Walt Disney World to Hire 1,000 New Cast Members in the Parks

Walt Disney World Sign
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Walt Disney World has announced that they will see increased hiring over the Spring of 2017.  They expect to add an additional 1,000 cast members to be added around Walt Disney World.  The news release for the positions stated that there would be openings in restaurants, transportation, lifeguards, parking and more.  Prospective cast members can visit to view open positions and apply.  Users will need to create an account and upload their resume and profile to complete the applications.


Walt Disney World has added numerous new restaurants, attractions and the new land, Pandora – The World of Avatar.  This is in addition to the the 4 theme parks, 2 water parks, ESPN Wide World of Sports, Disney Springs, numerous resorts, transportation to all of the locations, maintaining the grounds, etc.  This is why Walt Disney World is the largest single-site employer in the United States.  It is no surprise with all of the happenings at Walt Disney World that there would be a need for so many employees.

Good luck to any of our readers out there who apply for that dream job at Walt Disney World!

About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!