Ever wondered who helps to keep the magic alive behind the scenes at Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Cruise Line? Meet Diana, an inspiring Principal Counsel hailing originally from Jakarta, Indonesia, who moved to the U.S. when she was just five years old. Growing up in Tallahassee, Florida, Diana didn’t initially foresee herself landing at “The Most Magical Place on Earth,” but today, she’s a vital part of Disney’s legal team.

Diana’s journey with Disney began over six years ago when she joined as an Associate Principal Counsel for the Regulatory and Operations legal team. Her dedication and talent swiftly propelled her to Principal Counsel, a role in which she now supports both Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Cruise Line. “The breadth of Disney’s operations is unmatched,” she says, emphasizing both the challenges and the endless opportunities to grow and learn within the magical company.

A typical day for Diana is a whirlwind of legal intricacies and diverse projects. “There is never a dull moment at work,” she shares. From tackling regulatory questions for Walt Disney World Resort to negotiating multi-million-dollar contracts for Disney Cruise Line, her role is as demanding as it is rewarding. She even lends her expertise to Disney Cruise Line’s international expansions, proving that her job is anything but ordinary!

Amidst the multifaceted legal work, some experiences stand out more than others. Diana fondly remembers attending Traditions and receiving her Disney name tag, a moment she describes as proud and happy. Highlights of her career include attending the christening of the Disney Wish and meeting Tinker Bell in a magical castle encounter. On one memorable team outing, she even got to interact with the Animal Sciences team at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, learning about the amazing care they provide for the park’s inhabitants.

Ask Diana about her favorite Disney character, and Judy Hopps tops the list. Small but mighty, ambitious yet kind, Judy embodies many qualities Diana admires and relates to. And when she’s not busy working, you can find her at EPCOT, especially during festival season, indulging in “eating around the world” and enjoying her favorite ride, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind.

For Diana, working at Disney is about more than just handling legal matters; it’s about being part of a legacy that creates special memories for families worldwide. Reflecting on her own cherished visit to Walt Disney World as a child when her family had little money but made priceless memories, she now takes immense pride in ensuring other families can experience the same magic.

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