Oscar Martinez, Longest-Tenured Cast Member at Disneyland Resort, Celebrates 60th Service Anniversary

Oscar Martinez, Longest-Tenured Cast Member at Disneyland Resort, Celebrates 60th Service Anniversary

The ice cream isn’t the only original at Carnation Café.

Oscar Martinez, the longest-tenured cast member at the Disneyland Resort, recently celebrated his 60th year working at the resort – the last 50 of them working at the café on Main Street, U.S.A. Originally, Oscar worked in Fantasyland quick-service locations, and over the years, trained many new cast members, including grill cooks from Tokyo Disneyland.

After years spent whipping up breakfasts and lunches for guests, Oscar now spends a lot of his time greeting guests at Carnation Café, where his breakfast potatoes are featured in a menu item named in his honor.

On Jan. 17, a couple of weeks after his Dec. 29 service anniversary, Oscar was presented with an award created just for him at Walt Disney Imagineering. The inspiration was “Cinderella,” a movie that has never been used to help design a service anniversary award.

Learn more about Oscar and his award in this video!

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1929 Mickey's Choo Choo released
1932 Bugs In Love (a Silly Symphony) released
1956 Disneyland welcomed its 5,000,000th guest
1971 Walt Disney World opened. At the time it consisted of just the Magic Kingdom, the Contemporary & Polynesian resorts, and Fort Wilderness Campground
1979 Work began on EPCOT
1982 EPCOT opened
1983 The Horizons pavilion opened at EPCOT
1986 The Magic Kingdom’s Diamond Horseshoe Jamboree opened
1987 The Daredevil Circus Spectacular opened at Epcot
1988 The Caribbean Beach resort opened
1991 Spectromagic performed for the first time at the Magic Kingdom
1992 Tokyo Disneyland opened its version of Splash Mountain
1992 The Disney Channel broadcast Fraggle Rock for the first time
1993 Backstage Magic closed at Epcot
1995 United Kingdom broadcast it’s own version of the Disney Channel for the first time
1995 Vero Beach resort opened
1996 The Remember The Magic parade began at the Magic Kingdom
1996 Goofy’s Barnstormer opened at the Magic Kingdom
1996 Disney’s Boardwalk resort had it’s grand opening ceremony
1998 Fantasmic! began performances at Walt Disney World
1999 The Millennium Village and the new Imagination pavilion opened at EPCOT
1999 Mystery, Alaska released
2000 Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom unveiled Blaine Gibson’s statue of Roy O Disney and Minnie Mouse
2001 Walt Disney World’s 100 Years of Magic Celebration began
2001 Playhouse Disney – Live On Stage (featuring Bear of Big Blue House fame) opened at MGM