by Caroline LeMasters, Communications Specialist, Walt Disney World Resort
On this once in a millennium date, 2/2/22, we’re celebrating all things two by highlighting some of our very special cast members – those who come as a pair. And by that, we mean the Twins of Walt Disney World! Just like Luke and Leia, Sharpay and Ryan, and even Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, cast member twins share a special connection. Not only do they share the same birthday, but they also share a strong bond to the place where they work.
Take my twin brother, Grant and me, for example. I’m older—by TWO extra minutes. Naturally, he followed his BIG sister to work at Walt Disney World Resort. Grant is an entertainment cast member, and I work in parks communication.
We may tease each other, but he did recently admit, “Having done a Disney College Program before me, Caroline was huge in helping me anchor myself and feel more connected to other cast members. I felt more at home and am blessed to have her in my life!”
Whether we’re doubling the fun in our work locations, or duplicating our magic across different areas of our world, cast member twins share an unbreakable bond.
Check out these other Disney doubles:
Scott & Michael
From seasonal workers, to professional interns, to full-time Industrial Engineers, these Central Florida natives and identical twins have been carrying out their love for Disney together since 2014. As Industrial Engineers, Michael, Scott and their team use science, technology, engineering and math concepts to help make a visit to Walt Disney World as magical and seamless as possible. “We both support unique aspects of the Resort from within the Industrial Engineering department and are so thrilled we are able to do so together!”
Raeven & Tyler
From playing doubles in tennis to working in entertainment, Raeven and Tyler, identical twins, have mastered the art of working as a pair. “We wanted somewhere we could work together, carpool and share each other’s days.”
Jeanette & Jenny
Not only are they identical twins, but Jeanette and Jenny also have identical roles at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in food and beverage! “Even though people sometimes mistake who’s who, we love working together.”
Cliff & Clay
Sharing a love for all things music and community, identical twins Cliff and Clay love celebrating their passions in different ways at Walt Disney World. Clay is a music producer and conducts the Candlelight Processional at EPCOT, and Cliff is an entertainment manager at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. “We have been best friends since birth and being able to work for a company that we love so much- well, there’s not much that could beat it. We’ve even been able to do some pretty incredible things, like perform together here at Walt Disney World Resort and in Tokyo Disneyland.”
Carter & Delaney
Disney has been a family staple for Carter, a custodial cast member at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Delaney, a merchandise cast member at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The pair say they relate most to Disney character twins, Dipper and Mabel from “Gravity Falls.” Just like Dipper and Mabel’s sense of adventure, Carter and Delaney have adventured to other Disney parks across the globe. “The theme parks hold some of the best memories of our lives. Being a twin is something that is very special to us and we wouldn’t change it for a thing.”
Julianna & Carmela
These identical twins went from “wombmates” to roommates when they joined the Disney College Program in 2014. Carmela works in marketing and Julianna works in sales for Disney Vacation Club. It does not take any “twin telepathy” to understand their love for Disney, but when asked about reading each other’s minds, the answer is…sometimes. “That is the burning question. If I am thinking of something and Carmela says it, it’s super weird. It just happens to be a ‘power’ we can’t control!”