Celebrating Super Bowl Weekend with Disneyland Resort’s ‘Most Valuable Cast Members’

Sasha Azoqa

by , Internal Communications Manager, Disneyland Resort

Check out the ways we celebrated Super Bowl weekend with a few of our “Most Valuable Cast Members” at the Disneyland Resort!

To kick-off the Super Bowl weekend on Friday, Feb. 11, Nataly, a Disneyland Resort Ambassador, reported backstage as our in-house sideline correspondent to hear fellow cast share who they were rooting for in the big game!

Disneyland Resort Ambassador Nataly with Dariel
Dariel, a brand-new cast member in Merchandise, began her first shift at the Disneyland Resort by cheering on the Los Angeles Rams. “Rams all the way!”
Disneyland Resort Ambassador Nataly with Lamarr and cast members
Lamarr, Guest Relations Stage Manager, and his fellow cast all cheered on the Los Angeles Rams to win!
Disneyland Resort Ambassador Nataly with Cecilia
“I love it, I’m so excited,” shared Cecilia in Merchandise. “As a mom of four boys, they’re all rooting for the Rams, and I’m there with them!”
Cast members at Pixar Pier on Super Bowl Sunday

On Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 13, cast members from across the Resort shared the stage for a special shoutout during “Postseason NFL Countdown” on ESPN. As Nataly hyped up her fellow cast to get them game day ready, we heard from our “M-V-C’s” what this moment means as a Disneyland Resort cast member.

“Who else gets to do this,” said Steve in Attractions as he waited in anticipation before heading onstage to take part in the experience. “I called my aunt and told her I was going to be on TV, and hopefully she is watching me [and cheering me on].”

“I’m just happy to be here,” said Karla in Merchandise. “The recognition means a lot to me, and not only represents the journey I’ve taken with Disney, but personally as well. It’s a really cool experience!”

Cast members at Pixar Pier on Super Bowl Sunday

“It’s always fun to see all of the different companies [in The Walt Disney Company] come together,” said Joe in Attractions. “Having ESPN [at Disney California Adventure Park] is something that we don’t have on a daily basis, and to have fun and get involved is incredible.”

“It’s an honor to be part of this big event, the atmosphere is amazing!” said April in Attractions.

“These events bring people together, [and I enjoy] the camaraderie,” said Joey in Entertainment. “This event is one of those things that not many people can say they’ve had a chance to experience, so it’s something I admire and appreciate!”

Check out the Disney Parks TikTok for special highlights!

@disneyparks Who are you rooting for? 🏈 @espn #Disney #DisneyParks #DisneyCastLife #Disneyland #CaliforniaAdventure #TikTokTailgate #SuperBowl ♬ original sound – Disney Parks

The thrills didn’t end on game day. On Monday, Feb. 14, three MVPs from the Los Angeles Rams took the iconic trip to The Happiest Place on Earth and rode cavalcade-style down Main Street, U.S.A. Cooper Kupp, the Super Bowl MVP, even shared a special message to our magical cast.

Who do we hear cheering from the sidelines? Our “M-V-C’s” of course! 25 lucky cast members and their guests were treated to a VIP viewing experience as they shared in the sweet victory, alongside Disneyland Resort Ambassador Nataly.

Cast member Paula and her guest
“This is the VIP experience,” cheered Paula in Hotels. “I’ve never experienced something like this even when I’ve come [to Disneyland] as a guest.”
Cast members Lisa and Jamie
For many, the Los Angeles Rams victory was a dream come true. “It’s priceless,” said Lisa in Merchandise, as she shared this memory with her daughter and fellow cast member, Jamie in Merchandise. “I’m going to cry during this parade,” said Jamie. “We’re so proud being born and raised in LA, and being here is a once in a lifetime opportunity.”
Cast member Monique and her guest
Our “M-V-C’s” create magic every day for our guests and this provided the opportunity to share a little pixie dust with our cast. “It’s so exciting! I love the company and everything that it stands for, so to get that [magic] back… I’m grateful,” said Monique in Merchandise.