My Disney Audition Experience {Tips}

While I was in California, I had the pleasure to audition for Disney! I didn't really know what to expect, and if you're reading this, it may be because you want to find out more information. Disney basically tells you the address and what time to be there. And if you try to look at their youtube videos, they just tell you to have fun and stuff. But what is the audition? What should I bring? How long is it? I can help you out with that.

The casting directors at Disney specifically asked us not to talk about what specifically happened in the audition and I will honor that. But I will tell you about my overall experience, whaddya say?

You know when you get to an audition and it feels like the hunger games? Competitive, sometimes even snotty people everywhere, with their head shots and resumes in hand. They have their huge bags full of every dance shoe possible, and three bags of throat coat just in case. They are throwing out dirty looks like it's their job and everyone is either nervous or overconfident. Well...that's not how you should approach a Disney audition. 

You will mostly be waiting around, so talk to the people in line! Introduce yourself. Why are you there? Why are they there? It will make you feel a lot better and it will make you look a lot better too. There's no reason to approach this audition with a competitive or jealous mindset. Talking to the girl in front of me was what made the process easy, and we both learned a lot about life just from having a simple conversation.

There will be hundreds of people there and because Disney has several auditions a year, they are usually only look for a few people max. The probability of you actually getting casted is rare, but it's nothing to take personally and every audition is a learning experience. Here's the thing: you'll never know exactly what or who you're auditioning for. Sure, they will need replacements for Mickey and Minnie, the princesses and the pirates every now and then...but they are always introducing new characters, rides, and parades. I say this with any audition, but especially with Disney, don't go into the audition with a close mind. Show you have energy and just be yourself.

I saw a lot of people purposely trying to look like a certain Disney character and that's not something you should be doing. The casting directors have been with Disney for years and they'll be able to see right through you. Be yourself. In terms of appearance, don't overdress OR underdress. They emphasize to wear something comfortable, so do it. Keep the hair and makeup simple, and wear something that shows your body shape. I saw so many people in dresses and heels but I also saw so many people in hardcore workout clothing. You won't be getting a huge workout, but you should dress comfortably and appropriately. 

If you don't make it to the end, don't be discouraged. Disney is REALLY strict when it comes to height, weight and appearance  They want the individuals portraying their characters to really embody the Disney spirit. They want it to be believable, and you can't blame them! But like I said before, they are looking for new people all the time. Show your energy, be flexible, and be versatile. It'll benefit you! There you have it. Just be yourself and never give up. Classic advice but it couldn't be more true.