World Chapter of the Disneyana Fan Club Meeting
Saturday, August 13, 2016
Meeting Start Time: 6:45 PM
Where: Fantasy World Resort
(2nd floor meeting space in the activities center)
5005 Kyngs Heath Road
Kissimmee, Florida 34746
Featuring Guest Speaker – Tom Nabbe
He only bought a ticket to enter a Disney park once in his life. It was July 18, 1955 at the age of 12. The next day he landed a job hawking “The Disneyland News”.
In 1956, Walt Disney hired him to be the first “Tom Sawyer” for Tom Sawyer’s Island at Disneyland, but only as long as he kept a “C” average in school and reported to Mr. Disney with his grade card. He worked at the park throughout his childhood and eventually became a manager.
He transferred to Walt Disney World in 1971 as a manager of the monorails and later helped open Disneyland Paris.
He retired in June 2003 with 48 years of service and was inducted as a Disney Legend on September 20, 2005.
Tom’s book will be available for purchase with his signature for $20.