What is the Disney HUB?

The Disney Hub log-in webpage:

The Hub log-on page

The Disney Hub log-on page for all cast members

The Disney Hub is a web-based collection of information and tools available to all Disney Cast Members. You can register for your Hub user ID and password at any of the Disney Cast Service Centers or at any Hub kiosk across property.

Once you are registered, you can access The Hub from anywhere, including your personal computer or the computer labs in Housing, at: thehub.disney.com/wdw.

You will find that The Hub contains a wealth of helpful information including:

  • Extra Hour$ Hotline
  • Disney University library resources, activities, locations
  • Cast services: Casting, ID office (Access Control), Casting Scout, Payroll forms
  • Personal information, such as your mailling and email address
  • Your work schedule
  • Your pay stub
  • Eyes & Ears stories
  • Breaking news about the Walt Disney World Resort and The Walt Disney Company
  • Disney facts and trivia
  • News, weather, sports, movies and music news
  • Cast activities and events
  • Mickey’s Retreat information and events
  • Cast-exclusive offerings and programs
  • Company D sales and information
  • Role-based messages and activities
  • Training opportunities
  • Disney Look guidelines
  • Departmental details and services

In addition to these general features, The Hub also has a section just for Disney Internships and Programs participants. This section includes information, messages and tips on many topics, including the following:

  • Career planning
  • Upcoming events
  • Photos from recent housing events
  • Education program
  • Transportation schedules
  • HTM: Housing the Magic episodes
  • Copies of the weekly email and The Communicator newsletter
  • Program extension information
The Hub explained page from the Program Handbook

The Hub is explained in a page from the DCP Program Handbook

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For a lot of CPs working at Disney World – or Disneyland – is their very first time living away from home!


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Two Disney Sisters

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

   by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins

Ever wonder what it’s like to work for Disney???

We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.

We’ve included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney. Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

Book link on Amazon.com:  Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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Being one of the ‘Chosen Ones’ at Disney World

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Being one of the Chosen Ones!

Have you ever been given a lanyard with a red tag on it by a cast member when entering a ride at Disney World?

These lanyards are randomly given to guests in line to determine the posted wait time for that attraction. You might get one while walking into a line for say Peter Pan’s Flight, and the CM handing it to you will ask you to wear it on the ride, and then give it to the CM at the end of the line.

Contrary to rumors, Disney isn’t spying on guests and eavesdropping on their conversations while they wait in lines!!  Say whatever you want to your family and friends!

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Guests don’t mind when seeing that the posted wait time is 25 minutes and then finding out that they boarded the ride after only 12 minutes of waiting. But, they REALLY mind when the wait time is posted at 15 minutes and their real wait time was 30 minutes!

Normally, the real wait times for rides are padded with an extra 5-10 minutes.

Red Lanyards at Certain Rides

Red lanyards hanging at Peter Pan’s Flight…which has one of the worst line wait times in Fantasyland!  Always use a FastPass for this ride!!!

This is something that is going away as MagicBands become more common. If fact, we were surprised to still see them on our last visit!

Disney has already put sensors in the walls at popular rides in the line beginning area and just before the unloading area that automatically read guests’ MagicBands before and after rides to calculate the wait time.  You’ll see frequently updated signs that say: “From this point, the wait is …”

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Ouch…that’s a LONG wait time! 😦

How it works: RFID stands for Radio Frequency Identification. It’s basically a small chip that is embedded somewhere that sends and receives signals from another location.

The red card on the lanyard has an embedded RFID chip in it that’s read by two sensors to determine the current wait time.  The cast members then update the ride sign out front frequently throughout the day with current information.

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Two Disney sisters.

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

   by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins

Ever wonder what it’s like to work for Disney???

We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.

We’ve included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney. Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

Book link on Amazon.com:  Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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2017 DCP Summer Alumni Program

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The application will only be open February 6, 2017!

This posting is exclusively for former Disney College Program participants.

Apply now at:  Disney College Program!

appAttention Disney College Program Alumni!

Have you ever wished you could return for a second program over the summer? Well, now could be your opportunity! Apply now to be considered for our 2017 Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Summer Alumni Program.

It is open to former Disney College Program participants who have successfully completed a past program on either coast and are still enrolled and taking college classes.

For Disney World CPs, you must be available to arrive on May 22, 2017 and depart your program on August 10, 2017 (WDW), and for Disneyland CPs you must be available May 9, 2017 – August 5, 2017.

Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort Summer Alumni Program opportunities will be extremely limited. We strongly encourage all candidates to express interest in as many roles as possible. Available roles include:

Quick Service Food and Beverage

Merchandise

Attractions

Custodial

Transportation

Recreation

Take action to apply now as we anticipate significant demand for this program. The Job Posting will remain active for only 24 HOURS!

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Application opens February 6, 2017!  Don’t be late!

Basic Qualifications    In order to submit an application for the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Summer Alumni Program, applicants must meet the following requirements.

