Disneyland Resort is at the heart of the Disney100 celebration across The Walt Disney Company … and cast members are the heart of the Disneyland Resort!
Before they debuted to guests, thousands of cast members, donning festive violet and platinum attire, enjoyed a special Disney Cast Life preview of the two new nighttime spectaculars that are part of the Disney100 Celebration at Disneyland Resort: “Wondrous Journeys,” a stunning projections and fireworks show at Disneyland park honoring more than 60 films from Walt Disney Animation Studios, and “World of Color – ONE” at Disney California Adventure park, which you could easily mistake for a Disney movie with its powerful life lesson. Pro tip? Don’t forget your tissues.
“It’s hugely gratifying seeing everyone having a good time,” said Cast Activities, Recognition & Events program manager Chelsey McConnell. “I’m so honored to be a part of this and to be among all my fellow cast members as we launch this celebration.”
Throughout the night, randomly selected attendees were surprised with cast-exclusive merchandise released especially for the Disney100 Celebration. The words “CAST MEMBER,” emblazoned across each item, took on added meaning for those reflecting on being a part of the milestone celebration.
“Years later, I will look back and be like, ‘Oh my gosh, I was there, and I got to be a part of that!’” said entertainment lead Brandon Dunbar.
Merchandise hostess Gretchen Schueller, flanked by friends she works with at the Emporium, agreed. “I mean, it’s the 100th anniversary – that’s a once-in-a-lifetime celebration. And to be one of the first to see this new show is epic!”
Cast members and guests alike will get the chance to experience more Disney100 Celebration magic all year long. Check out how cast members are living their #DisneyCastLife and celebrating this historic year on Facebook and Instagram!