Unveiling Disney’s New Ambassadors: The Magical Journey of Serena and Shannon

Meet Disney’s sparkling new Ambassadors

  • Serena Arvizu and Shannon Smith-Conrad have been announced as the 2024-2025 Walt Disney World Ambassadors in a grand event at EPCOT.
  • The dynamic duo will start their term in October, adding a sprinkling of magic to the company’s 100th anniversary. It’s a decade that will be filled to the brim with thrilling projects at Disney Parks, Experiences and Products.
  • Ambassadors Serena and Shannon will also be there to help usher in exciting milestones such as the opening of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure at Magic Kingdom, the debut of a new fireworks spectacle at EPCOT, and the commencement of a new affordable housing development in Central Florida.
  • The Ambassador Program, first launched in 1965 by Walt Disney himself, is now almost 60 years old and comprises a team of global Ambassadors who bring Disney magic all around the globe.
  • Outgoing Ambassadors Ali Manion and Raevon Redding will continue to offer guidance and training to the incoming team.
  • Serena, who kick-started her Disney journey in 2016 at The Crystal Palace, is excited about promoting the efforts of Walt Disney World cast members and narrating their enchanting stories.
  • Shannon, who began her Disney journey at Disneyland Resort back in 2012, is eager to take the spellbinding magic of Disney out to the community, particularly through actively volunteering as a Disney VoluntEAR.

The Realists Take

Just when you thought Disney couldn’t sprinkle any more magic into your life, they have gone and appointed two new enchanting ambassadors – Serena and Shannon! Armed with sparkly smiles and an abundance of pixie dust, they’ll serve during a decade so jam-packed with Disney magic, it makes Mary Poppins’ bag look empty! With spellbinding new attractions at the Respective Magic and EPCOT Kingdoms alongside community initiatives, Serena and Shannon’s reign promises to be as magical and exciting as a spin in the Mad Hatter’s teacups. Here’s to a magical term, ladies! Keep those wands at the ready, and may your Disney reign be everything dreams are made of!