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From on stage to backstage: Disney Aspire helps cast member fulfill career dreams

September 3, 2021

Walt Disney World® Resort is often referred to as the place “Where Dreams Come True” for all who visit, and it is also where cast members can follow their dreams and achieve their goals. Patrickson joined the Disney team as attractions host at Epcot’s Mission Space over seven years ago and has seen his career…

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Who’s your Disney mentor? Flamingo Crossings Village neighborhoods named after wise, classic characters

August 19, 2021

While Jiminy Cricket may advise letting your conscience be your guide, one of the wise Disney mentors found in our classic films wouldn’t be bad to have around for help, either. And that’s why, while imagining and designing elements of our new housing community Flamingo Crossings Village, Disney Imagineers thought to name our different neighborhoods…

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#BeyondDisney: College Program alumni brings magic to the classroom

July 23, 2021

If Krissy, Disney College Program alumni and current fifth-grade teacher in Colorado, had to compare her teaching style to a Disney character, it would be her favorite, Judy Hopps. Just like Judy, Krissy is optimistic, determined and promotes equality in every way she can. Not to mention that she brings a little Disney magic to…

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A super surprise: #DisneyInterns featured on a Times Square super sign!

July 2, 2021

On June 30, Disney UNCF Corporate Scholars and summer Professional Interns received a BIG surprise – they were given a great, warm welcome to the company with a feature on a super sign in Times Square! We couldn’t do what we do without our interns, and we were so excited to shine the spotlight on…

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Bringing Disney Programs history to life with new Alumni wall!

June 25, 2021

Anyone who has worked in our parks and resorts, especially our merchandise cast members, know that souvenirs and keepsakes aren’t just items we take home with us but tangible memories that serve as reminders of special times and bring to life stories of magical moments. With this in mind, early last year the Disney Alumni…

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Ready to begin: First Disney College Program arrivals at Flamingo Crossings Village

June 18, 2021

For the first time in over a year, on June 15, we welcomed several hundred new and returning participants to their Disney College Program! They are the first program participants to move into our new housing complex, Flaming Crossings Village, and a great, warm welcome was awaiting them. Participants arrived as early as 7:40 a.m.…

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Welcome summer 2021 Disney Professional Interns!

June 16, 2021

A Disney Professional Internship looks a bit different this year: working from home means virtual meetings, no morning commute, and probably wearing sweatpants. Nonetheless, a Disney Professional Internship is still an amazing opportunity for many students to begin their careers at a company they already have a passion for. Recently, we welcomed over 400 new…

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#BeyondDisney: Former cultural representative launches environmental initiative in Tanzania

May 24, 2021

One of the most amazing parts of a Disney Program is the ability for participants to share their heritage, culture and customs with people from across the globe. But the most magical part of it is when our participants are inspired to make a difference with the knowledge gained from their time on the Program.…

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Disney College Program applications now open!

May 19, 2021

We are excited to announce that Disney College Program applications open today – apply now! This summer, alongside 2020 participants who were given the opportunity to apply early, we are thrilled to welcome new participants to a Disney College Program at Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida. Over the past year, the Disney Programs experience…

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Share your Disney Programs story with us!

May 17, 2021

At Disney, we’re all storytellers, and we know our Disney Programs participants have some great ones to tell! We’re looking for stories from all our Disney Program participants and interns: College Program, International Program, Culinary Program or Professional Internship. From extra magical moments in your role to taking what you learned #BeyondDisney and back home…

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