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Honoring the Heart of Our Magic: Cast Members of Past, Present and Future

Walt Disney once famously said “You can dream, create, design and build the most wonderful place in the world…but it takes people to make the dream a reality.”

As we prepare to celebrate 50 magical years of Walt Disney World Resort, we’re also celebrating the role our cast members have played in carrying on the legacy of Walt Disney World for five decades and counting.

From the original cast members and Imagineers who opened Walt Disney World Resort 50 years ago to the cast members just beginning their Disney careers today to everyone in-between, every cast member has made lasting memories for guests and fellow magic-makers alike.

To honor our cast members and the unforgettable magic they make, Walt Disney World President Jeff Vahle and Global Ambassador for “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” George A. Kalogridis joined cast members from areas across Walt Disney World and revealed a special message dedicating the Disney Fab 50 golden sculptures of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse in front of Cinderella Castle to cast members of past, present and future.

These very special sculptures provide a physical reminder of the impact and magical moments cast members have created since Walt Disney World Resort first began 50 years ago, and are an inspiration to future generations of cast members still to come.

To the cast members, crew members, and Imagineers across Walt Disney World and around the globe — this moment is yours, and we are so grateful to you for making the dream a reality.

Next time you visit Magic Kingdom Park, be sure to snap a photo with the Disney Fab 50 golden sculptures of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse and join us in sharing a heartfelt message to cast members using #DisneyCastLife and #DisneyWorld50. You can even add some extra pizzazz with special GIPHY stickers commemorating the occasion — just search “WDW50Cast” in Instagram stickers!


  • I wish I could be there I was Photopass in 2006 but my current role is taking care of my almost 91 yr old mother but sometime down the road I will come back to work at the place I love. Gary

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