Larry and Kelcie Ragsdale were transported to the Disney Fairytale Wedding of their dreams in Cinderella’s crystal coach, thanks in part to the cast members who are part of the CastABLE diversity resource group (DRG). These cast members worked with Disneyland Resort teams to customize the coach, allowing a portable lift system to transfer guests with mobility disabilities into the coach. Cast members in CastABLE often work with Disney designers and technicians to ensure accessibility for guests with mobility disabilities.
CastABLE is one of six DRGs at the Disneyland Resort that serve as resources to the company and our cast by sharing the unique perspectives and contributions that diverse communities offer.
“We helped them better understand how a guest with a mobility disability would use the system,” said CastABLE’s Michelle Beausoliel-Smith, part of the testing team. “It is truly gratifying as a cast member to participate in those feedback sessions, and know that in a small way I’ve helped someone’s wedding dream come true.”
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