Congratulations, you’ve decided to apply to the Disney College Program! 🙂
The application link for the Fall/Fall Advantage 2017 DCP Program at both Disney World and Disneyland is open!
Apply here: Apply to the DCP now
A Disney College Program participant’s wage will vary between $10.00 – $12.31 per hour, based upon the role that he/she is selected to perform.
The application process:
Step 1: Fill out the simple online job application. You’ll have to provide school info, previous work experience, and rank the Disney CP roles (jobs) from No Interest to High Interest. Be honest! If you have No Interest in Lifeguarding, don’t mark it as High Interest!
STOP: Learn more about the DCP roles first! Fun DCP Roles to Consider
Step 2: You’ll be invited by email, sometimes within the hour if the Disney servers aren’t busy!, to take a web-based interview (WBI).
This step is actually pretty easy and typical of all job applications nowadays.
It’s simple ‘what would you do’ personality questions, and asks you about your work ethic. It’s actually a lot of the same questions repeated, just worded differently. Our advice is to be consistent!
- Be consistent in your answers.
- Try to only answer “strongly agree” or “strongly disagree.”
- Relate all the questions to you in work situations, not personal ones.
- Don’t rush! Disney says that it will take 40 minutes to complete the WBI, but it should only take you about 20. However, be sure of your answers as you can’t go back and change them!
Example WBI questions (rate Strongly Disagree to Strongly Agree, scale of 1 to 5):
I am lazy
I always finish tasks well before I need to
I tend to get along with others
I work better by myself
I am always on time
I sometimes get mad for no reason
All people are dishonest
I am dependable
I don’t mind a messy work area
People look to me for guidance
I like group projects
Our Simple Advice: It’s very easy to see what kind of future cast member Disney is looking for.
Hint: Happy, hardworking, neat college students!
If you consider yourself an angry, lone wolf person who likes to sleep in and skip work…well, guess what…Disney has NO job for you!
It amazes us that people actual fail the WBI – sometimes many times!
If you fail, you won’t be able to apply to the DCP again for 6 months!!
The next step…
Congratulations…you’ve passed the WBI and been invited to a Phone Interview (PI)!!
Our advice: Prepare, Prepare, Prepare!!!
Some great tips: Acing the DCP Phone Interview
And, don’t forget to sign up for DCP program updates!
Here’s the link to sign up for Disney College Program updates: DCP program updates
We are now accepting applications for the following 2017 program sessions:
Walt Disney World Resort (near Orlando, FL)
- 2017 Fall – Approximately mid/late August/early September – early/mid January
- 2017 Fall Advantage – Approximately late May/early June – early/mid January
Disneyland Resort (in Anaheim, CA)
- 2017 Fall – Approximately mid August/early September – early January
Two Girls and a Mouse Tale
by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins
Ever wonder what it’s like to work for Disney???
We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program (Fall 2013/Spring 2014) and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.
We’ve included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney. Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.
Book link on Amazon.com: Two Girls and a Mouse Tale