Walt Disney World opened in 1971.  EPCOT center opened in 1982
The Disney-MGM Studios at Walt Disney World opened in 1989.
Disney's Animal Kingdom opened in 1998.

Nametag worn by cast members at WDW, ca. the early 1970's. Nametag worn by cast members at the Lake Buena Vista
Shopping area at WDW, ca. 1975.  This area later became the
Downtown Disney and Pleasure Island district.


Nametag worn by cast members working at the
Contemporary Resort at Walt Disney World, from 1971-1973.
Nametag worn by cast members working in the
 distribution services at the WDW hotels in 1971.
Nametag worn by cast members working as staff members on
the Oldsmobile Golf Classic event at WDW, ca. 1985.
Nametag worn by cast members working as staff members on
the Oldsmobile Golf Classic event at WDW, ca. 1985.
Nametag worn by cast members working for Vista-United Telecommunications, a Disney-owned company created to provide telephone services at Walt Disney World.  They worked in an unused room in the upper level of Cinderella Castle. Nametag worn by cast members working for Vista-United Telecommunications, a Disney-owned company created to provide telephone services at Walt Disney World.  They worked in an unused room in the upper level of Cinderella Castle.
Nametag worn by cast members at WDW for the
celebration of the American Bicentennial, in 1975 - 1976.
This nametag belonged to Disney Legend Bill "Sully" Sullivan.
Nametag worn by a cast member who had received a D.R.E.A.M. pin, the award for cast member excellence.
(It's an acronym for Disney Resort Experiences Are Magic.)

Nametag worn by cast members in 1981-1982, for the Tencennial Celebration, the 10th anniversary of Walt Disney World.
Nametag worn by cast members in 1986, in honor of the 15th anniversary of Walt Disney World. 
Nametag worn by cast members in 1991, in honor of the 20th anniversary of Walt Disney World. 
Special format nametag worn by supervisors at WDW, ca. 1991.
Special format nametag worn by mechanical staff at WDW.
Their regular nametag is attached  and placed in a special safety
pocket protector to prevent it catching on something.
Special format nametag worn by mechanical staff at WDW.
Their regular nametag is attached  and placed in a special safety
pocket protector to prevent it catching on something.
A blank service pin nametag, before the
cast member's  name is engraved or the pin attached.
An example of a nametag, before it is silkscreened or engraved.
One might say, "this nametag intentionally left blank".
Nametag worn by a Cast Member named Orlando, 
working at a resort in Orlando.  Heh.
Specialized nametag made for locksmiths and other 
Cast Members at WDW, ca. late 1980's - early 1990's.
An example of the receipt given to cast members
when they ordered a replacement nametag. 
This nametag was issued for  Epcot Center at WDW.
Nametag bearing the name of the Mouse, ca. mid 1990's.
Nametag worn by cast members during the
50 Years of Donald Duck celebration at WDW, ca. 1984
Nametag worn only by cast members who had received a year service pin, in the late 1980's - early 1990's
Early version of the Ta-dum nametag.
Border is orange and painted on, not engraved.
Another version of the Ta-dum.
Border and Mickey are painted. Has a very shiny, gloss finish.
.Nametag worn by cast members in the late 1970's and 1980's. Commonly called the "Ta-dum" Mickey.
Another nametag with the curator's name on it.
He is beyond obsession now.
53.  The Love Bug. He went bananas. 
Then, fully loaded, he rode again, all the way to Monte Carlo. 
Altertnate style nametag used ca. 1980's to early 1990's.
This variety has no border around the outside edge.
I just made a deal that will keep the Empire out of here forever. Nametag worn by employees at the Bongo's restaurant at WDW.
Nametag worn by VIP guests at WDW, ca. the 1990's.
This nametag was worn by Disney Legend Ralph Kent.
Nametag worn by VIP guests at WDW, ca. the 1980's.

Nametag worn by employees working at the Dolphin Hotel at Walt Disney World.  This hotel is owned and operated by
 Starwood Hotels, who leases the hotel land site from Disney.
Nametag worn by employees working at the Dolphin Hotel at Walt Disney World.  This hotel is owned and operated by
 by Tishman Hotels, who leases the hotel land site from Disney.

Nametag worn by employees working at the
Swan and Dolphin Hotels at Walt Disney World.
Nametag worn by employees working at the Dolphin Hotel.
Nametag worn by employees working at the Dolphin Hotel. Nametag from World Showcase Fellowship, an educational and cultural exchange at Epcot designed to enable outstanding young adults to represent their various countries for one year in the pavilions of World Showcase.

