Anyone who has ever visited the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa has no doubt seen his familiar smiling face.
Disney cast member, Richard Gerth, who’s celebrating birthday #92 this year!, 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.”
Link to his facebook page: Disney Legend Richard
The day we were there, he was posing with guests in front of the Grand Floridian’s beautiful Grand Atrium Lobby.
In addition to being the greeter, Richard is also the Official Fairy Tale Wedding Greeter and has helped over 3,500 brides on their special day!
Video link by Disney: A Day with Richard
We also got to meet another Disney Legend working at Walt Disney World, Auntie Kaui, who makes leis for guests – and brides – over at the Polynesian Resort.
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by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins
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