Doug Burwell

Doug Burwell was born in 1955, the same year that Disneyland opened. A year later, his parents drove him and his older sister across the country to sunny California. At Disneyland, Doug must have been sprinkled with pixie dust because he fell in love with the park and all of Read more…

Paul Bottos

Paul Bottos Of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada is passionate of all things Mickey Mouse. He has been collecting all things Mickey for over 35 years. Paul grew up in what he might refer to a “Dysfunctional Family” Paul was placed in foster homes and group homes until he was 18 years Read more…

Tom Nabbe

Tom Nabbe is a native of Santa Barbara, California; Tom’s family moved to Anaheim from Los Angeles a year before Disneyland opened. He started as a newspaper boy at Disneyland on July 19, 1955. In June of 1956, Walt Disney hired him to portray the character of Tom Sawyer on Tom Sawyer’s Read more…

Jim Hill

Jim Hill

Jim Hill is an award-winning entertainment writer who lives in New Boston, NH. Over the past 30 years, he has interviewed hundreds of veterans of the animation & themed entertainment industry and written extensively about The Walt Disney Company. Jim is currently working on a behind-the-scene history of the development & Read more…