The Walt Disney Company is dedicated to bringing magical moments and experiences to guests who visit our parks and resorts from around the world, but that wouldn’t be possible without the amazing individuals on stage and behind the scenes: cast members. The stories we share about each cast, crew, Imagineer and employee make up a special community of people dedicated to bringing happiness and joy to the world. This isn’t just a job, it’s their calling, their mission, their Disney Cast Life.
As Disney Ambassadors, we’re called to tell cast stories and highlight special moments that make up their life at Disney. From celebrations like Magic Backstage, The Walt Disney Legacy Awards, service anniversaries to opportunities such as Disney Aspire, business employee resource groups and Disney VoluntEARS, these are the key moments that make up Disney Cast Life. Stories that not only resonate with our cast but resonate within the company and beyond. From day one, our cast are not just a fan of the magic. They’re part of it. Creators of their own story.
Today marks a year since we began sharing stories on Disney Cast Life, a special section on Disney Parks Blog that celebrates everyone working worldwide to make dreams reality. These stories exemplify why this isn’t just a job—it’s an experience that’s richly and personally ours to create, with one-of-a-kind, only-at-Disney opportunities and privileges, chances to give back to our home communities, and boundless potential to grow and become almost anything we can imagine.
And that’s also why we are deeming this day Cast Life Day. A global celebration recognizing our cast, crew, Imagineers and employees and the dedication they bring to their role not just today, but every day. So, here’s to all our magic makers, wilderness explorers, incredible innovators and dreamers of all ages. We celebrate you and all the memorable moments you’ve made and to the many more to come. This is your #DisneyCastLife.
Take a look at some of our favorite cast stories that have celebrated Disney Cast Life:
- Cast Members Join the Disney Wish Christening Celebration
- Spreading Disney Magic Across the World, One Tour at a Time
- Hong Kong Disneyland Invites Cast Around the World to a ‘Momentous’ Celebration
- Disneyland Paris Cast Members Celebrate Ahead of Avengers Campus Opening
- Disney Cast Get Exclusive Preview of New MagicBand+
- Disney Cast Members Around the World Celebrate Yoga Day
- Honoring Cast as New Recipients of The Walt Disney Legacy Award
Interested in learning more about Disney Cast Life and attending D23 Expo? We’ll be there, too! On Sunday, Sept. 11, at 4 p.m. you’ll be able to hear cast stories from working with Walt Disney himself and walking the grounds of Walt Disney World during construction with Disney Ambassador Alumni at The Walt Disney Archives Stage. Attend the Disney Parks Through the Decades: A Disney Ambassador Perspective panel where Disney Legend and Ambassador Julie Reihm Casaletto, 1966 Disney Ambassador Connie Swanson Lane and 1971 Walt Disney World Ambassador Debbie Dane Browne will share their very own cast life stories.
To get you even more excited about D23 Expo, be sure to stop by our Life at Disney booth Sept. 9 through 11, to talk to cast and get a taste of what your life at Disney could be.
Curious in becoming a cast member and taking a peek behind the curtain? Check out disneyparksjobs.com for current job postings in your area. To get more behind the scenes stories—visit the “Cast Life” tab at the top of any blog page for the latest and follow our Disney Ambassador teams on Instagram for stories of our cast making magic, including the latest at D23 Expo.