If you like free Disney World tickets, competitive hourly wages, hiring bonuses, head to Coronado Springs next week!

Disney World is hosting a job fair next Monday, September 20, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the convention center at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort.

The parks are hoping to hire between 700 and 1,100 new Cast Members per week through the end of 2021, per Disney executives, who say that they fully expect traffic to increase at the Most Magical Place on Earth in the coming weeks and months.

Last month, during the company’s third-quarter earnings call, Christine McCarthy, Disney’s Chief Financial Officer, said that Disney’s leadership continues to monitor and take into account the COVID-19 pandemic situation, including the more contagious and transmissible Delta variant of the virus, but that they intended to allow more Guests into the parks as Guests’ demand increases.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online before they attend the job fair, but it’s not a requirement, as Disney will provide computer access at the fair so that applicants can apply once they arrive at Coronado Springs.

Disney World currently has multiple openings across multiple departments in the Florida parks, including custodial jobs, culinary positions, housekeeping positions, and openings for jobs in food and beverages.

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In 2018, Disney came to an agreement with the largest union representing many of its Cast Members with regard to minimum wage. Under the agreement, Disney would gradually increase the minimum wage to $15 by this year for both part- and full-time employees. The new wages take effect October 3.

Hourly pay for Culinary positions at Mickey’s House currently ranges from $15.40 to $20. Part-time and full-time Mousekeeping positions offer starting pay of $16 per hour, and quick-service venues hiring for Cast Members currently bring on new staff beginning at $14 per hour.

Beginning October 3, starting pay for these positions will increase by $1 per hour. And Disney does offer benefits in addition to ticket perks.

Mousekeeping positions and certain culinary positions are eligible for new hire bonuses. Mousekeepers could see a hiring bonus of $1,000, and culinary Cast Members could see as much as $1,500 in a hiring bonus.


Those who are eligible for the bonuses will receive them in two payments–one payment after working for a minimum of 90 days, and one payment at the completion of 150 days of work.

To learn more about open positions at Disney World and applicant requirements, visit Disney’s job site here.



About Becky Burkett

I'm an enthusiastic writer who finds joy in random things like cold weather, snow, "I Love Lucy," "The Andy Griffith Show," journals full of blank paper, countdowns to Christmas, the month of December, "Toy Story," "Sleeping Beauty," my 4 kids, my 4 shih tsus, Disney Parks history, Imagineering and visiting the parks. I think Walt Disney is the standard against which genius should be measured. I love to write about Disney Parks, Disney history, all things Imagineering and PIXAR. I adore the colors, story and art direction of Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" (Team Make it Blue!), and "Toy Story" is life (minus "Toy Story 4"). I believe Walt Disney was so much more than an entertainment and theme park tycoon; I believe he was a savant with a vision for life and how it could be if happiness and kindness are strived for. I love Biergarten at EPCOT and 1900 Park Fare at Disney's Grand Floridian. You can find me croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room, chillin' on the PeopleMover or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. I'm always looking for Imagineers in the parks, and I'd rather meet Joe Rohde and Tony Baxter than anyone in Hollywood! Hey, if you dream it, you really can do it!