These past few months have gone by so quickly for the Disney International and College Program teams! Hundreds of participants from all around the world arrived in Orlando, Florida, to begin a variety of programs, from the Disney College Program Fall Advantage to multiple Exchange Programs to our Cultural Representative Programs!

However, there was a slight change in plans for the well-known arrivals process.  In the past, international program participants would arrive and check in at their housing complex in order to process their paperwork and attend several different appointments.  And now, just like every cast member from program participants to executives, all participants travel to the Walt Disney World Casting Center to start their program! How suiting is it that every cast member now experiences walking through the famous doors with the doorknob from Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland”

In addition, this year was extra special as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Walt Disney World Casting building! For 30 years, cast members’ Disney journeys and careers have started with a walk through the doors, into the rotunda surrounded by golden statues of our iconic characters, and up the ramp where a mural of Walt himself greets them.

Is it your turn to walk through these famous doors next? Don’t forget to take it all in as you check in for your program and make it a moment to remember!

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