the Disney Ambassadors program started during Disneyland’s 10th anniversary when Walt Disney chose the first Ambassador. Since 1971 there have been 72 Walt Disney World Ambassadors.
Every two years cast members are invited to participate in the selection process which includes several rounds of interviews. Finalists are given an opportunity to interact with cast, visit non-profit organizations, and test their media interview skills.
“Being selected as an Ambassador is one of the highest honors and responsibilities for a Cast Member,” said Nancy Gidusko, director of corporate citizenship for Walt Disney World Resort. Walt Disney World Resort. “Disney Ambassadors exemplify the talent, inspiration and excellence that are the hallmarks of Walt Disney World Resort.”
The new Disney Ambassadors will represent nearly 70,000 cast members and have a chance to share Disney magic through Walt Disney World, Central Florida, and other Disney theme parks. The new Ambassadors will serve from January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2016.