14 New Disney Legends, Including Chadwick Boseman and 'Frozen' Cast, to be Honored During D23 Expo 2022 Ceremony (2022)

14 new Disney Legends, including the late Chadwick Boseman (“Black Panther”) and the main cast of “Frozen,” will be honored during a live ceremony at D23 Expo 2022. Read the full announcement from Disney below.

14 New Disney Legends, Including Chadwick Boseman and 'Frozen' Cast, to be Honored During D23 Expo 2022 Ceremony (1)

Today, The Walt Disney Company announced it will honor 14 new Disney Legends in a special awards ceremony hosted by Emmy®Award winner Tamron Hall, which will kick off D23 Expo: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event presented by Visa®in Anaheim, California. Anthony Anderson, Kristen Bell, Chadwick Boseman, Rob’t Coltrin, Patrick Dempsey, Robert Price “Bob” Foster, Jonathan Groff, Don Hahn, Josh Gad, Doris Hardoon, Idina Menzel, Chris Montan, Ellen Pompeo, and Tracee Ellis Ross will be honored for their significant and lasting contributions to the Disney Legacy.

The three-day D23 Expo will begin Friday, September 9, with a fantastic spectacle that includes not only the Disney Legends Awards ceremony, but an early look at Disney 100 Years of Wonder—an extraordinary celebration 100 years in the making.

“For nearly a century, Disney has been entertaining and inspiring people around the world,” said Bob Chapek, CEO, The Walt Disney Company. “I can’t wait to give fans a first look at what we have in store for our hundredth anniversary, and how we’re using this occasion to celebrate all the fans and families who have welcomed Disney into their lives.”

The Disney Legends Awards Ceremony, which will be streamed as part of D23 Expo [LIVE], will feature musical performances, special guests, and surprises for the audience, including a special performance by cast members from Disney On Broadway’s productions ofAladdinandThe Lion King, as well asThe North American Tour ofFrozen.

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The Disney Legends Awards program begin in 1987, when actor Fred MacMurray became the first Disney Legend. Including this year’s honorees, 304 Disney Legends have been named, including Tim Allen, Julie Andrews, Howard Ashman, Robert Downey Jr., Annette Funicello, Whoopi Goldberg, Sir Elton John, Angela Lansbury, George Lucas, Steve Martin, Alan Menken, Hayley Mills, Fess Parker, Robin Roberts, Marty Sklar, Dick Van Dyke, Barbara Walters, Ming-Na Wen, Betty White, and Robin Williams, among others. Beginning with the inaugural D23 Expo in 2009, thousands of Disney fans have been able to enjoy the Disney Legends Awards ceremony in-person.

The 2022 Disney Legends Award honorees (listed alphabetically) are:

ANTHONY ANDERSONgrew up in Los Angeles. While pursuing his acting career, he continued his education by attending the High School for the Performing Arts, where he earned first place in the NAACP’s ACT-SO Awards. His performance, along with a dedication to his craft, earned him an arts scholarship to Howard University. Anthony has appeared in more than 20 films, and his performance onLaw & Orderearned him four consecutive NAACP Image Award nominations for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series. He starred in and executive produced ABC’s Emmy-nominated sitcomblack-ish, winning seven NAACP Image Awards and earning seven Emmy and three Golden Globe®nominations for his role as Andre “Dre” Johnson in the series. He also executive produced and appeared in theblack-ishspinoff seriesgrown-ishandmixed-ish. His recent credits include ABC’sLive in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons’(2019), host of ABC’s game showTo Tell the Truth(2016–), and Detective Kevin Bernard inLaw & Order. In 2020 he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

KRISTEN BELLis an award-winning actor, author, and producer, who landed her first role with Disney by lending her voice to Hiromi in the Studio Ghibli classicThe Cat Returns, for the U.S. DVD release in 2005. Her voice-acting expertise would soon come in handy once again, for the two highest-grossing animated features of all time,Frozen(2013) andFrozen 2(2019). Anna, the optimistic, comical, fearless princess (who became Queen) of Arendelle, was a spot-on role for the seasoned actor, whose singing talents and personality effortlessly shines through her performance of the character. Kristen reprised the role inFrozen Fever(2015),Olaf’s Frozen Adventure(2017),Ralph Breaks the Internet(2018), andOnce Upon a Snowman(2020), along with numerous video games, theme park experiences, and consumer products. Kristen also voiced Priscilla the sloth in 2016’s Oscar®-winningZootopiaand in the upcoming Disney+ seriesZootopia+.She has also starred in several Disney live-action films, such asWhen in Rome(2010) andYou Again(2010), TV specials such asLady Gaga & The Muppets’ Holiday Spectacular(2013) andMickey’s 90th Spectacular(2018), and myriad series from 20th Century Fox, includingThe SimpsonsandFamily Guy.

