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Walt Disney World Cast Members Prepare for Opening with Health and Safety as a Focus

Laurel Slater

by , Manager of Communications, Walt Disney World Public Affairs

With just eight days until we reopen our first theme parks at  Walt Disney World Resort, tens of thousands of cast members have been straightening up our nametags (and grabbing our face coverings!) as we begin to return to work. As we count down to the phased reopening of our theme parks, we’re looking forward to welcoming our fellow cast members home to begin training in preparation for reopening. 

And this week, that special moment finally arrived for a group of our theme park cast members as they put on their nametags, reunited with their work locations and fellow cast, and began their first days of training to learn new health and safety protocols. With the return of every cast member, and at the conclusion of every training session, you can feel how passionate and ready the team is as we get one step closer to the first theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort welcoming guests home. 

Many of us are returning to places that look and feel a little different, and collectively, we’re dedicating thousands of hours to health and safety training because we know that it will take all of us working together to responsibly create the magic once again. 

Though our world may look a little different as we return to familiar and cherished places, we’re eager to open the gates and navigate this new world together with health and safety top of mind. Take a look at some of the first special moments as cast returned to their favorite parks and began prepping to welcome guests home with a smile in their eyes. 


  • We wish you all the best, keep safe, I’m sure the experience will be just as good and memorable to all visitors, Can’t wait to go back and enjoy the magical experience of Disney, keep up the good work.

  • Thank you Cast Members for all that you do to bring the Disney magic to all of us. Continue to remain safe & may God continue to bless every one of you.

  • Welcome Home cast members!!! I look forward to the opening day and can’t wait to experience the Magic once again!!!❤ It has been very tough this past few months for all of us… but together we can face the new world with safety as our top priority! Together we can make the world a better place 🌍

  • Thank you Cast Members! I am so excited to see you returning to Walt Disneyworld! I am looking forward to my family’s trip there in November! God bless all of you, and keep you safe!

  • Wish I could be there, miss Strollers and Delivery Services. Welcome back

  • I wish all cast members and guests well as Disney reopens. It’s a strange time, but cast members are my family and guests are also my family, having belonged to both groups. We’ve all just gotta look out for each other, follow the guidelines, and we’re going to have a LOT of fun together, safely.

  • Thank you cast members for making magic. Stay safe!

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