By The Time Family Arrived, We Both Had Jobs As Disney Cast Members

We drove from Washington State University to become Disney World Cast Members in 1984. Family quickly arrived in Kissimmee to visit.

Free Theme Park admission was a Cast Member perk we often took advantage of.

With only a couple hundred dollars to our name, most of it gone after paying deposits for rent & utilities, we began our corporate careers.

Where was your start in the “corporate world”?

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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.


  1. I live each day as if it’s my last. I know from having a high school graduate that time flies. For wasn’t it just yesterday she was in kindergarten?

  2. Patty, hung in my college dorm room wall was a poster with a saying something like this: “We only get one life, and if we live it right, once is enough.”

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