CHADWICK BOSEMANwas fueled by purpose and sought to fulfill that through writing, directing, acting, and activism. His breakout performance came playing Jackie Robinson in42, followed by his next role as James Brown inGet On Up. He then starred in the title role ofMarshall,which followed a young Thurgood Marshall. Boseman joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the African Super Hero Black Panther inCaptain America: Civil Warbefore bringing the character to the forefront of his own solo film,Black Panther, which received critical acclaim, broke global box office records, and had a social and cultural impact felt globally. The film received seven Academy Award®nominations, including Marvel’s first-ever Best Picture nomination. Boseman won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture alongside the film’s ensemble. In 2019, Boseman starred in21 Bridges. In 2020, he appeared inDa 5 Bloods,directed by Academy Award winner Spike Lee. InMa Rainey’s Black Bottom,his captivating performance as “Levee” garnered an Academy Award nomination, and he won the NAACP Image Award and the CriticsChoice and Screen Actors Guild awards, among numerous others. On television, he most recently received an Emmynomination for his work in the Disney+ animated seriesWhat If…?

ROB’T COLTRINjoined Walt Disney Imagineering in 1990 in the Show Set Design group and over time progressed through multiple disciplines—including show design, concept design, and art direction—before landing in his final role as an executive creative director. Early in his career he had a hand in the creation of several attractions that have delighted Disney fans for decades, such asMickey’s PhilharMagic,Muppet*Vision 3D, andRoger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin. More recently, he was a major creative force behind some of our most ambitious projects, includingRadiator Springs Racers,Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, and recent expansions at Tokyo Disney Resort. In addition to his boundless creative talents, Rob’t is also well known for his passion to elevate the work of fellow Imagineers and help further their careers. Even following his retirement in 2019, he continues to keep in touch with and inspire many of his friends and colleagues at Imagineering.

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PATRICK DEMPSEYis a two-time Golden Globe nominee and SAG Award®nominee for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series. Early in his career he appeared in 1980s nostalgia films such as Touchstone’sCan’t Buy Me Love(1987) and has since become a Hollywood star with numerous iconic television and film roles. Other Disney credits include an appearance onThe Magical World of Disneyas Kellin Taylor inA Fighting Choice(1986), the Hollywood Pictures filmRun(1991), Touchstone’sSweet Home Alabama(2002),Brother Bear 2(2006) as the voice of Kenai,Enchanted(2007), and the upcoming Disney+ filmDisenchanted(2022). He is perhaps best known to fans as Dr. Derek Shepherd in ABC’sGrey’s Anatomy, a role he portrayed for 11 seasons.Grey’s Anatomywon the 2007 Golden Globe for Best Television Series–Drama as well as the 2007 SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. In addition to acting, Patrick is an avid racing enthusiast, participating in sports car events and produced the filmThe Art of Racing in the Rain(2019). In 2008, with the intention of giving back to the community where he grew up and where his mother first received cancer treatment, Patrick founded the Dempsey Center to help make life better for people managing the impact of cancer.

ROBERT PRICE “BOB” FOSTERbegan his Disney career in 1956, joining the Walt Disney Productions legal department. He later served as a member of the Park Operations Committee for Disneyland and was promoted to Corporate Secretary and Legal Counsel in 1958. Two years later, he was named Assistant Secretary, Walt Disney Productions, and Resident Counsel for Disneyland. In 1963, Walt and Roy O. Disney selected Bob to head the land search for their top-secret “Florida Project.” Bob took extraordinary measures to ensure that the identity of Walt Disney Productions remained classified while initiating and executing the property research and acquisition effort. He acquired 43 square miles of land for what would eventually become the Walt Disney World Resort. Bob was later named Vice President (Legal), Secretary, and General Counsel for the Walt Disney World Co. and in 1970 was promoted to President of the Buena Vista Land Company. In this role, Bob was responsible for overseeing development of the resort community of Lake Buena Vista. In 1974, Bob retired from Walt Disney Productions as Vice President, Real Estate.

