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Disney College Program

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Disney College Program
Disney College Program logo.svg
Other name
DCP
Former names
  • Magic Kingdom College Program (MKCP)
  • Walt Disney World College Program (WDWCP)
  • Disney Theme Parks and Resorts College Program
TypeCollege internship
Established1981; 40 years ago (1981)
Parent institution
Disney Programs
AffiliationThe Walt Disney Company
Students4,000+ per semester
Location,
CampusUrban
LanguageEnglish
Monthly newsletterThe Communicator
InternationalDisney International Programs
Websitedisneycollegeprogram.com

The Disney College Program (DCP) is a United States national internship program operated by the Disney Programs division of The Walt Disney Company, located at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando and the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim. The program recruits college students (ages 18 and older) of all majors for a semester-long paid internship program working at either the Orlando or Anaheim resorts, with the option of extending to almost a full year.

History

The first Disney College Program began in 1981 as the Magic Kingdom College Program (MKCP) and initially consisted of just over 200 students from 20 schools working only at Magic Kingdom, in Bay Lake, ten years after the theme park opened.[1] In October 1982, the program expanded offerings to Epcot, when the theme park opened, and its name changed to the Walt Disney World College Program (WDWCP),[2] employing approximately 500 college students each spring, summer and fall session. From the beginning of the program until 1988, almost all program participants resided in Snow White Village Campground, an off-property mobile home park and the remainder of Lake Vista Village apartments in Kissimmee. In 1987, a new apartment complex, Vista Way, was opened for college program participants nearby Lake Buena Vista, located much closer to the Disney property. By 1988, all participants were fully relocated out of Snow White Village Campground, which was later converted into a vacationing site.[3]

Following the massive growth of the Walt Disney World Resort in the 1990s and the widespread popularity of the internet, the program grew substantially, seeing three new participant housing complexes built and many more colleges represented. As of 2005, 8,000 students have participated each year, representing at least 301 colleges and universities[1][4] with an average of 4,000 students at any given time.[5] In August 2006, the program expanded to Disneyland Resort and was renamed the Disney Theme Parks and Resorts College Program. The program's opportunities are available at all theme parks, resorts and shopping districts of the Walt Disney World Resort and the Disneyland Resort, officially changing its name to the Disney College Program, which is colloquially shortened and referred to as the DCP.[citation needed]

Application process

Eligibility

Eligible applicants are those who reside in the United States or their territories, who possess American citizenship,[a] are students of age 18 and older prior to the expected arrival date and are actively enrolled in an accredited semester-program university or college as a full-time or part-time student. Students actively enrolled in their final semester[b] of an accredited semester-program university or college may also apply in order to be accepted for the following program season or apply within a year of graduation. Students must complete at least one semester of university or college before entering the Disney College Program.[6]

Programs last between five and seven months, though the culinary program's length depends on the student's school schedule. Once a student is approaching the end of their program, they may extend for an additional five months with the option to change to a different position or transfer from their current resort (Orlando or Anaheim) to the other.[7]

Housing

Entrance to Chatham Square
Entrance to Chatham Square

From the beginning of the program until 1988, almost all college program participants resided in Snow White Village Campground, an off-property mobile home park and the remainder of Lake Vista Village apartments in Kissimmee. In 1987, a new apartment complex, Vista Way, was opened for college program participants nearby Lake Buena Vista, located much closer to the Disney property. By 1988, all participants were fully relocated out of Snow White Village Campground, which was later converted into a vacationing site.[3]

Three additional company-sponsored gated-community apartment complexes, The Commons, Chatham Square and Patterson Court, opened as the Disney College Program expanded to accommodate more participants, all adjacently-located in Little Lake Bryan, less than three miles away from Vista Way. Participants in Orlando were provided the option to either live off-property or reside in one of the four complexes, until they were closed in March 2020 due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.[8]

In June 2021, Flamingo Crossings Village, a new and more modern apartment complex, became the new home of all Orlando Disney College Program participants.[9] Though its original opening was interrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, its opening was confirmed in May 2021 along with the return of the Disney College Program to Orlando.[10][11][12] The relocation of all Disney College Program participants to Flamingo Crossings Village was originally planned to take place mid-2020, when the four existing housing complexes were scheduled to close.

