NEWS: Disney World Cast Member Honored for Heroic Act

Disney World Cast Members are a truly incredible team of people.

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And that incredible team includes some real life superheroes! One Disney World Cast Member showed his bravery in a local heroic act, and he was honored for it but he President of Walt Disney World.

Jeff Vahle, the President of Walt Disney World Resort, shared the incredible story of one EPCOT Security Cast Member. When Joe Diaz was on his way home last December after working in the parks, he noticed that a four-year-old was trapped inside a partially flooded car in a pond. He immediately jumped into the water to help the child, keeping his head above the water until emergency teams could assist in freeing him.

Disney wanted to honor his incredible act by giving Joe Diaz the Disney Heroes Award, which goes to Cast Members who save a life or prevent serious injury. Jeff Vahle was joined by Linda Reid, the Vice President of Security, and Kartika Rodriguez, the Vice President of EPCOT, to bestow this honor upon Diaz.


That just goes to show you that not all heroes wear capes. Some wear Disney security badges! We’ll be sure to update you on any other exciting stories or entertainment coming to the Disney Parks soon! Stay tuned with All Ears for the latest Disney news!

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Rachel Franko has been going to Disney Parks since she was a baby, and her love of Disney has only grown into a SLIGHT obsession since! She's been writing for AllEars since 2019 and loves sharing the magic with all the readers. When she's not writing, you can catch her heading to Disney and Universal Studios with a heart full of dreams and a backpack full of themed ears!

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