Nametag worn by employees working at the
Ramada Hotel at Walt Disney World.
Nametag worn by employees working at the
Courtyard by Marriott Hotel at Walt Disney World.
Nametag worn by employees working at the
 Sol Orlando Village Resort Hotel, in Orlando, Florida.
Nametag worn by cast members at WDW, ca. the 1980's.
Nametag worn by cast members tasked with finding
ways to find the reason behind slow ticket sales and increase
attendance at Walt Disney World., ca. the mid 1980's.
Nametag worn by employees working at the
Celebrity Eyeworks Studio at the Downtown Disney District.

Nametag worn by cast members who worked in the VIP Lounge at the Horizons attraction at Epcot. GE sponsored Horizons from 1982-1993.  Horizons closed permanently in 1999. Nametag worn by cast members who worked in the VIP Lounge at the Horizons attraction at Epcot. GE sponsored Horizons from 1982-1993.  Horizons closed permanently in 1999.
Nametag worn by cast members who worked in the VIP Lounge at the World of Motion attraction at Epcot. Horizons closed permanently in 1996 to make way for Test Track. Nametag worn by cast members working at the
Portobello Yacht Club restaurant at Downtown Disney.

Nametag worn by employees working at the
Hilton Hotel at Walt Disney World, ca. 1988.
Nametag worn by employees working at the
Hilton Hotel at Walt Disney World.
Nametag issued to cast members working at the
opening of Innoventions at Epcot Center, ca. 1994.
Nametag worn by cast members working 
at the Pleasure Island resort at WDW.

Nametag worn by cast members at the 
Wide World of Sports resort at WDW. 
Nametag worn by cast members at the 
Wide World of Sports resort at WDW. 
Nametag worn at the Disney Institute, 1996-2002.
The Disney Institute provided guests with educational
activities and facilities.  It was demolished in 2002 to make
way for the opening of the Sarasota Springs Resort.
Nametag worn by cast members working in the 
Education Programs at Walt Disney World, ca. 1990.
Nametag worn by cast members and participants in the Disney University Professional Development Programs, the program created to train cast members and outside business leaders on the principles and methods of guest service in the Disney Corporation. Nametag worn by cast members working at the
Cirque do Soleil: La Nouba stage show at WDW.
Special gold-tone nametag used for VIP guests
and other cast member events at WDW.
Nametag worn by employees working at the Wolfgang Puck
Restaurant at the Downtown Disney District at WDW.

Nametag worn by cast members 
at the Disney Quest resort at WDW.
Another variation of the Disney Quest nametag.
Border is solid gold; plastic is smooth and shiny.
Nametag worn by employees of the Guitar Gallery,
a third-party vendor located in the Downtown Disney District
of Walt Disney World.  It closed permanently in 2005.
Nametag worn by employees of the Virgin Megastore,
a third-party vendor located in the
Downtown Disney District of Walt Disney World.
Nametag given to cast members who have been selected to receive the Spirit of Disney award, the highest honor the Disney Company gives for cast member dedication and excellence. Nametag given to cast members who have been selected to receive the Spirit of Disney award, the highest honor the Disney Company gives for cast member dedication and excellence.

Nametag worn by Reedy Creek Emergency Services,
 the police, fire, and ambulance service at Walt Disney World.
Nametag worn by cast members working for Reedy Creek Improvement District, the organization developing and maintaining environmental projects on the Walt Disney World property; it also
 supplies water, electricity, and emergency services at WDW.

An alternate variety of nametag worn by cast members
working for Reedy Creek Improvement District.
Nametag worn by cast members who were
honored as the Cast Member of the Month at WDW.


Nametag worn by cast members working at the
Richard Petty Driving Experience at Walt Disney World.
Oh my God! They killed Kenny!  You...
An example of nametags worn by cast members
who are bilingual. This tag was issued in the late 1980's.
An example of nametags worn by cast members
who are bilingual. This tag was issued in the late 1980's.
An example of nametags worn by
cast members who speak multiple languages.
An example of nametags worn by
cast members who speak multiple languages.
An example of nametags worn by
cast members who speak multiple languages.
An example of nametags worn by
cast members who speak multiple languages.
An example of nametags worn by cast members
who are bilingual. This tag was issued in the late 1980's.
Nametag worn by cast members who are bilingual,
ca. late 1970's -  early 1990's.
Nametag worn by cast members who are bilingual,
ca. late 1970's -  early 1990's.
Nametag worn by cast members who are bilingual,
ca. late 1970's -  early 1990's.
Nametag worn by cast members who were
honored as the Cast Member of the Month at WDW.
A nametag bearing the name of the Curator.
An example of nametags worn by newly hired cast members
at Walt Disney World. This nametag was issued in 1996.
This ribbon says "In Training", later changed to "Earning My Ears".
An example of nametags worn by newly hired cast members
at Walt Disney World. This nametag was issued in 1996.
A nametag bearing the name of the Mouse, ca. 1996.
Nametag worn by cast members in 1996, in honor of the 25th anniversary of Walt Disney World. 
Nametag given to cast members in 1996 who were part of the original opening team of WDW when it opened in 1971.
Nametag given to cast members in 1998 who were part of the original opening team of WDW when it opened in 1971.
Another variation of the "Ta-dum" Mickey nametag, 
from the 1980's and early 1990's.
We miss you, Walt.
Nametag worn by cast members working in the
 Radio Disneybroadcast booth at Walt Disney World.
Nametag worn by cast members working at
the Wild Horse Saloon at Pleasure Island.

