Money, no matter how little, breeds resentment
Face characters, as they were called, like Belle or Prince Charming or anyone who doesn't have to wear a thermal death-suit, get paid $3 an hour MORE than the "furries." (Save your fetish jokes, that's what they call characters whose heads are covered and can't speak.) But even though the face characters still make only $11 an hour, they acted like they were Britney freaking Spears. Most of them were prima donnas, and we all hated them. But we also secretly wanted to be them. It was a fierce rivalry, so much so that all of us forgot we were barely making minimum wage either way.
But your co-workers become like your family
When you eat, sleep, and breathe in the same quarters 24/7/365, you either become a recluse and hide in a corner away from the rest of the cast members in your area, or you bond with them on a personal level. They become your family. I made a couple of really close friends at each department I worked in, and I continue to keep in touch with today. I've been a bridesmaid at the wedding of a couple who met one another while working on the opening team of Epcot's Soarin' attraction. And there was one area manager in particular who actually treated cast members as humans, and she was an important mentor to me. She helped me through a really tough breakup, and would go running with me as I planned my post-Disney career.