Ready to make magic? Learn more about our roles on a Disney Program.

A Disney Program is a paid experience working at the Walt Disney World® Resort. Participants may work indoors and outdoors at the theme parks, Disney Springs, water parks, and/or resorts. They will earn an hourly rate based on their specific role but will be paid at least $14 per hour. At the time of application, participants must be receptive to all roles.

Participants could work the equivalent of a full-time schedule, so they must have full work availability, which includes working days, nights, weekends and holidays. Participants must also be flexible to work any time of day, including early morning or after midnight.

No matter the role offered, a Disney Program provides a unique and diverse learning and working experience. Participants are encouraged to be flexible about the role offered to them. Each role truly gives each participant the opportunity to develop their communication and problem-solving skills while working on their confidence and self-reliance.

All participants should be willing to follow important health and safety measures. This includes but is not limited to cleaning and disinfecting work areas while promoting health and safety for our guests and cast members. Additional Personal Protective Equipment (face shields, goggles, refillable hand sanitizers, etc.) may be required. Please view our commitment to safety.


Operations cast members help ensure our guests have enjoyable experiences while visiting our theme parks, resorts or Disney Springs. Whether directing vehicles in the parking lot, advising guests on which ticket packages to purchase, operating our rides/shows/attractions, or ensuring guest areas are clean and show ready, operations cast members have a direct impact on our guests’ experiences.


Entertainment cast members help create and maintain the show, whether through performing in our various parades and shows, facilitating character meet & greets, or supporting our performers and other cast members through supplying and maintaining costumes.

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Lodging cast members help ensure guests have a memorable stay at our world-class resorts, whether through an expedient check-in process, a clean and well-maintained guest room, or assistance with transporting luggage.

Food & Beverage

With more than 500 locations throughout our parks and resorts, food & beverage makes up an important part of our guests’ experiences. Food & beverage cast members in these areas provide guests with memorable dining experiences from outdoor vending to counter service to signature restaurants.


Cast members in retail/sales areas help guests have enjoyable vacation experiences, whether selling ticket packages, magically transforming young guests at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, or helping guests find the perfect mementos of their vacations in our various merchandise locations.


Whether at our water parks, resort swimming pools, golf and mini golf courses, children’s activity centers, or guest arcades, recreation cast members help our guests enjoy their vacations.