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 arts. A 12 week program over the summer were students would work in the marching band, singing or playing. In the beginning … Continue reading Origins of the Disney College Program
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 no fear because being on the Disney … Continue reading Does Working At Disney Ruin The Magic?
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 all stop what we’re doing … Continue reading Thanks For Ruining My Vacation!
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 co-workers, coordinators, managers, and even the higher ups in … Continue reading No One’s A Dick Like Gaston
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 not lost, … Continue reading The Boy Who’s Parents Were Lost
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 say “All aboard” on the train, calling a … Continue reading Magical Moments at Walt Disney World
Stroller Parking Vengence at Wildlife Express Train in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Stroller parking at the Wildlife Express Train was a mess as I’m sure it is at most places around the parks. Guests just park their stroller near other strollers with no order at all. We parked strollers like a parking lot where you would … Continue reading Stroller Parking Vengeance At Disney’s Animal Kingdom
This is a list of ways people have reported to have gotten termed from the Disney College Program. The rules change year to year so some things you couldn’t do in the past you can do now and some things you could do in the past you can’t do now. For instance cell phones used … Continue reading How To Get Termed From The Disney College Program
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 Tropical Cyclone history. We are deeply concerned about our Cast … Continue reading Disney’s Hurricane Pay Policy 2017
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 land just west of 429 off of … Continue reading New Disney College Program Housing Complex Coming?