Disney College Program Ending Abruptly; DCP Cast Members Being Sent Home Due to Disney Parks Closing

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DCP Housing is closing March 18, 2020.

Disney Parks is ending all Disney College Program programs and sending participants home next week.

Disney will be closing most of the Disney College Program housing complexes next week.

Disney College Program participants should leave their apartments by March 18th. The programs impacted will be the Disney College Program, Disney Culinary Program, Disney Cultural Exchange Program, and Disney Academic Exchange Program.

All DCP cast members will be paid through the end of March 2020, and weekly housing deductions will be waived. All Disney College Program participants will be given successful completion marks for their Spring program.

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March 15th Update from Disney Housing

With the closure of the Disney World theme parks, resort, transportation, maintenance, and security positions will still be staffed by cast members.

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March 12, 2020 announcement

Currently, the Walt Disney World theme parks will be closed through March 31, 2020, based on the announcement that was made Thursday night.

Obviously, Disney Parks is not expecting to reopen in early April anymore. We think a more realistic timeline is July 2020.

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The 2020 Fall Advantage DCP program was canceled today.

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April 6, 2020 Update: This memo is for our Disney College Program, International Programs, Culinary Program and Cultural Representative Program effective April 18.

The 2020 Fall DCP participants are scheduled to arrive starting August 3, 2020.  Decisions about future Disney College Program staffing after July 1st haven’t been made yet.

  • Fall Advantage Arrival Dates: May/June 2020 – January 2021 (CANCELED)
    • 5/11/2020 – 1/7/2021
    • 5/11/2020 – 1/14/2021
    • 5/11/2020 – 1/21/2021
    • 5/18/2020 – 1/7/2021
    • 5/18/2020 – 1/14/2021
    • 5/18/2020 – 1/21/2021
    • 5/26/2020 – 1/7/2021
    • 5/26/2020 – 1/14/2021
    • 5/26/2020 – 1/21/2021
    • 6/1/2020 – 1/7/2021
    • 6/1/2020 – 1/14/2021
    • 6/1/2020 – 1/21/2021
  • ​Fall Arrival Dates: August 2020 – January 2021 (UNDER REVIEW)
    • 8/3/2020 – 1/7/2021
    • 8/3/2020 – 1/14/2021
    • 8/3/2020 – 1/21/2021
    • 8/10/2020 – 1/7/2021
    • 8/10/2020 – 1/14/2021
    • 8/10/2020 – 1/21/2021
    • 8/17/2020 – 1/7/2021
    • 8/17/2020 – 1/14/2021
    • 8/17/2020 – 1/21/2021
    • 8/24/2020 – 1/7/2021
    • 8/24/2020 – 1/14/2021
    • 8/24/2020 – 1/21/2021
    • 8/31/2020 – 1/7/2021
    • 8/31/2020 – 1/14/2021
    • 8/31/2020 – 1/21/2021
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Christian’s acceptance letter for a Skyliner Gondola position in the 2020 Fall DCP program.

Yes, our brother was accepted for the 2020 Fall DCP program.  But, now it’s been cancelled.

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Here’s the the Fall 2020 DCP program being cancelled! 😦 Cheers!

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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.

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Adventures in the Animal Kingdom
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Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

If you’d like to follow our daily Disney blog, here’s the link: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/

Have a magical day!

Two Disney Sisters

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Two Disney Sisters

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March 17, 2020: We found these mean comments from guests about the CPs being upset about losing their jobs and only being given a few days to pack up and leave to be incredibly upsetting.
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13 replies to “Disney College Program Ending Abruptly; DCP Cast Members Being Sent Home Due to Disney Parks Closing

    1. No, no, no, not “ending” at all.
      The Spring 2020 DCP was canceled due to the virus. Everyone has until next Wednesday to leave.
      No decision has been made about the Fall 2020 Advantage program which starts in May. They maybe delayed until June 1st and some might roll into the Fall Program where they arrive in August. (They are expecting some Fall acceptances to back out now.)

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      1. Yes, all 20,000 cast members in all the various Disney internship programs: the DCP, Culinary Program, Professional Internships, etc., it’s all ending for them next week. However, should she ever want to do another DCP program (up to 6 months after graduation), I’m sure the recruiters will prioritize her application!
        We wish her well!

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