Disneyland fetes Third Shift Cast Members

I don’t know how it is where you work, but the third shift crew often gets the least recognition in proportion to their responsibilities just due to the fact that they’re out of sight and out of mind. At Disneyland the acknowledge the hard work put in by all the third shift cast members with some fun events like this yearly Breakfast Party.

Disneyland Resort President Ed Grier and Cast Member Genie Levert play a game of Nintendo Wii Bowling during a breakfast in honor of third shift Cast Members. (<i>Courtesy Disneyland</i>)

Disneyland Resort President Ed Grier and Cast Member Genie Levert play a game of Nintendo Wii Bowling during a breakfast in honor of third shift Cast Members. (Courtesy Disneyland)

On March 18, about 1,400 third shift Cast Members from around the Disneyland Resort were celebrated during a sports-themed breakfast in the early hours of the morning. These Cast Members are instrumental in gearing up the Resort for its guests – doing everything from pruning trees to cleaning streets and keeping the hotels moving throughout the night. This group normally works behind the scenes while most people are sleeping, however their efforts are clearly visible and highly important to the Resort’s daily operation.

During the breakfast, the Cast Members were acknowledged and thanked by their leaders and Disneyland Resort President Ed Grier. Grier and other executives were on-hand to assist with the event to show their appreciation for the work that is done by these dedicated Cast Members in the early hours of the day. They enjoyed a hearty breakfast, fun games, an opportunity prize drawing and a thank you gift.

To get an appreciation of what the third shift cast members do, get your hands on a copy of the hard to find book “One Day at Disney”.


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One Response to Disneyland fetes Third Shift Cast Members

  1. Ken Pellman says:

    Thank God for Third Shift. There were many nights I closed the park, and many early mornings I opened the park. Night Custodial often “inherits” a park that has been through the wringer with scores of thousands of guests and cast members having been there all day. As the sun rises the next morning, the hard toil of Night Custodial… all of the vacuuming, dusting, wiping, hosing, scrubbing, polishing, brassing, and so forth has restored the park to a sparkling clean state.

    In Day Custodial, it often felt like we were just just trying to keep things from entirely going to pieces long enough to get Night Custodial back in to take over again.

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