Walt Disney World Announces Return of Disney College Program

ORLANDO, Florida – Walt Disney World announced Monday that it will once again welcome students from across the country to participate in the Disney College Program.

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

As a result, the students who participated in the program were forced to leave early and return home. Disney officials said Monday they are urging attendees whose program ended earlier or was suspended in 2020 to reapply and return to Walt Disney World.

Disney said attendees who have been impacted during this time will begin to receive exclusive email communications about this new opportunity.

“The Disney College Program has always been a source of optimism and pride for our business with participants each bringing new ideas, talents and perspectives. While that will not change, we are evolving our Disney programs to reflect the new world around us, ”Disney officials explained.

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When the program resumes, participants will move into the new state of the art Flamingo Crossings Village Resort-style resort, located just off Western Way and State Road 429. Disney has said those returning to a program this summer will be the first attendees to call this beautiful new community home.

Flamingo Crossings Village (Disney)

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

“Attendees will receive pre-arrival communication regarding our enhanced security measures, including updates that promote physical distancing, required face coverings in all common areas, and a new contactless move-in experience in curbside, “officials described on the website.

Disney officials have said that as more cast members are brought back, along with the Disney College program, they hope to release future details on other programs, including international Disney programs. , the Disney culinary program and those of Disneyland Resort.

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Click here to learn more about the Disney College Program.

Walt Disney World will celebrate its 50th anniversary on October 1 of this year.

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