Cultural Representatives returning to EPCOT's World Showcase later this summer

Mar 25, 2022 in "EPCOT"

Posted: Friday March 25, 2022 12:16pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney's Cultural Representative Program will make a return to Walt Disney World in August 2022 after more than a two year-long pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Disney said today, "the Disney Cultural Representative program will return in phases and begin welcoming the first new participants in August."

Participants from select countries whose program was shortened, cancelled or waitlisted in 2020, as well as those who had an offer and had not yet arrived, are currently being contacted for the first opportunity to reapply.

During the phased re-introduction, initial recruitment will start in Germany, Norway, Italy, France, UK, and Canada for World Showcase at EPCOT. Additional countries will be added once they clear travel restrictions and / or have CDC-authorized vaccine availability.

The Cultural Representative Program provides Cast Members that work at the pavilions of EPCOT's World Showcase. Since EPCOT's reopening in summer 2020, the World Showcase pavilions have been staffed by local Cast Members dressed in standard costumes.

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DCBaker10 days ago

Cultural Exchange participants have begun arriving -

DznyGrlSD24 days ago

Great update! Can't wait to see them back

AJ9224 days ago

This is wonderful news! World Showcase will once again feel alive with the return of the Cultural Reps. I know they're excited as well!!

The Mom24 days ago

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Awesome. We arrive on the 2nd so should get to see them back during the trip. They all absolutely make World Showcase

castlecake2.024 days ago

Aug 1st is first batch. Then it looks like ever 2 weeks there will be a new arrive through the fall.

ToTBellHop24 days ago

Everything except Mexico starts then. It’ll be a ramp up, however, so it’s not as though they’ll be in full force by August.

aladdin200724 days ago

is that still for August or has it been moved?

ToTBellHop24 days ago

So far, we’ve heard Germany, Norway, Italy, France, UK, Mexico, and Canada.

Sirwalterraleigh24 days ago

Akershus is what they feed Scandinavian prisoners 👍🏻

mattpeto24 days ago

We need Norway, France and Japan for Akershus, Monsieur Paul and Takumi-Tei.

ToTBellHop24 days ago

The Dark Lord states Mexico is hiring, too. Arrival dates are as early as Halloween.

castlecake2.0Apr 29, 2022

Offers for august have started going out :)

peter11435Apr 14, 2022

That’s not whats going on here. I’ll go with what I know.