An announcement sent to Cast Members and Imagineers announced that they’ll be able to choose a character’s name to be put on a new nametag. The tags will be worn beginning in early 2023.
According to the announcement, “hundreds of characters” will be available to pick from, but not every Disney character will be included. Should a character not be selected by August 14th, Mickey Mouse will be used as the default. As of the writing of this article, it’s unclear if the new nametags will also extend to Walt Disney World, as well as other Disney Parks around the world.
During the 100 Years of Magic celebration beginning in 2001 at Walt Disney World, cast members could choose a favorite Disney character or film to be featured on their nametags. There’s no word yet on if Walt Disney World will have new name tags for this celebration, which would begin as “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” wraps up in March 2023.