Walt Disney World Resort celebrated and honoured thousands of Cast Members during its Annual Service Celebration at the Magic Kingdom.
The park closed at 4:30 earlier this weekend and around 4,200 Cast Members, Crew Members and Imagineers were honoured for their service.
Those honoured were able to ride the park’s attractions, partake in specialty foods and featured entertainment.
This particular event dates back to an event that Walt Disney hosted for theme park staff back in 1965 and has been held every year since.
During this year’s event, almost 200 Cast Members were celebrating milestones of 40 years or more. That’s quite the achievement.
Josh D’Amaro, Walt Disney World Resort President stated the following below in a news release:
“Our resort has provided unforgettable experiences for nearly 5 decades because of the passion our Cast and Imagineers have for the Disney brand. They create magic for our guests and it’s incredible heartwarming to celebrating all they do for our company by watching them enjoy an exclusive night in the Magic Kingdom making all new memories alongside their family and old friends.”Josh D’Amaro, Walt Disney World Resort President
The honourees and their guests entered the park by walking down a red carpet on Main Street, U.S.A. leading to Cinderella’s Castle Courtyard.
Those celebrating 40 years or more received a toast in their honour before dining inside Cinderella’s Royal Table.
In addition to the rides, the honourees received service award photos and an event-exclusive firework show, Celebration in the Sky.
Orlando Theme Park Zone wants to congratulate everyone who has honoured. We wanted to thank you for what you do in the parks.
Source: Disney Diary