Behind the Nametag: Military Veteran Forges New Disney Experiences with Technology

Monica Dudley

by , Business Analyst, Technology & Digital

Jen Estremos

by , Sr. Business Analyst, Technology & Digital

Orlando native Chris Middleton has roots in the military from both sides of his family. Following his high school graduation, he was inspired to continue the family tradition of military service by joining the United States Marine Corps as a third-generation Marine. Upon completing his service, Chris was able to channel his passion for helping others and creating a better tomorrow as a cast member here at Walt Disney World Resort.

Chris’s first role was in Bell Services at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, where he had the opportunity to work alongside his mother. Chris is passionate about leadership and strives to power the cast and guest experience through his work as a Senior Technology Manager on the Labor, Health and Safety Team.

“The great thing about technology is that we are enabling the magic. We’re actually bringing that software to life so our cast members can focus on their guests.”

Chris is proud to represent his country and company daily and always remembers to enjoy the magic with his family along the way.


  • Wow! What an impressive leader! Thank you for your service and for using those experiences to make magic for all of us Disney lovers!

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