Disneyland Resort Names 2019-2020 Ambassador Team

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Justin Rapp and Rafa Barron will represent the Disneyland Resort and its 30,000 cast members during their two-year term as Disney Ambassadors. In a tradition started by Walt Disney in 1965, Disneyland Resort President Josh D’Amaro announced the two newest Disney Ambassadors: Justin Rapp and Rafa Barron. The pair will represent the Resort and its … Continue reading "Disneyland Resort Names 2019-2020 Ambassador Team"
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Disneyland Resort's Pixar Pier

Disneyland Resort Goes to $15 Minimum Wage, Three Years before California Mandate

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Disneyland Resort announced Sunday that thousands more of its cast members will receive a $15 minimum wage, one of the highest minimum wages in the country. Disneyland is making this change three years before the state of California’s scheduled increase in wage rates. The Disneyland Resort also is paying increased minimum rates to thousands of hourly non-union cast members.
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Disney Aspire: No Cost Education Program Launches for Hourly Cast Members

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The Walt Disney Company has introduced Disney Aspire, a new education program designed to make it easier for hourly cast members to pursue higher education or vocational training. The $50 million initiative, with up to $25 million in annual funding going forward, includes a full range of programs and certificates that do not need to … Continue reading "Disney Aspire: No Cost Education Program Launches for Hourly Cast Members"
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Exploring Travel Photography at Epcot’s World Showcase

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Trash can with the World Showcase emblem in Epcot.Nikon D750/Sigma 15m Fisheye, 1/125s, f/16, ISO 450, EV 0. Epcot’s World Showcase is the closet to one of the original Epcot concepts of being a world exposition which features countries from all over the world. Each country pavilion features its architecture, people, food and music. As … Continue reading "Exploring Travel Photography at Epcot’s World Showcase"
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Backstage Magic Tour

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Years, and I do mean years ago, I took the Backstage Magic Tour of Walt Disney World. We got to do some really cool things and I always remembered how much fun it was. The tour took us to Epcot, Magic Kingdom (no Animal Kingdom then), the Disney MGM Studios and behind the scenes at several Cast Member locations. Deb recently took the tour again and shares her experience.
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Cast of Disney’s Hollywood Studios Autographs Structural Beam for New Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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(LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.) Nov. 15, 2017 — They’ve lent their spirit. Now Disney’s Hollywood Studios Cast Members and Walt Disney Imagineers are lending their signatures — and making their mark on theme-park history. All were invited to sign the steel beam that will be the highest point in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, a new … Continue reading "Cast of Disney’s Hollywood Studios Autographs Structural Beam for New Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios"
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