One Day At Disney is a documentary series highlighting the diverse group of people behind some of Disney’s most magical stories. From the heart of the Disney Parks to the streets of Madrid, travel to locations both near and far to meet the men and women who spend each day bringing magic to life in unique and exciting ways. Whether they're animating beloved characters, driving the Main Street Trolley or discovering the next Disney Channel star, every episode is an in-depth look into the lives of the cast members dedicated to continually creating memorable and heartwarming moments for people around the world.
KABC – TV LA’s Chris Cristi covers breaking news from 1,500 feet aboard his news chopper. As a Helicopter Reporter, Cristi delivers up-to-the-minute reports on news events, both big and small, keeping Los Angeles apprised of the latest local stories. A self-proclaimed news nerd since age 9, Chris is fulfilling his lifelong dream of reporting the news every day.
Pavan "Billy" Komkai explains the process of broadcasting live sports on ESPN+.
Discover the intricacies of creating a Disney print marketing campaign with Gabriela Clark.
Laura Cabo uses the power of design to create magical environments aboard a Disney Cruise Line ship.
Heather Bartleson helps bring the holiday spirit to the Disney parks, resorts and more.
David Muir, Anchor of ABC’s World News Tonight with David Muir, sheds light on his responsibility as a newscaster. Inspired by the likes of Peter Jennings and Diane Sawyer, Muir believes it is his job to break through the chaos of today to deliver straightforward, relevant news to people around the world.
Disneyland Resort Plasterer George Montano provides a first-hand historical look into the construction of Disney Park’s top attractions. Having spent over 50 years at Disney, George continues his father’s legacy of creating and preserving a magical experience for Park guests of all ages.
Sports enthusiast Jason Benetti offers a glimpse into his life as an ESPN play-by-play commentator.
Step into Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge with Walt Disney Imagineer & Creative Director Eric Baker as he helps create this new, exciting land. From traveling the globe in search of props to overseeing larger-than-life installations, Eric is constantly reimagining how to elevate the park guest experience so they are in awe each time they step into new lands and attractions.
Tony Salvaggio, Park Decorator at Disneyland Resort, recreates history through intricate window designs and prop placement on Main Street, U.S.A. In preparation for the summer season, Tony goes through the prop warehouse to source and design the perfect patriotic displays that continue to delight Park guests year after year.
Ride along with Attractions Host Joe Hernandez aboard the historic Mark Twain Riverboat and take in the iconic scenery around the Disneyland Resort. From the helm of the wheelhouse, Joe creates a mesmerizing and memorable experience for all guests, young and old, as they embark on one of Disneyland Resort’s favorite floating adventures
Pablo Tufino, Computer Ride Show Technician at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park, provides a glimpse into the twilight transformation of Pandora – The World of Avatar. The change from day to night brings the Pandoran world to life, and through the illumination of custom lighting and automations each area of the land is given a unique look and feel that continues to amaze guests…and Pablo!
"SportsCenter" co-host Sage Steele gives an inside look into the daily production of an ESPN live sports broadcast; from writing scripts through final preparations, Sage and the team research, write and report on late-breaking news in sports.
Frozen the Musical star, Patti Murin, gives a behind-the-scenes look into the rarely seen inner workings of one of Broadway’s smash hits. Backstage moments, pre-show rituals and the coveted NYC Stage Door Autograph Line are all on display as Patti brings to life one of Disney’s favorite princesses for theater patrons of all ages.
Fulfilling her lifelong dream of working with horses, Stephanie Carroll has served as a Ranch Hand at Walt Disney World Resort’s Tri-Circle-D Ranch for over 8 years. From caring for the majestic Cinderella Ponies to driving the Main Street Trolley, Stephanie creates magical moments for guests by bringing fantasies to life through her love of horses.
Ride along with Disneyland Resort Steam Train Engineer and train enthusiast Mark Gonzales.
Marc Smith, Director of Story, Frozen 2 at Walt Disney Animation Studios, shows how a drawing can become the key to a moving, emotional story. As he sketches characters, Smith emotionally engages with his work to create a bond between himself and the character. Marc blurs the line between fiction and reality, resulting in a lifelike portrayal on the screen.
Project manager Ashley Girdich oversees dynamic assignments for Walt Disney Imagineering.
Leah Buono, Executive Director of Casting, takes us behind-the-scenes as she searches for the next Disney Channel star. Through casting calls, auditions and pure instinct, Leah is instrumental in the discovery of a new generation of young Disney Channel actors and actresses who will bring their talent, passion and drive to upcoming Disney Channel series and movies.
Francheska Roman, Candy Maker on Main Street, U.S.A., gives an exclusive look into the making of Disneyland Resort’s favorite sweet treats. As Francheska shares her favorite parts of the job, she also illustrates the skill, care and dedication that goes into crafting each Disney themed confection.
Follow along as GMA Co-Anchor Robin Roberts takes us behind-the-scenes of America’s favorite morning show. From covering breaking world news on a daily basis to chronicling her personal health battle on air in 2012, Robin shows what it takes to be a part of the well-oiled machine that sets the tone for America’s day.
Radio Disney’s Candice Valdez fulfills her dream of being an on-air radio personality. In addition to interviewing some of today’s top musicians, she also has the unique opportunity to help music’s next stars launch their careers. From Miley Cyrus to Ariana Grande, Candice spends her day playing today’s hottest tracks and interacting with listeners.
Go back in time with Dana Amendola as he recalls The New Amsterdam Theatre's historic past.
Spending most of his time under water, Thom Self scubas his way through Disneyland Resort's submerged attractions maintaining and servicing the ride mechanics and scenery to ensure everything is in top shape for the next day's guests.
Tia Kratter, Manager of Art and Film Education at Pixar University, helps Pixar artists hone their craft. Kratter sheds light on the immeasurable artistic detail that goes into every film, and spreads her wealth of knowledge to Pixar employees as well as others who want to further their creative education.