Becoming an Adventure Guide
Adventure Guides are expected to juggle a myriad of tasks and daily logistics, and to exhibit initiative and resourcefulness while creating an atmosphere of fun for guests of all ages. They intuitively know when to add those special touches that allow for creation of magical moments.
Adventure Guides should be able to share their curiosity about the world and enthusiasm for travel with our guests. They should appreciate the intricacies of various destinations, cultures and people, act instinctively as an ambassador to the regions they guide, and serve as a storyteller for all who join them on the adventure.
Is Being a Disney Adventure Guide for You?
The life of an Adventure Guide is challenging and rewarding, but is not for everyone. Before discovering a new career with Adventures by
Disney, here are some questions to consider:
- Does this intense working environment suit my professional and personal interests?
- Will I like being in a guest-facing job where I'm constantly "on-stage?"
- Can I commit to being available for the entire season?
- How well will I adapt to working every day with limited time to myself?
- Am I able to comply with Disney's appearance guidelines?
- Does working in a high-energy, fast-paced, family-friendly, potentially international environment excite me?
- Will I enjoy being responsible for both adults and Junior Adventurers?
- Can I be flexible with my personal schedule?
- Will I mind living out of a suitcase?
Adventure Guide Compensation
Adventure Guides are paid an hourly rate that is very competitive within the tourism industry. This amount is supplemented by guest gratuities.
Adventure Guides are paid on a trip-to-trip basis, and all lodging and food are provided while working.
Currently, we are considering the following languages when assessing suitability to lead trips in destinations where these languages are spoken: French, German, Italian, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese and Japanese. The following are the classifications of language skills:
Candidate has a basic grasp of vocabulary and ability to conjugate most necessary verbs in the present tense. Could order food from a menu, ask basic questions and comprehend answers.
Candidate grasps intermediate vocabulary and past, present and future tenses and can hold a basic conversation.
Candidate has complete confidence in most verb tenses and an ease of use with all facets of the language, including the ability to communicate via reading, writing and speaking.