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Behind the Scenes: Learn How Iconic Disney Name Tags Are Made

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

Receiving an official Disney name tag is a rite of passage for any new Disney cast member here at Walt Disney World Resort.

The iconic “first name” name tags have been used at Disney Parks for decades and were actually a tradition inspired by Walt Disney himself, who felt calling cast members by their first names was key in creating a family friendly atmosphere.

Today, the Engraving Shop here at Walt Disney World Resort creates more than 100,000 new name tags for cast members at theme parks, Disney Springs, Disney Cruise Line, Walt Disney Imagineering and beyond.

Take a look at the video above, where we take you inside the Engraving Shop to learn more.


  • Love the Aurebesh ones you can get at Star Wars Launch Bay!

  • Great post! My son just got his as a new CM! Very exciting!

  • 16 years ago anybody could get one. They we red so u couldn’t confuse a cast member from a guest, then they stopped making them . Why ? I would love to have a new set so the grand kids could have there own.
    Ill be in Disney world next week. OK

  • That’s cool! And funny enough, Mimi was from my home town!

  • What a fun video! Thank you for sharing!

  • This is so awesome! One day I will be getting my own!!!! 🙂

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