When Magic Kingdom celebrated its 40th anniversary on Saturday, October 1, AllEars.Net had a chance to both attend the ceremony held in front of Cinderella Castle, and also to interview a number of current and former cast members, including several who have been with Walt Disney World since opening day, October 1, 1971.
First, we featured an interview with Darlene Kennedy, Manager Creative Costuming Walt Disney World. You can see that interview HERE.
Next we interviewed Kevin Myers, currently vice president of Resort Operations for Walt Disney World. You can see his interview HERE
Today we showcase Heather Will-Browne, Horticulture Area Manager at Walt Disney World.
When the Magic Kingdom first opened, Heather was 17 and working at Coke Corner (now Casey's Corner). "You wouldn't believe how many people had hot dogs for breakfast," she laughed.
Heather stayed on with the company and was the first female on the horticulture team. She reminisced that the costuming department had to resize the men's clothes to fit her.
See the rest of our interview with Heather below:
The previous post in this blog was Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic - Part 1 The Basics and Friday.
The next post in this blog is Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic - Part 2 Saturday and Final Thoughts.