What Are the Disney College Program Start Dates?

Program Dates

There are 5 main DCP programs at WDW and 4 main DCP programs at DLR.

Feeling adventurous?  Made a resolution this year to change your life?

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

July 26, 2017:  BREAKING NEWS!  There’s a new program for DCP Alumni at WDW!

The Winter Alumni Program is coming:

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There are five main DCP programs at Disney World and four at Disneyland:

Spring 2018 Program  

Students should apply and will interview in late August 2017– late October 2017

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

Spring Advantage 2018 Program 

Students should apply and interview late August 2017 – late October 2017

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

Fall 2017 Program  

Students should have applied/interviewed January 2017 – late March 2017

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

Fall Advantage 2017 Program 

Students should have applied/interviewed 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 was open for ONE DAY:  February 6, 2017 only!  The 2017 DCP Summer Alumni Program.

Program began 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:  Disney College Program Updates

DCP Program info

DCP Program info

To join the DCP Alumni Association:

How to Join the DCP Alumni Group


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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


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