Cast Members Experience Special Opening of Disneyland

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Let’s face it, Disney Parks would not be what they are without Cast Members. Disney Parks and Resorts all over the world have the most dedicated employees always ensuring Guests have the most magical Disney vacation. So how do you repay them for their hard work and passion for their jobs? Well, Disneyland and California Adventure have something special planned for their Cast Members.

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Cast Members Return Home

As Disneyland and California Adventure preparing for their historic reopening on April 30, and many Guests securing their tickets, slews of Cast Members have returned to work preparing for the grand celebration.

There have been some changes inside Disneyland that will surprise some Guests. Recently, Disney Imagineers have added some “home improvements” to the Haunted Mansion and a complete turnaround of Snow White’s Scary Adventure to Snow White’s Enchanted Wish, a less frightening version of the classic Fantasyland attraction.

This refurbished ride will feature a new animation system and a sparkling mine scene that reminds us of the beloved Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World.

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Disneyland Cast and Community

Recently, the official Disneyland Cast and Community page on social media has shared some fantastic news on Instagram about an exclusive soft opening that will be available for Cast Members, @disneylandcastandcommunity writes,

The magic is finally returning to the Disneyland Resort theme parks—and our cast members have been working hard to get ready for them to reopen on April 30! Before we welcome back guests, we are inviting all currently employed cast members to be among the first to experience Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure park again during special soft opening experiences. Cast members can learn more on the HUB. ✨ See you real soon!

#BackToTheMagic #DisneyCastLife #WeCreateHappiness

The Instagram page has also continued to share updates from Cast Members who are thrilled to be back to the magic of the Happiest Place on Earth.

Manuel Hernandez, Retail of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge expressed that he is “extremely emotional” that Disneyland Resort is reopening after its year-long closure. @disneylandcastandcommunity shared:

“I got to be part of the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opening team, and it’s one thing to open a land, but Disneyland has never been reopened like this before… to be part of that is extremely emotional. I am so excited to see our guests. We can see why Disneyland means so much to so many people, especially right now—it can help them forget about everything else even for a few minutes.” –Manuel Hernandez, Retail, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Stay tuned for more highlights from our cast members as we get #BackToTheMagic ✨

#DisneyCastLife #WeCreateHappiness #StarWarsGalaxysEdge

Guillermo Gomez, a Cast Member of Radiator Springs Racers in California Adventure compared coming back to work as if he was on summer break during school. The relationships he’s made have definitely impacted him. He shared with Disney:

“I missed my coworkers… We are always having fun with each other, so it’s been really sad not seeing them. It’s like coming back to school from a summer break. We just came back and picked up where we left off. We’re ready to open up for everyone, we’re excited!” -Guillermo Gomez, Radiator Springs Racers

#BackToTheMagic #DisneyCastLife #WeCreateHappiness

Benny Mationg Botiquin @2bphotography, who’s been a Cast Member for quite some time and has worked in many Disney lands, took to his personal Instagram page to share his excitement as he returns to work. He posted, “The world needs some Disney magic,” and boy do we agree.

Well after a year being off of work because of the pandemic, my magical journey begins again starting tomorrow! I’m excited but anxious at the same time. Hopefully, I don’t break anything during training. The world needs some Disney magic. It’s good to be back home. Let’s go!

Do you have a favorite Cast Member that you’re excited to see on Disneyland reopening day? Let us know in the comments below.

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