Nametag worn by cast members in 2000, 
for the Millenium celebration at WDW. 
A nametag bearing the name of the Curator.
A special gift from a friend of the Museum.
Nametag worn by cast members in 2000, 
for the Millenium celebration at WDW. 
A nametag with the curator's name on it.
Another example of the WDW Millennium celebration from 2000.

Nametag bearing the name of the Mouse.
Issued for the Millennium Celebration in 2000.
An example of nametags worn by cast members who are bilingual
Issued for the Millennium Celebration in 2000.
An example of nametags worn by cast members who are bilingual.
Issued for the Millennium Celebration in 2000.
An example of nametags worn by cast members who are bilingual.
Issued for the Millennium Celebration in 2000.
An example of nametags worn by cast members who are bilingual.
Issued for the Millennium Celebration in 2000.
An example of nametags worn by cast members who are bilingual.
Issued for the Millennium Celebration in 2000.
Nametag worn by cast members in 2001, for the 
"100 Years of Magic" celebration at WDW, 
in honor of the birth and lifetime of Walt Disney. 
Nametag worn by guests during special events at the
"100 Years of Magic" celebration at WDW, 2001-2002.

Nametag worn by cast members at Victoria & Albert's,
the 5-star restaurant at the WDW Grand Floridian hotel.
Nametag worn by cast members at Victoria & Albert's,
the 5-star restaurant at the WDW Grand Floridian hotel.
Nametag worn by cast members at Victoria & Albert's,
the 5-star restaurant at the WDW Grand Floridian hotel.
Nametag worn by cast members at Victoria & Albert's,
the 5-star restaurant at the WDW Grand Floridian hotel.
Nametag worn by cast members at Victoria & Albert's,
the 5-star restaurant at the WDW Grand Floridian hotel.
Nametag given to third-party lessees working at WDW.
No official logo was included, as this is a courtesy nametag.
Nametag worn by guests during special events at the
"100 Years of Magic" celebration at WDW, 2001-2002.
An example of a malfunction of the machine 
used to engrave names into nametags.
An example of nametags worn by cast members at
Walt Disney World who speak multiple languages.
Nametag given to summer interns working at the
Walt Disney World wood shops, ca. 2000.
An example of nametags worn by cast members at
Walt Disney World who speak multiple languages.
An example of nametags worn by cast members at
Walt Disney World who speak multiple languages.

An example of nametags worn by cast members who are bilingual. Issued for the 100 Years of Magic celebration, ca. 2001.
An example of nametags worn by cast members who are bilingual.
Issued for the 100 Years of Magic celebration, ca. 2001.

An example of nametags worn by cast members who are bilingual. Issued for the 100 Years of Magic celebration, ca. 2001. An example of nametags worn by cast members who are bilingual. Issued for the 100 Years of Magic celebration, ca. 2001.

Promotional nametag given to Disney Travel Agents,
to promote the "100 Years of Magic" 
celebration at Walt Disney World, ca. 2001.
Nametag worn by cast members attending Disney Dimensions,
a week-long executive training seminar at Walt Disney World.
Another variety of the "100 Years of Magic" nametag.
The border is engraved, not painted. 
Also another example of engraving machine malfunction.
Nametag worn by cast members in 2001, for the 
"100 Years of Magic" celebration at WDW.
Nametag worn by cast members in 2001, for the 
"100 Years of Magic" celebration at WDW.
Another variety of the Magical Gatherings nametag.
The border is painted on, not engraved into the nametag.

