The Disney Experience


World-Class Academic Training

Program participants will have the opportunity to work in front-of-the-house operations at Disney’s theme parks and resorts and obtain real-world experience working for a world-renowned entertainment company.  This will be an once-in-a-lifetime experience where students will meet people from all over the world and gain valuable experience for their resume.  Students will work with and learn invaluable business strategies from Disney leaders and develop and refine their skills in leadership, communication, guest service, teamwork, and responsibility.

Participants will have the opportunity to work in the following roles:

  • Full-Service Food and Beverage
  • Lifeguard
  • Character Performer
  • Resort Hospitality: Front Desk Operations*Character Attendant - Updated
  • Concierge*
  • Costuming*
  • Culinary*

*this role has a very limited amount of positions available, if available at the time of application*

Role Rotation (If any of the following roles are assigned, students will rotate through two of them during the course of the program):

  • Quick Service Restaurant
  • Operations: Attractions OR Operations: Main Entrance
  • Merchandise 

Students will work 30 – 37.5 hours per week and be paid approximately $9 USD per hour. (Slight variation in hourly pay rate varies by role assigned. Scheduled hours may increase when classes are not in session or during employee transition periods.) Participants will have the opportunity to work at any one of Walt Disney World Resort theme parks, resorts or other recreational areas including water parks and Downtown Disney® Area.

For more role information,visit the Disney International Programs website: http://ip.disneycareers.com/en/academic-exchange-program/role-information/.