In this week of celebrating what we are thankful for, my thoughts turn once again to the many amazing Disney Cast Members who manage to make magic for their guests in different kinds of ways all year long – day and night.
In a previous feature, I’ve noted how you can thank them in return. Please take a little time out of your visit to find a reason to do so.
For today, I would like to spotlight a couple of magical artistic moments I experienced recently at the Disneyland Resort that brightened my day with their unexpected appearances!
I’ve been fortunate enough to watch talented members of the Disney parks custodial team create Disney character water paintings with their mops and buckets, and recently I had a wonderful Cast Member at Disneyland Park create one just for me when he saw me wearing clothes featuring my favorite character!
The final result:
It completely made my night when that lovely Cast Member did this!
Then, not long ago, I was at Disney California Adventure and found another custodial Cast Member creating art in a different way – he was making Mickey Mouse icons out of fallen leaves!
This was both a surprising, happy bit of Disney magic and art as well as a wonderful celebration of the fall season. And since I’m not quite ready to get fully into Christmas mode just yet, I wanted to share these lovely creations with you.
I found three in total – and probably missed more – or more unfortunately and likely, folks walked right through them not even noticing they were there and destroyed the temporary exhibits.
First was the one pictured above, that I found in the process of being made. And then later I found this one:
And this one:
I only noticed these other two because I was keeping an eye out – where there’s one piece of custodial art, there are usually more!
So consider this yet another reason to be thankful for our talented and awesome park Cast Members – as well as a reason to not just look ahead when you’re walking through the parks… you may want to look down, too, as you don’t know what you might be missing!
Have you seen Cast Members making art along the park walkways? What was your favorite experience of this?