Category Archives: Cast Member

My Favorite Disney Memory – What is yours?

Who remembers the morning show that used to take place every morning to open Magic Kingdom? It was my absolute favorite! The Mayor of Main Street, USA would come out and welcome everyone, the dancers/singers would perform, the train would roll in with the characters, and that one family would walk out to join in the countdown. How lucky were those people that got picked? Speaking from experience, super lucky! I had Continue Reading

What’s the Disney Secret?

Truth time; haven’t you always been curious, why do we keep coming back to Disney? We’ve been on the rides dozens of times, seen the fireworks from every possible viewing spot, walked down Main Street hundreds of times, did loser laps in the largest of parking lots trying to find the best spots, and yet, we keep coming back for more. Being of the inquisitive, research oriented mind I set out to discover what’ Continue Reading

Grand Floridian Greeter Richard

With the passing of this beloved man, I thought I’d share an article that Susanne did on him awhile back, in his honor.  God bless you Richard! ~M   We often talk about the special touches that keep us coming back to Disney year after year, and the Cast Members often play a big part in that experience. If you’ve ever been to the Grand Floridian Resort, you may have walked right by a Disney legend and Continue Reading

Walt Disney World Resort Holds Annual Spring Hiring Event For Over 3,500 Positions

Walt Disney World Resort is hosting its annual spring hiring event throughout the months of April and May in an effort to fill over 3,500 roles across the resort. Available positions include full-time, part-time and seasonal roles within housekeeping, transportation, lifeguard, food and beverage and many more. Candidates may apply online at or attend one of several in-person spr Continue Reading

The Shoe Tree

Interesting…. One way to get around while on Disney property is by boat. On our most recent trip, we took the boat from Ft. Wilderness to the Contemporary (with a stop Wilderness Lodge depending on the direction of the boat). As we were nearing River Country, I noticed a tree in the water that had shoes hanging all over it. All of the shoes were paired, tied, and white. Curious about the reasoning behind it, Continue Reading

Disney Magic By Guest Blogger and former Marine, Cliff!

Disney magic is real, and it can come in many shapes and sizes! On a recent trip to Walt Disney World, a former Marine shared a very touching story about an encounter he had with a Cast Member. While boarding a bus, the guest noticed how the bus driver was standing. These are his words from the encounter, “This bus driver stands at parade rest while folks load onto his bus. He said he does this because his father Continue Reading

Cast Member Discounts

Attention Cast Members! It’s time to pull out that valid Cast Member ID! Now through November 11th, Cast Members at Walt Disney World will receive a 20% discount on food and non-alcoholic beverages at Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival! That’s right! The discount can be used Mondays – Thursdays at about 30 of the festivals marketplaces and is only valid with accepted non-cash payments. Of course, valid Cast Mem Continue Reading

Celebrities Who Worked For Disney

We thought it would be fun to reveal some stars who got their start working at one of the Disney Parks. Some you may have heard before, but others you might not be aware of. Taye Diggs – Taye worked at Toyko Disneyland as a dancer in Sebastian’s Caribbean Carnival. Robin Williams – It is rumored that Robin worked on the Jungle Cruise in Disneyland as a tour guide. Steve Martin – Steve worked in the Fantasy Continue Reading

Every Role a Starring Role – Mickey’s Fun Wheel Machinist at the Disneyland Resort

From Kevin Rafferty, Jr., External Communications Manager, Disneyland Resort and posted on the Disney Parks Blog. In this episode of “Every Role a Starring Role,” you’ll meet Kat Powell, a Machinist at Mickey’s Fun Wheel in Disney California Adventure park. Kat completed a four-year machinist training program through Fullerton College, funded by the Disneyland Resort, which allowed her to pursue an advance Continue Reading

Every Role a Starring Role – Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort Hair & Makeup Artist

From  Kevin Rafferty, Jr., External Communications Manager, Disneyland Resort and posted on the Disney Parks Blog. Disneyland Resort cast member Zarina Herrera is a hair and makeup artist who takes us behind the scenes during the spookiest time of year in this episode of “Every Role a Starring Role.” From creating a cadaverous pallor to the season’s creepiest hairdo, take a look at all the hard work it take Continue Reading

The Main Street Characters! By Guest Blogger Heather Araskiewicz

Arriving at the Magic Kingdom early has its advantages. You may get there in time to see the “rope drop” park opening show. You could enter the park before most of the crowd and run for your favorite attraction hopefully avoiding the lines. But if you are in no rush and take your time walking up Main Street you may be lucky enough to see some of the Main Street Characters. I recently met the Mayor of Continue Reading