Disney is Building New Apartments for its College Program – adios Vista Way!

dcp groundbreaking

Mickey Mouse came to the groundbreaking ceremony!

December 11, 2018:  Disney has broken ground on a $630 million residential community for participants of the Disney College Program, now known as Disney Internships & Programs, in Orlando, Fla.

In June 2018, ACC and Walt Disney World Resort announced their partnership, which is structured  where ACC serves as the developer, manager and owner of the new residential housing via a 75-year ground lease. 75 years!


Flamingo Crossings: Located just off State Road 429 and near to the Western Way entrance to Walt Disney World.

The 10,400-bed community will be delivered in multiple phases, with the first phase scheduled to open next year in May 2020 and slated to be completed by May 2023.

Residents will have access to two 25,000-square-foot community centers connection and amenities including resort-style swimming pools, event and recreational lawns, fitness centers and social lounges. The community will feature a variety of floor plans with private and shared accommodations.

In addition, the development will include the Disney Education Center within the residential community. Program residents will also have access to academic resources, including group and private study rooms, computers with free printing, and free wi-fi.


Flamingo Crossings fully built out by May 2023.

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. The application also confirmed that the new apartments would house educational facilities within them. (So Disney University will be moving over there too.  We also expect some Costuming to move 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 Fall 2020.


December 2018:  Physical layout of how the DCP apartments are to each other right now.

This would also greatly simplify the current CP bus routes from the four apartment complexes.

DCP Housing

So exciting!

Current Rents:

2019-rent DCP - Copy

Current DCP rents: May 5, 2019 – January 4, 2020.


January 2019: Christian in front of his apartment at Chatham.

chatham (2)

Our first week at the DCP in front of our apartment at Chatham Square.


working together at DAK costume

Working together at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

We’ve written two books about our time working at Disney World.

Both are available on Amazon.com:

Adventure Book Cover

Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

book Two Girls

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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Have a magical day!



Two Disney Sisters


Two Disney Sisters

Two Disney Sisters

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