A Week in Disney Cast Life at Walt Disney World

Rachel Monnier

by , Senior Manager, Communications, Walt Disney World Resort

From reopening a beloved attraction to finding creative solutions with coworkers, cast members take ordinary days and make them extraordinary for guests and each other.

But there’s much more to Disney Cast Life than what cast members experience on the clock. Some of the best parts of being a cast member are those unique, pinch-yourself opportunities that are only possible by working at The Most Magical Place on Earth.

Here’s a look at just a few of the experiences cast members had recently at Walt Disney World Resort!

Cast members get ready to join Team Blue

Starting this week, Walt Disney World cast members will be the first to preview the soon-to-open new attraction, TRON Lightcycle / Run presented by Enterprise. Each cast member can also share the memories with up to three friends or family and bring them into the Grid as part of their preview.

Cast Members pose with We Are the Magic signs
Cast and their guests get exclusive access to a party at Magic Kingdom Park

More than 5,000 cast members had a blast celebrating milestone service anniversaries with a special party at Magic Kingdom Park this week. What better way to celebrate a work anniversary than by walking a red carpet on Main Street, U.S.A., riding Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and enjoying buffets of delicious eats and treats?

Several Cast Member VoluntEARS high five
Disney VoluntEARS bring magic to their communities

Bringing the positive power of Disney out into the community is a huge part of the #DisneyCastLife. In fact, since the start of the 50th Anniversary celebration, cast members have dedicated more than 233,000 hours of their time volunteering through our Disney VoluntEARS program.

Two Cast Members arrange florals
A look behind the scenes

In case you missed it, lucky Walt Disney World cast members were wooed with chocolates and flowers as part of an employee sweepstakes program called Magic Backstage. They got a peek behind the curtain at The Ganachery and Disney Floral & Gifts – the perfect pairing just in time for Valentine’s Day! These two experiences are just part of the dozens of Magic Backstage sweepstakes opportunities that cast can enter every month, including backstage tours, complimentary staycations, movie screenings and more.

Four Cast Members with MagicBand+
A ticket to the magic

Perhaps the best-known perk of being a cast member is complimentary access to the theme parks. Every cast member has a story of the moment they first visited a Disney theme park after receiving their iconic Disney nametag and realizing that they’ve become part of the captivating stories and incredible service Disney is known for. For cast members, complimentary admission privileges provide boundless opportunities to be inspired and enjoy the magic they help create.

And that’s just one week! Disney Cast Life is a year-round adventure, with magical moments and new opportunities at every turn. If you are interested in becoming part of Disney Cast Life, visit WaltDisneyWorld.jobs to explore opportunities available at Walt Disney World and learn about even more perks, including 100% paid tuition through Disney Aspire.