Disney College Program Reviews

Updated Apr 10, 2021

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Pros
  • "As an employee of Disney you got to go into the parks for free and we even could go to the Walt Disney Studio(in 39 reviews)

  • "Perks of free admission to parks(in 33 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours, stressful guests and situations(in 50 reviews)

  • "long hours, low pay, sometimes difficult guest experiences, work holidays(in 21 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Very good opportunity

      Mar 28, 2021 - CP Food and Beverage Host 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Somewhat Consistent hours Excellent environment and benefits Great networking opportunities

      Cons

      Extremely fast paced, Disney guests are also Disney guests

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      DO IT!!!!

      Mar 8, 2021 - Quick Service Food and Beverage Cashier in Orlando, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Was the best experience of my life.

      Cons

      The work hours were long.

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Loved the DCP for What it Was

      Mar 22, 2021 - Character Attendant (DCP) 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Free WDW Park Admission, Live minutes away from WDW property, amazing experiences and opportunities you can't get without working for the WD company

      Cons

      HR procedures are strict and limiting, very limited time off, long shift hours, managers and captains can vary depending on park and locations

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good experience

      Apr 10, 2021 - Walt Disney Summer Internship (U S A) in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Discount on the Disney world

      Cons

      Can't think of one bad thing

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    5. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Horrible...DO NOT GO THERE

      Sep 23, 2020 - Housekeeper in Orlando, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Access to the park, nothing else

      Cons

      -verbally abusive housing managers who don’t concern themselves with what verbiage they use with you because they simply do now college students as adults -Does nothing to help you get a job after the program is over. You are simply wasting your time. -Institutionalized invasion of your privacy. They will show up at your door and look through your living facilities any time they feel like it. No regard for privacy for basic dignity. You are more or less treated like an Army Private despite the fact that you are paying rent to live there. -Unreasonable housekeeping requirements. They expect you to keep it spotless 24/7. -If there are conflicts among residents they don’t properly investigate. They simply take sides toward whichever resident they favor. I personally had a bullying, verbally abusive roomate who was constantly calling me derogatory names and management acted like they didn’t believe me or didn’t care. Probably cuz my room wasn’t clean enough, which seems to be all they care about. -Management asked me very probing and inappropriate questions of a personal nature. -The pay is terrible, the hours are awful, and the workplace seems to have a culture of scrutiny and micromanagement

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      An experience you'll never forget

      Dec 18, 2020 - Merchandise Cast Member in Lake Buena Vista, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Free Park admission - Fellow Cast Members - Roommates - Apartment options - Social events - Cast Member discounts - Memorable guest encounters

      Cons

      - Florida weather - Entitled guests

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Best time of my life.

      Dec 13, 2020 - Cast Member 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Due to the program, now I have friends from all around the world / country.

      Cons

      Although it was the best time of my life, it was also physically and mentally challenging job I have ever had.

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      What a great experience

      Aug 20, 2020 - Food and Beverage Intern in Orlando, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Get to know many people from many countries, improve my English, improve customer service skills.

      Cons

      I could't name any bad thing of the program because everything was perfect.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      DCP

      Aug 5, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Magical environment, develops good skills

      Cons

      Long hours for certain roles

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Place to Work, Depending on Management

      Aug 15, 2020 - Jungle Cruise Skipper, Magic Kingdom Operations, in Orlando, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Job, interaction with guests, independence and creative freedom to a certain extent

      Cons

      management, weird rules, time off

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