Back in Sept., Hong Kong Disneyland Resort launched a two-month cast recognition program to shine a spotlight on the countless acts of goodwill created by our cast members. The “Disney Magic Makers” program was an opportunity for us to show appreciation for the magic our cast members – the original Magic Makers – make both at work and in their communities. Cast could celebrate each other’s efforts – whether big or small – using an online tool designed to help thank fellow cast for their hard work and impact.
Over 900 submissions were made and around 550 Magic Makers were named. Among the nominations were countless heartwarming stories from every corner of the resort, from front desk cast creating magical moments for guests, to cast donating their annual leave to their teammates!
A cast recognition event was held in Dec., where our cast Magic Makers were surprised by their leaders with a Magic Makers exclusive pin, breakfast gathering and celebration at the Castle of Magical Dreams. Not to mention an appearance from the main Magic Maker himself, Sorcerer Mickey!
Please enjoy some of the touching stories from the program, which remind us all that every action we take plays a role in Disney Magic!
For more inspiring stories of cast Magic Makers around the world, read about Aulani cast member, Nate, and his selfless volunteer work for the local Boys and Girls Club; an unforgettable surprise for a new cast member at Disneyland Resort; and a Disneyland Paris duo who used their skills to help the local community.
Blog by Winnie Choo, Internal Communications Manager at Hong Kong Disneyland