This is the very beautifil badge that is given to Cast Members selected to be official Disneyland Ambassadors. What does that mean exactly? Well, I'm going to be lazy (again) and steal some info from wikipedia... "Disney ambassadors are selected cast members who are chosen and to represent and promote each Disney resort. The program started in 1965 by Walt Disney. For the 50th anniversary of Disneyland Park, actress and Disney Legend Julie Andrews was asked to be the honorary 50th anniversary ambassador."
Julie Reihm was selected to be the very first Disneyland Ambassador. Here she is..
My compliments to whoever designed this costume for the Tour Guides. Certainly easy on the eyes. Two weeks ago Disneyland selected the 2011/2012 Ambassador team. Here is one of them:
Her name is Jolie Hales, and she hails (pun intended) originally from the town just to the north of where I live. She is also an independent film director and producer. She wrote and directed a short film called "Latter Day Fake" which has won many awards at film festivals.
(if you ever read this, Jolie, and you are in search of a Disneyland-obsessed returned missionary who is also a film junkie, please don't hesitate to call me!)