Disney College & Culinary Programs cast members will have the opportunity to meet and live with people from all over the country, as well as the world, within our housing complexes. These complexes are diverse in their amenities and floor plans. Each offers the opportunity to meet fellow participants and create a sense of home in a comfortable living community.
Two - to four-bedroom apartments are available, and housing costs and placement are determined when participants check in on their arrival day. All apartment assignments are based on availability.
Please note housing is only allowed for participants of the Program, and no one under the age of 18 is permitted in housing. Cast members living in our housing complexes who are under the age of 21 upon arrival automatically will be placed in a Wellness apartment (dry apartment, no alcohol).
Approximately 10 days prior to arrival, participants will be asked to pre-register for housing. During this pre-registration process, they will be able to indicate their apartment complex and unit size preferences. They may also be able to indicate specific roommate preferences.
Please note that all apartment space is shared. Each bedroom is double occupancy (example: a three-bedroom apartment will house six participants).
A detailed overview of the housing pre-registration system, DORMS, can be found on disneyprogramsblog.com/dorms.
Requesting to live offsite
Some participants may have family near the Walt Disney World Resort, or are already familiar with the local area may prefer to live off-site. Please note off-site participants are unable to utilize Disney Housing sponsored transportation.
Once a participant joins housing, they agree to stay through the duration of the program. If you are interested in off-site housing, you will need to opt out on DORMS during pre-registration.
You'll receive your address and phone number upon your arrival, as well as the name of your company-sponsored housing complex. There are no elevators in our apartment complexes. However, there are accessible apartments. If you require medical accommodations for your apartment, please review the request process and download necessary forms from the Overview section of this site.
You will be able to receive mail delivered by the U.S. Postal Service, as well as UPS and FedEx packages. Packages can be sent to your apartment once you receive your address at arrival. However, the front desk will only receive and sign for packages sent to you through the U.S. Postal Service.
There are no nurses or medical facilities in the company-sponsored housing complexes, but there are many walk-in clinics close to the Walt Disney World Resort property if a doctor or nurse is ever needed. Pharmacies are also close to most company-sponsored housing complexes.
The complexes do not have Resident Assistants, but we do have a front desk at each housing complex, as well as a Housing Programs Office and Disney Service Center, to assist you with any questions or concerns during your Program.
Each apartment has a kitchen equipped with cooking and eating utensils with which meals can be prepared. And remember, shuttles from your housing complex can take you to the local grocery store. Meals will not be provided in the housing complex or in your work location. Full-service employee cafeterias, which provide meals at reasonable prices, are located at your work location. There are laundry facilities at each of the company-sponsored apartment complexes. Participants will have wired access to the Internet from their apartments and one phone line is provided per apartment. The property also has several wireless Internet hotspots.
Events in Housing
Participants may have the opportunity to take part in special events planned and hosted by the Housing Team. Housing Events are a great place to meet fellow participants, have fun and learn what the area has to offer.
Housing events include periodic welcome parties to greet new participants, featuring food, fun, music and visits from some of your favorite Disney characters. In addition to welcome events, pool parties, and movie nights, the Housing Team may organize trips to local Orlando area attractions.
Recent Housing Events are often featured on disneyprogramsblog.com.
Shuttle transportation is provided to and from your work location, as well as to and from other locations in the Orlando area. This transportation is on a set schedule, and therefore planning ahead is advised.
- Current vehicle registration
- Proof of insurance (You do not have to be the primary policy holder, but your name should be listed as being covered.)
- U.S. driver's license
All participants who operate a vehicle on property must have valid automobile liability insurance issued by an insurance company registered and authorized to sell automobile liability insurance in the United States that will cover any property damage or personal injury (including serious injury or death) caused by the participant while operating the vehicle.