Turkey. Football. Family. Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday for many reasons, but mostly because it forces us to really take the time to reflect on what we are truly thankful for. Everyday I am thankful that I am a part of the very special Disney fan community. I am thankful for the Disney parks and resorts that have provided me with memories to last a lifetime.
However, it is Cast Members around the world that make the magical moments so special. Walt Disney understood that. He said, "You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality."
|Tribute to the Cast on Main Street, USA, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World|
When I worked at Walt Disney World, I worked holidays and weekends. One day while I was working at Space Mountain around Christmas, a guest came up to me and said, "Thank you for being here today to make this day special for my family." I was homesick and tired. Guests were grumpy...but that one person made my day.
The 60,000-plus Cast Members at Walt Disney World all play a part in making your vacation magical. From the folks who clean the streets, to the maintenance workers who work overnight and the front line Cast who greet you every day in the park, there are so many people who play an important role in making your day special. Most of the time they are working long hours, making a small wage and struggling to keep on a happy face.
Do what you can to tell them. Whether you thank them, tell a manager about special service, or stop by Guest Relations to brag about a Cast Member that went above and beyond, know that it helps fuel the magic for years to come.
Thank you for joining me today. Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is Disney with Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers.
1st Stop ~ Capturing Magical Memories
2nd Stop ~ The Disney Point (You are here!)
3rd Stop ~ Disney with Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers
Final Stop ~ The Disney Kids