2017 DCP Housing Rents at WDW

The four housing complexes at Disney World.
There are four huge DCP housing complexes at Disney World.

December 2017 UPDATE:
DCP apartment rents are going up a little in 2018.

Check out the new rent increases: 2018 DCP Apartment Rents.


The DCP apartments at Disney World have one to four bedrooms, with two or three participants in each bedroom.

Rent is between $99-$200/week.  Check out Patterson’s new 3 Bedroom/3 Person apartment!

Rent costs are automatically deducted weekly from every cast members’ paychecks, so you don’t have to worry about turning in a check at the beginning of the month. (If you don’t work enough hours in a week, you can call the Front Office and pay your rent over the phone.)

The apartment rent includes all utilities such as electricity, wifi internet (S-L-O-W!), TV cable hookup, waste disposal, recycling, heat/AC, local phone service, 24 hour gated security, free bus transportation to all the Disney parks, resorts, and Disney Springs (for work and playtime!); as well as the various resort-style amenities, such as pools, hot tubs, outdoor grills, gyms, basketball, etc. available at each housing complex.

You can rent all these things for free at the front desk of each housing complex.


May 16, 2017 Update:  All DCP apartments have been smoke-free for years, but now Housing is limiting where you can smoke on property (i.e., one of our roommates used to smoke out on the balcony. That’s no longer allowed.)  We think this is a good thing!

May 16, 2017 email from Housing regarding smoking on property.

Now if they see or smell any sign of smoking in the apartment at all, the whole apartment will FAIL the monthly inspection!  😦

“Smoking inside the apartment” is now a Code Violation.

As soon as you’re accepted to the DCP, sign up for what type of apartment size you want and where you want to live like I did: Filling out my DORMS form.  (Be aware, there is no guarantee…I literally got my last housing choice!)

To help figure out what size apartment you will be able to afford during your program, remember that most CPs are paid $10/hr. before taxes and are only guaranteed 32/hrs. week.  [Certain roles get a $1/hr. premium.]

Screen Shot 2015-05-12 at 10.36.47 AM
The DORMS apartment selection process.

Bonus Tip:  Disney Housing offers a free monthly Housing Event social for all residents. Lots of free food, music and dancing, and fun character meet and greets!

The first Housing Event for the Fall 2017 program is on August 10th, Chatham Field. Free food and great music!! Don’t miss it!
Our first DCP Housing event:  August 2013
At our first DCP Housing event, we got to meet the characters from Andy’s Room (Toy Story) and they gave us free straw hats!

Interested in learning about the DCP Housing available at Disneyland? It’s called Carnegie Plaza:  Carnegie Plaza at Disneyland.

The brand new DCP Housing pins are being released monthly.


dole whip
Two Disney Sisters

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


10 replies to “2017 DCP Housing Rents at WDW

  1. small question. so the price of the apartment say commons 3 bedroom , six person is 116 a week is that 116 per person or 116 is split up


  2. Hi Elly and Caroline! I have one question. So, I lived in Chatham during my last program and we didn’t pass the inspection. I’m accepted for a second program and would like to live there again. I’m wondering if I’m banned from Chatham? Thank you.


    1. Nope, that’s not even on your record.
      We lived in Chatham, then The Commons.
      Loved The Commons.
      You’ll have about 18 housing choices when you fill out the DORMS request.
      Put Chatham as your top 4 choices and hope for the best!

      Have a magical day!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this:
close-alt close collapse comment ellipsis expand gallery heart lock menu next pinned previous reply search share star