Nametag worn by cast members in
2003-2004, for the "Magical Gatherings" celebration at WDW. 
There is a Hidden Mickey on this nametag.  Do you see it?
An example of nametags worn by cast members who are bilingual
Issued for the "Magical Gatherings" celebration, ca. 2003-2004.
An example of nametags worn by cast members who are bilingual
Issued for the "Magical Gatherings" celebration, ca. 2003-2004.
An example of nametags worn by cast members who are bilingual
Issued for the "Magical Gatherings" celebration, ca. 2003-2004
An example of nametags worn by cast members who are bilingual
Issued for the "Magical Gatherings" celebration, ca. 2003-2004.
An example of nametags worn by cast members who are bilingual
Issued for the "Magical Gatherings" celebration, ca. 2003-2004.
An example of a malfunction of the machine 
used to engrave names into nametags.
An example of a malfunction of the machine
used to engrave names into nametags.
Another nametag with the curator's name on it.
Wworn by a student  working in the WDW College Program.
Nametag worn by cast members working at the
AMC Pleasure Island 24 Theatres Complex in
the Downtown Disney District at WDW.
Nametag worn by cast members in 2005, for the "Happiest Celebration on Earth" at WDW. Honors 50 years of Disney themeparks, and the opening of Disneyland in 1955. Another nametag with the curator's name on it. 
Issued in 2005 for the "Happiest Celebration on Earth"
at Walt Disney World.
An example of nametags worn by cast members who are bilingual. This tag was issued for the 50th Anniversary celebration in 2005. An example of nametags worn by cast members who are bilingual. This tag was issued for the 50th Anniversary celebration in 2005.
An example of nametags worn by cast members who are bilingual. This tag was issued for the 50th Anniversary celebration in 2005. An example of nametags worn by cast members
who are fluent in Spanish and American Sign Language.
An example of nametags worn by cast members who are bilingual. This tag was issued for the 50th Anniversary celebration in 2005.
An example of nametags worn by cast members who are bilingual. This tag was issued for the 50th Anniversary celebration in 2005.

An example of nametags worn by cast members who are bilingual. An example of nametags worn by cast members working in the
Cultural Representative Program at Walt Disney World.


An example of nametags worn by cast members who are bilingual. An example of nametags worn by cast members
who are fluent in American Sign Language.
An example of nametags worn by cast members who are bilingual. An example of nametags worn by cast members who are bilingual
An example of nametags worn by cast members who are bilingual An example of nametags worn by cast members
participating in the College Program at WDW.

Nametag worn by cast members during the 
Year of a Million Dreams celebration in 2006-2009.
This nametag is coming soon.  Check back later.

Nametags created for Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa when they hosted the filming of the Christmas Parade at the Magic Kingdom at WDW on December 5, 2005. These are large nametags, almost 1 foot across. These nametags were left on their dressing room doors after filming was completed, and 'acquired' by a cast member. 

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


Guest of Honor nametag from Walt Disney World,
ca. the 1980's - early 1990's. 
Nametag used by cast members for testing
Guest of Honor engraving equipment.
Guest of Honor nametag issued in 1996,
for the 25th Anniversary of Walt Disney World.
Guest of Honor nametag issued at WDW in 1996.
The year is representative of the year of the guest's first park visit.
Guest of Honor nametag from Walt Disney World, ca. 2000.
Guest of Honor nametag from Walt Disney World, ca. 2000.
Guest of Honor nametag from Walt Disney World, ca. 2000.
Guest of Honor nametag from Walt Disney World, ca. 2000.
Guest of Honor nametag, issued in 2005 for the
"Happiest Celebration on Earth" at Walt Disney World. 
Guest of Honor nametag from Walt Disney World in 2007.
Guest of Honor nametag, issued in 2005 for the
"Happiest Celebration on Earth" at Walt Disney World. 
Guest of Honor nametag issued in 2005 at Walt Disney World. 
Guest of Honor nametag issued in 2005 at Walt Disney World. 
Guest of Honor nametag issued in 2005 at Walt Disney World.
Guest of Honor nametag issued in 2005 at Walt Disney World.
Guest of Honor nametag issued in 2005 at Walt Disney World.
Guest of Honor nametag issued in 2005 at Walt Disney World.
Guest of Honor nametag issued in 2005 at Walt Disney World.
Guest of Honor nametag issued in 2005 at Walt Disney World.
Guest of Honor nametag issued in 2005 at Walt Disney World.


Guest of Honor nametag issued in 2005 at Walt Disney World.
Guest of Honor nametag issued in 2005 at Walt Disney World.

Nametag worn by guest and cast members
during the Disney Days event in 2000.
Nametag worn by guest and cast members
during the Disney Days event in 2001.
Guest of Honor nametag from Walt Disney World,
ca. the 1980's - early 1990's.
Nametag issued at WDW, in celebration of the milestone of
100,000,000 guests at the park, in October 1979.

Nametag worn by guests at the Star Wars Weekends at WDW. Nametag worn by guests at the Star Wars Weekends at WDW.

Nametag worn by guests at the Star Wars Weekends at WDW. Nametag worn by guests at the Star Wars Weekends at WDW.
Nametag worn by guests at the Star Wars Weekends at WDW. Nametag worn by guests at the Star Wars Weekends at WDW.
Nametag worn by guests at the Star Wars Weekends at WDW. Nametag worn by guests at the 1989 Walt Disney World
Dreamers and Doers Conference.
Nametag worn by guests at Disney's
Grand Gala Openings at Walt Disney World.
This nametag is coming soon.  Check back later.