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JOSH GADis a Tony Award®-winning actor and singer who has warmed the hearts of countless viewers around the globe as Olaf, the loveable snowman from the 2013 box office hitFrozenand its popular follow-up,Frozen 2(2019). To audiences’ delight, Gad has reprised the role numerous times, each time sharing more of the sun-loving character’s endearing personality and vivacious songs. Olaf has appeared inFrozen Fever(2015), LEGO®Disney Frozen: Northern Lights(2016),Olaf’s Frozen Adventure(2017),At Home with Olaf(2020),Once Upon a Snowman(2020), andOlaf Presents(2021). Gad’s memorable performances inFrozenandFrozen 2earned him two Annie Awards for Outstanding Achievement for Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production. In 2017, Gad starred as LeFou, the memorable and iconic sidekick to Gaston, in the live-actionBeauty and the Beast, and in 2020, he portrayed Mulch Diggums inArtemis Fowl. Some of his other notable Disney credits includeMickey’s 90th Spectacular(2018),The Disney Family Singalong(2020),Murder on the Orient Express(2017), Modern Family(2011),andMagic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom(2020). Gad’s Broadway talent is also showcased as both a creator and star of the Emmy-nominated 20thTelevision Animation musical series,Central Park(2020–).

JONATHAN GROFFhas made memorable performances in theater, film, and television since his award-winning breakout performance in Broadway’sSpring Awakening(2006). Popular with Disney fans the world over, Jonathan voiced the character of Kristoff in bothFrozen(2013) andFrozen 2(2019)—the top two highest-grossing animated films of all time—as well as inFrozen Fever(2015),LEGO Disney Frozen: Northern Lights(2016),Olaf’s Frozen Adventure(2017),Once Upon a Snowman(2020), and numerous video games, consumer products, and theme park experiences. He also appeared as Jesse St. James on the Emmy- and Golden Globe-award-winning television seriesGlee. Additional notable Disney television credits includeThe Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated ClassicandInto the Unknown: Making Frozen 2.Groff originated the role of King George III in the Pulitzer Prize-winning production ofHamiltonon Broadway, receiving a TonyAwardnomination for his performance, and was part of the featured cast immortalized in the Emmy-winning Disney+ Original release of the hit show.Groff also received an individual Emmy nomination for his performance in the filmed production.

DON HAHNjoined The Walt Disney Studios in 1976 in the Art Props Morgue. His animation career took off when he worked as an inbetweener onPete’s Dragon(1977), and later as assistant director onThe Fox and the Hound(1981). He was Production Manager ofThe Black Cauldron(1985) andTheGreat Mouse Detective(1986), then turned to producing onWho Framed Roger Rabbit(1988),Beauty and the Beast(1991), andThe Lion King(1994). His other credits includeTheHunchback of Notre Dame(1996),TheEmperor’s New Groove(2000),Maleficent(2014), and the live-actionBeauty and the Beast(2017). He executive produced the Disneynature filmsEarth(2009),Oceans(2010),African Cats(2011), andChimpanzee(2012). Don is also the author of several Disney Editions books, includingThe Alchemy of Animation, Before Ever After,andYesterday’s Tomorrow: Disney’s Magical Mid-Century. As director, Don has helmed such acclaimed documentaries asWaking Sleeping Beauty(2010) andHoward(2020). His most recent Disney credits include hosting the documentaryAdventure Thru the Walt Disney Archives(2020).

DORIS HARDOONjoined Walt Disney Imagineering in 1979 as a junior designer, then quickly rose through the ranks to lead designer, art director, and producer on a variety of groundbreaking projects around the globe. Included were EPCOT Center, Tokyo Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park, as well as Disney Cruise Line and Disney entertainment centers nationwide. She additionally served as executive art director, producer, and creative portfolio lead for projects including Hong Kong Disneyland, the proposed-but-never-built WESTCOT Center in Anaheim, and the unbuilt DisneySea in Long Beach. Doris left the Company in 2000 to pursue other innovative projects but returned in 2009 to help conceive, design, and build Shanghai Disney Resort. In her role as executive director and producer, Doris provided overall creative direction to her design and production teams, while establishing culturally relevant, “authentically Disney, distinctly Chinese” elements in all aspects of her assignments. Doris is the 2022 recipient of the THEA Buzz Price Lifetime of Distinguished Achievements Award.

