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    We all have moments that allow us to realize how Walt himself felt when designing this place we all know and love, called Disneyland. Too young myself to have visited this magical place in 1955, all I have for reference are videos and first-hand accounts or printed material about Disneyland in it's infancy. The story linked below from Orange Coast Magazine is one of these accounts. It's a story of a man who worked from 1955 till the end of summer in 1956, where he lost his job because he forgot to shut off his microphone.

    I found this story of a Mark Twain captain who lost his job touching. Yes, he lost his job in the summer of 1956, but the story has an interesting twist that I didn't see coming... and it's exactly one of the reasons why I love Disneyland in the first place: The Cast Members!
    He’d like to forget that day at Disneyland in the summer of ’56. If only the Social Security Administration would let him...
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    Last edited by TheDude; 12-19-2009, 06:26 PM.




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          Last edited by Goofy Daddy; 12-19-2009, 10:17 PM.

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            "It matters not how strait the gate how charged with Punishments the scroll I am the master of my fate I am the captain of my soul" -- W.E. Henley

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              Originally posted by JungleCruiseFan
              You know what they say- The party don't start 'til Jordon walks in.
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                    Originally posted by TheDude View Post
                    I agree with goffy daddy, there are some parts of the story that don't quite fit, like the bodyguards around Walt and maybe the whole "Mr D" thing. Does anyone ever heard about that before?

                    With that said, that doesn't change the fact that it had a touching moment in it, real or not.
                    I agree. The thing I remember hearing was that everyone went by their first name, and that meant that Walt was Walt, not Mr. D.

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                      Originally posted by bfdf55 View Post
                      I agree. The thing I remember hearing was that everyone went by their first name, and that meant that Walt was Walt, not Mr. D.
                      Agreed.

                      One of my leads in the seventies was old enough to have worked at DL in the sixties, when Walt was still alive. While he was working on Main St one day, probably Emporium, Walt came into the store and started asking him how things were going. My lead referred to him as "Mr. Disney," and Walt apparently admonished him for it. "Bob, my name is Walt. Now then... how are things going today?" My lead said he wanted to crawl under the cash register and hide for the rest of his shift.


                      This "Mr. D" stuff in the story simply doesn't compute.
                      "Dope smoking insects and reckless driving always work." -- Cousin Orville

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