300 Inwood Rd.
Dallas, TX 75244

Nashville, TN

March 10, 2015
Sign In: 10:00 AM
Audition: 10:30 AM

DC Dance Factory
1850 E. General George Patton Dr.
Franklin, TN 37067

New York , NY

March 14, 2015
Sign In: 10:00 AM
Audition: 10:30 AM

Pearl Studios
500 8th Ave – 4th floor
New York, NY 10018

 

Orlando, FL

March 5, 2015
Sign In: 9:00 AM
Audition: 10:00 AM

Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Rehearsal Facility

3271 Sherberth Rd.
Kissimmee, FL 34747

 

Philadelphia, PA

March 12, 2015
Sign In: 10:00 AM
Audition: 10:30 AM

The Rock School for Dance
1101 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147

 

Phoenix, AZ

March 10, 2015
Sign In: 10:00 AM
Audition: 10:30 AM

Dance 111
4910 E. Chandler Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85048

 

Salt Lake City, UT

March 10, 2015
Sign In: 10:00 AM
Audition: 10:30 AM

Creative Arts Academy
165 S. Main St.
Bountiful, UT 84010

 

San Francisco, CA

March 8, 2015
Sign In: 2:00 PM
Audition: 2:30 PM

Alonzo King LINES Ballet
26 7th St.
5th floor
San Francisco, CA 94103

 

Seattle, WA

March 5, 2015
Sign In: 10:00 AM
Audition: 10:30 AM

Evergreen City Ballet
2230 Lind Ave SW
Suite 109
Renton, WA 98057

 

 

 

 

55 Responses to “2015 Fall and Fall Advantage
Disney College Program
Character Performer Auditions”

  1. Elizabeth B 8 December 2014 at 6:07 pm #

    Hi Chris,
    If I applied and was accepted to the College Program, but unfortunately did not get cast as a face character (which I did audition for). Can I audition again there in Orlando? I noticed a number of audition dates for face characters listed in Dec. 2014 and and Jan 2015. I am reading conflicting information on whether or not current DCP members are eligible to audition again after they have already been accepted and/or while they are currently working and a DCP member.
    Thank you!

  2. Maddy S 18 December 2014 at 10:43 pm #

    Hello,

    I was wondering if Professional Internship participants are allowed to attend Entertainment auditions with the intent of working for Entertainment after completing the Professional Internship. Do interns have to wait until after their last day of work as a Professional Intern in order to attend auditions for positions with Entertainment?

    Thank you

  3. Alanna M 24 January 2015 at 10:40 pm #

    Hello,
    Are these the only dates for character performers? or is there another round? I am applying for the Fall advantage but Ill be in London during the audition, so ill be a little far away.

    Thank You,
    Alanna

  4. Michelle A 25 January 2015 at 12:33 am #

    Hello Chris,

    Hope you’re having a great one. I have four questions.

    1. In order to attend these auditions, am I supposed to apply to the program first or show up at audition and then I would automatically get in, if approved.

    2. Are the details about these auditions going to be posted at disneyauditions.com soon? Or are these all the details we’ll be able to get?

    3. In case I don’t get in the entertainment area can I still be considered to play a different role in the DCP?

    4. This is a general one. If I was to audition for a regular audition posted on the website casting for singers, am I supposed to be a member of Actors Equity in order to audition? Or can I still audition as a non-member? Because I noticed that some of the auditions say “open to general public” and others don’t. So i’m not sure if that is a requirement to audition since it doesn’t say “AEA members only”

    Thank you for being so helpful!

    Michelle

  5. Avery T 26 January 2015 at 11:48 am #

    Hi, I applied for the DCP Spring 2015 program and didn’t make it past the WBI, I know that the 6 month waiting period is in effect for me still, so my question is, are the Fall 2015 application going to still be open in time for me to reapply after my 6 month period is up (Febuary 23rd) or not? Thank you!

  6. Victoria N 26 January 2015 at 5:31 pm #

    Hello Chris!

    My name is Victoria, and I am looking to audition as a Character Performer. I was planning on auditioning for the college program, but then I realized that the soonest auditions I could attend won’t be until I’m out of college. Is there a way I could still audition after I graduate? Thank you so much for your time! Have a wonderful day.

  7. Jacara G 27 January 2015 at 1:28 am #

    Hello!

    Just wondering if there is a possibility the San Francisxo audition dates will be posted soon?

  8. Diana P 28 January 2015 at 1:50 pm #

    I was wondering if there would be any other opportunities to audition before the Fall 2015 program begins? Will there be another set of auditions? I will unfortunately be out of town during the auditions, and I’d really hate to miss the opportunity!

  9. Virginia R 3 February 2015 at 12:27 pm #

    Hi Chris,

    Will these auditions be coming over to the UK at all??

  10. Adam S 5 February 2015 at 5:44 pm #

    Hi, I applied for the Disney College program Fall 15 and was wondering how I can set up a phone interview.

    I have another question that includes how do I know if I get a web interview?

  11. Kelly G 6 February 2015 at 2:02 pm #

    Hi!

    Is it permitted to attend more than one of these auditions (or other auditions later in the year), or is there a six-month waiting period post-auditions like there is for College Program applications?

