Cast members sometimes get to take part in really cool events.
I worked at Disney World during the Year of a Million Dreams (the first year of a few), and we did a special on Good Morning America that I got to take part in. We got to pick from a select few costumes (I picked High School Musical, naturally), and we had to be inside the Magic Kingdom at like 3 a.m. to go over staging. We filmed it at something like 5 a.m., and it ended up being close to a full eight-hour shift . . . all in the rain. It was a lot of back and forth and standing around, but how many people can say they were on Good Morning America as a Disney cast member? And I got a free lunch!