Rachel Largay ‘19 (pictured right) and Mikayla Burridge ‘21 (pictured left) are spending nine months as cast members at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, having earned coveted paid internships through the Disney College Program.
The program provides on-the-job experience in various operational aspects of Disney’s theme parks and resort properties as well as academic course work and college credit. Largay, who recently graduated from UMaine with a degree in biology, works as a cast member at two Magic Kingdom Park’s attractions: “Peter Pan’s Flight” and “It’s a Small World.” Burridge, a theater major, is a cast member with Magic Kingdom’s “Jungle Cruise.”
Both Black Bears share an apartment in the Disney complex with other Disney College interns. They will complete their internships in January.