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:

Escape Artist said...

How cute is that? Just gorgeous!

Kelley Lynn said...

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

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

Bonnee Crawford said...

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!

elizabeth seckman said...

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

Linda Jackson said...

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

Jack said...

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

Cassie Mae said...

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

Morgan said...

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!

Lara Schiffbauer said...

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

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

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

Scarlett said...

SIGGY! You're a doll!

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

Mark Koopmans said...

@ 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 :)

Mark Koopmans said...

@ 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 :)

Nicole said...

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

Anonymous said...

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)

Damyanti said...

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

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

Stacy Jensen said...

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.

Susan Roebuck said...

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!

meradeth said...

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

Nikki said...

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

Humberto Dib said...

Great blog, Mark, cheers from Argentina!
HD

running4him said...

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!!!

Nancy Thompson said...

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!!

Jerry said...

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

Sue H said...

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!

Libby said...

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

Anna Smith said...

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

Jaycee DeLorenzo said...

That's just awesome!

David P. King said...

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

Morgan said...

"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.

Melissa Sugar said...

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.

momto8 said...

you look like you are a fun person!!

Lost Star said...

That is so awesome! :D

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Brilliant!

Maurice Mitchell said...

Working for Disney must have been awesome Mark. New follower thanks to Alex
- Maurice Mitchell
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