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Disney Legend Tom Nabbe Part 2

Enchanted Ears Podcast

Welcome to the Enchanted Ears Podcast, where we discuss anything and everything Disney. This week we’re honored and excited for you to hear the second part of our interview with Disney Legend, Tom Nabbe. But before we get to that, let’s talk about that all-important Disney News. Since getting rid of annual passes when COVID hit, Disneyland hasn’t reinstituted the system. Instead, they’re starting a new punch card system (much like a froyo place) where you’ll get a reward after so many visits. And over at Disney World, under the cover of darkness last Friday night, they removed the requirement to wear masks outside. However, you still must wear a mask entering the park, in lines, and on rides. In this second installment of our interview with Tom Nabbe, we discuss Nabbe’s move to Disney World and his role on the Monorail. There were a lot of early issues and interesting specs Imagineers had to consider. We also talk about EPCOT of today vs. what Walt had in mind, Green Mail and Mike Eisner, getting his own window on Main Street, becoming a Disney Legend, how much merchandise Disney sells through in a day, and much much more! Thank you so much for for listening. Please be sure to check out Tom Nabbe’s website and book From Disneyland's Tom Sawyer to Disney Legend: The Adventures of Tom Nabbe Have a magical week! Check us out on Facebook and Youtube or submit a question/topic for us to discuss on a future episode or support us on Patreon.

58mins

17 May 2021

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Disney Legend Tom Nabbe Part 1

Enchanted Ears Podcast

Welcome to the Enchanted Ears Podcast, where we discuss anything and everything Disney. This week we’re honored and excited for you to hear our interview with Disney Legend Tom Nabbe. But before we get to that, let’s talk about that all-important Disney News. The Galactic Star Cruiser is set to now open in 2022. The Disney College Program will return this summer! And instead of Mickey’s-Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, Disney World announced it’ll have Boo Bash, a scaled-down event with characters and cavalcades. Tom Nabbe proved to be such a fabulous source of information, we’re excited to bring to you part one of our two part interview this week! In this portion, we talk about Nabbe’s humble beginnings at the park going from selling papers, to convincing Walt to let him play Tom on Tom Sawyer’s Island. When he aged out of that awesome position, Nabbe moved to Skipper on the Jungle Cruise and we get some fabulous insight on what it’s like to do that crazy cool job. We finish up when Nabbe moved to WDW for the opening of the Monorail. Mr. Nabbe also provides really interesting insight into what it was like working for Walt Disney and how to advocate for yourself to get what you want. Thank you so much for for listening. Please be sure to check out Tom Nabbe’s book From Disneyland’s Tom Sawyer to Disney Legend: The Adventures of Tom Nabbe Have a magical week! Check us out on Facebook and Youtube or submit a question/topic for us to discuss on a future episode or support us on Patreon.

1hr 1min

10 May 2021

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Ep 121: Disney Legend & Original Tom Sawyer | Tom Nabbe

The Positively Disney Podcast

Disney legend and original Tom Sawyer, Tom Nabbe joins us for a chat about his life working at the Walt Disney company for 47 years and shares what Walt was like to work for!✭FOLLOW THE SHOW✭WEBSITE: https://www.positivelydisney.comFACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/positivelydisneybookINSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/positivelydisneybookTWITCH: https://www.twitch.tv/positivelydisneySOUNDCLOUD: https://soundcloud.com/positivelydisneypodcastSPOTIFY: spotify:show:5mRoib22MMLTDQyID0ufR8GOOGLE PODCASTS: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zb3VuZGNsb3VkLmNvbS91c2Vycy9zb3VuZGNsb3VkOnVzZXJzOjgyMTkzOTk0NC9zb3VuZHMucnNzAPPLE PODCASTS: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-positively-disney-podcast/id1527023143I HEART RADIO: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-the-positively-disney-podc-70629381/YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJIVJJQM58OPIaffBnebA9lgiWhPhkg_h

49mins

10 Apr 2021

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Ep. 640: Disney Legend Tom Nabbe

Mousetalgia! - Your Disneyland Podcast

This week, Mousetalgia welcomes Disney Legend Tom Nabbe to the show. From his career as a young newsie on Disneyland's Main Street USA in 1955 all the way to helping to open EuroDisneyland, Tom shares with some highlights from his storied career with us, including his time in charge of the Monorail at Walt Disney World, and his teenage years appearing as Tom Sawyer on Disneyland's Tom Sawyer Island. Plus - our favorite moments from the original Muppet Show, and Kristen Carr delivers the latest news.

