2018 DCP Summer Alumni Program

DCP Summer

February 4, 2019: Major announcement!


The 2019 DCP Summer Alumni Program link opens February 11, 2019.

The link will be active for 1 week.

Good luck!


2018 DCP Summer Program app is open today January 29, 2018!

Apply if interested! Link will only be open for 1 week!!!


UPDATE:  February 5, 2018 – The Summer 2018 DCP application link has now closed!


wdw1 acceptedThis posting is exclusively for former Disney College Program participants.

Attention Disney College Program Alumni!

Have you ever wished you could return for a second program over the summer? Well, now could be your opportunity! Apply now to be considered for our 2018 Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Summer Alumni Program.

It is open to former Disney College Program participants who have successfully completed a past program on either coast and are still enrolled and taking college classes.

For Disney World CPs, you must be available to arrive on May 21, 2018 and depart your program on August 9, 2018 (WDW), and for Disneyland CPs you must be available May 21, 2018 – August 4, 2018.

Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort Summer Alumni Program opportunities will be extremely limited. We strongly encourage all candidates to express interest in as many roles as possible. Available roles include:

Quick Service Food and Beverage






Take action to apply now as we anticipate significant demand for this program. The Job Posting will remain active for 1 week only!

CP Moment Applying

Application is open January 29, 2018!  Don’t be late!

Basic Qualifications    In order to submit an application for the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Summer Alumni Program, applicants must meet the following requirements.

1. You must have successfully completed a past Disney College Program at either the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, FL or at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA. NOTE: You may not be a current Spring Program participant. (Please speak to your leader about the extensions application process).

2.  Be enrolled as a Full-Time or Part-Time Student and taking at least one class in a U.S. accredited college or university OR have graduated in the past 6 months.

3.  Be fully available for the length of the Program. The Program dates are May 21, 2018 – August 9, 2018 (WDW), May 21 – August 04, 2018 (Disneyland). NOTE: No exceptions can be made to the arrival or departure dates.

4.  Due to limited opportunities we strongly encourage all candidates to express interest in as many roles as possible.

5.  Must adhere to all Disney Look guidelines; including those pertaining to visible tattoos. Visible tattoos include any tattoos that would not be covered by an assigned costume (example – shorts and short sleeve shirt).


2018 DCP Apartment rents:  $108 – $200/week.


2018 DCP apartment rents:  $103 – $196/week.

6.  A $250 non-refundable Program Assessment Fee will be collected upon accepting your Program, if offered (a $4.50 processing fee may also be applicable).

A Disney College Program participant’s wage will vary between $10.00 – $11.50 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.

International College Program participants (including those on the J1-Academic and Cultural Representative Program) are not eligible for this opportunity.

A resume and cover letter are not required to be considered for this opportunity.

Application will open January 29, 2018.  You can expect the link to be active for 1 week only!!!


The Phone Interview questions are HARDER for the alumni program, so practice your answers with specific examples of guest interactions you had and what you liked about your last program!  Good luck!

Phone Interview questions for the Summer DCP Alumni Program


Program Dates

There are 5 main DCP programs at WDW and 4 main DCP programs at DLR. Note the two Summer program times.

And, don’t forget, the Fall/Fall Advantage 2018 DCP Program application is open now!

Apply to the 2018 DCP Fall/Fall Advantage Program


working together at DAK

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


Two Girls and a Mouse Tale


6 thoughts on “2018 DCP Summer Alumni Program

  1. […] 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 ONLY  January 29, 2018!  2018 Summer DCP Alumni Program […]


  2. Daniel Almont says:

    My daughter applied. Any idea when decisions will be made???


    • For the summer program, she should hear back by mid-March. April 11th at the latest.
      Remember, applying is just the first step.
      She still has her phone interview and it’s harder for the alumni program.
      They ask you specific questions about guest interactions on your last program, etc.
      Have her write down the answers to these questions:

      Have a magical day and we hope she gets an offer!


  3. […] 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  January 29, 2018! Apply to the 2018 DCP Summer Alumni Program […]


  4. Applying for the alumni program is SO tempting! I just wrote a blog post with some tips and advice to help out future and current applicants and it got me all in my feelings. Might have to consider 🤔


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