Disneyland opened in 1955, in Anaheim, California.
It was the personal project and legacy of Walt Disney himself.
Disney's California Adventure Park opened on the site
of the original Disneyland parking lot in 2001.



Name badge worn by cast members from 1955 - 1962.
Only employees of Disneyland, Inc. working at the park were issued a metal badge.  Hourly wage cast members were issued a badge with an employee number, however in 1959 some area supervisors and salaried Disneyland executives received a metal badge with their full name in place of a number.
Name badge worn by cast members from 1955 - 1962.
This is the most common variety of the early badges.
It is made from stamped aluminum and the Disneyland logo, employee number, and brooch pin on the back
 are attached to the badge with metal riveting.

Badge worn by cast members at the grand opening of the
Submarine Voyage attraction at Disneyland, in 1959.
I'm not sure of the exact story behind this item.
Perhaps it's an unfinished badge,or some kind of prototype.
The Archives suggested that it was worn on the hats of Cast working at the Canal Boats of the World attraction in 1955.
No way to know I suppose.  An interesting relic none the less.
Nametag worn by cast members, in the early to mid 1960's.
The Sleeping Beauty castle and outline are in silver inlay.
Nametag worn by cast members, in the late 60's - early 70's.
The Sleeping Beauty castle and outline are in gold inlay.
Nametag worn by cast members in the mid to late 1970's. Nametag worn by cast members working at
the Disneyland Hotel, ca. the early to mid 1960's.


  Nametag worn by cast members for the celebration of the American Bicentennial, in 1975 - 1976. 
Nametag worn by cast members at Disneyland, ca. 1976-1978.
This nametag was worn by a cast member
working at the Partners Credit Union at Disneyland.
Nametag worn by hosts working at the Circarama Theater at Disneyland, ca. 1970.  They were employees of Bell Systems. Nametag worn by members of the Friends of Walt Disney society, a group created in 1983 to save the garage in Garden Grove, CA, where Walt Disney had done some demo animation in the 1920's.

Nametag worn by cast members in the late 1970's - early 1980's. Nametag worn by cast members in the Disneyland
Guest Communications division, ca. the mid 1980's.
Nametag worn by cast members who worked taking
reservations for the Walt Disney Travel Company, ca 1985.
Nametag worn by cast members who worked taking
reservations for the Walt Disney Travel Company, ca 1985.

Nametag worn by cast members in 1985,
in honor of the 30th anniversary of Disneyland.
The Little Mermaid.  Daughter of King Triton.

Nametag issued to members of Disneyland's Club 55, those cast members who began working at Disneyland in when it opened in  July 1955.  This nametag belonged to Disney Legend Bill Sullivan. Nametag issued to members of Disneyland's Club 55, those cast members who began working at Disneyland in when it opened in  July 1955.  This nametag belonged to Disney Legend Bob Allen.
Nametag worn only by cast members in the Disneyland chapter
 of the Golden 'Ears Club, ca 1984.  (This is the first version
of this nametag.  The red border is painted on, later versions
 have the border engraved into the plastic.)
Nametag worn by the Disneyland chapter of the Golden 'Ears Club, an organization for cast members who have retired  from working for the Walt Disney Company, ca. 1995.
Nametag worn by the Golden 'Ears Club, cast members
who have retired from the Walt Disney Company, in 1985.
Nametag worn only by cast members who had  received a year service pin, ca. the early to mid 1980's.  (This is the first version
of this nametag.  The red border is painted on, later versions
 have the border engraved into the plastic.)
Nametag worn by cast members working on the Disneyland
Advisory Board, a group in charge of of cast member
activities and other company affairs, ca. 1988.
Nametag worn by cast members participating in the 100th
anniversary of Orange County, California, in 1989.
Nametag worn by cast members working with the Disneyland
Community Action Team, a group that assisted with local
charitable organizations and groups, ca. 1983.
In 1992 the group was adapted to serve all of the Walt Disney Company and  became known as the VoluntEARS.
Nametag worn by cast members in the
 Disneyland Sign Language club, ca. 1988.
Nametag worn by cast members ca. 1986. 
(This nametag made by a mischevious cast member
at Disneyland, ca. 1986, for a Halloween party.)
Nametag worn by cast members ca. 1986. 
(This nametag made by a mischevious cast member
at Disneyland, ca. 1986, for a Halloween party.)
Nametag worn by cast members in 1987, in honor
of the 50th anniversary of the release of the film "Snow White".
Nametag given to third-party lessees working at Disneyland.
No official logo was included, as this is a courtesy nametag.
Nametag worn by employees working at the Disneyland Hotel providing security for conventions and other meetings, ca. 1984. Nametag worn by employees working at
the Disneyland Hotel, ca. the late 1970's - 1980's.

