New Disneyland Resort Ambassador Team Selected

Betsy Villalobos

by , Senior Manager, External Communications, Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products

Forty-five years ago, Walt Disney selected the first Disneyland Ambassador, Julie Reihm, and that tradition has continued ever since. This year, we are proud to announce that Jolie Hales and René Torrico have been selected as the 2011-2012 Ambassador team. The team will spend its two-year term serving as emissaries of goodwill and being the public representatives of our 20,000 cast members.

Jolie Hales of the 2011-2012 Disneyland Resort Ambassador Team René Torrico of the 2011-2012 Disneyland Resort Ambassador Team

The Ambassadors also have the joy of taking the magic of Disneyland and sharing it outside the “berm” (the walls of the park) – whether by visiting children at local hospitals with Mickey Mouse or supporting events such as charity fundraisers. We are thrilled to have these two talented individuals join the ranks of Disney Ambassadors around the world.

Click here to watch a video about the Ambassador program.

2011-2012 Disneyland Resort Ambassador Team and Mickey Mouse Riding Down Main Street, U.S.A.
UPDATE: Right after the ceremony at Disneyland park, the new 2011-2012 Disneyland Resort Ambassador team and Mickey Mouse took a ride down Main Street, U.S.A.


  • We are SOOOOOOO EXCITED for you Jolie! You are amazing and this couldn’t have happened to a nicer girl! Congratulations and remember us “little people” when you become a big celebrity!

  • Good Luck guys! I know Disney chose the right people.

  • It seems like Disney really chose good Ambassadors to represent Disneyland, well-rounded, excellent with people and hard workers. Congratulations and good luck!

  • Congrats Jolie!! You rock!!

  • Great Job! I wish I could have been there!! Go Jo!

  • Congrats

  • Jolie is the coolest person ever! Congrats!

  • Wow! What a great opportunity! Sounds like a dream job! Congratulations Jolie & Rene!

  • congratulations! I still cherish my trying out in 1985.

  • Congratulations Jolie!

  • Good for them. I agree, very luck cast members!

  • This is the coolest job in the World. Two very lucky cast members!!!!!

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