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Disneyland Resort Cast Members Commemorate Disney 100 with a Marathon 23-Hour Celebration

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Disneyland Resort Cast Members Commemorate Disney 100 with a Marathon 23-Hour Celebration
Disneyland Resort Cast Members Commemorate Disney 100 with a Marathon 23-Hour Celebration

Disneyland Resort Cast Members Commemorate Disney 100 with a Marathon 23-Hour Celebration. The Walt Disney Company celebrated it’s 100th anniversary yesterday and the cast members in Disneyland celebrated with a 23-hour party.

Disneyland Resort cast members uphold Walt Disney’s legacy by continuing to make magic at the very first Disney resort. What better way to thank them for being part of the Disney story during the Disney100 Celebration than with a 23-hour party honoring the company’s 1923 founding?

Two PhotoPass cast members stand in front of purple and silver balloons, their arms filled with popcorn, chips and snacks
Disneyland Resort Cast Members Commemorate Disney 100 with a Marathon 23-Hour Celebration

Related: History of Disney Castles Around the World in Honor of Disney100

Third-shift cast members wearing reflective safety vests in the early morning hold Disney100 snack buckets and treats in front of a purple balloon backdrop

That’s exactly how cast members spent the 100th anniversary day on Oct. 16, partaking in a variety of exclusive backstage offerings ranging from speed puzzling to Disney100-exclusive screenings – and even a few dunk tanks scattered around the resort.

Cast members smiled with amusement as they had the opportunity to send their leaders splashing into water for a good cause. To make the day even more unforgettable, Disneyland Resort pledged to donate $5 to Make-A-Wish for every person successfully dropped in the dunk tanks, up to a $5,000 donation goal.

A group of cast members smiles in front of a Disney100 photo backdrop with the top of Space Mountain visible in the background

Disney Ambassador Mark Everett King Jr. (above-left, kneeled at center) joined in on the fun as a dunk tank volunteer, getting soaked over 20 times by his fellow cast members. “What better way to support an amazing cause during a momentous moment in our company’s history?” he said.

“It’s been so fun and amazing to celebrate the 100th year of The Walt Disney Company, and to know the money is going towards a great cause is also an extra bonus,” said Stacey Cheong (above-right), Marketing Strategy, moments after dunking Mark.

To celebrate significant milestones, the Disneyland Resort has a tradition of capturing photos of the cast members who make each milestone moment possible. From early Disneyland Resort anniversaries to commemorative holiday moments, cast members join together for these group photos to show that it is truly teamwork that makes Walt’s dream work.

Disneyland Resort Cast Members Commemorate Disney 100 with a Marathon 23-Hour Celebration
Disneyland Resort Cast Members Commemorate Disney 100 with a Marathon 23-Hour Celebration
Cast gather on Main Street, U.S.A. on the morning of Disneyland Resort's 60th anniversary
Disneyland Resort Cast Members Commemorate Disney 100 with a Marathon 23-Hour Celebration

In honor of Disney100, cast members across the resort were invited to be in group photos in a variety of locations. These pictures join a vast archive of historical photos showcasing the company’s 100-year legacy.

“It makes you feel like you’re included. It’s being able to be part of the bigger scope than our everyday work,” said Horticulture cast member Larry Alexander (above-right), who joined the photo at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel. “For the company to host something and give back to the cast members, it’s really important.”

Disneyland Resort Cast Members Commemorate Disney 100 with a Marathon 23-Hour Celebration
Disneyland Resort Cast Members Commemorate Disney 100 with a Marathon 23-Hour Celebration

In honor of The Walt Disney Company’s 100th Anniversary, cast members at Disneyland Resort celebrated in style! What better way to join in on the fun than with a 23-hour Disney100 Cast Celebration?

Whether they were playing games, solving puzzles, watching screenings of @disneyanimation’s “Once Upon a Studio,” enjoying snacks, or dunking leaders in dunk tanks, our cast members came together to celebrate the company’s vibrant history.

Thank you to our magic makers; here’s to 100 years of compelling stories and making dreams come true! #DisneyCastLife#Disney100

In honor of The Walt Disney Company’s 100th Anniversary, cast members at Disneyland Resort celebrated in style! What…

Posted by Disneyland Resort Cast and Community on Monday, October 16, 2023

The Walt Disney Company continued its 100th anniversary celebrations during tonight’s Monday Night Football broadcast on ABC and ESPN, capping off a full day of global activations, events, and more. During halftime between the Dallas Cowboys and the Los Angeles Chargers, the two networks presented the new Disney100 “Lifetime” special look.

https://youtu.be/40mHMs6W6e8
Disneyland Resort Cast Members Commemorate Disney 100 with a Marathon 23-Hour Celebration

From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in 1923 to its preeminent position in the entertainment industry today, The Walt Disney Company proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family.

It all started with a dream—and dreams become memories that last a lifetime.

Disneyland Resort Cast Members Commemorate Disney 100 with a Marathon 23-Hour Celebration

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