Many theme parks see employee turnover because they rely primarily on high school and college students to run their day to day operations. In Disney World, however, many Cast Members stay much longer than that!

Sure, there are some Disney Cast Members who serve a few months in the College Program then go on their merry way, but many Cast Members stay for years.  Some  are even become recognized as Legacy Cast Members (as indicated by a dark blue nametag instead of a white nametag).

To honor Cast Members who have reached milestones in their careers with the Walt Disney Company and specifically Disney World in Orlando Florida, Cast Members are treated to a special event in Magic Kingdom called the “Walt Disney World Service Celebration.”

Magic Kingdom will close at 4:30 PM on December 2nd to prepare for the evening's Walt Disney World Service Celebration!

Magic Kingdom will close at 4:30 PM on December 2nd to prepare for the evening’s Walt Disney World Service Celebration!

This year, this celebration will take place on December 2nd in Magic Kingdom. In years past, Cast Members were treated to special entertainment and food offerings including special plated dinners at Cinderella’s Royal Table and Be Our Guest. They’ve also gotten exclusive access to some of the park’s attractions. It wouldn’t be a night in Disney World without fireworks, and Disney World isn’t one to disappoint; Cast Members witness a one-of-a-kind fireworks display called Celebration in the Sky.

This year’s celebration will close the park at 4:30 pm after an 8 am opening that day.

Glad Disney World closes their flagship park to recognize Cast Members?