Disney cast members make our time at Disney the one-of-a-kind experience that dreams are made of. The diverse collection of people whose time and dedication to their position make our adventure one to remember are the heart and soul of what would otherwise be nothing more than a beautiful vista of imagination. They bring the fantasy to life, not only in the moments we spend creating memories in the parks but for the years of reflection to come.
Disney has recently started focusing more on their cast members, bringing their contribution to The Walt Disney Company to the spotlight rather than trying to conceal it as all part of the mystical inner workings. I love this move and genuinely feel more of a connection to the parks with each cast member’s story they uncover. Hearing the passion and commitment in their voices is a unique glimpse into the core of this company, wherein lies individuals who turn their devotion into the very enchantment that gives life to the storybook setting. The magic of Disney is not a view you can look at or a scent you can capture; it’s a feeling, and those tummy butterflies are created by cast members like Lead Software Engineer Michael Dixon, whom you will meet in a moment.
Before you meet Michael, please take a moment to absorb the quote below from this lifelong cast member as he captures the sentiment perfectly.
No matter how technologically advanced we get or how much we can make everything self-sufficient or being able to be done beforehand…It doesn’t replace the people. The people make it magic.Michael Dixon
Zoë Wood is a travel writer from Sydney, Australia. Since her first visit to Disneyland at the age of 6, she has spent her years frequently visiting Disney Parks and traveling around the world.
Join Zoë as she lets you in on all the tips, tricks, anecdotes, and embarrassments that arise from her family adventures.