Disney will be ending all Disney College Program participant programs and sending participants home once the theme parks close due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) next week.
Disney will be closing many of the Disney Program housing complexes and requires Disney College Program participants to be out by March 18th. The programs impacted will be the Disney College Program, Disney Culinary Program, Disney Cultural Exchange Program, and Disney Academic Exchange Program. All Disney College Program Cast Members will be paid through the end of March, and weekly housing deductions will be waived. All Disney College Program participants will be given successful completion marks. Here’s a look at the email sent out to Disney College Program Cast Members.
With the closure of the Walt Disney World theme parks, Cast Members will be staffed at the resorts and transportation positions in addition to required security. The Walt Disney World theme parks will be closed through March 31, 2020, as of publish time, and final staffing decisions are being made this weekend. While some Cast Members will still have to work to maintain the resorts and transportation, there will be no College Program Cast Members working during the closures. Decisions about future College Program staffing hasn’t been made yet.
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