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.
2019 DCP Housing fees for January 2019 and also with scheduled May 2019 increase:
Jan 1st – May 4, 2019 DCP rent
May 5, 2019 – January 4, 2020 DCP rent
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.
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.
Which role are you most interested in???
20 Fun Roles for Cast Members at Disney World
Mickey Mouse came to the groundbreaking ceremony!
Disney is building 2,600 new apartments for its College Program and that could mean adios Vista Way!
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 would be moving 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.
This would also greatly simplify the current CP bus routes from the four apartment complexes.
Disney Building New Apartments for DCP Program
Adventures in the Animal Kingdom
Lions and Tigers and Strollers, Oh My!
This is not Caroline’s first time in the Disney College Program. Along with her sister, she was previously accepted into the program a few years earlier. Back in Colorado, Caroline was wishing for a little more pixie dust to brighten up her life. On a whim, she decides to apply to the exclusive Disney Alumni Summer Program.
Now that she’s back, things get wild.
Wild, as in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, where Caroline is assigned to work in Stroller Rental. While not the most glamorous position in the park, it’s often ground zero for humanity at its best and at its worst.
While Caroline makes many “Magical Moments” for deserving guests whose pixie dust has gone temporarily sideways, she also receives magical moments of her own through the friendships she makes, going to Disney cast member exclusive events, and all the spectacular dining opportunities at Disney World.
Caroline tells all – from the ins and outs of Disney’s secret training class called Traditions; to learning how to be a happy cast member during on-the-job training; to what it’s like to interact with fellow cast members and the guests who are ready to explore the most magical place on earth.
Join Caroline as she takes you on a wild ride through her adventures in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. But be careful, it’s a jungle out there!
Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.
Book link on Amazon.com: Adventures in the Animal Kingdom
Caroline working at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
About the Author:
Caroline’s love for all things Disney, and desire to grow up to be a Disney princess, is the reason she always wanted to work for Disney. Her dream came true working as a cast member at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Caroline is the co-author of the book, Two Girls and a Mouse Tale, about her adventures working at Disney World with her sister.
She is currently a 7th grade middle school Social Studies teacher in Colorado.
Daily blog link: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/
Welcome to Disney’s Animal Kingdom!
Two Disney Sisters