Tag Archives: Cast Member

Grand Floridian Greeter Richard

Grand Floridian Greeter Richard 1 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 Holds Annual Spring Hiring Event For Over 3,500 Positions 2 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 WaltDisneyWorld.jobs/spring or attend one of several in-person spr Continue Reading

Disney Magic By Guest Blogger and former Marine, Cliff!

Disney Magic By Guest Blogger and former Marine, Cliff! 3 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

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

Every Role a Starring Role – Mickey’s Fun Wheel Machinist at the Disneyland Resort 7 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

Every Role a Starring Role – Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort Hair & Makeup Artist 8 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 – Disneyland Resort Show Operations Host

Every Role a Starring Role – Disneyland Resort Show Operations Host 9 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

Random Acts of Kindness Thursday Rewind ~ Cast Member Magic!

Random Acts of Kindness Thursday Rewind ~ Cast Member Magic! 10 Here is a story we posted from our Cast Member friend Michael last year and we wanted to share it with you all again It’s Thursday Everyone, time for a feel good story with a Disney spin to it! Our entry today comes from one of my WDW Cast Member friends, Michael. Michael used to make magic at the Emporium on Main Street, now he’s helping create magic as a Character Attendant for some of our favorite p Continue Reading

Every Role a Starring Role – Aviator at Soarin’ Over California at Disney California Adventure Park

Every Role a Starring Role – Aviator at Soarin’ Over California at Disney California Adventure Park 11 From Kevin Rafferty, Jr., Communications Specialist, Disneyland Resort and posted on the Disney Parks Blog. Welcome aboard, flight enthusiasts! I’m Kevin, your in-flight entertainment for the next 3-4 minutes. As many of you know, we immerse our guests in the rich history and vibrant surroundings of the state of California when they visit Disney California Adventure park here at Disneyland Resort. As an Aviato Continue Reading

Reward Your Favorite CM with a Gift from WhatWouldWaltDo.com!

Reward Your Favorite CM with a Gift from WhatWouldWaltDo.com! 12 While at a Disney Park, do you ever see a Cast Member that you think does an amazing job, going above and beyond for guests? I know I do! Well, our friends at WWWD (What Would Walt Do) have a great way to do something extra as a thank you for a special Cast Member! Here’s a little bit about what they do: In the year 2000, we were founded to express appreciation to all of those Cast Members who keep the finest Continue Reading

Every Role a Starring Role – Monorail Pilot

Every Role a Starring Role - Monorail Pilot 13 As most readers know, I’m a big fan of the video’s Disney puts out in regards to the Every Role A Starring Role.  They take a specific job of a cast member at Disneyland Resort and talk to them and we learn a little more about what they do each and every day to bring the Disney Magic to us, the fans.  Here is Kevin Rafferty, Jr.’s blog. This month, we celebrate the 55th anniversary of the Dis Continue Reading

Mike Larson, Disneyland Cast Member for 50 Years

Mike Larson, Disneyland Cast Member for 50 Years 14 The Disney Parks blog, Kevin Rafferty, Jr., Communications Specialist, Disneyland Resort, put out this blog about Mike Larson.  Mike  has worked at Disneyland for 50 years and still counting each day.  Congratulations to Mike on such an accomplishment.  Cast Members like Mike are the reason Disney is so loved.  He performs his role everyday and interacts with guests daily. For 50 years, Mike Larson has worked Continue Reading