On July 17th, Disneyland hosted a pre-parade during the 60th Anniversary Celebration honoring original 1955 Cast Members that was held before Mickey’s Soundsational Parade. Tom and Bill “Sully” Sullivan took a ride together and we appreciate DisneyGeek.com for capturing the moment!
Tom and Bill “Sully” Sullivan in the 60th Anniversary Celebration Pre-Parade
While at Disneyland for the Diamond Anniversary Celebration, Tom was recognized as a Disney Legend as well as a member of Club 55. Check out the photos below for each group that was fortunate enough to be present for this special gathering (click on each photo for names and details):
Tom also had a chance to visit briefly with Walt Disney’s son-in-law and former Disney CEO Ron Miller and original The Mickey Mouse Club Mouseketeer Bobby Burgess, both of whom were present for the festivities!
With no posts at all in the month of July, you may have thought we completely skipped over Disneyland’s Diamond Anniversary Celebration – but you’d be wrong! Tom and Janice spent three weeks in California, and now that they’re home, we’ve got plenty of photos and updates to share in the coming weeks from their adventures!
First, Tom and Janice popped into the Disneyland Hotel to see Tom’s photo hanging near the elevators in the Fantasy Tower. This photo was taken August 3, 2015 and the photo posted on the wall was taken almost exactly 60 years earlier, on August 5, 1955.
In 2003, Tom retired from Disney after nearly 48 years with the company. Yesterday Tom celebrated 12 years of retirement bliss! He was so busy taking it easy that we forgot to post on the correct day. Ah, the life of ease! Congratulations, Tom!
On this day 47 years ago, Tom and Janice tied the knot! It’s been a wild and crazy ride, and we wish them many more years to come!