Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho, It's Off To Work We Go

12 June 2007
HEIGH-HO HEIGH-HO, IT’S OFF TO WORK WE GO! TWENTY-FIVE AMERICAN WORKERS LIVE THEIR ‘DISNEY DREAM JOBS’ AT DISNEYLAND RESORT


Their Magical Day as Honorary Disney Parks Cast Members Chronicled in New Videos Featured on CareerBuilder.com

 

ANAHEIM, Calif. – June 12, 2007 They've lived their Disney Dream "Jobs" and played "starring roles" at the Disneyland Resort for a day. Now, their moments in Disney Parks' Year of a Million Dreams spotlight are available for all to see online at www.careerbuilder.com/disneydreamjobs.

Full-time moms, small business owners and teachers were magically turned into swashbuckling Pirates and graceful Princesses, among other dream roles, at Disneyland Resort yesterday as the 25 CareerBuilder.com – Disney Parks Dream "Job" winners fulfilled their honorary "jobs."

The Dream "Job" winners were:

William Betts,Fresno, Calif. – Honorary Jungle Cruise Skipper
Brodie H. Brockie,Ann Arbor, Mich. – Honorary Jungle Cruise Skipper
Amanda Dron, Webster, N.Y. – Honorary Jungle Cruise Skipper
Jason Klein, Naples, Fla. –Honorary Jungle Cruise Skipper
Grant McConaughy, Castle Rock, Colo. – Honorary Jungle Cruise Skipper
William Bean IV, Groveland, N.Y. – Honorary Pirate
Stephanie Burke, Charlotte, N.C. – Honorary Pirate
Brynne Geiszler, Seattle, Wash. – Honorary Pirate
Alexander Megas, Sunnyvale, Calif. – Honorary Pirate
Kenneth White, Lone Grove, Okla. – Honorary Pirate
Richard Brigante, Winter Garden, Fla. – Honorary Haunted Mansion Butler
Timothy Dunne, Nashua, N.H. – Honorary Haunted Mansion Butler
Gordon Free, Freeland, Wash. – Honorary Haunted Mansion Butler
Michael Hemphill, Tucson, Ariz. – Honorary Haunted Mansion Butler
Karen Lemker, Magnolia, Texas – Honorary Haunted Mansion Maid
Eliza Edel, New York, N.Y. – Honorary Princess-in-Waiting
Heather Kuhns, Allentown, Penn. – Honorary Princess-in-Waiting
Jordan Leigh Tripp, Orem, Utah – Honorary Princess-in-Waiting
Kimberly Merritt, Edmond, Okla. – Honorary Princess-in-Waiting
Catharin Morello, High Bridge, N.J. – Honorary Princess-in-Waiting
Brandon Barbosa, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. – Honorary Parade Performer
Roxanne Fermin, Riverside, Calif. –Honorary Parade Performer
Heather Harris, Edgewater, Md. – Honorary Parade Performer
Lisa Mettlen, Raytown, Mo. – Honorary Parade Performer
Allison Kaori Shiozaki-Kawamoto, Cerritos, Calif. – Honorary Parade Performer

In January, Disney Parks and CareerBuilder.com kicked off the nationwide Disney Dream "Job" search by inviting consumers to submit a video entry explaining why they should be chosen for a Disney Dream "Job" in one of five categories: Honorary Jungle Cruise Skipper, Honorary Pirate, Honorary Haunted Mansion Butler or Maid, Honorary Princess-in-Waiting or Honorary Parade Performer. Nearly one million votes were cast on Careerbuilder.com, giving five winners in each "job" category the chance to live their dream this weekend.

The "Honorary Disney Cast Members," enjoyed a once-in-a-lifetime weekend at Disneyland Resort with costume fittings and hair and make-up to help them look the part, a class in "Disney Traditions" training, rehearsals, participating in interviews with media from around the country and on-the-job training that included learning the perfect curtsey, or tips on getting giggles from the crowd as a Jungle Cruise Skipper.

On Monday, the Disney Dream "Job" winners got to live out their dream, filling five of Disney’s most popular positions: Jungle Cruise Skipper, Pirate, Haunted Mansion Butler and Maid, Princess-in-Waiting and Parade Performer.

Dream Job winners putting their skills to work at Disneyland Resort are featured in new videos online at

www.careerbuilder.com/disneydreamjobs .


About CareerBuilder.com and the Disney Parks Dream Job Search

Launched in January 2007, hundreds of Disney Dream Job hopefuls submitted online video resumes showcasing their most original and creative attributes, including reasons for wanting to work at a Disney Park, qualifications and skills for their desired position and why this is their Disney Parks Dream Job. America voted for their favorite Pirates, Princesses-in-Waiting, Jungle Cruise Skippers, Haunted Mansion Butlers and Maids and Parade Performers and sent 25 lucky entrants to Disneyland Resort for the opportunity to live out their Disney Dream Job for a day. For more information about CareerBuilder.com products and services, visit

www.careerbuilder.com .


About Disney Parks’ Year of a Million Dreams

During Disney Parks’ Year of a Million Dreams celebration, Disneyland Resort is celebrating its "Dreams Come True" heritage by making literally millions of dreams, large and small, come true for eligible guests. Many money-can't-buy experiences—from exclusive Dream FASTPASSES for popular Disney attractions to around-the-world vacations or a stay in the special Mickey Mouse Penthouse at the Disneyland Hotel—are being awarded at random. In addition to meeting and playing with Disney Princesses at Disney Princess Fantasy Faire and creating mayhem with the denizens of Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island, guests can also take part in other "Dreams Come True" opportunities such as dueling with Darth Vader at Jedi Training Academy and showing their school spirit by joining in the fun of the High School Musical Pep Rally at Disney’s California Adventure park. The Year of a Million Dreams is being celebrated at both Disneyland Resort in California and Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.


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