Disney Welcomes First Wave of College Program Students Again


ORLANDO, Florida – Disney is bringing back one of its most magical programs.

Walt Disney World officials welcomed the first batch of new Disney College Program students to Central Florida on Tuesday.

The program was suspended in March 2020 after the theme parks were forced to close due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In early May, Disney announced that the program would restart in a whole new way.

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“The Disney College Program is back and today we welcomed the first of many students to move into the new Flamingo Crossings Village,” Disney described on its Facebook distribution and community page. “What a joyful day for all of our future Cast Members as they begin this new adventure full of hope, inspiration and magic. We are delighted to welcome them to our Cast family as they settle in and begin their training this week.

Disney College Program students return (Walt Disney Distribution and Community of Words)

Disney said it is implementing the same health and safety protocols it has at its theme parks for the college program.

“Many of our leaders started their careers with the college program and I’m proud to see it continue to develop further for the future,” said Jeff Vahle, president of Walt Disney World Resort, in an Instagram post. . “As our industry and community continue to rebound, we are focused on continuing to gradually reopen and get more people back to work.”

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Disney college program student chatting with Walt Disney World Resort President Jeff Vahle (JeffVahle / Instagram)

Disney is currently accepting applications for full-time and part-time workers.

Interested candidates can apply here.

Click here to learn more about the Disney College program.

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