Disney Programs for High School Students

Walt Disney World: I am instrested in joining a program for high school students at WDW

From Tyler Bell
Posted October 7, 2010 at 9:32 AM
I was wandering does disney offer programs for high school students that live in florida

From Hermione Potter
Posted October 7, 2010 at 11:16 AM
Well if you live in central florida you can apply to work there...most high schoolers there end up working at one of the big 3 at some point.
Disney has behind the scenes tours too, that can be interesting from a guest point of view, but not really any deals I don't think.
Not sure what exactly you mean.

From Tyler Rizzo
Posted October 7, 2010 at 11:35 AM
If you are talking about employment, I don't think so. High School students don't have full availability, and can not operate rides (At Disney).

If you are about to graduate, look into the Work Start program if you have no interest in college.

From Hermione Potter
Posted October 8, 2010 at 3:27 PM
Tyler half my friends worked at Disney in high school.(the other half worked at Universal or Sea World) That's where they get all their seasonal workers from, high schoolers just are not allowed to operate the rides until they turn 18. That's why most of the food and drink people you see are minors :)

From Tyler Rizzo
Posted October 8, 2010 at 5:33 PM
I never said you cant work there. I said they dont have a high school work program. And if you read my whole post, you will see where I said the same exact thing as you, that Disney doesnt let you operate a ride unless you are 18+.

From Hermione Potter
Posted October 9, 2010 at 3:12 PM
I did read your whole post but I think I misinterpreted what you meant. I took it as as 'no way, they dont hire anyone under 18' and was just pointing out that's not the case. sorry.

Anyway OP, if it doesn't have to be Disney, Universal has a high school on property for 11th and 12 grades. It's year round, you work half days and go to class half days. It's not meant for college bound students though, it's for if you want to work there after graduation.

From Tyler Bell
Posted October 11, 2010 at 8:04 AM
How do I join Universal's High School?

From Tyler Bell
Posted October 11, 2010 at 8:14 AM
Does anyone want to refer me at Disney or any of these parks?

From Hermione Potter
Posted October 11, 2010 at 5:57 PM

That's the best I could find on the high school, I think you have to call if you're really seriously interested.

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