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Ears to 5 years of the Disney Programs Blog

September 20, 2016

Cookie cake, balloons and a spirit of community are welcome in the office any day, but especially when you’re celebrating a blog-a-versary! (Yes – it’s a thing.) September 2016 marks five fun-filled years for the Disney Internships and Programs Blog team. Here are few things you may not know about…

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Disney Professional Intern Spotlight: Tyler, ESPN Broadcast Production Intern

July 7, 2016

Remember the first time you scored a goal, won a race or hit a homerun? Those moments in sports are something you’ll never forget. The main reason for this isn’t the triumph of winning, but instead the meaning behind the journey, the hours of training and the support of the…

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Spotlight on Guest Relations

June 24, 2016

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to don the iconic plaid vest as a Guest Relations cast member? Maybe it’s one of your dream roles, or maybe you just want to learn more about what the job entails. Luckily, the Disney Internships and Programs Education team works hard to…

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Disney College Program Participant Spotlight: Jerry, Outdoor Vendor

May 23, 2016

What is your dream job at the Disneyland Resort? For many of you, being in one of our spectacular parades would probably be considered as the best job ever. Meet Jerry, a Disney College Program local participant who works as an Outdoor Vendor at Disney California Adventure Park. As part…

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Disney College Program Participant Spotlight: Rachel, Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique Hostess

May 12, 2016

NEEDS REVISION ON THE USE OF HER NAME AND PRONOUMS This year marks a very special anniversary for the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at Disney Springs. The location is celebrating 10 years of transforming little girls into princesses and little boys into knights, and ultimately, making dreams come true! To celebrate,…

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Disney College Program Participant Spotlight: Camille, Lifeguard

April 20, 2016

When swimming and Disney are two of the things that you’re most passionate about in life, finding the perfect job to combine those things can be a challenge…or is it? Meet Camille, a Disney College Program participant at the Disneyland Resort. She’s a Biological Anthropology major at San Joaquin Delta…

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Disney College Program Participant Spotlight: Amy, Custodial

April 5, 2016

When most people complete their Disney College Program and return home, reality starts to set in. They are no longer immersing themselves in Disney magic every day, and they miss the incredible friends they made throughout their journey. Many of our alumni tell us that they had no idea how much they’d…

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Disney Professional Intern Spotlight: Disney Learning Center team

April 1, 2016

As Mary Poppins once said, ‘In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun!’ The Professional Interns at the Disney Learning Center provide you with resources to ensure your program is nothing short of ‘supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.’ Our interns are responsible for the operating the Disney Learning Center…

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Big Reasons to Love your Disney College Program Roommates

July 16, 2014

Beginning to live with new roommates can be both an exciting and intimidating experience.  As a participant, your roommates can come from all over…from across the country or even from across the globe! I loved the girls that I lived with during my Disney College Program experience in 2010 and…

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10 Things All Disney College Program Alumni Have In Common

July 10, 2014

1. As soon as your program ends, you want to go back because you miss being able to pop over to a Theme Park when you’re bored. 2. You immediately start saving all of your money so you can book a Disney vacation ASAP. 3. You spend all of the…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Overhead view of the atrium at the Education Center at Flamingo Crossings Village

Welcome home: Introducing Flamingo Crossings Village!

May 10, 2021

For forty years, the Disney College Program has not only been a great work experience but a home-away-from-home for hundreds of thousands of participants. The program has experienced many changes over the years, but this may be the most exciting one yet! ✨ This summer, we are excited to share…

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Everything you need to know about the return of the Disney College Program

May 5, 2021

We are so excited to welcome participants of a 2020 Disney College Program back this June! An email was sent just a few days ago to those whose programs were shortened or canceled last year, and we can’t wait to see them return. For those of you not a part…

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The Disney College Program is coming back!

May 3, 2021

We are absolutely thrilled to share exciting news about the return of the Disney College Program at Walt Disney World® Resort this June!  Along with much of the world, we’re encouraged by the progress made possible by rising vaccination rates and recently revised guidance around health and safety measures. And while we’re…

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We salute our Disneyland cast members!

March 13, 2020

The Disney College Program in Florida has thousands of participants, whereas there are only a few hundred participants on the Disney College Program in California. That’s because the Walt Disney World Resort, located just outside Orlando, Florida, is much bigger than the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. Nonetheless, our Disney…

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Dressing for the weather on your Disney program

March 11, 2020

Vincente, a Cultural Representative from Mexico, understands the value of wearing sunglasses to protect his eyes. There’s a saying that the weather in March “comes in like a lion” but “goes out like a lamb.” That’s a good generalization of weather in the northern hemisphere. But what does that mean…

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