IDINA MENZELis an accomplished actor, singer, songwriter, and philanthropist, who rose to fame on the Broadway stage. Winning a Tony Awardin 2004 for her legendary performance as Elphaba inWicked, she famously went on to voice Queen Elsa in Walt Disney Animation Studios’Frozen(2013) and reprised the role inRalph Breaks the Internet(2018) andFrozen 2(2019), along with numerous animated shorts, theme park experiences, and consumer products. Idina’s performance of the Oscar- and Grammy®-winning song “Let It Go” became an international phenomenon, reaching No. 5 on theBillboardHot 100 chart, and helped launchFrozenandFrozen2 on their way to becoming the two highest-grossing animated movies of all time. Idina also appeared as Nancy Tremaine inEnchanted(2007) and is soon to reprise the role in the Disney+ sequel,Disenchanted.As a songwriter, Idina’s original song “Dream Girl” (from 2021’sCinderella) made it to the Academy Awards’ Best Original Song short list.Some of her notable Disney TV credits include Lisa King in ABC Studios’Private Practice(2009), Disneyland 60: The Wonderful World of Disney(2015),Mickey’s 90th Spectacular(2018), andThe Disney Family Singalong: Volume II(2020), as well as the recurring role of Shelby Corcoran inGleefor 20th Century Television.

CHRIS MONTANjoined The Walt Disney Company in 1984, and within three years was named vice president of music for motion pictures and television. In 1997,Varietynamed him “musical supervisor of the decade” after he oversaw such classic and best-selling film soundtracks asThe Little Mermaid,Beauty and the Beast,Pretty Woman,Sister Act,Aladdin,The Lion King,Pocahontas,The Hunchback of Notre Dame, andHercules. Chris was named President of Walt Disney Music in 1999 and was responsible for overseeing music for Disney and Pixar animated feature films, Disney Theatrical stage productions, and Disney Parks and Resorts, worldwide. He served as executive music producer for all of the Studios’ animated features during his tenure, working closely in the story development process as well as helping to select musical talent. His work has been nominated for multiple Grammy Awards, winning Best Original Cast Recording forAidaand Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media forFrozen, with additional films receiving 45 musical Academy Award nominations and 16 Academy Awards in the Best Original Song and Best Original Score categories.

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ELLEN POMPEOleads the longest-running primetime medical drama in television history,Grey’s Anatomy. As one of television’s most beloved actresses, Ellen’s turn in the title role continues to help elevate the series as ABC’s highest-rated drama and earned the actress a Golden Globe nomination in 2007. Audiences remain glued to screens week after week watching Dr. Meredith Grey and her colleagues face relatable and emotional hardships. In real life, Ellen similarly confronts adversity and works for positive change both on and off the screen. Whether it is encouraging women to pursue their dream careers—medical or otherwise—or advocating for normalizing gender and racial equality in the workplace, the actress has inspired generations. Some of Ellen’s other notable credits includeMoonlight Mile(2002),Old School(2003), andDaredevil(2003). Next up, Ellen will star in and executive produce an eight-episode Hulu Original limited series currently titledUntitled Orphan Projectthrough her production banner Calamity Jane, which she launched in 2011.

TRACEE ELLIS ROSSstarred in the groundbreaking ABC comedy seriesblack-ish. The Emmy-winning show ran for eight seasons, during which she also served as a producer and director. For her role as Dr. Rainbow “Bow” Johnson, Tracee was nominated five times for an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and won the 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2020 NAACP Image Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series. In addition, Tracee was honored and acknowledged at the 2016ESSENCEBlack Women in Hollywood luncheon, receiving the Fierce and Fearless award. Her other Disney television credits include roles ongrown-ishandmixed-ish—the latter of which she was both co-creator and executive producer—The Premise, andPrivate Practice. Tracee is the founder and CEO of PATTERN, a haircare brand that launched in 2019.

Honorees receive a two-foot-tall bronze Disney Legends sculpture that signifies the imagination, creativity, and magic they have brought to the Company. Disney Legends Award recipients will also participate in a handprint ceremony at the end of the event, and their bronzed prints will be displayed in the Disney Legends Plaza at the Company’s Burbank headquarters.

The Disney Legends Awards Ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, September 9, in Hall D23 of the Anaheim Convention Center. Admission to the award ceremony will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis and is included in the price of a ticket to D23 Expo.

