Disney World is hiring 3,500 people ahead of a busy summer

Resort offers hefty signing bonuses for some
Posted: 1:49 PM, Apr 26, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-26 18:49:24Z

(CNN Money) -- The most magical place on Earth is hiring.

Disney World is looking for people to fill 3,500 positions ahead of its busy summer season.

The resort — which has full-time, part-time and seasonal jobs available on its housekeeping, transportation, lifeguarding and food and beverage teams — is offering hefty signing bonuses for some of the positions.

Culinary specialists, for example, could receive up to $3,000 when they join the team.

Disney World launches a major hiring push every spring ahead of the summer, when tourists flood the parks in Orlando, Florida. The resort includes well-known parks like the Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom and Epcot.

The Magic Kingdom is the most popular theme park in the world, according to a  report  by the Themed Entertainment Association. More than 20 million people visited the park in 2016.