For the fifth edition of The Walt Disney Legacy Award, Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products awards the cast members who go above and beyond to create the magic of Disney with the most important distinction in their careers.
Each cast member, crew member or Imagineer is unique and strives to provide guests with the best possible experience. However, some of them put forth their very best for our guests, their fellow cast and the company as a whole. For these exceptional individuals, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products has reserved its highest honor: The Walt Disney Legacy Award.
Inspired by the tremendous legacy Walt Disney left at the company, this global recognition program is dedicated to cast, crew and Imagineers worldwide who go above and beyond every day. Any employee with more than two continuous years of service is eligible and can be nominated by his or her peers. “No one is better placed than cast members to evaluate their colleagues’ talents! We owe them for identifying and giving these exceptional persons an opportunity to receive The Walt Disney Legacy Award,” Daniel Dreux, Vice President Human Resources at Disneyland Paris, declared.
It is Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products’ highest honor and recognizes individuals within the organization who excel in the criteria of Dream, Create and Inspire.
- Make dreams come true by enhancing the Disney experience by going above and beyond every day.
- Create new and efficient ways to improve the work environment to maintain the quality of the Disney brand.
- Inspire others by being inclusive, supportive and positive.
This year, among more than a thousand nominations in our resort, 39 Disneyland Paris cast members were awarded by a jury with the most prestigious award of their careers. They were given the iconic blue name-tag, a symbol of their excellency, and attended an evening gala in their honor on September 12th, 2019.
The Walt Disney Legacy Award is one of many distinctions that rewards cast members for their performance, engagement, fidelity or excellence. For instance, the Disney Heroes Award is a global program awarded to cast members whom, thanks to their security training or first aid skills, have contributed to saving a life or preventing serious injuries. The award is signed personally by Bob Iger, CEO of The Walt Disney Company.
Take a look at The Walt Disney Legacy Award winners’ reactions to the announcement.