When she got word about the deal reached Friday, she said she cried.
"I work overtime to try to make ends meet," Johnson said. "I never thought I'd get to see an increase that's so historic, and so huge that's going to impact every Cast Member."
Disney reached a deal in July to lift the minimum hourly wage to $15 for 10,000 Disneyland workers in Anaheim, California beginning next year. That agreement also ended a long battle with union representatives.
This effectively doubles the starting wage at Disney parks. That's going to have a knock-on effect throughout the entire themed entertainment industry.