The Spring 2020 Disney College Program ended abruptly due to the current global pandemic. The DCP was initially suspended as a result of both the temporary closure of Disneyland Resort in California and Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.
And now, we regret to announce that Disney has officially cancelled the upcoming Fall 2020 Disney College Program.
If you aren’t familiar, the Disney College Program is described as:
As a Disney College Program participant, you’ll become part of the magic that is known worldwide. Gain valuable, on-the-job experience working in our parks and resorts, participate in college coursework, and have the opportunity to meet and live with people from all over the country and potentially the world in company-sponsored housing. This truly unique five- to seven-month program allows participants to network with leaders, take part in personal and career development classes, and build transferable skills such as problem-solving, teamwork, guest service and effective communication.
Unfortunately, Disney Internships and Programs officially announced that they cannot move forward with the Fall 2020 Disney College Program on their social media pages. Within the Facebook page, Disney Internships and Programs included sample letters that were sent to applicants today.
The cancellation is for both Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort — both sample letters are below.
Several users have taken to Twitter to announce the cancellation of their Disney College Program for this upcoming fall season.
My Disney college program just got canceled
I’m overly broken and torn up and upset
2020 is officially the worst year of my life
— tøp things (@TourDe_CBUS) July 2, 2020
Today the Disney College Program officially announced that the fall program was cancelled and I am heartbroken. I have lost so many opportunities this year and this truly was my last hope. I understand why but it hurts when you work so hard only for it to be out of your control.
— Disney Daddy (@JordanPulido) July 2, 2020
well my graduation and disney college program were both cancelled within 24 hrs….2020 is NOT my year
— chelsea (@chelseamhofmann) July 2, 2020
We hope everyone continues to stay safe during this time, and our hearts go out to every Disney College Program participant whose program was cut short due to the park closures and to all the applicants who just found out the Fall 2020 program is officially cancelled.
If you plan on applying to the Disney College Program in the future, be sure to take our tips and tricks, which you can find here.
Inside the Magic will continue to update you as we get new information.
Walt Disney World Resort is gearing up for its reopening of its theme parks on July 11 (Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom) and on July 15 (EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios).
Do you plan on visiting the theme parks when they reopen? Let us know in the comments.