Disney College Program Opening Applications Soon

So many things changed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many students who are excited about being a part of the Disney College Program had the disappointing news that it wouldn’t happen. The students that were already here were unfortunately sent home as well. If you’ve been waiting for your opportunity, then this will be some good news. Here’s what @DisneyInterns shared with us on Twitter:

Photo: “Walt Disney World Cast and Community” FB Page

“Are you ready for a celebration 50 years in the making? Are you ready to be part of the magic of #DisneyWorld50? We’re excited to tell you that the #DisneyCollegeProgram application will be live soon!  Stay tuned!”


Anyone who had a Spring 2020 or Fall 2020 College Program were unfortunately told that it was canceled. The college program was suspended both at Walt Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California. Any internships were put on hold as well. In June 2021, students were welcomed back as the college program had returned. Soon Walt Disney World will be accepting new applicants for eligible individuals to work. This is an excellent opportunity for those who have dreamed of working at Walt Disney World. 

Credit: Disney

For those who are chosen for the Disney College Program, there is housing available. There may be up to four participants per apartment. Many Cast Members who have completed the college program have made lifelong friends and wonderful memories. There are courses available as well as networking opportunities. There are so many unique skills that you will learn while a part of this program that you will take with you to getting the career you are working towards.  

If you are thinking about applying, know that it is hard work, so make sure to consider that. It will be fun, but it is a job and something that should not be taken lightly. Are you thinking about applying for the Disney college program? Let us know on our Facebook page.

About Tricia Kennedy

Tricia Kennedy lives in Orlando and loves having Walt Disney World pretty much in her backyard. She can be found at Disney several times a week. She will often stop by a park for an hour or two, but she also enjoys spending a whole day there with her friends. A lifelong Star Wars fan, Tricia especially enjoys Star Wars Weekends and has ridden Star Tours over 200 times. Tricia's other favorite thing is Disney's BoardWalk, where she can often be found taking a walk or watching the nightly street performers.