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FAQs

How do you become a Disney Legend? ›

Disney Legends Beginning in 1987, The Walt Disney Company has honored individuals who have made major contributions to the company over the years, by placing bronze emblems in the sidewalk in front of the Studio theater and having the honorees put their signatures and handprints in the cement.

What is the significance of 23 in D23? ›

Founded in 2009, the organization is known mainly for its biennial exposition event, the D23 Expo. The name D23 refers to D for Disney and 23 for 1923, which is the year Walt Disney founded the company. U.S.

How many Disney legends are there? ›

Including this year's honorees, 304 Disney Legends have been named, including Tim Allen, Julie Andrews, Robert Downey Jr., Annette Funicello, Whoopi Goldberg, Sir Elton John, Angela Lansbury, George Lucas, Steve Martin, Robin Roberts, Marty Sklar, Dick Van Dyke, Barbara Walters, Ming-Na Wen, Betty White and Robin ...

Where is D23 this year? ›

For details, see listings below and maps of the Expo floor at bottom. Here's the livestream: Disney previously announced that its 100th anniversary celebration, dubbed Disney100, will officially kick off at this year's D23 Expo, which takes place September 9-11 on five different stages at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Who is the first Disney Legend? ›

Did you get your order in? One of the most hard-working animators in the company's history, Les Clark was a dedicated member of Walt's team for many years and was one of the first people to be deemed a Disney Legend. To honor his contributions, here's a spotlight on the gifted animator and Disney Legend Les Clark.

Is Johnny Depp a Disney Legend? ›

Johnny Depp receives his Disney Legend Award at the D23 Expo

How do you get into Club 33? ›

Club 33 is a secret five-star restaurant that the regular public cannot access. There are only two ways to get into Club 33: being an exclusive member, or being invited by one. Membership costs up to $100,000 annually, with a reported $12,500 to $30,000 in additional annual fees.

What is the cost of a D23 membership? ›

General membership in D23 is free and with that membership you have access to the website, member articles, some member discounts, and a very limited number of general membership events. So going from free to $99.99 (or $129.99 for a duo membership) might seem to be a big leap. Events are often location specific.

Who has been named a Disney Legend? ›

Including this year's honorees, 304 Disney Legends have been named, including Tim Allen, Julie Andrews, Howard Ashman, Robert Downey Jr., Annette Funicello, Whoopi Goldberg, Sir Elton John, Angela Lansbury, George Lucas, Steve Martin, Alan Menken, Hayley Mills, Fess Parker, Robin Roberts, Marty Sklar, Dick Van Dyke, ...

Where are the Disney Legends handprints? ›

The plaques are placed on display in Legends Plaza at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California, across from the Michael D. Eisner Building.

What is the Disney Legacy Award? ›

The Walt Disney Legacy Award is Disney Parks, Experiences and Products' highest honor and recognizes truly exceptional individuals within the organization who excel in the criteria of Dream, Create and Inspire.

Is it worth joining D23? ›

While the D23 General Membership is free, you won't have access to all the perks allotted to Gold Members. The investment that D23 Gold Members pay might seem like a big leap, but if you take advantage of the perks and discounts, it's certainly well worth it.

What anniversary is Disney celebrating in 2023? ›

Among the many exciting announcements at D23 Expo 2022 were details about the Disney 100 Years of Wonder celebration for Disney's 100th anniversary in 2023, including new experiences, events, entertainment, products, and nighttime spectaculars.

How many days is Disney Expo? ›

The three-day event is called D23 Expo, and roughly 140,000 people pay anywhere from $79 to $899 for the chance to see Disney stars, preview upcoming movies and learn about new theme park rides.

Is Tom Hanks a Disney Legend? ›

Nonetheless, Hollywood greats like Tom Hanks are yet to be recognized by Disney as a “Legend,” despite kickstarting Touchstone Pictures with Splash (1984), Turner & Hooch (1989), starring as Walt Disney in Saving Mr.

Which Disney princess is Lea Salonga? ›

In the field of musical theatre, Lea Salonga has been honored with the Olivier, Tony®, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Theatre World awards. In addition, she holds the distinction of having played the vocal roles of two Disney leading ladies—the spectacular singing voices of Princess Jasmine and Mulan.

