As a Disney College Program participant, you have the chance to be part of something amazing. Not just the program itself, but also so many other exciting things that happen within the program. From the opening of new attractions and shows, to milestone anniversaries and celebrations, all of these opportunities make your internship experience something you’ll never forget.

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On July 17, our Disneyland participants in California took part in a celebration that no other group of participants will ever witness…the 61st anniversary of the Disneyland Resort! The entire week was filled with cast celebrations, special birthday treats and unique Disneyland history and heritage moments that everyone enjoyed.

Incredible Disney milestones like this are like a badge of honor for cast members because it’s such a privilege to work at a place that’s been making people happy and putting smiles on their faces for so many years.  It also gave us time to reflect upon what it means to be part of such a huge milestone within The Walt Disney Company and at Walt Disney’s original theme park.

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I think Hector, a current Disneyland participant, summed it up best when describing what it’s like to be part of Disney history during the program:

“Being a cast member is so special to me. It’s a privilege and honor to uphold the tradition and heritage of the Disney magic that our guests have loved for the past 61 years. I have the honor to continue the magic for guests and ensure that the tradition and vision that Walt Disney had stays alive and continues to make dreams come true.”
– Hector, Resort Transportation and Parking

If you’ve participated in the Disney College Program, share with us some of your favorite memories of a time when you helped launch a new attraction or had the chance to work during a milestone anniversary or celebration. These opportunities are truly what makes each program so unique and the memories that you have are something that you’ll carry with you forever.

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Happy 61st Anniversary, Disneyland! Thank you for bringing so much joy and happiness to so many people around the world, including our Disney College Program participants!

BrandonDisneyland Resort Housing Communications