If you have vacationed at Disney World before you probably have had at least one memorable experience with a Cast Member, if not more. These moments where a Cast Member sprinkles some extra pixie dust on your day can be the highlight of your whole trip. So the next time you have one of these moments here are some great ways to say thank you to a Disney Cast Member.
Simply Say Thank You
First, let’s start with the obvious, simply make sure you tell them, “thank you” in person. A lot of people are busy squeezing in as much as possible during their park day so taking a few extra minutes to let them know they are appreciated really goes a long way. If you had a particularly good tour (like we did) or a Cast Member did something special and you want to remember even ask if you can get a photograph with them!
Hand Out Thank You Cards
This is the most practical method for in-park Cast Members but a great option for Mousekeeping if you are staying at a Disney World Resort. Even so, you can still hand out thank you notes directly to Cast Members. We have some awesome FREE ones you can download to hand out for all the good deeds you encounter on your vacation. Simply get the printable emailed to your inbox by filling out the form below. I mean who doesn’t love a thoughtful handwritten card?
Use Twitter to Thank a Cast Member
Believe it or not, you can send thank you messages through Walt Disney World Resort’s Twitter account. When you say thanks just make sure you use the hashtag #CastCompliment. They even sometimes will Tweet back pictures of Cast Members holding the original message. I love this idea because you get a glimpse into the magic that Cast Members create every day.
Stop by Guest Relations
When you arrive at Guest Relations at the front of any Disney park just simply ask for the Guest Service Fanatic Card. If you are looking for the most helpful way to thank a Cast Member this is it! These cards go into their file and they get recognized during team meetings. It even helps them get promotions and move up in the company. Be sure to have their name and where they are from to fill out the card. Your kind words will even have the Cast Member entered into a drawing for a prize!
While this method has the most impact the downside is the lines can get really long and this can take the longest.
Send a Note After you Leave
The line often gets pretty crazy at Guest Relations but don’t worry you can contact Disney Guest Communications instead. This source has all the options available, write, email or call. Simply tell them about your experience and thank them for your experience. Be sure to once again include the Cast Member’s name and where they are from. This helps the note make it back to the Cast Member.
Email – email@example.com
Phone – (407)-824-4321
Address – WDW Guest Communications, PO Box 10,040, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-0040
The above suggestions are all fantastic ways to say thank you to a Disney Cast Member. I do want to take the time to point out one big no, is to try to thank a Cast Member with money. This is for non-tipping cast, of course, people outside of Mousekeeping or Dining roles. If the cast member accepts the money, it could them fired. If you want to know more about tipping read Cash Needed for Tipping at Disney World.
I have been visiting the parks annually since my parents first brought me at just a year old. Recently I was able to fulfill my life long dream of being a Florida local and moved from the wintery Northeast to the sunshine and fun of central Florida. Now I am hoping to share my Disney knowledge with you so you can have the best vacation possible!
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Thursday 2nd of August 2018
Hey Danny! I actually just left our thank you notes this past cruise for the cast members at guest services. It's really nice because your thank you goes through the management chain, and everyone can see it. Also, make sure to fill out the comment card at the end of the sailing and write down the cast members names that made your vacation extra special. I almost ran out of room because we had SO many magical CMs on this cruise! Happy cruising!
Tuesday 31st of July 2018
Any tips to thank a cast member on one of the Disney cruise ships, other than the obvious - in person, tip, etc. Thanks!