Christian’s Disney Cast Member Name Tag

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Christian’s Disney World name tag

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

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

New cast members receive them at the end of Traditions class.  Mickey Mouse, aka The Boss, himself personally hands your brand new company name tag to you!

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Traditions.

It is a special and touching moment in the DCP program. Many new cast members tear up.  :’)  I can’t think of another company where name tags mean so much to employees.

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Mickey Mouse handing out our name tags! ;’)

All Disney name tags are your first name or nickname plus either your hometown or your college.

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Christian is an official Disney cast member now!

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

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CP Moment #1: Disney name tags!

Cast members get to keep their name tag forever.

If you work for Disney Parks long enough, you could accumulate 5 – 6 different name tags in different styles celebrating park anniversaries, new slogans, etc.

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Christian at working at Cosmic Rays wearing his Disney name tag, of course!

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Caroline’s Disney name tag in its pretty keepsake frame.

Caroline’s Name Tag Story:

Before my last workday, I went and specially ordered a brand new one because my regular name tag was missing all the golden sparkles after being accidentally left on my costume and put through the wash in our apartment at The Commons one too many times.

I can’t wait to display this on my desk at my future job.

I think I’ll always be a Disney Cast Member at heart!  – Caroline

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Caroline wearing her name tag at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
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Even Caroline’s little mini-me wears a name tag!

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First day at work wearing my new name tag at Pin Traders!

Elly’s Name Tag Story:

Wondering what happens when you lose your name tag???

I lost my name tag less than 2 weeks into my first program.

After my first week of working, I turned in some of my costumes (Disney work uniforms) to be cleaned and checked out two new ones. But, I didn’t check the front of my red blouse and I accidentally turned in my shirt with my name tag still attached!

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I had the best trading pins that day!!!

Apparently, it’s impossible to find and return it, since I called Costuming (laundry) and several other places and no one had seen it. 😦

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DAK Costuming is an easy place to order a new name tag!

It can take 7 – 10 days get a new one ordered.

Cast members can’t show up for work without a name tag on.  It’s part of your costume.

If you don’t have one, you can get a loaner name tag from your manager.  For guys, the name tag is usually Chris from Orlando, and for women its usually Alice from Orlando.

My secret identity:  Alice!
My secret work identity: Alice from Orlando!

Wondering how to order a new name tag if you lose yours???

Well, wonder no more!

At all the Costuming locations, they have a little place where you can order a new one, it’s so easy!

I ordered a new one at Animal Kingdom Costuming and the nice cast member said it would take 7-10 days to replace and $5 would come out of my next paycheck.  I was able to put whatever I wanted on it so, unlike my first one that said, “Elly + Colorado State University”, the new one I ordered will say: “Elly + Boulder, CO”.

I like that much better.

In the meanwhile, I still have to wear a name tag at work, and the managers give you a “loaner” one. The only options are ‘Chris’ for men and ‘Alice’ for women. So, I’ve been “Alice” at work for the past 2+ weeks.

It isn’t so bad, but it really confuses people when they’re doing a rotation or bumping me out for my break, they’re like, where’s this girl “Ariel” on the schedule, I can’t find her anywhere!

And, I’m like, ‘oh that’s me!’ standing there wearing my Alice name tag. (Everyone knows me as Elly at work.)

It’s like having a secret identity! 😉

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My new name tag has finally come in! Elly from Boulder, CO  🙂
And a month later, I got my language tag!
And a month later, I got my French language tag!
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Working together at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
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Working together at Tren-D.  Different costume, same name tag!

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Cheers to the new year!

We’ve written two books about our time working – and playing – as Disney Cast Members at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

Both are available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle:  Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

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Adventures in the Animal Kingdom
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Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

If you’d like to follow our daily Disney blog, here’s the link: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/

Have a magical day!

Two Disney Sisters

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Two Disney Sisters

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Christian’s first day working at Disney World.
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Christian went to Magic Kingdom Costuming right after Traditions. This is his costume for working at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe in Tomorrowland.
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