A New Change Coming to Cast Member Costumes?

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Great consideration has always been placed on the design and aesthetics of Disneyland and Disney World Cast Members. Nearly every element a Guest may see on the costumes of ride operators, servers, custodians, cashiers, and every other role is carefully thought about before its final iteration.

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Something Old

In the past, Disney has even had strict requirements on facial hair, nail polish, and other physical features allowed in their dress code. Although some of those rules have changed in recent years, one element remains a timeless piece of the costume: the name tag.

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Something New?

In celebration of the company’s 100th anniversary, Walt Disney World Cast Members will receive new name tags in their mailbox. Even though their name tags were updated recently for Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary, you only turn 100 once, right?

Something Borrowed?

Many Cast Members are enthusiastic that the new name tags could be a version very similar to the 100-year themed ones announced at Disneyland earlier this year that allow Cast Members to include their favorite character instead of home town.

Something Blue?

Past name tags have also not shied away from using the color blue in both the font color of the Cast Members name as well as the color of the Cinderella Castle icon.

Whatever the final version looks like, it will remain just as vital as it always has for both Guests and Cast Members. Providing Cast Member names upfront allows them to better connect with Guests and make each interaction more personable and magical. In addition, they also include details such as where the Cast Member is from and whether they speak any languages other than English.

Disney has remained tight-lipped on the new design details and released a teaser video showing reaction shots from Cast Members.

About Steven Wilk

Steven has a complicated relationship with Disney. As a child, he visited Walt Disney World every few years with his family. But he never understood why kids his age (and older) were so scared of Snow White or Alien Encounter. He is a former participant of the Disney College Program (left early…long story), and he also previously worked in Children’s publishing, where he adapted multiple Disney movies and TV shows. He has many controversial opinions about Disney…like having a positive view of Michael Eisner, believing Return of the Jedi is superior to The Empire Strikes Back, and that Toy Story Land and Galaxy’s Edge should have never been built (at least not at Hollywood Studios). Every year for the past two decades, Steven has visited either Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Aulani or went on a Disney Cruise. He’s happy to share any and all knowledge of the Disney destinations (and he likes using parenthesis a lot…as well as ellipses…)