Other programs

Disney Culinary Program

The Disney Culinary Program is a subdivision of the Disney College Program that provides the same experiences but aimed at students enrolled in an accredited culinary school. The application process is the same but with specific requirements, mainly, being enrolled in an accredited culinary school in order to receive credit and also upholding the Disney Look.[13] International students are also eligible to apply.[14]

Disney Professional Internships

The Disney Professional Internships are professional internships offered by the Disney Programs division of the Walt Disney Company, aimed at students who would like to pursue a professional career in the company, such as business, marketing, sales, production, entertainment, etc. Internships are offered in many of the company's assets and divisions such as Walt Disney Studios, Disney Parks, Marvel Entertainment, ABC, ESPN, among others. Internships offer the same experiences as the Disney College Program, with the exception of sponsored housing and transportation, which interns are required to provide for themselves since internship offerings are available in different cities within the United States and even worldwide. Students participating in the Disney College Program are eligible, as well as students who are actively enrolled in an accredited college or university, or students who have graduated from a college or university within eighteen months.[15]

Disney International Programs

The Disney International Programs are based on the same values and experiences as the Disney College Program but aimed at international students, available only at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando.

Coronavirus impact

On March 14, 2020, the Disney College Program, Culinary Program, Professional Internships and International Programs were suspended due to the ongoing worldwide outbreak of the coronavirus and its spread to Florida[16][17][18] and to California. Active participants who resided in company-sponsored housing, including international and culinary students, were asked to vacate in a short period of time, providing full credit and completion of the program in return. Shortly after, the Disneyland Resort and the Walt Disney World Resort closed operations, initially until April 19, 2020. The suspension of the program was later extended to applicants with May 2020 arrival dates,[19] after the Walt Disney Company extended the closure of its resorts.

In July 2020, the Disney College Program and the Disney International Programs were suspended for the rest of 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic further impacted operations of both the Orlando and Anaheim resorts;[20][21] both the Disney College Program and the International Progrms were suspended indefinitely in December 2020, as Disney Programs cited uncertainty of when it will be able to resume in the future.[22][23]

On March 9, 2021, at the Walt Disney Company's shareholder's meeting, CEO Bob Chapek expressed interest in resuming operations of the Disney College Program by the end of 2021, and inviting back those who were impacted by the closure of the program in 2020, so they can properly experience and fulfil their programs.[24] On May 3, 2021, Disney Programs announced the return of the Disney College Program Orlando in June 2021 with priority given for 2020 applicants to reapply,[10][11] though no announcement was immediately made for the program in Anaheim, the Culinary Program, Professional Internships or the International Programs.[12] Later, in July 2021, the Culinary Program was confirmed to return to Orlando for the August 2021 semester.[25][26][27]

