Category Archives: Cast Member

The Main Street Characters! By Guest Blogger Heather Araskiewicz

The Main Street Characters! By Guest Blogger Heather Araskiewicz 1 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

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

Every Role a Starring Role – Disney Ambassador at the Disneyland Resort, a 50-Year Tradition 2 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

Every Role a Starring Role: Tiki Juice Bar Hostess at the Disneyland Resort 3 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

Every Role a Starring Role – Disneyland Resort Show Operations Host 4 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

Cast Members Enjoy Exclusive Surprises During Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration

Cast Members Enjoy Exclusive Surprises During Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration 5 From Kevin Rafferty, Jr., Communications Specialist, Disneyland Resort and posted on the Disney Parks Blog. We’ve been dazzling guests with surprises since the launch of the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration – and as part of “60 Days of Dazzle,” our cast members are being surprised, too! Exclusive opportunities for us are one of my favorite parts of working at the Disneyland Resort. Here’s a look at Continue Reading

Random Acts of Kindness Thursday Rewind ~ Cast Member Magic!

Random Acts of Kindness Thursday Rewind ~ Cast Member Magic! 6 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 7 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

Wildlife Wednesday: Celebrating World Veterinary Day at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

Wildlife Wednesday: Celebrating World Veterinary Day at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts 8 From Scott Terrell, DVM, DACVP, Animal Operations Director, Disney’s Animal Programs and posted on the Disney Parks Blog. World Veterinary Day promotes animal health, animal welfare and public health globally. Since its initiation in 2000, this day has been recognized on the last Saturday of April and provides a great opportunity to raise awareness about the amazing work veterinarians around the world do to pro Continue Reading

Check Out This Amazing Bossa Nova Cover of “Part of Your World”

Check Out This Amazing Bossa Nova Cover of "Part of Your World" 9 This week a young man named Andrew Berg shared an amazing video of a bossa nova cover of “Part of Your World” by ABQ:Archives on social media and asked people to share it. When I came across the video I knew I had to share it, but I also felt that the five musicians in the video needed to have their story told. Andrew was nice enough to answer a few questions about the music and the group. ABQ : Archi Continue Reading

Every Role a Starring Role: Disneyland Resort Casting Recruiter

Every Role a Starring Role: Disneyland Resort Casting Recruiter 10 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

TMSM’s Random Acts of Kindness ~ More Cast Member Magic!

TMSM's Random Acts of Kindness ~ More Cast Member Magic! 11 It’s time for our weekly feel good article, Thursdays Random Acts of Kindness! Here’s one from one of my favorite Cast Members! Michael is a CM at the Magic Kingdom, and works with some of our most cherished characters. Here’s what he had to say~ “It was my first set with Prince Ali and Princess Jasmine to start my day. I had cleared the line when a Princess came up to me and asked if she could se Continue Reading
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