Disney College Program Story

We all have a story to tell

My DCP Acceptance Story

Hi there! Whether you're thinking of applying for the DCP, have already applied and waiting on an acceptance (my fingers are crossed for you!) or you've applied and gotten accepted (CONGRATS!!), everyone's got a different DCP story, and that's just another AMAZING...

Origins of the Disney College Program

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Te_ws1Hxyww The Disney College Program formally began in 1981 but technically started in 1972 when Disney began "The Disney Entertainment Work Experience Program."  Which was a work experience program for students focused on performing...

Does Working At Disney Ruin The Magic?

Does Working At Disney Ruin The Magic? Short Answer: No.  For a Disney College Program Student working at Disney will enhance the magic like you never imagined. You might be thinking "I want to do the Disney College Program but I don't want to ruin the magic."  Have...

Thanks For Ruining My Vacation!

How did I manage to ruin a vacation tonight? I was working in Magic Kingdom again and saw a group of Guests wearing Auburn shirts, and of course I call out “War Eagle!” They respond with a “War Eagle!” There’s another family walking along who call out “Roll Tide!” We...

No One’s A Dick Like Gaston

There Are Gaston’s All Over Disney Every person who has ever done the Disney College Program has most likely ran into at least one entitled full-time Cast Member.  This Cast Member thinks they are the best at their job.  They think they know better than their...

The Boy Who’s Parents Were Lost

One day at Greeter position at the Wildlife Express Train a boy wearing a safari hat who was about maybe 9 or 10 walked up to me and another College Program Cast Member and said: “My parents are lost.”  The boy was not scared of being by himself.  In his mind he was...

Magical Moments at Walt Disney World

One of the best things about being a CP is the ability to create magic for families.  As a CP there are daily opportunities to brighten guests’ days.  No matter what position you have you have to ability to create magical moments.  Whether that means letting guests...

Disney’s Hurricane Pay Policy 2017

This information comes straight from Disney 9/14/2017: "The word "unprecedented" is tossed around a lot, but Hurrican Irma was all of that and then some.  As I write this, we have Cast Members who are going through the aftermath of the largest hurricane in Atlantic...

New Disney College Program Housing Complex Coming?

New Housing Apartments For The Disney College program Coming? Looks like Disney is planning to add a 5th complex to the Disney College Program. A 3 phase plan for the Flamingo Crossings project which will be a new shopping area and value resorts on the 450 acres of...