Thursday, June 29, 2017

Cast-Member "Star Performer" Bronze Medallions

Numerous incentive programs exist within the Walt Disney Company to encourage cast members to elevate their work performance. At the Disney Reservation Center for Walt Disney World, a quarterly "star performer" awards system has been in place for many years. There are four levels to shoot for: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and the highest being Platinum.

Pins were used as awards up until 2008. The explanation for how the program operated can be found on pinpics, paraphrased here...
For each quarter that a cast member achieved the incentive requirements, he/she would receive a pin. Only a handful of awards were given out to the top performers. First an S, then a T, an A, and finally R. The following year, the process started over.

The letter S pin featured either Goofy or Daisy. Pluto was on the T. Tinker Bell or Mickey alternated on the A (the letter was represented by a star), and the R had either Donald or Jiminy Cricket.

This Tinker Bell is the Gold Star award. Used from 2006-2008.

 Pin image via AlicesHouseOfTreasures.

In 2008, the pin portion of the program ended and was replaced by medallions. Snow White showed up in the fourth quarter of 2013. She's pictured on the face of a coin celebrating the New Fantasyland at Walt Disney World. The package illustration depicts the artist rendering of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.


Other medallions from the past few years:

  • 2012 Bronze - Space Mountain (Disneyland Resort Travel Services Company - DRTSC).

  • 2013 Bronze, Second Quarter - New Fantasyland Dumbo (WDW Disney Reservation Center).

  • 2014 Bronze, Second Quarter - Sleeping Beauty (WDW Disney Reservation Center).

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