2016 Disney DCP Housing Rates

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Weekly apartment rents for 2016.

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.

The four housing complexes at Disney World.

The four DCP housing complexes at Disney World.


working together at DAK

Working together at DAK.

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   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


5 thoughts on “2016 Disney DCP Housing Rates

  1. Becca Christensen says:

    Hi Caroline! I’m doing the Spring Advantage Program in 2016, and I wouldn’t have applied if it wasn’t for yours and Elly’s blog. Can you tell me where you found this information? When I was hired I was told my pay rate would be lower than that. I’m just curious if there’s anywhere I can go to access that information. Thank you in advance!


    • You are in for a pleasant surprise when you get your first paycheck then in Feb! 🙂

      You were hired at the current CP rate as stated in your acceptance letter. But, there is a planned increase Jan 1st to put the CP payrate inline with Universal Studios payrate.

      Unfortunately, apartment rent increases are always timed to align with CP pay increases. 😦


      • Becca Christensen says:

        Okay, I heard it wouldn’t officially increase until July, but I’m happy to know it’s January. That makes sense that the housing rate increases 😦
        Thank you 🙂


  2. Cait says:

    Not all lifeguards get the premium just deep water guards.


  3. […] depending on complex, number of roommates, and the time you are participating in the program. Here are the housing rates as of the beginning of 2016. A big bonus of Disney housing is that all […]


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