[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]On December 19th and 20th, 2018, Disneyland Paris thanked to its Cast Members by hosting magical Christmas parties. In a fairy atmosphere, Cast Members and their loved ones were able to enjoy some of the attractions, shows and entertainments that Disneyland Park has to offer. On the agenda: a meet and greet with Mickey and his friends, the Christmas tree lighting on Main Street, U.S.A, The Disney Christmas Parade! and Disney Illuminations as a great finale to close these fairy tale evenings.

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Disneyland Paris celebrates its Cast Members’ seniority during the Service Awards 2019

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]During the Service Awards 2019, on November 20th and 21st, Disneyland Paris honored cast members celebrating 10, 15, 20, 25 or 30 years in the company.

“You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.” Walt Disney believed that California’s Disneyland Resort never could have existed without the support of its cast members.

Today, his tradition of recognition and gratitude continues throughout The Walt Disney Company, thanks to a one-of-a-kind night organized to celebrate our Cast Members and their commitment.

In order to symbolize each of these milestones, they receive a (handmade) bronze statue according to their years of seniority. Cast Members celebrating their first and fifth year in the company are also part of the Service Award program and are given a pins to add on their name tags.

This year, 1,346 Disneyland Paris Cast Members celebrated their 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th or 30th year in the company during two fantastic galas on November 20th and 21st, 2019.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1574958930074{margin-top: -50px !important;margin-bottom: -20px !important;}”]

Meet two Cast Members who celebrated their years of service at Disneyland Paris during the 2019 Service Awards ceremony

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1574958959437{margin-bottom: -20px !important;}”]Veronica Esteve Lucas started her career at Disneyland Paris 10 years ago. Originally from Spain, Veronica has held various positions across the company in Entertainment, Merchandise, Ticketing and Park Operations. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”13865″ img_size=”medium” css=”.vc_custom_1574959061548{margin-top: -50px !important;margin-bottom: -10px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]
How long have you been with the company? 

I started my career at Disneyland Paris in March 2009 with a temporary contract at Walt Disney Studios Park. 

What do you like most about your job? 

What I like most about working at Disneyland Paris is supporting my fellow Cast Members and encouraging the team spirit which makes for a great guest experience. As a Team Leader, I am on site to help our teams provide the best response for every circumstance to optimize the guest experience. I think it is important to collaborate with and challenge my fellow Cast Members to reach our goals in the most efficient way. 

What does it mean to you to be recognized by this award with this bronze statuette? 

I’m happy to be among my peers during this celebration of our investment in the company. These 10 years, full of encounters and diverse experiences, shaped me, and it is a pleasure to celebrate this event. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1574958485894{margin-top: -70px !important;margin-bottom: -50px !important;}”]

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1574959185712{margin-bottom: -20px !important;}”]Ernest Straba, originally from Overseas Departments and Territories, started his career at Disneyland Paris even before the opening of the first park. His outstanding career goes three decades! Discover his unique career in the Technical Support division below.  [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”13863″ img_size=”medium” css=”.vc_custom_1574959258780{margin-top: -50px !important;margin-bottom: -10px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]
How long have you been with the company? 

I have been working at Disneyland Paris for 30 years, since April 1st, 1989. I started as a Custodial Team Leader and have since worked across the resort in a variety of roles. 

What do you like most about your job? 

In my job, I oversee the assembly and disassembly of the events which take place throughout the resort which gives me the opportunity to discover and try new things all the time. Not only do I keep an eye on the magic that happens backstage, but I get to meet new people during all these events and learn new things every day. 

What does it mean to you to be recognized by this award with this bronze statuette? 

This event represents, to me, the recognition of the years spent as a part of the company. It is a special day when, as Cast Members, we are put into the spotlight. It is our night. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]


Cyril Soreau and Manon Teissier du Cros, Disneyland Paris Cast Members, stars of “One Day at Disney”

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The first collaboration between Disney Publishing Worldwide and Disney+, “One Day at Disney” puts the Cast Members of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products into the spotlight. Two Disneyland Paris Cast Members were part of this wonderful adventure: Cyril Soreau, from the Entertainment team, and Manon Teissier du Cros, from the Culinary team.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”13910″ img_size=”medium”][vc_column_text]Cyril Soreau is a fruit sculptor, and Manon Teissier du Cros is a pastry chef at Captain Jack’s – Restaurant des Pirates. They were two of the stars of “One Day at Disney”, a beautiful book which shows us what goes on behind the scenes at Disney, where magic never stops. When Cyril received his copy of the book, signed by Disneyland Paris President Natacha Rafalski, he was touched by the attention: “All these years spent working on my craft are now recognized, not only at Disneyland Paris, but all across The Walt Disney Company.”

For one day at Disney, Cast Members from all over the world agreed to open up their workshops, dressing rooms, kitchens, cubicles, TV studios, labs, locomotive engines – and some even more surprising and diverse work spaces.

