Earning Guest Passes has changed for DCP cast members!
For more info: The HUB>>Quick Links>>Complimentary Admission.
You must complete a certain number of service hours to earn guest passes:
150 Hours Worked = 3 One Day Park Hopper Passes (3)
300 Hours Worked = 3 More One Day Park Hopper Passes (3+3=6)
600 Hours Worked = 3 More One Day Park Hopper Passes (3+3+3=9)
CPs can now only earn up to 9 One Day Park Hopper Passes in a calendar year.
The new One Day Park Hopper guest passes are referred to as the ‘Chip & Dale’ passes…you can see why!
Note that most CPs will work about 30 hours per week in a normal, non-holiday week.
This means that for most CPs, they will have to work 5 weeks to receive the first 3 guest passes. Unless you extend your program, you probably will not work 600 hours during your program, especially the Spring Program CPs. The passes are mailed to you about 10 days after completing each 150 hour work period.
But, CPs will still have opportunities to receive additional free Park guest passes through volunteering with Disney VoluntEARS and at other company-sponsored events. The Family Holiday Celebration passes that are issued during the Fall DCP Program are for 1 day/1 guest entrance.
You can not just give the Guest Passes to family/friends and have them use them. When visiting a WDW theme park with a guest(s), you must touch your Blue Main Gate Pass to the Mickey touch point first, then immediately your guest(s) must touch their Guest Pass to the touch point.
After that first use, you don’t have to stay with your guests (i.e., you can go to work) and they can use their Guest Pass to park hop without you being there. But, you are responsible for their behavior – and any misbehavior – so use your Guest Passes wisely!
There have definitely been stories of family members freaking out and expecting special treatment in the parks and this bad behavior can even be enough to ‘term’ i.e., fire the cast member!
Trouble with your passes: Talk to your manager or call Global Human Resources Operations at (321) 939-7000 if you need to update your address.
Remember, your Self Entrance Pass is good for you and your guests at US-Based Disney Parks:
Disney World (FL)
Hong Kong Disneyland
And, don’t forget, you get free parking at WDW and DLR by showing your company ID (currently at $25/day).
For more info and current black-out dates: The HUB>>Quick Links>>Complimentary Admission
Official link for cast members to check on blockout dates at all Disney Parks and make reservations: https://blockoutdates.disney.com/
Park Hours starting September 8th:
Magic Kingdom: 9am – 6pm
EPCOT: 11am – 7pm
Disney’s Animal Kingdom: 9am – 5pm
Disney’s Hollywood Studios: 10am – 7pm
Disney World’s new health and safety rules.
The new Disney World COVID-19 health and safety protocols for guests include:
- Reduced guest capacity in the parks through Fall 2020
- Required face coverings for guests 2 years old and older
- Temperature checks for all guests prior to entering the parks
- Physical distancing throughout the parks
- Increased cleaning and disinfecting, especially in high-traffic areas
- Additional handwashing and hand sanitizer locations
- Contactless payments at shops and restaurants
Health and safety guidelines for Disney cast members include:
- Required face coverings and temperature checks
- Adjusting work practices to promote physical distancing
- Increased cleaning in work areas
- Encouraged to stay home when ill
Everyone will be temperature screened before entering the parks. No one allowed in with a temperature above 100.4 degrees.
Everyone over the age of 2 will be required to wear a mask at all times, except when eating.
There are new hand washing and Purell stations deployed throughout the park.
Social distancing signs will be everywhere.
No firework shows, parades, or character meet and greets.
Crowd capacity will be limited to 30% through the summer, increasing to 50% in the fall.
No park hopping between parks anymore!
We’ve written two books about our time working – and playing – as Disney Cast Members at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
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Have a magical day!
We collected these Theme Park Wishables at both Disney World and Disneyland earlier this year. $9.99 each. The castles are open stock.