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A Cast Member taking a group of teenagers on a behind the scenes tour
This program requires application before ticket package purchase.

Students get a peek behind the curtain to meet the Cast Members that work behind the scenes to make live shows, fireworks and parades come to life.

  • Walt Disney World, Florida
  • Year-Round
  • High School

Workshop Overview

Many people recognize Disney as a world leader in entertainment. You've probably noticed the outstanding singers, dancers, actors and musicians throughout our theme parks that create magical moments on a daily basis. In this 2 ½-hour workshop, students get to pull back the curtain and meet some of the Cast Members that work behind the scenes to make live shows, fireworks and parades come to life. Students get a chance to interact with Technicians, Entertainment Managers, Stage Managers, and Costuming as they tour a working stage and learn more about what it takes to make our shows happen. This workshop was developed specifically for theatre students that work in technical production and behind the scenes roles.

Key Learning Points

Career Insights:

  • Interact with Entertainment Technicians that work in a variety of fields and learn what training and preparation are required for their roles.
  • Discover the responsibilities of Entertainment Managers and Stage Managers and learn about their career paths.
  • Meet with a Tech manager and discover what skills they look for when hiring new Cast Members.


  • Tour a working Disney stage while interacting with Lighting and Audio specialists.
  • Learn what technical equipment we use including Audio and Lighting consoles.
  • Learn how technical crews prepare for fireworks shows.


  • Tour the main cast wardrobe department and see how thousands of Cast Members get costumed for their roles.

National Core Arts Standards

Disney Performing Arts Workshops fulfill many of the National Core Arts Standards for creation, performing, responding and connecting. Review the standards explored through this experience.


How to Apply

Submit your completed Disney Performing Arts Application to us at least 8 weeks before the requested date of your event. (Application materials can be accepted up to one year in advance.)

Please note: You must apply and receive confirmation of acceptance before purchasing your tickets!