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Gary Buchanan

Disney Parks
Social Media Managing Editor
Walt Disney World Resort, Florida
Originally from Nashville, Tenn., Gary is a 17-year Cast Member based at the Walt Disney World Resort.  Chosen in 1989 as the first intern to work in Walt Disney World Public Relations Department, he made it his career goal to return to the Happiest Place on Earth and re-join the PR team.
After working for 6 years in Nashville as a newspaper reporter, Gary returned to Mickey’s world in 1996.  Since that time, he has led many PR efforts for new Disney Parks attractions, resorts, in-park special events and celebrity outreach – as well as extended assignments at the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, Disneyland Resort Paris, Disneyland Resort in California and Disney's resort in Hawai'i.

Currently, Gary contributes to many of the PR and Social Media projects for Disney Parks.  He is regularly featured in a series of videos on The Disney Parks Blog and is a four-time "Telly Award" recipient for his work with Disney social media & online videos. He is a recipient of “The Walt Disney Legacy Award,” a lifetime achievement and the highest honor an active Disney Parks employee can receive worldwide.  He is charged with creating new and compelling content for the Disney Parks Blog and serves as a creative champion for PR and social media efforts.
Sunday, September 29

10:00am EDT