Nametag worn by cast members in the specially created "Maestros" department, a group tasked with finding
ways to find the reason behind slow ticket sales and increase
attendance at Disneyland., ca. the early to mid 1980's.
Nametag worn by cast members in the specially created "Maestros" department, a group tasked with finding
ways to find the reason behind slow ticket sales and increase
attendance at Disneyland., ca. the early to mid 1980's.
Nametag worn by cast members in the specially created "Musketeers" department, a group tasked with finding
ways to find the reason behind slow ticket sales and increase
attendance at Disneyland., ca. the early to mid 1980's.
Nametag worn by cast members at a special
 Christmas event at Disneyland, in 1991.
Nametag bearing the hometown of the cast member, ca. 1990.
Only cast members working the hotels of the Disneyland Resort could have their hometown on their nametag.
Nametag worn only by cast members who had 
received a year service pin, in the early to mid 1990's.
Nametag worn only by cast members who had 
received a year service pin, ca. the mid 1990's.
Nametag worn by cast members working at the
premiere  of Fantasmic! at Disneyland, in May 1992.

Nametag worn by cast members at Disneyland, ca. 1987. Nametag worn by cast members in the early to mid 1990's. Commonly called the "Ta-dum" Mickey.
 Nametag worn by cast members ca 1989-1990.
Nametag worn by cast members in 1990,
in honor of the 35th anniversary of Disneyland.
Nametag worn by cast members in 1995, 
in honor of the 40th anniversary of Disneyland. 
Nametag worn by cast members who were in charge
of training newly hired cast members at Disneyland, ca. 1995.
Nametag worn only by cast members who had 
received a year service pin, ca. the mid 1990's.
Nametag worn only by cast members who had 
received a year service pin, ca. the mid 1990's.
Nametag worn by cast members attending the Barbershop Harmony Society convention at Disneyland, ca. 1999. Nametag worn by employees working at the
AMC Theaters at the Downtown Disney District.


Nametag worn by invited guests and VIP's attending
special events at Disneyland, ca. the late 1990's.
Nametag worn by invited guests and VIP's attending
special events at Disneyland, ca. the late 1980's.
Nametag worn by cast members in 1996, 
in honor of the retirement of the Main Street Electrical Parade. 
Nametag worn by cast members working at Club 33,
the exclusive members-only club at Disneyland.
Nametag worn by cast members in the summer of 1997, 
in honor of the new "Light Magic" parade. 
An unused Light Magic nametag.  Light Magic was not
well received, and was retired forever after the summer of 1997.
Nametag worn by cast members in 2000, 
in honor of the 45th anniversary of Disneyland.
Nametag bearing the hometown of the cast member, ca. 2000.
Only cast members working the hotels of the Disneyland Resort could have their hometown on their nametag.

Nametag bearing the hometown of the cast member, ca. 2000.
Only cast members working the hotels of the Disneyland Resort could have their hometown on their nametag.
Nametag worn by cast members at Disneyland, ca. 1998.
Nametag worn by cast members in 2001.
This tag was worn by cast members at both 
Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure Park.
An alternate version of the 2001 Disneyland/DCA nametag.
This version is larger and has a straight edge.
An example of a nametag before it has 
been removed from the manufacturer sheeting.
Mikki? Could this be Mickey Mouse's evil twin brother? 
Or is it from the bizarro Disneyland, in the Mirror Mirror universe? Is there a "Mini" nametag out there somewhere? 
Nametag bearing the hometown of the cast member, ca. 2001.
Only cast members working the hotels of the Disneyland Resort could have their hometown on their nametag.
Ursla? Soviet, or maybe even Martian. Or maybe the
Russian female body-building champion moonlighting at Disneyland, or maybe worn by a well-built bouncer at Club 33? 
Nametag worn during the 50th anniversary of Disneyland in 2006.
Nametag worn during the 50th anniversary of Disneyland in 2006.
Nametag bearing the name of the Mouse.
Issued during the 50th anniversary of Disneyland in 2005.
Nametag worn by cast members who are bilingual.
Issued in honor of the 50th anniversary of Disneyland in 2005.

