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.
The other day we featured an interview with Darlene Kennedy, Manager Creative Costuming Walt Disney World. You can see that interview HERE.
Today we have an interview with Kevin Myers, currently vice president of Resort Operations for Walt Disney World. But 40 years ago, Myers was a "custodial host" at the Adventureland Veranda restaurant in the Magic Kingdom.
"One of the huge memories I have from opening day is watching the rope drop on Main Street USA and watching thousands of people stream into the various lands of the park and occupy this place for the very first time ever," he recalls.
After about a year, Myers moved over to the Fort Wilderness Campground, and spent the next 39 years in Resorts.
See the rest of our interview with Myers below:
The previous post in this blog was Spotlight on 40 Year Cast Members at Walt Disney World: Darlene Kennedy.
The next post in this blog is Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic - Part 1 The Basics and Friday.