They also shared their stories: childhood dreams and chapters, career pivots and triumphs, workaday hurdles and joys. All the photos in this book were taken on that single Thursday, beginning early in Tokyo and following the sun around the world through Shanghai, Hong Kong, Paris, Madrid, the Bahamas, Costa Rica, and dozens of places throughout the United States. More than 40 hours after it began, the day ended as the sun set on the Aulani resort in Hawaii. It was just a day in the life, as extraordinary as any other day at Disney.

About the show[/vc_column_text][TS-VCSC-Youtube content_youtube=””][vc_column_text]The TV Series is made up of 52 episodes ranging from 4 to 7 minutes, and a full-length documentary. It has been available on Disney+ since December 3rd but will be a part of the available catalogue when Disney+ will come to Europe in March.

About the book[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”13908″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]“One Day at Disney” relates the journey and the stories of The Walt Disney Company Cast Members. Each page is the occasion to meet the people who create the Disney Magic.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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The Magic Keepers of Environment

Today, let’s take a moment to recognize the Magic Keepers who continue to maintain the magic at Disneyland Paris during this exceptional period. This includes a small group of Cast Members from the Nature and Environment team who are taking care of our resort’s green spaces by tending to the thousands of flowers, shrubs and trees that bring our resort to life with beauty and biodiversity.

Throughout the year, the Horticulture team and its 130 gardeners and arboriculturalists carry out innovative and sustainable initiatives to encourage biodiversity throughout Disneyland Paris, with more than 400 hectares of green spaces maintained to preserve local heritage and ensure the magic of nature continues at the resort.


Magic Keepers: Disneyland Paris Fire and Rescue Team!

April 28 is recognized as National Superhero Day. And it’s a wonderful occasion for Disneyland Paris to celebrate its very own Super Heroes. No, we’re not talking about Thor, Captain America or Iron Man… these are the Cast Members who continue to maintain the magic at our resort during this exceptional period. We proudly call them our “Magic Keepers.”

They may not have super powers or wear capes, but they take care of our entire destination, from attractions to green spaces to animals and more. Today is the perfect moment to say THANK YOU for everything they do to make sure the resort is in tip-top shape ahead of its re-opening.

Today, meet the Cast Members from our Fire and Rescue team. They are making sure that Disneyland Paris is in good hands day and night, and during the temporary closure they continue to watch and protect our resort and their fellow Cast Members still working on-site as they continue to maintain the magic.

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Magic Keepers: Nurses at Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris First Aid nurse Sophie is always ready to assist the limited number of Cast Members, known as our Magic Keepers, who continue to work onsite. She and her colleagues prepare the distribution of masks given daily to our Cast at the resort, and they also ensure that first aid locations are well stocked and properly equipped for workers.

On this International Nurses Day, we want to say a big thank you to our nurses here at Disneyland Paris, and to all health professionals around the world for their incredible work every day.

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Magic Keepers: Maintenance

Emmanuel and his fellow Cast Members are responsible for maintaining attractions and vehicles at Disneyland Paris.

They check technical equipment and buildings each day, an essential role to ensure everything continues to be in good working order at the resort, in preparation for guests and reopening.

Emmanuel and his fellow Cast Members are passionate about taking care of the parks and looking forward to welcoming guests again soon!

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Magic Keepers: Nicolas Duport, Medical Doctor at Disneyland Paris

Dr. Nicolas Duport joined the Disneyland Paris team earlier this year, currently serving as a Medical Doctor for the resort. In his role, he is responsible for proposing preventative health measures that aim to benefit the health and wellness of the resort’s cast members. Alongside his colleague, Dr. Cyril Warmberg, they coordinate closely with health, safety and security teams to ensure safety remains the top priority at the resort.

Dr. Duport received his master’s in epidemiology and public health at the University of Nancy I, followed by his doctorate in medicine at the University of Paris VII. He also received his diploma of specialized studies in public health and social medicine in 2003. He previously worked for Santé Publique France, the French equivalent of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as a scientific project manager for nearly 15 years. He also received his qualification in occupational medicine at the University of Reims earlier this year before starting his role with the Disneyland Paris team.

“There are many things unique to Disneyland Paris that I find really exciting, including a diversity of professions, a complete medical team of eight doctors working together within and to support a commercial business – which is very rare in France – and the chance to use all of my specialties in one place,” Dr. Duport said.

At Disney, safety is an important tenet and it starts with our cast members. Meet some of our team members who are helping shape, monitor and implement our enhanced health and safety measures >> Disney Parks Blog

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Green Behind-The-Scene

The hidden treasures of Disneyland Paris: from topiaries to exotic plants, including beehives, flowers and trees…

in this first episode, we set off to discover topiaries with Diagana Mohamadou, landscape gardener at Disneyland Paris. 🌱🍃

in this third episode, we set off to discover the world of flowers with Manon Hazebroucq, project leader at Disneyland Paris. 🌹🌸

in this fifth and final episode, we set off to discover the exotic plants of Adventureland with gardener Didier Fleurquin at Disneyland Paris. 🌴🌺

in this second episode, we discover our beehives with Thibaut Vandomme, wildlife caretaker at Disneyland Paris. 🐝

in this fourth episode, we set off to discover the secrets of trees with arborist Martial Riot and landscape gardener Charles Beaumont at Disneyland Paris. 🌳🍃