Making Magic and Memories on a Disney College Program

Today we have exciting news to share – applications for the Disney College Program are now open!

What makes this program so unique? Check out the breakdown below.


Participants live at Flamingo Crossings Village, a state-of-the-art apartment community, featuring resort-style pools, a 12,500-square-foot fitness center, and quiet study spaces. Weekly events, uniquely Disney activities, complimentary theme park admission and cast-exclusive discounts are all included in the experience! What’s better than that?

Three male Disney College Program participants pose for a photo standing between Chip and Dale character performers at Walt Disney World Resort

Meet your favorite characters at weekly events.

A female Disney College Program participant wearing shorts and a blue bathing suit smiling while splashing water by the pool.

Enjoy resort-style amenities in your free time.

Male Disney College Program participate smiling while standing in front of the new Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind ride at EPCOT

Experience the newest attractions with complimentary theme park admission.


Designed to move students forward academically and professionally, the program offerings include experiential learning, instructor-led experiences, academic support, and career path development. The program is even recommended for college credit by the American Council of Education!

Learn more about our learning offerings here.

Disney college program participant speaking to a group of visitors at an outdoor location at the Walt Disney World Resort

Go beyond the classroom with experiential learning at our parks and resorts.

Four Disney College Program participants dressed in business clothing standing in a group talking at a networking event

Network with professionals in many areas across the company.

Eighteen Disney College Program participants standing on a stairwell smiling while holding up various certificates

Participants can earn certificates for completing learning experiences.


The Disney College Program is a paid internship experience and there are more than 20 different roles across our theme parks, water parks, resorts, and Disney Springs that help participants develop skills like communication, problem-solving, and self-confidence.

Female Disney College Program participant smiling while holding up a paddle for the Starlight Cafe

Learn effective communication.

Male Disney College Program attractions participant smiling while holding his name badge forward towards the camera with Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge in the background

Create immersive experiences.

A female Disney College Program participant with long dark hair smiling while holding Minnie Mouse ears in her right hand

Be part of guests’ favorite vacation memories.


First, there is a new Life At Disney Podcast showcasing what it's like to be part of the story at The Walt Disney Company. There is even an episode covering Disney Programs featuring two alumni that started their careers on the Disney College Program.


Additionally, the Character Performer role is back for Disney College Program participants! If you're interested in bringing beloved Disney character experiences to life, learn more about auditions here.

A young Disney Parks guest smiling while hugging a Tinker Bell character performer
Minnie Mouse Character performer smiling while standing in front of Cinderella's Castle at the Magic Kingdom. Mickey Mouse looks on adoringly from the background

Last, but not least, new attractions like TRON Lightcycle / Run open this spring, and nighttime spectaculars "Happily Ever After" and "EPCOT Forever" will return to Walt Disney World Resort. Disney College Program participants will not only be able to experience this excitement, some will even be part of creating magic in these areas.

Cinderella's Castle at Magic Kingdom lit up while colorful fireworks surround

Is the magic of the Disney College Program is calling you? Do you know someone that might love to do the program? Applications for the experience of a lifetime are now open!

Visit to learn more and apply today.