1. You must have successfully completed a past Disney College Program at either the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, FL or at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA. NOTE: You may not be a current Spring Program participant. (Please speak to your leader about the extensions application process).

2.  Be enrolled as a Full-Time or Part-Time Student and taking at least one class in a U.S. accredited college or university OR have graduated in the past 6 months.

3.  Be fully available for the length of the Program. The Program dates are May 22, 2017 – August 10, 2017 (WDW), May 09 – August 05, 2017 (Disneyland). NOTE: No exceptions can be made to the arrival or departure dates.

4.  Due to limited opportunities we strongly encourage all candidates to express interest in as many roles as possible.

5.  Must adhere to all Disney Look guidelines; including those pertaining to visible tattoos. Visible tattoos include any tattoos that would not be covered by an assigned costume (example – shorts and short sleeve shirt).

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2017 DCP Housing rents and apartment choices

6.  A $250 non-refundable Program Assessment Fee will be collected upon accepting your Program, if offered (a $4.50 processing fee may also be applicable).

A Disney College Program participant’s wage will vary between $10.00 – $12.31 per hour, based upon the role that he/she is selected to perform. Participants may also be eligible for premium pay in select roles and will learn their exact rate of pay upon receiving an invitation.

International College Program participants (including those on the J1-Academic and Cultural Representative Program) are not eligible for this opportunity.

A resume and cover letter are not required to be considered for this opportunity.

Application will open February 6, 2017.  You can expect the link to be active for 24 hours only.

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And, don’t forget, the Fall/Fall Advantage 2017 DCP Program application is open now!

Apply to the Fall/Fall Advantage 2017 DCP Program

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Two Disney sisters.

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

   by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins

Ever wonder what it’s like to work for Disney???

We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.

We’ve included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney. Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

Book link on Amazon.com:  Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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Applying to the Fall/Fall Advantage 2017 DCP Program

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Apply today!

Feeling adventurous in 2017?  Made a resolution to change your life?

The Disney College Program might be just what you’re looking for!

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Application opened January 23, 2017!  Don’t be late, apply today!

The DCP Fall/Fall Advantage 2017 application opened today!

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There are five main DCP programs at Disney World and Disneyland in 2017.

DCP program dates for Disney World.

DCP program dates for Disney World and Disneyland.

Spring 2017 Program

Students should have applied and interviewed in late August 2016– late October 2016

Program begins mid/late January and ends in early/mid May 2017

Spring Advantage 2017 Program

Students should have applied and interviewed late August 2016 – late October 2016

Program begins late January/early February and ends in early/mid August 2017

Fall 2017 Program  (Application open now)

Students should apply/interview January 2017 – late March 2017

Program begins mid/late August and ends in early January 2018

Fall Advantage 2017 Program (Application open now)

Students should apply/interview February 2017 – late March 2017

Program begins late May/early June and ends in early January 2018

Quarter Session Programs

There are also specialized program time frames for students who attend schools that follow a quarter or trimester academic calendar.

Summer Programs

The summer-only program is only for DCP Alumni who have successfully completed their program and are in Good Standing with the company. The application will be open for ONE DAY:  February 6, 2017 only!  The 2017 DCP Summer Alumni Program.

Program begins mid-to-late May/early June and ends in early August 2017 (10 weeks).

****Ready to apply???  Good luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!****

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Disney College Program Careers

This program is currently offered at both at the Walt Disney World® Resort near Orlando, FL and the Disneyland® Resort in Anaheim, CA. During the application process, candidates will be given the opportunity to express interest in one or both locations. (It is not necessary to apply separately.) A Disney College Program participant’s wage will vary between $10.00 – $12.31 per hour, based upon the role that he/she is selected to perform. Participants may also be eligible for premium pay in select roles and will learn their exact rate of pay upon receiving an invitation.

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Link to get email notifications for future openings:  http://disneyinternsinfo.com/

DCP Program info

DCP Program info

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Two Disney sisters.

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

   by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins

Ever wonder what it’s like to work for Disney???

We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.

We’ve included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney. Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

Book link on Amazon.com:  Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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Disney’s Miss Adventure Falls Opened March 2017

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Welcome to Miss Adventure Falls!  This is Duncan the parrot.

The new Miss Adventure Falls tells the tale of Captain Mary Oceaneer, a world famous treasure-hunter and member of the Society of Explorers and Adventurers (S.E.A). Years ago, the Captain made it her goal to sail the seven seas and collect treasures to share with the world.

One day when Captain Mary was out diving for treasure, a rogue storm struck and carried her ship and precious artifacts all the way to Typhoon Lagoon!

Take a peek into the Captain’s adventures. The entrance of the attraction is composed of items found at the site of the Captain’s shipwreck, including a bird cage, a diving helmet, a vintage Adventurer’s magazine that features the Captain on the cover and more.

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The captain’s diving bell.

