Disney Parks Blog Articles

Disney Aspire Helps Cast Member Achieve Animatronics Dream Role

Recently celebrating its fifth anniversary, Disney Aspire is the 100% tuition paid upfront education investment program that continues to change the lives of cast members. Meet Brett Crane, who is making his younger self proud as a show controls engineering intern at Walt Disney World Resort. Brett is on the global engineering and technology team working hands-on with Disney thrills, supporting locations like Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance and Soarin’ Over California!

Disney Cast Member Plants Seeds for the Future with Disney Aspire

Horticulture manager Brian Dempsay started his Disney career as many do – on a Disney Professional Internship working in greenhouses at The Land pavilion in EPCOT. Becoming a cast member created endless possibilities for Brian, like advancing roles in horticulture where he helped maintain beautiful and iconic landscapes across Walt Disney World Resort, including the front entrance of Magic Kingdom Park.

Celebrate Her Story: Meet the Engineers Keeping the Attractions Moving at Disney

Disney Parks are home to some of the most innovative and immersive experiences for guests around the world. This Women’s History Month, we are shining a spotlight on two engineers who are essential in keeping the attractions moving at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Senior Managers of Engineering Services Angel Price and Sarah Wood help lead a talented team of cast members including mechanics, technicians and engineers to help maintain these beloved experiences for thousands of guests year-round.

Walt Disney World Cast Honored at 2023 Service Celebration

Every Disney cast member has their own unique career journey. For Dianne, it began at Magic Kingdom Park, just a few years after opening before she transferred to The Disney Inn (now Shades of Green). As fate would have it, her future husband, Don, began working in the same area around the time she moved work locations. The two were like ships passing in the night, until a year later when Don also transferred to the resort. It was an instant Disney love story that resulted from working at The Most Magical Place on Earth.

Disney Cast Compete in Walt Disney World’s Ultimate Trivia Event

Do you know which event happened every Friday on the original “Mickey Mouse Club” TV show? Or can you finish the lyrics from this Magic Kingdom Park nighttime parade: “On this magic night, a million stars will play beside us, cast a spell of light…”? Stumped? Don’t worry, I was too. Fortunately, I had a little help from some of our biggest fans – Disney cast members – to answer these questions and more at the annual Goofy’s Mystery Tour!

Disney Cast Members Conquer Wellness Goals

It’s officially the dog days of summer, but our cast members aren’t letting the heat stop them from continuing their wellness journeys. Since March, hundreds of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products cast members have been participating in the Be Well…Be You program, an exclusive reward program that encourages cast to focus on their physical and mental health with fun rewards and prizes for exercising, cooking a healthy meal, finding a moment of mindfulness and so much more.

Disney Cast Member and Service Dog Find Community Together

Growing up on a small farm in Illinois, Katie Erickson and her family went on a vacation once every two years. Yet, every trip was the same –a visit to Walt Disney World. In fact, it’s the only place her father would want to visit. The love of Disney was passed from her dad, inspiring Katie to one day become a cast member. But there’s another cast member in Katie’s family –her service dog, Murphy.

Disney Chef Duo Share Pride, Life and Love for Food and Culture

Disney chefs Gina and Dee start their morning as many couples do – by having a cup of coffee together. As we continue to celebrate Pride Month this June, we’re recognizing and celebrating the contributions of our LGBTQIA+ cast members like Gina and Dee. This dynamic duo has worked together at Disney since 2003, where they quickly bonded over their passion for food and cultures. But it wasn’t until 2006 that their friendship truly began, blossoming into a wonderful life together.

4 Ways to Celebrate World Health Day as a Disney Cast Member

While everyone’s wellness journey is different, the end goal is almost always the same: to Be Well. For those who are just starting down their own path or are hesitant to start, Liz Lynch, encourages her fellow cast members to try the various events and resources Disney offers. “Start small, find what works best, outline what you want to achieve and make it happen,” Liz shared. “But most importantly, have fun!”
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