Walt Disney World Ambassadors term extended for another year

Jun 25, 2020 in "The Walt Disney Company"

Walt Disney World is extending the term of its current Disney Ambassadors for another year amid the COVID-19 shutdown.

Marilyn West and Stephen Lim began their role on the Walt Disney World Resort Ambassador team in January 2019 where they continued the legacy of championing the efforts of Disney VoluntEARS in the community while recognizing and celebrating the achievements and milestones of Walt Disney World's 74,000 cast members.

Their existing term would have concluded at the end of 2020, but will now continue for another year.

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Article Posted: Jun 25, 2020 / 8:51pm ET
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cjkeatingJun 25, 2020

I find the US ambassadors come across as saccharine however the Paris ambassadors do lots with the cast, fans and community and I wouldn't want them gone.

Liberty6Jun 25, 2020

“Walt Disney began the Ambassador Program in 1965. At the time, Walt's schedule was overwhelmed with requests for his time and personal appearances. It simply was too much for one man alone to handle so to help solve this problem he decided that he needed to appointment someone to serve as the official spokesperson of all Disneyland cast members to promote the Disneyland business.” It continued on to every other resort. Basically glorified PR reps.

TP2000Jun 25, 2020

Ooh. Good point. We certainly don't want that. But Josh D'Amaro is great. Can't he just do it? And what are all those cubicle drones in Celebration doing? Surely there's a few dozen Communications Majors from UCF in there who aren't busy. They can't all be across the street at Pei Wei, can they?

MisterPenguinJun 25, 2020

Yeah, get rid of 'em. Let Bob Chapek speak for Disney at all events.

TP2000Jun 25, 2020

Actually, I just read the press release on them. A normal person couldn't make up this level of inane drivel if they tried... "Marilyn West and Stephen Lim began their role on the Walt Disney World Resort Ambassador team in January 2019 where they continued the legacy of championing the efforts of Disney VoluntEARS in the community while recognizing and celebrating the achievements and milestones of Walt Disney World's 74,000 cast members." Huh??? What does that even mean? o_O And who talks like that, outside of an HR Zoom meeting where the HR ladies at home are secretly drinking Merlot disguised in a POM Juice bottle?

TP2000Jun 25, 2020

Absolutely nothing. They should have been furloughed and not invited back, instead of kept on the payroll and extended for a year. This is a bad judgment call by TDO at this time. This Ambassador program should have been eliminated 60 days ago.

trojanjustinJun 25, 2020

They're kind of the "good will ambassadors" for the company. They show up to various charity functions, give media interviews about new attractions, host a lot of internal events, etc.

HauntedMansionFLAJun 25, 2020

Annoying cast members

eggJun 25, 2020

What do they do?