The queue is also a treasure trove for the eye. Here, you’ll pass unopened crates of S.E.A. artifacts, crackers for the Captain’s parrot, as well as parrot-shaped footprints, a sure sign that the Captain’s diving partner, the parrot Duncan, may have walked this way!

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Captain Mary Oceaneer’s treasures abound!

On the lift up to the waterslide entrance, you’ll pass the hull of the M.S. Salty IV, which appears to have been snapped in half by the storm. Inside, Mary’s parrot and trusted diving partner, Duncan, is busy chatting, singing, and keeping an eye out for even more treasure. You can peek inside to spy’s Duncan’s unique treasure collection, telescope and more.

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The new Miss Adventure Falls tube ride

The 4-person raft ride is one of the longest rides at Disney water parks and takes you on a 2 minute long hunt for Captain Mary Oceaneer treasures.

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The rafts can hold 4 people and there’s no current ride height restriction.

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The new Miss Adventure Falls logo.

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Sneak preview of new ride for cast members on March 10, 2017!

Typhoon Lagoon map showing Lazy River.

Typhoon Lagoon needed a new ride added after Shark Reef closed last year.

Want to be a lifeguard at one of Disney World’s water parks or resorts?  Apply today!  It’s a fun job!

Lifeguarding at Disney World

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Two Disney Sisters

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

   by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins

Ever wonder what it’s like to work for Disney???

We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.

We’ve included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney. Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

Book link on Amazon.com:  Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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Disney Princesses Keeping Warm in the Festival of Fantasy Parade

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The Disney princesses staying warm in their winter outfits.  (Jiminy Cricket looks concerned!)

When the temperature in Orlando falls below 60 degrees, the Disney princesses change into their heavier winter gowns.  This generally only happens for a few days in the December – February time period, so it’s hard to catch them wearing their winter gowns and capes. [We think that in 365 days, they maybe get to wear their winter costumes only about 20-25 times!]

But, when they are wearing them, they are extra beautiful!  All that velvet and heavy satin and the long gloves….so pretty!

They were wearing them during the Festival of Fantasy parade for several days last week before Christmas (Dec 2016).

The Festival of Fantasy parade photos (several photo credits:  Dan K.):

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The Frozen princesses dressed to stay warm.

The Frozen princesses.

The Frozen princesses in their capes and gloves.

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So exciting to see Cinderella in her winter outfit!

Cinderella all covered up.

Cinderella all covered up.

Cinderella keeping warm.

Cinderella keeping warm.

Rapunzel keeping warm.

Rapunzel keeping warm.

We didn't even know that Tinkerbell had a green jacket!

We didn’t even know that Tinkerbell had a green jacket for her costume!

Belle looks warm.

Belle keeping warm.

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They also wear their winter costumes for the character meet and greets in the parks when the temps fall below 60 degrees.

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Princess Aurora in her long-sleeved gown.

Meeting Snow White before dinner.

Snow White in her winter gown.

Merida wearing her long cape.

Merida wearing her long winter cape.

Tiana looking warm.

Tiana looking warm in her winter gown and cape.

Cinderella stepsisters & mother in their winter outfits.

Cinderella’s mean stepsisters & stepmother in their winter outfits.

A warm cape for Princess Ariel.

A warm clamshell cape for Princess Ariel.  (We didn’t even know that she had a cape either!)

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Close-up of her clamshell cape.  I wonder if her seat is heated…

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Winter Belle at Hollywood Studios. (This is her Christmas outfit.)

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Full on view of Belle’s winter dress.  Lovely!

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Pocahontas in her winter outfit last year at DAK.  She has a brand new costume, so her winter outfit may have been updated too

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And here is the rarest of all the winter costumes….TARZAN!

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Meanwhile at Disneyland, they hold Christmas Fantasy Parades during the holidays with special princess costumes and tiaras.

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Princess Aurora looking lovely in the tiara.

Winter Cinderella

Winter Cinderella

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Another winter gown for Princess Aurora.

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Two Disney sisters.

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

   by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins

Ever wonder what it’s like to work for Disney???

We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.

We’ve included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney. Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

Book link on Amazon.com:  Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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12 Things You Must Do During Your Spring DCP Program

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Congratulations on your DCP acceptance!  The Spring 2017 DCP dates are generally January 10 – May 18, 2017.

The Spring 2017 DCP program is almost 3 weeks shorter than the Fall 2016 DCP program.

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Whoo-hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!

This can only mean one thing:  There’s no time to waste!

The following “must do’s” should be on everyone’s DCP Bucket List:

What’s left to do and see on your DCP Bucket List – 50 Must Do Things! before program end???

Welcome to Walt Disney World!

Welcome to magical Walt Disney World!

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Two Disney Sisters

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

   by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins

Ever wonder what it’s like to work for Disney???

We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.

We’ve included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney. Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

Book link on Amazon.com:  Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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