“When my name was called, I thought I was dreaming. And then I became happy, and was filled with gratitude for everyone who had supported me,” Mika Ogasawara shared after hearing she had just been selected as the 36th Disney Ambassador of Tokyo Disney Resort. After weeks of interviews, the long-awaited moment had arrived in which Mika was selected from among four incredible Ambassador finalists and an even larger group of 200 cast members who applied for the coveted role. As a Disney Ambassador, Mika will represent the cast members of Tokyo Disney Resort as the official cast member representative, sharing Disney dreams and stories of our cast with people around the world.
Mika, who has been a Tokyo Disney Resort cast member for over three years, will move into the Ambassador role from her current role at the Tokyo Disneyland Hotel. After three months of training, she will officially start her Disney Ambassador term on Jan. 1, 2022, becoming part of a Tokyo Disney Resort tradition dating back to 1983 with the selection of the very first Disney Ambassador of Tokyo Disneyland. Mika is ready to get started and start sharing the magic of Tokyo Disney Resort, “I would like to share with people around the world the dreams and happiness of Tokyo Disney Resort. I also aspire to become the Tokyo Disney Resort Ambassador who is admired by many people.”
Congratulations Mika! We can’t wait to follow your Disney Ambassador journey. For more on the Disney Ambassador program and more cast stories, follow our Disney Ambassadors on Instagram.