Disney College Program Intern (Current Employee) – Orlando, FL – September 4, 2018
I was of the 10 percent of students accepted to be a part of The Disney College Program. Through this internship, I worked with a team of diverse cast members to create a seamless guest experience. In the alumni-exclusive program, I worked with a team of attractions cast members to run two attractions at The Magic Kingdom. I was in charge of knowing how each attraction operated in order to create safe conditions for guests to foster happy memories.
Disney College Program Intern (Current Employee) – Lake Buena Vista, FL – September 3, 2018
I enjoyed doing the Disney College Program, it was a lot of fun! I enjoyed working in the parks and the people I worked with. It was an amazing experience getting work with people from all over the world.
College Program Intern (Former Employee) – Lake Buena Vista, FL – August 29, 2018
I was apart of the Disney College Program and worked at a resort doing quick service food and beverage. My coworkers weren't the nicest people to work with and made it difficult for me to feel comfortable at work. Extremely fast pace environment and a lot of information thrown at you at once. Also dealing with a lot of foreign people who aren't the kindest and hard to understand. It had it's okay moments, but for the most part I couldn't wait to be done with my internship. In the end it was an extremely challenging job, but rewarding because it's a great resume booster. All in all, I'm glad I did it and stuck it out.
Park and hotel discounts for family and friends, Free admission for workers, Earn free tickets after so many hours worked
Very fast paced, Rude coworkers, Unorganized management
Disney College Program Intern (Former Employee) – Orlando, FL – July 23, 2018
In the Quick Service Food & Beverage industry, it's fast-paced and a lot of physical labor. At my location, I was in a hot kitchen all day, working about 10-12 hours a day, and about 60 hours a week. It was extremely exhausting and difficult work. But it was worth it to get to network with engineers higher up in the company, as well as learn the ins and outs of Disney Engineering.
Great work enviroment depending on your leadership
College Program Intern (Former Employee) – Orlando, FL – June 23, 2018
Not every role in the Disney Parks will be for you, but the experience is still worth applying for. Based on my time in two programs, it's clear that the company values its workers and wants them to stay. Speak up and let management know what you need, and the leaders who care about their work will do their best to help.
Excellent connections, top company on your resume, valuable customer service experience
Long hours at minimum wage, little control over your position and location at hire
Disney College Program Intern (Former Employee) – Orlando, FL – June 6, 2018
the job was very productive and interesting. loved meeting new people, the leadership was terrible. they did not care about us. they were barley around, The company as it self is a great company but my environment was not as great as it should have been.
College Program Internship (Former Employee) – Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, FL – May 27, 2018
Disney is magical. You know that. But a front line job at Disney is what it is. You will have to deal with incompetent coworkers, coordinators, and managers. Disney does not reward performance or intelligence, they reward following the oldest person there like a sheep. They don't want people to lead, they want you to do what you're told. I could not stand interacting with anyone outside of my friend circle. Yet despite all of this, it's awesome. You have the chance to make magic for others, and that is your reward. You just have to have a good attitude, and don't let the fools bring you down. Be what Walt would have wanted you to be.
College Internship Program (Current Employee) – Anaheim, CA – May 21, 2018
Worked in the kitchen doing food prep. Schedules can be inconsistent. Long hours on your feet and can be tough on your whole body. Prep things can take awhile to get use to it but other than everyone is helpful.
College Program Intern (Former Employee) – Orlando, FL – May 15, 2018
Working for the Disney College Program in Walt Disney World was a life changing experience and I recommend it for anyone willing to go! I learned a lot about myself that I wouldn't normally at any other job. The management was extremely helpful and the job as a whole as eye opening and truly magical
College Program Intern (Former Employee) – Orlando, FL – May 2, 2018
I was a life guard for disney. I learned how to interact with people from all over the world. Management was great, and I never felt uncomfortable coming to them with a problem. Workplace culture is amazing. The hardest part of my job was leaving everyday. The most enjoyable part of my job was the interaction with different people everyday and making guests' vacations magical.
Disney College Program Internship (Former Employee) – Orlando, FL – April 17, 2018
Each day I had a great time interacting with guests and fellow cast members. Fellow cast members were always helpful when you had a problem you could not solve yourself. Making magic for the guest everyday was very rewarding and there is no feeling like it. You never felt alone and were always included in events with fellow cast members. Great customer service experience because you get to service guests from all over the world.
College Program Intern / Backlot Express (Former Employee) – Orlando, FL – April 16, 2018
Selected to be apart of the Walt Disney World Resort after a 3-step web-based & phone Interview process; 15,000 Applicants with only 7,000 Selected per season. High standards of operation. Comprehensive guest service
College Program (Internship) (Former Employee) – Orlando, FL – April 10, 2018
I would not take back the internship. I was surrounded by professionals who loved what they did and every day I learned something new. My coworkers kept me sane when I worked 13 days straight at times and 12+ hour shifts. It was hard not to love being at work because guests couldn't afford for you to have a bad day. I truly learned a lot from my short time there.