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Disneyland General
Topic: employee discounts

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mater4
Mon 6/4/2007 9:00a
My DH has a dream when he retires from law enforcement to head or manage security at DL. I know that APD is employed at DL but do they have security also? What kind of perks or discounts do disney employees get?
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Ursula
Mon 6/4/2007 9:24a
It depends on what level as to the discounts and perks. If you are casual, not so much.

My husband is in a senior level at the Studio, so from day 1, this equated to us both being blesses with Silver Passes. This gets us entry into the parks, plus we get the B discount, which is 35% off merchandise and 20% food. I can also sign in people as well, but we can't use our passes on the same day as each other, and mine is clearly indicated with "spouse."

The health benefits are good, too!
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mater4
Mon 6/4/2007 9:58a
When you sign people in do they not need tickets? Can you get some sort of vip treatment? Sorry for so many questions i'm just curious.
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hopemax
Mon 6/4/2007 10:12a
Most employees get a "Maingate" pass which gives you the ability to sign in up to 3 other people, 12 times a year. So the people you sign it, don't need tickets, but you are expected to stay with them (except immediate family) and make sure they don't do anything wrong. If they do, you could be the one getting in trouble. There are blackout dates. Also twice a year, you get 2 tickets mailed to your home. Those you can just give to people and they can use, you don't have to be with them.

Also you can get 50% off a hotel rooms for like 5 different trips for yourself, or 40% off for friends & family. Different levels of cruise line discounts. Access to the CM stores which has overstock and discontinued merchandise for steep discounts. Sometimes there are special deals when the discounts go above normal or include things they don't normally do.
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imadisneygal
Mon 6/4/2007 2:50p
Sometimes I tease my husband that he only married me for the Silver Pass! :)
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Ursula
Mon 6/4/2007 3:47p
My Silver Pass is the one that doesn't have a cap on how many times we can use it. True that I can sign in three people plus myself, but outside of the black-out days, I can use it more than 12 times a year.

There is no VIP treatment that I know of, other than we are asked to not discuss hotel rates with other staying guests at any of the Disney hotels, either here or in WDW.

The downside is that I can't get the AP pins that I used to get before I got the silver pass! Booooo!
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imadisneygal
Mon 6/4/2007 9:00p
According to Ticket Services the Silver Pass has a theoretical cap of 24 times per year, but the only thing that happens is the manager/director/VP or whoever gets notified by Ticket Services if someone in their area is using it more often. Although I haven't received the letter that used to come with my Silver Pass in many years, the letter used to read that 24 admissions were available. The Silver Pass does not have a space to "stamp" dates of admission like the Blue one used to (or still might, I am not sure if the Blue passes are plastic cards now, too). This year I just got the card with no letter - FINALLY they've changed to the plastic cards! The Silver Pass can be used more often but the dept. gets notified because there have been problems with CM's, both with the Blue and Silver Main Gate Passes, selling the sign-ins. When I was working at the Park I was a manager at the Main Entrance and I only heard of a handful of times that Ticket Services called an area to notify them of excessive use. Once in a great while we'd see CM's actually charging Guests and taking cash for signing them in - right at the Main Entrance! Basically it's unlimited unless Ticket Services gets worried that the passholder is abusing their privilege, whereas the Blue Main Gate Pass has a specific amount of admissions and then it will not scan valid after that point.
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imadisneygal
Mon 6/4/2007 9:03p
I forgot to answer a bit of the question about Security. While APD has a sub-station at Disneyland they are not really employed by Disneyland Resort. They're still APD officers and Disneyland has its own Security force with uniformed and undercover officers. There are also detectives and managers who work in the offices. There is a large dept. for internal investigations and loss prevention, too. I am sure I'm forgetting lots of roles in Security, but there are lots of choices. It's a great dept. to work with! I think he'd love it.
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imadisneygal
Mon 6/4/2007 9:21p
I wanted to add that on the cardboard sleeve for the Silver Pass it does read that it provides admission during normal operating hours, except for block-out dates. The sleeve does not read anything about 24 admissions. My info comes from working with Ticket Services and having received the letter in the past. It is definitely possible that they did away with the 24 times per year cap when they switched the Blue Pass from 12 to 16 uses per year, particularly since they did not send a letter with the plastic pass this year. I'll ask my friend who works in Ticket Services when I see her this weekend! :)
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mikotorocks714
Tue 6/5/2007 2:14a
Hey imadisneygal, so who are the blackout dates for? CM's? Or blackout dates for the free guest sign ins CM's get?

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