BREAKING NEWS: THE DCP IS SHUTTING DOWN FOR SPRING 2020 SEMESTER!
Read More: DCP Ends Abruptly
The 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.
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.
Interested in what the Spring 2019 DCP fees are when you accept your offer?
Spring 2019 DCP Acceptance Fees
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
New DCP Housing ‘Flamingo Crossings’ Nearing Completion
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:
Two Years Ago: February 2018
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.
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!