Notes

  1. ^ For example, students in Puerto Rico qualify to apply for the Disney College Program, and not the International Programs, given the fact that they are American citizens by birth.
  2. ^ In cases when a student's final semester is in the first half of their school year, they are eligible to apply if they are no longer taking classes in what would be their second semester of the school year.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Nichols, Amy (October 30, 2001). "Opportunities await Disney College Program participants". The Daily Nebraskan. Retrieved March 6, 2009.
  2. ^ Walt Disney World College Program. Walt Disney Productions. 1983.
  3. ^ a b Mobley, Glenn (April 27, 1998). MKCP 10 Year Anniversary Newsletter: Summer of '87. Glenn Mobley and Robin Quick-Brantley. p. 3.
  4. ^ "Disney internships draw students, criticism". NBC News. July 5, 2005. Retrieved March 5, 2009.
  5. ^ Billman, Jeffrey (December 27, 2007). "Of Mouse and Man". Orlando Weekly. Retrieved March 6, 2009.
  6. ^ "Disney College Program application requirements". Disney. Retrieved May 20, 2020.
  7. ^ "What are the basic qualifications of the Disney College Program?". Disney. Retrieved September 15, 2020.
  8. ^ Barton, Rebekah (October 20, 2020). "Furnishings Removed From Disney College Program Housing". Inside The Magic. Retrieved December 24, 2020.
  9. ^ Storey, Ken (March 27, 2018). "Disney is building 2,600 new apartments for its College Program and that could mean bad things for Vista Way". Orlando Weekly. Retrieved June 25, 2020.
  10. ^ a b "The Disney College Program is coming back!". DisneyPrograms.com. May 3, 2021. Retrieved May 3, 2021.
  11. ^ a b @DisneyInterns (May 3, 2021). "The #DisneyCollegeProgram is returning, and our 2020 participants will be the first to be invited to reapply. We also have a brand-new look!" (Tweet). Retrieved May 3, 2021 – via Twitter.
  12. ^ a b Tuttle, Brittani (May 3, 2021). "Disney College Program returning to Walt Disney World this June". Attractions Magazine. Retrieved May 3, 2021.
  13. ^ "Disney Look" (PDF). Disney. Retrieved April 27, 2021.
  14. ^ "What are the basic qualifications for the Disney Culinary Program?". Disney. Retrieved September 15, 2020.
  15. ^ "What are the basic qualifications for a Disney Professional Internship?". Disney. Retrieved September 15, 2020.
  16. ^ Carter, Ashley (March 14, 2020). "Disney College Program to be Suspended, Participants Sent Home". News 13. Retrieved March 17, 2020.
  17. ^ Russon, Gabrielle (March 14, 2020). "Disney suspends college program, tells students to go home by next week amid coronavirus closures". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved March 17, 2020.
  18. ^ Brieskorn, Katlyn (March 14, 2020). "Thousands affected after Disney temporarily suspends college program". KIRO-TV. Retrieved March 17, 2020.
  19. ^ Carter, Ashley (April 6, 2020). "Disney to Suspend Remaining Disney Internships and Programs This Month". News 13. Retrieved April 9, 2020.
  20. ^ Coffey, Kelly (July 2, 2020). "Fall 2020 Disney College Program Officially Cancelled". Inside the Magic. Retrieved July 2, 2020.
  21. ^ Tuttle, Brittani (July 2, 2020). "Disney College Program suspended until further notice at Disneyland, Walt Disney World". Attractions Magazine. Retrieved July 2, 2020.
  22. ^ @DisneyInterns (December 16, 2020). "Disney values the return of Disney Programs. We look forward to sharing more updates as they come" (Tweet). Retrieved December 16, 2020 – via Twitter.
  23. ^ Dufresne, Alessa (October 16, 2020). "After Months of Silence, Disney Releases College Program Update". Inside The Magic. Retrieved December 16, 2020.
  24. ^ Coffey, Kelly (March 9, 2021). "CEO Bob Chapek Shares Hope For Disney College Program". Inside the Magic. Retrieved March 9, 2021.
  25. ^ "Disney Culinary Program at Walt Disney World Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2021 and Beyond". Laughing Place. July 16, 2021. Retrieved July 18, 2021.
  26. ^ Burks, Robin (July 18, 2021). "Another Disney World Program Is Returning!". Disney Food Blog. Retrieved July 18, 2021.
  27. ^ @DisneyInterns (July 16, 2021). "We are excited to tell you that the #DisneyCulinaryProgram is returning! Applications are now open for this program where you'll master your skills as you learn alongside culinary leaders. Apply today!" (Tweet). Retrieved July 18, 2021 – via Twitter.

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