Meeting Richard


Meeting  Disney cast member, Richard, of the Grand Floridian last week.

Anyone who has ever visited the Grand Floridian Resort &  Spa has no doubt seen his familiar smiling face.

Disney cast member, Richard Gerth, 90 years young!, has been greeting guests at the Grand Floridian since 1991!

In 2013, Richard was presented with the Walt Disney Legacy Award. This is the highest award any Disney cast member can receive. According to Robert Hitchcock of the Disney Parks Blog, “Richard has greeted thousands of guests, and assisted thousands of brides with wedding photos on their special day.”

The day we were there, he was posing with guests in front of the beautiful Grand Floridian gingerbread house display in the grand lobby.


He calls himself a “train conductor” as he preps all the bride’s trains for their grand entrance into the Floridian’s Grand Lobby.

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One of the thousands of brides that he’s attended to on her wedding day.

Video link:  A Day with Richard


working together at DAK

Working together at DAK.

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

   by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins

Ever wonder what it’s like to work for Disney???

We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program (Fall 2013/Spring 2014) and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.

We’ve included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney. Available now at in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

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