Bon Retour and Félicitations to Disneyland Paris Cast Members

Kaitlyn Woollen

by , Digital Employee Communications Specialist

Our cast have returned to the magic at both Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney Studios Park—a big congratulations and bon retour to all! From a new reimagined attraction to the opening of Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel, our cast members are overjoyed with the all the excitement happening around the parks. 

Disneyland Paris Park and Walt Disney Studios Park both reopened on June 17, marking the first day in over a year that all Walt Disney Parks & Resorts opened their gates once again. This milestone was celebrated by both cast and guests from all around the world but could not have been done without those who worked innovatively in the moments leading up to each reopening. Welcome home, Disneyland Paris!

The magic and celebrations haven’t stopped there. Not even one week later, Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel opened its doors for guests to experience the magic and comic world of Marvel. This heroic four-star hotel offers premium comfort and personalized services while paying tribute the culture and vibrant energy of New York City. With more than 350 pieces of artwork on display from 110 international artists, spanning both comics and movies, it is one of the largest collections of MARVEL artwork in the world. Take a look at how it promises to be a heroic hotel stay par excellence! 

Capturing all the excitement throughout the Parks, our cast members had a few words to share about all the new openings and reopenings as well as how they felt returning to work: 

Discoveryland attractions cast member, Meryl

Meryl, Discoveryland Attractions

  • What does being a Disney Cast Member mean to you? 

I’m always very proud to say I’m a cast member. It’s an honor for me, there are so many values that Walt wanted to put into this job. That’s what makes me excited every day. job.

  • What’s your favorite part of the new hotel? 

The lobby with Iron Man armors, including the exclusive armor of Disneyland Paris. 

  • What’s your favorite Disney memory? 

As a cast member, my favorite memory is one close to my heart: giving a randomly chosen family with children the opportunity to take a picture with characters at the end of a show at Disneyland Paris. It was an opportunity for me to be able to give magic, as I received when I was a little girl as a guest myself.

Entertainment cast member, Brandon

Brandon, Entertainment 

  • How do you feel about the reopening of the Parks?  

It’s such a good feeling, not just because I’m able to go back to work, but because I get to bring the magic back to life and see our guests. Being away from the magic for so long really did have an impact on me. Seeing the faces of our guests, even as they wear masks, I get to witness their joy of being back and that’s the one thing that’s made me the happiest. 

  • What is one thing you find unique about the new hotel? 

The immersion. You feel as if you are walking into New York, and when you check-in you have someone to give you a tour of all the art exhibitions. It’s just everything—the story telling is different on each floor and it’s remarkable.

  • What’s it like being back in the Parks?

Amazing. There are no words strong enough to express my feeling. We never thought that our destination could stay closed for so long and when you see your family again after such a long time it’s indescribable. Disneyland Paris is my passion. It’s like being back home, it’s my place. 

Fantasyland attractions cast member, Arthur

Arthur, Fantasyland Attractions 

  • What’s it like being back in the Parks?

It’s like rediscovering our destination—all attractions have been renovated. It’s like the park is opening for the first time.

  • What is one thing you find unique about the new hotel?

The Marvel universe, it’s the only hotel in the world inspired by the franchise.

  • What’s your favorite Disney memory?

My favorite memory was Halloween 2019. I gave a pin featuring the Evil Queen to a little boy who was sick and loved Snow White. He has since recovered from his illness and constantly wears the pin I gave him during his difficult time. He calls me “Uncle Disney.”

Human Resources cast member, Claire

Claire, Human Resources 

  • What’s your favorite part of the new hotel?

The rooms are superb, with a very high level of comfort. It’s very modern, in the spirit of Marvel and New York at the same time. As soon as you enter the hall, you are immediately immersed with a ton of little details.

  • What’s it like being back in the Parks?

It is a great joy to see guests again colleagues again. To see them coming back progressively, it is a real pleasure.

  • Who is your favorite Marvel or Disney character?

Captain America for his universal values, strengths and weaknesses. 

Call Center cast member, Virginie

Virginie, Call Center 

  • How do you feel about the reopening of the Parks?

It was an event that was highly anticipated. You can feel the enthusiasm of our guests, the joy they feel to return, as well as our own cast members. It’s really nice to see.

  • What does being a Disney Cast Member mean to you?

Weaving strong bonds with my colleagues but also with guests. Taking delight in making people dream, with a strong professional value.

  • What’s your favorite Disney memory?

This past weekend! Being part of the reopening and discovering the hotel for my birthday! It is also for this type of opportunity that I love being a cast member. It allows me to live the experience and then create it for our guests. 

Fantasyland merchandise cast member, Mathilde

Mathilde, Fantasyland Merchandise

  • How do you feel about the reopening of the Parks?

Everything is well managed, in terms of guest experience, like attractions, photo spots and safety protocols. And most importantly: the magic is always there!

  • What’s it like being back in the Parks?

It’s a breath of fresh air, magic is back, I feel like I’m living again.

  • What does being a Disney Cast Member mean to you?

It is about representing and creating magic, making guests happy and being part of one of the best moments of their lives.

Guest Flow cast member, Jeremy

Jeremy, Guest Flow 

  • What is one thing you find unique about the new hotel?

The exhibition of all work arts. It’s one of the greatest strengths of The Walt Disney Company.

  • Who is your favorite Marvel or Disney character?

Oswald. He’s the first Walt’s character!

  • What’s your favorite Disney memory?

The day of our reopening. I cried when I saw my cast again. We also missed the guests very much.