Category Archives: Every Role A Starring Role

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

Every Role a Starring Role – Disney Ambassador at the Disneyland Resort, a 50-Year Tradition

From  Kevin Rafferty, Jr., Communications Specialist, Disneyland Resort and posted on the Disney Parks Blog. Disney Ambassadors Allie Kawamoto and Jessica Bernard recently sat down with me to discuss what it’s like to be an Ambassador of the Disneyland Resort, a tradition dating back to 1965. Fifty years later, Allie and Jessica carry forward Walt Disney’s vision of an official representative for the Disneyl Continue Reading

Every Role a Starring Role: Tiki Juice Bar Hostess at the Disneyland Resort

From Kevin Rafferty, Jr., Communications Specialist, Disneyland Resort and posted on the Disney Parks Blog. One of my favorite snacks at the Disneyland Resort is a Dole Whip from the Tiki Juice Bar. The popular treat has been served at the Tiki Juice Bar since 1976 when the location was first sponsored by Dole with the Enchanted Tiki Room. With the summer heat, we wanted to spotlight Tiki Juice Bar Hostess Jenn Continue Reading

Every Role a Starring Role – Disneyland Resort Show Operations Host

From Kevin Rafferty, Jr., Communications Specialist, Disneyland Resort and posted on the Disney Parks blog. Disneyland Resort cast member Adam Rieders helps create a smooth experience for guests watching the “Paint the Night” parade and “Disneyland Forever” fireworks spectacular. You may have met Adam already if you have been to Disneyland park recently to watch these new nighttime shows for the Disneylan Continue Reading

Every Role a Starring Role – Walt Disney Imagineering Graphic Designer at the Disneyland Resort

From  Kevin Rafferty, Jr., Communications Specialist, Disneyland Resort and posted on the Disney Parks Blog. As a graphic designer, Imagineer Kirstin Makela visually communicates Disney stories throughout the Disneyland Resort, even designing many of the graphics for the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration. Appropriately enough, we are featuring her in our 60th episode of Every Role a Starring Role! Which grap Continue Reading

Every Role a Starring Role: Disneyland Resort Casting Recruiter

From Kevin Rafferty, Jr., Communications Specialist, Disneyland Resort and posted on the Disney Parks Blog. As a casting recruiter, Steven Warkentin brings magic to our guests through hiring our future magic-makers. In fact, he’s held a number of the positions for which he hires including roles in attractions, entertainment and custodial guest services. Steven says, “I get to offer jobs to candidates who are Continue Reading

Every Role a Starring Role – Disneyland Resort Merchandise Planner

From Kevin Rafferty, Jr., Communications Specialist, Disneyland Resort and posted on the Disney Parks Blog. Disneyland Resort cast member Freda Hardison is responsible for the inventory planning of toys, such as the popular “Build Your Own Lightsaber,” for merchandise locations at the Disneyland Resort. She also volunteers time with our Diversity Resource Group (DRG) PULSE to provide cultural insight about t Continue Reading

Every Role a Starring Role – Disneyland Resort Topiary Engineer

From Kevin Rafferty, Jr., Communications Specialist, Disneyland Resort and posted on the Disney Parks Blog. When we set out to film an “Every Role a Starring Role” about the talented team who cares for the topiaries of theDisneyland Resort, the words “topiary engineer” did not come to mind right away – at least for me! Turns out, that is the job title of Sarah Day and a nod to her skill of maintaining t Continue Reading

Every Role a Starring Role – Disneyland Resort Balloon Vendor

As I have said before, I really enjoy the Every Role a Starring Role videos from Disneyland.  I saw this one posted on the Disney Parks blog and wanted to share it with all of you. One of the biggest symbols of being in Disneyland or Walt Disney World is the Mickey Balloons.  In the early years, Disneyland park had costumed balloon vendors who sold 25¢ balloons in three areas of the park: Fantasyland, Tomorrow Continue Reading

Every Role a Starring Role – Dapper Dans of Disneyland Park

From Melanie Vogel, External Communications Specialist, Disneyland Resort and posted on the Disney Parks Blog. Singing, dancing, playing their unique organ chimes and even riding a bicycle built for four is all part of a day in the life of a Dapper Dan! The Dapper Dans are an iconic part of the Main Street, U.S.A., experience at the Disneyland Resort. In this episode of “Every Role a Starring Role,” hear fro Continue Reading