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Raevon Redding

2022-2023 Walt Disney World Ambassador

As a native Floridian, I was born and raised here in Winter Park, where I often came to the parks to enjoy all that Walt Disney World has to offer. Coming from a long line of magic-makers, including my mother who worked at The Emporium and my father who worked at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe, I always knew that I wanted to work for The Walt Disney Company. Watching Spectromagic as it glided down Main Street and dazzled everyone with its shimmering lights made me realize my dream of becoming a performer to make magic for guests the same way I'd experienced it as a young child. As I pursued my degree, I attended auditions and was selected to become a performer in 2014 where I went on to perform in parades and shows, including Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade and Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire. I also performed in multiple contracts abroad and was honored to be one of the first Black performers in Shanghai Disneyland. After my time abroad, I returned home and enrolled in the Disney Aspire Program, where I'm currently finishing my degree in Hospitality and Event Management through Bellevue University. In 2018, I transitioned from Entertainment to Guest Relations and enhanced the guest experience as one of the founding members of the Guest Experience Team. I also spent time with Disney Signature Services & Special Activities as a VIP Tour Guide, where I had the opportunity to curate and lead unique tour experiences for clientele from all over the world. I'm grateful for the many wonderful cast members I've met, and for the extraordinary experiences I've had within the company.

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