Program Dates

2017 Cohort Schedule


May 8 Resort & Destination Development & Lodging Operations and Management course begins online
June 29 Arrival in Gainesville, Florida; dormitory check-in
June 30 Orientation at the University of Florida; lectures and on-campus activities begin
July 8 & 9 Site visits in northern and central Florida
July 10 Arrival and check-in at Walt Disney World® Resort
July 12-13 Orientation at Walt Disney World Resort
July 14 Disney Traditions course*; first day of employment
August 4 Completion of Resort & Destination Development & Lodging Operations and Management courses
August 21- December 11 Selected Course and Internship in Leisure Services to be completed on the Disney campus and online
December 11 Project Presentations and Luncheon
December 21 Last Day of Disney Program / Check-Out day

* Disney Traditions is the program that introduces each new generation of cast members to the culture and heritage of the world-famous Disney organization. With a focus on the past, present, and future of Disney, Disney Traditions will help you recognize and appreciate the connections you have to the Disney story, the daily impact you can have on the quality of the Disney Show, and the role you can play in the company’s growth and success.