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At Disney, our cast are the key to the magic, and just as they care for our guests, we care for our cast members. Our cast members are the magic makers – they bring our stories to life, help our guests escape the everyday, and create special moments for our guests to share with their loved ones. We care for our cast by providing a variety of resources that help them live well and realize their goals, from personal benefits like family care and wellness resources, to professional opportunities and education assistance.


Walt Disney famously said, “You can design, create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make that dream a reality.” The people he was referring to are the Disney Parks employees, known as cast members, who come to work each day with the purpose of creating happiness for those around them. Cast members are the very heart of Disney, as they make ordinary days extraordinary with every smile, every wave and every memory in the making […]
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One of the most important ingredients to success is surrounding yourself with people who recognize and believe in your potential. For Daniela, an associate on the Global Operations team, she found a network of champions at Disney, made up of cast members from across the company, who helped her land her dream job and earn a college degree through the Disney Aspire education program […]
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Switching careers after 21-years in the military can be scary, but with the right support, it can also be the start of an incredible journey. Ariel, a Strategic Sourcing Specialist at Disneyland Resort, found that joining Disney was made easier thanks to special programs designed to help veterans transition into civilian life[…]
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Though it’s not easy to recover from a career disappointment, new opportunities are often waiting around the corner. Just ask Jennifer, who evolved from a cast member in Adventures of the Little Mermaid to an administrative professional, to now a leader focusing on the learning and development of fellow Cast Members… and all while being a full-time mom of two.[…]
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