Disney has officially revealed the full line-up of 2024-2025 Disney Global Ambassadors that will be stepping into their roles starting on January 1st, 2024.
The Disney Global Ambassadors Program is a time-honored tradition that can be traced back to 1965. That’s when Julie Reihm Casaletto was chosen as Disneyland’s “Tencennial Ambassador.” Disney Ambassadors serve two-year terms when they work as “goodwill emissaries.” As part of this role, they work to “shine a light on Cast Members, share the magic of Disney with guests, and inspire hope in local communities.” With the 2022-2023 Disney Ambassadors coming to an end, Disney has revealed a full line-up of 2024-2025 Disney Global Ambassadors.
Disneyland Resort Ambassadors
At Disneyland, Jada Young and Raul Aquino Rojas will serve as the 2024-2025 Disney Ambassador team of Disneyland Resort. Jada Young was born and raised in California and spent her childhood visiting the parks. She began her Disney career in 2017 at Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters at Disney California Adventure, before moving on to leadership roles such as Core Lead and Trainer in attractions and Special Events Operations.
Raul Aquino Rojas was born in Zihuatanejo, Mexico, and came to the U.S. when he was a year old. He grew up in California, and first visited Disneyland at seven years old. In 2019, Raul began working at Disneyland as a PhotoPass Photographer and currently leads his cast within Disney Photo Imaging and Guest Show Operations teams.
Walt Disney World Resort Ambassadors
At Walt Disney World, Serena Arvizu and Shannon Smith-Conrad will represent as its 2024-2025 Disney Ambassadors. Both Arvizu and Smith-Conrad began at Disney World as part of the Disney College Program.
Serena worked as a hostess at The Crystal Palace, while Shannon worked in Attractions and Transportation. Shannon is a recent Disney Aspire graduate that now works as a Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products Professional Recruitment Coordinator. Serena works as a Sourcing Specialist in Supplier Diversity.
Tokyo Disney Resort Ambassadors
Daisuke Shibata and Nodoka Mikata will serve as Disney Ambassadors at Tokyo Dinsey Resort, which is currently preparing for the opening of Fantasy Springs in spring 2024. Daisuke Shibata works at Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta in the Rooms Division. Nodoka Mikata works in the Attractions Operations Division.
Disneyland Paris Ambassadors
José Alfaro Navarro and Dylan Legras will be Disney Ambassadors for Disneyland Paris from 2024 to 2025. José Alfaro Navarro is originally from Spain, and studied journalism while working at the Disney Store in Alicante, Spain. He first began working with Disneyland Paris in 2015 as a performer, followed by time working at Disney World before returning to Disneyland Paris Entertainment in 2019. He is now an Assistant Show Coordinator, ensuring show operations run smoothly.
Dylan Legras began working as a Cast Member at Disneyland Paris in 2011. In 2014, he worked in the French pavilion at EPCOT as a participant in the Cultural Representative Program, before returning to work at Disneyland Paris where he is a Guest Relations Team Leader.
Hong Kong Disneyland Resort Ambassadors
Beyan Tse and Gisele Abejero will represent Hong Kong Disneyland as Disney Ambassadors leading up to the park’s 20th-anniversary celebration. Beyan Tse started at Hong Kong Disneyland in 2019. Speaking of the role, he said, “Dreaming and making dreams come true is at the core of Disney, I want to pass on my love for this magical place and all the love I’ve received here. It’s a never-ending circle of happiness.”
Gisele has been a performer in shows including “Festival of the Lion King,” “The Golden Mickeys” and “Mickey and the Wondrous Book.” Speaking of the role, she said, “Children have this incredible ability to remind us to stay young heart. Their innocence and boundless curiosity are a source of inspiration. I’m thrilled to share stories with them, alongside my Disney family of 15 years, and bring them hope and inspiration.”
Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa Ambassador
Dylan Rogers will serve as the 2024-2025 Disney Ambassador of Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa. She has been with Aulani for six years, starting as a front desk agent and currently working as a guest service manager.
Dylan called it an “honor” to be selected, sharing, “I’m truly humbled to be your Aulani Ambassador. It’s not something that I take lightly, it’s a kuleana, a responsibility that I feel, and I will work my hardest every single day to be worthy of this for all of you.”
Shanghai Disney Resort Ambassadors
Wendy Feng and Alice Wang are the 2024-2025 Disney Ambassadors of Shanghai Disney Resort. Wendy works with the Entertainment Team at Shanghai Disney and has been with the team for three years. Alice has worked at Shanghai Disney Resort for more than six years, where she has worked with the Entertainment Team as a vocalist.