Saturday, October 8, 2011

SPOTLIGHT: Beth Green and her Magical Moment at Disneyland

Beth Green and Her Magical Moment at Disneyland

 Beth with Oscar Martinez

Her Magical Moment:
In May of 2010, our family took our first vacation to Disneyland in California. While we were finishing our meal at the Carnation Café on Main Street, a male cast member approached our table wearing a chef's hat. He asked how the meal was and if he could get anything for us. We told him it was delicious and we were doing fine. He asked where we were from and the conversation started. This was my favorite part of the trip! Oscar Martinez has been working at Disneyland since 1956. He didn't know Walt personally, but had some stories to share. Sadly, between his accent, the crowd noise and his soft spoken voice, neither Jonathan nor I understood the stories. It almost seemed he was trying to keep quiet so others wouldn't be able to hear what he was saying. He did sign my Disney autograph book and took a picture with me! When he signed, he included the date he started working (12-29-1956) and he wrote "54 years" because that's how long he's worked at Disneyland. A few minutes later he came back and gave me a copy of the "Disneyland Line." I believe this is a publication for cast members only. He showed it to me, signed the page where his photo appeared and told me to hide it in my backpack so other guests wouldn't see it. So, I did! He was pictured with Tom Staggs (WD Parks and Resorts chairman) and some other Disneyland cast members.
It’s small moments like this that make Disney vacations so magical! My advice is, while you are on your Disney vacation, whether it's in Disneyland, Walt Disney World or another Disney destination, take time to slow down and enjoy everything! Talk to the cast members, ask questions, look at the architecture, take pictures, learn about the history of the attractions... there is so much more to a Disney vacation than rushing from ride to ride, show to show, park to park and parade to parade!

 "Disneyland Line"
Oscar pictured with Tom Staggs (WD Parks and Resorts chairman) 
and some other Disneyland cast members.
Oscar's Signature and dates

Beth Green will also be featured in tomorrow's STOPLIGHT for she gave me two
wonderful Magical Moments to share:)

Beth Green is a blogger at A Disney Mom's Thoughts. Beth is also part of the Magical Blogorail, and you can find her on the Green Rail. She has also started "Stars fell on Disney fans From Alabama" which is when she features a Disney Blogger every Wednesday in her Disney blog. If you would like to check out more on Beth Green you can check out her blog:
A Disney Moms Thoughts

If you have a Magical Moment you would like to share for other Disney fans to enjoy, please send them to:
...and you could see your Disney Magical Moment up here in the next few weekends to come:)
Have a Magical Day!


  1. Thanks so much for allowing me to be a part of this!! What a great idea! :)

  2. What a great story! I've met Oscar several times and he is the SWEETEST Cast Member. He's always reached out to my daughter to play with her. I always look forward to Mickey waffles and a chat with Oscar.


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