Who played the original Disney princesses? ›

The last three official princesses to join the Disney Princess lineup — The Princess and the Frog's Tiana, Tangled's Rapunzel, and Brave's Merida — were all voiced by established actresses: Anika Noni Rose, Mandy Moore, and Kelly Macdonald, respectively.

Did Johnny Depp play in Freddy Krueger? ›

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) - A 21-year-old Depp landed his first film role in Wes Craven's cult slasher film. As Glen, a teenager whose dreams are haunted by Freddy Krueger, Depp got Hollywood's attention for his bad boy demeanor and brooding good looks.

Has Johnny Depp ever won an award? ›

Johnny Depp

What Disney movies has Johnny Depp done? ›

Films
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2004Finding Neverlandlead role
2006Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
2007Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
2010Alice in Wonderland
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How much does it cost to be a member of Club 33? ›

For Disneyland Resort's Club 33, members will pay $25,000 upfront, and then $10,000 every year after. For Walt Disney World, the up front cost is higher. Members will pay $33,000 to join and the annual fee is $15,000.

What is the Disney Club 33? ›

Club 33 comprises a number of private dining clubs located within the various Disney Parks. First opening in 1967 inside Disneyland Park, the club was modeled after numerous executive VIP lounges created by pavilion sponsors in the 1964 New York World's Fair.

Who can go to D23 Expo? ›

D23 Expo Mousequerade

Open only to legal residents of 50 US/DC who are 18 years or older who are a D23 Member (General or Gold Membership) at the time of entry. Click Here for Official Rules, including how to enter, odds, prize details and restrictions.

How long is the waitlist for Club 33? ›

The waiting lists for Club 33 are at an average of about four years or more. Potential Club 33 members need to send a letter to the below address requesting to be added to the club waiting list. Calling Club 33 to ask where you are on the list is frowned upon.

Can you go to Club 33 without being a member? ›

Is There a Special Ticket for Club 33? The simple answer is, no, there is not a special ticket you can purchase for Club 33. You must either become a member, have a corporate pass, or hope you have a friend who is a member. The value of a Club 33 membership lies within its exclusivity, privacy and its hospitality.

What do Club 33 members get? ›

What is Club 33? If you're not familiar with Club 33 at Disneyland, it's a members only club “hidden in plain sight” in Disneyland Park's New Orleans Square. Guests who are members of the Club are allowed access to its facilities that include a bar, restaurant and courtyard.

What happens at D23 Expo? ›

For Disney fans, D23 Expo is the ultimate event—with three days of presentations, panels, previews and deep dives into Disney history. This year's attendees got an up-close-and-personal look at an incredible expo exhibit from The Walt Disney Archives called “Step in Time.”

Are D23 Expo tickets transferable to another person? ›

An individual can only submit one reservation entry per badge type. Example: if you purchased two Friday badges, you can only request a reservation for one badge and the other must be transferred to another person for them to request a reservation.

Does D23 have an app? ›

D23 Expo 2022 presented by Visa is the Ultimate Disney Fan Event, and the D23 Expo 2022 Official Mobile App will help you navigate all the entertainment, presentations, shopping, photo opportunities, and magic that Disney has in store.

Is Stan Lee a Disney Legend? ›

Over the years, Stan was widely recognized for his remarkable accomplishments, receiving the National Medal of Arts, being inducted into the Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame and Jack Kirby Hall of Fame and being named a Disney Legend.

Is Enchanted on Disney+? ›

Watch Enchanted. Full movie. Disney+ A Disney fairy tale comes to life in modern-day Manhattan when an animated princess is sent into the live-action world by an evil queen.

How does the sword in the stone at Disneyland work? ›

At various times throughout the day, the wizard Merlin—loyal friend and advisor to King Arthur—will magically appear and hold a special ceremony in front of each Disney parks Carousel to see if anyone in the crowd can pull the sword from the stone. Guests may pull the sword out in the performance if told to.

Is Phil Harris a Disney Legend? ›

Phil Harris

Phil was the voice of Baloo in the Jungle Book. That boisterous performance alone should have earned him a legend award.

Who animated Sleeping Beauty? ›

Veteran animators Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston were assigned as directing animators over the three good fairies: Flora, Fauna and Merryweather. Disney urged for the fairies to be more homogeneous, which Thomas and Johnston objected to. Thomas stated that they had "thought 'that's not going to be any fun'.

