BREAKING NEWS: THE DCP IS SHUTTING DOWN FOR SPRING 2020 SEMESTER!
DCP Housing is closing March 18, 2020.
Read More: DCP Ends Abruptly
There are four huge DCP housing complexes at Disney World.
The DCP apartments at Disney World have one to four bedrooms, with two or three participants in each bedroom.
May 5, 2019 – January 4, 2020 DCP rent. Rent will be going up January 5, 2020.
Physical layout of how the DCP apartments are to each other.
Participants in the Spring 2020 DCP Program have already started arriving. Welcome!
January 2019: Christian in front of his apartment at Chatham.
Apartment 16308 at Chatham Square
The media center in the living room. 2 bedroom, on both sides of this photo.
Nice large dining room table.
Kitchen with 2 refrigerators.
Christian picked the lower bunk. Upper bunk is empty. 3 to a bedroom.
Shared closet with lockers for 3.
Living room. One of the roommates brought a TV with him. There’s also a dining room table and chairs for 6.
Walking around the apartment complexes checking out all the pools.
He’s living in Chatham! Same place we lived during our 1st program!!!
Check out the DCP link for more info: DCP Arrival Information
Disney Housing Video: Living in DCP Apartments
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.
Interested in what the Spring 2019 DCP fees are when you accept your offer?
Spring 2019 DCP Acceptance Fees
December 2018 Update: Alcohol will now be Allowed in all DCP apartments. No more Wellness/Under 21 Apartments.
Smoking 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.
All DCP apartments are inspected monthly!
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 like lifeguarding get a $1/hr. premium.]
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!
Jan 16, 2019: Life is the Bubbles!
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.
Christian’s nametag from working at Cosmic Rays Spring 2019.
Which role are you most interested in???
Read our blog about the different roles for DCP participants: 20 Fun Roles for Cast Members at Disney World
New DCP Housing ‘Flamingo Crossings’ Nearing Completion
2,600 apartment units. That does NOT look like enough parking spaces for 10,000 DCP participants!
The new DCP housing development for cast members doing an internship program with Disney Parks is almost ready to welcome its first DCP participants.
The $630 million residential community will have 10,400 beds (2,600 residential units), two 25,000-square-foot community centers, two resort-style pools, and more. It replaces the current 4 DCP apartment locations.
The first participants are scheduled to move in this May 2020, with a phased occupancy rollout lasting for the next three years.
In addition to housing, the development will include the Disney Education Center (replacing Disney University), providing unprecedented integration for program participants to engage in ‘uniquely Disney’ learning experiences and the ability to earn up to nine credit hours in college coursework. Program residents will also have access to resources needed for academic success, including group and private study rooms, computers with free printing, and Wifi.
“The college students who have been part of our college and internship programs have helped make magic for millions of our guests for more than three decades,” said Kristi Breen, vice president of Disney International Campus Programs.
Mike from BlogMickey stopped by and checked out the construction progress:
One of the Community Centers.
Very high density housing. I’m sure they will look nicer once painted.
No balconies. I’m assuming Disney is moving all the old furniture from the current 4 housing complexes over to Flamingo Crossings.
Two Years Ago: February 2018
Mickey Mouse came to the groundbreaking ceremony!
Disney is building 2,600 new apartments for its College Program!
In February 2018, Disney confirmed that all 2,600 planned apartment units were for the Disney College Program with any units not occupied by the program being leased to current Disney employees. They also confirmed that the new apartments would house educational facilities within them. Disney University would be moving to the new complex too. If would be great if Magic Kingdom Costuming moved there too.
Disney currently owns or leases four local complexes to house its college interns with a total of 1,580 units. The only one owned directly by Disney is Vista Way, while the others are owned by third parties. These would be closed and sold when Flamingo Crossing opens in Summer 2020.
This would also greatly simplify the current CP bus routes from the four apartment complexes.
These will all be shut down and replaced by Flamingo Crossings over the next 3 years.
Disney University is moving over to Flamingo Crossings this Fall.
Our first week at the DCP in front of our apartment at Chatham Square.
We’ve written two books about our time working – and playing – as Disney Cast Members at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
Both are available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle: Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.
Adventures in the Animal Kingdom
Two Girls and a Mouse Tale
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Have a magical day!
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