Nametag of the infamous Pat E. Cake, host of birthday celebrations at the Plaza Inn at Disneyland. This nametag was issued as part of the "Happiest Homecoming on Earth" in 2005.
An unusual tag, due to the longevity of the cast member's
length of employment at Disneyland that began in 2001.

Nametag issued during the 50th anniversary 
of Disneyland in 2005.
Nametag issued during the 50th anniversary 
of Disneyland in 2005.
Nametag issued during the 50th anniversary 
of Disneyland in 2005.
Nametag issued during the 50th anniversary
of Disneyland in 2005.

Nametag issued during the 50th anniversary 
of Disneyland in 2005.
Nametag issued during the 50th anniversary
of Disneyland in 2005.

Nametag issued during the 50th anniversary
of Disneyland in 2005.
Nametag issued during the 50th anniversary 
of Disneyland in 2005.
Nametag worn by cast members during the 
Year of a Million Dreams and What Will You Celebrate
promotions at Disneyland,  2006-2013.
Nametag worn by bilingual cast members during the 
Year of a Million Dreams and What Will You Celebrate
promotions at Disneyland,  2006-2013.


 Nametag worn by bilingual cast members during the 
Year of a Million Dreams and What Will You Celebrate
promotions at Disneyland,  2006-2013.
 Nametag worn by cast members in 2015,
in honor of the 60th anniversary of Disneyland.

Little Monsters on Main Street
"Little Monsters on Main Street" is the annual Halloween celebration held every Halloween
at Disneyland for cast members and their families.  Customized nametags are available for guests:



Nametag used for Little Monsters on Main Street in 1993. Nametag used for Little Monsters on Main Street in 1994.
Nametag used for Little Monsters on Main Street in 1995. Nametag used for Little Monsters on Main Street in 1996.
Nametag used for Little Monsters on Main Street in 1997.
Nametag used for Little Monsters on Main Street in 1998.

Nametag used for Little Monsters on Main Street in 1999. Nametag used for Little Monsters on Main Street in 2000.
Nametag used for Little Monsters on Main Street in 2001. Nametag used for Little Monsters on Main Street in 2002.
Nametag used for Little Monsters on Main Street in 2003.
Nametag used for Little Monsters on Main Street in 2004.
Nametag used for Little Monsters on Main Street in 2005.
Nametag used for Little Monsters on Main Street in 2006.
Nametag used for Little Monsters on Main Street in 2007.
Nametag used for the Little Monsters on Main Street in 2008.


Nametag used for the Little Monsters on Main Street in 2009. Nametag used for the Little Monsters on Main Street in 2010.

Nametag used for the Little Monsters on Main Street in 2011. Nametag used for the Little Monsters on Main Street in 2012.
Nametag used for the Little Monsters on Main Street in 2013. Nametag used for the Little Monsters on Main Street in 2014.
Nametag used for the Little Monsters on Main Street in 2015. Nametag used for the Little Monsters on Main Street in 2016.

Cast members working at the event also have special nametags. In the early 1980's to the 1990's,
Men wore "Ghost" nametags, and women wore "Ghostess".  The two were later combined into the "Boo Crew" to save money.

Nametag used by cast members working at the
"Little Monsters on Main Street" in 2004.
Nametag used by cast members working at the
"Little Monsters on Main Street" event, ca. 2003.
Nametag used by cast members working at the 
"Little Monsters on Main Street" event, ca. 2000.
Nametag used by cast members working at the 
"Little Monsters on Main Street" event, ca. 2001.

Nametag used by cast members working at the 
"Little Monsters on Main Street" event, ca. 2002.
Nametag used by a female cast member working at the 
"Little Monsters on Main Street" event in 1998.

Nametag used by a male cast member working at the 
"Little Monsters on Main Street" event, ca. 1989-1995.

