Meet Walt Disney World’s Most Complimented Cast Member

Toni Ferrigno

Two images of Willow Jackson, the most complimented Cast Member in Walt Disney World.

Meet Walt Disney World’s Most Complimented Cast Member

Willie Jackson has been crowned the most complimented Cast Member in Walt Disney World for the second year in a row.

Most Complimented Cast Member

With over 1,000 Cast Member Compliments in the last year alone, Willie Jackson received the honor of most complimented Cast Member, in celebration of World Compliment Day on March 1. Jackson is a PhotoPass photographer for Walt Disney World, and can be found snapping photos of guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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“I like to be a director or producer, and when I get guests to me, they really are my actors,” Jackson tells Fox 35 Orlando. “I try my very best to show them certain areas they can pose.” For those unaware, Cast Member Compliments are a way for guests to recognize and “send some magic” to any Cast Members who make their day at the Parks special.

Jackson has been a Walt Disney World Cast Member for 14 years, working as a PhotoPass photographer for the last six. His secret to getting so many Cast Compliments? Always having fun on the job. “I use this magic world all the time: ‘I’m gonna have some fun with ya,'” he explains in a Disney Parks Instagram post to celebrate the day.

Willie Jackson standing in front of Tower of Terror.

Receiving so many compliments comes as a shock to Jackson. “I still am surprised because, like I said, I’m only being Willie, just being myself. I can’t be anybody else,” he says to Fox 35 Orlando. And the joy he brings to guests each day can only be matched by the joy he feels himself. “I always tell people all the time, I ain’t going to ever stop smiling. I’m going to smile the rest of my life,” he shares. “I won’t let nobody take this away from me.”

You can visit Willie Jackson on your next trip to Walt Disney World, where he’s taking photos outside of The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. “Everybody comes and see me, I’m always going to be right here in Hollywood Studios with this big smile,” he says.

Have you ever spotted Willie Jackson in Disney’s Hollywood Studios? Have you had your photo taken by him? Let us know in the comments below.

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