Thursday, April 12, 2012

EuroDisney Opening Crew 20 Years Ago Today :)

Bonjour,

(That's French for "This is not a post - I swear.")

Twenty years ago - today :) - and just outside of Paris, France, I helped open EuroDisney.




YES! The Spazz in the Pink Shirt in Front Row is ME (Photo Credit: Liw A. Letliw.)



Gosh, it was an amazing day (and an *amazing* year)


Here are a couple of pictures - of then and now :)

Derek, ME and Rory prancing..er I mean dancing (Photo Credit: Liw A. Letliw.)





 
Dude, please tell me you didn't keep these for 20 years??





Me (today) with my Opening Crew Hat & T-shirt...(& yes, that *is* ELMO hiding in the tree :)











35 comments:

  1. How cute is that? Just gorgeous!

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  2. I used to work for Disney!!!! LOVED it :)

    And I've been to EuroDisney. You've done a fine job with it ;)

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  3. You helped open EuroDisney; that is soooo cool!!! Like, beyond words :)

    And I would have kept that stuff too, nothing to be ashamed of!!!

    ELMO!!! :D He's glomping the tree!

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  4. I worked in a restaurant in college and we had the greatest team of dancing closers/ cleaners...you remind me of them. :)

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  5. That's cool, Mark. You made me smile. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  6. You totally rock, Mark! I'm putting you up on a pedestal from now on...what am I saying? Disney + Mark ROCKS! :)

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  7. I can't stop laughing!!! That second picture totally looks like a wedgie will commence in three... two... YOINK!

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  8. LOL! Look at you and your baby pics! I love it!

    And I've always wanted to know what a home in Hawaii looks like... You have blinds, couches, and walls! (Wasn't sure if you lived in huts or something) :P

    And Elmo is TOTALLY cracking me up!!!!! Seriously so fun, Marky Mark!

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  9. I had no idea that is what "bonjour" meant! Thanks for sharing the fun photos.

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  10. Wow, that is quite an accomplishment! Not many people can say they did that.

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  11. SIGGY! You're a doll!

    So this is where you developed your superhero status. You ROCK the fuschia, my sweet!

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  12. @ Escape Artist:) Thanks, some things have to be remembered:)

    @ Kelley Lynn: Pheww, it was a *busy* day, glad you had fun there:)

    @ Bonnee: Elmo is a Spam, er I mean a fan favorite in our house :)

    @ Elizabeth: Ahhh, those jobs we had when we were younger :)

    @ Linda: Hey, thank *you* for taking the time to comment :)

    @ Jack: Too funny, man... be careful, the pedestal will crack and break, I'll fall and The Mouse will be crushed in the rubble :)

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  13. @ Cassie: Seriously.. don't you know that undergarments were optional in France - especially for those of us wearing Pink Shirts :)

    @ Morgan: Oh my, if these are my "baby pics" there isn't a wallet strong enough to hold them:)
    PS... I rented this room for a day. Now back in shack :)
    PPS... Elmo was hungry... what can I say... that I put him in the tree last week and forgot?

    @ Lara: Merci, and I'm glad to be sharing my love of the French language... au revoir :)

    @ Alex: Thanks, Alex... only about 12,000 of us, but that'a what makes it soooo much fun :)
    FB is going nuts today, as you could imagine :)

    @ Scarlett: Shhhhh, don't tell anyone :)

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  14. Haha - that's so fun! What a great bunch of memories you must have made.

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  15. wow what an interesting life you have had, and the shirt still fits? kewl beans dude, totally thanks for sharing ( I was once in love with a mouse named Mickey)

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  16. This one brought me a much-needed smile :)

    Hope you’re enjoying the challenge so far!
    --Damyanti, Co-host A to Z Challenge April 2012

    Twitter: @AprilA2Z
    #atozchallenge

    PS: pls turn off your word verification to make it easier to comment---you might consider comment moderation instead if you're unsure :)

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  17. Very cool that you still have the shirt! My sister loves visiting the Happiest Place on Earth. She just returned from the Hong Kong parks and I received a fun package today with gifts.

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  18. Ha! And you haven't changed a bit! You know, I live in Europe, been to France on a number of occasions...but never been to EuroDisney. How sad is that!

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  19. love the pics! Looks like that was a lot of fun :)

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  20. Disneyland! I went a couple years later, when I was 5 and was scared of pretty much everything. And then I went back older and l o v e d it :D

    Nikki – inspire nordic

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  21. Great blog, Mark, cheers from Argentina!
    HD

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  22. That is aaawesome!!! Cool post!! Nice blog too!! Keep up the good work!! You are invited to check out or follow my blog anytime!! Have a great day!!!

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  23. How much fun that must have been. And oh the memories! Glad I found you on the A to Z list, Mark. I've been trolling for days!!

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  24. That is so wrong its right...lol. Funny stuff Mark..

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  25. Never made it to Disneyland, Paris, even though it's nearer home than the sites on the American mainland! The kids are grown and gone, so I guess we'll have to wait until the next generation arrives... ;-p

    Just dropped by on the blog-hop - happy A-Z'ing!

    SueH I refuse to go quietly!

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  26. Eurodisney you say? That must have been a pretty awesome experience!

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  27. That's pretty amazing. That'd be gutting if you didn't keep the gear! :)

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  28. Another awesome surprise! You're full of them, Mark. But that's what makes you so full of awesome sauce! :)

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  29. "Back in your shack" <----LOL! Yes, delayed, but came back to read the rest of your comments.

    You know, I'm starting to get the shakes with you only posting once a week. It isn't enough! ;)

    Hope you're rockin' that WIP.

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  30. That's so cool and I think it is awesome that you still have the memorabilia. I never made it Euro Disney. Didn't is close? I can't remember.

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  31. you look like you are a fun person!!

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  32. Working for Disney must have been awesome Mark. New follower thanks to Alex
    - Maurice Mitchell
    The Geek Twins | Film Sketchr
    @thegeektwins | @mauricem1972

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