Nametag used by a female cast member working at the 
"Little Monsters on Main Street" event, ca. 1989-1995.
Nametag used by a female cast member working at the 
"Little Monsters on Main Street" event, ca. 1989-1995.
Nametag used by a female cast member working at the 
"Little Monsters on Main Street" event, ca. 1989-1995.
Nametag used by a female cast member working at the 
"Little Monsters on Main Street" event, ca. 1989-1995.
Nametag used by a male cast member working at the 
"Little Monsters on Main Street" event, ca. 1989-1995.
Nametag used by cast members working at the 
"Little Monsters on Main Street" event in 1996.
Nametag used by cast members working at the 
"Little Monsters on Main Street" event in 2005.
Nametag used by cast members working at the 
"Little Monsters on Main Street" event in 2006.
Nametag used by cast members working at the 
"Little Monsters on Main Street" event in 2007.
Nametag used by cast members working at the 
"Little Monsters on Main Street" event in 2010.
Nametag used by cast members working at the 
"Little Monsters on Main Street" event in 2011.
Nametag used by cast members working at the 
"Little Monsters on Main Street" event in 2012.


Nametag used by cast members working at the 
"Little Monsters on Main Street" event in 2013.
This nametag is coming soon.  Check back later.

The Candlelight Processional
The annual Christmas devotional held at Disneyland, usually on the first week of December.
A celebrity guest reads the Nativity from Main Street, while a choir and cast members
form a solemn procession down Main Street and sing Christmas hymns.

Nametag given to participants in the 1998
Candlelight Processional at Disneyland.
Nametag given to participants in the 1999
Candlelight Processional at Disneyland.

Nametag given to participants in the 2000
Candlelight Processional at Disneyland.
Nametag given to participants in the 2001
Candlelight Processional at Disneyland.
Nametag given to participants in the 2002
Candlelight Processional at Disneyland.
Nametag given to participants in the 2003
Candlelight Processional at Disneyland.
Nametag given to participants in the 2005
Candlelight Processional at Disneyland.
Nametag given to participants in the 2006
Candlelight Processional at Disneyland.
Nametag given to participants in the 2007
Candlelight Processional at Disneyland.
Nametag given to participants in the 2008
Candlelight Processional at Disneyland.
Nametag given to participants in the 2009
Candlelight Processional at Disneyland.
Nametag given to participants in the 2010
Candlelight Processional at Disneyland.
Nametag given to participants in the 2011
Candlelight Processional at Disneyland.
This nametag is coming soon.  Check back later.

Disneyland Guest of Honor Nametags
Guests of the Disney resorts also can purchase nametags to wear.


Nametag worn by guests during the 
Magic Kingdom Club Update at Disneyland in 1991.
Nametag worn by guests during the 
Magic Kingdom Club Update at Disneyland in 1992.
Nametag worn by guests during the 
Magic Kingdom Club Update at Disneyland in 1993.
Nametag worn by guests during the 
Magic Kingdom Club Update at Disneyland in 1994.
Guest of Honor nametag from Disneyland, ca. the late 1980's. Guest of Honor nametag from Disneyland, ca. 1996.

Guest of Honor nametag from Disneyland, ca. 2000.
Guest of Honor nametag from Disneyland, ca. 2000.
Guest of Honor nametag from Disneyland, ca. 2003. Guest of Honor nametag issued at Disneyland in 2009.
Guest of Honor nametag from Disneyland, 
from the 1980's - early 1990's.
Guest of Honor nametag issued at Disneyland,
for the 50th anniversary celebration in 2005 - 2006.
Guest of Honor nametag issued at Disneyland,
for the 50th anniversary celebration in 2005 - 2006.
Guest of Honor nametag issued at Disneyland,
for the 50th anniversary celebration in 2005 - 2006.

Nametag for guests celebrating their
birthdays at Disneyland, ca. 2006.
Nametag for Spanish-speaking guests
 celebrating their birthdays at Disneyland, ca. 2006.

Guest of Honor nametag issued at Disneyland ca. 2005. Guest of Honor nametag issued at Disneyland in 2007.
Guest of Honor nametag issued at Disneyland in 2009. Guest of Honor nametag issued at Disneyland in 2009.
Nametag for guests attending the National Fantasy Fan Club convention at Disneyland, in 1991. Badge worn by cast members attending the
Disneyland Outrageous Beach Party private event, in 1990.

Nametag worn by guests attending the grand opening of the
"Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout" attraction in 2017.
This nametag is coming soon.  Check back later.