What are the Disney movies? ›

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What does a blue name tag mean at Disney? ›

Cast Members wearing a blue name tag have earned the prestigious Walt Disney Legacy Award, specifically reserved for employees who have done an exceptional job executing Disney's mission to dream, create, and inspire.

What does a gold Disney name tag mean? ›

Now, for the first time ever, Ambassadors will be recognized for their service to the company for the rest of their Disney career with a new Disney Ambassador Alumni name tag. The newly designed name tag is a vibrant gold, paying homage to the pin the Ambassadors wear during their term.

What are the 4 keys Disney? ›

Every Disney Parks cast member is familiar with our longstanding tradition of The Four Keys – Safety, Courtesy, Show and Efficiency – which have guided our approach to guest service for more than 65 years.

Who has been named a Disney Legend? ›

Including this year's honorees, 304 Disney Legends have been named, including Tim Allen, Julie Andrews, Howard Ashman, Robert Downey Jr., Annette Funicello, Whoopi Goldberg, Sir Elton John, Angela Lansbury, George Lucas, Steve Martin, Alan Menken, Hayley Mills, Fess Parker, Robin Roberts, Marty Sklar, Dick Van Dyke, ...

What are the requirements to be a Disney character? ›

In order to become a Disney character, you must first be over 18 years old. You'll also need to make sure that you meet all other qualifications such as possessing excellent people skills and having freedom of movement without restriction.

How much do Disney costume characters get paid? ›

How much does a Character Performer make at Disney Parks, Experiences and Products in the United States? Average Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Character Performer hourly pay in the United States is approximately $15.00, which is 30% below the national average.

How Much Do Disney princesses make? ›

How much does a Disney Princess make? As of Sep 20, 2022, the average annual pay for a Disney Princess in the United States is $60,450 a year.

Where are the Disney Legends handprints? ›

The plaques are placed on display in Legends Plaza at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California, across from the Michael D. Eisner Building.

Is Tom Hanks a Disney Legend? ›

Nonetheless, Hollywood greats like Tom Hanks are yet to be recognized by Disney as a “Legend,” despite kickstarting Touchstone Pictures with Splash (1984), Turner & Hooch (1989), starring as Walt Disney in Saving Mr.

What is the Disney Legacy Award? ›

The Walt Disney Legacy Award is Disney Parks, Experiences and Products' highest honor and recognizes truly exceptional individuals within the organization who excel in the criteria of Dream, Create and Inspire.

Can you be a Disney princess if you have tattoos? ›

So, no princess can have tattoos, body piercings, earlobe expansions, or disfiguring skin implants.

How much do you have to weigh to be a Disney princess? ›

While there are no specific age limits, most princess face characters are between 18 and 27. Disney states that there are no specific weight qualifications, but again, resembling the character as closely as possible is key.

Is Moana 7 feet tall? ›

Moana was revealed as 7'6".

Who is the highest paid person at Disney? ›

Key Takeaways. Disney CEO Bob Chapek and his predecessor Bob Iger more than doubled their salaries in 2021. Chapek earned $32.5 million, while Iger took home $45.9 million.

How much does Tinkerbell get paid to fly? ›

The pay is awesome.

It's rumored that Tink gets paid around $500 per flight across the Magic Kingdom's sky, which isn't bad for 30 seconds of work, if you ask us.

Do Disney waiters keep tips? ›

An important note to remember here is that the Disney Dining Plan does not include gratuity, so you should still be leaving a tip even if you're using dining credits to pay for your meal.

How much are Disney employees paid? ›

Disney World Jobs by Hourly Rate
Job TitleRangeAverage
Line CookRange:$11 - $18 (Estimated *)Average:$14
Cook, RestaurantRange:$10 - $17 (Estimated *)Average:$13
ElectricianRange:$18 - $39 (Estimated *)Average:$26
Customer Service Representative (CSR)Range:$11 - $19 (Estimated *)Average:$15
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How much should I tip housekeeping at Disney World? ›

The maid/housekeeping service at Walt Disney World is often referred to as Mousekeeping. These service Cast Members do accept tips. It is customary to leave $1 per day per person in the room for the housekeeper. Be sure to clearly label cash as a tip for the housekeeper, so they are sure to know it is for them.

How much do Disneyland Paris princesses get paid? ›

How Much It Pays To Be a Disney Princess. Character performers at Disney parks and resorts make an average of $11 an hour, according to Glassdoor.

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