Disney World Has 3,500 Jobs Open — And Some Come With A $3,000 Hiring Bonus

How would you describe your office? Odds are, “the happiest place on earth” is not in the description. If you’d like it to be, however, you just might be in luck.

Disney World is currently looking to fill 3,500 summer positions, some of which come with new hire bonuses of up to $3,000. The openings that include a hiring bonus are full-time, part-time and seasonal jobs in the areas of lifeguarding, housekeeping, culinary and bus driving.

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If hired, you may also be eligible for Disney World’s benefit package, which can include health insurance, vacation and sick time and a retirement plan, depending on the position.

The jobs range in skill level, pay and the amount you’ll receive as a bonus. We should point out that not all the jobs include a bonus. Dishwashers, for example, will make $10 and will not get a starting bonus, while the culinary chef assistant position pays $13.95 to $14.73 per hour and does come with a $3,000 signing bonus.

Here’s a closer look at all the positions:


If you’re interested in being a lifeguard at Walt Disney World, you should make plans to attend a job fair on May 2 at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

Lifeguards receive a starting rate of $10.25/hour for shallow water and $11.25/hour for deep water. Full- and part-time jobs come with a $1,000 new hire bonus, while seasonal lifeguarding duties include a $500 bonus. Visit the Disney jobs page for more information on the lifeguard job openings.

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Bus Drivers

Disney World bus drivers make $12.65 an hour and both the full- and part-time positions come with a $500 signing bonus. If interested, you will need a valid Florida drivers license to begin the process of getting a Commercial Driver License — if you don’t already have a CDL.

If hired, you’ll receive paid training to get your CDL and the cost of the CDL will be covered by Disney. To apply, just visit the Disney job posting.

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You’ll want to make your way to the Walt Disney World Casting Center in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, for a job fair on May 9 if you’re interested in a housekeeping job.

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Pay for full- and part-time positions is $10.50 an hour and you’ll get a hiring bonus of $1,250. Job duties include overall cleaning of guest rooms and interacting with guests by responding to their requests, assisting with directions and sharing information.

Visit the job posting for more information on working in housekeeping at Walt Disney World.

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Disney is also looking to hire dishwashers, stewards, culinary cooks, food and beverage food handlers and hosts and lead line cooks. Not all positions come with a signing bonus, but advanced line cooks will get a bonus of $1,000, while the culinary chef assistant (lead line cook) will get $3,000. Pay ranges from around $10 an hour for dishwashers, stewards and food handlers and hosts, to between $12 and $15 an hour for cooks. To see all culinary positions currently open, visit the Disney jobs page.

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Just think, you could be responsible for making Disney’s famous Dole Whip!

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Security And Reservations Agents

Although they do not include singing bonuses, Disney is also hiring people for jobs in security and at their reservation center.

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