Meet Our Ambassadors: Raevon Redding

Born and raised in Winter Park, Florida, Raevon often visited Walt Disney World Resort as a child. While watching the dazzling Spectromagic parade glide down Main Street, U.S.A., he dreamed of making magic for Guests as an entertainment performer. Raevon’s parents both worked at Magic Kingdom Park – his mother was a merchandise hostess at The Emporium on Main Street, U.S.A., while his father made magic at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café in Tomorrowland.

As a young student, Raevon was a three-time recipient of the Disney Dreamer & Doer Award, which he earned through essay writing and volunteering in the Florida community. He also received the Disney Shining Star award in eighth grade, which was presented by 2009-2010 Walt Disney World Ambassador, Clay Shoemaker, and Mickey Mouse.

At an audition in 2014 while in between college classes, Raevon was offered an Entertainment performer role and soon appeared in several parades and shows, including Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade, Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire, Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade and Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade. He received the Disney Heroes Award in 2017 for saving the life of a child during one of his parade performances.

In fall 2017, he was selected as one of the first Black performers at Shanghai Disney Resort in China for their Halloween celebration.

After time abroad, Raevon returned to Walt Disney World Resort and enrolled in the Disney Aspire Program, where he is currently finishing his degree in Hospitality and Event Management through Bellevue University.

In 2018, he joined Guest Relations and enhanced the Guest experience as one of the founding members of the Guest Experience Team at Magic Kingdom Park. Raevon also spent time with Disney Signature Services & Special Activities as a VIP Tour Guide, where he had the opportunity to curate and lead unique tour experiences for Guests.

When asked about his experience as a Cast Member, Raevon shared, “Working at Walt Disney World has helped me connect with Cast Members and Guests in meaningful, memorable, and magical ways. Every day, thousands of people visit from every corner of the world. One of the greatest gifts I have been given is the opportunity to play even a small role in memories that will last a lifetime.”