Keeping My Disney Cast Member Nametag

Elly name tag
Earning My Ears

One of the first things that you get on your very first working day at Disney is your name tag.

We received ours at the end of Traditions class.  Mickey Mouse himself personally gave them to us!

It was a great and touching moment in the DCP program. 🙂

August 2013: Mickey handing out our name tags!  ;')
Mickey Mouse handing out our name tags at Traditions! :’)

All Disney name tags are first name or your nickname only.

This is because our founder, Walter E. Disney, preferred that everyone just call him ‘Walt’.

CP Moment:  Disney name tags!
CP Moment: Disney name tags!

I was so excited to find this Disney keepsake frame to keep my nametag in forever.

Before my last workday, I went and specially ordered a brand new one because my regular nametag was missing all the golden sparkles after being accidentally left on my costume and put through the wash one too many times ($5 at Costuming, taken out of your next paycheck.)

I can’t wait to display this on my desk at my future job.  I’ll always be a Disney Cast Member at heart! ❤

My first Disney name tag in its pretty keepsake frame.

Read more about my ‘Earning My Ears’ for the 2nd time during the Summer DCP Alumni Program:

DCP Summer Alumni Program Traditions Class

CP Moment #2: Getting your personal name tag at the end of Traditions.  :’)


Adventure Book Cover
Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

Lions and Tigers and Strollers, Oh My!

This is not Caroline’s first time in the Disney College Program. Along with her sister, she was previously accepted into the program a few years earlier.  Back in Colorado, Caroline was wishing for a little more pixie dust to brighten up her life.  On a whim, she decides to apply to the exclusive Disney Alumni Summer Program.

Now that she’s back, things get wild.

Wild, as in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, where Caroline is assigned to work in Stroller Rental.  While not the most glamorous position in the park, it’s often ground zero for humanity at its best and at its worst.

While Caroline makes many “Magical Moments” for deserving guests whose pixie dust has gone temporarily sideways, she also receives magical moments of her own through the friendships she makes, going to Disney cast member exclusive events, and all the spectacular dining opportunities at Disney World.

Caroline tells all – from the ins and outs of Disney’s secret training class called Traditions; to learning how to be a happy cast member during on-the-job training; to what it’s like to interact with fellow cast members and the guests who are ready to explore the most magical place on earth.

Join Caroline as she takes you on a wild ride through her adventures in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. But be careful, it’s a jungle out there!

Available now at in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

Book link on  Adventures in the Animal Kingdom


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Adventure is out there!

About the Author:

Caroline’s love for all things Disney, and desire to grow up to be a Disney princess, is the reason she always wanted to work for Disney.  Her dream came true working as a cast member at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Caroline is the co-author of the book, Two Girls and a Mouse Tale, about her adventures working at Disney World with her sister.

She is currently a 7th grade middle school Social Studies teacher in Colorado.

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4 replies to “Keeping My Disney Cast Member Nametag

  1. Hey, I just finished my college program amd bought the shadow box as well. How exactly did you get the nametag on there? I openned it up and it doesn’t seem the nametag would fit with the still pin on the back. Wanted to check before I went any further so nothing would get damaged.


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