The new Flamingo Crossings Village for Disney cast members – opening August 2020 – will have a 24-hour community center, 24-hour fitness center, several pools, 24-hour packaging room, computers, gaming area, jumbo screen TV, and several multi-purpose rooms.
Each apartment will have air conditioning, a full-size washer and dryer, a spacious kitchen area stocked with kitchen supplies (plates, cups, pots, pans), a smart TV in the living room, ceiling fans in the bedrooms, and an electronic key entry system.
The rent for the apartments will be anywhere from $165 to $205 per week per cast member, and can accommodate 2 – 8 cast members in either 2-bedroom or 4-bedroom apartments. Rent is automatically deducted from weekly paychecks.
Address: Flamingo Crossings East 13325 Flamingo Crossings Blvd, Winter Garden, FL 34787
Opening August 2020.
The first participants are currently scheduled to move in later on this summer, 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 free high speed 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.
June 2020: We don’t know when the DCP program will resume, but we’re hopeful that the Fall 2020 DCP program will be held starting in August 2020. Everyone should be in the new Flamingo Crossing Village apartments when the DCP resumes.
BREAKING NEWS: THE DCP IS SHUTTING DOWN FOR SPRING 2020 SEMESTER!
The Fall Advantage 2020 DCP program has been cancelled!!!
Read More: DCP Ends Abruptly
The current DCP apartments at Disney World have one to four bedrooms, with two or three participants in each bedroom.
Physical layout of how the DCP apartments are to each other.
The new bedrooms at Flamingo Crossings Village are so much nicer!!!!
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.
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!
Now if they see or smell any sign of smoking in the apartment at all, the whole apartment will FAIL the monthly inspection! 😦
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.]
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!
Interested in learning about the DCP Housing available at Disneyland? It’s called Carnegie Plaza: Carnegie Plaza at Disneyland.
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
We’ve written two books about our time working – and playing – as Disney Cast Members at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
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Have a magical day!
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