Quick Service is one of those roles that most people do not want, and I totally get it. You can serve food anywhere and a Disney park offers so many cooler options. I mean, who wouldn’t want to work at the famous attractions or get to hang out with the characters all day?
But that’s not what I’m going to be doing. I will be working with food and I can't change that. To get excited about my role, I started thinking about the pros of working in QSFB and salvage reputation of the role a bit.
That magic won’t be “ruined” for me. This is something a lot of CPs are nervous about. When you work behind the scenes you find out a lot of secrets. If I’m in at an ice cream cart, I won’t see the tricks of certain rides or what things look like with the lights turned on. I also don’t have to worry about seeing characters… out of character.
Air conditioning. The chances of me working inside all day are much greater than being placed outside. As a person who’s not used to Florida heat (and humidity!) this is an enormous bonus.
It’s something I’m familiar with. My Granny owns a fairly busy restaurant and while I don’t work there, I know about how one actually operates. I’ve also bussed my fair share of tables. I know what it’s like to be up to my elbows in butter and cold coffee…
I have the chance to work outside the parks. I think it would be cool to be placed in a resort or water park. It’s a different kind of atmosphere. I also wouldn’t associate the parks with work, making them extra special.
Guest interaction. In this role, you get a ton of guest interaction, which is highly valued at Disney. In fact, it’s one of the things that makes QSFB one of the most respected roles (that and the amount of hard work they do). The chance of making magical memories is so high!
The most important thing is, at the end of the day you are working in Walt Disney World. It doesn't matter what you do because it all contributes the atmosphere and experience. It helps make magic.