52mins

24 Jan 2021

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The Sweep Spot # 297 - Tom Nabbe Disney Legend

The Sweep Spot - Former Disneyland Cast Members Talking Disneyland

We welcome Disney Legend and author Tom Nabbe, who was a Disneyland and Walt Disney World cast member and was there for the opening of both! He was also the original Tom Sawyer at Disneyland. He wrote From Disneyland's Tom Sawyer to Disney Legend: The Adventures of Tom Nabbe.We also discuss current events at the Disneyland Resort, as always. We have authored two books: Cleaning The Kingdom: Insider Tales of Keeping Walt’s Dream Spotless and Cleaning The Kingdom: Night, Day, Past and Present. The Sweep Spot is a podcast with full episodes every two weeks, focusing on the Disneyland Resort. Lynn Barron and Ken Pellman, former Disneyland Day Custodial Foremen are your hosts.For more information and to order books, visit our official website:  http://www.TheSweepSpot.com 

1hr 35mins

7 Nov 2020

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Why? Episode 106- Disney Legend Tom Nabbe

Why? The Podcast

The last time Tom Nabbe paid to get into a Disney theme park, it was the opening day of Disneyland. The next day, he was personally hired by Walt to play Tom Sawyer at the park. And over 60 years later, Tom still worked for the Disney parks and had been named a Disney Legend. We talked to Tom about what Walt was really like and if the parks are truly the happiest places on earth. For more information on Tom and to get a copy of his book, "Walt Hired Me", you can check out his website, or follow him on Facebook.

40mins

12 Oct 2020

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DHI 109 - The Early Days of Disneyland with Tom Nabbe

Disney History Institute Podcast

What was it like to work at Disneyland during its first year, when Walt spent a good deal of time in the park? Tom Nabbe remembers the 1950s at Disneyland. Bandcamp Subscription: dhipodcast.bandcamp.com Contact: www.toddjamespierce.com

22mins

16 Jul 2020

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Mousetalgia Minute - April 7: Tom Nabbe

Mousetalgia Minute - Disney History Delivered Daily

Disney History - Delivered Daily! Find More at : http://mousetalgia.com/minute Contact Us at : minute@mousetalgia.com Follow us at : Twitter @Mousetalgia Instagram @Mousetalgia or Facebook at facebook.com/mousetalgia

4mins

7 Apr 2020

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73. Disney Legend Tom Nabbe on Opening EPCOT Center, Managing the Monorail, and Being Hired by Walt Disney

The Tomorrow Society Podcast

We’re approaching the 64th anniversary of Disneyland’s opening, and the number of former cast members remaining from 1955 keeps getting smaller. Known as Club 55, this group saw the park at the beginning and have amazing stories about those experiences.… Read more... The post 73. Disney Legend Tom Nabbe on Opening EPCOT Center, Managing the Monorail, and Being Hired by Walt Disney appeared first on Tomorrow Society.

57mins

10 Jun 2019

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Episode 159: Being Tom Sawyer with Disney Legend Tom Nabbe

Turkey Leg Talk

Tom Nabbe saw Disneyland open, sold newspapers on Main Street USA, saw Walt Disney World open, & was named a Disney Legend in 2005. His journey is a fascinating one! Read More... The post Episode 159: Being Tom Sawyer with Disney Legend Tom Nabbe appeared first on Ear To There Travel.

1hr 12mins

6 Mar 2019

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