    Thank you for your time and help!

  12. Alyssa A 6 February 2015 at 11:55 pm #

    Hello!

    I am currently going to school in Oahu, and I noticed that there are no auditions anywhere in Hawaii. It is extremely unlikely that I will be going back to the mainland anytime before my semester is over; is there anyway that I can audition? The Disney Aulani Resort is on the island could I audition there somehow? Or could I audition when I start the program in Florida?

    Thank you very much for your time!

  13. Rebecca S 9 February 2015 at 8:40 am #

    Hi Chris!
    Ok so heres my situation- One of my top choices is Character Performer and I would love to attend auditions but, my WBI does not go out of date until March 24th. A whole 10 days after the NYC auditions (those are the ones I would be attending). I have talked to recruiting and they told me there is no guarantee that applications will even still be open on March 24th. So do I go to auditions and hope apps are still open in a week or do I not go to auditions and pray that the app’s stay open but know that I cant be a character performer?

  14. Danielle F 10 February 2015 at 9:03 pm #

    I read that people between 6’0″ and 6’3″ get priority when it comes to being a fur character. What does that mean? I wont be able to audition before the program starts, but maybe I can audition once I get there?

  15. Michelle M 12 February 2015 at 12:01 am #

    Hello! I had a question, what if you attend an audition meant for Disneyland or regular park characters and not the college program ones listed above? Will they transfer your information over to the program?

  16. Taylor B 12 February 2015 at 9:59 am #

    Is there a height requirement?

  17. Kali H 12 February 2015 at 12:21 pm #

    I want to sign up for the college program but when I go to sign up it says they aren’t recruiting right now. Is that true? Because I really want to audition in March in Philly but I don’t know if I can without signing up. Thank you!

  18. Miriam S 12 February 2015 at 1:20 pm #

    Hi, Chris!

    My name is Miriam. I graduate in May and plan to audition as a character performer, namely Belle or Pocahontas, for the upcoming season. However, none of the audition days posted will work for me because I have other auditions and prior engagements. Is there a way to audition with agents in Orlando at a separate time?

    Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Sincerely,

    Miriam

  19. Olivia H 12 February 2015 at 4:23 pm #

    Hi there!

    Is it to late to apply for the 2015 Fall semester? I am asking because I can not find the application anywhere? If I have not applied online can I still go to an audition for Disney college program performers, and full-time performers but auction for the college program?

  20. Bri 15 February 2015 at 10:56 am #

    Hello. I have a question regarding auditions. I stated on my Disney College Program application that I had a high interest in character performer and then in my phone interview, the person doing the interview wrote down that I would likely go to the Orlando auditions. Now it looks like I will not be going to any auditions. Will this affect the decision in any way besides of course the fact that I would not be considered for a character performer? Do I need to let anybody know about this?
    Thanks so much!!

  21. Thomas P 16 February 2015 at 10:45 pm #

    Hey Chris,

    I took a look at the FAQ questions for character auditions, but didn’t see really any requirements for what you guys are looking for when it comes to height and weight?
    On my phone interview I said I was going to audition but what are the requirements for height and weight that you guys are looking for in these character auditions? And if we don’t meet them, would it be frowned upon if we didn’t show up to the interview?
    Thank you!!

  22. Te Keyshia J 17 February 2015 at 3:00 pm #

    If we have braces can we still audition and will we get to be selected for a parade preformer as well as a fur character?

  23. Samantha L 20 February 2015 at 3:39 pm #

    My friend got accepted into the Disney College program a few hours ago, but I haven’t heard back yet. Do all acceptance emails go out on the same day or is there a chance I might be accepted?

  24. Emma R 21 February 2015 at 12:24 pm #

    Hi! I’ve been in submission since January 27th and I plan on going to the NYC auditions on March 14. Can I be selected as a character performer even though I’m still in submission? Or will they not let me know until after I recieve a WBI or PI?

  25. Cierra B 21 February 2015 at 1:19 pm #

    Hey so I was wondering as for the character performer auditions does it matter what your height or weight is? Like do you have to be a specific weight? I know they look at your height but what about weight requirements?

  26. Ryan S 22 February 2015 at 7:23 pm #

    Hi Chris!

    Two Questions:

    1) I haven’t gotten a WBI link yet but I’m still in consideration. Can I audition?

    2) Even if I don’t get picked as a Character Performer, will my audition still help towards getting into other roles at the Disney College Program?

    Thanks!

  27. Krista M 23 February 2015 at 1:15 am #

    Hi Chris,

    I was accepted for the DCP for Fall 2015. I am planning on auditioning for a character or parade performers. Since I am graduating, I would also like to be considered for the full-time performer positions. Is it possible to audition for both, and is there a way to tell the Disney representatives at the audition?

  28. Joan G 24 February 2015 at 10:30 pm #

    HI!
    I will be attending the auditions in Orlando, FL on march 5 , my question is about the location, the rehearsal complex is inside the park or in another part of the park ? If it is in the park do I have to buy a ticket to enter for the audition?

  29. Chris C 26 February 2015 at 2:26 pm #

    Hi Joan,
    Disney’s Animal Kingdom Rehearsal Facility is located near Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park and also Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, but it is not located within the park or resort.


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