It is officially Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary! There is so much going on for the celebration, that we would like to say thank you to the Cast Members making it possible!
Cast Members had quite the unique year and a half, brought on by the global pandemic. A lot of Cast Members were placed on furlough and times were definitely uncertain.
Thank goodness, Disney and the Walt Disney World Resort has been working hard to bring back Cast Members back to their roles! And now these Cast Members are being recognized in a big way!
Walt Disney World has dedicated 2 of their new golden statues to their Cast Members. Located in the hub of Magic Kingdom is a plaque commemorating this dedication.
The plaque says:
Walt Disney World Cast Members have always been a part of our magic. These statues of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse are dedicated to celebrate Cast Members past, present and future. Thank you for making Walt Disney’s dream a reality. Dedicated this 15th day of September 2021.
In addition to the plaque and statues, the resort also gifted Cast Members all new name tags celebrating the 50th anniversary. These new tags even have the EARidescent hue!
Now, through your My Disney Experience App, you can leave a compliment for an individual Cast Member that made your experience magical.
Using the 50th anniversary guide tab in your My Disney Experience app, scroll down to the bottom and you will see a “Share Your Compliment” button.
Then you will receive a few prompts to fill out two prompts. One asks what you would like to send magic for. The second asks for the location of the Cast Member that made your experience extra magical!
We here at the Dorky Parks Dad blog would love to express our thanks and our love for the Cast Members we have had the pleasure and any and every Cast Member that continues to make magic for Guests daily.
It’s important to keep in mind that as we are in the midst of this big celebration and moving closer towards the big holiday season, that the parks and resorts get a little more crowded and a little busier for Cast Members. Try to be as patient and as kind a possible while visiting the parks.
Do you know a Cast Member that deserves extra recognition? Let us know in the comments!