Do you believe in magic? How about magical places? If not, maybe this story will change your mind.

Walt Disney was born on Dec. 5, 1901, and died Dec. 15, 1966. Disney was the creator of Mickey Mouse in 1928. Mickey Mouse was his first success in the animated world. He also created the movies, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” in 1937 along with “Pinocchio” and “Fantasia” in 1940. Disney won 26 Academy Awards, 22 being competitive and four honorary. Disney also won three Golden Globe Awards and one Emmy Award.

In 1955 Disney opened Disneyland in Anaheim, CA. Walt Disney World was opened in his honor in 1965, near Orlando FL. Emalee Moulton, a seasonal performer at Disney World, has always been passionate about Disney and the “Magic” of Disney.

Moulton’s favorite Disney quote is, “You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world, but it takes people to make the dream a reality.”

“The magic is being part of it!” says Moulton. “There are so many opportunities to create magic with the guests. One day a child was crying, and I had the opportunity to go and get a free ice cream cone to give to the child.”

Moulton’s favorite Disney character is Tinkerbell because she feels that Tinkerbell captures the whole Disney “Magic.”

Moulton began her Disney career in August 2018 with the Disney College program. Her job as a “Seasonal” worker will end in December, ending her two and a half years with Disney.

Moulton’s advice to kids who may one day want to work at Disney, “Consider applying for the Disney College. That is how most people get their foot in the door to work at Disney.” One thing Moulton learned at Disney College was the four Keys: Safety, Courtesy, Show and Efficiency. Inclusion is a new fifth key!

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Karen Golden