Can you imagine being one of Disney’s FIRST employees!! I love this story so much!
Chuck Milam, Earliene Anderson and Forrest Bahruth all started at Disney World when it opened 50 years ago and are still there!
There were 6,000 employees who opened the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World for the first time on Oct. 1, 1971. Among them, two dozen workers from that first day are still working for the park. They will mark Disney World's 50th anniversary on Friday. https://t.co/UXCXBANzhD— The Associated Press (@AP) September 28, 2021
Chuck Milam got a tip about a job opening from a transplanted Disney executive whose new house he was landscaping. Earliene Anderson jumped at the chance to take a job at the new Disney theme park in Florida, having fallen in love with the beauty of Disneyland in California during a trip two years earlier.
“Disney has been my love, and it still is,” Anderson said recently before starting her shift in merchandising at a Magic Kingdom hotel. “I love Disney.”