Applying to the Fall/Fall Advantage 2017 DCP Program

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Feeling adventurous in 2017?  Made a resolution to change your life?

The Disney College Program might be just what you’re looking for!

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Application opened January 23, 2017!  Don’t be late, apply today!

The DCP Fall/Fall Advantage 2017 application opened today!


There are five main DCP programs at Disney World and Disneyland in 2017.

DCP program dates for Disney World.
DCP program dates for Disney World and Disneyland.

Spring 2017 Program

Students should have applied and interviewed in late August 2016– late October 2016

Program begins mid/late January and ends in early/mid May 2017

Spring Advantage 2017 Program

Students should have applied and interviewed late August 2016 – late October 2016

Program begins late January/early February and ends in early/mid August 2017

Fall 2017 Program  (Application open now)

Students should apply/interview January 2017 – late March 2017

Program begins mid/late August and ends in early January 2018

Fall Advantage 2017 Program (Application open now)

Students should apply/interview February 2017 – late March 2017

Program begins late May/early June and ends in early January 2018

Quarter Session Programs

There are also specialized program time frames for students who attend schools that follow a quarter or trimester academic calendar.

Summer Programs

The summer-only program is only for DCP Alumni who have successfully completed their program and are in Good Standing with the company. The application will be open for ONE DAY:  February 6, 2017 only!  The 2017 DCP Summer Alumni Program.

Program begins mid-to-late May/early June and ends in early August 2017 (10 weeks).

****Ready to apply???  Good luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!****


Disney College Program Careers

This program is currently offered at both at the Walt Disney World® Resort near Orlando, FL and the Disneyland® Resort in Anaheim, CA. During the application process, candidates will be given the opportunity to express interest in one or both locations. (It is not necessary to apply separately.) 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. Participants may also be eligible for premium pay in select roles and will learn their exact rate of pay upon receiving an invitation.


Link to get email notifications for future openings:

DCP Program info
DCP Program info


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 in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

Book link on  Two Girls and a Mouse Tale


7 replies to “Applying to the Fall/Fall Advantage 2017 DCP Program

  1. Hi! I read some of your articles on here and they’re super interesting! I was wondering if you could help me out with this question:
    Me and my boyfriend are both Canadians and want to work at Disney World someday! Do you think we can both live in an apartment together? Can we just work at Epcot? Thank you so much for everything! I’ll keep following you!


    1. Because you’re both Canadian, Disney needs to sponsor you with a work permit (J1 Visa), which means you’ll need to apply to the International College Program (ICP).
      There is housing available for married couples doing the DCP/ICP program. You get a 1 bedroom apartment, usually over at Patterson Court. There is no coed housing available for unmarried cast members.
      Everyone doing the ICP program ends up at Epcot as a Cultural Representative as part of their work visa. The ICP program runs much longer than the DCP program – 1 year vs. 4-5 months.

      Good luck and we hope that you apply!

      Have a magical day!

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      1. Hi! Thank you so much for your answers! I looked everywhere online and found nothing about this! Last question : Do we have to be married? We’re in couple since 3 years but don’t have any religion and don’t think about getting married now haha! Thank you so much for your time 🙂 Have a magical day too! ❤


      2. You should follow the ICP blog:

        It is illegal to discriminate housing and require couples to be married to rent an apartment together….however, because it’s a College Program there are all these rules that they legally can have….no coed housing being one of them. Guests have to be out by 2am, no overnight guests, etc., etc.
        As far as we know, only married couples may share an apartment. (I believe gay married couples may also request an apartment together.)
        So, first hurdle before you think marriage: Get accepted into the ICP program!


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      3. Thank you so much!! I’ll go see their blogs too! Haha we weren’t thinking about getting married for it thought but it helps to know how it works! Thanks again for everything and i’ll keep reading your blog it’s awesome! 😀


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