Disney Aspire Participants Join in on ‘The World’s Most Magical Celebration’

Aaron Genove

by , Digital Employee Communications Specialist

For nearly 50 years, cast members at Walt Disney World Resort have made magic for millions of guests—but there’s one program in particular that brings that same level of magic right back to them: Disney Aspire.

Disney Aspire—an educational investment program for part-time and full-time hourly employees that provides 100% tuition paid up front at a network of schools—inspires our employees to get to where they want to go, whether at Disney or beyond.

And as The World’s Most Magical Celebration is underway, we want to celebrate the incredible accomplishments of some of our Disney Aspire participants—including a few students from right here in our own backyard who are proud to call the University of Florida, Bellevue University, University of Central Florida, and University of Denver their home-away-from-home! See what our students are up to below, and stay tuned for more from our Disney Aspire participants in the future.

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“As Walt Disney World Resort celebrates 50 years of magic-making, I am ready to get back to work with more knowledge and expertise than ever before. I can contribute more as a cast member than I could before and that is all thanks to the Disney Aspire program.”
Kimberly Roberts, Sales Coordinator
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“I have been a cast member since 1986 and have had many great experiences in different areas of our great company. I never thought I would have the opportunity to pursue and further my education in this way. Being part of the Disney Aspire family, especially during Disney’s 50th Anniversary, makes it all the more special!”
Brad Ritner, Concierge Host
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“I am passionate and focused on delivering results for my company like I used to do in the past. I hope to use my Master’s degree in Business Administration to contribute to Disney’s ongoing success in making magic for the guests.”
Gregory Louis, Food Handler
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“I hope to become an Imagineer or Disney animator. The hope of a brighter future that Aspire shows me and the motivation working at Disney gives me to reach my goals is what makes me proud to be a part of the Central Florida Disney Aspire family.”
Nikole Fuentes-Vega, Attractions Hostess
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“Disney Aspire is a motivator to have Cast invest in and push themselves towards their own individual goals in a nurturing and supportive environment.”
Elise Chuisano, Guest Experience Manager