Disney Housing has announced housing fee increases for January 2016 participants (Spring 2016).
January 2016 Update: Minimum pay rate for CPs is now $9.50/hr., increasing to $10/hr. on July 31, 2016!**
**Some DCP roles, like lifeguarding, attractions, and some positions at MK, get a wage premium! For 2016, DCP participant’s wage will vary between $10.00 – $12.31 per hour, based upon the role that he/she is selected to perform. Participants may also be eligible for premium pay in select roles and will learn their exact rate of pay upon receiving an invitation.
The housing costs depend on the size of the apartment and which apartment complex a participant is assigned to live in during his or her DCP program. Apartments have two to four bedrooms (with two or three participants in each bedroom).
Vista Way apartments generally are the cheapest with the smallest apartments size and only a choice of 2 or 3 bedrooms apartments.
Housing costs ($93 – $124/week) are automatically deducted weekly from cast members’ paychecks, so they don’t have to worry about turning in a check at the beginning of the month. This cost includes all utilities such as electricity, cable hookup, waste disposal, recycling, and local phone service; as well as the various resort-style amenities, such as pools, gyms, etc. featured at each complex.
If you don’t work enough hours in a certain week due to illness or vacation, Housing will call you and you can either pay by check at the office or pay by credit/debit card over the phone.
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 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