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Every Role a Starring Role – Disneyland Resort Painter

Kevin Rafferty, Jr.

by , Communications, WDI

Disneyland Resort painters are known for making the old look new, and the new look old. The key is attention to detail, according to Disneyland Resort Painter Alan Smith, who will tell you more in this installment of Every Role a Starring Role!

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  • Really enjoyed this one. I’ll be keeping an eye out for all the hand painted details the next time I’m in the park!

  • You always amaze me with your level of detail. It brings great joy to me and my kids. My oldest, who has autism, is always looking at all the details and making sure you haven’t missed one. She loves going to Disneyland and seeing her favorite stories come to life. Thanks for taking the time to do it right.

  • Your “Starring Role” videos are an absolute favorite of ours and this one is special. I have spent over 40 years in the construction business and can not over state the importance of a great painter. My family and I also have 40+ years coming to the Park and we are continually amazed by the attention to detail. These talented cast members go beyond trade and craft; they are truly artisans! We will appreciate now more than ever the fine detail that is EVERYWHERE in the Park!

    Arizona Mike

  • When I saw him painting in the video, I literally thought it was magic! He’s excellent at his job.

  • This was one of my dream jobs growing up — and probably still is! Great to see someone so proud and happy to make the magic.

  • He makes it look so effortless! Beautiful work…

  • I appreciate it!

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