They Love Disney

Fifty-year employee Earliene Anderson stands on Main Street at the Magic Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. "Disney has been my love, and it still is," Anderson said recently before starting her shift in merchandising. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

“Disney has been my love, and it still is,” Anderson said recently before starting her shift in merchandising at a Magic Kingdom hotel. “I love Disney.”

The employees who have been with the company for 50 years speak of the theme park resort as a place that has allowed them to advance their careers and wear many hats. Kalogridis worked his way up at Walt Disney World and Disneyland in California, becoming president of both parks. Milam moved from a warehouse employee to a spare parts buyer for attractions and shows.